Biking Tutorial

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Biking Tutorial
Biking Tutorial
Outdoor recreation for youth.
Focusing on healthy living and
social-emotional development.
Little Miami Scenic Bike Trail
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Little Miami Scenic Bike Trail
• Length….75 miles
• Surfaces….Paved
• Use….Multi-Use
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Hiking
Running
Biking
Roller Blading
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Little Miami Scenic Bike Trail
Cities & Towns
Newtown, Milford,
Loveland, Morrow,
Oregonia, Corwin,
Spring Valley, Xenia,
Yellow Springs, and
Springfield, Ohio.
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Part of the “rails-to-trails” movement
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Partners on the bike trail
Loveland Bike Rental
206 Railroad Avenue
Loveland, OH
(513) 683-0468
Montgomery Cyclery/Loveland
116 Karl Brown Way
Loveland, OH 45140
(513) 583-8600
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We’ll Be Riding “Hybrid Bikes”…..
• Multi-Purpose Bike
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General Purpose Bikes
Mid-Range Gear Ratio
Standard Size Tires
“Comfort” Bikes
Upright Sitting Position
Good for Paved Trails
Good for Light Off-Roading
Not As Fast as “Road Bikes”
Not For Serious Off-Roading
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Not “Road Bikes”…..
• Specialized Bikes
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Light Weight Frame
Narrow Tires
Higher Gear Ratio
Built for Speed
Low Handle Bars
Lower Rider Profile
More Aerodynamic
Paved Trails/Roads Only
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Not “Mountain Bikes”…..
• Specialized Bikes
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Heavy Duty Frame
Large Knobby Tires
Lower Gear Ratio
Shock Absorbers
Built for Off-Roading
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And wearing helmets
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Safety Tips
There are locations where
the trail crosses streets
with motor traffic.
Stop, look and listen
for motor traffic before
proceeding across any
road!
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Safety Tips
Pass others on the left.
Just like out on the road,
faster trail users should
pass slower users on the
left. Give an audible warn
ing with a bell, or call
out “PASSING ON YOUR
LEFT!”
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Safety Tips
Pick a buddy or small
group with which to
bike.
Don’t wander off on
your own
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Keep It Clean
Leave No Trace!!!
Don’t litter along the trails.
Leave only footprints
(or tire tracks).
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Agenda for the Day…..
9:45 = Buses Arrive in Loveland
9:45 to 10:15 = Orientation
10:15 to 12:00 = Bike Ride
12:00 to 1:00 = Lunch & Learn
1:00 to 2:45 = Bike Ride
3:00 = Buses Depart Loveland
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Really….a 40-mile bike ride?
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Your ride will start in Old Loveland.
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Pedal up trail for about 1-hour.
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Stop, turn around, and return to Loveland.
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Take a break for “Lunch & Learn”.
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Pedal down trail for about 1-hour.
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Stop, turn around, and return to Loveland.
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Really….a 40-mile bike ride?
• Some bikers will travel 10 miles each way
for a total of 40 miles during the day.
• Others will travel just 3 to 5 miles each way,
for a total of 12 to 20 miles during the day
• It’s not a race. Take your time. Set your own
pace. Take short breaks as needed.
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What about lunch…..
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Ham, Turkey, or Veggie
Sandwich
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Chips
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Brownie
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Gear for the Day…..
Wear Gym Shoes…..
Wear light weight shirts
and shorts.
But No Flip-Flops
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Layer if Temperatures are Cool…..
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Bring a Snack…..
• Fruit is good.
• So are nuts and trail mix….
• …..and granola bars.
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Use a Backpack…..
• To carry……….
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Get a good workout while you hang with
friends.
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See beautiful scenery…..
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And make new friends…..
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