Riverboats and Animals  September 4  through  September 7, 2014


This ride is limited to 8 folks.  Registration for this ride closes August 24. The Sternwheel Festival is such a popular event that all hotels rooms in the  area get filled.  

Most of the ride will be along the Muskingam River and will be quite scenic.  Any straying from the river will result in hills so there will be a few hills each day.  Day 1 (The Wilds) and day 3 (optional loop ride) will have more hills.

 Day 1 - Start in Philo and ride to The Wilds, where we will take a Safari  Tour.  Then ride to see the Big  Muskie Bucket and learn about strip mining.  Lunch will be served at either The Wilds or the Big  Muskie Bucket.  Next up you can check out the domestic animals at  the Morgan County Fair.  The  day ends in Stockport where you will stay in the Stockport Inn which was once a mill.  This is a  unique inn with some unique rooms in a spectacular setting.  Bike-Ohio.com booked all rooms  available  as of 10/12/2013.  Rooms for couples will be 301, 302, 204, 205, & 206.  Rooms for  individuals or  pairs will be 401, 201, 202, & 203,  You can look at these rooms on the Stockport Inn's website.  Dinner will be catered.   Mileage for day 1 is 49  miles. 

Day 2 – This is a short riding day of 39 miles to Marietta, where you can check out 5 museums, Indian mounds, a brew house, winery, shops, and the Sternwheel Festival.  We will be staying at the Microtel for both days.  The Microtel is located 1.7 miles from the Sternwheel Festival.

Day 3 – You can do an optional loop ride  or just stay in Marietta.  That evening we will take a dinner tour on a sternwheeler,  returning in time to watch the fireworks which are considered to among the best in the state.

Day 4 – Ride 62 miles up the Muskingum River to Philo.  Today is a just-riding-the-bicycle day.  We will have suggestions of activities non-riders can do.


The cost for solo riders is $535.  The cost per person for couples and pairs is $510.  The cost per person for couples who chose rooms 204, 205, or 206 at the Stockport Inn will be $475.  Cost includes a safari tour, lunch and dinner Thursday, dinner cruise Saturday evening, and lunch on Sunday.


Register (Couples electing to stay in rooms 204, 205, or 206)

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