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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Morning Glory Ride 2008

On Sunday, August 3rd the 27th Morning Glory Ride will take place with starts at 4:30am and 5:30am. This morning bike ride starts at Sawyer Point and is a 25-mile ride if you do the "classic" ride.

At the end of the ride, back at Sawyer Point, there will be a catered Sunrise Breakfast awaiting you (only if you register online by midnight 8/1). You can also register on Saturday from Noon-4pm at Sawyer Point...or if you're a real procrastinator you can register the day of the ride at Sawyer Point between 3am-5am.

There are some registration costs, but it is definitely worth its weight in gold. This year will even have a portion of the ride blocked off to traffic along Columbia Parkway. The ride offers the scenic ride along Columbia Parkway, takes you through Eden Park, through portions of Downtown, across the Ohio River, into Nky, up into Devou Park, and eventually back to Sawyer Point.

The ride is part of a growing trend of these rides across the nation (especially the car-free portion). Dan Korman, owner of Park + Vine (which is also a sponsor of this year's event), suggests that the ride should become a weekly Sunday morning event. He also points to Chicago's ride as something that Cincinnati's ride should/could become.

View a map of the full course (Nky and all) here!!!

View a full listing of the street closures here (156kb PDF)

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