Cold ride seeks to Heal the Hangover for cyclists at Mill Creek

The Outspokin' Wheelmen bike through Mill Creek Park in January 2016.
The Outspokin' Wheelmen bike through Mill Creek Park in January 2016.

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Everybody has a cure to fix their New Year’s hangover. For avid cyclists in Youngstown, there is one way to get rid of a hangover that has worked for 25 years now.

The annual “Heal the Hangover” bicycle ride was held again at the Mill Creek Park wetlands. More than a dozen cyclists were bundled up, with their tires pumped up and ready to roll.

It has been a New Year’s Day tradition for 25 years for the Out-Spokin’ Wheelmen Cycling Club, which organizes the event each year to bring in the new year.

“Our bicycle club has rides almost every day during the summer, and this is one of our winter rides,” said Club President Ed Howley.

The ride started at 11 a.m. Friday. Bicyclists said they planned to stay out as long as they could stay warm.

The Out-Spokin’ Wheelmen Cycling Club has been active for more than 30 years, according to the club’s website. Volunteers lead rides every weekend, plus weekday evenings during the warmer months.

While cycling is the club’s main focus, club members also hike and cross-country ski.

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