Saturday, June 22, 2013

Where We Ride: The FFF (FFFF) Route in Medina

The Friendsville Freebie Fifty / Fall Foliage & Frostbite Frolic is an informal ride organized by the Medina County Bicycle Club, traditionally held on the last Saturday in October. You don't have to wait 'til fall, though, to enjoy this 50-mile ride through the scenic back roads of Medina county.

The ride starts at Public Square in downtown Medina, and soon heads to rural roads with some rolling hills. As the name of the ride suggests, you'll ride through Friendsville, a.k.a. Seville, where you'll find restaurants and shop for a mid-ride fuel-up. If that's not enough, you'll also have opportunities for stops in Wadsworth, before you return to the square in Medina.

You can check out the full details of the Friendsville Freebie Fifty / Fall Foliage & Frostbite Frolic Ride on Century Cycles' Garmin Connect profile and download the route to your own Garmin device. Non-Garmin users can see the route on


  1. Um, no, Friendsville is NOT another name for Seville. The route does go through Seville, but AFTER going through Friendsville. Well, where Friendsville USED to be right there on Friendsville Road.

    1. Um, yeah, I was confused by that. I've never done this ride, so wasn't really familiar with the area. When I tried to look up Friendsville, I only came up with the cemetery, too, as indicated in your link. I guess it is a true "ghost" town! Do you have any information on the original Friendsville, e.g. when did it really exist, what was the population at its peak?