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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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Today
Black ice and not nice.....  6 mile commute
Yesterday
Headed up OT to Worthington Hills CC loop and flatted...then rain and hail all the way home, but stopped at OSU Amazon Locker....messy ride.  32 mile workout
Friday • 3 days ago
  7 mile commute
Thursday • 4 days ago
1 mile swim  34 minute indoors
  7 mile commute
Wednesday • 5 days ago
Very windy this am, just glad I was heading southeast....Detour to North Market on the way home for a card, flowers & cake....  6 mile commute
Tuesday • 6 days ago
1 mile swim  34 minute indoors
Goodale connector due to river..if this were snow, then it would've been a blast to ride, but very yucky.....DLC tutor aft work, cold!  14 mile commute
Monday, Feb 11 • 7 days ago
  12 mile indoors
Slippin Slide Ride this am.....wet one home...OT ready to rise over in a few spots....  7 mile commute
Saturday, Feb 9 • 9 days ago
Sunny ride to Battelle Darby Metro, but very brisk out there...  33 mile workout
Part way around Hoover on a cold but sunny afternoon, Forte  20 mile workout
Friday, Feb 8 • 10 days ago
Dry and cool wind out of the north...a little brisk out there....  7 mile commute
Thursday, Feb 7 • 11 days ago
1 mile swim  34 minute indoors
Stayed dry on the ride in this am, but after work forecast looks moist.....  6 mile commute
Wednesday, Feb 6 • 12 days ago
  12 mile indoors
Wet ride, but a nice 50 deg. swing from last Wednesday.....  7 mile commute
Tuesday, Feb 5 • 13 days ago
  6 mile commute
Monday, Feb 4 • 14 days ago
  12 mile indoors
Some black ice out this am.....wet ride home....  6 mile commute
Sunday, Feb 3 • 15 days ago
Up the OT and back...lots of people and lots of melting snow.....glad I have fenders....  27 mile workout
Friday, Feb 1 • 17 days ago
1 mile swim  34 minute indoors
Keep the MO to stay upright in the SNOW.....Fun ride in this am....  6 mile commute
Thursday, Jan 31 • 18 days ago
Chilly commute this am....less wind and a great looking moon....  6 mile commute
Wednesday, Jan 30 • 19 days ago
  14 mile indoors
Slow Cold commute.....finally able to type.....On the bright side, the days are getting longer...  6 mile commute
Tuesday, Jan 29 • 20 days ago
some black ice out there.....evening commute & DLC math tutoring....a wee bit chillie.....  14 mile commute
Monday, Jan 28 • 21 days ago
  12 mile indoors
  6 mile commute
Thursday, Jan 24 • 25 days ago
Tune stuck in my head on the ride in this am by the band Foghat.....Slow Ride...Take it Easy....Oh yeah...  6 mile commute
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