Across State Bicycle Tours: Ohio

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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 20-21, 2017

The Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure (GOBA) — GOBA celebrates its 29th anniversary in 2017, with “GOBA-29: There’s No Place Like GOBA.” Usually about 3,000 participants ride about 50 miles per day. The loop tour begins and ends in Findlay, with overnights in Tiffin, Upper Sandusky, Bellefontaine, and Kenton.  Dates: June 17-24, 2017.

Ohio Sojourn — Presented by Rails to Trails Conservancy, this four-day bicycle tour follows the Ohio and Erie Canal from Cleveland to Columbus. Leaves from Cleveland; check website from updated itinerary and dates. Dates: TBA.

Ohio Rivers and Trails Relaxed — The fully supported bike tour uses the Little Miami Scenic Trail and the Ohio to Erie Trail as well as rural roads to explore southern Ohio. Starts in Milford. Presented by Adventure Cycling Association. Dates: July 8-14, 2017.

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: July 9-15, 2017.

Across Ohio Bicycle Adventure (XOBA) — A 425-mile bike tour running from Cincinnati to the Lake Erie shoreline (Huron -Vermillion area). Dates: No tour in 2017

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. Six different loop options over 1 or 2 days; all rides start in Columbus. Dates: Aug. 4-6. 2017  (registration opens Feb. 8, 2017)

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: Aug. 14-20, 2017.

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: Aug. 20-25, 2017.

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 — Sept. 10-16, 2017.


See also: Oregon and Pennsylvania


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