No we weren't riding hills but riding around finding the base of Cincinnati's five inclines. As you can imagine, the last incline stopped operating in the 40s so there isn't much to see these days.
Mount Adams incline is the only one with a marker at the base.
The location of the base for the Mt. Auburn Incline (aka Main Street Incline)
The Bellevue Incline actually has some crumbling foundation left.
Price Hill Incline location, the one most people would likely know. It has some plaques at the top along with good views although we didn't ride up.
What I was most excited about was a new bar in Brighton, The Rakes End. A quirky place to say the least, and $2.50 BEERS!!! They're giving the stuff away.
The UBBC rides start every Tuesday on Fountain Square and leave at 6:30. Join us for a relaxing ride around the basin with some history thrown in for free.
UPDATE:Brittany Skelton a Volunteer Coordinator for the non-profit organization Over-the-Rhine Community Housing and a bartender at The Rakes End left some insightful comments on Brighton and some information on The Rakes End.
Jerome - bartender and owner of the Rake - is a great person and a true believer and contributor to grassroots community development. He's been a landlord and supporter of the neighborhood for over a decade, and he went out on a limb to invest in the neighborhood further by buying the bar. All of the art on the walls is also art created by his art collective TODT (http://todt.us/) The last photo in this post is of a piece that was featured in TODT's show at the Weston last September titled "Exurbia". Jerome is literally putting himself into the bar.
Unlike OTR which has seen over $300 million dollars in investment from a variety of public and private sources, Brighton has had gradual and organic growth over the past decade or two, limited by the time and energy and financial resources of a handful of residents. This grassroots, sweat equity community development has given the neighborhood a character and cohesiveness unlike any other neighborhood in the city. I encourage everyone to stop by and check out the galleries and check out the Rake more often! The first Saturday evening of every month is the Brighton Gallery Walk.