Touring Events

Photo: 2018 RTA Fest - Photo by Nate Knobe

2018 RTA Fest – Photo by Nate Knobe

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


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

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

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Last Updated: 5/30/2019


March 2019

Saturday, 3/30. 7th CHILI MARCH METRIC. Lakewood. Beginning at the south shore of Lake Erie, ride your first half- or full-metric century of the season: 31/62 flat to rolling miles. Enjoy a “blow-out” of hot chili, frolic, and fun! A full-service ride touring three Emerald Necklace metropark areas. Lake Erie Wheelers. PO Box 26146; Fairview Park, OH 44126. (440) 734-5777. LakeErieWheelers.org/CMM


April

Saturday, 4/13. THINK SPRING. Stow. Select from two route options: A trail ride of 20 miles to Brandywine Falls, or a 34-mile road and trail ride over rolling to hilly terrain visiting scenic and historic sites. As is traditional with this event, hot soup and chili are provided while participants bring side dishes to share for a potluck lunch. Limited sag, maps provided on this free ride. Akron Bicycle Club. AkronBike.org

Saturday, 4/13. BIKE FIFTY BICYCLE TOUR. Chillicothe. A fully-supported tour raising funds to support Drug Free Clubs of America. Associated with a long-distance running race event. Flat, family-friendly bike path route plus routes of 62/100 hilly to very hilly miles for those up to the challenge. The 100-miler includes lunch. The Buck Fifty. David Whitehouse; 922 Blacksmith Hill Rd.; Chillicothe, OH 45601. (740) 466-4308. TheBuckFifty.com

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Saturday, 4/13. NIGHT RIDE ON THE TOWPATH TRAIL. Peninsula. Free, fun ride for all skill levels covering 14 flat miles on the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Helmet and bike headlight required. Be ready to ride at 8:00 PM. Century Cycles. 1621 Main Street, Peninsula, OH 44264. (330) 657-2209. centurycycles.com/for/NightRides

LATE ENTRY: Saturday, 4/13. BAKER’S HALF DOZEN SPORTIF TOUR. Lancaster. Come out and ride this early season Gran Fondo in the beautiful Hocking Hills Region. You can ride it as a gran fondo and as hard as you can, or as a sportif recreational pace. Either way you will receive a finisher’s medal, tech shirt, and swag bag of other goodies. The course will have seven named hills with over 3,000 feet of climbing on the 70-mile route. There will be a feed zones on the course with tons of snacks and drinks. At the finish there will be food and more drinks for everyone. bikereg.com/41220

CORRECTED MILEAGE: Sunday, 4/14. 24th SICCO: SPRING IN COLUMBIANA COUNTY OHIO. Columbiana. A flat 35-mile loop is the feature event, traveling through small towns and beautiful countryside. Includes the Little Beaver Creek Greenway Trail. At the finish enjoy hot Pizza Hut lunch. After refueling, try the optional rolling to hilly 28-mile loop for a day’s total of 63 miles. Out-Spokin’ Wheelmen. Attn: Dave Hughes; PO Box 838; Youngstown, OH 44501-0838. (330) 692-2468. OutSpokinWheelmen.com

Friday, 4/19. NIGHT RIDES ON THE CANAL TOWPATH. Massillon. Free monthly night rides through November begin at the Lake Avenue Trailhead. Riders must wear helmet and bicycles must be equipped with head- and taillights. Times vary by sunset. Ernie’s Bicycle Shop. Attn: Debbie Lehman; 135 Lake Ave. NW; Massillon, OH 44647. (330) 832-2771. ErniesBikeShop.com

Saturday, 4/20. YOUNG’S ICE CREAM CHARITY BIKE TOUR RALLY RIDE #1. Beavercreek Station. 22 miles. Fee if not registered for main event. YoungsBikeTour.com

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Saturday, 4/20. 47th WOODSTOCK. Westerville. Perfect first training event for TOSRV with relatively flat roads and light traffic, to the north and east of Columbus. Options of 35/65/100 miles available. Budget tour with map but no on-route support. Columbus Outdoor Pursuits. 1193 S. Front St.; Columbus, OH 43206. (614) 442-7901. outdoor-pursuits.org

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Saturday, 4/27. 51st SPOT. Canal Winchester. The second of four TOSRV training rides offers relatively flat roads with some rolling hills to the southeast of Columbus with routes of 35/62/100 miles. Marked roads with maps and limited support. Online entry available. Columbus Outdoor Pursuits. 1193 S. Front St.; Columbus, OH 43206. (614) 442-7901. outdoor-pursuits.org

Sunday, 4/28. 34th AFROST: A FREEBIE RIDE & OHIO SPRING TOUR. Amherst. A mostly flat, free tour of 25/50/64 miles to test your new year fitness level. Route visits historic towns and villages in Lorain County. Lorain Wheelmen Bicycle Club. PO Box 102; Amherst, OH 44001-0102. LorainWheelmen.org

Mondays, 4/29 – 10/28. SLOW ROLL CLEVELAND: A SOCIAL BIKE RIDE. Cleveland Area. Popular, free, flat to rolling, slow-paced rides from various points. SlowRollCleveland.com


May

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

Saturday, 5/4. 45th MID-OHIO CENTURY. Delaware. Third TOSRV training ride, or a perfect day out just because! Ride offerings of 35/62/100 miles of relatively flat riding with a beautiful route along the Scioto River and around Marion. Marked roads and maps, limited support. Online entry available. Columbus Outdoor Pursuits. 1193 S. Front St.; Columbus, OH 43206. (614) 442-7901. outdoor-pursuits.org

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Sunday, 5/5. 23rd KLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ. Huron. A free ride touring the Firelands region of Northwestern Ohio. Small towns and a few hills make it interesting. No services provided but a map and good companionship are included to aid in covering the 50/85 flat to rolling miles. The name? Kinda Like May’s Nine O’clock Picturesque and Quaint Rectangular Spring Tour Undertaken by Very Wishful Young Zealots. Sorry you asked? Richard DeLombard; PO Box 230; Huron, OH 44839-0230. http://OhioWheelmen.org/bikerides/klm/id5.html

Image: Ad for Miami Valley Sysling SummitFriday, 5/10. MIAMI VALLEY CYCLING SUMMIT. Miamisburg. A free, bike-focused event aims to use the power and presence of cycling to drive economic development in communities both large and small across Southwestern Ohio. A conference-style event, experts will speak on cycling trends, and an advocacy-focused “happy hour” will wrap up the day. City of Miamisburg. Attn: Laura Estradia; 10 N. Ludlow St. #727; Dayton, OH 45402. (937) 496-3825. CyclingSummit.com

Saturday, 5/11. 37th TOP OF OHIO HUNDRED. Hilliard. The final training weekend before TOSRV and a great excuse to go out and play anyway! Route is mostly flat to rolling, 25 to 100 miles, with some hills on the longer routes. Ride travels to the highest point in Ohio for bragging rights. Marked routes, maps, limited support. Online entry available. Columbus Outdoor Pursuits. 1193 S. Front St.; Columbus, OH 43206. (614) 442-7901. outdoor-pursuits.org

Saturday, 5/11. NIGHT RIDES ON THE CANAL TOWPATH. Massillon. See April 19. (330) 832-2771. ErniesBikeShop.com

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Wednesday, 5/15. RIDE OF SILENCE. Events will be staged across Ohio and around the world honoring and remembering those injured or killed while riding on the road. Please see OBF’s special page listing Ohio’s Ride of Silence events.


Image: Ad for J&D BicyclesFriday, 5/17. BIKE TO WORK DAY. Cleveland Area. Leave that car at home and ride your bike to work! Downtown workers are encouraged to ride to work as often as they can but on dates May through September, they will be welcomed at city locations with free fresh coffee and bagels at the end of their in-bound commutes. Meet up with other riders, share stores, revel in the feeling of accomplishment that comes with getting to work under one’s own power! Check online for updates on locations. Bike Cleveland. Jason Kuhn; 3000 Bridge Ave. Ste. 1; Cleveland, OH 44113. (216) 298-1938. BikeCleveland.org/btwd

Friday, 5/17. NATIONAL BIKE TO WORK DAY PANCAKE BREAKFAST. Dayton area. Get your day off to a great start and share the culture and fun of biking to work! Celebrate with exhibitors, free pancake breakfast, coffee, photo booth, team challenge, even more. Five Rivers MetroParks. (937) 275-7275. Metroparks.org/biketowork

Saturday, 5/18. 21st CANALWAY BICYCLE POKER RIDE. Massillon. Riding 16 flat miles on the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail, cyclists stop at five checkpoints along the way picking up a playing card at each stop. At the finish, play hands against others with prizes to the top 10 hands, other prizes for jokers drawn. Ride an optional 10 extra miles for a raffle entry. Burgers, beer, soft drinks, music at the finish. Benefits local trail projects. Massillon Area Greenways, Inc. Debbie Lehman; Ernie’s Bicycle Shop; 135 Lake Ave. NW; Massillon, OH 44647. (330) 832-2771. debbie@erniesbikeshop.com

Saturday, 5/18. NIGHT RIDE ON THE TOWPATH TRAIL. Peninsula. Free, fun ride for all skill levels covering 14 flat miles on the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Helmet and bike headlight required. Be ready to ride at 8:00 PM. Century Cycles. 1621 Main Street, Peninsula, OH 44264. (330) 657-2209. centurycycles.com/for/NightRides

Saturday – Sunday, 5/18 – 5/19. 58th TOSRV: TOUR OF THE SCIOTO RIVER VALLEY. Canal Winchester. The original, the ride that inspired so many! TOSRV is America’s longest-running multi-day cycling event. Full tour is 105 miles to Portsmouth, 105 miles back the next day for back-to-back centuries. Shorter, and one-day flat to rolling options are also available. A full-service tour with snack stops, lunch stop, sags, mechanical support, baggage transport, etc. Join riders from across the nation on America’s touring classic. Entry Deadline: May 17. Columbus Outdoor Pursuits. 1193 S. Front St.; Columbus, OH 43206. (614) 442-7901. tosrv.org

Sunday, May 19. 45th HUFFMAN SPRING CLASSIC. Brookville. Celebrate spring on the new and improved ride! The new starting location quickly puts riders on quiet rural roads. Optional route loops can be assembled into various combinations for the rider’s choice of numerous distances from 30 to 100 flat to rolling miles. Snacks, drinks, lunch are provided for all riders. Dayton Cycling Club. Bob Hartman; 289 Wampler Ave.; Dayton, OH 45405. (937) 974-5393. DaytonCyclingClub.org

Sunday, 5/19. YOUNG’S ICE CREAM CHARITY BIKE TOUR RALLY RIDE #2. Xenia. Approximately 46 miles. Fee if not registered for main event. YoungsBikeTour.com

Saturday, 5/25. 2nd UNITED WAY COLUMBIANA COUNTY CHALLENGE. Columbiana. Enjoy a beautiful country ride; a modest entry fee and proceeds help support United Way Services of Northern Columbiana County. Riders choose from among routes of 33/66/100 flat to rolling miles. Sag support included and a spaghetti dinner for all at ride’s end. Out-Spokin’ Wheelmen. David N. Hughes; 358 Apple Ridge Rd.; Salem, OH 44460-6420. (330) 692-2468. dave110450@gmail.com

Saturday, 5/25. 30th JJJ: JERRY’S JEROMESVILLE JOURNEY. Oberlin. A free 100-mile tour with a 50-mile cutoff travels the rolling and hilly portions of southern Lorain, northern Ashland Counties. Named for founder Jerry Warnke. Lorain Wheelmen Bicycle Club. PO Box 102; Amherst, OH 44001-0102. LorainWheelmen.org

Sunday, 5/26. 13th WHEELING HERITAGE TRAIL BICYCLE TOUR. Wheeling, W.Va. A scenic fundraiser take riders through beautiful Ohio County in the panhandle northern portion of West Virginia. Organization seeks to maintain and expand the local trail system with funds from this ride. Rides of 10/30 flat miles (all trail), or 62 miles of hilly and challenging riding through Bethany and West Liberty. See you along the mighty Ohio River? Ohio Valley Trail Partners. Quick Service Bicycle Shop; 701 N. Lincoln Ave.; Bridgeport, OH 43912. (740) 635-3700. OhioValleyTrailPartners.org


June

CANCELED: Saturday, 6/1. DAYTON CYCLING CLUB COVERED BRIDGE TOUR. Brookville. From the organizers…. “Due to {May 27} tornado damage to Brookville High School and the surrounding area, we are canceling the DCC Covered Bridge Tour.” Dayton Cycling Club. Mark Buchwalder; 423 Volusia Ave.; Dayton, OH 45409-2345. CvdBdgTour.org

Saturday, 6/1. 3rd SPIN THE LAKES BICYCLE TOUR. Cortland. Participants can ride a 25- or 62-mile, flat to rolling scenic route around Mosquito Lake beginning and ending at a winery. Sag wagon and rest stops available. Riders receive a water bottle and goodie bag, Stay & Graze Reception with live entertainment and BBQ post-ride. Homes For Kids/Child and Family Solutions. PO Box 683; Niles, OH 44446. (330) 544-8005. www.HFK.org

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Saturday, 6/1. 45th HOOT: HEART OF OHIO TOUR. Carroll. Time to see trees and flowers in the full bloom of summer in the surrounding hills and farms outside of Lancaster. Routes of 34/62/100 rolling to hilly miles, longer are hilly. Marked roads and maps, limited support. Online entry available. Columbus Outdoor Pursuits. 1193 S. Front St.; Columbus, OH 43206. (614) 442-7901. outdoor-pursuits.org

Saturday, 6/1. HOT TAMALE. Waldo. Enjoy delicious homemade cookies, fresh strawberries, friendly rest stops on this full-service tour. Routes of 8/16/32/64 flat miles make this fit for cyclists of all abilities. Eight- and 16-mile routes good for introducing youngsters to bicycle touring. Early-entry discount. Heart of Ohio Tailwinds. Janine Williams; 1166 Bellefontaine Ave.; Marion, OH 43302. (740) 382-9952. hot-tamale.org

Saturday, 6/1. THE AMAZING RIVER RIDE. Miamisburg. Ever dreamed of being on TV’s The Amazing Race? Try this out: A 14-mile, flat to hilly, epic round-trip ride along the Great Miami River. Not a race, it’s about the total challenge. Along the way there will be six different stops filled with challenges to complete. Do it for fun. Do it for exercise. Do it for team-building. Complete all challenges, earn a “passport” for a chance to win prizes. Fun celebration at the end. Miamisburg Parks and Recreation. 305 E. Central Ave.; Miamisburg, OH 45342. (937) 866-8999. PlayMiamisburg.com

Saturday & Sunday, 6/1 & 6/2. 37th MARIETTA RIVER RENDEZVOUS. Marietta & Duncan Falls. One- and two-day options are available offering routes of 38/57/68/136 rolling to hilly miles. Plentiful snacks, lunch on Saturday, “unbeatable” hospitality, and sag support are offered. Two-day ride includes a ride on the Valley Gem sternwheeler. Lodging options include motel, college dorm rooms. Strawberries and ice cream a big treat on Saturday. Marietta Rowing & Cycling Club. Attn: Melissa Shea; PO Box 223; Marietta, OH 45750. (740) 236-3048. www.MariettaRCC.org

Saturday, 6/8. 16th STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL BICYCLE TOUR. London. Multiple optional routes are offered through winding scenic flat to rolling rural Madison, Clark, Fayette, and Green Counties covering 21/44/62/100 flat to rolling miles. The shortest route remains on the Prairie Grass Trail while the longer routes venture via roads to towns and cities. Routes marked and maps available, food and drinks provided. Friends of Madison County Parks and Trails. PO Box 308; London, OH 43140. (614) 205-6754. www.fmcpt.com

Saturday, 6/8. 13th INDIAN LAKE FIREWORKS FUND RIDE. Lakeview. Rides of 15/30/45 miles around Indian Lake and Logan County. Sign up by June 1 for full benefits. Online entry available. Indian Lake Area Chamber of Commerce. Pam Miller; 8200 State Route 366 Ste. Z; Russells Point, OH 43348. (937) 843-5392. VisitIndianLakeOhio.com

Saturday, 6/8. TEAM KIDNEY – TOUR DE FLASH. Dublin. Club Corazon. Hanna Furbush; 2800 Corporate Exchange Dr. Ste. 215; Columbus, OH 43231-1666. (614) 882-6184 Ext. 823. www.kidney.org

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Saturday, 6/8. 25th PEDAL-WITH-PETE – KENT. Kent. A family-friendly event with route choices ranging from 6 to 65 flat to hilly miles; shorter routes are flat, longer rides hillier. Raises funds with entry fee and optional pledges for cerebral palsy research. Entertainment and picnic lunch provided post-ride. Pedal-With-Pete. Jim Stroble; 6987 Hudson Rd.; Kent, OH 44240-6070. pedal-with-pete.org

Saturday, 6/8. 19th BIKE-A-THON FOR HABITAT FOR HUMANITY OF SANDUSKY COUNTY. Bellevue. Pledge ride of various flat distances on trail or open road. Rest stops along the way. Proceeds benefit construction of a home for a deserving individual. Entry Deadline: June 1. Flatlanders Bicycle Club & Lift Parish LLC. PO Box 61; Lindsey, OH 43442. (419) 332-4481. flatlanders.info

Saturday, 6/8. BIKE TO YELLOW SPRINGS STREET FAIR. Yellow Springs. Bike Yellow Springs. Bike Miami Valley; 10 N. Ludlow St. #727; Dayton, OH 45402-1854. (937) 496-3825. BikeMiamiValley.org/event-calendar

Saturday, 6/8. 4th HOFFMAN MEMORIAL BIKE RIDE & 5K. Zanesville. Routes range from a 6-mile, flat trail ride to 20 or 40 miles of scenic rolling to hilly country roads. A 5K running event is also available. In honor of Brenda Hoffman’s life and trauma survivors. Entry Deadline: June 1. Free bicycle helmets distributed at the event. Rebecca Geyer; 945 Bethesda Dr. Ste. 260; Zanesville, OH 43701-1880. (740) 455-7659. genesishcs.org

Saturday, 6/8. NIGHT RIDE ON THE TOWPATH TRAIL. Peninsula. Free, fun ride for all skill levels covering 14 flat miles on the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Helmet and bike headlight required. Be ready to ride at 8:00 PM. Century Cycles. 1621 Main Street, Peninsula, OH 44264. (330) 657-2209. centurycycles.com/for/NightRides

Sunday, 6/9. 43rd SUNDAY IN JUNE. Burton. Join more than 800 fellow cyclists for a thrilling spin through the heart of Northeastern Ohio’s Amish countryside – organized by cyclists, for cyclists! Choose from among routes of 25/40/65/100 rolling to hilly miles on the rural roads of Geauga County. A classic full-service tour including a hot lunch, rest stops, marked roads, and sag service. Start/Finish in historic Century Village. Cleveland Touring Club. Ron Boetger; 14653 E. Park St.; Burton, OH 44021. (216) 225-8689. www.SundayInJune.com

Friday, 6/14. NIGHT RIDES ON THE CANAL TOWPATH. Massillon. See April 19. (330) 832-2771. ErniesBikeShop.com

Saturday, 6/15. 20th PUMPKINVINE BIKE RIDE. Goshen, Ind. Join in celebrating the 20th anniversary of this ride on any of several rolling routes. Enjoy the 16-mile Pumpkinvine Nature Trail and experience nearly a mile of newly-built trail, passing through towns, flower gardens, and small towns. Routes of 22/37/52/102 miles on county roads carry riders past Amish farms and workshops and lovely pastoral scenes. Refreshment stops offer drinks, fruit, snacks, and sandwiches but save room… pie and ice cream are served at the finish! Friends of the Pumpkinvine Nature Trail. Robert Carrico; PO Box 392; Goshen, IN 46527. (574) 621-5121. BikeRide@pumpkinvine.org

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Saturday, 6/15. 6th LIMALAND BICYCLE TOUR. Lima. Enjoy routes of 25/40/65 miles over flat to rolling country roads with very low traffic and rural scenery. Fully-supported tour with rest stops, marked and mapped routes, swept corners, sag service, lunch, and prizes. Indoor restroom and lunch facilities at start/finish. Team Roadrunners Bicycle Club. TeamRoadrunners.org

Saturday, 6/15. YOUNG’S ICE CREAM CHARITY BIKE TOUR RALLY RIDE #3. Kettering. Ride: 36 miles. Fee if not registered for main event. YoungsBikeTour.com

Saturday – Wednesday, 6/15 – 6/19. 3rd JUNETEENTH FREEDOM RIDES. Greater Cleveland. A series of bike rides leaving from various locations in the Greater Cleveland Area will be casual, family-friendly, and mostly flat, covering about 10 miles. The rides commemorate the abolition of slavery in Texas and the Confederate South on June 19, 1865 by celebrating on two wheels the history and accomplishments of African Americans in the area. Juneteenth Freedom Rides Committee. JuneteenthFreedomRides.wordpress.com

URL CORRECTED: Saturday – Saturday, 6/15 – 6/22. 31st GOBA: GREAT OHIO BICYCLE ADVENTURE. Bowling Green. Come “sail away” on a loop that has overnight tent camping stays in several Northwestern Ohio cities. A casual family-friendly tour on mostly flat routes that will visit Lake Erie beaches, historic sites, island ferries, lively downtowns, and more. Sightseeing and optional ride opportunities. Ride about 50 flat miles per day or use new 35-mile shortcuts. Trucks move gear between towns. Entry Deadline: May 15. Online entry available. Columbus Outdoor Pursuits. Attn: Jeff Pierron; 1193 S. Front St.; Columbus, OH 43206. (614) 273-0811. goba.com

Friday, 6/21. BIKE TO WORK DAY. Cleveland Area. Leave that car at home and ride your bike to work! Downtown workers are encouraged to ride to work as often as they can but on dates May through September, they will be welcomed at city locations with free fresh coffee and bagels at the end of their in-bound commutes. Meet up with other riders, share stores, revel in the feeling of accomplishment that comes with getting to work under one’s own power! Check online for updates on locations. Bike Cleveland. Jason Kuhn; 3000 Bridge Ave. Ste. 1; Cleveland, OH 44113. (216) 298-1938. BikeCleveland.org/btwd

Saturday, 6/22. TREE CITY ROLLING TOUR & CENTURY. Greensburg. Visit many small towns, two covered bridges, and plenty of countryside on routes of 4/16/33/67/100 flat to hilly miles leaving from an historical town square. New is a choice between hilly and less-hilly 67-mile ride. Fruit, snacks, cookies, sandwiches at rest stops. Grilled tenderloin and burgers, salads, at lunch. Music, art, crafts, beer and wine garden at Downtown Greensburg Tenderloin Throwdown festival. Decatur County Family YMCA. Attn: Deena Hamer; 1 YMCA Way; Greensburg, IN 47240. (812) 663-9622. TreeCityRollingTour.org

Saturday, 6/22. BUCKEYE BRIDGE RIDE. Eaton. A pleasant tour of the wooden covered bridges of Preble County. Three loops offer rides of 17/32/45 flat to hilly miles, mostly on township roads that are marked and signed. Restrooms, showers, paved parking at ride HQ. Full sag support, on-site bicycle service available. Several Stava Circuits will also be mapped. Friends of Preble County 4-H, Inc.; Curt Caplinger; 3485 Eaton Gettysburg Rd.; Eaton, OH 45320. (937) 533-7763. BuckeyeBridgeRide.org

Saturday, 6/22. 7th EARN FOR THE BURN (BICYCLE POKER RUN). Rittman. Riders stop at five points to pick up a playing card for a poker hand; prizes to the top three hands at finish. Flat to tolling routes of 14/25/50 flat to rolling miles available with a challenging large hill option at the end of the 50-miler. Sag support on longer routes, refreshments at stops, lunch at finish. Benefits Akron Children’s Hospital’s Paul and Carol David Foundation Burn Institute. Rittman Firefighter’s Assn. & Orrville Cycling Club. Marcia Dodrill; PO Box 414; Rittman, OH 44270. EarnForTheBurn.org

Saturday, 6/22. PEDAL FOR PAWS. Bucyrus. A fundraiser to support the Humane Society Serving Crawford County offering route choices of 12/22/40/60 miles. The gently rolling countryside setting is appealing to families and more experienced riders. Entry form to be available online. CrawfordHumane.com

Saturday, 6/22. PAJAMA PARTY NIGHT RIDE ON THE TOWPATH TRAIL with BIKE CLEVELAND. Peninsula. Free, fun ride for all skill levels covering 14 flat miles on the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Wear your finest sleepwear! Helmet and bike headlight required. Join or donate to Bike Cleveland at the event to be eligible for door prizes. Prize drawings at 7:45 PM; be ready to ride at 8:00 PM. Century Cycles. 1621 Main Street, Peninsula, OH 44264. (330) 657-2209. centurycycles.com/for/NightRides

Saturday & Sunday, 6/22 & 6/23. 30th BIKE MS: BIKE TO THE BAY. Perrysburg. One- and two-day options available on this pledge ride event from Perrysburg to Port Clinton and back; 35-mile loop available Saturday only. Other routes: 50/75/100 miles. Saturday night food trucks at finish, optional brewery celebration or trip to Put-In-Bay. Two-day riders get chicken dinner at finish. Entry Deadline: June 21. National MS Society. Attn: Samantha Basile Lewis; 6155 Rockside Rd. Ste. 202; Independence, OH 44131. (855) 372-1331. BikeMS.org

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CORRECTED PHONE NUMBER: Sunday, 6/23. 43rd PORTAGE RIVER TOUR. Elmore. Follow the meanderings of the Portage River as it flows toward Lake Erie in Northwestern Ohio. The 10-mile route is mostly on paved trail for family friendliness. Routes of 31/62/100 flat miles venture farther afield. Lunch for all riders at the Portage River Festival. Online entry available. Maumee Valley Adventurers. PO Box 352736; Toledo, OH 43635-2736. (419) 243-7680. MVAdventurers.org

Friday, 6/28. LINK TO LEVITT: DRIVE LESS, LIVE MORE. Dayton. Bike Miami Valley; 10 N. Ludlow St. #727; Dayton, OH 45402-1854. (937) 496-3825. DriveLessLiveMore.org

Friday – Saturday, 6/28 – 6/29. BIKE TO THE BEACH PARTY AND CAMPOUT. Cleveland. Celebrate the Lake Erie waterfront in Euclid by gearing up and pedaling to a park for an overnight beach camping adventure. Begin from home alone, organize a group, or join more than 500 others in Public Square, Cleveland to make the journey. Watch the sunset, sleep under the stars, awaken to Lake Erie sounds of surf, potluck breakfast. Food and beverages available for purchase. Proceeds benefit activities of the Bike Euclid Chapter of Bike Cleveland. BikeEuclid@gmail.com

Saturday, 6/29. 32nd RIDGE RUNNER RAMBLE. New Albany. Ride the scenic roads northeast of Columbus on routes of 20/50/80 rolling to very hilly miles. Shorter route is relatively flat, longer routes more challenging. Proceeds benefit the Homeless Families Foundation; pledges optional. Fully supported tour. Online entry available. Columbus Outdoor Pursuits. 1193 S. Front St.; Columbus, OH 43206. (614) 442-7901. outdoor-pursuits.org

LATE ENTRY: Saturday, 6/29. 3rd Y-RIDE. Lancaster. You are invited to this ride benefiting cancer survivors and the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program. Routes of 30/50/70 flat to hilly miles travel through Franklin and Fairfield Counties – longer routes are the more challenging. Outdoor cycling classes will also be available. Pre-ride breakfast, post-ride lunch available. Sag and repair services available. Online Entry available. Robert K. Fox YMCA. Attn: Angie Gallis; 465 W. 6th Ave.; Lancaster, OH 43130. (740) 654-0616. www.BikeReg.com/y-ride


July

Thursday, 7/4. 24th VANDALIA FREEDOM BIKE TOUR. Vandalia. Enjoy the Fourth of July on well-maintained routes of 31 or 62 rolling miles riding through picturesque areas of the northern Miami Valley. Many special surprises for all participants. “Experience the best sag support around. Great shirts… great snacks… great prizes… great water bottles… great lunch… great people… priceless!!! Come join the fun and celebrate America’s independence at one of the best bike tours in Ohio.” Vandalia-Butler Optimist Club. Steven Reed; 8600 N. Main St. Ste. A; Dayton, OH 45415. (937) 414-7602. VandaliaFreedomTour.org

Saturday, 7/6. 9th DUNCAN’S RUN BICYCLE PATCH RIDE. Harlem Twp. Pedal back in time on rural roads and along rippling waterways in quiet corners of Delaware, Licking, and Knox Counties. Choose from among routes of 15/30/60/75 flat to hilly miles with a few steep climbs on the longest route. Full-service tour with frequent rest stops, hearty homemade “farmer’s lunch,” live music, and a unique souvenir patch. Online Entry available. Harlem Township Heritage. Tom Nied; 3883 S. State Route 605; Galena, OH 43021-9650. (614) 855-8395. www.HarlemTwpHeritage.org

Saturday, 7/6. RED, WHITE, AND BIKE POKER RUN. Ansonia. Ride 8/16/31/64 flat to slightly rolling miles over back country roads in northern Darke County. Draw cards at checkpoints to form a poker hand, cash prizes for top three hands from each route. Ansonia Parks Committee. Darrin Shook; PO Box 711; Ansonia, OH 45303. (937) 889-9570. bikeansonia@gmail.com

Sunday, 7/7. YOUNG’S ICE CREAM CHARITY BIKE TOUR RALLY RIDE #4. Yellow Springs. Jamestown and back, lunch provided. Approximately 60 miles. Fee if not registered for main event. YoungsBikeTour.com

Saturday 7/13. 8th LINDY FLYER AT SHELBY BICYCLE DAYS. Shelby. Named for one of the Shelby Cycle Company’s most popular models, this free tour offers four loop rides through the historical community and surrounding farmlands. Routes of 12/18/27/28 flat to hilly miles are offered – ride any or all loops for your choice of terrain and mileage. Part of a three-day festival that includes fireworks the evening of the ride. A large collection of Shelby Cycles will be on display in downtown storefronts plus a walkable historical timeline of the cycle maker. Shelby Bicycle Days Festival. Kevin John; 21 Cold Draw Ct.; Shelby, OH 44875. (567) 303-9007. ShelbyBicycleDays.com

Saturday, 7/13. 12th MAJOR TAYLOR CYCLING CLUB OF DAYTON SIGNATURE RIDE. Dayton. Experience the flat terrain to rolling hills of Montgomery County with routes of 18/32/62 miles (check website for updates). A 5- to 10-mile bike path family ride for those with younger children will also be offered. Rest stops and sag support provided for all. A post-ride lunch available, guaranteed to those who have pre-registered. Proceeds will benefit Dayton city community health organizations. Updates on final route mileage, Friday and Sunday pre- and post-ride will be on website. Online entry available. Major Taylor Cycling Club of Dayton. Attn: Carolyn Misick; PO Box 10731; Dayton, OH 45402-7731. (937) 631-2223. MajorTaylorDayton.org

Image: Ad for 2019 Dog Days Wine TourSaturday, 7/13. DOG DAYS WINE TOUR. Oberlin. A new starting point, new routes, an added winery this year! Routes of 28/50/68/100 miles over gently rolling terrain where corn and bean fields are plentiful and the streams bubbling. All routes visit two wineries or more. A cookout is the featured meal. Online entry, ride brochure available. Silver Wheels Bicycle Club. DogDaysWineTour.com

Saturday, 7/13. 26th UPPER SANDUSKY FAMILY BICYCLE TOUR. Upper Sandusky. Bring the kids out for a ride the whole family will enjoy! Route choices from 10 to 65 flat to rolling miles, on “very low traffic roads.” Fully supported tour; shredded chicken sandwiches at finish. Columbus Outdoor Pursuits. 1193 S. Front St.; Columbus, OH 43206. (614) 442-7901. outdoor-pursuits.org

Saturday, 7/13. NIGHT RIDES ON THE CANAL TOWPATH. Massillon. See April 19. This is a special fireworks ride in conjunction with Canal Fulton’s Canal Days Festival. (330) 832-2771. ErniesBikeShop.com

Saturday, 7/13. NIGHT RIDE ON THE TOWPATH TRAIL. Peninsula. Free, fun ride for all skill levels covering 14 flat miles on the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Helmet and bike headlight required. Be ready to ride at 8:00 PM. Century Cycles. 1621 Main Street, Peninsula, OH 44264. (330) 657-2209. centurycycles.com/for/NightRides

Sunday, 7/14. 44th ABC: ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY. Copley. Choose from among flat to hilly routes of 25/50/62/100 miles featuring marked, lightly-traveled roads, rest stops, and sag support. Lunch at the finish for all riders. Online entry available; June early-entry discount. Akron Bicycle Club. Walter Kudlaty; 975 Canyon View Rd. Apt. 105; Northfield, OH 44067-2214. (330) 806-9106. AkronBike.org

Thursday, 7/18. LINK TO LEVITT: DRIVE LESS, LIVE MORE. Dayton. Bike Miami Valley; 10 N. Ludlow St. #727; Dayton, OH 45402-1854. (937) 496-3825. DriveLessLiveMore.org

Thursday – Sunday, 7/18 – 7/21. GREENE TRAILS CYCLING CLASSIC. Xenia. A family-friendly cycling adventure of one to four days! All rides, 20 to 100 flat miles, are out-and-back from Xenia and feature a different trail each day. All trails paved and travel through quaint villages. The popular Century or Metric Century ride held Friday takes place on the Little Miami Scenic Trail. Tent camping on-site, or stay in local hotel, or bed and breakfast. All breakfasts and two catered dinners included. Greene County Parks and Trails. Gretchen Rives; 575 Ledbetter Rd.; Xenia, OH 45385. (937) 562-6440. www.gcparkstrails.com

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Friday, 7/19. BIKE TO WORK DAY. Cleveland Area. Leave that car at home and ride your bike to work! Downtown workers are encouraged to ride to work as often as they can but on dates May through September, they will be welcomed at city locations with free fresh coffee and bagels at the end of their in-bound commutes. Meet up with other riders, share stores, revel in the feeling of accomplishment that comes with getting to work under one’s own power! Check online for updates on locations. Bike Cleveland. Jason Kuhn; 3000 Bridge Ave. Ste. 1; Cleveland, OH 44113. (216) 298-1938. BikeCleveland.org/btwd

Saturday, 7/20. DREAM: DEVELOPING RESILIENCE AND EMPOWERING AT-RISK MINORS. Wooster. A hilly bicycle scavenger hunt ride: Participants are given 6 (25 miles) or 12 (50 miles) coordinates with a challenge to be completed at each location. After the challenge is completed the individual or teams will be given a clue to the final destination. Proceeds benefit Anazao Community Partners for their work with at-risk minors. Light breakfast, post-ride meal, tee shirts provided. Ride On Wooster Bicycles. 146 W. South St.; Wooster, OH 44691. (330) 345-2453. BikeReg.com/DREAM

Saturday, 7/20. 9th TOUR DES LAKES. Syracuse, Ind. The event’s goal is to introduce riders to the natural beauty of Kosciusko County and raise funds for continued growth of trail system. Routes of 16/31/62 flat to rolling miles are offered along with a family-friendly Tour des Parks Scavenger Ride. The 62-miler is most popular taking riders around several beautiful lakes in Kosciusko County. Syracuse-Wawasee Park Foundation. Megan McClellan; 801 N. Huntington Street Ste. 4; Syracuse, IN 46567. (574) 675-6433. TourDesLakes.com

Saturday, 7/20. 5th BLUFFTON RIDE TO REMEMBER. Bluffton. This fundraiser for Bluffton Bikeway features routes of 10/23/37/63/100/112 flat miles over well-paved and quiet roads. Riders pass through up to six villages, over well-marked roads, snack stops along the way. Post ride, cool and relax with free swimming, showers, and coupon good at local restaurants. Bluffton Lions Foundation. Raymond Harner; Bike Crazy; 127 N. Main St.; Bluffton, OH 45817. (419) 659-2916. RideToRemember.net

Saturday, 7/20. 17th COMMUNITY TIES TOUR. Westerville. Ride 31/62/100 flat to rolling miles through scenic areas, rare bird habitat, and sections of the Ohio to Erie Trail. A full-service tour with locally-sourced homestyle lunch included post-ride. An eight-mile family trail ride is available. Benefits Ohio to Erie Trail build-out in Delaware County. Delaware County Friends of the Trail. Attn: Barry Schumann; PO Box 2302; Westerville, OH 43086-2302. (614) 256-7815. DCFT.org

Saturday, 7/20. 31st METROPARKS TOUR. Whitehouse. Visit up to four scenic wooded Toledo area metroparks connected via Northwest Ohio back roads and paved bike trails. Ride 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. GPS mapping, online entry available. Online entry available. Maumee Valley Adventurers. PO Box 352736; Toledo, OH 43635-2736. (419) 482-8225. MVAdventurers.org

Saturday – Sunday, 7/20 – 7/21. 17th YOUNG’S ICE CREAM CHARITY BIKE TOUR. Yellow Springs. One or two-day options on this full-service pledge ride Mileages range from 28 miles to 100 miles over rolling terrain. Ride through beautiful Greene, Clark, Champaign, Logan, and Hardin Counties including the lush forests and fields of the Northern Miami Valley. Visits small towns, too. Overnighters stay in dorms at Ohio Northern University. Meals provided. Refreshments include ice cream, of course!! Proceeds of this event are distributed equally to several charities. Entry fee and pledges required. Young’s Ice Cream Charity Bike Tour. YoungsBikeTour.com

Saturday – Saturday, 7/20 – 7/27. 20th XOBA: ‘CROSS OHIO BICYCLE ADVENTURE. Liberty, Ind. Join an adventure to places XOBA hasn’t visited. A one-way ride from Liberty, Ind. to finish in Huntington, W.Va., along the way seeing terrain from flat to hilly and a full range of rural Ohio farm and woodland scenery, covering 60 to 65 miles per day. A visit to the USAF National Museum is on the schedule. Two dinners provided during the week, bus transport included from parking to the start. Rider Limit: 250. Entry Deadline: July 10. Columbus Outdoor Pursuits. Attn: Maureen Capehart; 1193 S. Front St.; Columbus, OH 43206. (614) 442-7901. ride-xoba.org

Saturday, 7/27. 14th PRAIRIE APPRECIATION BIKE RIDE – EDUCATIONAL RIDE. London. Friends of Madison County Parks and Trails. PO Box 308; London, OH 43140. (614) 205-6754. www.fmcpt.com

Saturday, 7/27. 18th PEDAL-WITH-PETE – COLUMBUS. Hilliard. A pledges-optional fundraiser for cerebral palsy treatment research, this event features well-marked, scenic routes, plenty of food, and welcoming volunteers providing support. Choose from among rolling to hilly routes of 7/18/31/50/66/83/102 miles. Suitable for riders from beginning to training for a Pelotonia century. Pedal-with-Pete Foundation. Roger Schenck; 8223 Davington Dr.; Dublin, OH 43017. (614) 404-6680. pedal-with-pete.org/events/columbus-ohio/

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Saturday, 7/27. NIGHT RIDE ON THE TOWPATH TRAIL. Peninsula. Free, fun ride for all skill levels covering 14 flat miles on the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Helmet and bike headlight required. Be ready to ride at 8:00 PM. Century Cycles. 1621 Main Street, Peninsula, OH 44264. (330) 657-2209. centurycycles.com/for/NightRides

DATE CHANGE: Saturday, 7/27. BAKER’S DOZEN SPORTIF TOUR. Moved to August 3…

OMITTED FROM PRINT VERSION: Saturday, 7/27. 11th RALLY POINT RIVER RIDE. Shawnee. Enjoy scenic flat country roads and bike paths that run along the Ottawa River and local creeks! A full-service tour with swept paths, break stops, fresh lunch, live music, and free massages. Rides cover 62.5/50 miles on flat country roads and 20/10 miles along the Ottawa River. A family-friendly event with fun activities for young riders. Proceeds benefit Rally Point Youth Center a ministry of Youth for Christ. 1698 N. Main St; Lima, OH 45801. (419) 229-4444. Rallyup.org

LATE ENTRY: Saturday – Sunday, 7/27 – 7/28. 45th AMISHLAND AND LAKES BICYCLE TOUR. Lagrange, Ind. A two-day tour of 22 to 100 flat to rolling miles on Saturday, and 23 to 50 miles on Sunday; there is also a self-guided Friday option. Visit a world where lifestyles have remained almost unchanged for over a century. Routes offer smooth, quiet roads where horse-drawn buggies are many and automobiles are few. Enjoy refreshing watermelon, peaches, blueberries, bananas, cookies, and more at rest stops in the company of friendly cyclists. Camping with water and electric hookups is available. Rider Limit: 1,500. Michiana Bicycle Association. Amishland and Lakes; PO Box 182; Granger, IN 46530. (574) 387-6449. AmishlandLakes.com


August

DATE CHANGE: Saturday, 8/3. BAKER’S DOZEN SPORTIF TOUR. Logan. Come out and ride Ohio’s hardest Gran Fondo in the beautiful Hocking Hills Region. You can ride it as a gran fondo and as hard as you can, or as a sportif recreational pace. Either way you will receive a finisher’s medal, tech shirt, and swag bag of other goodies. The course will have 13 named hills with over 6,000 feet of climbing on the 100-mile route. There will be two feed zones on the course with tons of snacks and drinks. At the finish there will be food and more drinks for everyone. www.bikereg.com/41309

Saturday & Sunday, 8/3 & 8/4. BIKE MS: BUCKEYE BREAKAWAY. Brunswick. Ride the streets and rolling hills of Northern Ohio on routes of 35/62/75/100 miles with frequent rest stops and lunch included. Saturday finish offers food, music, party. Saturday one-day riders transported back to start. Overnight options include dorm rooms, camping, or self-paid hotel. Chicken dinner at finish for two-day riders. Entry Deadline: August 2. National MS Society. Attn: Samantha Basile Lewis; 6155 Rockside Rd. Ste. 202; Independence, OH 44131. (855) 372-1331. BikeMS.org

Sunday, 8/4. 27th ROAST YOUR BUNS. Oberlin. A free, high summer tour in scenic Lorain County. Covers 28/52/70 flat to rolling miles. Come and roast your buns daring the heat of summer! Lorain Wheelmen Bicycle Club. PO Box 102; Amherst, OH 44001-0102. LorainWheelmen.org

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Thursday – Sunday, 8/8 – 8/11. 9th RIVERS, TRAILS & ALES FESTIVAL. Marietta. Also known as RTA Fest, the fun takes place in the Appalachian foothills of Southeastern Ohio. A multi-day festival with numerous free rides offered ranging from 15 to 60+ flat to hilly miles. Through 60+ events (cycling, beer, paddling, hiking, yoga, etc.) the festival highlights Marietta’s outdoor activities and downtown commercial district. Eric Dowler; PO Box 5013; Marietta, OH 45750. (304) 483-7547. RTAfest.com

Saturday, 8/10. MARR: MAUMEE AREA RIVER RIDE. Whitehouse. All-new with revised routes taking cyclists on good roads along the scenic Maumee River, as well as inland for magnificent and expansive country views. Pedal through quaint small towns and beautiful parkland. Sag support and rest stops offering tasty snacks for all. Gravel riders will take the towpath following the remains of the Miami & Erie Canal. Relax with friends after the ride while enjoying cold beer and lunch catered by City Barbecue. Proceeds benefit Northwest Ohio Rails-to-Trails. Toledo Area Bicyclists. Mark or Nancy Beeman: (419) 481-2000. www.ToledoAreaBicyclists.org

Saturday, 8/10. CONGRESSMAN RALPH REGULA MEMORIAL RIDE. Canal Fulton. A family-friendly cycling event covering 8/16/32 flat miles via Towpath Trail. Lunch, music, raffle prizes follow the ride at the Canal Fulton Canalway Center. Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition. Attn: Shannon Keeling; 47 W. Exchange St.; Akron, OH 44308. (330) 374-5657. OhioErieCanal.org

Saturday, 8/10. 7th BRIDGES & VINES BICYCLE TOUR. Geneva. Ride past picturesque vineyards and through authentic covered bridges in Grand River Valley wine country. Little traffic is encountered on country road routes of 13/25/39/65/103 flat to rolling miles. All but the 13-miler spend time on the paved Western Reserve Greenway Trail. Centurions reach the shores of Lake Erie. Includes post-ride lunch at a beautiful local winery. Full-service tour includes rest stops, marked roads, sag support, maps, and more. Rider Limit: 600. United Way of Ashtabula County. Attn: Kristen Kitchen; 2801 C Court; Ashtabula, OH 44004. (440) 998-4141. UnitedWayAshtabula.org

Saturday, 8/10. NIGHT RIDE ON THE TOWPATH TRAIL. Peninsula. Free, fun ride for all skill levels covering 14 flat miles on the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Helmet and bike headlight required. Be ready to ride at 8:00 PM. Century Cycles. 1621 Main Street, Peninsula, OH 44264. (330) 657-2209. centurycycles.com/for/NightRides

Friday, 8/16. BIKE TO WORK DAY. Cleveland Area. Leave that car at home and ride your bike to work! Downtown workers are encouraged to ride to work as often as they can but on dates May through September, they will be welcomed at city locations with free fresh coffee and bagels at the end of their in-bound commutes. Meet up with other riders, share stores, revel in the feeling of accomplishment that comes with getting to work under one’s own power! Check online for updates on locations. Bike Cleveland. Jason Kuhn; 3000 Bridge Ave. Ste. 1; Cleveland, OH 44113. (216) 298-1938. BikeCleveland.org/btwd

Friday, 8/16. NIGHT RIDES ON THE CANAL TOWPATH. Massillon. See April 19. (330) 832-2771. ErniesBikeShop.com

Saturday, 8/17. 31st RIDE THE DARBY. Grove City. Nearly-flat rides of 30/62/103 miles along the watershed of the Little Darby in Pickaway and Union Counties. Marked routes and maps, limited support. Online entry available. Columbus Outdoor Pursuits. 1193 S. Front St.; Columbus, OH 43206. (614) 442-7901. outdoor-pursuits.org

Saturday, 8/17. LINK TO LEVITT: DRIVE LESS, LIVE MORE. Dayton. Bike Miami Valley; 10 N. Ludlow St. #727; Dayton, OH 45402-1854. (937) 496-3825. DriveLessLiveMore.org

Sunday, 8/18. LAKE-GEAUGA RECOVERY CENTERS’ RIDE FOR RECOVERY. Chagrin Falls. Traverses some of the beautiful rolling hills of Geauga County, complete with covered bridges, verdant pastures, and bubbling creeks. Routes of 15/30/62 rolling to hilly miles are offered with tranquil countryside vistas on each. Entry fee and optional pledges support programs offered to people on their paths to recovery from substance use disorders. Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers. Attn: Gail Keegan; 9083 Mentor Ave.; Mentor, OH 44060. (440) 205-2671. www.lgrc.us

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Saturday, 8/24. BREAK THE CYCLE. Wooster. Dedicated to raising awareness about substance abuse and addiction with proceeds benefiting OneEight and their efforts in Wayne and Holmes Counties. Routes of 25/48/67 flat to very hilly miles through beautiful countryside. A post-ride BBQ is featured. RISERS. Christy VanSickle; 104 Spink St.; Wooster, OH 44691. (330) 804-4402. www.one-eighty.org

Saturday, 8/24. 11th TOUR DE PUTNAM. Ottawa. Four new routes for serious riders and a free family-friendly option for children ages five to 10. Ride one or more of four 20- to 30-mile loops from central point for up to 100 total miles. Children’s ride is “supervised” on a three-quarter-mile paved path, offers participation awards. YMCA Childcare Center will be available. Sag services on all routes, rest stops with food and drink, lunch provided. Helmet Required. Post-ride snacks as well as showers, swimming pool, and hot tub at the YMCA greet finishers. Putnam County YMCA. Attn: Brian Barhorst; 101 Putnam Pkwy.; Ottawa, OH 45875. (419) 523-5233. PutnamYMCA.org

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Saturday, 8/24. 13th TOUR DE DONUT. Troy. A delicious way to spend the day: Join 3,000 fellow riders who will eat 16,000+ donuts marking the “baker’s dozen” anniversary of this unique event! Ride distances of 10/20/40/62 flat miles with donut stops. For each donut a rider eats, a five-minute deduction is awarded. Eat the special Glazer Donut at the end for a 10-minute deduction! Full podium awards ceremony based upon winners of donut-adjusted times by category. Also: free kids’ events, expo, two days of live music, demonstrations, free camping. All about fun, not competition! Rider Limit: 3,000. Entry Deadline: August 19. Roger Bowersock; PO Box 309; Greenville, OH 45331. (937) 417-5772. TheTourDeDonut.com

Saturday, 8/24. 10th STEVE BARBOUR MEMORIAL TOUR. Dublin. Celebrate the life of Steve Barbour and other cyclists tragically taken too soon while cycling. A relatively flat ride of 32/65 miles to the northwest of Columbus. Marked routes and maps, limited support. Columbus Outdoor Pursuits. 1193 S. Front St.; Columbus, OH 43206. (614) 442-7901. outdoor-pursuits.org

Saturday, 8/24. TOUR DE CURE – CINCINNATI. Cincinnati. American Diabetes Association. Attn: Chasity Bothman; 10200 Alliance Rd. Ste. 101; Cincinnati, OH 45242. (513) 759-9330 Ext. 6664. diabetes.org/cincinnatitour

Saturday, 8/24. TOUR DE BUCKEYE LAKE. Thornville. Cyclists will circumnavigate Buckeye Lake starting and finishing at the winery. This year’s event features four miles along the newly completed Buckeye Lake Dam, and an excursion to Dawes Arboretum. Routes of 8/25/40 flat to hilly miles are offered. Proceeds benefit trail development around the lake, and purchase of bicycles for underprivileged children. Bike Buckeye Lake. Attn: William Collinson; PO Box 523; Buckeye Lake, OH 43008. (440) 669-1742. BikeBuckeyeLake.org

Saturday, 8/24. NIGHT RIDE ON THE TOWPATH TRAIL. Peninsula. Free, fun ride for all skill levels covering 14 flat miles on the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Helmet and bike headlight required. Be ready to ride at 8:00 PM. Century Cycles. 1621 Main Street, Peninsula, OH 44264. (330) 657-2209. centurycycles.com/for/NightRides

Sunday, 8/25. 48th WRIGHT WRIDE. Dayton. Explore beautiful flat to rolling countryside via routes of 25/50/64/100 miles, sag-supported. Home-baked goodies and a bountiful supply of snacks await. On 50+ mile routes, lunch is provided featuring Wright Wride Salad, local foods, and more. Relax with refreshing snacks at the finish. DaytonCyclingClub.org/wrightwride

Sunday, 8/25. 19th TOUR DE FLATS. Fremont. A tour of Northwest Ohio farmlands and the scenic Sandusky River. Food and sag support provided. Routes of 25/40/63/100 flat to rolling miles are offered from recreation center start. Flatlanders Bicycle Club. PO Box 61; Lindsey, OH 43442. (419) 332-4481. flatlanders.info

Saturday, 8/31. UCF COVERED BRIDGES CYCLING TOUR. Marysville. A scenic tour of 19/30/63 flat to hilly miles. Depending upon the length of the ride, up to four covered bridges may be visited in the Union County Area. A full-service tour with rest stops on each route. An extra “hilly” loop option is available for the climbers! Union County Foundation. PO Box 608; Marysville, OH 43040. (937) 642-9618. UnionCountyFoundation.org

Saturday, 8/31. PEDAL THE LAKES. Greenville, Penn. A full-service tour in beautiful Western Pennsylvania and Northeast Ohio features Amish countryside, several lakes, rolling rural roads, and a chance to see ducks walking on fish! Rolling routes of 12/32/65/100 miles are sag-supported, food and restrooms provided at stops along the routes and at three wineries. Rider Limit: 500. Helmet Required. Mercer County Trails Association. Attn: PTL Coordinator; PO Box 1553; Hermitage, PA 16148. (724) 704-0432. MCTrails.org

Saturday, 8/31. 10th BIKE THE C-BUS. Columbus. Tour of 10/30/62 flat miles for all ages and abilities highlights many of the city’s attractions and unique neighborhoods. Experience the energy and excitement of Columbus while supporting Yay Bikes! Mission to improve conditions helping people safely and comfortably ride bicycles for transportation. Yay Bikes! 82 E. 16th St.; Columbus, OH 43201. (614) 470-4220. YayBikes.com/btcb

Saturday, 8/31. 6th BIKE THE BORO. Springboro. Offering routes of 3/10/16 rolling miles for families on city streets followed by a bike-focused festival. Food, music, free helmet giveaways and fittings, bicycle giveaways, safety demonstrations, local shops, advocacy organizations, and more! Entry Deadline: August 16. City of Springboro Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee. Attn: Dan Boron; 320 W. Central Ave.; (937) 748-6183. BikingInTheBoro.com


September

Monday, 9/2. 28th OX ROAST BICYCLE TOUR. West Jefferson. A “go at your own pace” tour of 32/66 flat to rolling miles (includes some hills) in Madison and Franklin Counties. Refreshment stops, marked routes, maps available. A staffed bike corral provided at the finish so riders can enjoy the town’s popular Ox Roast Festival. Friends of Madison County Parks and Trails. PO Box 308; London, OH 43140. (614) 205-6754. www.fmcpt.com

Saturday, 9/7. 4th LEGACY BIKE RIDE. McCutchenville. Ride 28/45 mostly-flat miles with stops for refreshments along the way. Lunch and prize drawings at the finish. Entry fee benefits FACT and the American Cancer Society. Helmet Required. Early entry gets a free tee shirt. Linda Tiell; 5389 W. County Road 14; Tiffin, OH 44883. (419) 618-0669. tlakuhn@gmail.com

Saturday, 9/7. BIKE CLEVELAND FUNDO. Cleveland. Continues to grow as the area’s “best September event.” A casual fun ride through Cleveland’s newest bike networks or choose longer, more challenging routes. Marked courses of 10/31/62 flat to hilly miles offer choice for riders of all levels. A full-service event with multiple rest stops and support vehicles. Post-ride festivities with food, drink, entertainment, and plenty of company from fellow riders. Online entry and updates. Bike Cleveland. Jason Kuhn; 3000 Bridge Ave. Ste. 1; Cleveland, OH 44113. (216) 298-1938. BikeCleveland.org/fundo

Saturday, 9/7. 34th COVERED BRIDGE TOUR. Canal Winchester. Visit several of Fairfield County’s historic covered bridges. Routes of 45/74/102 miles; it gets hilly on the longer routes so bring climbing legs! Marked routes and maps provided, limited support. Online entry available. Columbus Outdoor Pursuits. 1193 S. Front St.; Columbus, OH 43206. (614) 442-7901. outdoor-pursuits.org

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Saturday, 9/7. LIMESTONE CYCLING TOUR. Maysville, Ky. Just across the Ohio River from Ohio, cyclists will enjoy the beautiful rolling hills surrounding Maysville and Mason County, Kentucky over great roads and viewing awesome scenery. Rolling to hilly routes of 25/40/62/100 miles are offered, all briefly crossing the Ohio River. Roads are marked, full support, fun themes at rest stops. Online entry available. Limestone Cycling Tour. PO Box 2; Maysville, KY 41056-0002. (606) 584-3290. LimestoneCyclingTour.com

Sunday, 9/8. 38th DRY RUN TOUR. Westerville. “Come Ride our Beautiful Roads!” Routes of 35/55/75/100 are offered with terrain ranging from flat to very hilly: the greater the distance, the greater the challenge – your choice! A full-service tour featuring sag support, and food stops. Enjoy signature pancakes for breakfast; veggies, fruit, cookies, and sandwiches along the way. Westerville Bicycle Club; Attn: Jon Hayes; PO Box 356; Westerville, OH 43081. (614) 260-2942. WestervilleBicycleClub.org

Sunday, 9/8. 49th HANCOCK HORIZONTAL HUNDRED. Findlay. A great classic community and Northwest Ohio country tour and one of the flattest rides in the state make this an excellent choice for a rider’s first century attempt and a speedy jaunt for the “pros.” A classic full-service tour run by a great bicycle club with sag support, rest stops, lunch, marked roads and swept corners. Route choices include a family-friendly short ride plus 33/50/64/100 mile rides. Special activities listed on website along with available online entry. No rider limit. Early entry discount deadline: July 27. Hancock Handlebars Bicycle Club. Paul Craun; PO Box 232; Findlay, OH 45839. (419) 424-8782. HancockHorizontalHundred.com

Sunday, 9/8 20th SIMON KENTON MEMORIAL TOUR. Urbana. Celebrate 20th anniversary of this tour in memory of Betsy Bohl. A trail ride of 15 flat miles for families, or flat to hilly routes of 31/62 miles exploring Champaign and touching portions of adjoining counties, beautiful agricultural areas dotted with historical landmarks the way. Funds raised benefit maintenance and future pavement of the Simon Kenton Trail. Online entry available. Simon Kenton Pathfinders. Attn: Nancy Lokai-Baldwin; PO Box 91; Urbana, OH 43078. SimonKentonPathfinders.org

Saturday, 9/14. 33rd FALL HOOT. Carroll. Enjoy 34/65/102 rolling to very hilly miles on the final COP budget tour of the season. Hills get more challenging as the mileage goes up. Marked routes, map provided, limited support. Online entry available. Columbus Outdoor Pursuits. 1193 S. Front St.; Columbus, OH 43206. (614) 442-7901. outdoor-pursuits.org

Saturday, 9/14. LAKE-TO-LAKE HARVEST BIKE TOUR. Medina. Tour scenic Medina County on rides featuring various lakes and parks. Take a family-friendly ride of under 15 miles mostly on shared-use trail, or choose one of two longer routes covering 35/50 rolling miles with more road riding. A full-service tour that includes sag support, food stops, lunch at finish. Proceeds benefit local cycling awareness and shared-use trail improvement. Bike Medina County. Attn: Lynne Nawalaniec; PO Box 1475; Medina, OH 44258-1475. (330) 722-7119. BikeMedinaCounty.weebly.com

Saturday, 9/14. 10th CF CYCLE FOR LIFE – CINCINNATI. Cincinnati. A fully-supported ride with route options of 15/32/65 flat to hilly miles through Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. From breakfast to post-ride party, enjoy frequent rest/refueling stops, support vehicles along the route. Entry fee and minimum pledge. Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Attn: Kristi McAllister; 4420 Carver Woods Dr.; Cincinnati, OH 45242. (513) 533-9300. FightCF.cff.org/cincicycle

Saturday – Sunday, 9/14 – 9/15. 45th ROSCOE RAMBLE. Canal Fulton & Kidron. Two starts: 55/75 flat to rolling miles with an overnight stay in Coshocton hotel accommodations or camping. Sag support, several meals, baggage transport included. Helmet Required. Entry Deadline: August 25. Online entry available. Akron Bicycle Club. AkronBike.org/Roscoe

Saturday, 9/14. NIGHT RIDE ON THE TOWPATH TRAIL. Peninsula. Free, fun ride for all skill levels covering 14 flat miles on the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Helmet and bike headlight required. Be ready to ride at 8:00 PM. Century Cycles. 1621 Main Street, Peninsula, OH 44264. (330) 657-2209. centurycycles.com/for/NightRides

LATE ENTRY: Saturday, 9/14. CHOCOLATE TRAIL BIKE RIDE. Xenia. Website

Sunday, 9/15. 46th NEOC: NORTH-EAST OHIO CENTURY. Cortland. Choose from among six loops for rides of 25/50/62/75/100 mostly flat miles. Enjoy the beautiful countryside of Trumbull County, a hot lunch, and homemade cookies on all routes. Post-ride showers available. Online entry available. Out-Spokin’ Wheelmen. PO Box 838; Youngstown, OH 44501-0838. (330) 383-5993. OutSpokinWheelmen.com

Sunday, 9/15. RIDE FOR SIGHT. Wooster. Ride 25/62/80/100 miles through beautiful rolling countryside, starting and finishing in downtown Wooster. Breakfast and lunch provided. Entry fee proceeds benefit sight-related charitable activities. Wooster Noon Lions Club. Kevin McAllister; 3562 Commerce Pkwy.; Wooster, OH 44691. (330) 466-4713. BikeForSight.com

VERIFIED CORRECT DATE: Sunday, 9/22. 47th IRISH HILLS TOUR. Sylvania. Roads and paved trails cover 10/31/65/100 flat to rolling miles (shorter rides are flatter). Longer routes carry riders into the beautiful rolling hills of Michigan’s Irish Hills area and its green farms and lake-filled lowlands. A full-service tour with rest stops for all, lunch on longer routes. Check in at finish for Mayberry ice cream voucher! Online entry available. Online entry available. Maumee Valley Adventurers. PO Box 352736; Toledo, OH 43635-2736. (419) 482-8225. MVAdventurers.org

Friday, 9/20. BIKE TO WORK DAY. Cleveland Area. Leave that car at home and ride your bike to work! Downtown workers are encouraged to ride to work as often as they can but on dates May through September, they will be welcomed at city locations with free fresh coffee and bagels at the end of their in-bound commutes. Meet up with other riders, share stores, revel in the feeling of accomplishment that comes with getting to work under one’s own power! Check online for updates on locations. Bike Cleveland. Jason Kuhn; 3000 Bridge Ave. Ste. 1; Cleveland, OH 44113. (216) 298-1938. BikeCleveland.org

Saturday, 9/21. BUTLER COUNTY DONUT TRAIL CYCLE CHALLENGE. Hamilton. Get ready to ride: The Butler County Donut Trail is taking over the cycling world for a one-day event with rides of 29/59 flat to hilly miles. Bring your appetite! Twelve “Donut Yum Zones” are waiting with the best local donuts available on what is sure to be a sweet adventure. Online entry available. Butler County Visitors Bureau. Dand McConnaughey; 8756 Union Centre Blvd.; West Chester, OH 45069. (513) 860-4194. DonutTrailChallenge.com

Saturday, 9/21. 29th KNOX COUNTY BICYCLE CHALLENGE. Gambier. Ride the beautiful hills of Knox County on routes of 30/60/75/100 rolling to very hilly miles; longer loops are hilly and challenging. The shorter route has fewer hills and uses the Kokosing Gap Trail on return to start. A full-service tour. Online entry available. Columbus Outdoor Pursuits. 1193 S. Front St.; Columbus, OH 43206. (614) 442-7901. outdoor-pursuits.org

Saturday, 9/21. 5th CF CYCLE FOR LIFE. Lewis Center. A fully-supported ride with route options of 20/40/65 rolling miles for beginners to advanced cyclists. Enjoy rest stops every 10 to 12 miles, start line bike mechanic, ride marshals to cheer your progress, post-ride lunch and celebration. All receive long-sleeved event shirt and finish line medal. Entry fee and required pledges benefit. Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Attn: Scott Sherwood; 575 Copeland Mill Rd.; Westerville, OH 43081. (614) 890-6565. FightCF.cff.org/ColumbusCycle

Saturday, 9/21. NIGHT RIDES ON THE CANAL TOWPATH. Massillon. See April 19. (330) 832-2771. ErniesBikeShop.com

Sunday, 9/22. MORON: MIFFLIN OHIO RIDE OUTTA NOWHERE. Mifflin. A free ride of 43 very hilly road miles in the Mohican-Malabar areas of Northcentral Ohio. Map provided but no other services. Route is hilly with difficult climbs and fast descents; riders must be prepared to handle serious hills. Self-paid lunch at Malabar Restaurant. No one will be left behind. Donation of $1 per rider collected to help support the Ohio Bicycle Events Calendar. Richland Moves! Nelson Shogren; 3490 Perch Dr.; Mansfield, OH 44903-9142. (419) 612-6232. https://www.facebook.com/MORONride/

Sunday, 9/22. CLEVELAND CLINIC AKRON GENERAL TOWPATH 50. Akron. Fundraiser for continued development, maintenance, activation of the Ohio & Erie Canalway National Heritage Area, Towpath Trail, and connectors. Entry fee plus pledge minimum required. Ride 50 flat miles on the Towpath Trail with sag support, healthy water stops, post-ride food, drinks, entertainment. Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition. Attn: Sara Hart; 47 W. Exchange St.; Akron, OH 44308. (330) 374-5657. Towpath50.com

VERIFIED CORRECT DATE: Sunday, 9/22. 47th IRISH HILLS TOUR. Sylvania. Roads and paved trails cover 10/31/65/100 flat to rolling miles (shorter rides are flatter). Longer routes carry riders into the beautiful rolling hills of Michigan’s Irish Hills area and its green farms and lake-filled lowlands. A full-service tour with rest stops for all, lunch on longer routes. Check in at finish for Mayberry ice cream voucher! Online entry available. Online entry available. Maumee Valley Adventurers. PO Box 352736; Toledo, OH 43635-2736. (419) 482-8225. MVAdventurers.org

Saturday, 9/28. 15th 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 covering 18/24/32 flat miles, or head for the hills and valleys of Holmes and Wayne Counties for a challenging, breathtaking roll of 42/62 miles. Commemorative long-sleeved tee for all preregistrations; preregister and complete the ride for a change to win a special cash prize! Refreshment stop en route, fry pies at finish. Fredericksburg Community Library & Orrville Cycling Club. John Abt; 4287 E. Moreland Rd.; Fredericksburg, OH 44627. (330) 698-1477. FredLib.org

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Saturday, 9/28. 7th GREAT PUMPKIN ROLL RIDE. Harrison. A harvest celebration on two wheels, an excellent way to revel in the magic of fall cycling. Explore quiet country roads over hill and dale, through farms and along creeks, immersed all the while in stunning fall colors. Routes of 8/25/40/50/65 flat to hilly miles include the Family Fun Ride around the flat, paved Shaker Trace Trail that winds through meadows and woods in the Miami Whitewater Forest. Rest stops with food, sure, but save some room for catered après-velo feast that even includes vegan options! Rider Limit: 1,000. Proceeds benefit Hamilton County Special Olympics. Cincinnati Cycle Club. PO Box 43441; Cincinnati, OH 45243-0441. (513) 678-0857. GreatPumpkinRollRide.com

Saturday, 9/28. 7th PUMPKINFEST PUMPKIN ROLL. New Bremen. Held in conjunction with the city’s annual festival, this event offers routes of 20/30/60 flat to hilly miles. The 20-miler is very flat; the 30-mile ride has about eight miles of rolling to challenging hills; the 60-mile route is quite challenging with some very hilly but scenic sections. Rest and refreshment stops available on all routes as is mobile mechanical support. New Bremen Pumpkinfest. NewBremenPumpkinFest.com

Saturday, 9/28. NIGHT RIDE ON THE TOWPATH TRAIL for BIKE YOUR PARK DAY. Peninsula. Free, fun ride for all skill levels covering 14 flat miles on the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Helmet and bike headlight required. Be ready to ride at 8:00 PM. Century Cycles. 1621 Main Street, Peninsula, OH 44264. (330) 657-2209. centurycycles.com/for/NightRides

Image: Ad for 2019 Twisted Pretzel TourSaturday, 9/28. TWISTED PRETZEL TOUR. Germantown. A family-friendly tour and pretzel party twisted into one beautiful ride through Southwestern Ohio countryside. Flat to rolling routes include: Pretzel Ring – 8 miles; Pretzel Rod – 21 miles; Giant Pretzel – 39 miles. Breaks feature fresh, warm pretzels, famous homemade dips, apple cider slushies. All routes cross an historic covered bridge, longer routes travel over scenic dam. Benefits local food pantries and civic organizations and is held in conjunction with the city’s Pretzel Festival. Germantown Lions. Steve Mersch; 7996 N. Butter St.; Germantown, OH 45327. (937) 855-6020. TwistedPretzelTour.com

Saturday, & Sunday, 9/28 & 9/29. BIKE TO DAI’S OKTOBERFEST. Dayton. Dayton Art Institute. 456 Belmonte Park N.; Dayton, OH 45405-4700. (937) 223-4278. DaytonArtInstitute.org/events-activities/oktoberfest

Saturday – Sunday, 9/28 – 9/29. LITTLE MIAMI STATE PARK TURNS 40. Cincinnati. An overnight adventure ride to Xenia and return. Friends of the Little Miami State Park. 9378 Mason Montgomery Rd. Ste. 395; Mason, OH 45040-8827. LittleMiamiStatePark.org


October

Saturday, 10/5. 16th GARRETT WONDERS BIRTHDAY BIKE RIDE. Warren. Ride the Garrett Wonders Bike Trail, the Western Reserve Greenway, and surrounding roads covering 6/20/30/40/50 flat miles and see Trumbull County in its fall splendor! Full-service tour with sags, cookie stops, sandwiches and pizza at the finish, tee shirt, goody bag, door prizes and raffle! Fun for all. Entry Deadline: Sept. 16. Benefits the Garrett Wonders Memorial Fund for Scholarships and Cycling Advocacy. Garrett Wonders Memorial Fund. Jay Wonders; 1349 Beechcrest St. NW; Warren, OH 44485. (330) 398-2818. JayWonders@gmail.com

Image: Ad for 5-Rivers 2019 OutdoorXSaturday & Sunday, 10/5 & 10/6. WAGNER SUBARU OUTDOOR EXPERIENCE. Dayton. An outdoor adventure festival includes much to do, watch, and try: cycling, mountain biking, bike demos, stunt riding performances, bike village with retailers, manufacturers, local clubs. Several competitions hosted. More than 10 food trucks, beer garden, live music. Five Rivers MetroParks. (937) 275-7275. OutdoorX.metroparks.org

Sunday, 10/6. 19th PIG RIDE. Lindsey. Routes: 10/24/33 flat miles. Flatlanders Bicycle Club. PO Box 61; Lindsey, OH 43442. (419) 332-4481. flatlanders.info

CORRECTED MILEAGE: Saturday, 10/12. THE GREAT MIAMI VALLEY TWEED RIDE. Miamisburg. This fall celebrate cycling and tweed as riders sally forth about the town simply because it promises to be a smashing good time! Open to chaps and lasses of all ages, this slow-paced, flat, scenic 7-mile round trip along the Great Miami Riverway. A 3.5-mile option is also offered. Not a requirement but suggested attire includes anything argyle, everything vintage, and all things tweed. Free ride or pay small early entry and get a tee shirt. Miamisburg Parks and Recreation. 305 E. Central Ave.; Miamisburg, OH 45342. (937) 866-8999. PlayMiamisburg.com

Saturday, 10/12. BIKE TO YELLOW SPRINGS STREET FAIR. Yellow Springs. Bike Miami Valley; 10 N. Ludlow St. #727; Dayton, OH 45402-1854. (937) 496-3825. BikeMiamiValley.org/event-calendar

Sunday, 10/13. 41st FALL-N-LEAF. Mansfield. Enjoy the beautiful autumn scenery of Richland and Morrow Counties on routes of 33/50/67/83 miles. The 33- and 50-mile routes are flat to rolling while the 67- and 83-milers have the hills this ride is known for. Full-service tour including hot lunch and after-ride refreshments. Mid-Ohio Bikers; PO Box 844; Mansfield, OH 44901-0844. (419) 512-4011. MidOhioBikers.org

Friday, 10/18. NIGHT RIDES ON THE CANAL TOWPATH. Massillon. See April 19. (330) 832-2771. ErniesBikeShop.com

VERIFIED CORRECT DATE: Saturday, 10/19. 48th TOMBSTONE TOUR. Swanton. Celebrate the Halloween season by riding 16/28/44 flat miles passing or visiting numerous cemeteries along back country roads. Indoor lunch for all riders featuring Tombstone chili. Online entry, GPS mapping available. Online entry available. Maumee Valley Adventurers. PO Box 352736; Toledo, OH 43635-2736. (419) 482-8225. MVAdventurers.org

VERIFIED CORRECT DATE: Saturday, 10/19. 41st FAMILY HAUNTED RIDE. Swanton. Short routes of 3 to 4 flat miles in Oak Openings metropark are suitable for children 12 and under. Midday starting times offered. Prizes for best bike-safe costumes. All riders must wear safety-certified helmets. Complementary photo, indoor lunch featuring Tombstone chili. Rider Limit: 90. Online entry available. Online entry available. Maumee Valley Adventurers. PO Box 352736; Toledo, OH 43635-2736. (419) 482-8225. MVAdventurers.org


November

Sunday, 11/3. REEL CYCLING FILM FESTIVAL. Akron. Not a ride but a fun, end-of-season party for cyclists, showcasing over a dozen of “the world’s best bicycle movies” designed to entertain and inspire. Money raised is to be dedicated to “continued maintenance of local routes in need of repair.” Ticket will be available online and at the Highland Square Theatre box office. Bonus: ticket purchases will also come with a free raffle ticket to be placed in a drawing to win prizes. NEOSTAR: NorthEast Ohio Safe Trails & Roads. Walter Kudlaty: (330) 806-9106. NeostarInc.org

CORRECTED DATE: Sunday, 11/3. 45th RED FLANNEL METRIC CENTURY. Oberlin. An autumn classic ride that is returning to the first Sunday in November, for many an end-of-season celebration. Event features a rolling 64-mile route that visits historic Milan, birthplace of famed inventor Thomas A. Edison. The rolling, scenic 32-miler visits the quaint town of Birmingham. Supported event with all the homemade cookies, soups, oatmeal bar, and chili you can eat. Dedicated to the memory of Bob Williams, founder of the ride and its hosting club. Lorain Wheelmen Bicycle Club. PO Box 102; Amherst, OH 44001-0102. LorainWheelmen.org

Saturday, 11/16. NIGHT RIDES ON THE CANAL TOWPATH. Massillon. See April 19. (330) 832-2771. ErniesBikeShop.com

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2020

New Year’s Day 2020

Wednesday, 1/1/2020. 44th ABCDEFGHIJ: A BI-CYCLING DANDY EXCUSE FOR GETTING HIBERNATED IN JANUARY. Medina. A free, self-supported ride of 4/12/24 flat to rolling miles in southern Medina County. A map is provided but NO other services or support. Get a personalized participation certificate, available that day, as proof to friends and co-workers of how you spent “the morning after.” Prepare for the weather and expect it to get worse. Noon start to accommodate late-risers. Richard DeLombard; PO Box 230; Huron, OH 44839-0230. http://OhioWheelmen.org/bikerides/abc/id9.html

Wednesday, 1/1/2020. 2nd NEW YEAR’S DAY TALLGRASS TRAIL CHALLENGE. Marion. Our first ride of the new year. Rides of 17/25 flat miles starting from the Holland Road Trailhead, at noon. Alternative route will be offered in the event of unsafe trail conditions. Hot refreshments at start/finish. Free event with donations encouraged for support of the trail. Friends of the Tallgrass Trail. Jeff Youngs; 3688 Gooding Rd.; Marion, OH 43302. (740) 225-8808. jeff.youngs@hotmail.com

Wednesday, 1/1/2020. 20th RESOLUTION RIDE & RUN. Fremont. Ride 10/20 flat miles. Free. Flatlanders Bicycle Club. PO Box 61; Lindsey, OH 43442. (419) 332-4481. flatlanders.info

Wednesday, 1/1/2020. 44th BEAN RIDE. Monclova Twp. Celebrate the new year with a free ride of 12/24 flat miles, mostly on paved path, and a bowl of bean soup for good luck. Free soup and cookies! Toledo Area Bicyclists. Rick Metcalf; 7640 Yawberg Rd.; Whitehouse, OH 43571-1927. (419) 340-6564. ToledoAreaBicyclists.com