Across State Bicycle Tours: Ohio


The Tour of the Scioto River Valley (TOSRV) celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2011. The ride supports about 3,000 cyclists from Columbus to Portsmouth and back. The two-day bicycle tour covers about 210 miles. Dates: May 19-20, 2018

The Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure (GOBA) — GOBA celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2018. Usually about 3,000 participants ride about 50 miles per day. The loop tour begins and ends in Delaware, with overnights in London, Circleville, Lancaster, and Newark.  Dates: June 16-23, 2018.

Amish Country Adventure — A bike tour on roads where most traffic is by horse and buggy. Overnights in Coshocton, New Philadelphia and Berlin. Trips to Dresden, Longaberger Homestead, Dennison and Schoenbrunn Village. Many days offer two bicycle routes, with total distance ranging from 238 to 315 miles. Presented by Buckeye Country Roads Bicycle Tours. Dates: Tour retired in 2018

Across Ohio Bicycle Adventure (XOBA) — This across state bike tour travel from the Indiana to Pennsylvania borders at 60 to 65 miles per day. Plenty of rural roads and opportunities to visit train, space, and bike museums, as well as Seneca Caverns. (More info here) Dates: July 21 – 28, 2018 

The Pan Ohio Hope Ride is a four-day, 328-mile bike ride that rolls across-state from Cincinnati to Cleveland. Raises money for ACS’s Hope Lodges. Dates: July 26-29, 2018.

Pelotonia Bike Tour — This is either a one- or two-day bike tour to raise money for cancer research, depending on the option. Organizers are offering 10 different routes to celebrate the 10th anniversary. Dates: Aug. 3-5, 2018  (registration opens in February 2018)

STIHL Tour des Trees is a weeklong bike tour to raise funds for the Tree Fund. Check back to website for details about 2018. Dates: July 29 – Aug. 4, 2018

Trails Across Ohio – NorthA tour of paved trails, very rideable crushed stone trails, and rolling country roads in northern Ohio, starting in Cleveland. Presented by Buckeye Country Roads Bicycle Tours. Dates: Tour retired in 2018

Trails Across Ohio – South — Mostly on paved trail, the tour extends from the state capital of Columbus to Cincinnati where it ends at the Ohio River. Presented by Buckeye Country Roads Bicycle Tours. Dates: Tour retired in 2018

Erie Shores and Island Tour — This bike tour explores Marblehead Peninsula, Catawba Island, Kelleys Island, Put-in-Bay, and the south shore of Lake Erie from Sandusky to Lorain. Presented by Buckeye Country Roads Bicycle Tours. Dates — Tour retired in 2018.


See also: Oregon and Pennsylvania


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