For the 10th year, the cyclists of Columbus will congregate for a self-guided group tour around the city’s unique neighborhoods.
Bike the Cbus will roll off at 8am from Firehouse 14 on Parsons Ave. on Saturday September 2. A scenic 30 mile ride through four neighborhood routes will lay ahead of the cyclists. Along the routes are refreshment stops hosted by local organizations. Registration also includes a free lunch.
For the Lance Armstrongs in the city, Bike the CbusPlus will offer a more challenging ride through 62 miles of SAG-supported urban Metric Century Routes in Franklin County. That’ll begin at 7am.
Bike the Cbus began as a brainchild of Ray George who has grown the event from 195 participants in 2008 to well over 500 annually. He is the Immediate Past Chair of Yay Bikes!, the organization that puts on the ride as a leg to further their mission to provide Columbus with safe and comfortable ways to travel via bicycle.
“Bike the Cbus was born out of my desire to get people out on bikes so they could really experience Columbus,” says George. “Every time you get on a bike, it’s an adventure. You don’t see the whole city unless you’re on a bike.”
This is his last year as Grand Poobah of Bike the Cbus.
But Bike the Cbus isn’t all about bikes. They also like local food and beer. There will be eats and libations from Paddy Wagon food truck, Tatoheads food truck, Graeter’s Ice Cream, Grove City Brewing Co., and many more.Sign up today