Sunday, September 6, 2009

STOMP Ride Rocked

Yesterday saw beautiful weather for the STOMP ride put on by MetroParks Serving Summit County. Approximately 1,500 riders arrived at Howe Meadow in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park to spend their morning on the 10, 25 or 63 mile routes.

Around one thousand participants pre-registered for the event, and almost 500 more registered that morning. The amount of volunteers on hand was staggering. Over 150 area residents volunteered their time to make this one of the smoothest-run bike rides ever attended. The food stops were frequent and well-provisioned, thanks to the donations of many local businesses. The option of a 10 mile ride made the event extremely popular with families.

Century Cycles Peninsula store mechanic, Derrick, was there in the middle of it all. Wheel repair, adjusting gears and brakes, and pumping up mountains of tires to ensure that the bicycles were in tune.

Separated at birth?

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