Across State Bicycle Tours: Ohio

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The Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure (GOBA) — GOBA presents Beaches, Bridges, and Buggies in 2023 on his tour of northeastern Ohio. Four riding days and three layover days with optional rides. Starts and ends in Jefferson, with overnights in Willoughby, Kent, and Burton. Dates: June 17-24, 2023

Across Ohio Bicycle Adventure (XOBA) — The bike tour rolls through the northern Ohio countryside. Averages 60 to 65 miles per day on rural roads. The 2023 route from Decatur, IN to Wellsville, OH (west to east) will cover 60-65 miles per day and be generally flat to rolling, getting hillier as the week goes by. Two dinners are provided during the week and bus transport included from parking to the start.  Dates: July 22-29, 2023

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 20-23, 2023

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. 5-6, 2023

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. 23-24, 2023

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: Not in 2023

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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: 2023 TBA


See also: Oregon and Pennsylvania

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