About Athens Bike and Brew

This site started because we love beer. And biking. And Athens, Ohio.

We’re betting you do, too. That’s why Athens Bike and Brew exists. It’s for us. All of us who love riding the bikeway and love an occasional craft beer. Our goal is to build a community that shares information, tips and tales related to biking and breweries in Southeast Ohio. If we do this right, we’ll spend much less time staring at computer screens searching for info and more time on the bikeway doing what we love.

Now you know why this site exists. So who exactly are we?

Bob Benz and Lara Edge (and Sunny)

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That’s us with our Great Pyrenees rescue, Sunny.

We  landed in Athens, Ohio, in 2014 after various media-related jobs took us to cities all over the country (Birmingham, Albuquerque, Denver, Austin, Knoxville, DC).

We came because Bob had accepted a visiting professorship at Ohio University’s Scripps School of Journalism. It was only a one-year contract, but Lara was so smitten with Athens after only a few months (really, from day one) that we decided to stay. Our business, LedgeSolutions, allows us the luxury of working from home and living in a place we love.

So we decided to call Athens home.

We bought a house.

Planted roots.

Adopted Sunny,  a Great Pyrenees who’s trying to come to grips with our twisted, 29-year-old umbrella cockatoo, Sydney.

We love Athens so much we want to give back. This site is one example of that.

Another is Lara’s chairmanship of the Athens City Commission on Disabilities.  We also helped Keep Noah Rolling raise funds to buy a handicap-accessible van for our buddy Noah Trembly.

And once we stumbled upon Passion Works Studio, our art collection started to feature an assortment of talented local artists. We even commissioned them to paint a custom rain barrel for us.

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See you on the bikeway …

Lara on the Hockhocking Adena Bikeway
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