BIKE BUCKEYE LAKE IN THE NEWS
Spring 2021 – In an ongoing project, Bike Buckeye Lake works with Perry County Health Department, ODNR and ODOT to get 80 Share the Road sharrows painted on Blackberry Lane, Honey Creek Road, Roberts Road and Zartman Road. The project will include at least 14 standing Share the Road signs, and will be expanded to additional roads as approvals and funding allows.
December 2020 was Bike Buckeye Lake’s 5th annual Christmas Bike Drive. This year, we provided 105 bikes, helmets and locks to area children. To date, we have provided 745 bikes to low income families in Perry, Fairfield and Licking counties. This has only been made possible by generous donors and our tireless volunteers.
Mr. 10,000 – On Saturday, August 23, 2020, at the North Shore Boat Ramp in Buckeye Lake, a couple of Bike Buckeye Lake board members who were setting up for their annual Tour de Buckeye Lake cycling event heard, “10,000 miles at 7:39!”, and saw a fist shoot into the air with excitement. That voice was of Buckeye Lake native, Mac McElroy, who had just achieved riding his bike solely on the lakeside path for his 10,000th mile. Unbeknownst to Mac, Bike Buckeye Lake was the visionary and driving force behind getting the lakeside path that he enjoys so much created. To have Mac’s feat witnessed by volunteers of the nonprofit organization seemed like fate, so they had to talk with him. Read The Full Story Here
August 24, 2019. Tour de Buckeye Lake chattered its previous participation record by more than doubling the number of cyclists this year. Nearly 500 cyclists came to the region for the 2019 Tour de Buckeye Lake. One of the many highlights for cyclists was the opportunity to take a pontoon water taxi, with their bikes, from the North Shore and Papa Boo’s to the Buckeye Lake Winery. Cyclists were all smiles as they stepped out of the pontoon and onto a dock with most all of them stating they had never taken a water taxi with their bike before. Read The Full Story Here
August 13, 2019. Bike Buckeye Lake’s Board President, Jeff Ritter, accepts the award for Business Development during the Licking County Chamber of Commerce’s 16th Annual Gala. The nonprofit organization promotes the development, maintenance and use of the trail system along Buckeye Lake including the 4.1-mile water-side path on top of the dam.