Blessing of the Bikes 2014


I’ve discovered that I will in fact be able to lead a ride to this year’s Blessing of the Bikes coming up this Sunday May 18th.  Sorry for the late notice, but I’ve just learned that I have the day open and so far we’ve had no other volunteers to lead rides.

We’ll be meeting at Cracker Barrel on SR122 at I75 in Middletown.  Kickstands up for a ride to the event at 0930.   Join us for an optional pre-ride breakfast at about 0830 if you’re so inclined.  We’ll be taking some beautiful country roads to get to Welcome Stadium for the event, probably arriving between 1030 and 1100.   The event officially begins at 1000 and the actual blessing is at 1300.

If you’ve never been, it’s a fun event, even if you’re not of the faith.  They have food, vendors, bike show, live music and riding demonstrations and benefits a couple of great organizations.  Admission is $3 single/$5 couple.  Bring your camera!  Details on the event can be found at:

RSVPs appreciated so we know who to expect.  Hope to see you Sunday


Steve and Dee’s Ride – May 2013


Steve and Dee’s ride for May will be May 19, 2013.  We’ll be doing a short pre-ride through the country before getting to the Blessing of the Bikes in Dayton between 10 and 11.  This should give us plenty of time to enjoy the food and music before the actual blessing at 1pm.  It’s a good time, even if you’re not particularly “faithful” :).   The ride will be starting from Cracker Barrel in Middletown on State Route 122.   Kickstands up about 9 am.  Dee and I will be getting there about 8am for some breakfast if anyone would like to join us.

The end of the ride is the Blessing so riders may feel free to depart the event at their leisure.  Hope to see you there!

If you’re interested, check out the report and pictures from the 2012 Blessing of the Bikes

Here’s this year’s flier for the event:

2012 Blessing of the Bikes

Four riders on three bikes met at the Frisch’s on SR122 in Middletown this past Sunday for a quick breakfast before heading off on a 50 mile pre-ride prior to the 2012 Blessing of the Bikes at UD Arena.  One of the riders reports: “I’m beat and burnt, but a great ride and big fun”.    If you missed it, you missed a good time.   The pre-ride took riders through a diverse combination of long straight “on the throttle” country roads interspersed with some tight twists and turns.   Along the way we passed numerous beautiful scenic spots, at least one covered bridge and several historic locations, not to mention a quick break to stretch our legs at a scenic and unusual iron bridge.  Check out the pictures: