June 17, 2001
It was a cool, cloudy morning to begin this trip in Scio. Bicycles were
unloaded, checked and fitted for the ride. Wayne Deeter was very helpful with
his skills and tools. We headed out at 10 a.m. and up the hill to Ridge Road
where we found rolling hills, neat farms and great views. This followed with a
two-mile downhill ride that took us along Thomas Creek to mile 12 and the Hannah
Covered Bridge. Another four miles and we were at barn rid Shimaneek Bridge.
Lunch was at Larwood Covered Bridge Wayside Park at mile 25. Continuing in
clearing skies and sunshine we passed through Hoffman Covered Bridge and after
turning north near Crabtree we crossed Gilkey Covered Bridge. We returned to
Scio at 4 p.m. after completing 46 miles. We shared good company and pleasant
ride on quiet country roads. The group consisted of Rose Marie & Dick
Moffitt, Gale Berge, Kitson & Peter Graham, Lori Brown, Wayne Deeter, Karen
Prater, Joyce Sanders, Judy & Will Spearin and trip leader Norma Lockyear.