Lorain Wheelmen
 

Events

We sponsor four events throughout the year with the “Red Flannel Metric Century” as our club signature event.  The first three events are unsupported which means we pass out maps but there are no provided rest stops, arrows, or SAG. However, the routes pass by places where you can stop and buy food. The fourth event is the Red Flannel which is fully supported and includes maps, two food stops, arrows, and SAG support.  

All riders are required to wear an approved bike helmet to participate.

Cyclists share  the road with motorists, other cyclists and all  forms of two- and four-legged creatures. You will increase both your enjoyment and safety by making sure that you understand the factors associated with different rides and events. These include vehicles, pedestrians, animals, other riders and road conditions (including weather, hazards and laws peculiar to where you will be riding). One unofficial site for information on Ohio bike laws is Bike Cleveland.

More information on each event is below. Email us with any questions or concerns at rides@lorainwheelmen.org

 
 

AFROST

 
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AFROST
Sunday April 7, 2019 9:00am

A Freebie Ride and Ohio Spring Tour (AFROST) is a free, flat, early season, unsupported tour of 25/50/64 rural miles. This is a ride for everyone to enjoy and an opportunity to put in some early season miles.  There will be one route with three cutoffs to provide routes of approximately 25, 55 and 61 miles.  This is an unsupported ride—we provide a map, but there are no provided rest stops, arrows, or SAG.  However, the routes pass by places where you can stop and buy food.

REGISTRATION: Day-of registration will be from 8:00am to 9:30am and you may start at your leisure. Most riders will leave at 9:00am.  Pre-registration is optional.

START/FINISH/REGISTRATION location: The start and finish as well as registration will be at the Amherst City Parking Lot #3.

Amherst City Parking Lot #3
259 Tenney Avenue
Amherst, OH 44001

From State Route 58, turn west on Park Ave (just north of the railroad overpass) and go until you see the mural of Marines raising the flag on Iwo Jima at the "Wall".  Turn left into the parking lot and go to the south end. 

 
 
 

JJJ

 
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Jerry’s Jeromesville Journey
Saturday, May 25, 2019 8:00am

Jerry's Jeromesville Journey (JJJ) has been a traditional club century ride (100 miles) for over 30 years. All who ride it find it offers a challenge due to the hills and possible wind.  The northern half (in Lorain County) is mostly flat.  The terrain starts to give way to some rollers as you get into Ashland County, and a tough one comes just outside Hayesville.  The ride home gets easier (if that's possible in a century) as you get farther north.  The route loses altitude as you make your way toward Oberlin. This is an unsupported ride so we provide a map but there are no provided rest stops, arrows, or SAG support.  However, the routes pass by places where you can stop and buy food.

REGISTRATION: Day-of registration will be from 7:00am to 8:30am and you may start at your leisure. Most riders will leave at 8:00am. 

START/FINISH/REGISTRATION location: The start and finish as well as registration will be at the Oberlin Depot.

Oberlin Depot
240 South Main Street
Oberlin, OH 44074

 
 
 

Roast Your Buns

 
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Roast Your Buns
Sunday August 4, 2019, 8:00am

August weather in Lorain County is usually hot and dry, hence the name of the ride. We could have a thunderstorm in the afternoon, but fingers crossed for clear weather! This is a free, unsupported ride through rural areas in Lorain and nearby counties.  There will be one route with three cutoffs to provide routes of approximately 28, 52 and 70 miles.  This is an unsupported ride so we provide a map but there are no provided rest stops, arrows, or SAG support.  However, the routes pass by places where you can stop and buy food.

REGISTRATION: Day-of registration will be from 7:00am to 8:30am and you may start at your leisure. Most riders will leave at 8:00am.  Pre-registration is optional.

START/FINISH/REGISTRATION location: All three will be at the Oberlin Depot.

Oberlin Depot
240 South Main Street
Oberlin, OH 44074

 
 
 

Red Flannel

 
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Red Flannel Metric Century
Sunday November 3, 2019, 9:00am

This is the 45th annual Red Flannel Metric Century (100 kilometers, 62 miiles) and half metric (32 miiles) ride. It is a fully supported ride including maps, two food stops, SAG support, and arrows. The metric century ride will start in Oberlin, Ohio and take you through Mill Hollow where the first food stop is located.  From there you will head west, mostly following Mason and Darrow Roads, and enter Milan via River Road where the second food stop is located (in Edison Park).  From there, you will begin to head back, going through Berlin Heights, then south on Florence-Wakeman Road to Garfield Road and home.   There will also be snacks at the finish.  The half metric route will go north to Amherst then west along North Ridge Road and then decend into Mill Hollow to the first food stop.  From there you will up the west side of Mill Hollow and on to Swift Hollow, Birmingham and back to Oberlin.

REGISTRATION. Day-of registration will be from 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM and you may leave at your leisure. Most riders will leave at 9:00am.  Preregistration is optional.

START/FINISH/REGISTRATION location: The start and finish as well as registration will be at the Oberlin Depot

Oberlin Depot
240 South Main Street
Oberlin, OH 44074