Saturday, 7/9. 18th WYANDOT COUNTY FAMILY BICYCLE TOUR. Upper Sandusky. Ride starts and finishes at Bicentennial Park. All routes will visit Parker's Covered Bridge for food and rest stops. A chicken sandwich awaits each rider at the finish. Routes of 9/17/25/32/50/62 flat to rolling miles are offered. Reuben & Rosa Rall; 410 Spring St.; Upper Sandusky, OH 43351-9680. (419) 294-4166.
Thursday to Sunday, 7/14 to 7/17. 8th GREENE TRAILS CYCLING CLASSIC. Xenia. Rides offered on one to all four days mean up to 265 miles of riding flat to rolling countryside. Award-winning trails appeal to the novice rider, alternative routes offer choices for the more adventurous. Ride your own pace, desired distance. A broad network of trails leads to different communities and experiences each day. Century ride available. Evening entertainment included. Greene County Parks: Andrea Malavich; 651 Dayton-Xenia Rd.; Xenia, OH 45385. (937) 562-7440. www.GreeneTrailsClassic.com
Saturday, 7/23. 10th COMMUNITY TIES. Westerville. Ride 8/30/62/100 flat to rolling miles through scenic areas, rare bird habitats, parks, and on a new sections of the Ohio to Erie Trail. A full-service tour with lunch included. Fundraiser for community all-purpose trail. Delaware County Friends of the Trail: Dave Staats; PO Box 2302; Westerville, OH 43086-2302. (740) 815-9008. www.dcft.org
Scoops 4 Stephanie: Waldo, Ohio, Saturday, July 24. Visit dairy bars in small towns and explore quiet farm roads, while raising money for the Stephanie Lust scholarship fund. Distances of 10, 20, 30, and 40 miles. www.scoops4stephanie.com/
Saturday, 8/20. BEST “WURST” BICYCLE RIDE. Bucyrus. Flat to rolling tour of 12/32/65/100 miles in association with annual Bratwurst Festival. Full-service tour including pancake breakfast at first rest stop. Several awards to riders. Historical sites, nature center, parkland, fresh country air during the ride. Ice cream, showers, available massage at finish. Bucyrus Tourism and Visitor's Bureau: Donna Bauer; PO Box 1023; Bucyrus, OH 44820. www.bucyrus.org
Saturday, 9/10. 31st POPCORN 100 BIKE TOUR. Marion. A relaxing and family-oriented tour with route options: 25/62 flat miles. Rider Limit: 500. Marion General Hospital: Kim Wenig; 1000 McKinley Park Dr.; Marion, OH 43302. (740) 383-8980. www.MarionGeneral.com
Sunday, 9/11. 41st HHH: HANCOCK HORIZONTAL HUNDRED. Findlay. One of the flattest rides in Ohio and an excellent choice for a first 100-mile “century” attempt. Bicycle dealer/vendor displays, ice cream social, classic ride patch to first 1,000. Full services include rest stops with snacks, lunch, sag support, marked roads, maps, road corners swept. Entry Deadline: Aug. 31. Online registration available. Hancock Handlebars: Matt Ankrom; PO box 232; Findlay, OH 45839. www.HancockHandlebars.org
Sunday, 9/18: The annual WooMan event, a grassroots cycling tour through the Ohio rolling hills between Wooster and Mansfield, will be held September 18, 2011. Who will you ride for on September 18th? We are all affected by breast cancer. We all have family, friends or personal experiences with breast cancer. With your help, The Pat Kracker Breast Cancer Fund and Wooster Community Hospital can continue outreach about Breast Cancer education and awareness in the communities that we call home. For more information, please go to www.woomantour.org or call Tricia James at 330-263-8266.
For more great rides, see the Ohio Bicycle Events calendar!