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: Sept. 24-25, 2022

The Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure (GOBA) — GOBA features the Fly Wright Leap Boldy bike tour in 2022. 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 18-25, 2022 

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. Hillsdale, Michigan to Andover, Ohio.  Dates: July 23-30, 2022

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 21-24, 2022

Pelotonia Bike Tour — Pelotonia features one- or two-day routes of 25 miles to 100 miles, depending on the option. Benefits the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center at The James.   Dates: Aug. 6 and/or 7, 2022

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 due to Covid (go to website if you’re interested in rescheduling it)

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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: 2022 TBA


See also: Oregon and Pennsylvania

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