A special note concerning our 2021 efforts…
It is with regret that I announce we will NOT be creating a printed version of the 2021 Ohio Bicycle Events Calendar (OBEC). But we are not calling it quits!
I don’t need to tell you how COVID-19 restrictions and precautions decimated the 2020 cycling event scene. Even with preventative vaccinations underway, the sheer scope of the task of achieving immunity amongst the majority of the population will require months of continuing restrictions.
Through good times and bad, and since 1984, the OBEC has been published annually by the Ohio Bicycle Federation. I’m proud of the Calendar and hope it has been of service to bicycle event promoters, cyclists, and our advertisers.
We will publish online this year giving ride hosts the flexibility of moving forward, when they can, with 2021 rides. There will be no formal deadline for submission of events. If you’re uncertain now, that’s fine, just reply when and only if you develop plans for a 2021 event and we’ll publish upon receipt via our website. We also plan to build – as the season develops – a printable PDF edition that cyclists can reproduce at home; it will also serve as an archive of the year’s events.
With luck and a cooperative vaccinated populace we’ll get through this public health emergency ASAP and by 2022 be able to get back to regular social activities and riding together.
— James Guilford, Editor
Our regular support resources…
Calendar Resources and Support for Event Coordinators, Planners, Promoters
Pictures Wanted! Do you have excellent photographs from an Ohio bicycling event? We would love to see them to consider for possible use in the Ohio Bicycle Events Calendar. Payment will be offered for the use of the photographs selected for use along with a photographer’s credit line (additional guidelines and payment details are coming soon). Payment is intended as remuneration to original creators of the work. Organizations should consider the excellent publicity such a photo would offer your event if it is chosen but, if work was created for the organization’s promotional use (paid for or donated) the organization does not qualify for payment. Send any photographic prints to the postal address given below. Electronic formats or links to images can be sent to the email address available below: reduced fit sizes for editorial consideration are appreciated; we can make special arrangements for big files should the picture be chosen for use. Be sure to include the event’s name and the name of the photographer. Photographic prints should also have the return mailing address printed on the back of the print if return is desired. Pictures must depict cycling in Ohio. Cyclists must be wearing helmets if riding and practicing safe cycling if on the road. Make ’em fun, exciting, interesting, beautiful but please, no “crowd shots” of folks milling about, no pictures of food lines. NO DEADLINE for the 2021 Calendar.
Display Advertising Information: Display advertising is intended primarily for commercial enterprises. Display advertising purchases do not include any listings in the Calendar and Calendar donations do not purchase any display advertising space. NO DEADLINE for the 2021 Calendar. There will, however, be no press-printed version. Reduced rates will be offered. For information on display advertising rates and requirements for the upcoming edition, please visit this link: Display Advertising Rates
2021 Ohio Bicycle Events Calendar Questionnaire as an Fillable PDF Form. This document is to be completed for each event that appears in the Calendar. NO DEADLINE for the 2021 Calendar; submit your information when ready. This version of the form can be opened using Adobe Reader or comparable software, filled in using computer or tablet, and printed for mailing back to us. Saving a completed form as a file for emailing can be tricky — be sure to print a copy before you try saving! Don’t forget to include a donation! Click Here for the Fillable Form.
2021 Ohio Bicycle Events Calendar Questionnaire – Full Package. This document is to be completed for each event that appears in the Calendar. NO DEADLINE for the 2021 Calendar; submit your information when ready. This version of the form includes our cover letter and is not “fillable” in a standard PDF reader client. Click Here for the Package.
Ohio Bicycle Clubs Listed: For a data file version of our list of Ohio bicycle clubs that you can freely import to your spreadsheet or database, click here. If you use the list and receive corrections or if you are aware of an addition or correction that should be made to the list, please contact us with that information!
Ohio Bicycle Shops Listed: For a data file version of our list of Ohio bicycle shops that you can freely import to your spreadsheet or database, click here. If you use the list and receive corrections or if you are aware of an addition or correction that should be made to the list, please contact us with that information!
Ohio Bicycle Events Calendar
Attn: James Guilford
PO Box 1011
Medina OH 44258-1011
Donations and other Calendar payments should be made by check or money order and be made payable to: “Ohio Bicycle Federation”
Contact Us: Click Here