The plan would be to meet in Pemberville OH at the Front Street Cafe Thursday mid morning (May 24), and ride to Zanesville. I have a couple of routes we can consider. I think we should stay at the Zanesville Fairfield Inn. A backup location would be the Hampton Inn. You need to book soon if you are going.
We will ride Friday and Saturday on routes that we have checked out (mostly). The gravel rides are scenic, not technical. They are only about 30% or so gravel, but many of the semi paved roads are still more comfortable on a GS than a road bike. The terrain is very hilly with nice views of local farms and some woods. There is deep gravel, so street tires would be iffy, but probably doable. There is one semi hero section for which we will set up a work around. We have to reroute one section due to upcoming construction, so it will be unknown.
There are several great road rides in the area and Mike E has promised to set up a couple for those that want to stay off the gravel.
The ride back is on Sunday.
Please let me know if you are going and if you are riding road or gravel.