On Sunday 9/27, I led 9 intrepid members of the Gem City Rollers Scooter Club on a great adventure to see some of the covered bridges in Western Ohio. Preble county lies west of Dayton, and were within a few miles of the Indiana/Ohio border.

We were quite an eclectic mix of scooters...2 Vespas (250 and 300 gts), a Honda Metropolitan, a Honda Elite 80, a Honda Elite 250, a Honda Silverwing, a Piaggio Liberty 150, a Buddy Blackjack, and a Yamaha Xmax 300.

While the Met 50 kept our speeds limited to 40 mph, we had gorgeous weather and great country roads on which to meander. The route itself for the 7 bridges is only about 50 miles.

This route is also used for a scenic ride organized by the Preble County Historic Society. Typically held in June as the main event of their Bridges, Bikes, and Blues festival, they have attracted as many as 1,000 riders from all over the region to their events. I've participated in that event in the past and it's loads of fun.

Fearless Leader Capt. Carl

Roberts Bridge built in 1829 is the oldest covered bridge in Ohio, and is a double barrel design to allow for 2 way traffic

Scooter in the Corn

Lunch stop in Hueston Woods State Park

The newest of these bridges, built in 2012 is an arch style, very cool to see. There are pedestrian paths on each side to allow for close study of the engineering and architecture