Touring Events

Hot Tamale, by Dan Sheridan

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

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

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

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Last Updated: 7/13/2020

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

We will update this website as we receive changes.

Stay healthy and work to prevent the spread of COVID-19 to others.

March 2019

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

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



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

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

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

CANCELED: Saturday, 4/18. WOODSTOCK. Westerville.



CANCELED: Saturday, 4/25. 52nd SPOT. Canal Winchester.

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



CANCELED: Saturday, 5/2. 46th MID-OHIO CENTURY. Delaware.

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

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

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

CANCELED: Saturday, 5/9. 38th TOP OF OHIO HUNDRED. Hilliard.

MODIFIED: Friday, 5/15. VIRTUAL BIKE TO WORK DAY. Cleveland. Leave the car at home and ride your bike to work!


POSTPONED TO 9/26. Saturday, 5/16. 22nd CANALWAY BICYCLE POKER RIDE. Massillon.

POSTPONED TO 10/3 – 10/4 : Saturday – Sunday, 5/16 – 5/17. 59th TOSRV: TOUR OF THE SCIOTO RIVER VALLEY. Canal Winchester or Portsmouth.

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

MODIFIED: Wednesday, 5/20. RIDE OF SILENCE. Multiple cities. Solo and family group independent rides and social media posting are encouraged. See revised ad below and online at: Ohio Bicycle Federation

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


CANCELED: Saturday, 6/6. 37th HOT TAMALE TOUR. Waldo.

CANCELED: Saturday, 6/6. HUB FEST. Adrian, Mich.

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


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

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

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


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

CANCELED: Sunday, 6/14. 44th SUNDAY IN JUNE. Burton.

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

CANCELED: Saturday, 6/20. 7th LIMALAND BICYCLE TOUR. Lima.

CANCELED: Saturday, 6/20. 21st PUMPKINVINE BIKE RIDE. Goshen, Ind.

MODIFIED: Saturday & Sunday, 6/20 & 6/21. BIKE MS: BIKE TO THE BAY. Perrysburg. This year’s Bike MS has been changed to become a “virtual” event. Details here:

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



CANCELED: Saturday, 6/27. 17th BUCKEYE BRIDGE RIDE. Eaton.

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


CANCELED: Sunday, 6/28. 44th PORTAGE RIVER TOUR. Elmore.


MODIFIED EVENT: 🇺🇸 Saturday, 7/4. 25th VANDALIA FREEDOM BIKE TOUR. Vandalia. This year’s 25th anniversary celebration has been postponed to 2021 when we can properly observe the occasion. Join this year on a “virtual” bike tour! Find the details here: and here:

CANCELED: Saturday, 7/11. 10th DUNCAN’S RUN BICYCLE PATCH RIDE. Harlem Twp., Delaware County.

MODIFIED: Saturday, 7/11. 6th BLUFFTON RIDE TO REMEMBER. Bluffton. This year’s ride has been modified to become a “virtual” event. For details, visit the website:



CANCELED: Saturday, 7/11. WYCOHIBITO. Upper Sandusky.


MODIFIED: Saturday, 7/11. BIKE MS: CENTRAL OHIO CHALLENGE. Dublin. The Central Ohio Challenge has been changed to a “virtual” event. Please see the website for details as they develop.

MODIFIED: Saturday & Sunday, 7/11 & 7/12. 45th ABC: ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY. Copley. The event WILL be staged this year as a free, unsupported “virtual” event. Four routes will be offered and those who complete the ride will be entered in a prize drawing. See the ABC website for full details and entry information.

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

CANCELED: Saturday, 7/18. 31st METROPARKS BICYCLE TOUR. Whitehouse.

CANCELED: Saturday, 7/18. PEDAL 4 PAWS. New Philadelphia.

POSTPONED TO SEPT. 26: Saturday & Sunday, 7/18 & 7/19. 18th YOUNG’S ICE CREAM CHARITY BIKE TOUR. Yellow Springs.

NEW DATE/MODIFIED: Saturday, 7/18 to 8/8. 19th PEDAL-WITH-PETE – COLUMBUS. Columbus. Ride any time over a three-week period. Registration is free, routes will be clearly marked and route maps will be available at the end of June at the registration site here. A family cycling event for all ages and abilities, with donations to support Cerebral Palsy Research. Rolling routes starting in Hilliard and Milford Center of 10/18/31/50/66/83/102 miles are offered. Pedal with Pete Foundation. Roger Schenck; 8223 Davington Dr.; Dublin, OH 43017. (614) 404-6680.

MODIFIED: Thursday – Sunday, 7/23 – 7/26. 14th PAN OHIO HOPE RIDE. Cleveland. The 2020 ride has shifted to a primarily “virtual” experience. While we are disappointed we won’t get to see all of you in person this summer, we are excited about staying connected and socially engaged as we continue to work to support the mission of the American Cancer Society. Additional information can be found on our website which we will continue to update as plans develop.

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

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

CANCELED: Saturday, 7/25. 18th COMMUNITY TIES TOUR. Westerville.  Delaware County Friends of the Trail. Attn: Barry Schumann; PO Box 2302; Westerville, OH 43086-2302. (614) 256-7815.


CANCELED: Saturday – Sunday, 7/25 – 7/26. 46th AMISHLAND AND LAKES. LaGrange, Ind.

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

CANCELED: Saturday, 7/25. RIDE THE RIVALRY. Columbus & Athens.



MODIFIED: Saturday & Sunday, 8/1 & 8/2. BIKE MS: BUCKEYE BREAKAWAY. Brunswick. National MS Society. Kelly Schneider; 6155 Rockside Rd. Ste. 202; Independence, OH 44131. (216) 503-4182.

MODIFIED: Saturday & Sunday, 8/1 & 8/2. BIKE MS: OXFORD. Oxford. National MS Society. Rachel Pirman; 651 G Lakeview Plaza Blvd.; Columbus, OH 43085. (614) 515-4685.

CANCELED: Sunday, 8/2. 28th ROAST YOUR BUNS. Oberlin.

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

CANCELED: Saturday, 8/8. MARR: MAUMEE AREA RIVER RIDE. Whitehouse.

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

CANCELED: Saturday, 8/8. 8th BRIDGES & VINES BICYCLE TOUR. Geneva.

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

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

CANCELED: Saturday, 8/15. HERITAGE RIDE. Orangeville.

NEW DATE: Saturday, 8/15. TREE CITY ROLLING TOUR & CENTURY. Greensburg, Ind. Enjoy a ride for all ages covering 16/34/67/100 flat to hilly miles with longer routes traveling through one or two covered bridges. All but the 16-milers travel around a lake. Sag support, refreshments en route. Cookout at finish with adult beverages available for purchase via local pubs. Decatur County Family YMCA. Attn: Deena Hamer; 1 YMCA Way; Greensburg, IN 47240. (812) 663-9622.

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


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

MODIFIED: Saturday, 8/22. TOUR DE BUCKEYE LAKE. Thornville. Instead of having a large one-day event Tour de Buckeye Lake will be extended over a three-day period. You can ride whenever you want, as many times as you want! Entry is free, donations gratefully accepted! Proceeds benefit multi-use trail development. Bike Buckeye Lake. Attn: Chad Schrock; PO Box 523; Buckeye Lake, OH 43008.

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

CANCELED: Saturday, 8/29. 14th TOUR DE DONUT. Troy.

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

MODIFIED: Saturday, 8/29. TOUR DE CURE: NORTHEAST OHIO. Cleveland. “Ride. Run. Walk. For Life.” Event has gone “virtual.” Join the American Diabetes Association® at the 2020 Tour de Cure: Northeast Ohio for an engaging and inspirational day, which will connect us virtually wherever we are. You can invite family, friends and co-workers to join virtually to participate on Tour day or or ask them to donate to help you reach your goal. For more information check their website:

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

CANCELED: Sunday, 8/30. BIKE CLEVELAND FUNDO. Cleveland.


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

MODIFIED: Saturday, 9/5. 13th BIKE THE C-BUS. Columbus. Due to Covid-19, we cannot hold our typical live event. But, we have created a fun virtual scavenger hunt with a bingo format just for you! While we will certainly miss seeing all of you in person on September 5th, we hope you will have a great time exploring on your bicycle from July 1st to September 30th! We encourage you to share your favorite locations on your quest to complete the bingo card! Details on website. (614) 470-4220.

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


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

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

CANCELED: Sunday, 9/8. 39th DRY RUN TOUR. Westerville.

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

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

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

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

MODIFIED: Saturday, 9/12. CHOCOLATE TRAIL BIKE RIDE. Xenia. Participate in the Chocolate Trail Bike Ride virtually. Although we cannot be together on the day of the ride, the virtual option allows you the opportunity to ride 6.5, 14, or 28 miles on your own. Should you choose this option, you will receive a Chocolate Trail Bike Ride goody bag for you to enjoy. If you have not yet registered for the ride, feel free to sign up for the virtual option! Details on website. City of Xenia. Nicole Loy: (937) 238-0007.

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

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

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

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

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

CANCELED: Saturday – Sunday, 9/19 – 9/20. 46th ROSCOE RAMBLE. Canal Fulton or Kidron.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MODIFIED/VIRTUAL EVENT: Saturday, 9/26. 7th TWISTED PRETZEL TOUR. Germantown. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought challenges to all, including our charity bike ride. Due to the current state and local restrictions, it is impossible to hold a physical event as  done in the past. Instead, the Twisted Pretzel will be a donation-based, ride-on-your-own event continuing to help fund give to our area food banks and civic organizations in this time of great need. Germantown Lions.

NEW DATE: Saturday, 9/26. 22nd CANALWAY BICYCLE POKER RIDE. Massillon. Riding 24 flat miles on the Towpath Trail, cyclists stop at five checkpoints along the way, collecting playing cards at each stop. At finish, riders play their hand against others; prizes awarded to top 10 hands, other prizes to those who draw jokers. Riders of all ages welcome. Proceeds benefit local trail projects. Massillon Area Greenways, Inc. Debbie Lehman; Ernie’s Bicycle Shop; 135 Lake Ave. NW; Massillon, OH 44647. (800) 291-0099.

NEW DATE: Saturday, 9/26. 18th YOUNG’S ICE CREAM CHARITY BIKE TOUR. Yellow Springs. A charity ride supporting four local organizations: Alzheimer’s Association, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, United Rehabilitation Services, and South Community, Inc. Flat to very hilly routes, one-day only this time. Entry Fee + Required Pledges. See website for details as they are developed. Young’s Jersey Dairy. Angela Rayner; 6880 Springfield Xenia Rd.; Yellow Springs, OH 45387. (937) 325-0629.



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

MODIFIED EVENT: Saturday, 10/3. TOUR DE CURE. Cincinnati. Event has gone “virtual.” Join the American Diabetes Association® at the 2020 Tour de Cure: Cincinnati for an engaging and inspirational day, which will connect us virtually wherever we are. You can invite family, friends and co-workers to join virtually to participate on Tour day or or ask them to donate to help you reach your goal. For more information check their website:

CANCELED: Saturday & Sunday, 10/3 & 10/4. WAGNER SUBARU OUTDOOR EXPERIENCE. Dayton.

NEW DATE: Saturday – Sunday, 10/3 – 10/4. 59th TOSRV: TOUR OF THE SCIOTO RIVER VALLEY. Canal Winchester or Portsmouth. There are many rides but only one is America’s bicycle touring classic, and that’s TOS’. The ride is the longest-running, multi-day cycling event in North America. It covers approximately 200 flat to rolling miles over the weekend – 100 miles Saturday and again on Sunday – with rides of 25/50/100 one-day options available. Rider’s choice of two starting points. Online entry available. Columbus Outdoor Pursuits. 1193 S. Front St.; Columbus, OH 43206. (614) 442-7901.

CANCELED: Saturday & Sunday, 10/10 & 10/11. CYCLE-CON WEEKEND. Dayton.

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

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

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

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


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



New Year’s Day 2021

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