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Welcome to the AEP Team RideNet site. The AEP Team includes all kinds of cyclists with a shared objective: Advancing bicycling as a way to enhance our lives and the overall community.

AEP continues to focus on encouraging employees and their familly members to bike to work, school or for errands in lieu of driving. It's all part of a community-wide effort to get everyone to replace two car trips a month with bicycle trips.

As we and others bike more and drive less, we're part of a movement that will benefit our lives, our economy and our community.

To join the AEP Team, send an email with your first and last name and your AEP e-mail address to blschumann@AEP.com. Once you've been added to the team, go to "Your Profile," update your bio and log your first ride! Then spread the word. When we ride, we make a difference.

Riding for the Future


Enough Room for Everyone

Biking to work or for errands has many benefits. Bicycle transportation: -- keeps our motorized vehicles off the roads, reducing congestion and traffic-related pollutants; -- creates a community of riders whose example and encouragement leads others to try biking instead of driving; -- brings vitality to streets, roads and multi-use trails, raising awareness of alternative transportation; -- offers significant health and well-being benefits to riders, keeping bodies fit and minds sharp; -- and benefits employers, providing a workforce that's healthier and better prepared for the tasks of the day.

Riding Safely

Safety is paramount for all AEP employees, and bicycling is no exception. Employees who commute by bicycle must wear helmets and reflective clothing, as well as have proper front and back lights. As vehicle operators, bicyclists must also follow traffic laws, including obeying traffic signals/stop signs; using hand signals when turning, slowing and stopping; traveling with traffic; etc. Failure to bike properly is not only dangerous, but reflects poorly on all bicyclists in the eyes of motor vehicle operators.

Bike 'n Bus - Another Option

COTA's Bike 'n Bus service offers options for bike commuters. A thunderstorm on the way? Got a flat tire? Want to bicycle only after work? Bike 'n Bus enables you to jump on the bus with your bike! With your paid fare, your bike rides free safely on a rack at the front of the bus. If you live on or near a bus route, it's an option that opens up new possibilities in commuting and errands. For information, visit COTA.com.

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Yesterday
Hilly route to Utica and St. Louisville with small group of friends  66 mile social
Friday • 2 days ago
Took long way to Gahanna YMCA to check out facilities and pool. I need need need to start swimming again.  28 mile errand
Thursday • 3 days ago
Over 6 weeks off the bike, needed cortisone shots to address a bone spur that broke off the arthritic knee, hopefully the worst is over.  14 mile indoors
Wednesday • 4 days ago
Headed to OSU to get the shoulder inspected...perhaps just a contusion...come back in 3 weeks...  6 mile errand
Club ride out to Johnstown: The Hot Spot (good name for coffee shop stop on 90 degree day!)  41 mile social
ride to Rocky Fork Park for club ride start location  20 mile commute
Tuesday • 5 days ago
Meandering ride along with my meandering mind...Scioto & Olentangy trails...  26 mile social
Monday • 6 days ago
Took the long way to AEP building and back.  33 mile errand
Sunday, Jul 25 • 7 days ago
Hot and humid tandem ride.  38 mile workout
Saturday, Jul 24 • 8 days ago
Hit & run headn east on Big Walnut white sedan hit me & sped away. I am ok, a little bruised & bike scratched up, so BE CAREFUL OUT THERE!  2 mile workout
Community Ties ride with friends.  65 mile social
Thursday, Jul 22 • 10 days ago
To Battelle Darby metro & back...  30 mile workout
Wednesday, Jul 21 • 11 days ago
Headed over to the Dominican Learning Center to drop off some books during lunch...nice out...  15 mile errand
took morning off to bike with group out of Westerville up to Centerburg & back.  44 mile social
Tuesday, Jul 20 • 12 days ago
Up the OT & back...  25 mile workout
Monday, Jul 19 • 13 days ago
Tour de New Albany ride  34 mile workout
Sunday, Jul 18 • 14 days ago
Rode camp chase trail out to So. Charleston.. flatted mile 18 & discovered strand of wire inside tire...little nervous aft using 1 spare...  76 mile workout
Group ride from New Albany to Croton.  42 mile social
Friday, Jul 16 • 16 days ago
Up the OT & back...early aft start due to ominous looking radar...returned in the nick of time...  24 mile workout
Thursday, Jul 15 • 17 days ago
Up the OT & back...  25 mile workout
Easy ride from home, Tour de Gahanna.  28 mile workout
Wednesday, Jul 14 • 18 days ago
To Battelle Darby metro & back...  29 mile workout
took morning off for club ride from New Albany to Pataskala & back.  44 mile social
biked to start of club ride out of New Albany & then back to home  19 mile commute
Tuesday, Jul 13 • 19 days ago
on bike trainer during AEP wellness meeting  11 mile indoors
Monday, Jul 12 • 20 days ago
Up the OT & back...started & ended sunny...it was the in between where I got soaked...fenders were handy...  25 mile workout
weekly safety mtg on bike trainer  6 mile indoors
Saturday, Jul 10 • 22 days ago
To Battelle Darby metro & back....air was thick...drops of rain here & there....  30 mile workout
tough hilly ride w/a few friends from Johnstown to hills east of Utica, St Louisville & back. Lucky to avoid the rain, only had a few drops  59 mile workout
Friday, Jul 9 • 23 days ago
Nice group ride from Milford Center to Urbana's Mumford Chips Deli & back.  59 mile social
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