Oakley - Hyde Park
The Oakley-Hyde Park cluster covers the eastern suburbs within I-275 beltway. The OHP cluster has a growing list of rides, including the always popular Tour de Sunday. Most rides start in the Hyde Park, Oakley and Maderia
areas and we are often seen riding in the city, the hills of Indian Hills, down into Kentucky and out past the I-275 beltway. Below are our weekly rides:
BioWheels’ Tour of Indian Hills
When: Mondays at 6PM
Where: BioWheels in Madeira
Length: 25 to 30+
Route: Varies each week
Speed: Multple Speed Groups: “A” group capped at 25MPH on flats, and “B” group which averages 16 – 18 MPH overall, including hills
DIFFICULTY RATING: Intermediate – Speed and hills – Not for Beginners.
This will be a no drop ride, meaning that we will regroup at major intersections and at the top of all hill climbs. This ride runs year long and is canceled for wet /icy roads or when storms are threatening the area.
Oakley Cycles Wednesday Night Cruise
When: Wednesdays at 6:30PM
Where: Oakley Cycles in Hyde Park
Length: 12 – 20 Miles
Route: Varies each week
DIFFICULTY RATING: Beginner/Casual ride - the average speed will be under 14 MPH and there will be limited hills.
The purpose of this ride is to introduce and teach new riders the fundamentals of cycling. This is also a good casual ride for anyone just looking to stretch their legs or tour the city. Throughout the cycling season, we will be teaching different elements of cycling, such as how to ride on city streets, shifting, hill climbing, group cycling etiquette, riding in pace lines, etc. The typical distance of this ride will be approximately 12 miles, however we may alter the route based on the skill being taught during a given week. We may also lengthen the ride throughout the season as rider skills and endurance increase. This ride only operates between April and September.
The Crazy-8 Ride is a Saturday morning ride for experienced cyclists that starts in Oakley and extends eastward into Clermont and Warren Counties as well as South into Boone, Kenton, Campbell, Pendleton and Bracken counties.
When: Saturdays – Time varies by season
Where: Dewey’s Pizza in Oakley
Length: Generally 1 mile per 1 degree in temperature
DIFFICULTY RATING: Experienced – Not for beginners or casual riders
Cancellation Policy: Call to confirm if wet roads. We do not ride if the roads are wet/not expected to dry within 30 minutes of ride start. Winter rides are cancelled if ice could be present from recent precipitation, or if temperature is forecasted to be below 24 degrees Fahrenheit at ride start.
Ride to Findlay Market
Start your day off right with a casual ride to Findlay Market. Spend some time shopping, enjoy Belgian Waffles guilt-free, and then head back to the east side.
When: Saturdays at 9AM
Where: Coffee Emporium, 3316 Erie Ave, Hyde Park
DIFFICULTY RATING: Casual/Beginner
Rain or wet roads cancels this ride
For more information, contact Frank Henson at email@example.com
Tour de Sunday
This is one of the more popular and well attended rides. It’s a different route each week in Ohio, Indiana, or Kentucky. We like scenic roads and riding in new areas. The rides are posted on the Cincinnati Ride Line email list, usually on Thursdays. We ride most every Sunday on various routes, and we use this tdsride site to plan the rides.
When: Sundays– Time varies by season
Length: 25 to 50+
Speed: Two speed groups – Our regular speed group: Flat road speeds are typically around 16-17 mph, and stop lights and hills make the average speed about 14 mph. We typically don’t do much drafting or tightly spaced riding.
We always regroup at the top (and the bottom!) of the hills.
There will be a faster speed group averaging near 15 mph, with flat road speeds around 17-18 mph or so. This is also no-drop.
DIFFICULTY RATING: Intermediate
Contact Information: Jim Thomas 859-468-6825
Cancellation Policy: Rain or below freezing temperatures cancels the ride. Call or email the ride leader if you have questions.