Special Sunday Social Ride 6/25: Walworth Run

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Written by Jim Sheehan
Monday, 19 June 2017 14:29

On Sunday, June 25th, starting at noon, OCBC will be leading an extended, extra-informative version of our Social ride to explore the buried wonders of Walworth Run (where Train Avenue is now), presented by local archaeologist Roy Larick of Bluestone Heights.

"In the early 1800s, Walworth Run was a clear spring-fed stream. A century later it became a big sewer.  In the mid to late 1800s, water-needing industries set upon the stream. They needed it to death." -- from Roy's route guide: map and more info here.

The event is hosted by OCBC, with support for this special presentation from the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District.  

The ride is free, including light snacks at the start -- as always, donations are appreciated. Meet at OCBC after 11a; the ride will depart promptly at noon. This is a group ride at a very casual pace, but not van-supported: please safety check your bike in advance. Note a road racing bike with cleated shoes may be inconvenient: there will be short sections of dirt or grass (easily ridden with wider tires), and several stops with optional walking.

Loaner bicycles are available: to reserve one, contact info@ohiocitycycles.org with your height by Thursday June 22nd.

Update, 6/27

Here is the mapped route we took for this ride (slightly different that the line on Roy's map).  We look forward to another ride with Roy, probably in September, to explore Kingsbury Run.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 27 June 2017 17:33 )