Dec
31

3rd Rib Tickler Ride - London

 In conjunction with the Rib & Jazz Festival downtown London, the ride travels 30 miles over flat to roads in Madison and Clark Counties. A single rest stop is offered before return to London via a different route.

Secured bike corral offered to let cyclists enjoy the festival. Friends of Madison County Parks & Trails. PO Box 308; London, OH 43140. (614) 205-6754.

Learn more at the ride web site.

Dec
31

11th Young's Ice Cream Charity Ride

Yellow Springs. One-day ride of 28/56 hilly miles or two days of hills over 61/84/100 miles raising funds for area charities. Entry fee and fundraising requirements apply.

Fully supported with frequent rest stops. Bicycle mechanics on route.

Judith Fowler; Alzheimer’s Association; 3797 Summit Glen Dr. #G100; Dayton, OH 45449. (937) 291-3332.

Learn more at the ride web site.

Dec
31

13th On the Road to a Cure - Troy

Rides of 16/31/61/101 flat to rolling miles on quiet country roads supported with refreshments and snack stops offered on all but the 16-miler. Stops are in Miami County park facilities.

Proceeds to benefit Relay for Life of Miami County. Team Honda - Relay for Life.

Learn more at the ride's Facebook Page.

Dec
31

18th Vandalia Freedom Tour

Vandalia. Enjoy the July 4th holiday on well-maintained routes of 31/62 miles riding through picturesque areas of the northern Miami Valley. This is the ride’s 18th year and many special surprises are promised for all participants.

A full-service event with sag support, tee shirts, lunch, water bottles, and a group of great volunteers. Join in the fun and celebrate our nation’s freedom by experiencing the freedom of bicycling the open road!

Vandalia-Butler Optimist Club. Steven Reed; PO Box 124; Vandalia, OH 45377. (937) 414-7602.

Dec
31

Tour de Cure - Lebanon

Lebanon. Explore the beautiful countryside of Lebanon, Ohio on this fundraiser of 6/25/35/70 rolling to very hilly miles. Visits picturesque farmland, quaint neighborhoods, historic covered bridge.

Fully-supported with post-ride activities.

American Diabetes Association. Susan DeLaat; 4555 Lake Forest Dr. Ste. 396; Cincinnati, OH 45242. (513) 759-9330 Ext. 6661.

Dec
31

11th Clemens Cycling for Cancer

The Clemens Cycle for Cancer celebrates the inspiration and memory of those who have fought, continue to fight or have lost the courageous battle against cancer, including Richard and Nancy Clemens for whom the event is named. Riders are encouraged to bring photos of their personal inspirations to be placed on the Hero Wall at the event.

Registration information and route descriptions are available at the ride web site.

Dec
31

10th London Strawberry Festival Bicycle Tour

The tour consists of four different routes: a 21-mile, 44-mile, 61-mile, and a 107-mile Century Ride option. All rides will kick off between 6:30 and 8:00 am from the Prairie Grass trailhead located behind the Madison County Senior Citizens Center at 280 West High Street in London. The courses will wind through Madison, Clark, Fayette and Greene Counties, featuring flat to gently rolling terrain.

Dec
31

The 4th Y Ride

To support the Great Miami Valley YMCA in Middletown.

Tour scenic Southwestern Ohio on swept roads on routes of 22 to 83 miles. Multiple loops make various ride lengths possible. Sag-supported with homemade food at stops on all routes.

Family fun ride on riverside bike trail; longer routes enjoy rolling country roads along streams, past farms, and visiting covered bridges. Shower facilities available.

Great Miami Valley YMCA. Vickie Frazer; 1020 Manchester Ave.; Middletown, OH 45042. (513) 267-9946.

Dec
31

DCC Covered Bridge Tour

Brookville. Depending upon the route chosen, see 2, 5, 8, or 11 authentic covered bridges on this scenic ride. Most of those bridges are more than 100 years old though one is brand-new!

Tour covers 23/45/74/105 rolling to hilly miles.

Dayton Cycling Club. Mark Buchwalder; 423 Volusia Ave.; Dayton, OH 45409.

More information on the ride web site.

Dec
31

3rd Ride for the Red Bicycle Tour

Two routes, differing full-service rides:
38-mile Covered Bridge Loop is flat to gently rolling through Amish country. Visits one of Logan County's covered bridges.
Olympic Hill loop covers 62 hilly miles allowing riders to challenge themselves on the hill Tour de France winner Greg LeMond rode to win the 1980 Olympic Trials.
First 50 entries receive "Ride for the Red" cycling socks.
American Red Cross of Logan County. PO Box 435; West Liberty, OH 43357. (937) 441-8308.

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