"The Hub Bub" Award is Given by Cycle Path in Recognition of Excellence and Commitment to Bicycling in Southeastern Ohio.
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GOBA visits Athens County and Hub Bubs go to the staff at Tourism and All Volunteers
Hats off to the staff at Athens County Tourism for bringing the Great Ohio Bike Adventure to Southeast Ohio and to all of the volunteers who participated in the seven planning committees for the event: Campground Logistics, Emergency Planning, Transportation, Housing, Food, Entertainment and Information.
Jenna Dill, Paige Alost, Emily Maluski, Natalie Woodroofe, and all of the diligent volunteers provided great support and promotion of our region to nearly 2500 visiting bicyclist. For their hard work we give out a much deserved Hub Bub award from Cycle Path.
Also many thanks to the volunteers and planners from Hocking, Washington, Morgan, Vinton, and Meigs County in Ohio for making GOBA 2010 a big success.
Thanks to all.
Bob Williams takes a Tour of Athens County and gets a Hub Bub
Pedaling more than 1641 miles atop his Cannondale M 400 over the last three years and 85 Friday afternoons, Bob Williams can officially proclaim that he has ridden every road throughout Athens County.
What made Bob take on such a quest. "I like to see new things," Williams says. " I like to discover. That's what led me to it, I suppose." His favorite road is Canaan Township road 223 which climbs up out of the Hocking River Valley from Route 50 to Thompson Ridge just Southeast of Scatter Ridge road.
Bob Williams and his trusty Cannondale M 400
For raising cycling awareness combined with a strong spirit of adventure and persistence, Cycle Path has awarded Bob a Hub Bub.
Nine Area Cyclist Recognized for their Commitment to Bicycle Advocacy
In recognition of national bike to work week Cycle Path Bike Shop is showing its appreciation to nine area individuals for their commitment to furthering Southeastern Ohio as a bike friendly community.
In the shape of a blooming flower, the Hub Bub awards are one of a kind figures fashioned from bicycle hubs and spokes. Creator of the award, artist and co owner of Cycle Path, John Lefelhocz says, “ I wanted to make an “Oscar” of sorts to acknowledge the hard work put forth by some of the people who have made a difference for commuting as well as recreational cyclists in the Athens area.”
The Hub Bub recipients are:
Tom Wolf for consulting with Ohio University, the city of Athens and the Ohio Department of Transportation to resolve cycling related issues such as rumble strip placement on state route 50, the paving of access points from road ways onto the university bike path and pointing out trouble spots on city streets to road maintenance personnel.
Elaine Mather and Nathan Ebert for their work with the formation of The Athens Spokes Council, (a newly formed group that advocates cycling in Athens) as well as their personal commitment to commuting by bicycle.
Councilman Paul Wiehl as a voice on Athens City Council, as the chair of the transportation committee and as a member of the Athens Spokes Council.
Andy Stone for his work as The City of Athens Street Department Director in making sure that local roads are safe for bicycling and for posting bicycling “Share the Road” signs throughout Athens
Jim Schulz for his years of dedication to cycling, including promotion of the bikeway, commuting to work, and safety education during cycling events.
Meg Hummon, Gene Amarell, and Bonnie Edwards also receive The Hub Bub for their miles and miles commuting through thick and thin by bicycle.
Also Cycle Path Bike Shop has created a map of The City of Athens color-coding roads that are friendly to cycling as well as those that are not. To see versions of this new map visit click here.