Touring Events

Bicycle Touring Events

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“Ohio to Erie Trail Adventure” by Jerry Rampelt

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 2016 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 — 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.


NOTE: This list is truncated as the season progresses and event dates pass.

Last Updated  4/26/2017


April

Saturday, 4/29. TOUR DE FOREST. Nelsonville. Offering route choices of up to 40 flat miles on bikeway, or 30/54/73 rolling to very hilly miles on beautiful and forested Southeastern Ohio roadways. The 54-miler is a gravel option. This is 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, now home to the Wayne National Forest and the Little Cities of the Forest Collaborative. Little Cities of Black Diamonds. Bob Eichenberg; 7250 Roundhouse Rd.; New Marshfield, OH 45766. (740) 591-2711. TourDeForest.wordpress.com

Saturday, 4/29. 43rd MOC: MID-OHIO CENTURY. Delaware. 35/65/100 miles. Columbus Outdoor Pursuits. 1525 Bethel Rd. Ste. 100; Columbus, OH 43220-2054. Outdoor-Pursuits.org

LATE ENTRY: Saturday, 4/29. CEDAR BOG BIKE TOUR. Urbana. Cedar Bog Nature Preserve; 980 Woodburn Road; Urbana, OH  43078. (937) 484-3744. Website


May

Saturday, 5/6. MIAMI VALLEY CYCLING SUMMIT CENTURY RIDE. Xenia. The debut event will be a flat 100-mile ride from Xenia to Loveland on the Little Miami Scenic Trail. The ride is scheduled between the Cycling Summit and the International Trails Symposium/Buckeye Trail Fest. Greene’s trails are part of the nation’s largest network of paved trails! Celebrate all trails in Greene County and beyond. Greene County Parks & Trails. Attn: Robin Gregory; 575 Ledbetter Rd.; Xenia, OH 45385. (937) 562-6440. GCParksTrails.com

Saturday, 5/6. TOOH: TOP OF OHIO HUNDRED. Hilliard. 35/65/100 miles. Columbus Outdoor Pursuits. 1525 Bethel Rd. Ste. 100; Columbus, OH 43220-2054. Outdoor-Pursuits.org

Sunday, 5/7. 21st KLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ. Huron. A free ride touring the Firelands region of Northwestern Ohio. Small towns and a few hills make it interesting. No services provided. A map and good companionship are provided to help cover the 50/85 mostly flat to rolling miles. Richard DeLombard; PO Box 230; Huron, OH 44839-0230. OhioWheelmen.org/bikerides/info.html

Saturday, 5/13. 3rd GEOLOGY TOUR. Georgesville. Flat to rolling 15 miles learning about Darby Creek area geology! Friends of Madison County Parks and Trails. PO Box 308; London, OH 43140. (614) 205-6754. www.fmcpt.com

CORRECT DATE: Saturday, 5/13. 43rd HUFFMAN SPRING CLASSIC. Moraine. Tour 30/50/62 rolling miles in the beautiful countryside west of Dayton; use as a tune-up for TOSRV. Great food and breakfast/lunch included, marked routes. This year self-reported ride times will be published for those who wish to participate. Online entry available. Dayton Cycling Club. Ken Mercurio: (805) 624-2062. DaytonCyclingClub.org

Saturday, 5/13. 23rd NIGHT RIDES ON THE TOWPATH TRAIL. Peninsula. Free, fun ride for all skill levels covering 12 – 15 flat miles on the Towpath Trail of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Helmet and Bike Light Required. Century Cycles. 1621 Main St.; Peninsula, OH 44264. (330) 657-2209. CenturyCycles.com/goto/nightrides

LATE ENTRY: Saturday, 5/13. BRENDA HOFFMAN MEMORIAL BIKE RIDE. Marne. A 10-mile trail option offers flat terrain for families and all levels of rider, and a 40-mile rolling to hilly route provides more of a challenge for road riders. The event, held in memory of a team member who was killed while riding her bicycle, is intended to raise awareness and promote bicycle safety. The day also features helmet giveaways, bicycle safety rodeo stations and children’s activities, water bottles and lighted safety armbands to all. Genesis Trauma Services. Rebecca Geyer; 955 Bethesda Dr. Ste. 260; Zanesville, OH 43701. (740) 455-7659. injuryprevention@genesishcs.org

Wednesday, 5/17. 4th RIDE OF SILENCE. Warren; Warren G. Harding High School, 7 PM. A slow-paced, silent procession of eight flat miles through the streets of Warren and within parks. Helmet Required. Police escort included. Honors all cyclists killed or injured on public roadways. Brief reception with refreshments at finish. Garrett Wonders Memorial Fund. 1349 Beechcrest St.; Warren, OH 44485. (330) 398-2818. jwonders@neo.rr.com

Wednesday, 5/17. RIDE OF SILENCE. Columbus. Join cyclists worldwide in a silent, slow-paced processional (~ 8 MPH) in honor of those who have been injured or killed while cycling on public roadways. Gather at City Hall from 5:30 – 6:30 PM to prepare for the ride. A brief presentation precedes the 7:00 start. Yay Bikes! Kathleen Watkins; 82 E. 16th Ave.; Columbus, OH 43201. (614) 470-4220. http://www.yaybikes.com/ride-of-silence

Wednesday, 5/17. RIDE OF SILENCE. Troy. A silent, respectful ride of 12 flat miles remembering those who have been killed or injured while riding on public roadways. Helmets Required. Start at J&D Bicycles. Joyce Ferguson; 500 N. Elm St.; Troy, OH 45373. (937) 315-2453. janddbicycles@gmail.com

Wednesday, 5/17. 6th RIDE OF SILENCE. Oberlin. A silent, slow-paced, flat ride of eight miles remembering those who have been killed or injured while riding on public roadways. Start: 5:30 PM from Oberlin Depot. Silver Wheels Cycling Club.

Wednesday, 5/17. 8th RIDE OF SILENCE. Toledo. A slow, 8-mile ride with police escort on behalf of all cyclists and those in remembrance. Helmet Required. Starts at 6:30 PM from University of Toledo campus. We Are Traffic, Toledo Area Bicyclists, Maumee Valley Adventurers. Keith Webb; 6540 W. Central Ave. Ste. Q; Toledo, OH 43617. (567) 703-6378. WeAreTraffic.org

Wednesday, 5/17. RIDE OF SILENCE. Bowling Green. Starting at 6:30 PM from City Park, a slow, silent ride with police escort on behalf of all cyclists and those in remembrance. Helmet Required. Organized by We Are Traffic, Maumee Valley Adventurers, Bowling Green Bicycle Safety Commission, Bike 4 a Better BG!. Linda Kidd; 6540 W. Central Ave. Ste. Q; Toledo, OH 43617. (567) 703-6378. WeAreTraffic.org

Wednesday, 5/17. 3rd RIDE OF SILENCE. Defiance. Slow ride of 12 flat miles in this solemn observance. Meet at Triangle Park in downtown. Defiance Cycling/Team Defiance. Larry Wagner; 763 Chippewa Dr.; Defiance, OH 43512. (419) 785-4183.

Wednesday, 5/17. RIDE OF SILENCE. Dayton. Meeting at the cyclist statue, 6:30 PM, along the bike trail at Carillon Park, a slow-pace, silent ride of eight miles. Helmet Required. Wearing white, and lights requested. MTCCD. Marc Harris. majortaylor937@gmail.com

Wednesday, 5/17. 2nd RIDE OF SILENCE. Stow. Join cyclists worldwide for a slow-paced, 10- to 12-mile, silent ride held during National Bike and Safety Month in support of safer streets for cycling, and to honor those who have been killed or injured while cycling on public roadways. Meet at 6:30 PM. Women’s Multisport Connection. Stacy Rhea: (216) 534-2834. WomensMultiSportConnection.wordpress.com

Wednesday, 5/17. 6th RIDE OF SILENCE. Cleveland & University Heights. Join cyclists from across Greater Cleveland from two starting points: Free Stamp Sculpture in Downtown Cleveland, or John Carroll University in University Heights. Meet at 6:30 PM. Rides converge on University Hospital for a brief ceremony. Eight-miles, slow, silent. Bike Cleveland & Heights Bicycle Coalition. Bike Cleveland; PO Box 609718; Cleveland, OH 44109. (216) 245-3101. BikeCleveland.org

Wednesday, 5/17. RIDE OF SILENCE. Cincinnati. Memorial ride to honor fallen cyclists. Meets at Lunken Airport at 6:00 PM for slow-paced, silent ride of 12 miles to Sawyer Point for formal ceremony. Cincinnati Cycle Club & Queen City Bike. Deb Johnson: djohnson@robinimaging.com

Friday, 5/19. NATIONAL BIKE-TO-WORK DAY PANCAKE BREAKFAST. Dayton. Get your day off to a great start: share the culture and the fun of biking to work! Just one of many reasons Dayton is a Bronze Level Bicycle Friendly Community! Celebrate with bike-related exhibitors, free pancake breakfast, coffee, photo booth, team challenge, giveaways. Five Rivers MetroParks. 111 E. Monument Ave.; Dayton, OH 45402. (937) 275-7275. MetroParks.org/biketowork

Friday, 5/19. NIGHT RIDES ON THE CANAL TOWPATH. Massillon. See April 21 Listing. ErniesBikeShop.com

WRONG DATE: Saturday, 5/20. 43rd HUFFMAN SPRING CLASSIC.  Dayton. This is the incorrect date. The correct ride date is May 13.

Saturday – Sunday, 5/20 – 5/21. 56th TOSRV: TOUR OF THE SCIOTO RIVER VALLEY. Grove City. A new date! A new location! Still, expect cyclists to converge from all over the country to reconnect with a community sharing a common love. TOSRV served and continues to serve as the inspiration for bicycle tours across the USA and, for participants, creates memories that last a lifetime! TOSRV is a rolling celebration of cycling and the culmination of spring training for many. A full-service, overnight event. Columbus Outdoor Pursuits. 1525 Bethel Rd. Ste. 100; Columbus, OH 43220-2054. (614) 442-7901. tosrv.org

Sunday, 5/21. CANALWAY BICYCLE POKER RIDE. Massillon. Riding 16 flat miles on the Towpath Trail, cyclists will stop at five checkpoints along the way, picking up a playing card at each stop. At the finish, riders play their hands against each other with prizes to the top 10 hands, other prizes to those who drew jokers! Low per-hand entry fee and riders may play as many hands as they wish. Proceeds benefit local trail projects. Massillon Area Greenways Inc., Stark County Bicycle Club. Debbie Lehman; Ernie’s Bicycle Shop; 135 Lake Ave. NW; Massillon, OH 44647. (800) 291-0099. www.ErniesBikeShop.com

LATE ENTRY: Sunday, 5/21. YOUNG’S ICE CREAM CHARITY BIKE TOUR RALLY RIDE #2. Xenia. Training ride to South Charleston Station & back – approximately 46 miles. YoungsBikeTour.com

Saturday, 5/27. 28th JJJ: JERRY’S JEROMESVILLE JOURNEY. Oberlin. A free 100-mile tour with a 50-mile cutoff traveling rolling and hilly portions of southern Lorain and northern Ashland Counties. Ride is named for its founder, Jerry Warnke. Lorain Wheelmen Bicycle Club. PO Box 102; Amherst, OH 44001-0102. www.LorainWheelmen.org

Sunday, 5/28. 11th WHEELING HERITAGE TRAIL BICYCLE TOUR. Wheeling, W. Va. Visit pleasant, beautiful, and historic Ohio County in the northern Panhandle of West Virginia. Covering 10/30/62 flat to very hilly miles, a hilly loop through Bethany and West Liberty is for those seeking a challenge. Water, snack stops, entertainment provided. Begins and ends on the beautiful Ohio River. Ohio Valley Trail Partners. Quick Service Bike Shop; 701 N. Lincoln Ave.; Bridgeport, OH 43912. (740) 635-3700. OhioValleyTrailPartners.com


June

Friday – Sunday, 6/2 – 6/4. 22nd NO FRILLS TANDEM WEEKEND. Seville/Wadsworth. Routes are flat to rolling with a few hills thrown in, selected for tandem titillation. “No frills” means only maps, directions provided; an opportunity to ride, socialize, eat your way across Medina and Wayne Counties. Choose to ride 1, 2, or 3 days: Friday – rail-trail; Saturday – beautiful Overton Valley; Sunday – Rogue’s Hollow and Canal Fulton. Orrville Cycling Club & Stark County Bicycle Club. Mark Lange; 447 Whitestone Cir.; Wadsworth, OH 44281. (330) 607-1943. nofrills.stevelange.com

Saturday, 6/3. 34th HOT TAMALE. Waldo. A ride of 8/16/32/64 flat miles for cyclists of all abilities. The 8-mile route is family-oriented. Offering “the best homemade cookies,” fresh strawberries, and friendly food stops as part of a full-service tour. Preregistration discount. Heart of Ohio Tailwinds. Jarine Williams; 1166 Bellefontaine Ave.; Marion, OH 43302. (740) 382-9952. www.hot-tamale.org

Saturday, 6/3. DCC COVERED BRIDGE TOUR. Brookville. See from two to 11 covered bridges in Southwestern Ohio on this self-supported budget tour. Fee includes map and marked roads. Rides cover 23/45/74/106 rolling to hilly miles passing through small towns for food and drink. Dayton Cycling Club. Mark Buchwalder; 423 Volusia Ave.; Dayton, OH 45409-2345. (937) 479-6098. http://www.cvdbdgtour.org

Saturday, 6/3. HARDIN COUNTY BUGGY BIKE RIDE. Kenton. A leisurely ride of 5/15/32 flat miles through the Amish countryside of Hardin County. Family-friendly courses with a stop at a local general store. Post-ride food. Hardin County YMCA. Frank Marsico; 918 W. Franklin St.; Kenton, OH 43326. (419) 673-6131. HardinCoYMCA.net

LATE ENTRY: Saturday, 6/3. SPIN THE LAKES BICYCLE TOUR. Berlin Center. This fundraiser offers routes of 25 or 62 rolling miles. The 25-mile loop features views of Lake Milton while the metric century takes riders around the lake, West Branch, Berlin Lake, and through additional beautiful country scenery. Sag support and rest stops help keep you moving; early entry gets riders additional perks. Optional post-ride wine and beer tasting rounds out the day. Homes for Kids / Child and Family Solutions. Attn: Danette Palmer; PO Box 683; Niles, OH 44446. (330) 544-8005 Ext. 534. www.hfk.org

Saturday – Sunday, 6/3 – 6/4. 35th MARIETTA RIVER RENDEZVOUS. Duncan Falls & Marietta. One- and two-day options are offered on this full-service tour of 38/57/68/90/136 rolling miles in the beautiful countryside of Southeastern Ohio. Visit the scenic banks of the Muskingum River which features canals with historic hand-cranked lock systems. Hospitality and support are points of pride. Marietta Rowing & Cycling Club. Melissa Shea; 19510 State Route 550; Marietta, OH 45750. (740) 236-3048. MariettaRCC.org

Saturday, 6/3. 23rd NIGHT RIDES ON THE TOWPATH TRAIL. Peninsula. Free, fun ride for all skill levels covering 12 – 15 flat miles on the Towpath Trail of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Helmet and Bike Light Required. Century Cycles. 1621 Main St.; Peninsula, OH 44264. (330) 657-2209. CenturyCycles.com/goto/nightrides

Saturday, 6/3. PEDAL-WITH-PETE. Kent. A pledges-optional fundraiser for cerebral palsy research. Rides of 6/15/30/62 flat to hilly miles with a family-friendly atmosphere. Lunch, entertainment, prize drawings at finish. Make a day of it and visit downtown’s annual Main Street Art & Wine Festival. Pedal-with-Pete. Jim Stroble; 6987 Hudson Rd.; Kent, OH 44240. (330) 678-5847. Pedal-With-Pete.org

LATE ENTRY: Saturday, 6/3. 5th TOUR DE STATE LINE. Conneaut. Conneaut Arts Center. (440) 593-5888. www.ConneautArtsCenter.com/tdsl

Sunday, 6/4. TROY STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL BIKE TOUR. Troy. Beautiful tour course with rides of 15/31/62 flat miles on marked roads. Rest stops include snacks and “hydration stations.” Upon return, enjoy the Strawberry Festival, voted the best food festival in Ohio, with food, arts and crafts, entertainment. Troy Strawberry Festival. Corie Schweser; 405 SW Public Square Ste. 330; Troy, OH 45373. (937) 339-7714. cschweser@troyohiochamber.com

CHANGED LOCATION, NEW MILEAGES: Sunday, 6/4. BIKESPARK. Brandywine Ski Resort. Routes of 15/30/75 miles in this spring sportiva celebrate the joy of cycling in Northeast Ohio. Riders visit areas of the Cuyahoga Valley and Cleveland Metroparks. Short route is on the CVNP Towpath Trail. Rest stops, snacks, drinks provided. Celebration at finish. Bike Cleveland. Jason Kuhn; 3000 Bridge Ave. Ste. 1; Cleveland, OH 44113. (216) 245-3101. BikeSparkNEO.com

Saturday, 6/10. 14th STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL BICYCLE TOUR. London. Multiple route options of 21/44/62/100 flat to rolling miles travel scenic rural Madison, Clark, Fayette, and Greene Counties. Short route remains on Prairie Grass Trail whilst longer routes venture to Jamestown, Jeffersonville, Xenia, Yellow Springs, and South Charleston. Friends of Madison County Parks and Trails. PO Box 308; London, OH 43140. (614) 205-6754. www.fmcpt.com

Saturday, 6/10. INDIAN LAKE FIREWORKS FUND RIDE. Lakeview. A ride of 15/30/60 flat to hilly miles around Indian Lake and Logan County: 15-miler is Family choice, 30-miler is flat terrain along Indian Lake, the Scenic 60 gets into rolling hills along the lake and into Amish countryside. Rides begins and ends at beach. SAG support and rest stops for all; picnic lunch served upon return. Indian Lake Area Chamber of Commerce. PO Box 717; Russells Point, OH 43348. (937) 848-5392. IndianLakeChamber.org

Saturday, 6/10. 9th CLEMENS CANCER CHALLENGE. Centerville. A tour of 10/30/40/62 flat to very hilly miles. A pledges-optional fundraiser to help support local cancer resources and education for patients and families. https://www.MVHfoundation.org/events/clemens-cancer-challenge/

Saturday, 6/10. 13th WOW: WORLD OF WILDLIFE TOUR. Warren. Ride proceeds benefit the Trumbull County portion of the Western Reserve Greenway where most if the ride takes place. Ride covers 20/40/69 flat miles in Trumbull and Ashtabula Counties, and is ideal for tandems and recumbents. Snack stops feature homemade cookies. Helmet Required. Trumbull County Metro Parks. Attn: Dave Ambrose; PO Box 1788; Warren, OH 44482-1788. http://tinyurl.com/wowtour2017

Saturday, 6/10. 8th TOUR DE H2O: WATER FOR AFRICA. Columbus. Fully-supported pledge-tour raising funds to support construction of water wells in extremely poor rural African villages. Marked routes of 10/25/32/50/62 mostly flat miles through scenic Ohio countryside. Rest stops, sag support, catered African lunch for all participants. Global Partners for Development. Steven Hurt; 881 Gatehouse Ln.; Columbus, OH 43235. (614) 205-4893. TourDeH2O.org

LATE ENTRY: Saturday, 6/10. YOUNG’S ICE CREAM CHARITY BIKE TOUR RALLY RIDE #3. Kettering. Training ride to Bellbrook & back – 36 miles. YoungsBikeTour.com

Saturday – Sunday, 6/10 – 6/11. 33rd BIKE MS: ESCAPE TO THE LAKE. Portersville, Penn./Conneaut. Pledge-tour/fundraiser. 63/75/100 hilly to very hilly miles. National MS Society. Chris Pfeiffer; 1501 Reedsdale Street Ste. 105; Pittsburgh, PA 15237. (412) 261-6347. www.BikeMS.org

Sunday, 6/11. 11th RIDE CINCINNATI. Cincinnati. A family-friendly cycling event, pledges-optional fundraiser for cancer research. Various options and route lengths available: 8/18/26/45/63/100 rolling miles. Century route is new this year! Post-ride celebration with music, food, kids’ activities, local exhibitors. Ride Cincinnati. Kathryn Macke: (513) 235-9452. www.RideCincinnati.org

Sunday, 6/11. 3rd DAYTON ROTARY RIDE. Xenia. Ride a mix of flat and rolling terrain through beautiful Greene and surrounding counties on this fundraiser. Two routes from which to choose: 31/62 miles (half- and full-metric centuries). Roads marked for easy navigation. Several rest stops available providing water, treats, and toilets. Rotary Club of Dayton. 40 South Perry St. #110; Dayton, OH 45402. (937) 228-3331. DaytonRotaryRide.info

Sunday, 6/11. CENTRAL OHIO TOUR DE CURE. Dublin. Pledge ride: 9/20/30/60/100 miles. American Diabetes Association. Attn: Bill Hesse; 1900 Crown Park Ct. Ste. H; Columbus, OH 43235. (614) 221-1917. diabetes.org/centralohio

Sunday, 6/11. 41st SUNDAY IN JUNE. Burton. Join more than 800 cyclists for a thrilling spin through the heart of Northeastern Ohio’s Amish countryside organized by cyclists, for cyclists! Choose from distances of 25/40/65/100 miles of rolling to hilly terrain on the rural roads of scenic Geauga County. Includes rest stops, marked roads, maps, sag support. Centered on an historic Century Village. Entry form online. Cleveland Touring Club. Jay Randall; 4305 Stone Ridge Cir.; Berea, OH 44017-3112. (216) 780-7118. SundayInJune.com

Friday, 6/16. NIGHT RIDES ON THE CANAL TOWPATH. Massillon. See April 21 Listing. ErniesBikeShop.com

Saturday, 6/17. 2nd PEDAL FOR PAWS. Bucyrus. Traveling 12/24/60 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; 3590 State Route 98; Bucyrus, OH 44820. (419) 561-1589. cchs@crawfordhumane.com

Saturday, 6/17. 18th PUMPKINVINE BIKE RIDE. Goshen, Ind. Rides of 22/37/52/100 rolling miles. Entry Deadline: May 17. Friends of the Pumpkinvine Nature Trail. Robert Carrico; 52829 Wildflower Ln.; Elkhart, IN 46514-9301. (574) 266-1362. ride.pumpkinvine.org

Saturday, 6/17. 4th LIMALAND BICYCLE TOUR. Lima. Enjoy routes of 20/40/65+ flat to rolling miles with very low traffic, and rural scenery. Fully-supported with rest stops, marked and mapped routes, sag, lunch, prizes, and more. Starts and ends in one of the area’s largest parks with swimming, camping, showers available. By cyclists and for cyclists! Team Roadrunners Bicycle Club. TeamRoadrunners.org

Saturday, 6/17. 43rd HOOT: HEART OF OHIO TOUR. Carroll. 35/65/100 miles. Columbus Outdoor Pursuits. 1525 Bethel Rd. Ste. 100; Columbus, OH 43220-2054. Outdoor-Pursuits.org

Saturday – Saturday, 6/17 – 6/24. 29th GOBA: GREAT OHIO BICYCLE ADVENTURE. Findlay. Gaze into your crystal ball and see yourself bicycling to Ohio’s emerald cities … oh my! Whether your bicycle is ruby or emerald, or of a different color, you’ll follow the flat, rolling, and winding roads of North-central Ohio looking for that elusive yellow brick covering about 50 miles per day. Wizards, scarecrows, and good witches beckon you to a bicycle-camping tour like none other. Bring the munchkins! Overnights in Findlay and four other towns. Full details and entry available online. Pre-registration is required. Entry Deadline: May 17. Columbus Outdoor Pursuits. GOBA; PO Box 20222; Columbus, OH 43220. (614) 273-0811. GOBA.com/wordpress

Saturday, 6/24. 27th FLAT 50 PLUS BIKE TOUR. Decatur, IN. Routes of 18/20/30/50/62/100 miles with nary a hill in sight travel roads in rural Indiana and Ohio. Little motor traffic to be seen but riders need to contend with an occasional horse and buggy. (Be considerate: don’t spook the horses!) Plenty of food and water fuel riders’ meanders through Amish country, along the peaceful banks of the Wabash, to a lunch with Bluegrass music, a covered bridge, Swiss communities, and more. At ride’s end, finishers are treated to a world-famous “Slushie.” Adams County Bicycle Club & Blazing Saddles Bike Club. Dave Krueckeberg; 10477 N 200 W; Decatur, IN 46733. (260) 728-9949. dkrueck@gmail.com

Saturday, 6/24. 23rd NIGHT RIDES ON THE TOWPATH TRAIL. Peninsula. Free, fun ride for all skill levels covering 12 – 15 flat miles on the Towpath Trail of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Helmet and Bike Light Required. Century Cycles. 1621 Main St.; Peninsula, OH 44264. (330) 657-2209. CenturyCycles.com/goto/nightrides

Saturday, 6/24. BUCKEYE BRIDGE RIDE. Eaton. Enjoy a scenic ride of 18/27/45 flat to hilly miles and view historic wooden covered bridges. A fully-supported ride with special treats prepared by Preble County 4-H clubs, the routes are marked and laid out almost entirely on rural township roads. Timed events and strava sections available for those interested. Tee shirts, lunch provided. Preble County Friends of 4-H, Inc. Curt Caplinger; 3485 Eaton Gettysburg Rd.; Eaton, OH 45320. (937) 533-7763. http://tinyurl.com/BuckeyeBridge

Saturday, 6/24. NORTHEAST OHIO TOUR DE CURE. Cuyahoga Falls. Pledge tour: 25/38/62 miles. American Diabetes Association. Theresa Callahan; 4500 Rockside Rd. Ste. 380; Independence, OH 44131. (216) 328-9989 Ext. 6765. diabetes.org/neotour

Saturday, 6/24. TREE CITY ROLLING TOUR. Greensburg, Ind. A hill-lover’s delight, multiple routes offer from 300 feet to more than 2,000 feet of climbing! Leaving from the city’s historical town square, routes of 16/33/67/100 miles visit many small towns, a covered bridge, and plenty of rolling countryside and steep hills. Fruit, snacks, sandwiches at rest stops; lunch provided. Music, arts, crafts, beer & wine garden provided by Downtown Greensburg Tenderloin Throwdown. Decatur County Family YMCA. 1 YMCA Way; Greensburg, IN 47240. (812) 663-9622. TreeCityRollingTour.org

Saturday, 6/24. 5th EARN FOR THE BURN (BICYCLE POKER RUN). Rittman. Routes: 14-mile on County Line Trail; 25- or 50-mile rides on rolling country roads to local fire stations. Challenging large hill option at the end of the 50-miler. Sag support on longer routes. All stop at five points to pick up a card for a poker hand; prizes to top three hands. Refreshments at card stops, lunch at finish. Proceeds benefit Akron Children’s Hospital, the 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

LATE ENTRY: Saturday, 6/24. THE Y RIDE. Canal Winchester. Celebrate cancer survivors and support LIVESTRONG at the YMCA. Offered are routes of 10/30/60 flat to rolling rides, and an optional metric century offering more hills. Road markings and printed cue sheets guide your way with rest stops at several Central Ohio YMCA branches offering light snacks, water. Pickaway County Family YMCA. Angie Gallis; 440 Nichols Dr.; Circleville, OH 43113. (740) 477-1661. YMCAcolumbus.org/y-ride

Saturday & Sunday, 6/24 & 6/25. 28th BIKE MS BIKE TO THE BAY. Perrysburg. Full-service pledge tour for cyclists of all skill levels. Covers flat routes but back-to-back century rides offer challenges for the more experienced. Rides of 35/50/75/100 miles cover roads toward Port Clinton. One- and two-day options with support, food, entertainment. National MS Society. Karen Moore; 1718 Indian Wood Circle Ste. C; Maumee, OH 43537. (855) 372-1331. BikeMS.org

Sunday, 6/25. 41st PORTAGE RIVER TOUR. Elmore. Follow the meandering Portage River as it flows toward Lake Erie in Northwestern Ohio. Flat, rural riding of 10/31/62/100 miles with the 10-mile family-friendly route mostly on paved trail. Lunch for all riders at river festival. Online entry available. Maumee Valley Adventurers. PO Box 352736; Toledo, OH 43635-2736. (419) 482-8225. MVAdventurers.org

LATE ENTRY: Sunday, 6/25. YOUNG’S ICE CREAM CHARITY BIKE TOUR RALLY RIDE #4. Yellow Springs. Training ride to Jamestown and back, lunch provided – Approximately 60 miles. YoungsBikeTour.com

Friday, 6/30. BIKE TO THE BEACH PARTY AND CAMPOUT. Cleveland. Bike Euclid; 100 E. 219th St.; Euclid, OH 44123-1104. (216) 264-6849. facebook.com/euclidbikes


July

DATE TBA: Saturday, 7/?. 12th PRAIRIE APPRECIATION BIKE RIDE. London. Date to be announced; check website for updates! Ride 13 flat miles whilst learning to appreciate Ohio prairie land. Friends of Madison County Parks and Trails. PO Box 308; London, OH 43140. (614) 205-6754. www.fmcpt.com

Saturday, 7/1. RED, WHITE, AND BIKE POKER RUN. Ansonia. Ride 8/16/32 flat miles over back country roads in northern Darke County. Draw a card at each of five stops along the way to form poker hand; prizes or cash for the top three hands on each route. A fun way to start the holiday weekend! Ansonia Community Celebration Committee. Darrin Shook; PO Box 562; Ansonia, OH 45303. (937) 889-9570. tinyurl.com/jtwowbk

Tuesday, 7/4. 22nd VANDALIA FREEDOM BIKE TOUR. Vandalia. Enjoy the Fourth of July holiday on well-maintained roads covering 31 or 62 rolling miles. Travel through picturesque areas of the northern Miami Valley. Special surprises for all to celebrate the the event’s 22nd year. “Great shirts… Great snacks… Great water bottles… Great lunch… Great people… Priceless!” Join the fun and celebrate the USA’s independence. Vandalia-Butler Optimist Club. Steven Reed; 8600 N Main Street Ste. A; Dayton, OH 45415. (937) 414-7602. VandaliaFreedomTour.org

Saturday, 7/8. 8th TOUR DES LAKES. Syracuse, IN. A leisurely ride of 15/31/62 flat to rolling miles around eight beautiful lakes in Kosciusko County. Between the lakes, enjoy the ride through stunning countryside and through quaint small towns. Sag stops for quick, healthy snacks and drinks. Lunch at finish. Also offering free Family Fun Ride and BMX show. Syracuse-Wawasee Trail. Megan McClellan; 1013 N. Long Dr.; Syracuse, IN 46567. (513) 835-5631. www.TourDesLakes.com

Saturday, 7/8. 5th BIKE MS CENTRAL OHIO CHALLENGE. Dublin. Challenging one-day pledge tour offers 35/55/100 hilly miles along sections of the scenic Big Darby Plains Ohio Byway. Century riders travel through Bellefontaine – the highest point in Ohio! Music and celebratory lunch for all at the finish. National MS Society. Karen Moore; 651 Lakeview Plaza Blvd. Ste. G; Worthington, OH 43085-4774. (855) 372-1331. BikeMS.org

Saturday, 7/8. 23rd NIGHT RIDES ON THE TOWPATH TRAIL. Peninsula. Free, fun ride for all skill levels covering 12 – 15 flat miles on the Towpath Trail of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Helmet and Bike Light Required. Century Cycles. 1621 Main St.; Peninsula, OH 44264. (330) 657-2209. CenturyCycles.com/goto/nightrides

Saturday, 7/8. 3rd RIDE TO REMEMBER. Bluffton. This fundraiser for Bluffton Bikeways features routes of 10/23/37/63/100 flat miles over well paved, quiet roads through six villages. Fully-supported with road markings, great snacks at rest stops. Cool and relax afterwards with free swimming, showers, and coupon good at local restaurants. Bluffton Lions Foundations. Raymond Harner; CG Pro Bikes; 127 N. Main St.; Bluffton, OH 45817. (419) 659-2916. RideToRemember.net

Saturday, 7/8. 7th DUNCAN’S RUN BICYCLE PATCH RIDE. Harlem Twp. Pedal back in time along the rural roads and rippling waterways in southeastern Delaware County. Choose from among routes of 15/30/60/75 flat to rolling miles with a few steep climbs on the longer routes.A full-service tour with rest stops along the way and a hearty homemade “farmer’s” lunch at finish with live music. Patch for all pre-registered. Harlem Township Heritage, Inc. Tom Nied; 3883 South State Route 605; Galena, OH 43021-9650. (740) 965-9355. HarlemTwpHeritage.org

Saturday, 7/8. 24th UPPER SANDUSKY FAMILY TOUR. Upper Sandusky. 35/65/100 miles. Columbus Outdoor Pursuits. 1525 Bethel Rd. Ste. 100; Columbus, OH 43220-2054. Outdoor-Pursuits.org

Sunday, 7/9. ABC: ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY RIDE. Copley. The ride showcases the rolling hills and quaint villages of Summit, Medina, and Wayne counties. Scenic and challenging routes for families as well as experienced bicyclists. Registrants can choose 25/50/65/100 mile routes and enjoy rest stops, lunch, SAG support. Akron Bicycle Club. Attn: George Sadallah. (440) 572-4211. AkronBike.org

Thursday – Sunday, 7/13 – 7/16. 14th GREENE TRAILS CYCLING CLASSIC. Xenia. A family-friendly event where participants can choose from one to four days of riding to experience Greene County’s five paved trails; a different trail is featured each day. Mileage varies, up to 62 or 100 miles of flat terrain. Camping available. Meals included. Greene’s trails are part of the nation’s largest network of paved trails! Greene County Parks & Trails. Attn: Robin Gregory; 575 Ledbetter Rd.; Xenia, OH 45385. (937) 562-6440. GCParksTrails.com

Saturday, 7/15. 29th METROPARKS TOUR. Whitehouse. Visit up to four scenic wooded Toledo Area Metroparks connected by Northwestern Ohio back roads and paved bike trail. Travel 15/31/62/100 flat miles and enjoy views of the beautiful Maumee River, historic Fallen Timbers Monument, and rural countryside. Longer routes reach Fulton County. Online entry available. Maumee Valley Adventurers. PO Box 352736; Toledo, OH 43635-2736. (419) 482-8225. MVAdventurers.org

Saturday, 7/15. 6th LINDY FLYER AT SHELBY BICYCLE DAYS. Shelby. Named for one of the Shelby Cycle Company’s most popular bikes, this tour offers five free loop rides through the historical community and farmlands – 12/18/27/28/29 flat to hilly miles – ride all five or any combination! This event is part of a three-day festival that includes fireworks the evening of the ride. Large collection of Shelby Cycles will be on display in downtown storefronts as part of a walkable historical timeline of the company. Shelby Bicycle Days Festival. Kevin John; 21 Cold Draw Ct.; Shelby, OH 44875. (567) 303-9007. ShelbyBicycleDays.com

Saturday, 7/15. NIGHT RIDES ON THE CANAL TOWPATH. Massillon. Special Night: Fireworks at Community Park. See April 21 Listing. ErniesBikeShop.com

Saturday, 7/15. 10th MAJOR TAYLOR CYCLING CLUB ANNUAL SIGNATURE RIDE. Dayton. Join the Majors for this ride benefitting nonprofit community organizations. Experience flat to rolling hills of Montgomery County via routes of 10/18/32/62 miles. Helmet Required. Entry Deadline: July 1. Rest stops and sags provided. Post-ride lunch for those pre-registered. Online entry available. Major Taylor Cycling Club of Dayton. Attn: Tobin Peterson; PO Box 10731; Dayton, OH 45402-7731. (937) 278-8306. MajorTaylorDayton.org

Saturday, 7/15. 15th SUMMER MOON FESTIVAL BIKE TOUR. Wapakoneta. Covers 12/25/40/62 miles of flat terrain and rolling hills in Auglaize County. Vouchers issued for food and drink at the Summer Moon Festival. Come and enjoy! Wapakoneta Family YMCA. Kelly Duff; 1100 Defiance St.; Wapakoneta, OH 45895. (419) 739-9622. kduff@wapakymca.org

Saturday, 7/15. 8th TOUR DE CAUSE. Lancaster. Choose from among routes of 12/20/40/70 rolling to hilly miles on Lancaster and Fairfield County’s “excellent riding roads.” Breakfast and lunch along with full ride services provided. Mechanic-support available on all routes. More food, entertainment, door prizes available post-ride. Fundraiser supports drug treatment, education, awareness efforts. Online entry available. Tour de Cause. Ron Burris; PO Box 1068; Lancaster, OH 43130. (740) 318-1770. TourDeCause.org

REPLACED LISTING: Saturday, 7/15. 29th RIDGE RUNNER RAMBLE BENEFITTING HOMELESS FAMILIES FOUNDATION. New Albany. Fundraiser ride of 25/50/80 miles northeast of Columbus on scenic roads. There will be support teams monitoring the routes and pit stops along the way. Need a tire fixed; need some water; maybe a boost from a snack? We’ve got you covered! Columbus Outdoor Pursuits & Homeless Families Foundation. HomelessFamiliesFoundation.org/rrr

Saturday, 7/15. 11th DOG DAYS WINE TOUR. LaGrange. Routes of 35/45/62/100/125 flat to rolling miles with plenty of rest stops along the way. Great wineries unique to “The Dog” and, new this year, a cidery! Full-service tour also includes sag services and a post-ride cookout. Enter as a group (team/club) and save on fees. Online entry available. Silver Wheels Cycling Club. Attn: Ed Stewart; PO Box 867; Elyria, OH 44036. (440) 365-6784. DogDaysWineTour.com

Saturday, 7/15. TK HAUSFELD RIDE FOR LIFE. Dayton. 5/10/20/30 flat to rolling miles. Dayton Right to Life. Diane Inglet; 425 N. Findlay St.; Dayton, OH 45404. (937) 461-3625. DaytonLife.org

LATE ENTRY: Saturday – Sunday, 7/15 – 7/16. 15th 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. Entry fee plus donation required. 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! Overnighters stay in dorms at Ohio Northern University. Meals provided. Refreshments include ice cream, of course!! Proceeds of this event are distributed equally to four local charitable organizations. Young’s Ice Cream. 6880 Springfield-Xenia Rd.; Yellow Springs, OH 45387. YoungsBikeTour.com

Friday – Sunday, 7/21 – 7/23. 4th VELOSANO | BIKE TO CURE. Downtown Cleveland. Pledge tour benefiting cancer research at The Cleveland Clinic. Friday kickoff party. Rides begin on Saturday with fully-supported one- and two-day route options of 12/25/50/75/100/180+ flat to very hilly miles. Two-day riders overnight at The College of Wooster. Velosano. 9500 Euclid Ave. #DVB103; Cleveland, OH 44195. (216) 444-6150. Velosano.org

Saturday, 7/22. 15th COMMUNITY TIES TOUR. Westerville. Ride 8/31/62/100 flat to rolling miles through scenic areas, rare bird habitats, over a new section of the Ohio to Erie Trail. Full-service tour with locally-sourced, home-style lunch. Proceeds benefit the Ohio to Erie multi-purpose trail in Delaware County. Delaware County Friends of the Trail. Attn: Barry Schumann; PO Box 2302; Westerville, OH 43086-2302. (614) 256-7815. DCFT.org

Saturday, 7/22. 23rd NIGHT RIDES ON THE TOWPATH TRAIL. Peninsula. Free, fun ride for all skill levels covering 12 – 15 flat miles on the Towpath Trail of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Helmet and Bike Light Required. Century Cycles. 1621 Main St.; Peninsula, OH 44264. (330) 657-2209. CenturyCycles.com/goto/nightrides

Sunday, 7/23. 26th CINCINNATI TOUR DE CURE. Milford. Pledge tour of 8/20/25/50/100 miles: trail riding for families and beginners, open roads of Clermont county for the avid cyclist. Fun and full-services, benefitting the ADA mission. American Diabetes Association. 10200 Alliance, OH 45242. (513) 759-9330. diabetes.org/cincinnatitourdecure

Thursday – Sunday, 7/27 – 7/30. 11th AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY PAN OHIO HOPE RIDE. Cincinnati. Pledge fundraiser that optionally travels from the Ohio River to Lake Erie with choices ranging from one day and 80 miles to four days and 328 miles covering the full range of terrain found in Ohio. Benefits Cancer Society programs and patient services. Entry Deadline: June 30. American Cancer Society. 10501 Euclid Ave.; Cleveland, OH 44106. (888) 227-6446 Ext. 1222. www.PanOhioHopeRide.org

Saturday, 7/29. 3rd PATTI’S RIDE. Warren. Ride the Western Reserve Greenway and cover 8/25/40 flat miles. Refreshments, goodie bag, tee shirt, lunch, sag service provided. Proceeds benefit Trumbull Family Fitness, and C-PAWW: Canines Providing Assistance to Wounded Warriors. Entry Deadline: July 14. Family of Patti Walker York. Dick Walker; 769 Meadowbrook Ave SE; Warren, OH 44484. (330) 647-1346. dickwalker2015@gmail.com

Saturday, 7/29. 44th AMISHLAND AND LAKES. LaGrange, Ind. Visit a world where lifestyles have remained almost unchanged for over a century. Routes range from 22 to 100 flat to rolling miles and offer smooth, quiet roads where buggies are numerous and cars are few.Amish baked goods, homemade ice cream along the way; snack stops boast fresh fruit and cookies. Michiana Bicycle Association. Attn: Rich; PO Box 182; Granger, IN 46530. (574) 387-6449. AmishlandAndLakes.com

Saturday, 7/29. 16th PEDAL-WITH-PETE – COLUMBUS. Hilliard. Pledges/donations-optional fundraiser benefits cerebral palsy research. Food, entertainment, giveaways, post-ride cookout, marked, mapped, supported routes of 7/18/32/47/64/80/100 flat to rolling miles. Pedal-With-Pete Foundation. Attn: Cathy Levy; PO Box 1233; Worthington, OH 43085. (614) 527-0202. Pedal-With-Pete.org

Saturday – Tuesday, 7/29 – 8/1. ND2UD: NOTRE DAME TO UNIVERSITY OF DAYTON. South Bend, Ind. Average 55 – 60 miles per day. Dayton Right to Life. Diane Inglet; 425 N. Findlay St.; Dayton, OH 45404. (937) 461-3625. DaytonLife.org

Sunday, 7/30. 24th SWEET CORN CHALLENGE SPONSORED BY EDDY’S BIKE SHOP. Richfield. Ride 10/25/50/100 rolling to hilly miles with optional horrendous hills. Lunch, live music, massages, sweet corn to go. Century riders have full dinner. Full-service tour in and around the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Rider Limit: 2,500. Richfield Chamber of Commerce. Attn: Sue Serdinak; 4300 W. Streetsboro Rd.; Richfield, OH 44286. (330) 659-3300. SweetCornRide.com


August

Friday, 8/4 – Sunday, 8/6. PELOTONIA. Columbus & New Albany. Cancer research fundraiser. Rides: 25/45/55/100/180 miles. Pelotonia. 351 W. Nationwide Blvd.; Columbus, OH 43215. (614) 221-6100. pelotonia.org

Saturday, 8/5. 7th RIB TICKLER RIDE. London. Fun tour leaves from town’s Rib & Jazz Fest and travels 35 miles of flat to rolling road in Madison and Clark Counties. Refreshment stops along the way. A staffed bike corral at the finish allows riders to stay and enjoy the festival. Friends of Madison County Parks and Trails. PO Box 308; London, OH 43140. (614) 205-6754. www.fmcpt.com

Saturday, 8/5. 24th MAD ANTHONY RIVER RALLY. Whitehouse. Plentiful route choices of: 12/33/50/62/85/100 flat miles! Century riders roll along the sparkling river all the way to Florida (Ohio) by way of Texas (Ohio – just to be clear). Enjoy country roads, lunch in a beautiful park along the mighty Maumee River, with a small town festival atmosphere and live music at the end of the ride. Stay for a meal at one of several restaurants. All are welcome to a free, club-led ride Friday night. A great riding experience in Northwestern Ohio. Toledo Area Bicyclists. Debbie Tassie; 227 W. Dudley St.; Maumee, OH 43537. (419) 215-7508. www.ToledoAreaBicyclists.org

Saturday, 8/5. 9th RALLY POINT RIVER RIDE. Lima. Fundraising tour of 10/20/50/62 flat miles benefitting Rally Point Youth Center. Short, “family” routes follow the scenic River Walk. Rest stops, lunch, free massage, live music. Children’s activities also available at finish. Jared Diller; PO Box 1502; Lima, OH 45802. (419) 229-4444. RallyUp.org

Saturday & Sunday, 8/5 & 8/6. BIKE MS BUCKEYE BREAKAWAY. Brunswick. More than 2,000 cyclists will navigate the streets and rolling hills of Northern Ohio on this pledge ride. Rolling routes of 35/62/75/100 miles are offered with one- and two-day options available. Overnighters at Ashland University receive dinner, activities, and party! National MS Society. Karen Moore; 6155 Rockside Rd. Ste. 202; Independence, OH 44131. (855) 372-1331. BikeMS.org

Sunday, 8/6. 25th ROAST YOUR BUNS. Oberlin. A free summer tour of 28/52/70 flat to rolling miles in scenic Lorain County. Come to roast some buns, if you dare brave the full heat of summer! Lorain Wheelmen Bicycle Club. PO Box 102; Amherst, OH 44001-0102. www.LorainWheelmen.org

LATE ENTRY: Friday – Sunday, 8/10 – 8/13. RIVERS, TRAILS, AND ALES. Marietta. Multiple events daily in association with festival. Marietta Adventure Company. http://www.rtafest.com/bike

Saturday, 8/12. 5th BRIDGES & VINES BICYCLE TOUR. Geneva. A full-service fundraiser benefitting the United Way of Ashtabula County. Ride 13/25/39/65/103 flat to rolling miles in Lake Erie wine country. Travel through picturesque and authentic covered bridges, past vineyards, and near a designated Ohio Scenic River. Century riders will reach the shores of Lake Erie. Post-ride, enjoy a visit with friends at one of the county’s wineries! Lunch provided; commemorative tee shirt optional. United Way of Ashtabula County. Attn: Randy Jones; 2801 C Court; Ashtabula, OH 44004. (440) 998-4141. UnitedWayAshtabula.org

Saturday, 8/12. BIKE TO THE BRIDGE. Montpelier. A pledges-optional fundraiser covering routes of 10/25/50 rolling miles of countryside. Lunch provided plus drawings for prizes. Camping available. Proceeds benefit Williams County residents dealing with cancer. Cancer Assistance of Williams County. Susie Osburn; 1425 E. High St. Ste. 110; Brian, OH 43506. (517) 403-8853. www.Bike2TheBridge.org

Saturday, 8/12. 23rd NIGHT RIDES ON THE TOWPATH TRAIL. Peninsula. Free, fun ride for all skill levels covering 12 – 15 flat miles on the Towpath Trail of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Helmet and Bike Light Required. Century Cycles. 1621 Main St.; Peninsula, OH 44264. (330) 657-2209. CenturyCycles.com/goto/nightrides

Saturday, 8/12. 31st RIDE THE DARBY. Grove City. 35/65/100 miles. Columbus Outdoor Pursuits. 1525 Bethel Rd. Ste. 100; Columbus, OH 43220-2054. Outdoor-Pursuits.org

Friday, 8/18. NIGHT RIDES ON THE CANAL TOWPATH. Massillon. See April 21 Listing. ErniesBikeShop.com

Saturday, 8/19. BTVB BEST “WURST” BIKE TOUR. Bucyrus. A full-service, flat to rolling tour of Crawford County and surrounding areas during the 50th anniversary Bucyrus Bratwurst Festival. Rides of 12/32/65/100 flat to rolling miles feature scenic countryside. Homemade ice cream and bicycle shop services are included! Bucyrus Tourism & Visitors Bureau. PO Box 1023; Bucyrus, OH 44820. (866) 562-0720. www.VisitBucyrus.com

Saturday – Sunday, 8/19 – 8/20. 41st OLD WORLD TOUR. Springfield. The tour travels to German Village in Columbus for an overnight stay. Riders travel 50-plus miles per day over flat to rolling roads and bikeways. Road support and two rest stops each direction. Saturday afternoon/evening, participants gather for a social at a local favorite restaurant, stroll historic German Village, visit unique shops, and have dinner at one of many fine restaurants in the district. Dayton Cycling Club. http://daytoncyclingclub.org/old-world-tour/

Sunday, 8/20. 23rd TRI-COUNTY TRIANGLE TRAIL COOKIE RIDE. Frankfort. A scenic tour of 14/21/38/50/62 flat to rolling miles featuring the Tri-County Triangle Trail and local low-traffic roads. Fayette and Highland Counties. Low fees and family discount, famous homemade cookies and refreshments make this a treat to attend! Proceeds benefit the trail. Tri-County Triangle Trail. PO Box 887; Chillicothe, OH 45601. (740) 313-4104. www.TriCountyTriangleTrail.org

Saturday, 8/26. BREAK THE CYCLE BENEFIT. Wooster. Fundraiser with optional pledges benefits efforts to “break the cycle” of addiction. Choose from among routes of 25/50/42 miles in Ohio’s pastoral Amish countryside. The 25- and 50-mile routes are flat to rolling hills while the 72-miler is very hilly – a 4,000-foot elevation gain – with steep climbs and gorgeous views. Aid stations on routes with support along the way. Hearty meal with Amish fry pies and socializing with friends at finish. Camping is available for pre- and post-ride overnighters. OneEighty, Inc. Attn: Ty Young; 104 Spink St.; Wooster, OH 44691. (330) 264-8497. www.BTCbenefit.org

Saturday, 8/26. 23rd NIGHT RIDES ON THE TOWPATH TRAIL. Peninsula. Free, fun ride for all skill levels covering 12 – 15 flat miles on the Towpath Trail of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Helmet and Bike Light Required. Century Cycles. 1621 Main St.; Peninsula, OH 44264. (330) 657-2209. CenturyCycles.com/goto/nightrides

Saturday, 8/26. 5th CF CYCLE FOR LIFE. Valley View. Route options of 13 – 65 flat miles on this pledge ride. Travels the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail through Cleveland Metroparks and the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. “Bike Aboard” option available via the CVNP scenic railway. Festive post-ride celebration. Use discount code OHBIKE with registration fee. Cystic Fibrosis Foundation – Northern Ohio Chapter. 8001 Sweet Valley Dr. Ste. 3; Valley View, OH 44125. (216) 901-2873. NorthernOH.cff.org/cycleforlife

Saturday, 8/26. HICKSVILLE HUNDRED BICYCLE TOUR. Hicksville. Start your cycling adventure with an optional, escorted mass start in town and head out into Paulding County. Travel along the broad Maumee River and watch for Bald Eagles that nest in the area! Cover 29/45/52/61/77/90/100 flat to rolling miles enjoying many sights along the way. Hicksville Community Memorial Hospital. Attn: Kim Kemerer; 208 Columbus St.; Hicksville, OH 43526. (419) 542-5680. cmhosp.com

Saturday, 8/26. 7th STEVE BARBOUR MEMORIAL TOUR. Dublin. 35/65/100 miles. Columbus Outdoor Pursuits. 1525 Bethel Rd. Ste. 100; Columbus, OH 43220-2054. Outdoor-Pursuits.org

Saturday, 8/26. TOUR DE PUTNAM. Ottawa. Routes of 25/50/75/100 miles are offered traveling through several towns within Putnam County with many stops along the way, fully stocked with snacks and drinks. Lunch will be provided. The routes are flat and clearly marked. SAG/Support vehicles will be driving the tour routes to assist riders. After the ride is complete, enjoy post ride refreshments at the Putnam County YMCA. Showers, pool and hot tub also available. Helmet Required. Putnam County YMCA. Attn: Melanie Stokes; 101 Putnam Pkwy.; Ottawa, OH 45875-8657. (419) 523-5233. PutnamYMCA.org

Saturday, 8/26. BE THE MATCH – THE BUCKEYE LEUKEMIA RIDE. Troy. Fundraiser to benefit Leukemia research and bone marrow match. Ride 15 miles Great Miami trail of 50 miles over mostly-flat countryside around Miami County. Rest stop for each distance features homemade cookies. Pizza, live music, refreshment at finish. Tee shirts for early entries. Online entry available. Be The Match, J&D Bicycles. Dennis Ferguson; 500 N. Elm St.; Troy, OH 45373. (937) 315-2453. BeTheMatchFoundation.org/thebuckeye

Saturday, 8/26. 4th BIKE THE BORO. Springboro. Free family rides of 3/10/16 rolling miles on city streets followed by a festival. Includes food, music, free helmets and fittings, bike giveaways, demonstrations, and contests! City of Springboro Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee. Dan Boron; 320 W. Central Ave.; Springboro, OH 45213. (937) 748-6183. BikingInTheBoro.com

Sunday, 8/27. 46th WRIGHT WRIDE. Dayton. Explore beautiful flat to rolling countryside on routes of 25/50/64/100 miles on this full-service tour. Rider Limit: 500. Home-baked goodies and a bountiful supply of snacks await riders. Lunch is provided on longer routes featuring Wright Wride Salad and local foods. At finish, enjoy some refreshing watermelon. Dayton Cycling Club. DaytonCyclingClub.org/wrightwride2017


September

Saturday, 9/2. 21st PEDAL THE LAKES. Greenville, Penn. Routes include four lakes, three wineries, and some of the most beautiful countryside in Pennsylvania and Ohio. Mature, in its 21st year, the routes cover 12/32/63/100 flat to rolling miles. Mercer County Trails Association. Fred Kiser; 4 Stoney Brook Blvd.; Greenville, PA 16125. (724) 866-3317. fakiser44@gmail.com

Saturday, 9/2. UCF COVERED BRIDGES TOUR. Marysville. Riders see as many as four covered bridges on this full-service ride with rest stops and sag support. Offered are routes of 19/30/63 flat to very hilly miles touring the country roads of Union County. Charity benefit. Union County Cyclists. Union County Foundation; 126 N. Main St.; Marysville, OH 43040. (937) 642-9618. www.UnionCountyFoundation.org

Saturday, 9/2. 10th BIKE THE C-BUS. Columbus. Columbus’s original citywide ride since 2008, this is a self-guided group tour highlighting the city’s unique and evolving center-ring neighborhoods. Four neighborhood routes total 30 flat miles if you ride them all. Rest stops hosted by local groups provide snacks and entertainment. Lunch at finish. Yay Bikes!. Kathleen Watkins; 82 E. 16th Ave.; Columbus, OH 43201. (614) 470-4220. yaybikes.com

Saturday, 9/2. 3rd BIKE THE C-BUS+. Columbus. A sag-supported, led/swept metric century touring Franklin County. Offers a “unique and exquisite” 62 miles, flat to rolling, through Columbus and several nearby urban areas. Two refreshment stops in-route, lunch at finish. Yay Bikes!. Kathleen Watkins; 82 E. 16th Ave.; Columbus, OH 43201. (614) 470-4220. yaybikes.com

Monday, 9/5. 26th OX ROAST BICYCLE TOUR. West Jefferson. Tour 32/66 flat to rolling miles (includes some hills) in Madison and Franklin Counties. Refreshment stops included and take advantage of the staffed bike corral at finish so’s to enjoy the popular Ox Roast festival. Friends of Madison County Parks and Trails. PO Box 308; London, OH 43140. (614) 205-6754. www.fmcpt.com

Friday – Sunday, 9/8 – 9/10. 4th NEOCYCLE. Cleveland. Join thousands of others in the nation’s largest urban cycling celebration! Features six different races and rides for participants of all ages and skill levels. Also enjoy a festival village full of vendors, food trucks, craft beer, kids’ activities, and a music jamboree. Greater Cleveland Sports Commission. Monica Gustin; 334 Euclid Ave. Ste. 100; Cleveland, OH 44114. (216) 363-1105. www.NEOCycle.org

Saturday, 9/9. LEGACY RIDE. McCutchenville. Ride 26 flat miles to Bascom, on to New Riegel, and return on this fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Sag available, rest stops, lunch at finish with door prizes. Tee shirts for those who enter by August 1. Helmet Required. Linda Tiell; 5389 W. County Rd. 14; Tiffin, OH 44883. ltiell@tiffinmetal.com

Saturday, 9/9. 4th MCPC FUNDO P/B. Cleveland. Back again as part of the NEOCycle festival, the Fundo is a casual, fun ride that exposes folks of all ages and fitness le3vels to many of Cleveland’s unique neighborhoods. Marked courses of 10/31/62 miles. Maps, signage, multiple rest stops along the route, and support vehicles for help with mechanical issues. Bike Cleveland. Jason Kuhn; 3000 Bridge Ave. Ste. 1; Cleveland, OH 44113. (216) 245-3101. MCPcFundo.com

Saturday, 9/9. 29th COVERED BRIDGE TOUR. Canal Winchester. 35/65/100 miles. Columbus Outdoor Pursuits. 1525 Bethel Rd. Ste. 100; Columbus, OH 43220-2054. Outdoor-Pursuits.org

Saturday – Friday, 9/9 – 9/15. 4th OTET ADVENTURE RIDE. Cincinnati to Cleveland. Ohio to Erie Trail Official Ride. Ohio to Erie Trail; 118 Graceland Blvd. #146; Columbus, OH 43214. (614) 918-3636. OhioToErieTrail.org

Sunday, 9/10. 12th 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 Cincinnati on the Ohio River on this fundraiser, pledges optional. Lunch, entertainment, refreshments at finish. 15-miler is gentle and family-friendly; 25-miler rolls along the Ohio River on the Kentucky side; 50-miler is more challenging with some hills. Proceeds benefit research and education at The Gardner Center for Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders. Kathy Nullmeier; Sunflower Rev it Up; University of Cincinnati; PO Box 19970; Cincinnati, OH 45219-0970. (513) 558-6769. www.SunflowerRev.org

Sunday, 9/10. 36th 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! Full-service tour featuring sag support, and food stops that include sandwiches, veggies, fruit, cookies, etc. Westerville Bicycle Club; Attn: Jeff Pierron; PO Box 356; Westerville, OH 43081. (614) 9001-9631. WestervilleBicycleClub.org/dryrun

Sunday, 9/10. 18th SIMON KENTON PATHFINDERS RITA A. LARSON MEMORIAL RIDE. Urbana. Trail ride of 15 flat miles for families, or flat to very hilly routes of 31 or 62 miles exploring Champaign and neighboring counties for others. Beautiful agricultural areas dotted with historical landmarks. Riders served a continental breakfast, and lunch. Funds raised help maintain the SK trail and provide for future pavement of the northern extension. Simon Kenton Pathfinders. Attn: Nancy Lokai-Baldwin; PO Box 91; Urbana, OH 43078. (937) 605-2434. SimonKentonPathfinders.org

Sunday, 9/10. 47th HANCOCK HORIZONTAL HUNDRED. Findlay. Great, traditional Northwestern Ohio community and country tour, and one of the flattest rides in Ohio! An excellent first century ride event. New route, rest stop locations. Come ride “Down by the Old Mill Stream.” Full service includes sag support, rest stops, lunch, marked roads, swept corners. Family-friendly short ride plus 34/64/100-mile routes. Special activities as well! Online entry available. Early entry discount. Hancock Handlebars Bicycle Club. Attn: Paul Craun; PO Box 232; Findlay, OH 45839-0232. HancockHorizontalHundred.com

Friday, 9/15. NIGHT RIDES ON THE CANAL TOWPATH. Massillon. See April 21 Listing. ErniesBikeShop.com

Saturday, 9/16. 23rd NIGHT RIDES ON THE TOWPATH TRAIL. Peninsula. Free, fun ride for all skill levels covering 12 – 15 flat miles on the Towpath Trail of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Helmet and Bike Light Required. Century Cycles. 1621 Main St.; Peninsula, OH 44264. (330) 657-2209. CenturyCycles.com/goto/nightrides

Saturday, 9/16. 11th TOUR DE DONUT. Troy. All new routes, donuts, and location. Join more than 2,000 riders as they consume more than 12,000 donuts in this unique cycling challenge where the ability to eat donuts is as important as the ability to ride! A fun timed event in which elapsed time is reduced by five minutes for each donut eaten! Routes of 16/32/62 flat miles; free kids’ events, live music, Friday & Saturday Beer Garden. Entry Deadline: September 10. Rider Limit: 3,000. Rocketship Sports. Roger Bowersock; PO Box 309; Greenville, OH 45331. (937) 417-5772. www.TheTourDeDonut.com

Saturday, 9/16. 2nd LAKE-TO-LAKE HARVEST BIKE TOUR. Medina. Fun-filled, full-service tour of scenic Medina County. Four routes available: two casual family-friendly rides under 15 miles on mostly-flat county park paths and public roads, visit one lake. The 35- and 50-mile rolling feature rolling hills and stops in three county parks with lakes. Proceeds fund cycling awareness and path improvement in the county. Bike Medina County. Lynne Nawalaniec; 1515 Kuder Rd.; Hinckley, OH 44233. (330) 722-7119. BikeMedinaCounty.weebly.com

Saturday, 9/16. 24th KCBC: KNOX COUNTY BICYCLE CHALLENGE. Gambier. 35/65/100 miles. Columbus Outdoor Pursuits. 1525 Bethel Rd. Ste. 100; Columbus, OH 43220-2054. Outdoor-Pursuits.org

Saturday – Sunday, 9/16 – 9/17. 43rd ROSCOE RAMBLE. Canal Fulton/Kidron. The ride begins in Canal Fulton (long route) or Kidron (short route) and winds its way through rolling farmland to Roscoe Village covering 55 or 75 rolling miles per day. Overnight in nearby Coshocton and return to Canal Fulton or Kidron. The ride is intended for the well-conditioned rider so be sure to consider the shorter route if in doubt. Akron Bicycle Club. Attn: Jim & Judy Birt. (330) 472-4709. AkronBike.org

Sunday, 9/17. 44th NEOC: NORTH-EAST OHIO CENTURY. Cortland. Hot lunch, famous cookies available on all rides, plus drawings for cash and prizes. Choose from among six options of mostly flat routes: 25/50/62/75/100 miles. Out-Spokin’ Wheelmen. PO Box 838; Youngstown, OH 44501-0838. (330) 534-5020. OutSpokinWheelmen.com

Sunday, 9/17. WOOMAN BENEFIT RIDE. Wooster. A pledges-optional fundraiser consisting of 25/62/100 miles of gorgeous rolling countryside routes. Catered lunch, rest stops, sag support. Benefits Wooster Noon Lions Club, Wooster Community Hospital Cancer Center, and Camp Nuhop. Ride On Wooster Bicycles. 146 W South St.; Wooster, OH 44691. (330) 345-2453. WoomanTour.org

Sunday, 9/17. 45th IRISH HILLS TOUR. Sylvania. Roads and paved trails cover 10/31/65/100 flat to rolling miles, shorter routes being flatter. Rolling hills on longer routes carry riders into Michigan’s beautiful green farmlands and the lake-filled Irish Hills area. A full-service tour with rest stops for all. Lunch provided on longer rides. Online entry available. Maumee Valley Adventurers. PO Box 352736; Toledo, OH 43635-2736. (419) 482-8225. MVAdventurers.org

Sunday, 9/17. HARVEST RIDE. Columbus. Columbus Outdoor Pursuits, and OEFFA. Columbus Outdoor Pursuits; 1525 Bethel Rd. Ste. 100; Columbus, OH 43220-2054. (614) 442-7901. Outdoor-Pursuits.org

Sunday, 9/17. RIDE FOR RECOVERY. Mentor. A pledges-optional fundraiser of 15/35 flat to hilly miles through the beautiful scenery of Lake and Geauga Counties. Short ride is flat and family-fun. Proceeds help support programs for adults recovering from alcohol, drug, and gambling problems. Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers. Gail Keegan; 9083 Mentor Ave.; Mentor, OH 44060. (440) 205-2671. LGRC.us

Friday – Sunday, 9/22 – 9/24. 4th HASSMER FEST (MOUNTAIN BIKE FESTIVAL). Versailles, Ind. Enjoy night riding, a band, awesome raffle, activities for children (under 16 free). Camping included with entry. Rider Limit: 200. Proceeds benefit trail maintenance, new trail construction. SIMBA: Southeast Indiana Mountain Bike Association. Mike Hill; 431 Featherwood Dr.; Harrison, OH 45030. 29hill@gmail.com

Saturday, 9/23. 4th TWISTED PRETZEL TOUR. Germantown. Family-friendly tour and pretzel party twisted into one experience in the beautiful Southwestern Ohio countryside! Three routes… Pretzel Ring: 8 miles, Pretzel Rod: 21 miles, Giant Pretzel: 39 miles of flat to rolling terrain. Longer routes cross the historic Germantown dam. All routes cross the historic Germantown covered bridge. Held in conjunction with the town’s Pretzel Festival. Proceeds benefit local food pantries and civic organizations. Germantown Lions Club. Steve Mersch; 7996 N. Butter St.; Germantown, OH 45327. (937) 855-6020. www.TwistedPretzelTour.com

Saturday, 9/23. 8th CF CYCLE FOR LIFE. Cincinnati. A fully-supported ride with route options of 15/23/65 flat to hilly miles. From breakfast to post-ride party, enjoy well-stocked rest stops every 10 – 12 miles, support vehicles just-in-case! Entry fee and minimum pledge requirement for all riders. Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Kristi McAllister; 4420 Carver Woods Dr.; Cincinnati, OH 45242. (513) 533-9300. FightCF.CFF.org/cincicycle

Saturday, 9/23. 3rd CF CYCLE FOR LIFE. Lewis Center. Ride 20/40/65 mostly-flat miles on scenic roadways around Alum Creek State Park in this pledge tour. Rest stops every 10 – 15 miles and a finish line meal and celebration make the ride enjoyable for novice and experienced riders alike. Benefits Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Scott Sherwood; 575 Copeland Mill Rd. Ste. 1A; Westerville, OH 43081. (614) 890-6565. FightCF.CFF.org/ColumbusCycle

Saturday, 9/23. 5th GROOVY GOURD BIKE TOUR. Piqua. Traverse some of Southwest Ohio’s most scenic countryside in 20/50 flat to rolling miles. At the end of the ride, each cyclist receives a “Groovy Gourd.” Snack stops include homemade granola bars. Mainstreet Piqua, Inc. & Bike Piqua. Mainstreet Piqua; PO Box 1703; Piqua, OH 45356. (937) 773-9655. MainStreetPiqua.com

Saturday, 9/23. 5th NEW BREMEN PUMPKINFEST PUMPKIN ROLL. New Bremen. The Pumpkin Roll is held in conjunction with with city’s annual Pumpkinfest. The 20-mile ride is very flat while the 30- and 60-mile routes have some hilly sections. Rest and refreshment stops available on all routes. Mechanical support and sag wagon also available. New Bremen Pumpkinfest. newbremenpumpkinfest@gmail.com

Saturday & Sunday, 9/23 & 9/24. 5th KREUZWEG BICYCLE PILGRIMAGE OF THE LAND OF THE CROSS-TIPPED CHURCHES. Maria Stein. Saturday’s riders cover between 20 and 30 flat miles featuring visits and tours of historic churches. The route traces country roads with flat terrain and closely-spaced rest stops at churches. Sunday’s ride is 50+ miles covering a different route, also visiting churches. Marked roads. Tee shirts, pilgrim shells available for purchase. Online entry available. Kreuzweg Committee. Greater Grand Lake Region Visitors Bureau; 900 Edgewater Dr.; St. Marys, OH 45885. (800) 860-4726. KreuzwegPilgrim.org

Sunday, 9/24. MORON: MIFFLIN OHIO RIDE OUTTA NOWHERE. Mifflin. A free ride of 43 very hilly miles in the Mohican-Malabar areas of North-Central Ohio. Map provided but no other services. Route is hilly with difficult climbs and fast descents; riders must be prepared for the challenge! Self-pay lunch at Malabar restaurant. Nelson Shogren; 3490 Perch Dr.; Mansfield, OH 44903-9142. (419) 589-8020. http://www.ohiowheelmen.org/bikerides/id7.html

Saturday, 9/30. 13th FREDERICKSBURG LIBRARY ROLL. Fredericksburg. Support the all-volunteer community library and enjoy a great day of riding! Ride for all ages on the beautiful Holmes County Rail-Trail for 18/24/32 miles. Up for some work: head for the hills and valleys of Holmes and Wayne County for a challenging, breathtaking ride of 32/62 miles. Commemorative long-sleeved tee for all pre-registrations; and a drawing for one $300 prize for the pre-registered 62-mile ride finishers. Refreshment stop, fry pies at finish. Fredericksburg Community Library & Orrville Cycling Club. John Abt; 4287 E. Moreland Rd.; Fredericksburg, OH 44627. (330) 464-7715. FredLib.org

Saturday, 9/30. TOUR OF THE LITTLE SMOKIES. Portsmouth. A very scenic tour of 25/50/75/100 flat to very hilly miles through the Shawnee State Park forest area and surrounding countryside. Rest stops and support provided. Pig roast lunch available at finish for additional fee. Lodging available for those staying overnight in the area. Portsmouth Rotary. Reece Brown; 2380 Sedan Crabtree Rd.; Lucasville, OH 45648; Lucasville, OH 45648. (740) 821-1904. www.TOTLS.org

Saturday, 9/30. 23rd NIGHT RIDES ON THE TOWPATH TRAIL. Peninsula. Free, fun ride for all skill levels covering 12 – 15 flat miles on the Towpath Trail of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Helmet and Bike Light Required. Century Cycles. 1621 Main St.; Peninsula, OH 44264. (330) 657-2209. CenturyCycles.com/goto/nightrides

Saturday, 9/30. GREAT PUMPKIN ROLL RIDE. Harrison. A “biketoberfest” celebration! Enjoy a full day of events beginning with a fully-supported ride: The Dusseldorf 25, The Frankfurt 50, or The Hamburg 65-miler. Terrain ranges from flat to very hilly. Challenge yourself on the Klethern-auf-Garner: a two-mile timed hill climb. Post-ride, enjoy an Octoberfest atmosphere with German cuisine, desserts, music, and a cash bar stocked with local German-style biers – you’ll be saying Hum Papa! Entry Deadline: September 16. Cincinnati Cycle Club. GreatPumpkinRollRide.com


October

Saturday, 10/7. 14th GARRETT WONDERS BIRTHDAY BIKE RIDE. Warren. Ride the Garrett Wonders Bike Trail, the Western Reserve Greenway, surrounding roads and see Trumbull County in its fall splendor! Covers 3/20/30/40/50 flat miles. Full-service tour with sag service, cookie stops, sandwiches and pizza at finish. Tee shirts, goody bag, door prizes, bike raffle and fun for everyone. Proceeds benefit Garrett Wonders Memorial Fund for scholarships and bicycling advocacy. LTJG Wonders was killed by a careless driver while on a solo training ride for the 2004 Olympic Trials. Garrett Wonders Memorial Fund. 1349 Beechcrest St.; Warren, OH 44485. (330) 398-2818. jwonders@neo.rr.com

CORRECTED ZIP CODE: Saturday & Sunday, 10/7 & 10/8. 12th WAGNER SUBARU OUTDOOR EXPERIENCE. Dayton. Largest free celebration of outdoor recreation in the Midwest features more than 25 outdoor recreation activities to try, competitions, gear village, used gear sales. Bike village with local retailers, national manufacturers, group bike rides, stunt riding, demo bikes of all varieties. Music, food, craft beer garden, free camping, more! Five Rivers MetroParks. 1385 Harshman Rd.; Dayton, OH 45431. (937) 275-7275. MetroParks.org/outdoors

Sunday, 10/8. 39th FALL-N-LEAF. Bellville (Mansfield). A 100-mile (century) ride has been added to all-new routes of 36/50/65/83 rolling to hilly miles through autumn scenery, over rolling hills, past Amish farms south of Mansfield! Something for riders of most levels. Rides become more challenging as distances increase. Longer routes traverse hills in Mohican and Snowtrails areas – total ascents range from 2,400 to 8,700 feet. Sag support, food stops, hot lunch provided. Mid-Ohio Bikers. Attn: Michael Blaisdell; PO Box 844; Mansfield, OH 44901. (419) 512-4011. MidOhioBikers.org

Saturday, 10/14. 30th FALL HOOT. Carroll. 35/65/100 miles. Columbus Outdoor Pursuits. 1525 Bethel Rd. Ste. 100; Columbus, OH 43220-2054. Outdoor-Pursuits.org

Saturday, 10/14. CYCLENATION FESTIVAL. Cincinnati. Cycling festival for all. American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. Susan Rosenberg; 5211 Madison Rd.; Cincinnati, OH 45227. (513) 842-8896. CycleNation.org

Friday, 10/20. NIGHT RIDES ON THE CANAL TOWPATH. Massillon. See April 21 Listing. ErniesBikeShop.com

Sunday, 10/22. 40th TOMBSTONE TOUR. Swanton. Celebrate the Halloween season by riding new 15/25/40 flat miles passing numerous cemeteries on back country roads. Prizes for best bike-safe costumes. Indoor lunch provided featuring famous chili. Online entry available. Maumee Valley Adventurers. PO Box 352736; Toledo, OH 43635-2736. (419) 482-8225. MVAdventurers.org

Sunday, 10/22. 40th FAMILY HAUNTED RIDE. Swanton. Short route of 3 to 4 miles especially suited to families with children 12 and under. Ride dressed in bike-safe costume and certified helmet. Metroparks naturalists will lead rides. Face painting, giveaways, lunch provided at Buehner Center. Rider Limit: 60. Enter online to ensure registration! Maumee Valley Adventurers. PO Box 352736; Toledo, OH 43635-2736. (419) 482-8225. MVAdventurers.org

Sunday, 10/29. 43rd RED FLANNEL METRIC CENTURY. Oberlin. Homemade cookies, soups, oatmeal bar, and all the food you can eat on this rolling tour of 32/64 miles. Visits historic Great Lakes port and canal town Milan, best known as birthplace of inventor Thomas A. Edison. The 1/2-metric visits 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



New Year’s Day 2018

Monday, 1/1/2018. 42nd 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. Personalized participation certificate available that day, because you’ll deserve it! Prepare for the weather and don’t expect it to improve. Noon start of New Year’s Day late-risers. Richard DeLombard; PO Box 230; Huron, OH 44839-0230. OhioWheelmen.org/bikerides/abc/id9.html

Monday, 1/1/2018. 42nd BEAN RIDE. Monclova. Celebrate the new year with a hot bowl of bean soup for good luck. New location & new co-sponsor! Covers 12/24 flat miles, mostly on paved bike path. Toledo Area Bicyclists & Maumee Valley Adventurers. Rick Metcalf; 7640 Yawberg Rd.; Whitehouse, OH 43571-9727. (419) 340-6564. www.ToledoAreaBicyclists.org