Triple Nickel Ride 2015
(May 22 - 25, 2015)
For the last couple of years members of the Great
Lakes Road Riders travel to Eastern Ohio and West Virginia for what is
called the Triple Nickel (555) Ride. The trip is based in Marietta Ohio
on the border with West Virginia.
The ride started Friday in Saginaw Michigan and
traveled to Canton Michigan where I met several members at a Tim Horton's.
From there the group traveled south into Ohio and then southeast to the
Parkside Restaurant & Tavern in
Mt Vernon, Ohio for lunch before continuing to
Marietta on Hwy 555 and 676.
On Saturday we traveled the local roads of highway 26,
260 and 78 in eastern Ohio up to Caldwell for lunch at McDonalds
before turning around and heading back to Marietta on the 78, 260 and 7.
Sunday we headed into West Virginia along highway 1
and 2 along side the Ohio River before heading further east and ending
in New Martinsville for lunch at Quintets Restaurant. After lunch we
crossed the Ohio River again back into Ohio and traveled highway 7, the
260 and 26 back
Monday took us home to Michigan on more traditional
super slabs to get us home in short order.
The 555, 676, 26 and 260 offer many great sweepers,
hairpins and elevation changes to challenge any rider.
Overall a Great ride, great time, and great company.