Touring Events

Photo: Roscoe Ramble by Bill Maurey

Photo: Roscoe Ramble by Bill Maurey

Ohio bicyclists have a splendid array of organized events to enjoy every year. The Ohio Bicycle Federation is pleased to help get the word out and encourage cyclists of every interest and every skill level to get out and ride! Here are some hints on how to get the most out of this Calendar and make your riding season great: Get current details: don’t just show up at last year’s place and time— organizers’ plans can and do change, or there may be an error in our listing! Look ahead: some events have entry deadlines weeks in advance of ride dates. Increasingly event listings offer Web site addresses where additional information can be found along with downloadable entry forms or online registration for immediate gratification. If requesting information by mail, be sure and send a self-addressed, stamped business-sized (#10) envelope to the address given. If you don’t send a SASE with your request, don’t expect a reply!


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Supporting Rides are Red-Letter Days — A special category of events listed in this Calendar are those that have pledged to donate at least $1 per rider toward the publication of the OBF’s Ohio Bicycle Events Calendar. Look for this special color designating those events. Support the rides that help support this Calendar!

Tours are noncompetitive group rides for cyclists of various ages and abilities. Tour organizers (usually bicycle clubs) normally charge a modest fee to cover services provided. Budget tours and free rides usually offer few, if any, services. Full-service tours, however, typically offer a map, food stops, and road (“SAG”) assistance.  Multi-day events provide additional services. Fundraisers may have higher entry fees to provide income for their causes. “Bike-a-thons” or “pledge rides” may or may not be operated in affiliation with a bicycle organization, and fund-raise primarily through pledges of donations per mile each rider completes; they may have a minimum pledge amount in addition to an entry fee.

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2018 Touring Events

Last Updated: 7/10/2018

March

Friday, 3/16. TMACOG TRANSPORTATION SUMMIT. Toledo. OBF will host a display in the Premier Banquet Hall; 4480 Heatherdowns Boulevard.

Saturday, 3/31. 6th CHILI MARCH METRIC. Lakewood. Beginning on the shores of Lake Erie, ride your first half or full metric century of the season: 31/62 flat to rolling miles. Enjoy a “blow-out” of hot chili, food, frolic, and fun! A full-service ride touring three Emerald Necklace metroparks areas. Lake Erie Wheelers. PO Box 26146; Fairview Park, OH 44126. (440) 734-5777. LakeErieWheelers.org/CMM

April

Sunday, 4/8. 33rd AFROST: A FREEBIE RIDE & OHIO SPRING TOUR. Amherst. A mostly-flat, free tour of 25/50/64 miles to test your new year fitness level. Route visits historic towns and villages in Lorain County. Lorain Wheelmen Bicycle Club. PO Box 102; Amherst, OH 44001-0102. www.LorainWheelmen.org

LATE ENTRY: Saturday, 4/14. YOUNG’S ICE CREAM CHARITY BIKE TOUR RALLY RIDE #1. Beavercreek Station (North Fairfield Rd near 35 on Creekside Bike Trail) to the Wright Memorial and back – 22 miles. YoungsBikeTour.com

Sunday, 4/15. 23rd SICCO: SPRING IN COLUMBIANA COUNTY OHIO. Columbiana. A flat 35-mile loop is the feature event, traveling though small towns and beautiful countryside including the Little Beaver Creek Greenway Trail. At the finish enjoy a hot Pizza Hut lunch and after refueling, try the optional rolling to hilly 28-mile loop for a day’s total of 63 miles. Out-Spokin’ Wheelmen. Attn: Dave Hughes; PO Box 838; Youngstown, OH 44501-0838. (330) 692-2468. OutSpokinWheelmen.com

Friday, 4/20. NIGHT RIDES ON THE OHIO & ERIE CANAL TOWPATH TRAIL. Massillon. First of a season-long series of free monthly night rides beginning at Lake Avenue Trailhead. Helmet Required. Bicycle Lighting Required. Times vary according to sunset. Ernie’s Bicycle Shop. Attn: Debbie Lehman; 135 Lake Ave. NW; Massillon, OH 44647. (800) 291-0099. ErniesBikeShop.com

DATE CHANGED: Saturday, 4/21. 46th WOODSTOCK BICYCLE TOUR. Westerville. Perfect start to your spring training season, the first of four TOSRV training rides offers relatively flat roads, light traffic, and routes of 35/62/100 miles through counties north of Columbus. Limited support but marked roads, GPS mapping will assist. Online entry available. Columbus Outdoor Pursuits. Attn: Larry Jenkins; 27 E. Home St.; Westerville, OH 43081. (614) 442-7901. Outdoor-Pursuits.org

Saturday, 4/21. NIGHT RIDE ON THE TOWPATH TRAIL. Peninsula. Free, fun ride for all skill levels covering 14 flat miles on the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Helmet and bike headlight required. Century Cycles. 1621 Main Street; Peninsula, OH 44264. (330) 657-2209. centurycycles.com/for/NightRides

CORRECTED END DATE: Wednesday – Sunday, 4/25 – 4/29. MAJOR TAYLOR MOUNTAIN SUMMIT. Cairo, W.Va. Heading back to North Bend State Park, coincidentally on the same dates as last year, with riding experiences ranging from 33 to 86 very hilly miles. Entry, room and cabin reservations available online. Major Taylor Cycling Club of Columbus. Jed Rumora; 7407 Palmer Rd. SW; Pataskala, OH 43062. (614) 284-5337. MTMS2018.org

DATE CHANGED: Saturday, 4/28. 50th SPOT BICYCLE TOUR. Canal Winchester. The second of four TOSRV training rides offers relatively flat roads with some rolling hills, covering 35/62/100 miles through counties southeast of Columbus. Marked roads and GPS maps, limited route support. Online entry available. Columbus Outdoor Pursuits. Attn: Larry Jenkins; 27 E. Home St.; Westerville, OH 43081. (614) 442-7901. Outdoor-Pursuits.org

 

May

Saturday, 5/5. 44th MOC: MID-OHIO CENTURY. Delaware. It’s time to get serious about preparing for TOSRV with this next-to-last training event! Ride 35/62/100 relatively flat miles in counties north of Columbus with a beautiful route along the Scioto River and around Marion. Marked roads, GPS maps, limited route support. Online entry available. Columbus Outdoor Pursuits. Attn: Larry Jenkins; 27 E. Home St.; Westerville, OH 43081. (614) 442-7901. Outdoor-Pursuits.org

Saturday, 5/5. 4th GEOLOGY TOUR. TBA. Educational ride of 15 miles. Friends of Madison County Parks and Trails. PO Box 308; London, OH 43140. (614) 205-6754. www.fmcpt.com

Sunday, 5/6. 22nd KLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ. Huron. Searching for meaning? It’s Kinda Like May’s Nine O’clock Picturesque and Quaint Rectangular Spring Tour Undertaken by Very Wishful Xenophobic Young Zealots. Otherwise, a free ride touring the Firelands region of Northwestern Ohio. Small towns and a few hills make it interesting. No services provided but a map and good companionship are included to aid in covering the ride’s 50/85 flat to rolling miles. Richard DeLombard, PO Box 230; Huron, OH 44839-0230. OhioWheelmen.org/bikerides/info.html

Sunday, 5/6. 2nd WANDERING AROUND WALWORTH RUN: WHALE OIL, PALE ALE, AND BEEF ENTRAILS. Cleveland. Small groups visit points of historical, geological, and cultural interest with brief interpretation by local experts, covering 10 to 20 miles. Food, sag services, $10 rental bikes available. Donation funds local non-profit cycling education programs. Ohio City Bicycle Co-op. 1840 Columbus Rd.; Cleveland, OH 44113. (216) 830-2667. OhioCityCycles.org

Saturday, 5/12. TOOH: TOP OF OHIO HUNDRED BICYCLE TOUR. Hilliard. You don’t have to be preparing for TOS’ but if you are, this is the final prep event! Pedal 62/100 flat to rolling miles through the counties northwest of Columbus to the highest point in Ohio! Roads will be marked, GPS maps available, limited route support. Online entry available. Columbus Outdoor Pursuits. Attn: Larry Jenkins; 27 E. Home St.; Westerville, OH 43081. (614) 442-7901. Outdoor-Pursuits.org

Saturday, 5/12. UNITED WAY COLUMBIANA COUNTY CHALLENGE. Columbiana. Join in for a beautiful country fundraiser of 33/66/100 flat to hilly miles. Choose your own challenge level, flat to hills, depending upon your personal fitness level and wishes. Following the ride, participants will be treated to a spaghetti dinner! Northern Columbiana County United Way. Attn: David Hughes: (330) 692-2468. dave110450@gmail.com

Saturday, 5/12. GRAN FONDO APPALACHIAN FOOTHILLS. Rio Grande/Bidwell. Ride 60/101 miles on marked roads with printed map and GPS mapping available. Snacks and drinks during the ride and post-ride refreshments available. TeamColumbusEvents. https://goo.gl/YrxcLs

Saturday, 5/12. NIGHT RIDE ON THE TOWPATH TRAIL. Peninsula. Free, fun ride for all skill levels covering 14 flat miles on the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Helmet and bike headlight required. Century Cycles. 1621 Main Street; Peninsula, OH 44264. (330) 657-2209. centurycycles.com/for/NightRides

Wednesday, 5/16. RIDE OF SILENCE – TROY. Troy. A silent, respectful ride of 12 flat miles at a slow pace, in coordination with others worldwide. We join in to honor and celebrate the lives of those cyclists who have been injured or killed while riding on public roadways. All are welcome to participate; helmet required. Start: 7 PM. J&D Bicycles. 500 N. Elm St.; Troy, OH 45373. (937) 315-2453. janddbicycles@gmail.com

Wednesday, 5/16. RIDE OF SILENCE – CLEVELAND. Cleveland Join riders from across Greater Cleveland for the most important ride of the year. Local cyclists will join others across the globe in a silent, slow-paced ride in honor of those injured or killed while riding a bicycle on public roadways. This free event asks cyclists to ride no faster than 12 MPH and remain silent during the ride. No brochures, sponsors, or entry fees. Bike Cleveland. Jason Kuhn; 3000 Bridge Ave. Ste. 1; Cleveland, OH 44113-3086. (216) 298-1938. www.bikecleveland.org

Wednesday, 5/16. 6th RIDE OF SILENCE – WARREN. Warren. In coordination with others worldwide, this ride is a slow-paced, silent procession of 8 miles with police escort through Warren streets and parks, to honor and remember all cyclists killed or injured on public roadways. Begins at Warren G. Harding High School promptly at 7:00 PM, followed by a brief reception with refreshments. Helmet Required. Garrett Wonders Memorial Fund. Jay Wonders; 1349 Beechcrest St. NW; Warren, OH 44485. (330) 398-2818. JayWonders@gmail.com

Wednesday, 5/16. RIDE OF SILENCE – OBERLIN. Oberlin. This free ride is a slow-paced, silent procession starting at the Oberlin Depot park at 5:00 PM to honor and remember all cyclists killed or injured on public roadways. Silver Wheels Bicycle Club. Robert Esper: (440) 453-3863. SilverWheelsCyclingClub.wildapricot.org

Wednesday, 5/16. 7th RIDE OF SILENCE – CLEVELAND HTS. Cleveland Heights. Starting at 7:00 PM from the parking lot south of the Dolan Science Center of John Carroll University, this 5-mile ride honors and remembers cyclists killed or injured on public roadways. The Heights riders will join with a contingent from downtown Cleveland for a brief memorial service. Heights Bicycle Coalition. Attn: Mary Dunbar; PO Box 18083; Cleveland Hts., OH 44118. (216) 245-3349. BikesInTheHeights.org

Wednesday, 5/16. RIDE OF SILENCE – AKRON/SUMMIT COUNTY. Cuyahoga Falls. This event will especially honor the memory of club members Matt Billings and Jim Lambert who were killed in an automobile/bicycle crash in 2015. Starts at 6:30 PM from the Botzum parking lot, 2928 Riverview Road, in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Riders will proceed in silence, two abreast, at no more than 12 MPH over a course of about 8 miles. Akron Bicycle Club. Attn: Marilyn Shea-Stonum; PO Box 2268; Stow, OH 44224. (330) 618-8900. AkronBike.org

Wednesday, 5/16. RIDE OF SILENCE – LANCASTER. Lancaster. A silent, respectful ride of 9 flat miles at a slow pace, to honor and celebrate the lives of those cyclists who have been injured or killed while riding on public roadways. 740 Cycling. J.D. Kimple; PO Box 222; Carroll, OH 43112. (614) 506-0769. RideOfSilence.org

Wednesday, 5/16. RIDE OF SILENCE – SALEM. Salem. Remembering those who have been injured or killed while riding on public highways, this is a free ride of 10 to 12 miles. Starts at 5:30 PM from Second Street Parking Lot. Helmet Required. Out-Spokin’ Wheelmen. David Hughes: (330) 692-2468

Wednesday, 5/16. RIDE OF SILENCE – COLUMBUS. Columbus. Join cyclists worldwide in a free, 8-mile, silent, slow-paced processional (~8 MPH) in honor of those who have been injured or killed while cycling on public roadways. Assembly at City Hall from 5:30 to 6:30 PM. A brief presentation precedes the 7:00 PM start. Yay Bikes! Meredith Reed; 82 E. 16th Ave.; Columbus, OH 43201. yaybikes.com/ride-of-silence

Wednesday, 5/16. RIDE OF SILENCE – MANSFIELD. Mansfield. Local cyclists will join others across the globe in a free, silent, slow-paced ride of about 6 rolling miles in honor of those who have been killed or injured while riding a bicycle on our public roadways. Starts at 6:00 PM from bicycle shop. Helmet Required. Cycling Sports Center. 779 Laver Road; Mansfield, OH 44905. (419) 462-2453. www.CyclingSportsCenter.com

Wednesday, 5/16. RIDE OF SILENCE – DAYTON. Dayton. Meeting at the cyclist statue along the bikeway at Carillon Park. A slow-paced silent ride of 8 miles. Helmet Required. Wear white and lights are requested. Gathering at 6:30 with pull-out at 7:00 PM. Major Taylor Cycling Club. Attn: Marc Harris; PO Box 10731; Dayton, OH 454002. www.MajorTaylorDayton.org

Wednesday, 5/16. RIDE OF SILENCE – CINCINNATI. Cincinnati. Gathering at the crossroads of the Ohio River Trail and Wilmet Drive near Lunken Airport for a flat 10-mile round-trip slow, silent ride. Remembering individuals killed in Ohio bicycle accidents in the previous year, the Ride of Silence Poem will be recited, followed by a moment of silence and return to the starting point. Cincinnati Cycle Club. Deb Kittner Johnson; 341 City View Place; Cincinnati, OH 45219. (859) 992-0949. djohnson@robinimaging.com

Wednesday, 5/16. 4th RIDE OF SILENCE – DEFIANCE. Defiance. Join area cyclists for a slow ride of 12 flat miles in this solemn observance. Meeting at 7:00 PM at Triangle Park, downtown. Team Defiance. Larry Wagner; 763 Chippewa Dr.; Defiance, OH 43512. (419) 785-4183. lwagner@defnet.com

Wednesday, 5/16. 2nd RIDE OF SILENCE – BOWLING GREEN. Bowling Green. Start at 6:30 PM at City Park off Conneau Avenue for a slow, silent, 8-mile ride with police escort. On behalf of all cyclists and for those in remembrance. Helmet Required. Bowling Green Bicycle Safety Commission. WeAreTraffic.org/Ride-of-Silence

Wednesday, 5/16. 9th RIDE OF SILENCE – TOLEDO. Toledo. Join in for a 6:30 PM start at the UT parking lot near Bancroft and Valleyview. A slow ride of about 8 miles with police escort. On behalf of all cyclists and for those in remembrance. Helmet Required. Bowling Green Bicycle Safety Commission. WeAreTraffic.org/Ride-of-Silence

Wednesday, 5/16. RIDE OF SILENCE – CANTON. Canton. Join cyclists worldwide for a slow-paced, 10- to 12-mile, silent ride in support of safer streets for cycling, and to honor those who have been killed or injured while cycling on public roadways. Helmet Required. Stark County Bicycle Club. Dave Cardarella: (330) 471-2681. BikeSCBC.com

Friday, 5/18. BIKE-TO-WORK DAY. Cleveland Area. Leave that car at home and ride your bike to work! You are encouraged to ride to work as often as you can but May thru September you’ll be welcomed at the downtown Cleveland Bike Rack with fresh coffee and bagels at the end of your in-bound commute. Meet up with other riders, share stories, revel in the feeling of accomplishment that comes with getting to work under your own power. Bike Cleveland. Jason Kuhn; 3000 Bridge Ave. Ste. 1; Cleveland, OH 44113-3086. (216) 298-1938. www.bikecleveland.org/btwd

Friday, 5/18. NATIONAL BIKE-TO-WORK DAY PANCAKE BREAKFAST. Dayton Area. Get your day off to a great start and share the culture and the fun of biking to work! Celebrate with exhibitors, free pancake breakfast, coffee, photo booth, much more! Five Rivers MetroParks. Riverscape MetroPark; 111 E. Monument Ave.; Dayton, OH 45402. (937) 275-7275. MetroParks.org/biketowork

Friday, 5/18. NIGHT RIDES ON THE OHIO & ERIE CANAL TOWPATH TRAIL. Massillon. For details, see April 20.

Saturday, 5/19. CANALWAY BICYCLE POKER RUN. Massillon. Riding 16 flat miles on the Towpath Trail, cyclists stop at five checkpoints along the way, picking up a playing card at each stop. Riders play hands against each other at finish. Prizes to the top 10 hands, other prizes to those with jokers. Proceeds benefit local trail projects. In celebration of the Stark County Bicycle Club’s 50th anniversary, enjoy entertainment, burgers, kids’ games, beer for adults. Massillon Area Greenways & Stark County Bicycle Club. Debbie Lehman; Ernie’s Bicycle Shop; 135 Lake Ave. NW; Massillon, OH 44647. (330) 832-2771. ErniesBikeShop.com

LATE ENTRY: Sunday, 5/20. YOUNG’S ICE CREAM CHARITY BIKE TOUR RALLY RIDE #2. Xenia Station to South Charleston Station & back – approximately 46 miles. YoungsBikeTour.com

Saturday & Sunday, 5/19 & 5/20. 57th TOSRV: TOUR OF THE SCIOTO RIVER VALLEY. Canal Winchester. Join riders from around the nation for this American spring classic and the country’s longest-running cycling event! This year’s tour will featuring an exciting new start location, and partnership with the BrewDog Brewing Company. Travel the flat to hilly roads through the Scioto River Valley for this two-day, back-to-back century tour. Half-TOSRV options are available. A full-service tour providing meals, marked roads, GPS maps, sag support, and more! Online entry available. Columbus Outdoor Pursuits. Attn: Larry Jenkins; 27 E. Home St.; Westerville, OH 43081. (614) 442-7901. TOSRV.org

Sunday, 5/20. 44th HUFFMAN SPRING CLASSIC. Moraine. Celebrate spring by riding approximately 30/50/62 rolling miles through the beautiful countryside west of Dayton! Entry includes pre-ride breakfast, rest stops with snacks along the way, and post-ride lunch. Dayton Cycling Club. Bob Hartman; 289 Wampler Ave.; Dayton, OH 45405. (937) 974-5393. DaytonCyclingClub.org

Saturday, 5/26. 29th JJJ: JERRY’S JEROMESVILLE JOURNEY. Oberlin. A free 100-mile tour with a 50-mile cutoff travels the rolling and hilly portions of southern Lorain and northern Ashland Counties. Ride is named for founder Jerry Warnke. Lorain Wheelmen Bicycle Club. PO Box 102; Amherst, OH 44001-0102. www.LorainWheelmen.org

Saturday, 5/26. HONOR RIDE – OHIO. New Albany. Fundraiser. 14/31/67 miles. Project Hero. Samantha Short; 23679 Calabasas Rd. #42; Calabasas, CA 91302. (845) 702-1136. www.ProjectHero.org

Sunday, 5/27. 12th WHEELING HERITAGE TRAIL BICYCLE TOUR. Wheeling, W.Va. Fun and scenic ride through historic city and beyond. Routes of 10/30/62 flat to very hilly miles follow the existing Heritage Trail and serves as fundraiser to improve and extend the trail. Also offered: an extended tour that leaves the trail for a hilly loop through Bethany, and West Liberty W.Va. Ohio Valley Trail Partners. Quick Service Bicycle Shop; 701 N. Lincoln Ave.; Bridgeport, OH 43912. (740) 635-3700. www.OhioValleyTrailPartners.com

June

Saturday, 6/2. 35th HOT TAMALE. Waldo. Fuel up on “The Best” homemade cookies, fresh strawberries, and enjoy friendly rest stops on this full-service tour. Routes of 8/16/32/64 flat miles for cyclists of all abilities. The eight-miler is a family-oriented ride. Pre-register by May 18 for discount; day-of entry is accepted. Come celebrate our 35th anniversary! Heart of Ohio Tailwinds. Janine Williams; 1166 Bellefontaine Ave.; Marion, OH 43302. (740) 382-9952. www.hot-tamale.org

Saturday 6/2. COVERED BRIDGE TOUR. Brookville. See up to 11 covered bridges in Southwestern Ohio on this budget tour of 20/42/70/103 rolling to hilly miles. Low traffic. Dayton Cycling Club. Mark Buchwalder; 423 Volusia Ave.; Dayton, OH 45409. bikewalder@yahoo.com

Saturday, 6/2. 2nd SPIN THE LAKES BICYCLE TOUR. Berlin Center. Ride a 20- or 50-mile rolling loop around Lake Milton, Lake Berlin, and West Branch with start/finish at a winery! A full-service event with food and music at finish reception. Homes for Kids/Child and Family Solutions. PO Box 683; Niles, OH 44446. (330) 544-8005. www.hfk.org

Saturday, 6/2. PEDAL-WITH-PETE – KENT. Kent. A fixed fee or pledge-optional event to raise funds for Cerebral Palsy research, this event features rides of 6/15/45/65 flat to (on longer routes) hilly miles. Picnic lunch provided at finish. Stick around after your ride and visit the Main Street Kent Art and Wine Festival. Pedal-With-Pete, Inc. Attn: Jim Stroble; 6987 Hudson Rd.; Kent, OH 44240-6070. (330) 678-5847. pedal-with-pete.org

Saturday, 6/2. 9th TOUR DE H2O: WATER FOR AFRICA. Columbus. A fully-supported pledge tour raising funds to assist with the construction of water wells in extremely poor African villages. Well-marked routes of 10/25/32/50/62 flat to rolling miles travel scenic Ohio countryside. A catered African lunch is featured. Global Partners for Development. Steven Hurt; 595 Greenwich St.; Worthington, OH 43085. (614) 205-4893. TourDeH2O.org

Saturday, 6/2. HARDIN COUNTY BUGGY BIKE RIDE. Kenton. A leisurely ride of 5/15/30 flat miles through the Amish countryside of Hardin County. Family-friendly routes with a stop at a local general store. Post-ride food provided. Hardin County Family YMCA. Attn: Frank Marsico; 918 W. Franklin St.; Kenton, OH 43326. (419) 673-6131. HardinCoYMCA.net

Saturday, 6/2. GRAND OPENING: PREMIER HEALTH ATRIUM MEDICAL CENTER BIKE PARK. Lebanon. Opening Celebration from 10 AM to 2 PM. Park Location: 475 E. Turtlecreek Union Road; Lebanon, OH 45036. www.LebanonBikePark.org

Saturday & Sunday, 6/2 & 6/3. 36th MARIETTA RIVER RENDEZVOUS. Duncan Falls. One- and two-day rides take cyclists on their choice of adventures. One-day riders may choose rolling to hilly routes of 38/57/90 miles on Sunday. Two-day riders pedal to Marietta Saturday for a ride on a sternwheeler river boat and an overnight stay, riding back on Sunday, a 68-mile rolling to hilly trip each day. Snack stops a’plenty, full support, and beautiful scenery await. Marietta Rowing & Cycling Club. Melissa Shea; 19510 State Route 550; Marietta, OH 45750. (740) 236-3048. www.MariettaRCC.org

Saturday, 6/9. 15th STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL BICYCLE TOUR. London. Ride through winding flat to rolling rural Madison, Clark, Fayette, and Greene Counties on routes of 21/44/62/100 miles. Shortest route remains on the Prairie Grass Trail while longer routes venture to Jamestown, Jeffersonville, Xenia, Yellow Springs, and South Charleston. Food and drinks, road markings, and maps provided. Friends of Madison County Parks and Trails. PO Box 308; London, OH 43140. (614) 205-6754. www.fmcpt.com

Saturday, 6/9. TOUR DE FLASH. Dublin. A pledges-optional fundraiser. Mostly-flat to rolling routes of 10/31/62/100 miles are offered. Event in memory of Bill “Flash” Gordon, a leader in the local cycling community. Gordon’s love of adventure, friendship, and connection continues to inspire others. National Kidney Foundation – Central Ohio. Attn: Tisha Reynolds; 2800 Corporate Exchange Dr.; Columbus, OH 43231. (614) 882-6184 Ext. 821. www.kidney.org

Saturday, 6/9. 12th INDIAN LAKE FIREWORKS FUND RIDE. Lakeview. Ride 15 flat miles around the lake with your family, 30 miles around the lake and parts of Logan County, or 60 miles around the county and enjoy some hills! Afterward, take a swim in beautiful Indian Lake. Early entry incentives by June 1. Indian Lake Area Chamber of Commerce. 8200 State Route 366 Ste. 2; Russells Point, OH 43348. (937) 843-5392. office@indianlakechamber.org

Saturday, 6/9. 14th WOW: WORLD OF WILDLIFE TOUR. Warren. Most of the ride takes place on the Western Reserve Greenway in Trumbull and Ashtabula Counties covering 20/40/69 flat miles. Proceeds benefit the Trumbull County portion of the Greenway. Excellent for tandems and recumbents. Snack stops are included featuring homemade cookies. Helmet Required. Trumbull County MetroParks. Attn: Dave Ambrose; PO Box 1788; Warren, OH 44482-1788. (330) 647-3666. https://goo.gl/X5qL6H

Saturday, 6/9. PAJAMA PARTY NIGHT RIDE ON THE TOWPATH TRAIL with BIKE CLEVELAND. Peninsula. Free, fun ride for all skill levels covering 14 flat miles on the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Wear your finest sleepwear! Helmet and bike headlight required. Join or donate to Bike Cleveland at the event to be eligible for door prizes. Century Cycles. 1621 Main Street; Peninsula, OH 44264. (330) 657-2209. centurycycles.com/for/NightRides

Sunday, 6/10. 42nd SUNDAY IN JUNE. Burton. Join more than 800 fellow cyclists for a thrilling spin through the heart of Northeastern Ohio’s Amish countryside; organized by cyclists, for cyclists! Choose from among routes of 25/40/62/100 rolling to hilly miles on the rural roads of scenic Geauga County. A classic full-service tour including rest stops, marked roads, sag service, headquartered in an historic Century village. Online entry available. Cleveland Touring Club. Jay Randall; 4305 Stone Ridge Cir.; Berea, OH 44017-3112. (216) 780-7118. SundayInJune.com

DATE CHANGE, NEW DATE: Saturday, 6/10. OBF DAY IN CLEVELAND. Cleveland. Among the activities will be a 10 AM Track Cycling class, second-level Track Cycling class at Noon, then open to riding until 4:00 PM at Cleveland Velodrome: 5033 Broadway Avenue (Entrance off of Pershing Ave); Cleveland. ClevelandVelodrome.org

Friday, 6/15. NIGHT RIDES ON THE OHIO & ERIE CANAL TOWPATH TRAIL. Massillon. For details, see April 20.

Saturday, 6/16. 3rd BRENDA HOFFMAN MEMORIAL RIDE AND 5K. Newark. A wide range of routes and an optional 5K run presents opportunities for the entire family. The 10-mile route is flat, a trail ride along the old railways of Licking County. The 25- and 40-mile routes begin on trail but quickly move to the roads through the many (some quite steep) hills of the county. All routes offer a water station at their halfway marks, refreshments at the finish. Rider Limit: 200. In memory of triathlete Brenda S. Hoffman. Genesis HealthCare System; Rebecca Geyer; 955 Bethesda Dr. Ste. 260; Zanesville, OH 43701. (740) 455-7659. http://goo.gl/QvhswM

Saturday, 6/16. PUMPKINVINE BIKE RIDE. Goshen, Ind. Share the road with horses and buggies as you cycle past traditional Amish farms on this very popular ride. Routes of 22/37/50/100 flat to hilly miles are offered. Arrive on Friday evening and ride to the Carriage House, an Amish home, and enjoy the Thresher’s Dinner. Proceeds support the Pumpkinvine Nature Trail, a 16-mile path lined with flowers and trees. Entry Deadline: May 16. Friends of the Pumpkinvine Nature Trail. Robert Carrico; PO Box 392; Goshen, IN 46527. (574) 266-1362. ride.pumpkinvine.org

Saturday, 6/16. 5th LIMALAND BICYCLE TOUR. Lima. Enjoy rides of 25/40/65 miles over flat to rolling country roads with light traffic and rural scenery. Fully-supported tour with rest stops, marked roads, maps, sag service, lunch, prizes. New start/finish with indoor facilities. Entry form available online. Team Roadrunners Bicycle Club. TeamRoadrunners.org

Saturday, 6/16. TWISTED TWIG MOUNTAIN BIKE RACE AND RIDE. Clarksville. A challenging competition for experienced mountain bike racers, and a family-friendly, no-pressure trail ride. Entire event on a 370-acre farm: Cruise the back roads, trails, hills, and woodlands on courses designed to challenge all levels of riders and give participants a great place to experience the fun and excitement of mountain bike racing and riding. Exclusive track available only to The Twisted Twig racers. Bonnybrook Farms. Attn: Diane Gerspacher; 3779 State Route 132; Clarksville, OH 45113. (937) 289-2500. BonnybrookFarms.com/twisted-twig-mountain-bike-race/

Saturday – Tuesday, 6/16 – 6/19. JUNETEENTH FREEDOM RIDES. Cleveland. Four free rides of 10+ flat miles will focus on “Juneteenth” – June 19, 1865 – and commemorate the announcement of the abolition of slavery in the Confederate South. Rides begin at Cleveland’s African American Cultural Gardens. Juneteenth Freedom Rides Committee. JuneteenthFreedomRides.wordpress.com

Saturday – Saturday, 6/16 – 6/23. 30th GOBA: GREAT OHIO BICYCLE ADVENTURE. Delaware. This year touring Central Ohio for seven days of riding around Columbus, visiting: Delaware, London, Circleville, Lancaster, and Newark. Terrain encountered will include spacious flat vistas and hilly country roads. Historic towns and cities, beautiful parklands await those taking this casual biking vacation which offers time to spend with friends and family. Entry Deadline: May 16. Rider Limit: 1,500. Online entry available. Columbus Outdoor Pursuits. Attn: Larry Jenkins; 27 E. Home St.; Westerville, OH 43081. (614) 442-7901. goba.com

LATE ENTRY: Saturday, 6/16. YOUNG’S ICE CREAM CHARITY BIKE TOUR RALLY RIDE #3. K&G Bike Center (Kettering – Marshall Rd) to Bellbrook & back – 36 miles. YoungsBikeTour.com

Thursday, 6/21. 42nd HOOT: HEART OF OHIO TOUR. Lancaster. Celebrate summer solstice and take the day off and ride with GOBA riders during their layover day, then stay to be entertained by host city Lancaster. Rolling to hilly rides of 50/100 miles around Lancaster and Fairfield County. Fully-supported tour including marked roads, GPS maps. Online entry available. Columbus Outdoor Pursuits. Attn: Larry Jenkins; 27 E. Home St.; Westerville, OH 43081. (614) 442-7901. Outdoor-Pursuits.org

Image: PedalX AdSaturday, 6/23. 6th EARN FOR THE BURN (BICYCLE POKER RUN). Rittman. Riders stop at five points to pick up a playing card for a poker hand; prizes to the top three hands at finish. Flat to rolling routes of 14/25/50 miles available with a challenging large hill option at the end of the 50-miler. Sag support on longer routes, refreshments at card stops, lunch at finish. Proceeds benefit Akron Children’s Hospital, Paul and Carol David Foundation Burn Institute. Rittman Firefighter’s Assn. and Orrville Cycling Club. Attn: Marcia Dodrill; PO Box 414; Rittman, OH 44270. EarnForTheBurn.org

Saturday, 6/23. RIDE FOR RICE. Beavercreek. A pledge tour in which riders raise money to purchase rice meals to send to Swaziland, Africa. Routes of 25/550/100 flat miles are offered. Christian Life Center. Jacob Collins; 3489 Little York Rd.; Dayton, OH 45414. (937) 898-8811. jcollins@clcdayton.org

Saturday, 6/23. 23rd TREE CITY ROLLING TOUR & CENTURY. Greensburg, Ind. Something for everyone with routes of 16/33/67/100 flat to very hilly miles – up to 2,000 feet of climbing, if that’s your thing! Visit small towns, a covered bridge, and plenty of rolling countryside. In addition to a full lunch, fruit, snacks, sandwiches fuel your day’s efforts. Hub of activity is the city’s historical town square. Music arts, crafts, beer and wine garden, and a Tenderloin Contest. Decatur County Family YMCA. 1 YMCA Way; Greensburg, IN 47240. (812) 663-9622. www.TreeCityRollingTour.org

Saturday, 6/23. PEDAL FOR PAWS. Bucyrus. Rides of 12/24/40/60 flat to rolling miles through rural Crawford County, proceeds benefit local pets and shelter facility. Visit some of the most beautiful areas of the county and refresh yourself at water and snack stops along the way. Humane Society Serving Crawford County. Steve Meadows: (419) 561-1589. stevedede@columbus.rr.com

Saturday, 6/23. BUCKEYE BRIDGE RIDE. Eaton. A scenic ride, primarily on public roads, viewing historic covered bridges, on routes of 18/38/48/49 flat to very hilly miles. Full-service tour featuring special treats prepared by County 4-H members, marked roads, sag service. Lunch and tee shirt included. Preble County Friends of 4-H. Curt Caplinger; 3485 Eaton-Gettysburg Rd.; Eaton, OH 45320. (937) 533-7763. BuckeyeBridgeRide.org

Saturday, 6/23. NIGHT RIDE ON THE TOWPATH TRAIL. Peninsula. Free, fun ride for all skill levels covering 14 flat miles on the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Helmet and bike headlight required. Century Cycles. 1621 Main Street; Peninsula, OH 44264. (330) 657-2209. centurycycles.com/for/NightRides

DATE CHANGE: Saturday, 6/23. OBF DAY IN CLEVELAND. Date changed to June 10.

LATE ENTRY: Saturday, 6/23. Y-RIDE. Canal Winchester. Promoting the Y’s mission promoting healthy lifestyles, this event offers rides on 15/30/50/70 flat to hilly miles. Visted are several central Ohio communities, rest stops at YMCA branches. Longer routes are more challenging and include more hills. Light snacks and water are provided. Online entry available. Pickaway County Family YMCA. Attn: Angie Gallis; 440 Nicholas Dr.; Circleville, OH 43113. (740) 477-1661. ymcacolumbus.org/blog/join-us-2018-y-ride

Saturday & Sunday, 6/23 & 6/24. 29th BIKE MS: BIKE TO THE BAY. Perrysburg. Pledge ride fundraiser for cyclists of all skill levels. Covers 35 (Saturday only)/50/75/100 miles towards Port Clinton with one- and two-day options. Saturday night dinner and celebration at a brewery or Jet Express to Put-in-Bay. Two-day riders enjoy BBQ finish line celebration. National MS Society. Karen Moore; 1718 Indian Wood Cir. Ste. C; Maumee, OH 43537. (855) 372-1331. BikeMS.org

ADDED URL: Sunday, 6/24. FIDF RIDE OHIO. Pepper Pike. Rolling to hilly 10/25/50/75 miles. FIDF Midwest Region. Flat to rolling 10/25/50/75 miles. Attn: Diane Jenks: (216) 310-4482. www.fidf.org/rideohio

CORRECTED PHONE NUMBER: Sunday, 6/24. 42nd PORTAGE RIVER TOUR. Elmore. Flat, rural riding of 10/31/62/100 miles follows the meanderings of the Portage River as it flows toward Lake Erie in Northwestern Ohio. The 10-miler is mostly on paved trail, family-friendly. Lunch for all riders at the Portage River Festival. Online entry available. Maumee Valley Adventurers. PO Box 352736; Toledo, OH 43635-2736. (419) 243-7680. MVAdventurers.org

Friday, 6/29. BIKE TO WORK DAY. Cleveland Area. Leave that car at home and ride your bike to work! You are encouraged to ride to work as often as you can but on the last Friday of the month, May thru September, you’ll be welcomed at the downtown Cleveland Bike Rack with fresh coffee and bagels at the end of your in-bound commute. Meet up with other riders, share stories, revel in the feeling of accomplishment that comes with getting to work under your own power. Bike Cleveland. Jason Kuhn; 3000 Bridge Ave. Ste. 1; Cleveland, OH 44113-3086. (216) 298-1938. www.bikecleveland.org/btwd

Saturday, 6/30. 31st RIDGE RUNNER RAMBLE. New Albany. Ride the scenic roads northeast of Columbus on routes of 20/50/80 rolling to very hilly miles. Short route covers relatively flat roads, longer routes have more challenging terrain. Fully-supported tour, GPS maps available. Online entry available. Proceeds benefit the Homeless Families Foundation. Columbus Outdoor Pursuits. Attn: Larry Jenkins; 27 E. Home St.; Westerville, OH 43081. (614) 442-7901. Outdoor-Pursuits.org

Saturday, 6/30. 2nd RED, WHITE, AND BIKE POKER RUN. Ansonia. Ride 8/16/31/64 flat miles over back country roads in northern Darke County drawing cards at checkpoints to form a poker hand. Cash prizes for top three hands on each route. Ansonia Parks Committee. Darrin Shook; PO Box 711; Ansonia, OH 45303. (937) 889-9570. carleenbeisner3@hotmail.com

July

LATE ENTRY: Sunday, 7/1. YOUNG’S ICE CREAM CHARITY BIKE TOUR RALLY RIDE #4. Young’s Jersey Dairy (in Yellow Springs) to Jamestown and back, lunch provided – Approximately 60 miles. YoungsBikeTour.com

Wednesday, 7/4. 23rd VANDALIA FREEDOM BIKE TOUR. Vandalia. Enjoy the Fourth of July holiday on well-maintained routes of 31/62 rolling miles visiting picturesque areas of the northern Miami Valley. The 23rd year brings special surprises for all participants. Fully-supported with sag, shirts, snacks, prizes, water bottles, lunch, great people. Join in the fun and celebrate America’s independence! Vandalia-Butler Optimist Club. Steven Reed; 8600 N. Main St. Ste. A; Dayton, OH 45415. (937) 414-7602. www.VandaliaFreedomTour.org

Saturday, 7/7. 8th DUNCAN’S RUN BICYCLE PATCH RIDE. Harlem Twp. Pedal back in time along the rural roads and rippling waterways in quiet corners of Delaware, Licking, and Knox Counties. Choose from among routes of 15/30/60/75 flat to hilly miles with a few steep climbs on the longest route. A full-service tour with frequent rest stops, a hearty homemade “farmer’s lunch” with live music, and a unique souvenir patch. Online entry available. Harlem Township Heritage. Tom Nied / Dave Snyder; 3883 S State Route 605; Galena, OH 43021-9650. (740) 965-9355. www.HarlemTwpHeritage.org

Saturday, 7/7. 23rd UPPER SANDUSKY FAMILY TOUR. Upper Sandusky. A ride through the “Blue Stone Ridges” offering something for the whole family on routes of 10 to 100 miles. Marked roads, GPS maps available, limited route support. Longer routes have designated rest areas; pulled chicken sandwiches offered at the end of all rides. Online entry available. Columbus Outdoor Pursuits. Attn: Larry Jenkins; 27 E. Home St.; Westerville, OH 43081. (614) 442-7901. Outdoor-Pursuits.org

Saturday, 7/7. NIGHT RIDE ON THE TOWPATH TRAIL. Peninsula. Free, fun ride for all skill levels covering 14 flat miles on the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Helmet and bike headlight required. Century Cycles. 1621 Main Street; Peninsula, OH 44264. (330) 657-2209. centurycycles.com/for/NightRides

Saturday, 7/8. 6th BIKE MS: CENTRAL OHIO CHALLENGE. Dublin. Fundraiser pledge tour. For century riders looking for a challenge: ride to the highest point in Ohio while on a fully-supported event. Or choose from among routes of 30/55/80 rolling to hilly miles. All routes offer frequent rest stops with snacks and refreshments. Post-ride celebration with music and food. National MS Society. Steve Niemann; 4440 Lake Forest Dr. Ste. 120; Cincinnati, OH 45242. (513) 657-7005. BikeMS.org

CANCELED: Sunday, 7/8. 2nd HARVEST TOUR. Lancaster.  Outdoor-Pursuits.org

Sunday, 7/8. AKRON BICYCLE CLUB’S ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY RIDE. Copley. Choose from among routes of 25/50/62/100 miles on marked, lightly-traveled roads in “absolutely beautiful” areas of Summit, Medina, and Wayne Counties. ABC has become the area’s most popular bicycling event. Full-service tour with lunch awaiting all at the finish. Helmet Required. Akron Bicycle Club. Attn: Wally Kudlaty; PO Box 2268; Stow, OH 44224. (330) 806-9106. www.AkronBike.org

Saturday, 7/14. MAJOR TAYLOR CYCLING CLUB OF DAYTON SIGNATURE RIDE. Dayton. Tour benefits community organizations. Experience the flat to rolling hills of Montgomery County via routes of 10/18/32/62 miles. Rest stops and sag services provided; post-ride lunch for those who have pre-registered. Online entry available. Major Taylor Cycling Club of Dayton. Attn: Carolyn Misick; PO Box 10731; Dayton, OH 45402-7731. (937) 631-2223. MajorTaylorDayton.org

Saturday, 7/14. 4th BLUFFTON RIDE TO REMEMBER. Bluffton. This fundraiser for Bluffton Bikeways features routes of 10/23/37/63/100 flat miles over well-paved and quiet roads and through six villages. Fully-supported with well-marked roads and snacks at rest stops. Cool and relax afterwards with free swimming, showers, coupon good at local restaurants. Bluffton Lions Foundation. Raymond Harner; Bike Crazy; 127 N. Main St.; Bluffton, OH 45817. (419) 659-2916. RideToRemember.net

Saturday, 7/14. 12th DOG DAYS WINE TOUR. LaGrange. Choose from among routes of 37/45/65/100/125 flat to rolling miles offering plenty of rest stops along the way. Visit great wineries and cideries unique to “The Dog.” This is a full-service tour also offering GPS mapping support, and a post-ride cookout. Online entry available. Silver Wheels Cycling Club. Scott Edmundson; PO Box 867; Elyria, OH 44036. (440) 984-1204. silverwheelscyclingclub.wildapricot.org

Saturday, 7/14. 7th LINDY FLYER AT SHELBY BICYCLE DAYS. Shelby. Named for one of the Shelby Cycle Company’s most popular bicycles, this tour offers four loop rides through the historical community and surrounding farmlands. Routes of 12/18/27/28 flat to hilly miles begin and end in Downtown. A free ride, pledges optional: Flexible starting time, ride any or all loops, and in any order, snacks and drinks provided. Tour is part of a three-day festival that includes fireworks the evening of the tour. A large collection of Shelby Cycles will be on display in downtown storefronts, plus a walkable historical timeline of the cycle maker. Shelby Bicycle Days Festival. Kevin John; 221 Cold Draw Ct.; Shelby, OH 44875. (567) 303-9007. ShelbyBicycleDays.com

Saturday, 7/14. NIGHT RIDES ON THE OHIO & ERIE CANAL TOWPATH TRAIL. Massillon. A special fireworks ride in conjunction with Canal Fulton’s Canal Days Festival! Ernie’s Bicycle Shop. (800) 291-0099. ErniesBikeShop.com

Saturday, 7/14. 8th TOUR DES LAKES. Syracuse, Ind. A leisurely bike ride through gently rolling hills and scenery around eight beautiful lakes in Kosciusko County. Begins with Syracuse Lake and visits Lake Wawasee, Papakeechee Lake, Tippecanoe Lake, and others in 15/31/62 flat to hilly miles. Between the lakes, enjoy quiet countryside and quaint small towns. “Sag stops,” along the way offer healthy snacks and drink. Lunch at finish with live music and a beer garden. Syracuse-Wawasee Park Foundation. Attn: Megan McClellan; 1013 N. Long Dr.; Syracuse, IN 46567. (513) 835-5631. www.TourDesLakes.com

LATE ENTRY: Saturday, 7/14. SHAKER HEIGHTS TRIKE & BIKE. Shaker Heights. Children’s fundraiser. Cedar Point. velosano.org/trikeandbike

LATE ENTRY: Saturday – Sunday, 7/14 – 7/15. 16th YOUNG’S ICE CREAM CHARITY BIKE TOUR. Yellow Springs. One or two-day options on this full-service fundraiser offer mileages ranging from 28-miles to 100-miles over rolling terrain. Ride through beautiful Greene, Clark, Champaign, Logan, and Hardin Counties including the lush forests and fields of the Northern Miami Valley. Visits small towns, too, including Bellefontaine, Belle Center, and Ada. Overnighters stay in dorms at Ohio Northern University. Meals provided. Refreshments include ice cream, of course! Proceeds of this event are distributed equally to the Alzheimer’s Association, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, South Community Positive Health Options, and United Rehabilitation Services. YoungsBikeTour.com

LATE ENTRY: Thursday – Sunday, 7/19 – 7/22. 15th GREENE TRAILS CYCLING CLASSIC. Xenia. This one-of-a-kind cycling event features a home base where all daily rides originate. Choose to camp or stay in one of the local bed-and breakfast or hotel establishments. The area’s nationally-recognized, award-winning rail-to-trail system and their adjacent communities are highlighted and offer enjoyable rides for the entire family. A different trail is featured each day. Participants can register for one, two, three or all four days.  All breakfasts and two dinners are included in the four-day package. A wide range of activities, cycling experiences, and services await. Greene County Parks & Trails. GCParksTrails.com/209/Greene-Trails-Cycling-Classic

Friday – Sunday, 7/20 – 7/22. VELOSANO 5 | BIKE TO CURE. Cleveland. Friday kickoff party with rides beginning Saturday. One- and two-day options include routes of 12/25/50/75/100 flat to very hilly miles. Two-day riders stay at The College of Wooster. Big pledge tour with funds benefiting cancer research at The Cleveland Clinic. VeloSano. 9500 Euclid Ave. #DVB103; Cleveland, OH 44195. (216) 444-6150. velosano.org

Saturday, 7/21. 16th COMMUNITY TIES TOUR. Westerville. Ride 31/62/100 flat to rolling miles through scenic areas, rare bird habitats, and a new section of the Ohio to Erie Trail. Full-service tour with locally-sourced, homestyle lunch included. Also, an eight-mile Family Ride option on trails. Benefits Ohio to Erie Trail in Delaware County. Delaware Friends of the Trail. Barry Schumann; PO Box 2302; Westerville, OH 43086-2302. (614) 256-7815. DCFT.org

Saturday, 7/21. 30th METROPARKS TOUR. Whitehouse. Visit up to four scenic wooded Toledo area metroparks connected by Northwestern Ohio backroads and paved bike trail. Ride 15/31/62/100 flat miles and enjoy views of the broad, beautiful Maumee River, historic Fallen Timbers Monument, and rural countryside. Longer routes reach Fulton County. GPS mapping, online entry available. Maumee Valley Adventurers. PO Box 352736; Toledo, OH 43635-2736. (419) 482-8225. MVAdventurers.org

Saturday, 7/21. GRAN FONDO HOCKING HILLS. Lancaster/Logan. Routes of 72/100 miles on this tour with awards for the top three finishers in each category. All riders receive a participation award and will have earned it: there are a few very steep sections on both courses and riders are warned to have bikes equipped with climbing gears! Tee shirts to all pre-registered. Snacks and drinks available on routes, and at finish. NACS sanctioned. TeamColumbusEvents. https://goo.gl/WibWn2

Saturday, 7/21. NIGHT RIDE ON THE TOWPATH TRAIL. Peninsula. Free, fun ride for all skill levels covering 14 flat miles on the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Helmet and bike headlight required. Century Cycles. 1621 Main Street; Peninsula, OH 44264. (330) 657-2209. centurycycles.com/for/NightRides

Saturday – Saturday, 7/21 – 7/28. XOBA: ‘CROSS OHIO BICYCLE TOUR. This unique seven-day, full-service linear tour allows riders to touch two state lines and cross the state of Ohio with a week. Riders will enjoy, on-average, 60 to 65 miles of riding per day covering wide-ranging terrain while seeing some of the great points of interest Ohio has to offer. A camping tour providing two dinners during the week and transport from the distant finish back to the start location. Rider Limit: 250. Online entry available. Columbus Outdoor Pursuits. Attn: Larry Jenkins; 27 E. Home St.; Westerville, OH 43081. (614) 442-7901. ride-xoba.org

Thursday – Saturday, 7/26 – 7/28. 51st THE WHEELMEN ANNUAL NATIONAL MEET. Oberlin. You don’t have to own an antique bicycle to enjoy this gathering. The Wheelmen’s annual Meet takes place at Oberlin College this year and members from across the country will ride vintage bicycles (such as “high wheelers”) on a century route, formal parade, and in demonstrations. Come and enjoy the original bicycle boom… of the 1880s! Ohio Wheelmen. Richard DeLombard; PO Box 230; Huron, OH 44839-0230. OhioWheelmen.org/2018.html

LATE ENTRY: Thursday – Sunday, 7/26 – 7/29. PAN OHIO HOPE RIDE. Multi-day pledge tour for American Cancer Society. PanOhioHopeRide.org/

Friday, 7/27. BIKE TO WORK DAY. Cleveland Area. Leave that car at home and ride your bike to work! You are encouraged to ride to work as often as you can but on the last Friday of the month, May thru September, you’ll be welcomed at the downtown Cleveland Bike Rack with fresh coffee and bagels at the end of your in-bound commute. Meet up with other riders, share stories, revel in the feeling of accomplishment that comes with getting to work under your own power. Bike Cleveland. Jason Kuhn; 3000 Bridge Ave. Ste. 1; Cleveland, OH 44113-3086. (216) 298-1938. www.bikecleveland.org/btwd

Saturday – Tuesday, 7/28 – 7/31. HAUSFELD ND2UD RIDE FOR LIFE. Dayton. A four-day ride from the University of Notre Dame to the University of Dayton. Fundraiser: Pledges Optional. Riders will travel about 50 to 60 flat to rolling miles per day. Accommodations, breakfast and dinner will be provided at schools and colleges. Dayton Right to Life. Paul Coudron; 425 N. Findlay; Dayton, OH 45404. (937) 461-3625. pcoudron@daytonlife.org

Saturday, 7/28. 13th PRAIRIE APPRECIATION BIKE RIDE. London. Educational ride of 13 flat miles. Friends of Madison County Parks and Trails. PO Box 308; London, OH 43140. (614) 205-6754. www.fmcpt.com

Saturday, 7/28. 10th RALLY POINT RIVER RIDE. Shawnee. Celebrating a decade of great rides, offering new 50- and 62-mile routes along beautiful rural roads, and family-friendly 10- and 20-mile routes on Lima’s scenic River Walk. A full-service tour, lunch, live music, kids’ bike giveaways, and more. Proceeds benefit teen youth center. Rally Point Youth Center. PO Box 1502; Lima, OH 45802. (419) 229-4444. RallyUp.org

Saturday, 7/28. OBF MEETING. Oberlin. The OBF will conduct its meeting at Noon in Stevenson Hall Cafeteria, Oberlin College; 155 North Professor Street during 51st Annual Wheelmen National Meet. See bicycling’s amazing past as you are surrounded by antique bicycles, then learn about our future!

LATE ENTRY: Saturday, 7/28. 17th PEDAL-WITH-PETE COLUMBUS. Hilliard. A family-friendly, pledges-optional fundraiser, benefiting cerebral palsy research. Possibly also use as a training ride for Pelotonia! Multiple route choices include rides of: 19/33/49/67/81/102 flat to rolling miles, or 10 miles mostly on bike path. Sag support, food, entertainment, tee shirts, other giveaways included. A post-event cookout tops off a great day of riding. Online entry available. Pedal-With-Pete Foundation; PO Box 1233; Worthington, OH 43085. (614) 547-2429. www.pedal-with-pete.org

Saturday & Sunday, 7/28 & 7/29. AMISHLAND AND LAKES. Lagrange, Ind. Returning to their two-day format, this popular event features route choices of 22 to 100 flat to rolling miles on Saturday, 25 to 50 miles on Sunday with camping available for the overnight stay. Arrive on Friday and learn how to ride the beautiful Pumpkinvine Nature Trail. Routes offer smooth, quiet roads where Amish buggies are many and cars are few. Rest stops feature fresh fruits and cookies. Amish bakeries, restaurants, and homemade ice cream parlors fuel your explorations! Rider Limit: 1,500. Michiana Bicycle Association. Amishland and Lakes; PO Box 182; Granger, IN 46530. (574) 387-6449. info@mbabike.com

Sunday – Saturday, 7/29 – 8/4. 26th TOUR DES TREES. Columbus. A week’s worth of riding covering more than 500 miles, looping through Cleveland, raising funds for the Tree Research and Education Endowment Fund. Entry fee and pledges required. Since 1992 riders have cycled through communities planting trees, educating children, highlighting science-based tree care – this is the first Ohio tour. Entry Deadline: May 31. TREE Fund. Attn: Karen Lindell; 552 S. Washington St. Ste 109; Naperville, IL 60540. (630) 369-8300 Ext. 203. www.TreeFund.org/tourdestrees

August

Saturday, 8/4. 8th RIB TICKLER RIDE. London. A fun addition to the Rib & Jazz Fest in downtown, this event travels 35 miles over flat to rolling roads in Madison and Clark Counties. Refreshment stops, road markings, and maps provided. A staffed bike corral lets riders enjoy the popular festival at the finish. Friends of Madison County Parks and Trails. PO Box 308; London, OH 43140. (614) 205-6754. www.fmcpt.com

Saturday & Sunday, 8/4 & 8/5. 35th BIKE MS: OXFORD. Oxford. Fundraiser pledge ride. A classic Ohio Valley ride of rolling hills, open farms, covered bridges, valley descents and climbs covering 25/50/75/100 rolling to hilly miles. Rest up in air-conditioned dorm room supplied with linens, Wi-Fi, and mini-fridges. Experience the camaraderie, laughter, excitement, support, and sense of accomplishment on this memorable journey. National MS Society. Steve Niemann; 4440 Lake Forest Dr. Ste. 120; Cincinnati, OH 45242. (513) 657-7005. BikeMS.org

Saturday & Sunday, 8/4 & 8/5. BIKE MS: BUCKEYE BREAKAWAY. Brunswick. Fundraiser pledge tour. Join more than 2,000 others riding the streets and rolling hills of Northern Ohio between Brunswick and Ashland. Cyclists travel 35/62/75/100 rolling miles with frequent rest stops, lunch included. Saturday finish line at Ashland offers food, music, and a party. Saturday one-day riders get free return transportation to Brunswick. Overnighters stay in dorms or hotels, ride 75-miles back on Sunday, served chicken dinner at finish. National MS Society. Karen Moore; 6155 Rockside Rd. Ste. 202; Independence, OH 44131. (855) 372-1331. BikeMS.org

Sunday, 8/5. 26th ROAST YOUR BUNS. Oberlin. A free, high summer tour in scenic Lorain County. Covers 28/52/70 flat to rolling miles. Come and roast your buns if you dare to brave the heat of summer! Lorain Wheelmen Bicycle Club. PO Box 102; Amherst, OH 44001-0102. www.LorainWheelmen.org

Sunday, 8/5. MAGNOLIA GRAVEL GALORE. Magnolia. Enjoy traversing scenic low-traffic gravel roads in the Magnolia and Atwood Lake region. Ride options of 25/35/50 rolling to hilly miles are offered. Sag wagons will be available but riders should be prepared for the challenge! Routes will be marked, maps provided, post-ride party with raffle prizes, food and refreshments. Stark Velo Cycling Team. Chris Smith; 3414 Overhill Dr. NW; Canton, OH 44718. (330) 904-2650. www.StarkVelo.com

Thursday – Sunday, 8/9 – 8/12. 8th RIVERS, TRAILS & ALES FESTIVAL. Marietta. Also known as RTA Fest, this grass-roots, enthusiast festival is located in the Appalachian foothills of Southeastern Ohio. A free ride with routes offered range from 15 to 60+ flat to hilly miles. RTA Fest highlights Marietta’s outdoor activities and charming downtown commercial district, appealing to locals and visitors alike. Eric Dowler; PO Box 5013; Marietta, OH 45750. (304) 483-7547. www.RTAfest.com

Saturday, 8/11. 25th MAD ANTHONY RIVER RALLY. Whitehouse. Enjoy bike trails, metroparks, country roads, and views of the sparkling Maumee River. Provided homemade cookies, sag support, beautiful lunch spot, and offering both paper maps and downloadable GPS routing! Route choices: 12/32/50/64/80/100 flat miles. Come early or stay late for Toledo’s Jeep Fest. Toledo Area Bicyclists. Debbie Tassie; 227 W. Dudley St.; Maumee, OH 43537-2114. (419) 215-7508. www.ToledoAreaBicyclists.org

Saturday, 8/11. 6th BRIDGES & VINES BICYCLE TOUR. Geneva. Ride past picturesque vineyards and through authentic covered bridges in Grand River Valley wine country. Little traffic is encountered on country road routes of 13/25/39/65/103 flat to rolling miles or bring your gravel or mountain bike and ride the new 37-mile, mostly-gravel route! All but the 13-miler spend some time on the paved Western Reserve Greenway Trail. Centurions reach the shores of Lake Erie. Includes post-ride lunch at one of the area’s most beautiful wineries. A full-service tour. United Way of Ashtabula County. Randy Jones; 2801 C Court; Ashtabula, OH 44004. (440) 998-4141. UnitedWayAshtabula.org

Saturday, 8/11. CONGRESSMAN RALPH REGULA MEMORIAL RIDE. Canal Fulton. A family-friendly ride taking riders through Barberton, Clinton, and Massillon. Choose from among Towpath Trail rides of 8/16/32 flat miles and enjoy picnic lunch, raffle prizes, music, and more at the Canal Fulton Canalway Center finish. Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition. Shannon Keeling; 47 W. Exchange St.; Akron, OH 44308. (330) 374-5657. www.OhioErieCanal.org

Saturday, 8/11. NIGHT RIDE ON THE TOWPATH TRAIL with the CONSERVANCY FOR CVNP. Peninsula. Free, fun ride for all skill levels covering 14 flat miles on the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Helmet and bike headlight required. Join or donate to the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park at the event to be eligible for door prizes. Century Cycles. 1621 Main Street; Peninsula, OH 44264. (330) 657-2209. centurycycles.com/for/NightRides

LATE ENTRY: Saturday, 8/11. HUDSON TRIKE & BIKE. Hudson. Children’s fundraiser. Cedar Point. velosano.org/trikeandbike

Friday, 8/17. NIGHT RIDES ON THE OHIO & ERIE CANAL TOWPATH TRAIL. Massillon. For details, see April 20.

Saturday, 8/18. 40th BEST “WURST” BIKE RIDE. Bucyrus. Slow things down and enjoy the view on this, the 40th annual ride! Share the adventure with friends and meet new ones from near and far, traveling flat to rolling routes of 12/35/65 miles through scenic countryside. Special commemorative tee shirt for pre-registered riders. Ride is held in conjunction with the 50th annual Bucyrus Bratwurst Festival. Bucyrus Tourism and Visitor Bureau. PO Box 1023; Bucyrus, OH 44820. (419) 562-0720. VisitBucyrus.com

Sunday, 8/19. 24th TRI-COUNTY TRIANGLE TRAIL COOKIE RIDE. Frankfort. Enjoy homemade cookies and refreshments at rest stops along routes of 14/21/38/50 flat to hilly miles in Ross, Fayette, and Highland Counties. Road markings, maps, and sag services available. Family discount. Proceeds benefit trail improvements. Tri-County Triangle Trail, Inc. (740) 313-4104. www.TriCountyTriangleTrail.org

Sunday, 8/19. 2nd RIDE FOR RECOVERY. Mentor.A pledges-optional fundraiser of 15/35 gently rolling miles through scenic Geauga County. Proceeds help support programs for adults recovering from alcohol, drug, and gambling addiction. Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers. Attn: Gail Keegan; 9083 Mentor Ave.; Mentor, OH 44060. (440) 205-2671. www.LGRC.us

Sunday, 8/19. TOUR DE FLATS. Fremont. Join in for a tour of some of the club’s favorite area roads from the beautiful open fields of Northern Ohio to the gently-rolling hills along the Sandusky River. Routes of 5/40/65/85 miles are offered. Flatlanders Bicycle Club. PO Box 134; Fremont, OH 43420. (419( 332-4481. flatlanders.info

Saturday, 8/25. BREAK THE CYCLE BENEFIT. Wooster. Fundraiser with pledges optional benefits efforts to “break the cycle” of addiction. Routes of 25/50/72 flat to very hilly miles are offered along with a new trail run/bike duathlon. Takes place in beautiful Amish Country with the 25- and 50-mile routes covering flat land to rolling hills; the 72-miler is a real challenge, very hilly – a 4,000-foot elevation gain – with steep climbs to beautiful views. Full services with aid stations on all routes. A hearty mail featuring Amish fry pies and socializing with friends at the finish. Camping available for pre- and post-ride overnighters. RISERS Support Auxiliary. Ty Young; OneEighty, Inc.; 104 Spink St.; Wooster, OH 44691. (330) 264-8498. BTCbenefit.org

Saturday, 8/25. 10th STEVE BARBOUR MEMORIAL TOUR. Dublin. Celebrate the life of Steve Barbour and all of those who no longer ride amongst us, beginning the fall season on the relatively flat roads of Northwestern Ohio. Route options of 35/62/100 miles are offered with marked roads, GPS maps, limited route support. Online entry available. Columbus Outdoor Pursuits. Attn: Larry Jenkins; 27 E. Home St.; Westerville, OH 43081. (614) 442-7901. Outdoor-Pursuits.org

Saturday, 8/25. 12th TOUR DE DONUT. Troy. Join 3,000 other riders and 16,000 donuts marking a dozen years of this unique event! Ride distances of 16/32/64 flat miles with donut stops. For each donut a rider eats, a five-minute time deduction is awarded. Eat our special Glazer Donut for a 10-minute deduction. Custom belt buckles to winners of donut-adjusted times in age groups and bike type categories, podium awards ceremony, kids events, and much more. Entry Deadline: August 20. Free camping. The ride is more about the fun than the competition, if you haven’t guessed! Roger Bowersock; PO Box 309; Greenville, OH 45331. (937) 417-5772. TheTourDeDonut.com

Saturday, 8/25. TOUR DE PUTNAM. Ottowa. Well-marked, flat routes of 25/50/75/100 miles will be offered. Rest stops and lunch stop are provided, along with SAG services. Helmet Required. Post-ride refreshments, showers, hot tub, and pool are available at the YMCA. Putnam County YMCA. Attn: Brian Barhorst; 101 Putnam Pkwy.; Ottowa, OH 45875. (419) 523-5233. www.PutnamYMCA.org

Saturday, 8/25. 2nd TOUR DE BUCKEYE LAKE. Thornville. Ride 12/25/38 flat to hilly miles around Buckeye Lake from a winery start/finish. Enjoy diverse scenery around the lake and ride through villages, neighborhoods, and farmlands. Snack stops along the way, live music, lunch, and beverages at finish. A full-service tour with proceeds benefiting development of multi-use trails in the region and to purchase bicycles for at-need children and families. Bike Buckeye Lake. Attn: William Collinson; PO Box 523; Buckeye Lake, OH 43008. BikeBuckeyeLake.org

Saturday, 8/25. NIGHT RIDE ON THE TOWPATH TRAIL. Peninsula. Free, fun ride for all skill levels covering 14 flat miles on the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Helmet and bike headlight required. Century Cycles. 1621 Main Street; Peninsula, OH 44264. (330) 657-2209. centurycycles.com/for/NightRides

Sunday, 8/26. 47th WRIGHT WRIDE. Dayton. Explore beautiful flat to rolling countryside on routes of 25/50/64/100 flat to rolling miles on this full-service tour. Home-baked goodies and a bountiful supply of snacks await! On routes of 50 miles and longer, lunch is provided featuring Wright Wride Salad, local foods, and more. Relax with refreshing snacks at the finish. Rider Limit: 500. Entry Deadline: August 22. Dayton Cycling Club. DaytonCyclingClub.org/wrightwride

Sunday, 8/26. DODGING DOWN BROOKLYN’S BIG CREEK: LIONS AND TIGERS, AND BIOSWALES. Cleveland. Small groups visit points of historical, geological, and cultural interest with brief interpretation by local experts, covering 10 to 20 miles. Food, sag services, $10 rental bikes available. Donation funds local non-profit cycling education programs. Ohio City Bicycle Co-op. 1840 Columbus Rd.; Cleveland, OH 44113. (216) 830-2667. OhioCityCycles.org

Friday, 8/31. BIKE TO WORK DAY. Cleveland Area. Leave that car at home and ride your bike to work! You are encouraged to ride to work as often as you can but on the last Friday of the month, May thru September, you’ll be welcomed at the downtown Cleveland Bike Rack with fresh coffee and bagels at the end of your in-bound commute. Meet up with other riders, share stories, revel in the feeling of accomplishment that comes with getting to work under your own power. Bike Cleveland. Jason Kuhn; 3000 Bridge Ave. Ste. 1; Cleveland, OH 44113-3086. (216) 298-1938. www.bikecleveland.org/btwd

September

Saturday, 9/1. UCF COVERED BRIDGES TOUR. Marysville. A scenic tour of 19/30/63 flat to hilly miles, depending upon length of the ride. Includes up to four covered bridges in the Union County area. A full-service tour with rest stops spaced for all riders. An extra “hilly” loop option is also available. Union County Foundation. PO Box 608; Marysville, OH 43040; Marysville, OH 43040. (937) 642-9618. www.UnionCountyFoundation.org

Saturday, 9/1. 22nd PEDAL THE LAKES. Greenville, Penn. A full-service tour in beautiful Western Pennsylvania and Northeastern Ohio featuring stops at local wineries, Amish countryside, several lakes, and a chance to see ducks walking on fish! Route options: 12/32/65/100 flat to hilly miles. Support vehicles on patrol. Rider Limit: 500. Online entry available. Mercer County Trails Association. Susan Riley or Katelyn Struthers; PO Box 1553; Hermitage, PA 16148. (724) 704-0432. MCTrails.org

Saturday, 9/1. BUTLER COUNTY DONUT TRAIL CYCLE CHALLENGE. Hamilton. Rolling to hilly 28/58 miles; mid-morning mass starts are planned with 12 donut stops on each of the routes. The Butler County Donut Trail features mom-and-pop shops that represent more than 350 combined years of doughnut-making experience. Inaugural commemorative tee shirt, custom finisher medal, custom bib tags, and water stations included. Butler County Donut Trail. 8756 Union Centre Blvd.; West Chester, OH 45069. (513) 860-4194. DonutTrailChallenge.com

Monday, 9/3. 27th OX ROAST BICYCLE TOUR. West Jefferson. Enjoy Labor Day on this go-at-your-own-pace ride of 32/66 flat to rolling miles in Madison and Franklin Counties – a few hills, too, don’t you know. Refreshment stops, marked roads, map available. Staffed bike corral at finish allows easy enjoyment of the popular Ox Roast festival. Friends of Madison County Parks and Trails. PO Box 308; London, OH 43140. (614) 205-6754. www.fmcpt.com

Monday, 9/3. FLATLANDERS LABOR DAY RIDE. Lindsey. You’ve got the day off, enjoy a free ride of 40 or 70 flat miles! Flatlanders Bicycle Club. PO Box 134; Fremont, OH 43420. (419( 332-4481. flatlanders.info

Friday – Sunday, 9/7 – 9/9. 5th NEOCYCLE. Cleveland. The nation’s largest urban cycling festival, expecting to draw 3,000 riders and 12,000 festival attendees! Events include: Night Ride, Velodrome, Fundo, XC MountainBike, Cyclocross Spectacular, and Cranks on the Banks – A Bicycle Scramble Event. Lakefront park hub featuring live music, cycling and outdoor lifestyle vendors, art exhibits and activities, and food trucks. Greater Cleveland Sports Commission. Attn: Monica Gustin; 334 Euclid Ave.; Cleveland, OH 44114. (216) 363-1105. NEOcycle.org

Saturday, 9/8. BIKE CLEVELAND FUNDO. Cleveland. A part of NEOCycle, take a casual, fun ride through Cleveland’s newest bike networks or choose longer, more challenging routes. Fully-marked courses of 10/31/62 flat to hilly miles are good for riders of all levels. Full-service event with multiple rest stops, support vehicles. Wrap up your day at the huge NEOCycle event with a food truck ticket, voucher for a draft beer (adults only), entertainment, and meet-up with fellow cyclists. Bike Cleveland. Jason Kuhn; 3000 Bridge Ave. Ste. 1; Cleveland, OH 44113-3086. (216) 298-1938. www.bikecleveland.org/fundo

Saturday, 9/8. 3rd LEGACY BIKE RIDE. McCutchenville. From the firehouse ride 28/45 mostly-flat miles with stops outside Bascom and New Riegel for refreshments; lunch and prize drawings at finish. Fixed-fee fundraiser benefits FACT and the American Cancer Society. Helmet Required. Free tee shirt if entered by August 1. Linda Tiell; 5389 W. County Rd. 14; Tiffin, OH 44883. (419) 934-3201. tiell@tiffinmetal.com

Saturday, 9/8. 33rd COVERED BRIDGES BIKE TOUR. Canal Winchester. Rolling to hilly rides of 45/62/105 miles feature covered bridges and scenic roads south of Columbus and will help you stay in shape for this autumn’s riding season. Marked roads, GPS maps, limited route support. Online entry available. Columbus Outdoor Pursuits. Attn: Larry Jenkins; 27 E. Home St.; Westerville, OH 43081. (614) 442-7901. Outdoor-Pursuits.org

Sunday, 9/9. 48th HANCOCK HORIZONTAL HUNDRED. Findlay. Great Northwest Ohio community and country tour and one of the flattest rides in the state! An excellent choice for a rider’s first century attempt featuring improved route and rest stop locations. This classic full-service tour offers a family-friendly short route plus choices of 34/50/64/100 miles with marked roads, swept corners, and sag support (just in case). Special activities, too! Online entry available. Early entry discount. Hancock Handlebars Bicycle Club. Paul Craun; PO Box 232; Findlay, OH 45839-0232. (419) 424-8782. HancockHorizontalHundred.com

Sunday, 9/9. TWISTED TWIG MOUNTAIN BIKE RACE AND RIDE. Clarksville. A challenging competition for experienced mountain bike racers, and a family-friendly, no-pressure trail ride. Entire event on a 370-acre farm: Cruise the back roads, trails, hills, and woodlands on courses designed to challenge all levels of riders and give participants a great place to experience the fun and excitement of mountain bike racing and riding. Exclusive track available only to The Twisted Twig racers. Bonnybrook Farms. Attn: Diane Gerspacher; 3779 State Route 132; Clarksville, OH 45113. (937) 289-2500. BonnybrookFarms.com/twisted-twig-mountain-bike-race/

Sunday, 9/9. 3rd BIKE MS: DAYTON. Dayton. Fundraiser pledge tour. A one-day event covering 15/30/60 flat miles, all fully-supported with rest stops, lunch; backup provided by medics, ham radio operators, law enforcement. National MS Society. Steve Niemann; 4440 Lake Forest Dr. Ste. 120; Cincinnati, OH 45242. (513) 657-7005. BikeMS.org

Sunday, 9/9. 37th DRY RUN TOUR. Westerville. Take your pick of marked routes: 35/55/70/100 flat to very hilly miles; the greater the distance, the greater the challenge! A full-service tour featuring sag support, and food stops including sandwiches, veggies, fruit, cookies. Westerville Bicycle Club. Attn: Jeff Pierron; PO Box 356; Westerville, OH 43081. (614) 901-9631. WestervilleBicycleClub.org/dryrun

Sunday, 9/9. SUNFLOWER REV IT UP FOR PARKINSON’S. Cincinnati. Beautiful and scenic rides of 15/25/50 flat to hilly miles begin and end in Downtown by the Ohio River. Ride difficulty increases with mileage. A fundraiser benefiting Parkinson’s Disease research and education. Lunch and entertainment provided at ride’s end. University of Cincinnati Gardner Neuroscience Institute. Tiffany Marsh; UC Foundation; PO Box 19970; Cincinnati, OH 45219. (513) 558-6769. SunflowerRev.org

Sunday, 9/9. 19th SIMON KENTON PATHFINDERS MEMORIAL RIDE. Urbana. A trail ride of 15 flat miles for families, or flat to hilly routes of 31/62 miles exploring Champaign County and touching portions of adjoining counties. See beautiful agricultural areas dotted with historical landmarks. Riders to be served a continental breakfast and a lunch. All funds raised are used for maintenance and future pavement of the northern extension of the Simon Kenton Trail. Simon Kenton Pathfinders. Attn: Nancy Lokai-Baldwin; PO Box 91; Urbana, OH 43078. (937) 605-2434. SimonKentonPathfinders.org

Saturday, 9/15. 3rd SF2: STRONG FAMILY, STRONG FUTURE. Springfield. Exciting and refreshing, pledges-optional fundraiser along the bicycle trail in Clark, Greene, and Champaign Counties. Covers 6 to 70 flat miles including a family-friendly “Express Route” with activities planned for children along the route. Fully-supported with food and refreshments along the way, pie and ice cream at the finish. Benefits effort to support families by keeping accessible and affordable relationship resources in the community. Marriage Resource Center of Miami Valley. Lavern Nissley; 616 N. Limestone St.; Springfield, OH 45503. (937) 324-3604. www.mrcmv.org

Saturday, 9/15. 32nd FALL HOOT BICYCLE TOUR. Canal Winchester. Keep the season rolling strong with some hills and climbing along the three route options offered: 35/62/80 rolling to very hilly miles. Roads will be marked, GPS maps available, limited route support. Online entry available. Columbus Outdoor Pursuits. Attn: Larry Jenkins; 27 E. Home St.; Westerville, OH 43081. (614) 442-7901. Outdoor-Pursuits.org

Saturday, 9/15. LAKE-TO-LAKE HARVEST BIKE TOUR. Medina. A fun-filled full-service tour of scenic Medina County. Take a family-friendly ride of under 15 miles, mostly on flat shared-use trail with minimal road riding to Chippewa Lake, or choose one of two longer routes covering 35/50 rolling miles and rest stops in three county parks. Proceeds benefit local cycling awareness and trail improvement in Medina County. Bike Medina County. Lynne Nawalaniec: (330) 722-7119. BikeMedinaCounty.weebly.com

Saturday, 9/15. CF CYCLE FOR LIFE – CLEVELAND/AKRON. Akron. Choose from among routes of 10/26/62 flat miles through Summit County MetroParks and the Cuyahoga Valley National Park on the Towpath Trail. Enjoy the opportunity to bike and ride the Valley Scenic Railroad and enjoy a post-event celebration at finish. Entry Deadline: September 7. Entry fee and fundraising benefit Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Attn: Ashley Nobis; 8001 Sweet Valley Dr. Ste. 3; Valley View, OH 44125. (216) 901-2873. FightCF.CFF.org/NorthernOhioCycle

Saturday, 9/15. 9th CF CYCLE FOR LIFE – CINCINNATI. Cincinnati. A fully supported ride with route options of 15/32/65 flat to hilly miles. From breakfast to post-ride party, enjoy well-stocked rest stops every 10 to 12 miles, support vehicles just in case! Entry fee and minimum pledge required of all riders. Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Kristi McAllister; 4420 Carver Woods Dr.; Cincinnati, OH 45242. (513) 533-9300. FightCF.CFF.org/cincicycle

Saturday, 9/15. NIGHT RIDE ON THE TOWPATH TRAIL. Peninsula. Free, fun ride for all skill levels covering 14 flat miles on the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Helmet and bike headlight required. Century Cycles. 1621 Main Street; Peninsula, OH 44264. (330) 657-2209. centurycycles.com/for/NightRides

LATE ENTRY: Saturday, 9/15. CLEVELAND CLINIC AKRON GENERAL TOWPATH 50. Akron. Fundraiser for the continued development, maintenance, and activation of the Ohio & Erie Canalway National Heritage Area, Towpath Trail, and connectors. Pledge minimum required. Participants ride 50 flat miles (round trip) on the Trail raising pledges per mile. Ride includes sag support, healthy water stops, and after-party with food, drinks, and live entertainment. Entry Deadline: Sept. 7. Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition; Attn: Sara Hart; 47 W. Exchange St.; Akron, OH 44308. (330) 374-5657. www.towpath50.com

Saturday & Sunday, 9/15 & 9/16. 44th ROSCOE RAMBLE. Canal Fulton or Kidron. This full-service, challenging classic two-day trip winds through many local Amish communities in the beautiful countryside of Stark, Wayne, Holmes, and Coshocton Counties. Routes of 55/75 hilly miles with an overnight stay either camping or hotel. Baggage transport is included. Helmet Required. Entry Deadline: August 25. Online entry available. Akron Bicycle Club. PO Box 2268; Stow, OH 44224. www.AkronBike.org/roscoe

Sunday, 9/16. WOOMAN TOUR. Wooster. Ride 25/62/80 miles through the rolling hills of beautiful Wayne County. Proceeds assist Wooster Community Hospital cancer education and awareness programs, and Lions in their sight-related activities. Wooster Noon Lions. Ami Hammond; 405 E. Liberty St.; Wooster, OH 44691. (330) 466-4671. WoomanTour.org

Sunday, 9/16. 46th IRISH HILLS TOUR. Sylvania. Roads and paved trails cover 10/31/65/100 flat to rolling miles (shorter rides are flatter). Longer routes carry riders into the beautiful rolling hills of Michigan’s Irish Hills area to view beautiful green farms, and lake-filled lowlands. A full-service tour with rest stops for all. Lunch on longer routes. Check in at finish for ice cream voucher! Online entry available. Maumee Valley Adventurers. PO Box 352736; Toledo, OH 43635-2736. (419) 482-8225. MVAdventurers.org

Sunday, 9/16. 45th NEOC: NORTH-EAST OHIO CENTURY. Cortland. New and revised routes! Choose from among six loops for 25/50/62/75/100 miles of mostly flat terrain through beautiful Trumbull County. Hot lunch and homemade cookies on all routes. Also new this year: post-ride showers! Online entry available. Out-Spokin’ Wheelmen. PO Box 838. Youngstown, OH 44501-0838. (330) 383-5993. OutSpokinWheelmen.com

Friday, 9/21. NIGHT RIDES ON THE OHIO & ERIE CANAL TOWPATH TRAIL. Massillon. For details, see April 20.

Saturday, 9/22. 5th TWISTED PRETZEL TOUR. Germantown. A family-friendly fundraiser bike tour and pretzel party twisted into one beautiful ride through the countryside in Southwest Ohio. Held in conjunction with pretzel festival. Three flat to rolling routes offer opportunity for all ages and skills: Pretzel Ring – 8 miles, Pretzel Rod – 21 miles, Giant Pretzel – 39 miles. Breaks feature warm pretzels, famous homemade dips, and apple cider slushies. Longer routes travel over scenic Germantown dam, all cross historic covered bridge. Germantown Lions. Steve Mersch; 7996 N. Butter St.; Germantown, OH 45327. (937) 855-6020. www.TwistedPretzelTour.com

Saturday & Sunday. 9/22 & 9/23. 28th KNOX COUNTY FALL CHALLENGE. Gambier. A fully-supported, two-day adventure with routes ranging from 33 to 100 rolling to very hilly miles in the hills of Knox County, beautiful Amish countryside. Longer routes are most challenging, shorter have fewer hills and employ the Kokosing Trail. Online entry available. Columbus Outdoor Pursuits. Attn: Larry Jenkins; 27 E. Home St.; Westerville, OH 43081. (614) 442-7901. Outdoor-Pursuits.org

Sunday, 9/23. MORON: MIFFLIN OHIO RIDE OUTTA NOWHERE. Mifflin. A free ride of 43 very hilly miles in the Mohican-Malabar areas of Northcentral Ohio. Map provided but no other services. Route is hilly with difficult climbs, fast descents; riders must be prepared! Self-paid lunch at Malabar restaurant. One dollar per rider collected to help support the Ohio Bicycle Events Calendar. Nelson Shogren; 3490 Perch Dr.; Mansfield, OH 44903. (419) 612-6232. www.OhioWheelmen.org/bikerides/id7.html

Friday, 9/28. BIKE TO WORK DAY. Cleveland Area. Celebrate the last Friday of the month, leave that car at home and ride your bike to work in this final event of this year’s series. You are encouraged to ride to work as often as you can but on this day you’ll be welcomed at the downtown Cleveland Bike Rack with fresh coffee and bagels at the end of your in-bound commute. Meet up with other riders, share stories, revel in the feeling of accomplishment that comes with getting to work under your own power. Bike Cleveland. Jason Kuhn; 3000 Bridge Ave. Ste. 1; Cleveland, OH 44113-3086. (216) 298-1938. www.bikecleveland.org/btwd

Friday – Sunday, 9/28 – 9/30. Versailles, Ind. 5th HASSMER FEST – MOUNTAIN BIKE FESTIVAL. Band, beer vendor, kids’ events, free camping, raffle, movie; rides of 8 to 25 hilly miles are also offered! Adult and kids’ MTB skills clinic with Trek advocate Sally Collins. Rider Limit: 300. Entry Deadline: September 22. SIMBA: Southeast Indiana Mountain Bike Association. Mike Hill – SIMBA; PO Box 321; Aurora, IN 47001. (513) 258-9924. BikeSimba.org

MILEAGE CORRECTION: Saturday, 9/29. 14th FREDERICKSBURG LIBRARY ROLL. Fredericksburg. Support the all-volunteer public library and enjoy a great day of riding on routes of 18/24/32 flat or 42/62 hilly miles in beautiful Holmes and Wayne Counties. Those pre-registered will receive commemorative long-sleeved tee shirt. Cash prize drawing for preregistered 62-mile riders! En-route refreshment stop, fry pies at the finish. Fredericksburg Community Library & Orrville Cycling Club. John Abt; 4287 E. Moreland Rd.; Fredericksburg, OH 44627. (330) 464-7715. FredLib.org

Saturday, 9/29. 6th PUMPKINFEST PUMPKIN ROLL. New Bremen. Held in conjunction with the city’s annual Pumpkinfest, this event offers routes of 20/30/60 flat to hilly miles. The 20-miler is very flat, 30-mile route has one hilly section. The 60-miler is mostly rolling, has several very hilly sections. Rest and refreshment stops are available on all routes as is mobile mechanical support. New Bremen Pumpkinfest. newbremenpumpkinfest@gmail.com

Saturday, 9/29. NIGHT RIDE ON THE TOWPATH TRAIL for BIKE YOUR PARK DAY. Peninsula. Free, fun ride for all skill levels covering 14 flat miles on the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Helmet and bike headlight required. Century Cycles. 1621 Main Street; Peninsula, OH 44264. (330) 657-2209. centurycycles.com/for/NightRides

October

Tuesday – Wednesday, 10/2 – 10/3. OTEC: OHIO TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERING CONFERENCE. Columbus. OBF will host a display, and make presentations in the Columbus Convention Center; 400 N. High Street.

Saturday, 10/6. 15th GARRETT WONDERS BIRTHDAY BIKE RIDE. Warren. Ride the Garrett Wonders Bike Trail, the Western Reserve Greenway, and surrounding roads and see Trumbull County in its fall splendor. Routes of 6/20/30/40/50 flat miles. Full-service tour with “cookie stops,” sandwiches and pizza at the finish. Plus tee shirt, goody bag, bike raffle, door prizes. Funds raised benefit the Garrett Wonders Memorial Fund for Scholarships and Cycling Advocacy. LTJG Garrett Wonders was killed by a careless driver during a solo training ride for the 2004 Olympic Trials. Garrett Wonders Memorial Fund. Jay Wonders; 1349 Beechcrest St. NW; Warren, OH 44485. (330) 398-2818. JayWonders@gmail.com

Saturday & Sunday, 10/6 & 10/7. WAGNER SUBARU OUTDOOR EXPERIENCE. Dayton. Largest free celebration of outdoor recreation in the Midwest, features more than 25 outdoor recreation activities to try, including cycling and mountain biking. Competitions, used and new gear, bike village with retailers, manufacturers, and local clubs. Group rides, stunt riding, and demo bikes. Add to that: music, food, craft beer garden, and more! Five Rivers MetroParks. Eastwood MetroPark; 1385 Harshman Rd.; Dayton, OH 45414. (937) 275-7275. OutdoorX.metroparks.org

Sunday, 10/7. FLATLANDERS PIG RIDE. Lindsey. Free ride of 15/23/33 flat miles. Attendees are encouraged to share food and refreshment after the ride. Flatlanders Bicycle Club. PO Box 134; Fremont, OH 43420. (419( 332-4481. flatlanders.info

Sunday, 10/14. 40th FALL-N-LEAF. Mansfield. Enjoy the beautiful autumn scenery of Richland County on rolling to hilly routes of 36/50/65/83 miles. Ride past Amish farms, and see the Malabar State Park area on longer routes. Full-service tour including hot lunch. Mid-Ohio Bikers. Attn: Michael Blaisdell; PO Box 844; Mansfield, OH 44901-0844. (419) 512-4011. MidOhioBikers.org

Friday, 10/19. NIGHT RIDES ON THE OHIO & ERIE CANAL TOWPATH TRAIL. Massillon. For details, see April 20.

Sunday, 10/21. 41st FAMILY HAUNTED RIDE. Swanton. Short routes of 3 to 4 flat miles are suitable for children 12 and under and three midday starting times are offered. Riders are invited to dress in bike-safe costume (with certified helmet). Metroparks naturalists will lead rides. Giveaways and lunch at finish. Rider Limit: 90 – Enter online to ensure registration! Maumee Valley Adventurers. PO Box 352736; Toledo, OH 43635-2736. (419) 482-8225. MVAdventurers.org

Sunday, 10/21. 41st TOMBSTONE TOUR. Swanton. Celebrate the Halloween season by riding 15/25/40 flat miles, passing numerous cemeteries on back country roads. Prizes for the best bike-safe costumes. Complimentary photo taken to remember the day. Indoor lunch provided featuring chili. GPS mapping available. Online entry available. Maumee Valley Adventurers. PO Box 352736; Toledo, OH 43635-2736. (419) 482-8225. MVAdventurers.org

Sunday, 10/28. 44th RED FLANNEL METRIC CENTURY. Oberlin. A grand way to end the touring season, this event provides homemade cookies, soups, oatmeal bar, and all the food you can eat! Features a rolling 64-mile route that visits the historic canal town of Milan, birthplace of inventor Thomas A. Edison. The rolling, scenic 32-miler visits the quaint town of Birmingham. Ride dedicated to the memory of Bob Williams, founder of both this event and its hosting club. Lorain Wheelmen Bicycle Club. PO Box 102; Amherst, OH 44001-0102. www.LorainWheelmen.org

Sunday, 10/28. 17th GHOST RIDE! UP KINGSBURY RUN: TORSO MURDERS, CIVIL UNREST, AND URBAN RENEWAL. Cleveland. Bicycle-safe Halloween costumes welcome; Bicycle Lights Required. Small groups visit points of historical, geological, and cultural interest with brief interpretation by local experts, covering 10 to 20 miles. Food, sag services, $10 rental bikes available. Donation funds local non-profit cycling education programs. Ohio City Bicycle Co-op. 1840 Columbus Rd.; Cleveland, OH 44113. (216) 830-2667. OhioCityCycles.org

November

Sunday, 11/4. FLATLANDERS HIKE AND BIKE. Castalia. Free ride with an afternoon start at the Castalia Quarry MetroPark covers a rolling path around the quarry for mountain bikes and/or walking. Bring money for pizza after! Flatlanders Bicycle Club. PO Box 134; Fremont, OH 43420. (419( 332-4481. flatlanders.info

Saturday, 11/10. OBF MEETING AT BICYCLE MUSEUM OF AMERICA. New Bremen. Attend our meeting and enjoy a marvelous collection of machines that spans bicycling’s very beginnings to the present day! Bicycle Museum of America; 7 W. Monroe St.; New Bremen. www.OhioBike.org

Friday, 11/16. NIGHT RIDES ON THE OHIO & ERIE CANAL TOWPATH TRAIL. Massillon. Final ride of a season-long series of free monthly night rides beginning at Lake Avenue Trailhead. Helmet Required. Bicycle Lighting Required. Start: 5:06 PM. Ernie’s Bicycle Shop. Attn: Debbie Lehman; 135 Lake Ave. NW; Massillon, OH 44647. (800) 291-0099. ErniesBikeShop.com

New Year’s Day 2019

Tuesday, 1/1/2019. RESOLUTION RIDE, RUN, AND WALK. Fremont. Start the year out with the fellowship of friends on a free ride of 10 or 20 miles. Attendees are encouraged to share food and refreshment after the ride. Flatlanders Bicycle Club. PO Box 134; Fremont, OH 43420. (419( 332-4481. flatlanders.info

Tuesday, 1/1/2019. 43rd ABCDEFGHIJ! – A BI-CYCLING DANDY EXCUSE FOR GETTING HIBERNATED IN JANUARY. Medina. A free, self-supported ride in Medina County covering 4/12/24 flat to rolling miles. Map provided, no other services or support. Receive a personalized participation certificate, available that day, because you’ll deserve it! Prepare for the weather and expect it to get worse. A noon start to accommodate late-risers. Richard DeLombard; PO Box 230; Huron, OH 44839-0230. OhioWheelmen.org/bikerides/abc/id9.html

Tuesday, 1/1/2019. 43rd BEAN RIDE. Monclova Twp. Celebrate the new year with a free ride of 12 or 24 flat miles (mostly on paved path) and a bowl of bean soup for good luck! Free soup and cookies. Toledo Area Bicyclists. Rick Metcalf; 7640 Yawberg Rd.; Whitehouse, OH 43571-9727. (419) 340-6564. ToledoAreaBicyclists.org

February 2019

Saturday, 2/2/2019. 17th MARMOT’S MEANDER ALONG THE CUYAHOGA RIVER SHIPPING CHANNEL: GLACIAL DAMMING, ECONOMIC ENGINES, ENVIRONMENTAL RECOVERY. Cleveland. Small groups visit points of historical, geological, and cultural interest with brief interpretation by local experts, covering 10 to 20 miles. Food, sag services, $10 rental bikes available. Donation funds local non-profit cycling education programs. Ohio City Bicycle Co-op. 1840 Columbus Rd.; Cleveland, OH 44113. (216) 830-2667. OhioCityCycles.org