Group Ride to Schnormeier Gardens in Gambier, Sunday, June 10
45 miles with a 9:00AM start. Arrive early to be ready to roll on time.
Leaving from the gravel parking lot at the SE corner of Simmons and Homer Roads just west of the Homer Village Fire Station located at 1491 Homer Rd NW (general area of a Pelotonia rest stop.) There are portable toilets at the nearby ball fields.
We will stop for a snack at mile 28 at your choice of the Village Market or the Village Coffee Shop in Gambier. From there we will ride three miles to Schnormeier Gardens located at 8701 Laymon Rd and spend 1 1/2 - 2 hours walking the grounds and viewing the beautiful gardens that are open to the public for only four days of the year.
Bring shoes that you can change into to comfortably walk the hilly and spacious grounds. There is no entry fee and no parking fee for bicycles. Bring a lock to secure your bike to the fence.
If you are impatient or in a rush, this ride is not for you.
This will be a C/B- pace ride. There will be some hills but nothing too awful. The worst hill will be on Laymon Road where the roosters greet you in the street. We will regroup as needed. If you are a slower rider, please bring a buddy. No maps at the start. Download the Ride with GPS file to your computer or print out a cue sheet.
Schmormeier Gardens link: http://www.schnormeiergardens.org/Mini_Tour/Mini_Tour.html
Ride with GPS link: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27631006
Ride leader: Joyce Witte
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