Touring Events

Hot Tamale, by Dan Sheridan

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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Last Updated: 4/1/2020

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Please Note: Watch for event cancellations and postponements made in order to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus in the period of this spring’s Public Health Emergency. COVID-19 is a serious disease and it is only prudent, if disappointing, for some events to be called off. For more information on this public health issue, visit the Ohio Department of Health’s website. For more information on individual events, use contacts published with each event listing.

We will update this website as we receive changes.

Stay healthy and work to prevent the spread of COVID-19 to others; the sooner it stops, the sooner we can get back to normal.



March 2019

Saturday, 3/7. 6th ROAD APPLE ROUBAIX GRAND FONDO. Garrettsville. While this is not a “race” it will be run as a grand fondo and offer timing so riders can see where they stack up with others. Courses of 15/25/45 miles over mixed surfaces, in Portage and Geauga Counties. RoadAppleRoubaix.wordpress.com

CANCELED: Saturday, 3/28. 8th CHILI MARCH METRIC. Lakewood. LakeErieWheelers.org/CMM

 


April

POSTPONED TO 7/25: Saturday, 4/18. BIKE FIFTY BICYCLE TOUR. Chillicothe. See July 25.

POSTPONED TO 5/2: Saturday, 4/18. 15th TOUR DE FOREST. Nelsonville.

CANCELED: Saturday, 4/18. 28th THINK SPRING RIDE. Stow. AkronBike.org

Saturday, 4/18. WOODSTOCK. Westerville. Perfect first training event for TOSRV with relatively flat roads and light traffic, to the north and east of Columbus. Options of 35/65/100 miles available. A budget tour with map and limited on-route support. Online entry available. Columbus Outdoor Pursuits. 1193 S. Front St.; Columbus, OH 43206. (614) 442-7901. outdoor-pursuits.org

CANCELED: Sunday, 4/19. 25th SICCO: SPRING IN COLUMBIANA COUNTY OHIO. Columbiana. OutSpokinWheelmen.com

CANCELED: Friday, 4/24. NIGHT RIDES ON THE CANAL TOWPATH. Massillon. ErniesBikeShop.com

Saturday, 4/25. 52nd SPOT. Canal Winchester. The second of four TOSRV training rides offers relatively flat roads with some rolling hills to the southeast of Columbus, with routes of 35/62/100 miles. Marked roads with maps and limited support. Online entry available. Columbus Outdoor Pursuits. 1193 S. Front St.; Columbus, OH 43206. (614) 442-7901. outdoor-pursuits.org

POSTPONED: TBA Sunday, 4/26. PAN OHIO HOPE RIDE – HEROES OF HOPE. Columbus. New single-day event for those who wish to join the Pan Ohio Hope Ride fundraising community. Route options include shorter family-friendly trail rides of 3 & 6 miles, and longer scenic road rides for 32/65 flat to rolling miles.. Sag and mechanical on-road support plus a post-ride celebration with food and fun for everyone. Flat-fee entry with no pledges required. American Cancer Society. 10501 Euclid Ave.; Cleveland, OH 44106. (888) 227-6446. www.pohr.org

CANCELED: Sunday, 4/26. 35th AFROST: A FREEBIE RIDE & OHIO SPRING TOUR. Amherst. LorainWheelmen.org


May

Saturday, 5/2. 46th MID-OHIO CENTURY. Delaware. Third TOSRV training ride, or a perfect day out, just because! Ride offerings of 35/62/100 miles of relatively flat riding with a beautiful route along the Scioto River and around Marion. Marked roads and maps, limited support. Online entry available. Columbus Outdoor Pursuits. 1193 S. Front St.; Columbus, OH 43206. (614) 442-7901. outdoor-pursuits.org

NEW DATE: Saturday, 5/2. 15th TOUR DE FOREST. Nelsonville. Offering route choices of up to 40 flat miles on the Hock Hocking Adena Bikeway or 30/54/73 rolling to very hilly miles on beautiful and forested Southeastern Ohio roadways. The 54-miler is a gravel option. Several water stops and historic sites to see. Rides are otherwise unsupported. A fundraiser for the Little Cities of Black Diamonds Council which works to collect and preserve the heritage of the boom-to-bust coal mining region. The area is now home to the Wayne National Forest and the Little Cities of the Forest Collaborative. Online entry available. Little Cities of Black Diamonds Council. Bob Eichenberg; 7250 Roundhouse Rd.; New Marshfield, OH 45766. (740) 591-2711. TourDeForest.wordpress.com

Sunday, 5/3. 24th KLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ. Huron. Small towns and a few hills make it interesting on this ride of 50/85 flat to rolling miles. No services provided but a map so be prepared for a self-supported ride. That name? Kinda Like May’s Nine O’clock Picturesque and Quaint Rectangular Spring Tour Undertaken by Very Wistful Xenophobic Young Zealots. Richard DeLombard; PO Box 230; Huron, OH 44839-0230. OhioWheelmen.org/bikerides/klm/id5.html

Saturday, 5/9. 6th GEOLOGY TOUR. TBA. Flat to rolling, stop-and-go educational tour of 13 flat to rolling miles. Friends of Madison County Parks and Trails. PO Box 308; London, OH 43140. (614) 205-6754. www.fmcpt.com

Saturday, 5/9. 38th TOP OF OHIO HUNDRED. Hilliard. The final training weekend before TOSRV and a great excuse to go out and play anyway. Route is mostly flat to rolling, 35/65/100 miles with some hills on the longer routes. Ride travels to the highest point – the top – in Ohio for bragging rights. Marked routes, maps, limited support. Online entry available. Columbus Outdoor Pursuits. 1193 S. Front St.; Columbus, OH 43206. (614) 442-7901. outdoor-pursuits.org



Friday, 5/15. BIKE TO WORK DAY. Cleveland. Leave the car at home and ride your bike to work! Everyone is encouraged to ride to work as often as they can but on the third Friday, May through September, riders will have a special welcome. Free fresh coffee and bagels will be served to bicycle commuters. Meet up with other riders, share stories, revel in the feeling of accomplishment that goes with getting to work under your own power! Bike Cleveland. Jason Kuhn; 3000 Bridge Ave. Ste. 1; Cleveland, OH 44113. (216) 298-1938. BikeCleveland.org/events

Friday, 5/15. NATIONAL BIKE TO WORK DAY PANCAKE BREAKFAST. Dayton. A great opportunity to explore bicycle commuting as a healthy and safe alternative to driving. Celebrate the culture and fun of biking to work fueled by a free pancake breakfast at RiverScape MetroPark. An expo of bike organizations, clubs, retailers, a fun photo booth, and prizes make for an energetic sendoff. Five Rivers MetroParks. (937) 275-7275. metroparks.org/biketowork

Saturday, 5/16. 22nd CANALWAY BICYCLE POKER RIDE. Massillon. Riding 24 flat miles on the Towpath Trail, cyclists stop at five checkpoints along the way, collecting playing cards at each stop. At finish, riders play their hand against others; prizes awarded to top 10 hands, other prizes to those who draw jokers. Riders of all ages welcome. Proceeds benefit local trail projects. Massillon Area Greenways, Inc. Debbie Lehman; Ernie’s Bicycle Shop; 135 Lake Ave. NW; Massillon, OH 44647. (800) 291-0099. ErniesBikeShop.com

POSTPONED TBA: Saturday – Sunday, 5/16 – 5/17. 59th TOSRV: TOUR OF THE SCIOTO RIVER VALLEY. Canal Winchester or Portsmouth.  tosrv.org

CANCELED: Sunday, 5/17. 46th HUFFMAN SPRING CLASSIC. Brookville. DaytonCyclingClub.org

Wednesday, 5/20. RIDE OF SILENCE. Multiple cities. See ad below and online at: Ohio Bicycle Federation

 

Saturday, 5/23. 31st 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. Named for founder Jerry Warnke. Lorain Wheelmen now: Lorain County Bicycle Club. PO Box 102; Amherst, OH 44001-0102. (440) 774-8617. LorainWheelmen.org

Saturday, 5/23. NIGHT RIDES ON THE CANAL TOWPATH. Massillon. Free, monthly night rides, through November, on the Towpath Trail starting at the Lake Avenue Trailhead. A free ride; start times vary with sunset. Helmet Required. Bicycle Head and Taillight Required. Ernie’s Bicycle Shop. (800) 291-0099. ErniesBikeShop.com

Sunday, 5/24. 14th WHEELING HERITAGE TRAIL BICYCLE TOUR. Wheeling, W.Va. Travel 10/30/62 rolling to very hilly miles on mostly paved trail with hilly options through Bethany and West Liberty. Scenic, beautiful, food trucks, entertainment, right on the river near historic suspension bridge. A fundraiser for trail maintenance and development in the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia and the surrounding Ohio River Valley. Ohio Valley Trail Partners. Quick Service Bike Shop; 701 N. Lincoln Ave.; Bridgeport, OH 43912. (740) 635-3700. OhioValleyTrailPartners.com


June

Saturday, 6/6. 37th HOT TAMALE TOUR. Waldo. Enjoy delicious homemade cookies and fresh strawberries at friendly rest stops on this full-service tour. Routes of 9/19/33/66 flat miles cater to cyclists of all abilities. The shorter routes make a great introduction to bicycle touring, and children 10 and under ride free with paying adult. Early-entry discount. Heart of Ohio Tailwinds Bicycle Club. Janine Williams; 1166 Bellefontaine Ave.; Marion, OH 43302. (740) 382-9952. hot-tamale.org

Saturday, 6/6. HUB FEST. Adrian, Mich. Choose from one of HUB Fest’s distinct routes of from one to 100 flat to hilly miles before meeting up for an evening celebration in historic downtown. The After-Party will feature local food trucks, Michigan craft beer in the beer garden, live music, and fun activities for kids. League of Michigan Bicyclists. 410 S. Cedar Street Ste. A; Lansing, MI 48912. (517) 334-9100. Lmb.org/events/lmb-tours

Saturday, 6/6. FUN-N-SUN / RIDE-N-RUN. Cortland. Winery start/finish with 25- or 62-mile loop around Mosquito Lake. Activities and run for kids, BBQ lunch, live entertainment, beer and wine tasting, raffle and more. Proceeds benefit foster care and behavioral health agency. Cadence Care Network. PO Box 683; Niles, OH 44446. (330) 544-8005. CadenceCare.org

Saturday, 6/6. OBF DAY AT CLEVELAND VELODROME. Cleveland. OBF members receive free track cycling training from 10 AM to Noon; bring helmet, shoes, pedals. A 12:30 lunch and OBF Business Meeting follow at Ohio City Bicycle Co-Op. www.ohiobike.org



Saturday, 6/6. 33rd RIDGE RUNNER RAMBLE. New Albany. Ride the scenic roads northeast of Columbus on routes of 20/50/80 rolling to very hilly miles. Shorter route is relatively flat, longer rides more challenging. Proceeds benefit the Homeless Families Foundations; pledges optional. A fully-supported tour. Online entry available. Columbus Outdoor Pursuits. 1193 S. Front St.; Columbus, OH 43206. (614) 442-7901. outdoor-pursuits.org

Saturday & Sunday, 6/6 & 6/7. 38th MARIETTA RIVER RENDEZVOUS. Duncan Falls & Marietta. Saturday rides start in Duncan Falls with one- and two-day options available over the weekend. Routes of 38/57/68/136 rolling to hilly miles are offered; beautiful, scenic riding also visiting several southern Ohio towns. Plentiful snacks both days, Saturday lunch, happy hospitality, and sag support are among the ride’s features. Riders traveling to Marietta can enjoy fresh strawberries and ice cream. Marietta Rowing & Cycling Club. PO Box 223; Marietta, OH 45750. (740) 236-3048. MariettaRCC.org

Friday, 6/12. NIGHT RIDES ON THE CANAL TOWPATH. Massillon. Free, monthly night rides, through November, on the Towpath Trail starting at the Lake Avenue Trailhead. A free ride; start times vary with sunset. Helmet Required. Bicycle Head and Taillight Required. Ernie’s Bicycle Shop. (800) 291-0099. ErniesBikeShop.com

Saturday, 6/13. 17th STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL BICYCLE TOUR. London. Rides of 21/44/60/100 flat to rolling miles travel scenic winding roads through rural Madison, Clark, Fayette, and Greene Counties. The shortest route remains on the Prairie Grass Trail while the longer routes venture to Jamestown, Jeffersonville, Cedarville, and South Charleston. Routes are marked and maps available. Food and drinks provided. Online entry available. Friends of Madison County Parks and Trails. PO Box 308; London, OH 43140. (614) 205-6754. www.fmcpt.com

Saturday, 6/13. 46th HOOT: HEART OF OHIO HUNDRED. Carroll. Time to see trees and flowers in the full bloom of summer in the surrounding hills and farms outside of Lancaster. Routes of 35/62/100 rolling to hilly miles, the longer routes are hilly. Marked roads and maps, limited support. Online entry available. Columbus Outdoor Pursuits. 1193 S. Front St.; Columbus, OH 43206. (614) 442-7901. outdoor-pursuits.org

Sunday, 6/14. 44th 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 25/40/65/100 rolling to hilly miles on the rural roads of scenic Geauga County. Headquartered in historic Century Village. Cleveland Touring Club. Jim Pintchuk; 14653 E. Park St.; Burton, OH 44021. (216) 952-3614. SundayInJune.com

Friday, June 19. BIKE TO WORK DAY. Cleveland. See full description: May 15. Bike Cleveland. Jason Kuhn; 3000 Bridge Ave. Ste. 1; Cleveland, OH 44113. (216) 298-1938. BikeCleveland.org/events

Saturday, 6/20. 7th LIMALAND BICYCLE TOUR. Lima. Enjoy rural scenery on routes of 25/40/65 miles over flat to rolling country roads with very low traffic volume. Fully-supported tour with rest stops, marked and mapped routes, swept corners, sag service, lunch for all riders, and door prizes. Start/finish features indoor restrooms and air-conditioned lunch facilities. Entry form available online at: TeamRoadrunners.org



Saturday, 6/20. 21st PUMPKINVINE BIKE RIDE. Goshen, Ind. Ride 22/37/52/103 rolling miles on country roads past Amish farms and workshops. Enjoy the 16-mile Pumpkinvine Nature Trail lined with trees and flowers, passing through small towns. Cycle with horses and buggies, viewing traditional farms with sheep, cattle, and newborn foals in summer pastures. Generous rest stops with, fruit, sandwiches. Proceeds support maintenance of the trail. Early entry discounts. Friends of the Pumpkinvine Nature Trail. Tim Drescher; PO Box 392; Goshen, IN 46527. ride.pumpkinvine.org

Saturday & Sunday, 6/20 & 6/21. BIKE MS: BIKE TO THE BAY. Perrysburg. On Father’s Day this year, cyclists pedal across Northwest Ohio riding 35/50/75/100 flat miles with one- and two-day options. Entry fee and pledge-raising minimum required. Overnighters stay in Port Clinton with food trucks available and Jet Express journey to Put-In-Bay. Finish line festivities. National MS Society. Kelly Schneider; 6155 Rockside Rd. Ste. 202; Independence, OH 44131. (216) 503-4182. BikeMS.org

CANCELED: Saturday – Saturday, 6/20 – 6/27. 32nd GOBA: GREAT OHIO BICYCLE ADVENTURE. Sidney.  goba.com

 

Saturday, 6/27. 8th 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 the finish. Flat to rolling routes of 14/25/50 miles with a challenging large hill option at the end of the 50-miler. Sag support on longer routes, refreshments at stops, lunch at finish. Proceeds benefit Akron Children’s Hospital’ Paul and Carol David Foundation Burn Institute. Rittman Firefighter’s Association & Orrville Cycling Club. Marcia Dodrill; PO Box 414; Rittman, OH 44270. EarnForTheBurn.org

Saturday, 6/27. 17th BUCKEYE BRIDGE RIDE. Eaton. Tour showcasing the county’s original wooden covered bridges. Rides of 18/32/46 flat to hilly miles nearly all on township roads, mapped and marked. Fully sag supported and staffed by county 4-H clubs who benefit from proceeds. Locker room services, air conditioned rest area, ample paved parking. Preble County Friends of 4-H. Curt Caplinger; 3485 Eaton-Gettysburg Rd.; Eaton, OH 45320. (937) 533-7763. BuckeyeBridgeRide.org

Saturday, 6/27. RED, WHITE, AND BIKE POKER RUN. Ansonia. Ride 8/16/31/64 flat to slightly rolling miles over the back country roads of Darke County. Draw cards at checkpoints to form poker hand. Cash prizes to top three hands from each route. Ansonia Parks Committee. Attn: Darrin Shook; PO Box 711; Ansonia, OH 45303. (937) 889-9570. bikeansonia@gmail.com

Saturday, 6/27. TREE CITY ROLLING TOUR & CENTURY. Greensburg, Ind. Enjoy a ride for all ages covering 16/34/67/100 flat to hilly miles with longer routes traveling through one or two covered bridges. All but the 16-milers travel around a lake. Sag support, refreshments en route. Cookout at finish with adult beverages available for purchase via local pubs. Decatur County Family YMCA. Attn: Deena Hamer; 1 YMCA Way; Greensburg, IN 47240. (812) 663-9622. TreeCityRollingTour.org

Sunday, 6/28. 44th PORTAGE RIVER TOUR. Elmore. Follow the meanderings of the Portage River as it flows toward Lake Erie in Northwest Ohio. The 10-mile route is mostly on paved trail for family-friendliness. Routes of 31/62/100 flat miles venture further afield. Lunch included 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


July

🇺🇸 Saturday, 7/4. 25th VANDALIA FREEDOM BIKE TOUR. Vandalia. Celebrate the event’s 25th anniversary and the USA’s independence on this Fourth of July! As in previous years, enjoy well-maintained, carefully marked routes. Ride through picturesque areas of the Northern Miami Valley and beautiful country road scenes. Observing the 25th anniversary, great surprises and fun items are promised to all participants plus prizes, water bottles, lunch, and great people. Altogether a priceless experience. Join the fun! Vandalia-Butler Optimist Club. Steven Reed; 8600 N. Main St. Ste. A; Dayton, OH 45415. (937) 414-7602. VandaliaFreedomTour.com

Saturday, 7/11. 10th DUNCAN’S RUN BICYCLE PATCH RIDE. Harlem Twp., Delaware County. 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 lunch with music, and a unique souvenir patch. Online entry available. Harlem Township Heritage. Dave Snyder; 3883 S. State Route 605; Galena, OH 43021-9650. HarlemTwpHeritage.org

Saturday, 7/11. 6th BLUFFTON RIDE TO REMEMBER. Bluffton. Travel routes of 10/23/37/46/63/100/124 flat miles! Take the kids on the 10-mile family fun route or challenge yourself with the new Double Metric Century. Enjoy well-paved, quiet roads with clear markings and ample snack stops as you pass through up to seven villages. Post-ride recovery aided by showers, coupon for local restaurants, and free swimming. This event is a fundraiser supporting local bicycle paths. Bluffton Lions Club. Raymond Harmer; Bike Crazy; 127 N. Main St.; Bluffton, OH 45817. (419) 659-2916. RideToRemember.net

Saturday, 7/11. 9th LINDY FLYER AT SHELBY BICYCLE DAYS. Shelby. Named for one of the Shelby Cycle Company’s most popular models, this free tour offers four loop rides through the historical community and surrounding farmlands. Routes of 12/18/27/28 flat to hilly miles are offered – ride any or all loops for your choice of terrain and mileage. Part of a three-day festival that includes fireworks the evening of the ride. 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; 21 Cold Draw Ct.; Shelby, OH 44875. (567) 303-9007. ShelbyBicycleDays.com

Saturday, 7/11. 13th MAJOR TAYLOR CYCLING CLUB OF DAYTON SIGNATURE RIDE. Dayton. Experience the flatlands and rolling hills of Montgomery County on routes of 16/40/63 miles. New this year is a challenging, hilly century loop option through German Township. For families, a 5- to 10-mile bike path ride is offered. Expect well-stocked rest stops, sag support, and a post-ride lunch. Free Friday and Sunday, pre- and post-event rides will also take place. Signature Ride proceeds benefit The Victory Project. Online entry available. Major Taylor Cycling Club of Dayton. PO Box 10731; Dayton, OH 45402-7731. (937) 631-2223. MajorTaylorDayton.org

Saturday, 7/11. WYCOHIBITO. Upper Sandusky. Formerly the Upper Sandusky Family Bicycle Tour, the Wyandot County Historical Bicycle Tour (WyCoHiBiTo) showcases significant local and state historical sites along beautiful, well-maintained roads. Flat to rolling routes of 25 to 65 miles are fully-supported. At ride’s end, stop by the Wyandot County Museum for an ice cream social with the first 100 returning riders receiving a voucher for free ice cream. Entry Deadline: June 27. Wyandot County Historical Society. PO Box 372; Upper Sandusky, OH 43351. (419) 294-3857. WyandotHistory.org

Saturday, 7/11. NIGHT RIDES ON THE CANAL TOWPATH. Massillon. Free, monthly night rides, through November, on the Towpath Trail starting at the Lake Avenue Trailhead. A free ride; start times vary with sunset. Helmet Required. Bicycle Head and Taillight Required. Ernie’s Bicycle Shop. (800) 291-0099. ErniesBikeShop.com

Saturday, 7/11. BIKE MS: CENTRAL OHIO CHALLENGE. Dublin. A one-day event with 35/55/100 miles flat to hilly riding traveling along sections of the scenic Big Darby Plains Ohio Byway. Century riders travel through Bellefontaine – the highest point in Ohio. All riders treated to live music and lunch at ride’s end. Entry fee and fundraising minimum required. National MS Society. Rachel Pirman; 651 G Lakeview Plaza Blvd.; Columbus, OH 43085. (614) 515-4685. BikeMS.org

Sunday, 7/12. 45th ABC: ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY. Copley. A collection of one-day tours for cyclists of all abilities, enjoy routes of 25/50/62/100 flat to hilly miles. Well-marked, lightly-traveled roads, rest stops, and sag support are promised. Lunch at the finish for all participants. Early entry discount. Akron Bicycle Club. Walter Kudlaty; 975 Canyon View Rd. #105; Sagamore Hills, OH 44067. (330) 806-9106. AkronBike.org

Friday, 7/17. BIKE TO WORK DAY. Cleveland. See full description: May 15. Bike Cleveland. Jason Kuhn; 3000 Bridge Ave. Ste. 1; Cleveland, OH 44113. (216) 298-1938. BikeCleveland.org/events

Saturday, 7/18. 31st METROPARKS BICYCLE TOUR. Whitehouse. Visit up to four scenic, wooded Toledo Area Metroparks connected via back roads and paved bike trails in Northwestern Ohio. Ride 15/31/62/100 flat miles and enjoy views of the broad and beautiful Maumee River, historic Fallen Timbers Monument, and rural landscapes. Longer routes venture into Fulton County. Rest stops and sag service included. Online entry available Maumee Valley Adventurers. PO Box 352736; Toledo, OH 43635-2736. (419) 482-8225. MVAdventurers.org



Saturday, 7/18. PEDAL 4 PAWS. New Philadelphia. A relaxed bike ride of 10/20/50 flat to hilly miles to benefit the Tuscarawas County Humane Society. Also offering a two-mile family ride. Early-entry incentives offered. Angela Black: (330) 260-7990. https://bit.ly/2SjcDaG

Saturday & Sunday, 7/18 & 7/19. YOUNG’S ICE CREAM CHARITY BIKE TOUR. Yellow Springs. A charity ride supporting four local organizations: Alzheimer’s Association, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, United Rehabilitation Services, and South Community, Inc. Flat to very hilly routes of 28/48/60/83/100 miles are offered; one- and two-day options. Entry Fee + Required Pledges. Entry Deadline: July 17. Young’s Jersey Dairy. Angela Rayner; 6880 Springfield Xenia Rd.; Yellow Springs, OH 45387. (937) 325-0629. YoungsBikeTour.com

Thursday – Sunday, 7/23 – 7/26. 14th PAN OHIO HOPE RIDE. Cleveland. An incredible journey from Cleveland to Cincinnati to make a tremendous difference. Fully-supported pledge ride fundraiser benefiting cancer research, programs, and services. Covers 328 flat to hills miles over four days over paved trails and scenic country roads. One- and two-day options available. Rider Limit: 400. American Cancer Society. 10501 Euclid Ave.; Cleveland, OH 44106. (888) 227-6446. www.pohr.org

Saturday, 7/25. 12th RIVER RIDE. Lima. Loaded with features, this is a full-service tour with sag service, swept paths, rest stops, fresh lunch, live music, recovery massage. Routes follow the Ottawa River bike path for 10/20 miles, and along scenic country roads for 50/62 flat miles. Proceeds benefit City Life ministry of Youth for Christ. City Life; 1698 N. Main St.; Lima, OH 45801. (419) 229-4444. yfcnwoh.org/events

Saturday, 7/25. 15th PRAIRIE APPRECIATION RIDE. London. A flat, 13-mile stop-and-go educational ride. Friends of Madison County Parks and Trails. PO Box 308; London, OH 43140. (614) 205-6754. www.fmcpt.com

Saturday, 7/25. 18th COMMUNITY TIES TOUR. Westerville. Ride 31/62/100 flat to rolling miles through scenic areas, rare bird habitat, and sections of the Ohio to Erie Trail. Full-service tour with locally-sourced homemade lunch after the ride. An 8-mile family trail ride option is also offered. Benefits Ohio to Erie Trail build-out in Delaware County. Delaware County Friends of the Trail. Attn: Barry Schumann; PO Box 2302; Westerville, OH 43086-2302. (614) 256-7815. dcft.org

NEW DATE: Saturday, 7/25. BIKE FIFTY BICYCLE TOUR. Chillicothe. A fully-supported tour raising funds to support Drug-Free Clubs of America. Routes include 25/62/100 of flat, hilly, up to very hilly riding for those up to the challenge. The century includes lunch. The Buck Fifty. David Whitehouse; 922 Blacksmith Hill Rd.; Chillicothe, OH 45601. (740) 466-4308. TheBuckFifty.com/the-bike-fifty

Saturday – Sunday, 7/25 – 7/26. 46th AMISHLAND AND LAKES. LaGrange, Ind. Visit a world where lifestyles have remained almost unchanged for over a century. Enjoy seeing and meeting families, women’s groups, regional cycling clubs, and tandem pairs who will attest the ride is “tandem friendly.” Open spaces, clean country air, friendly people, and plenty of good food enhance the experience including a food truck at Saturday’s post-ride. Visit Amish bakeries along the way, with plenty more to explore and enjoy whilst riding the flat to rolling terrain. Rider Limit: 1,500. Michiana Bicycle Association. Amishland and Lakes; PO Box 182; Granger, IN 46530. info@amishlandlakes.com

Saturday – Saturday, 7/25 – 8/1. XOBA: ‘CROSS OHIO BICYCLE ADVENTURE. Andover. Ride from southern Michigan to the Pennsylvania border viewing a full range of scenery found in different parts of Ohio. Covers 60 to 65 miles per day, 420 miles total, over flat to hilly terrain and lightly-traveled roads. Group dinners provided twice during the week. Bus transport from parking to the start of the tour is included. Rider Limit: 250. Entry Deadline: July 18. Online entry available. Columbus Outdoor Pursuits. 1193 S. Front St.; Columbus, OH 43206. (614) 442-7901. outdoor-pursuits.org

Saturday, 7/25. RIDE THE RIVALRY. Columbus & Athens. Charity event: 28 to 80 miles. Ride The Rivalry. 7155 Corazon Dr.; Columbus, OH 43016. RideTheRivalry.com


August

Saturday, 8/1. 19th PEDAL-WITH-PETE – COLUMBUS. Hilliard. A family cycling event for all ages and abilities, raising funds to support Cerebral Palsy Research. Rolling routes of 10/18/31/50/66/83/102 miles are offered. Additionally, a walking event, Kids Fest with costumed characters, games, and bicycle parade will take place. Post-event cookout with burgers, brats, and all the fixin’s for riders. Pedal with Pete Foundation. Roger Schenck; 8223 Davington Dr.; Dublin, OH 43017. (614) 404-6680. PedalWithPete.org

Saturday & Sunday, 8/1 & 8/2. BIKE MS: BUCKEYE BREAKAWAY. Brunswick. Offering scenic country views and rolling hills are one- and two-day routes of 35/62/75/100 rolling to hilly miles. Entry fee and fundraising minimum required. Supported routes and rest stops, festive Team Village at Ashland University overnight, with dinner and facilities including live music, swimming pool, hot tub, even a rock climbing wall. National MS Society. Kelly Schneider; 6155 Rockside Rd. Ste. 202; Independence, OH 44131. (216) 503-4182. BikeMS.org

Saturday & Sunday, 8/1 & 8/2. BIKE MS: OXFORD. Oxford. A two-day fundraising event taking ricers through scenic Ohio Valley with rolling hills, open farms and fields, covered bridges, valley descents and climbs. Covers 25/50/75/100 flat to hilly miles. Entry fee and fundraising minimum required. National MS Society. Rachel Pirman; 651 G Lakeview Plaza Blvd.; Columbus, OH 43085. (614) 515-4685. BikeMS.org

Sunday, 8/2. 28th 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 daring the heat of summer! Lorain Wheelmen now: Lorain County Bicycle Club. PO Box 102; Amherst, OH 44001-0102. (440) 774-8617. LorainWheelmen.org

Thursday – Sunday, 8/6 – 8/9. 10th RTA FEST. Marietta. Rivers, Trails, and Ales Festival. Marietta Main Street & RTA Advisory Group. www.rtafest.com/

Saturday, 8/8. MARR: MAUMEE AREA RIVER RIDE. Whitehouse. New routes carry riders over excellent road surfaces along the scenic Maumee River as well as inland for expansive country views. Pedal through quaint small towns and beautiful parkland. Rides cover 32/65/102 flat miles. Included are sag support, and rest stops offering snacks. Multi-surface riders will ride the towpath following the remains of the Miami & Erie Canal, and the Wabash Cannonball trail. Post ride lunch and cold beer. Benefits the Northwestern Ohio Rails-to-Trails Association. Toledo Area Bicyclists. Mark or Nancy Beeman: (419) 481-2000. ToledoAreaBicyclists.org

Saturday, 8/8. CONGRESSMAN RALPH REGULA MEMORIAL RIDE. Canal Fulton. A family-friendly ride of 8/16/32 flat miles through Stark and Summit Counties via the Towpath Trail. Lunch, music, raffle prizes follow the ride. Those who join the organization receive discounted entry. Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition. Shannon Keeling; 47 W. Exchange St.; Akron, OH 44308. (330) 374-5657. OhioErieCanal.org

Saturday, 8/8. 8th BRIDGES & VINES BICYCLE TOUR. Geneva. Rides of 13/25/65/103 flat to rolling miles pass picturesque vineyards and through authentic covered bridges in Grand River Valley wine country. Little traffic is encountered on the country roads and all but the 13-miler spend time on the paved Western Reserve Greenway Trail. Centurians reach the shores of Lake Erie. Post-ride lunch at an area winery included on this full-service tour. United Way of Ashtabula County. Attn: Patti Andersen; 2801 C Court; Ashtabula, OH 44004. (440) 998-4141. UnitedWayAshtabula.org

Saturday, 8/15. BEST WURST RIDE. Bucyrus. Morning to half-day rides through beautiful Crawford County, Ohio, on flat to rolling routes of 12/32/65 miles. Ride includes water and food at start/finish and at stops along the way. Added security and assistance includes a sag wagon and ham radio operators on the route. Bucyrus Tourism & Visitors Bureau. Virginia Hammontree; 117 E. Mansfield St.; Bucyrus, OH 44820. (419) 562-0720. VisitBucyrus.com

Saturday, 8/15. 32nd RIDE THE DARBY. Grove City. Nearly flat rides of 30/62/103 miles along the watershed of the Little Darby in Pickaway and Union Counties. Marked routes and maps, limited support. Online entry available. Columbus Outdoor Pursuits. 1193 S. Front St.; Columbus, OH 43206. (614) 442-7901. outdoor-pursuits.org

Saturday, 8/15. HERITAGE RIDE. Orangeville. A scenic ride through portions of northern Trumbull and western Mercer Counties along the Ohio/Pennsylvania line. Loop routes of 3/6/25/50/75/100 miles; plenty of climbing for many but two three-mile routes are mostly flat. Hot lunch, sag support, bicycle mechanic available, Proceeds benefit local food banks, college scholarships, and other needs. Heritage Committee of The Orangeville United Methodist Church. Bill Fox; PO Box 67; Orangeville, OH 44453. (330) 240-8088. william@bjfbicycles.com

Friday, 8/21. BIKE TO WORK DAY. Cleveland. See full description: May 15. Bike Cleveland. Jason Kuhn; 3000 Bridge Ave. Ste. 1; Cleveland, OH 44113. (216) 298-1938. BikeCleveland.org/events

Friday, 8/21. NIGHT RIDES ON THE CANAL TOWPATH. Massillon. Free, monthly night rides, through November, on the Towpath Trail starting at the Lake Avenue Trailhead. A free ride; start times vary with sunset. Helmet Required. Bicycle Head and Taillight Required. Ernie’s Bicycle Shop. (800) 291-0099. ErniesBikeShop.com

Saturday, 8/22. 11th STEVE BARBOUR MEMORIAL TOUR. Dublin. Celebrate the life of Steve Barbour and other cyclists tragically taken too soon while cycling. A relatively flat ride of 32/65 flat to rolling miles to the northwest of Columbus. Marked routes and maps, limited support. Online entry available. Columbus Outdoor Pursuits. 1193 S. Front St.; Columbus, OH 43206. (614) 442-7901. outdoor-pursuits.org

Saturday, 8/22. TOUR DE BUCKEYE LAKE. Thornville. Choose from among routes of 8/26/45/62 flat to hilly miles circling beautiful Buckeye Lake with the start/finish at a winery. All routes include four miles lakeside on the Buckeye Lake Dam; longer routes run through picturesque Dawes Arboretum. Unique free pontoon water taxi service for riders! Post-ride party with live music. Proceeds benefit multi-use trail development. Bike Buckeye Lake. Attn: Chad Schrock; PO Box 523; Buckeye Lake, OH 43008. BikeBuckeyeLake.org

Sunday, 8/23. 49th WRIGHT WRIDE. Dayton. Nearly a half-century of Wriding in the beautiful flat to rolling countryside of Southwestern Ohio! Choose from among routes of 25/50/64/100 flat to rolling miles. Sag support and a bountiful supply of snacks await. Riders on the 50-mile and longer routes enjoy lunch featuring Wright Wride Salad, local foods, and more. After the ride, relax with friends and refuel on refreshing snacks. Rider Limit: 500. Entry Deadline: Aug. 19. Full details: DaytonCyclingClub.org/wrightwride


Saturday, 8/29. 14th TOUR DE DONUT. Troy. An event like no other. Join more than 3,000 fellow fun seekers as they consume more than 16,000 donuts and cover 10/20/40/62 flat miles on new routes! A timed event with rider awards given for “donut adjusted times” – a five-minute deduction is given for each tasty treat eaten. Custom event shirt, timing, live participant tracking, free photo package, professional sag support, all the donuts you can eat, rest stops, marked routes, lots of closed road, and much more; it’s a day full of fun for everyone! Rider Limit: 3,300. Entry Deadline: August 15. (We have to make a lot of donuts!) Rocketship Sports. The Head Donut; PO Box 309; Greenville, OH 45331. (937) 417) 5772. TheTourDeDonut.com

Saturday, 8/29. 10th BREAK THE CYCLE. Wooster. A fee-based fundraiser with flat to very hilly routes of 24/50/70 miles. There is also an associated 5K walking event. Enter as individual or team with proceeds to benefit services for those suffering domestic violence, sexual abuse, substance abuse, addiction, mental health challenges, or with housing. The RISERS & OneEighty. Christy VanSickle, Marketing Mgr.; 104 Spink St.; Wooster, OH 44691. (330) 804-4402. www.one-eighty.org

Saturday, 8/29. TOUR DE CURE: NORTHEAST OHIO. Cleveland. “Ride. Run. Walk. For Life.” This pledge tour covers 12/30/63 flat miles of streets in Cleveland and along the shores of Lake Erie, Frequent rest stops and a finish line meal are provided as well as kids zone, “Living Red and Champions Tent,” wellness village, and entertainment. Entry fee plus fundraising minimum. American Diabetes Association. Michelle W. Bailin; 2 Chatham Center Ste. 1520; Pittsburgh, PA 15219-3440. (216) 328-9989 Ext. 6741. diabetes.org/northeastohio

Sunday, 8/30. RIDE FOR RECOVERY. Chagrin Falls. Covering 16/32/62 miles the routes offered traverse beautiful rolling hills of Geauga County, visit covered bridges, verdant pastures, and bubbling creeks; all routes offer tranquil countryside vistas. Funds raised support programs and services designed to assist people on their path to recovery from substance abuse disorders. Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers. John P. Keller, Chief Development Officer; 9083 Mentor Ave.; Mentor, OH 44060. (440) 255-0678. www.LGRC.us

Sunday, 8/30. BIKE CLEVELAND FUNDO. Cleveland. Come tour Cleveland on fully-supported bicycle routes originating at beautiful Edgewater Park on the shores of Lake Erie. The Fundo is a ride for all ages and abilities through the best of Cleveland’s expanding bicycle network. Signed and supported courses of 10/30/60 miles provide something for every cyclist as riders discover the city and beyond. Bike Cleveland. Jason Kuhn; 3000 Bridge Ave. Ste. 1; Cleveland, OH 44113. (216) 298-1938. CleFundo.org


September

Saturday, 9/5. 6th UCF COVERED BRIDGES CYCLING TOUR. Marysville A scenic tour of 19/30/63 flat to hilly miles; terrain depends upon length of ride. An extra “hilly” loop option is available for climbers. Up to four covered bridges may be visited in the Union County area. A full-service tour with rest stops on each route. Union County Foundation. PO Box 608; Marysville, OH 43040. (937) 642-9618. UnionCountyFoundation.org

Saturday, 9/5. 13th BIKE THE C-BUS. Columbus. Since 2008, the original city-wide ride. Intended for riders of all ages and abilities, the event highlights the unique and evolving neighborhoods of “Cbus” via three flat routes: a 62-mile metric century, a 30-mile city-centered tour, and a 10-mile all-trail family-friendly route. Lunch and tee shirt are included if entered by July 31. A Friday night vendor expo and packet pickup add to the fun. Yay Bikes! 82 E. 16th Ave.; Columbus, OH 43201. (614) 470-4220. YayBikes.com/bike-the-cbus

Saturday, 9/5. 7th BIKE THE BORO. Springboro. Three free rides on Springboro streets are offered – 3/10/16 rolling miles – followed by a bicycle -focused festival. The event features food for purchase, music, free ice cream, free helmet fittings, bike giveaways, demonstrations, local bicycle shops, and advocacy organizations. Free tee shirts to attendees while supplies last. Entry Deadline: August 28. City of Springboro. Dan Boron; 320 W. Central Ave.; Springboro, OH 45066. (937) 748-6183. BikingInTheBoro.com

Saturday, 9/5. NIGHT RIDES ON THE CANAL TOWPATH. Massillon. Free, monthly night rides, through November, on the Towpath Trail starting at the Lake Avenue Trailhead. A free ride; start times vary with sunset. Helmet Required. Bicycle Head and Taillight Required. Ernie’s Bicycle Shop. (800) 291-0099. ErniesBikeShop.com

Sunday, 9/6. TOUR DE GEM CYCLING CLASSIC. Dayton. First and foremost a fundraiser, proceeds benefit riders’ designated nonprofits. Routes of 1 to 100 flat to very hilly miles take riders through many local communities spotlighting a wide variety of local area “gems.” Downtown Dayton start/finish. Early entry discount. Kettering Health Network. Charlie Chadwick; 1129 Miamisburg Centerville Rd. Ste. 200; Dayton, OH 45449. (937) 853-8220. TourDeGem.org

Monday, 9/7. 29th OX ROAST BICYCLE TOUR. West Jefferson. Winding, mostly flat to rolling routes of 33/66/100 miles hit some hills in rural Madison and Franklin Counties. A “go at your own pace” tour with refreshment stops, road markings, and maps including a digital option. A staffed bike corral is provided at the finish allowing riders to attend the town’s popular Ox Roast festival. Friends of Madison County Parks and Trails. PO Box 308; London, OH 43140. (614) 205-6754. www.fmcpt.com

Sunday, 9/8. 39th DRY RUN TOUR. Westerville. Ride beautiful roads on routes of 35/55/75/100 miles with landscape varying from flat to very hilly; the greater the distance, the higher the hills. Pick your perfect challenge. A full-service tour featuring sag support and signature pancakes at a pre-ride breakfast. Along the way, enjoy food stops with veggies, fruits, cookies, and sandwiches. Westerville Bicycle Club. Jon Hayes; PO Box 356; Westerville, OH 43086-0356. (614) 260-2942. wbc45.wildapricot.org/dryrun

Saturday, 9/12. BUCYRUS ROTARY CLUB – MESA RIDE. Bucyrus. A fundraiser for MESA: Medical Equipment and Supplies Abroad, shipping used medical equipment to establish and enhance services where they are not available. Routes of 12/35/65 flat to rolling miles are available. Rotary Club of Bucyrus & Rotary District 6600 MESA. Virginia Hammontree; 3130 Oak Dr.; Bucyrus, OH 44820. (419) 989-9555. gin-rotary@columbus.rr.com


Saturday, 9/12. 12th LIMESTONE CYCLING TOUR. Maysville, Kent. Just across the Ohio River from Ohio, cyclists will enjoy the beautiful rolling hills surrounding Maysville and Mason County, Kentucky. Rolling to hilly route options of 25/40/62/100 miles are offered. Roads marked and routes fully-supported with fun rest stops. A fee-based charity fundraiser. Online entry available. Limestone Cycling Tour, Inc. PO Box 2; Maysville, KY 41056. (606) 584-3290. LimestoneCyclingTour.com

Saturday, 9/12. 5th LEGACY BIKE RIDE. McCutchenville. Ride 28/45 mostly flat miles over beautiful country roads with stops for refreshments along the way. Lunch and prize drawings at the finish. Entry fee benefits F.A.C.T. And the American Cancer Society. Helmet Required. Early entry earns a free tee shirt. Lou Ann Kuhn; 538 E. Township Rd. 58; Tiffin, OH 44883. (419) 618-0669. tlakuhn@gmail.com

Saturday, 9/12. 35th COVERED BRIDGE TOUR. Canal Winchester. Visit several of Fairfield County’s historic covered bridges. Routes of 45/74/102 rolling to very hilly miles – be sure to bring your climbing legs for those hilly longer routes! Marked routes and maps provided, limited support. Online entry available. Columbus Outdoor Pursuits. 1193 S. Front St.; Columbus, OH 43206. (614) 442-7901. outdoor-pursuits.org

Saturday, 9/12. CHOCOLATE TRAIL BIKE RIDE. Xenia. An all-ages, family-friendly ride of 6.5/14/28 flat miles with an emphasis on chocolate! Beginning in downtown Xenia, very scenic bike path route has chocolate stops. Everyone is welcome to linger at the finish for a final, delicious chocolate stop. A portion of proceeds aids revitalization efforts of the downtown area. City of Xenia. Nicole Loy: (937) 238-0007. https://bit.ly/39ga5kv

Sunday, 9/13. 50th HANCOCK HORIZONTAL HUNDRED. Findlay. Great Northwest Ohio community and country tour and one of the flattest rides in Ohio; an excellent choice for a rider’s first century attempt. Ride a classic full-service tour run by a great bicycle club. Includes sag support, rest stops, lunch, marked roads with swept corners. Family-friendly short ride plus routes of 33/50/64/100 miles. Special activities listed on website. Online entry available. Early entry discount deadline: July 25. Hancock Handlebars Bicycle Club. Attn: Paul Craun; PO Box 232; Findlay, OH 45839. (419) 424-8782. HancockHorizontalHundred.com

Sunday, 9/13. 48th IRISH HILLS TOUR. Sylvania. Longer routes carry riders into the beautiful, rolling hills of Michigan’s Irish Hills area with its green farms and lake-filled lowlands. Travel roads and paved trails on routes of 10/31/65/100 flat to rolling miles (shorter routes are flatter). A full-service tour with rest stops for all, lunch provided on longer routes. Ice cream voucher awarded at finish. Online entry available Maumee Valley Adventurers. PO Box 352736; Toledo, OH 43635-2736. (419) 482-8225. MVAdventurers.org

Sunday, 9/13. 21st SIMON KENTON PATHFINDERS MEMORIAL TOUR. Urbana. Country routes of 15/31/62 flat to hilly miles include a family-safe route on trail. Funds raised are used for maintenance and future pavement of the trail. Entry Deadline: Sept. 1. Online entry available. Simon Kenton Pathfinders. PO Box 91; Urbana, OH 43078. (937) 605-2434. SimonKentonPathfinders.org

Friday, 9/18. BIKE TO WORK DAY. Cleveland. Final event of this year’s series. See full description: May 15. Bike Cleveland. Jason Kuhn; 3000 Bridge Ave. Ste. 1; Cleveland, OH 44113. (216) 298-1938. BikeCleveland.org/events

LATE ENTRY: Saturday, 9/19. CYCLE FOR LIFE. Canal Winchester. Pledge tour of 25/40/65 miles. Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Attn: Tina Lantz; 575 Copeland Mill Rd. Ste. 1A; Westerville, OH 43081. (614) 362-4920. https://on.cff.org/3axnnK4

Saturday – Sunday, 9/19 – 9/20. 46th ROSCOE RAMBLE. Canal Fulton or Kidron. This classic overnight tour begins in Canal Fulton for the 75-mile route, and in Kidron for the 55-miler, winding through Amish communities and the beautiful flat to rolling countryside of Stark, Wayne, Holmes, and Coshocton Counties.Meals, baggage transport, hotel accommodations, camping are offered. Helmet Required. Entry Deadline: August 25. Akron Bicycle Club. Walter Kudlaty; 975 Canyonview Rd. #105; Sagamore Hills, OH 44067. (330) 806-9106. AkronBike.org

Saturday, 9/19. 34th FALL HOOT. Carroll. Enjoy 34/65/102 rolling to very hilly miles riding the final COP budget tour of the season. Hills get more challenging as the mileage increases. Marked routes, map provided, limited support, be ready to climb! Online entry available. Columbus Outdoor Pursuits. 1193 S. Front St.; Columbus, OH 43206. (614) 442-7901. outdoor-pursuits.org

Saturday, 9/19. 5th LAKE-TO-LAKE HARVEST BIKE TOUR. Medina. Tour scenic Medina County on rides featuring various lakes and parks. Take a family-friendly ride of up to 15 miles, mostly on flat shared-use trails with optional road riding to Chippewa Lake; or choose one of two longer road rides covering 35/50 rolling miles. A full-service tour including sag support, food stops, and lunch at finish. Proceeds benefit local cycling safety, awareness, and shared-use trail improvement. Bike Medina County. Attn: Lynne Nawalaniec; PO Box 1475; Medina, OH 44258. (330) 722-7119. BikeMedinaCounty.weebly.com

Sunday, 9/20. 20th CLEVELAND CLINIC AKRON GENERAL TOWPATH 50. Akron. A pledge tour benefitting continued development, maintenance, and activation of the Ohio & Erie Canalway National Heritage Area, Towpath Trail, and connectors. Rewards for cyclists raising more than minimum pledges. Event is 50 flat miles with sag support, water stops, and an after-party featuring food, drinks, live entertainment. Rider Limit: 250. Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition. Patti Policicchio; 47 W. Exchange St.; Akron, OH 44308. (330) 374-5657. Towpath50.com

Sunday, 9/20. MORON: MIFFLIN OHIO RIDE OUTTA NOWHERE. Northcentral Ohio. A free ride of 40 to 50 very hilly miles in Ashland and Richland Counties. Map provided but no other services. Route is hilly with some difficult climbs and fast descents; riders must be prepared to handle hills! A self-pay lunch, and snack stop are planned. No one will be left behind. Donation of $1 per rider is collected to support the Ohio Bicycle Events Calendar. Richland Moves. Nelson Shogren; 3490 Perch Dr.; Mansfield, OH 44903-9142. (419) 612-6232. www.facebook.com/MORONride/

Sunday, 9/20. 47th NEOC: NORTH-EAST OHIO CENTURY. Cortland. Choose from among verious loop routes for rides of 25/50/62/75/100 flat miles on this classic day tour. Enjoy a hot lunch and homemade cookies. Ride the beautiful countryside of Trumbull County. Post-ride showers available! Online entry available. Outspokin’ Wheelmen. PO Box 838; Youngstown, OH 44501-0838. (330) 360-0830. OutSpokinWheelmen.com

Sunday, 9/20. BIKE FOR SIGHT. Wooster. A ride traveling 25/62/80 rolling miles through beautiful North-Central Ohio terrain, plus a late-starting Family-Fun Ride. A fundraiser with proceeds benefiting sight-related activities.Online entry available. Wooster Noon Lions Club. Kevin McAllister; 3562 Commerce Pkwy.; Wooster, OH (330) 466-4713. BikeForSight.com

Saturday, 9/26. 16th FREDERICKSBURG LIBRARY ROLL. Fredericksburg. Support the all-volunteer community library and enjoy a great day of riding. Cycling for all ages on the beautiful Holmes County Rail-Trail for 18/24/32 miles, or head for the hills and valleys of Holmes and Wayne Counties for a challenging, breathtaking ride of 62 miles with shortcut available. All participants receive commemorative long-sleeved tee and chance to win cash prize. One refreshment stop along the way, fry pies at the finish. John Abt; 4287 E. Moreland Rd.; Fredericksburg, OH 44627. (330) 689-1477. johnjabt@gmail.com

Saturday, 9/26. BIKES N’ BREW. Cleveland. Featuring three routes, the ride returns and guides riders as they explore the latest Cleveland breweries and visit old favorites. The ride is an unsupported fundraiser for Bike Cleveland and covers 20/40/60 miles through the city and surrounding neighborhoods. Rider Limit: 200. Age Limit: 21+. Bike Cleveland. Jason Kuhn; 3000 Bridge Ave. Ste. 1; Cleveland, OH 44113. (216) 298-1938. BikeCleveland.org/events

Saturday, 9/26. 30th KNOX COUNTY BICYCLE CHALLENGE. Gambier. Ride the beautiful hills of Knox County on routes of 30/60/75/100 rolling to very hilly miles. Longer loops are hilly and challenging. The shorter route has fewer hills and uses the Kokosing Gap Trail on return to start. A full-service tour. Online entry available. Columbus Outdoor Pursuits. 1193 S. Front St.; Columbus, OH 43206. (614) 442-7901. outdoor-pursuits.org


Saturday, 9/26. 7th TWISTED PRETZEL TOUR. Germantown. In conjunction with the city’s Pretzel Festival, a family-friendly ride and pretzel party twisted into one beautiful ride through Southwestern Ohio countryside. Flat to routes: Pretzel Ring – 8 miles, Pretzel Rod – 21 miles, Giant Pretzel – 39 miles, Pretzel Loop – 50 miles. Longer routes travel over Germantown Dam, all visit covered bridge.. Two breaks feature fresh, warm pretzels, homemade dips, and apple cider slushies! Raises money for food pantries and civic organizations. Germantown Lions. TwistedPretzelTour.com



October

Friday, 10/2. NIGHT RIDES ON THE CANAL TOWPATH. Massillon. Free, monthly night rides, through November, on the Towpath Trail starting at the Lake Avenue Trailhead. A free ride; start times vary with sunset. Helmet Required. Bicycle Head and Taillight Required. Ernie’s Bicycle Shop. (800) 291-0099. ErniesBikeShop.com

Saturday, 10/3. 17th GARRETT WONDERS BIRTHDAY BIKE RIDE. Warren. Ride the Garrett Wonders Bike Trail, the Western Reserve Greenway and surrounding roads, and see Trumbull County in all its fall splendor! Fully-supported with sag service, cookie stops, sandwiches and pizza at ride’s end. Tee shirt goodie bag, door prizes, and bike raffle, fun for all! Money raised benefits the Garrett Wonders Memorial Fund for scholarships and cycling advocacy. LTJG Garrett Wonders was killed by a careless driver when on a solo training ride for the 2004 Olympic Trials. The Garrett Wonders Memorial Fund. Jay Wonders; 1349 Beechcrest St. NW; Warren, OH 44485. (330) 398-2818. JayWonders@gmail.com

Saturday, 10/3. TOUR DE CURE. Cincinnati. The premier fundraising event for the American Diabetes Association features an 8-mile family ride and fully-supported rides covering 25/62 flat to hilly miles. Entry fee and pledge minimum required. American Diabetes Association. Attn: Kevin Hackman; 10200 Alliance Rd.; Cincinnati, OH 45242. (513) 759-9330 Ext. 6661. diabetes.org/cincinnatitour

Saturday & Sunday, 10/3 & 10/4. WAGNER SUBARU OUTDOOR EXPERIENCE. Dayton. The Midwest’s premier outdoor adventure festival takes place at Eastwood MetroPark where you can DO, WATCH, and TRY. A “Bike Village” with Try Cycling, Try Mountain Biking, Pro BMX and Mountain Bike Trials shows, Tot Track, bicycle exhibitors, secure bike parking so you can ride to the event. Live music, food, competitions, and pro shows add to the festivities. Five Rivers MetroParks. (937) 275-7275. outdoorx.metroparks.org

Saturday & Sunday, 10/10 & 10/11. CYCLE-CON WEEKEND. Dayton. Includes Adaptive Cycling Expo, Electric Cycle-Con, Bicycle Tour & Travel Expo, and Recumbent Cycle-Con. Manufacturers from around the world will exhibit new and exciting bikes, trikes, tandems, and have representatives on hand to answer questions. More than 100 demo bikes and trikes available to try in outdoor demo arena. Seminars and demonstrations round out the offerings. Early entry discount. RTR Magazine. Attn: Charles Coyne; PO Box 337; San Dimas, CA 91773. (800) 351-2738. ccoyne@rtrmag.com

Saturday, 10/10. GREAT AMERICAN BIKE RALLY. Fairfield. An event for folks of all ages. Riders may choose easy routes of 1/6/10/15/20 miles on the Great Miami River Trail; or take off for a 50-mile spin along the southern (planned) Great Miami Riverway encountering rolling terrain on quiet country roads. Physically-challenged route is also available. Sag and safety monitors, snacks, drinks provided. Food truck on site. Helmet Required. Proceeds benefit Boys and Girls Club of Hamilton, and Joe Nuxhall Miracle Fields. Hamilton Community Foundation. Dean Bruewer; 5221 Muskopf Rd.; Fairfield, OH 45014. (513) 484-1258. GreatAmericanBikeRally.com

Sunday, 10/11. 42nd FALL N LEAF. Enjoy the beautiful autumn scenery on this ride of 33/50/67/83 miles through areas of Richland and Morrow Counties. The 33- and 50-mile routes cover rolling terrain, the 67- and 83-mile rides have the hills this ride is known for. A full-service tour including hot lunch and after-ride refreshments. Mid-Ohio Bikers. PO Box 844. Mansfield, OH 44901-0844. (419) 512-4011. MidOhioBikers.org

Saturday, 10/17. 6th EDUGO ROAD TO SUCCESS RIDE. Groveport. Bringing together riders of all ages, showing their love of orphaned children. Bicycles funded through this event allow orphaned kids in Southeast Asia to get the education they need to achieve a successful future. Pledges are optional. Rides are from flat to hilly with on-road rides of 20/40 miles, or on-trail rides from 3 to 30 miles. Asia’s Hope. GoEduGo.org/roadtosuccessride

Saturday, 10/17. TOMBSTONE TOUR. Swanton. Celebrate the Halloween season by riding 16/28/44 miles, passing or visiting numerous cemeteries along back-country roads. The Family Haunted Route is an “enhanced” 5-mile ride on the Oak Openings Bicycle Trail for children 12 and under or new and first-time cyclists. Indoor lunch provided for all routes. Prizes for best bike-safe costumes. Complimentary photos, giveaways to remember the day. All Ages Helmet Required. Online entry available Maumee Valley Adventurers. PO Box 352736; Toledo, OH 43635-2736. (419) 243-7680. MVAdventurers.org


November

Sunday, 11/1. 46th RED FLANNEL METRIC CENTURY. Oberlin. An autumn classic that, for many, marks the end of the year’s cycling season. Features a rolling 64-mile route that visits historic Milan, birthplace of famed inventor Thomas A. Edison. The rolling, scenic 32-miler visits the quaint town of Birmingham. A fully-supported event with all the homemade cookies, soups, hot oatmeal breakfast bar you can eat. Dedicated to the memory of Bob Williams, founder of the ride and its hosting club. Lorain Wheelmen now: Lorain County Bicycle Club. PO Box 102; Amherst, OH 44001-0102. (440) 774-8617. LorainWheelmen.org

Saturday, 11/7. NIGHT RIDES ON THE CANAL TOWPATH. Massillon. Free, monthly night rides, through November, on the Towpath Trail starting at the Lake Avenue Trailhead. A free ride; start times vary with sunset. Helmet Required. Bicycle Head and Taillight Required. Ernie’s Bicycle Shop. (800) 291-0099. ErniesBikeShop.com


2021

New Year’s Day 2021

Friday, 1/1/2021. 45th ABCDEFGHIJ. Medina. A Bi-Cycling Dandy Excuse For Getting Hibernated In January which is a free, self-supported ride of 4/12/24 flat to rolling miles in southern Medina County. A map is provided but no other services or support. Prepare for the weather and expect it to get worse. Noon start to accommodate late-risers. Start the New Year off right amongst cycling friends on the road! Richard DeLombard; PO Box 230; Huron, OH 44839-0230. OhioWheelmen.org/bikerides/abc/id9.html