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Bar run for Ohio Bike Week

Margaritaville, The Cove, Jimmy Bucketts and the Mason Jar are this year's stops
Amanda Amsel
May 31, 2014

Amanda Amsel

Want to Go?

What: Bike Week Bar Run

When: 11 a.m. on Sunday, June 1

Where: Starts at the Barrel House Saloon, rides to Margaritaville, The Cove, Jimmy Bucketts and ends at the Mason Jar (4408 Mason Road)

Cost: $10                                                        

Info: www.ohiobikeweek.com

 

Discover some of the hidden gems of Lake Erie while taking in breathtaking views during an annual bike ride.

 

The Ohio Bike Week Bar Run will take place at 11 a.m. on Sunday, June 1 at various locations throughout Erie County.

 

The annual event is a bike run, similar to the dice run, but is in the Erie County region.

 

Participants must get a card stamped at each of the bars involved in the event to complete the run. This year the participating bars are Margaritaville, The Cove, Jimmy Bucketts and the Mason Jar.

 

“It is a great way to explore local businesses, while also taking in the area scenery,” said Cortney Delaney, Dublin, Ohio resident and attendee. “My husband participates in this ride every year, so I tag along to join in on the fun.”

 

While the drivers are very cautious about drinking, their passengers are more than welcomed to indulge themselves in an adult beverage.

 

The Dice Run, which takes place at Kelleys Island, is a similar situation where riders travel from bar to bar.

 

“Those motorcycles are worth a lot of money, so the drivers are very cautious not to drink to much because they want to get them home in one piece,” said Kelly Bradford, executive director of the Kelleys Island Chamber of Commerce. “They are great drivers and never put themselves in a situation where they would be a danger to others or themselves.”

 

The ride will start at Barrel House Saloon in downtown Sandusky and end at 5 p.m. at the Mason Jar. Food will be served at the Mason Jar at the end of the ride.

“It really is a great event because you get to see all sorts of beautiful places you might otherwise never see,” Delaney said. “We are not from around here, so we might never know about some of these spots if not for this event. They really help us find some hidden gems.”

 

For more information or to purchase tickets, visitwww.ohiobikeweek.com.

Comments

Stop It

Make sure they have their seatbelts on.

BAM272

Thanks for warning me so I can stay off the roads!

OSUAV8TER

""Those motorcycles are worth a lot of money, so the drivers are very cautious not to drink to much because they want to get them home in one piece,” said Kelly Bradford, executive director of the Kelleys Island Chamber of Commerce."

There's real motivation to not drink and drive a motorcycle. Nevermind that it's exponentially more dangerous to ride even when sober. Not to mention that a motorcyclist's primary risk mitigation tactic to make it safer to ride is to remind motorists that they are riding motorcycles.

Planning a poker run to a bar with a bunch of motorcyclists is one of the more dumb things I've seen this week. Anyway, be safe.

VTX Rider

I've done and do many poker runs and always drink water or pop. Most of these are fund raisers for charity. These runs give you chance to ride through places you might never ride through. Please don't stereotype people that ride. Most bikers are the most generous people you will meet. And safe too. There are always fools in any crowd. Usually they are the minority.

Ride safe this week and always my friends!

Now I am off to ride to the Mansfield reformatory. But don't worry OSUAV8TER, we will not be stopping at any bars.

OSUAV8TER

Good, but you wouldn't dangle a steak in front of a hungry dog if you didnt want him to eat would you? Same analogy here. A poker run where all the stops are bars is an invitation for trouble.

VTX Rider

For some maybe but not the majority.