RIDE CINCINNATI 2014 Information & Maps

For my team, here’s information (copied from the official site) about the race.

One of my friends is setting up an airbrush tattoo station where she will give free PINK RIBBON tattoos! Stop by and get your tattoo!


Instead of trying to connect before each of the staggered start times, let’s plan to find each other at the after-party location near the finish line. The after-party is from 9:00am until noon. We’ll have a CHEFS AGAINST CANCER sign, so look for that to find the group!


The information below was copied on 2014-06-03 at 10:00am. Please consult the official site to ensure you’ve got the most up-to-date information!

COURSE MAP (mostly for JP :-) )

Ride Cincinnati Course Map 2014


Limited $5 parking is available at Yeatman’s Cove, 705 E. Pete Rose Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202.

Yeatman’s Cove is located at Eggleston and Pete Rose Way.

There are additional parking lots on Pete Rose Way.

Packet Pick Up and Late Registration starts on Tuesday, 2014-06-03!

Save time on Sunday: Pick up your packet this week at one of our Packet Pick Up locations below.

NEW–all registered participants who pick up between Tuesday and Friday are guaranteed a coupon for one FREE meal from Noodles & Co.  On event day, coupons for the FREE Noodles & Co. meal will be distributed while supplies last.  (Coupon is good for one FREE noodle dish, salad or sandwich).  One per registered participant.   


Friday, June 6 from 3pm to 7pm–TREK Bicycle Store Cincinnati, BLUE ASH (NEW location):  9695 Kenwood Rd.

It is recommended that online registrants bring emailed registration confirmation.  Participants are permitted to pick up packets for other participants, friends, family, etc.

Note–all registrations received online this week are processed at 9am each morning.  If you register online after 9am any day this week, please be sure to bring registration confirmation.   Online registration is open until Friday, June 6 at 7 p.m.  Packet pick up and late registration will also be available on Sunday at Yeatman’s Cove, beginning at 5:30am.

Safety First! 

Ride Cincinnati wishes everyone an enjoyable and safe day on Sunday.  Please read and follow the safety rules below.

NOTE–there is a section of Route 8 in Kentucky is currently under significant repair from a road slide.  This is in the Ft. Thomas area and affects all distances except the 8 mile ride.  The road is narrowed to one lane and is controlled via a stop light.  All participants are required to heed the instructions of the two Ft. Thomas police officers who will be stationed at this location.

  1. Helmets are required for all cyclists.
  2. Obey all traffic lights and traffic signals.  The route will be open to vehicular traffic at all times.
  3. Start no later than the designated start time for your distance.
  4. Pace yourself and keep an eye on the time.  The Post-Ride Celebration ends at Noon, so plan your ride accordingly.  If you need to adjust or shorten your distance on Sunday in order to return in a timely fashion, please do so.
  5. Ride single file unless passing.
  6. Never cross the double yellow line at any time.
  7. Volunteer cyclists will be on the route.  Heed their instructions and warnings.

Event Start Times

6:30a.m.………62.8 miles
7:00a.m.………45.2 miles
8:00a.m.………26 and 18.4 miles
8:30a.m.………8.2 miles and the Post Ride Celebration begins
10:30a.m.……..1 mile Kids Bike Rally (for ages 8 and under)
Noon…………….Post Ride Celebration ends

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RIP Oliver

Oliver, the last of the original three cats that Wendy brought into our relationship, passed away quietly at home a couple weeks ago. The original trio was Merrick, Ringo, and Oliver.

We thought Oliver would live forever because he had an annoying habit of peeing on things around the house. However, over the last few weeks, he quickly declined.

When he finally stopped eating — especially eating Nacho Cheese Doritos (his absolute favorite food — he would take them out of your mouth if you let him) — we knew his time was dwindling. After agonizing over the decision, we finally knew it was time. He passed peacefully in Wendy’s lap.

He will certainly be missed because he was the last of the originals.

Rest well, Oliver. I know you’re happily munching Nacho Doritos at the Rainbow Bridge!

Stupid Crackheads

hB597524EWhile I was working at the restaurant this weekend, a damned crackhead busted my car window on Saturday and stole my GPS, change container from my console (with maybe $12 in it), and a pack of blank index cards. Stupid crackhead. What’s he going to do with index cards?!?

Thanks to State Farm Insurance for making the claims & repair process fast-and-easy… for real.

Thanks also to our valet Drew who confronted the crackhead and got some of my stuff back, including a no-longer-produced FranklinCovey Index Card Wallet.

Through it all, I missed only a few minutes of service, and returned to the line after talking to Cincinnati’s finest police officers. Today I’m getting arrangements made for the repairs.

A little more to do…

We’re here! Located on our new local server, the bulk of the move has been completed. It went fairly smoothly, with the exception of the Gallery, which currently isn’t operating as expected.

I’ll be working on the Gallery — and any other issues we spot — in the next several days. Once that’s done, I’ll post again.

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