Touring Events

Bicycle Touring Events


“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  6/21/2017


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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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


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.


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

LATE ENTRY: Saturday, 7/22. PEDAL 4 PAWS. New Philadelphia. A family-friendly event benefitting the Tuscarawas County Humane Society. Routes cover 2/10/20/50 miles offering water stops, and BBQ chicken lunch provided after the ride. Link to Entry.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

DATE DETERMINED: Saturday, 7/29. 12th JACK MCDOWELL’S PRAIRIE APPRECIATION BIKE RIDE. London. 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.

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.

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.


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

LATE ENTRY: Saturday, 8/12. 13th TOUR DU TOWPATH. Canal Fulton. Enjoy a day of outdoor fun and bike your way through Summit and Stark Counties along the Ohio & Erie Canal! Ride the Towpath Trail on your choice of adventures 8/16/32 miles round trip. Ride is followed by a cookout with live music. Entry Deadline: August 10. Online entry available. Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition. Attn: Shannon Keeling; 47 W. Exchange St.; Akron, OH 44308. (330) 374-5657.

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

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.

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.

LATE ADDITION & DATE CHANGE: Saturday, 8/19. HOCKING HILLS DEATH MARCH. Lancaster. Hilly routes of 62/100 miles are offered, pavement marked. In addition, everyone will receive a course map and a link to the GPS file of the ride routes. A snack lunch to be provided by Granma Faye’s Grocery Store, and post-ride drinks and snack offered at the finish area. Rider Limit: 150. TeamColumbus.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

LATE ENTRY: Saturday, 9/9. AMISH COUNTRY CHALLENGE. Millersburg. Tour Amish country on routes of 25/60/100 flat to very hilly miles through scenic Holmes and surrounding counties. Ride showcases the beauty and charm of the area. The full century is the real challenge with 5,000+ feet of vertical gain; aided by lunch and rest stops hosted by local area businesses. Rider Limit: 500. Amish Country Rails to Trails & Historic Downtown Millersburg. Judy Lamp; PO Box 425; Millersburg, OH 44654.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.