Across State Bicycle Tours: Ohio

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Check back with event websites frequently at schedules may change due to Covid-19 restrictions.

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: Usually in May; subject to Ohio Dept. of Health guidelines due to Covid-19.


Climate Ride: Ohio – The Heartland Rolls from Columbus to Cleveland for 250 miles. Uses parts of the Ohio to Erie Canal and travels through Amish Country. Dates: Canceled in 2020


The Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure (GOBA) — GOBA features the Fly Wright Leap Boldy bike tour in 2021. Participants will learn about the Wright Brothers and tour the Armstrong Air and Space Museum in Wapakoneta. The ride begins and ends in Sidney, with overnights in Wapakoneta, Versailles, and Troy. Dates: June 19-26, 2021   


Across Ohio Bicycle Adventure (XOBA) — The bike tour rolls through the northern Ohio countryside. Averages 60 to 65 miles per day. Plenty of rural road.  Dates: 2021 TBA

The Pan Ohio Hope Ride is a four-day, 328-mile bike ride that rolls across-state from Cleveland to Cincinnati. Raises money for ACS’s Hope Lodges. Dates: July 22-25, 2021

Pelotonia Bike Tour — Pelotonia features one- or two-day routes of 25 miles to 100 miles to raise money for cancer research, depending on the option. A virtual event in 2020 due to Covid-19 restrictions.  Dates: 2021 TBA

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Pedal for Paws Three options of 10, 20, or 50 miles in New Philadelphia to raise funds for the Tuscarawas County Humane Society. (A car show is associated with the event in Dover, Ohio) Date: July 2021 (dates to be announced)

Ride the Rivalry — A new one-day charity bike ride to raise money and awareness for neurological research. Lengths of 25 to 80 miles. Inaugural event leaves from Ohio University and Ohio State University for a midway meet-up based at the Lancaster Festival. Date: 2021 TBA


See also: Oregon and Pennsylvania

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