Ride to the Roost: A guided bike tour to a homing pigeon loft

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Age Group:

Adults, Families
Registration for this event will be open from August 21, 2024 @ 12:00am to September 21, 2024 @ 1:00pm.

Program Description

Event Details


Join Appalachian Understories for a 10.5 mile guided bike tour along the Hock-hocking Adena Bikeway to the home of Pete Thomas and his homing pigeons! As we pedal through the scenic landscape, we will be immersed in the rich history and natural beauty of the region.

Upon reaching Pete's home, we will have the opportunity for a hands-on learning experience that provides insights into homing pigeon husbandry. As Pete shares his lifelong passion for these remarkable birds we will discuss the incredible homing instincts that guide them across vast distances. Pete's expertise promises an enriching learning experience.

We will depart from the roost and ride back to the library returning at approximately 4pm.


*While children under 18 are welcome, they must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Limited free bike rentals are available through the library (first-come, first-served). 


*Any participants with limited mobility can contact Madison via phone at  330-546-3059 or email at Madison@ruralaction.org at least 24 hours in advance to request an adaptive bike.


*Helmets are required.




If accommodations are needed for you or your family to participate in this event, please let our staff know