MARR 2017 took place on a beautiful Saturday. Almost 350 riders took part. The youngest rider on her own bike (about 10 years old) completed 31 miles, TAB's own Meandering Group escorted two of their riders to complete a goal of 50 miles, and the last man to finish at 4:30 p.m. spent all day riding 100, to be greeted by a grandchild with a "Good Job" sign. Makes it all worthwhile!
Thank you to every volunteer who spent many hours doing a wonderful job of making this a good event. Linda and I can make all kinds of plans, but it takes each and every one of you to carry them out successfully.
Ride the 24th Annual Mad Anthony River Rally Saturday, August 5, 2017 Whitehouse, OH
Start your ride in historic Whitehouse, OH and continue along the Maumee River and through the beautiful northwest Ohio countryside on lightly traveled, mostly flat roads.
Choose from five distances to lunch along the river: 32, 50, 62, 85 or 100. Family route: 12 miles. Century riders can see Texas and Florida in one day!
Light Traffic, Flat Roads, Support and Food!
Enjoy great routes through farm country and along the river. Full SAG support, rest stops approximately every 20 miles, lunch along the river. Start from 7:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Century riders must start by 7:30 a.m.
Friday Night Fun!
TAB will take you on a guided 20+ mile ride at 6:30 p.m. in Whitehouse. Speed determined by participants. No registration, no extra fee! Meet across from CycleWerks on the bike trail.
Camp for free in Whitehouse (just let us know on your registration form that you plan to camp). Tents only, no electrical hookup. Or contact Oak Openings Preserve Metropark and reserve a spot at White Oaks camp ground (Fee).
Prefer a Hotel?
The closest hotel (not necessarily within riding distance) is the Staybridge Suites, located at the Shops at Fallen Timbers, 2300 Village Dr., Maumee, OH. There are many other hotels/motels in nearby Maumee or Perrysburg.
After the Ride
Share your ride story with friends while enjoying music and watermelon in the Pavillion. Get a massage, take a shower at CycleWerks, then stroll over to one of several local restaurants for a cold beverage and sandwich before you head home. Check for special discounts for riders.
Or come early...
Take a hike through Oak Openings Metropark, named one of the 200 Last Great Places on Earth by the Nature Conservancy. Visit the Butterfly House, 11455 Obee Rd., Whitehouse, OH. Or tour Ft. Meigs, 29100 W. River Rd., Perrysburg, OH.
Leaders, bring your troop at no cost. Contact Linda Posadny at 419-270-4838 or Debbie Tassie at 419-215-7508 for more information.
Maps and route sheets will be available on-line and on the day of the ride. We also have GPS maps for download. From the RWGPS site, participants can download digital route files for Garnim and other devices. Follow RWGPS instructions bound the Export tab of each route page.
To find a summary of all MARR GPS route links, click here: Ride with GPS
If you're looking for a specific route, click on the links below:
Many thanks to Dan Becker for setting up the GPS routes!
Event shirts are available to order during your on-line registration. A limited number will be available for purchase the evening prior to and the day of the event. Check out the great design this year:
And There's More...
Will there be showers? YES
Photos? For sure!
And a Farmer's Market, a well-stocked bike shop to explore, and an ice cream shop within feet of the ride finish.
In advance on-line, at the Pavillion on the day of the event beginning at 7:00 a.m., or Friday night from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at CycleWerks, 6760 Providence St., Whitehouse, OH. Fees increase July 17 and July 31. New lower fee for Family Route.