Dec
31

3rd Deer Creek Fall Color Ride

London. A budget tour traveling the trail and country roads through beautiful Darby Creek River Valley for rides of 38/77 flat to rolling miles. Restaurants, grocery, and convenience stores are found along the route for self-provided food and drink. Routes are marked. Details online.

Friends of Madison County Parks and Trails. PO Box 308; London, OH. 43140. (614) 205-6754. www.fmcpt.com

Dec
31

MIDWEST BIKE RIDE: TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH

Vandalia. Join advocates of global youth ministry in cycling 300 miles over flat to hilly terrain in a big loop around Southwestern Ohio. Required pledges benefit youth programs in Thailand. Fully-supported ride. Entry Deadline: Aug. 1. Details online. Ends of the Earth Cycling. Dan Wilkins; Dayton, OH. (937) 985-4419. www.EndsCycling.com

Dec
31

3rd Saints Ride

Bellefontaine. A 16.3-mile ride on the rolling back roads of beautiful Logan County. Visits Indian Lake. Entry includes tee shirt, picnic lunch at finish. Funds raised support “educational opportunities of youth in faith and supports the bike trail projects throughout Logan County.”

Logan County Catholic Community. Mary Woolf; 328 E. Patterson Ave.; Bellefontaine, OH 43311. (937) 592-1656. sewmary@yahoo.com

Dec
31

2nd Groovy Gourd Bike Tour

Piqua. The ride traverses some of the prettiest areas of Miami County. Riders start from the city, starting and finishing via the Piqua PATH. Choose routes of 6/25/60 flat to hilly miles.

Mainstreet Piqua. PO Box 1703; Piqua, OH 45356. (937) 773-9355. www.MainStreetPiqua.com

Dec
31

Tour de Piggy

Vandalia. Travel 32 or 64 flat to rolling miles on lightly-traveled roads in northern Montgomery and Miami Counties. Rest stops offered and a meal provided at finish.

Shifting Gears. Seth Stormer; 215 W. Simpson; Troy, OH 45373. (937) 308-3700. www.CyclingMinistry.com

Dec
31

5th Aptalis CF Cycle for Life

Middletown. Fundraiser with entry fee and fundraising requirements benefiting cystic fibrosis. Fully-supported event with ride options of 25/45/65/100 miles, flat to rolling, traveling beautiful and scenic terrain. Riders must be 18 or older. Helmet Required.

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Leslie Lucas; 4420 Carver Woods Dr.; Cincinnati, OH 45242. (513) 533-9300. llucas@cff.org

Dec
31

Artemis Gone Riding

Dayton. Cycling to End Domestic Violence

The 2014 Artemis Gone Riding is coming!! Last year, nearly 300 women came together to cycle against domestic violence. This year, we are making the event co-ed so that male allies and familiy members can ride along in support of the fantastic women in their lives! So mark your calendars and get ready for an even more fun and exciting ride on Sept. 13th!

Artemis Center. 310 W. Monument Ave.; Dayton, OH 45402. (937) 461-5091. www.ArtemisCenter.org

Dec
31

15th Rita Larson Memorial Ride

Urbana. Trail ride of 15 miles for families or flat to very hilly routes of 30/60 miles exploring Champaign and portions of neighboring counties. See beautiful agricultural areas dotted with historical landmarks. Riders will be served continental breakfast and a lunch. Funds raised help maintain the trail and extend the system northward.

Entry Deadline: Aug. 29. Simon Kenton Pathfinders. Nancy Baldwin; PO Box 91; Urbana, OH 43078. (937) 605-2434. SimonKentonPathfinders.org

Dec
31

8th Tour de Donut

Arcanum. An expanded full weekend of fun in “cyclist heaven.” Unique event where rest stops are converted to donut stops and for each donut a rider eats, five minutes is deducted from their finish time. Beautiful flat course, 1,600 riders, 750 dozen donuts in 2012! New this year: The Double (D)onut Challenge: 64 miles with four donut stops.

Free kids events, camping, sleeping bag space, music and entertainment, family fun.

Dec
31

43rd Wright Wride

Dayton area. Celebrate the 111th anniversary of powered flight by riding in the countryside near where bicycle makers Wilbur and Orville Wright developed their revolutionary Flyer. Route choices: 25/50/62/100 flat to very hilly miles. Well-marked and lightly-traveled roads, friendly volunteers, ample food including homemade cookies.

Dayton Cycling Club. Ed Witte; 1330 Sterling Rd.; Troy, OH 45373. (937) 335-3096. DaytonCyclingClub.org

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