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Featured 326 Member – Angela Dotson

Hometown: Lodi, Ohio

Age and occupation: 55 years old, dog trainer

Date of Trip: June 12- 15 2019.

Other multi-day trips? None but had done a multi-day bike ride with multiple short rides but coming back to the same headquarters in the afternoons.

Travel direction? We did the route starting in Cleveland.

Lodging: Our first night we stayed at the hotel Millersburg which was very bike-friendly with excellent food I may add. The second night we stayed at the Cambria in Westerville and the third night we stayed at an Airbnb in Xenia.

Type of bike: My bike is a Trek checkpoint sl5. I absolutely love that gravel bike

Tips for others: I carried a small bike trunk with my maps,rain jacket and snacks on my back bike rack, a small top tube bag. And under seat bag for bike tools and a pannier for clothing.

Biggest challenge: The weather was definitely the biggest challenge because we had two late afternoon /evening storms that we ran into. The one we actually took shelter behind some shrubbery!!

Favorite part of the trip: I got to see so much more of our beautiful state then I anticipated . I have since gone back and ridden other parts that I wanted to enjoy again in the daylight without rain. Next year I’m going to do it again but I’m going to go south to north!