Duncan's Run Bicycle Patch Ride

Metric Century, Half Century, Century, Other

Event Date

Sat, Jul 5, 2014


Galena, OH

About This Activity

The John Beltz Retreat Center, a 100-acre wildlife refuge in Harlem Township (Delaware County) Ohio -- in the farmland northeast of Columbus -- is the starting and ending point for the 4th annual "rerun" of the Duncan's Run Bicycle Patch Ride.  The ride is named for the scenic Duncan's Run -- a stream that crosses the township before it drains into Hoover Reservoir.  Pedal back in time on quiet country roads on one of 3 fully-supported and well-marked routes: a metric century (62 mile), half metric century (31 mile) or quarter metric century (15-1/2 mile). Children under 10 years of age ride for FREE with an adult family member.

The first 100 registered riders will receive a unique commemorative ride patch.  All riders will get to feast on a homemade Glass Rooster lunch at the end of ride.

Organized by Harlem Township Heritage, Inc -- a local 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization -- in support of the annual Harlem Township Heritage Days community festival.

Event schedule and times

Riders can sign in and get on their way between 7:00 am and 9:00 am from the John Beltz Retreat Center at 4834 Harlem Road in Galena OH 43021.  There's plenty of free parking on site.  The local Glass Rooster Cannery will serve a filling, homemade lunch to all registered riders from 11:30 am until 1:00 pm. Don't forget that State Route 605 is closed at Duncan's Run for bridge replacement.  Harlem Road is open all the way north and south.

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