A freebie 25, 50 & 62 mile ride in mid April to warm you up for the spring centuries. Ride AFROST and go home and watch the Paris Roubaix as they're usually on the same day. The ride starts in Amherst and travels south, mostly in Lorain County. The terrain is, for the most part, flat. There are town on the route to get a bite to eat and fill your water bottle. The weather tends to be on the cool side and rain is always a possibility. There's even a possibility of a little snow!
Jerry's Jeromesville Journey
This is a freebie century through southern Lorain and northern Ashland Ashland Counties on Memorial Day weekend. The route takes us from Oberlin through some rolling Amish countryside to Jeromesville and on to Ashland. From there, it's a breeze back home via route 511. For those who think 50 miles or so is enough, there's a cutoff at Ashland County Road 500 to accommodate you.
A freebie ride with map. This early August ride from Oberlin features 30, 52 and 70 mile routes. The 30 mile route will travel into Huron County for a bit then back to Lorain County and go through Wellington where you can get a snack. The 52 route will travel through Fitchville and New London in Huron County. The 70 mile route will travel to the Huron County towns of Fitchville, Savannah, Nova and maybe a couple I've forgotten. These communities along the route have places to obtain food. For the most part, the route is fairly flat. Even though there may be towns, it's a good idea to take a snack bar or two, just in case ... and plenty of water!
An OBF Calendar supporting ride and the traditional finish of the touring season in NE Ohio. A full service ride with marked route, map, 3 food stops for the metric and one for the 1/2 metric and SAG. The metric route is flat to rolling, while the 1/2 metric is mostly flat. Of course, there's still Mill Hollow with it's 12½% (average) grade climb! The ride starts from Oberlin on the first Sunday of November. Check out a photo gallery of past Red Flannels. If you want more information or that our Web page offers, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org Leave Feedback on your Red Flannel experience here