Last updated 3:28PM ET
December 18, 2017
WOUB Local News
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Nelsonville picks up Athens' discarded bike race
(WOUB) - Athens' loss is Nelsonville's gain.

The Nelsonville Area Chamber of Commerce and Rocky Outdoor Gear Store have just announced the first annual Nelsonville Starbrick Criterium.

The June 1 event will feature bicycle races for all levels.

The promoter is Tym Tyler of Columbus, who's getting help from the Athens County Convention and Visitors Bureau, the City of Nelsonville, and Hocking College.

Tyler first proposed a race in Athens but it didn't fly.

Critics complained he wasn't a good promoter and city officials balked at the cost of closing streets for the event.
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