The Ride to Toledo

Dear Fuller Center Bicycle Adventure readers,

Today we had a short 60 mile ride. We started out in Sandusky and our end destination was in Toledo. We rode across the countryside, it was a beautiful view. There was nothing but farmland and road for as far as the eye could see. We were the only ones on the road except for the few cars that drove by us. We were able to ride in groups and talk the whole way, it’s a great way to bond with your fellow bikers. The first rest stop turned into a bit of a dance party, some of us broke out in dance and some even started singing. Then we hopped back on our bikes and headed to the next one. While biking to it we got to ride on a very nice bike path for about 10 miles. It’s always nice to be on a path because then we don’t have to worry about traffic and we also have the opportunity to stop and talk to other bikers or walkers/runners who are curious as to why a group of bikers all in orange are speeding past. Most of them are shocked that we are going all the way to Oregon.

Then we made it to our last pit stop at a playground and old railroad station. Of course the kid in me wanted to play on it so that’s what I did until it was time to leave again. Who am I kidding: at 19 I’m one of the youngest riders here so when the opportunity arises I’m going to do all the things a kid would do.

We headed out yet again for our destination in Toledo. I finished the ride out with Michael, Lydia, Dan, Justin, Gerry, and John to be greeted with open hearts by the people here at the Monroe Street United Methodist Church here in Toledo where we will be for the next few days.

I also wanted to mention that I’ve gotten to use one of the cool bike-mounted phone cases that Bike2Power donated to the Bike Adventure.  It has a backup battery which really helps me feel secure on the road–I don’t have to worry about my phone dying and being stranded out there!  Plus with all the rain we’ve been having, it’s awesome to have a waterproof case on my phone that’ll allow me to continue using it to help navigate… or just take photos of all the crazy stuff we get to see out there!  Thanks Bike2Power!

Fuller Center Adventure Cyclist,
Lauryn Kostopoulos 

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