Worthington Bike Date
By Heather Rader

Looking for a unique date idea in central Ohio? Then visit RIDEhome in Worthington for their Picnic Date Package! RIDEhome is a community bicycle shop and coffee bar located in the heart of Old Worthington. Founded in 2014, RIDEhome welcomes visitors to browse their selection of mountain and road bikes, while enjoying a fresh brewed cup of coffee or tea from the Columbus-based Crimson Cup Company, in a friendly neighborhood setting.

RIDEhome’s Picnic Date Package is the perfect way to support local Worthington businesses and have some fun while exercising! The Picnic Date Package costs $150 and includes: a full day rental of two Brooklyn Bicycle Co. bicycles with attached baskets, in the basket is a lock, a trail map, a blanket, a bottle of wine and corkscrew from House Wine, two wine glasses, two sandwiches from La Chatelaine, two homemade cookies from Sassafras Bakery, and a handmade candle from The Candle Lab.


Once the bicycles are loaded with the picnic necessities, pedal around Old Worthington and/or take a short ride to the Olentangy Trail. The multi-use, paved Olentangy Trail winds along the Olentangy River from Worthington Hills to downtown Columbus. With several parks and viewpoints along the trail, it makes for a relaxing and scenic bicycle ride. My husband and I started our bike ride going northbound on the trail for a quiet ride amongst the trees, crossing over several bridges, and taking in the wonderful Ohio scenery! After a few miles, we decided to turn around and head southbound towards Whetstone Park, home to the Park of Roses. We found the perfect spot to enjoy a romantic picnic amongst the flowers and trees of the Park of Roses!

We spent three hours leisurely riding 10 miles along the Olentangy Trail, making several stops along the way to take photographs and to marvel at the scenery. The Picnic Date Package from RIDEhome allows you to go at your own pace, without the distraction of electronics, and to connect with your partner while enjoying the great outdoors. A leisurely bike ride, a picnic in a park surrounded by beautiful Ohio scenery, and the company of your best friend, what else can you ask for when having the perfect date? The Picnic Date Package from RIDEhome provides the essentials for a perfect bicycle and picnic date. The staff will gladly assist you with any questions and picnic menu items, to ensure that you have the best possible romantic date experience.




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