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)
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.