The hotel now says they are fully booked and they can’t allow free parking for the week.
So here is our plan. Park for free at Clear Creek Park a park 6.2 miles from the amended Ohio River start.
Option 1 is a free parking option near beginning at Clear Creek (Clear Creek Park, 6200 Batavia Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45244) 6.2 miles from Ohio River. We could shuttle people in groups of 4 or 5 from lot to our starting point (Schmidt Boat Launch Ramp, 2944 Humbert Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45226 See down below for more info on this option. You need to register and they lock lot at night… To add this night is $176.66 per room. Let me know if interested. If you have a roommate, you each just pay half.
Option 2 Paid parking has been recommended by the shuttle service at the PNC Center. PNC Center - Parking in Cleveland | ParkMe Looking at link looks like it runs $4 on weekends, and $8 early bird on weekdays. You could take shuttle to Holiday Inn & Suites Cincinnati Downtown, an IHG Hotel, 701 Broadway St, Cincinnati, OH 45202 where we will be staying the night before and give us your suitcase in morning if they waffle again and let car stay then bike as a minigroup 4.4 miles to our main group start at Schmidt Boat Launch Ramp, 2944 Humbert Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45226. The advantage of this is you don’t have to shuttle back to Cincinatti after a week of real exercise.
Of course we are open to other options if folks have a suggestion.
MORE DETAILS FOR Clear Creek Park FREE!
The park is open from dawn to dusk. All practices or games on these fields require a permit. Clear Creek Park is prone to seasonal flooding. The main parking lot is gated overnight and during flooding.
FREE! Need to register, we parked there last year and had shuttle bring us there from Cleveland.
You need to register so they know your car is there overnight. 6200 Batavia Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45244
(513) 474-0003 You call and they email a form which you return then you print the permit for your window of your car. No need to tell them it is a tour just give them dates. If you do tell them it is a tour remind them we are only going to maybe have about 6 people call as Paul explained a couple months back… they panic when you say you are with a bike tour group, they envision it is like a township event with 100s of cars.
Our experience was it was very large, under utilized with nice rest rooms. See our pic is at top of email or at link.
Here is Clear Creek overnight parking reply to me,
Attached is the request form for the Clear Creek overnight parking. Please fill it out completely and return as soon as possible. We need some time to verify the request with Operations to make sure the dates requested are free for overnight use. Please call if you a have any questions.
Anderson Park District
Anderson Parks RecPlex | 6915 Beechmont Ave | Cincinnati, Ohio 45230
Direct: (513) 388-5082 | Fax: (513) 231-4190
www.AndersonParks.com | Facebook | Field & Activity Status
ZOOM We will schedule a zoom for next week to finalize.
JULY 4TH MLB On the 4th Kevin and I are going to see The Mets visit the Reds. Feel free to join us if in area. Fireworks! https://www.meetup.com/BikingOhioRailTrails/events/286297780/
JULY 13TH MLB Also Kevin and I are going a Guardians – White Sox game the 13th after ride if anyone is interested, https://www.meetup.com/BikingOhioRailTrails/events/286295933/
PRERIDE BREWS We will plan to get together for anyone in area the night before the start July5th) at Braxton Covington – Braxton Brewing Company 1 mile from our hotel at 6PM.
BRAXTON COVINGTON ADDRESS 27 West 7th Street, Covington, KY 41011. Please RSVP at https://www.meetup.com/ BikingOhioRailTrails/events/286476335/
LUGGAGE DROP OFF – TRIP 1 NORTHBOUND You may bring your luggage to BRAXTON COVINGTON AT 6PM and give to us afterwards, or give it to us the day of event, the 6th, at either the hotel 6AM-630AM or at Clear Creek Parking lot 7-715AM or at the revised start point-Schmidt Boat Ramp & Ballfields, 2944 Humbert St Ste 1, Cincinnati, OH 45226 at 720-730AM
What to BRING Check out our link. What to Bring | Fun Bike Trips
TRAINING Here are some tips on getting ready for the ride. How to Train for a Week-Long Bike Tour | ACTIVE
Paul and Kevin