Ken Pressel has been an orchestra director at Findlay City Schools for 24 years, and is a recipient of the Rotary Club's "Golden Apple" award for teaching excellence. He began playing violin at age 8, participating in his public school's orchestra program. He received his bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in violin performance at Ohio University. He’s performed with the Harrisburg Symphony and the West Virginia Symphony. Ken is a member of the Findlay String Quartet, and performs occasionally with local bands and for community and university productions.
Ken will be performing at the Pleasant Grove rest stop from 12 noon till 2 pm.
Hailing from Lewisburg, Ohio, Tim Mattis is an active performer in the Findlay area. He recently retired after a 30-year teaching career, 21 of which were at the Findlay City Schools, where he served as Director of Bands and was the founder of the Findlay Indoor Drumline and the Pantasia Steelband. In 2005 Tim was awarded the Findlay Rotary Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Education. Tim will be performing with his own steel drum arrangements.
Tim will be performing at from 5:30 to 7:30 pm during our Saturday evening Registration
Hancock Horizontal Hundred Bicycle Tour
49th Annual Bicycle Tour - September 8th, 2019
Findlay, Ohio 45840
We will be providing several special musical attractions at this years ride to go along with our Ice Cream. We have made arrangements with 3 local musical performers to be at our registration on Saturday night and at two of our rest stops. You may want to plan your arrival at registration or the rest stops to listen these musicians.
A little bit about these performers and the times that they will be performing follows.
Jim Boedicker: In this age of high tech music, it’s sometimes nice to know that someone can still make music “the old fashioned way”. Jim’s unique “fingerstyle” guitar playing appeals to a wide range of audiences. His repertoire includes many humorous songs, occasionally some trick guitar work, standards, and serious songs that can speak to and stay with his audiences. His casual style works equally well in a large concert setting or a small intimate group, and he especially enjoys performing family venues.
Jim will be performing at the Bluffton (75 mile) rest stop from 12 noon till 2 pm.
Joe Steiner has been performing, playing and teaching stringed instruments for over 30 years. He has performed professionally in bands such as Old Peculiar String Band, County Line Power Company, Uncle Buster's, and Cheyenne, among others, and teaches at many workshops and festivals yearly.
Joe will be performing at the Pleasant Grove (10 mile or 90 mile) rest stop from 10 am till 2 pm.