https://www.facebook.com/events/164239137112362 (trigger warning: clowns)
SO there's a pubride. What's a pubride?
Well, it's a bunch of people who get together and ride bikes to CHEAP bars one night every month or so. That's about it, overall... but here's the thing: it's as much fun as you're going to have. Period.
It's Toledo from a different perspective. The last few rides have had between 60-80 people riding together and were ridiculous fun. You'll see bars you've never heard of, meet people you'd have never met, yadda yadda yadda. Ages range from 21-70. This ride is the "west side" ride, sticking around the Wersells / Old Orchard / Washington Local areas. There have also been rides downtown, usually a few times a year. T
Bikes ride at around 5-10mph between stops, and it's super low-key. This is not the lycra-and-$10,000-bikes crew. Bring your bike to Wersells at 730ish Saturday night and join in.
There is a costume theme (clowns), but that's absolutely not mandatory. I'll be there with my wife, ahmahler will be riding, and lots of others.
The best description I heard was at one of the last rides - a guy, probably in his 60s, said to me "this is like what I remember riding bikes around my neighborhood was like when I was a kid."
Hope to see people there!
what he said.
Plus: by 10pm, you'll know everyone. It's one of those moments where you hear people say "I love Toledo!".
So fun, so low key. If getting hammered isn't your thing, don't worry, that's not what this is about. It's about a drink per stop for up to 5 stops (you can go home whenever you want. The only people that fall off their bikes, truly deserve it. It's rare.
No excuses, oil your chain and lets get on our bikes and ride one last time!
nope-It's happening rain or shine. Forecast is calling for rain to end with plenty of time to spare
do you know the sequence of bars? maybe i'll walk up to fusion and join that part of the eveings festivities.
Sorry-didn't notice your post until just now. Needless to say, it was a creepy blast. 60 creepy clowns rode from wersells to pat and Danny's, then to elbo room, timberwolf and burgers. Some went to Jo Jo's to end the evening. Most of us wrapped it up before then. Despite the brutal Tigers loss, everyone had fun. Keep an eye on the pub rider Facebook page. We're probably done until spring, but last year,they did an impromptu January ride.
Ridiculous fun time. Still can't believe the turnout despite the weather. Collected a few THOUSAND crayons for a local elementary school, drank at 4 bars, rode some miles, and enjoyed the company of a lot of interesting people.
I'll post a new thread for the next one.
Link to the facebook page?