The hub is the center of a wheel, and at BikeSpark – the Provenzale Construction Hub is the center of the action! Once you enter Brandywine Ski Resort off of West Highland road, drive the winding road back to ample parking off to your left. Take your time please, as you will likely encounter riders headed out onto their adventure. Once you park, look for the big white tent – and the HUB of BikeSpark!
What’s at the HUB?
You will find a check-in area for those of you who have signed up online, and a spot for those who have waited until event day. You’ll also see Eddy’s Bike Shop and VeloFix ready and waiting to take care of any last-minute adjustments you may need. Plus, they will have demo bikes for you to try out once you get back and are looking for something to do. If you have the energy, challenge your friends to a little competition at the outdoor version of CycleBar and see who is king after all the hills!
There will be representatives from Akron Bike Club, VeloSano, Bike MS, NEOCycle and The Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park on hand to show off their upcoming events and attractions. Relax, hang out a while, and bask in the cycling culture around you.
But don’t do it on an empty stomach. The HUB is also where you will find Fresh Fork Market, Sibling Revelry Brewing, and Honey Hut Ice Cream waiting for you when you get back. Lunch from Fresh Fork is included in your 30 & 70 mile ticket price – beer & ice cream at the HUB can be purchased on site. Lunch for Scoop Loop riders can be added during registration. (This is gourmet stuff people, don’t be surprised if we sell out!)
The HUB is also where all of the rides start and end, and the 70 Mile riders will fill up their water bottles and grab snacks before heading out on the second leg of their challenge here as well. And don’t forget to pick up some Bike Cleveland merchandise or join/renew your membership while you are here – cause in the end – that’s what we are here to do! Ride and support bicycle advocacy in Northeast Ohio!