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Sat. June 2, 2018

Registration opens 7am,

Ride begins at 8 a.m.


The Hot Tamale is a beautiful, flat ride in north central Ohio., with 8, 16, 32, and 62 mile options. Riders on the 32 and 62 mile routes will visit Ohio's newest covered bridge, while the 62 mile cyclists will also have a chance to enjoy the Tallgrass Trail. The route meanders along quiet farm roads and through charming small towns. Helmets are mandatory. Again this year we will offer child-sized t-shirts.


See pictures of past rides or read quotes here.


How Do I Sign Up?


Discounted On-line advance registration will be available around March 1, and we also accept registrations on the day of the ride. See below.

Can I register on the day of the tour?

Yes. The cost is $20 for ages 11 and up, and kids 10 and under are free. To save time, you can print
a day of ride registration form to fill out at home and bring with you, or just fill out a form that day.


Is a GPS download of the route available?

Yes. Once the route is completed, we’ll upload it to www.ridewithgps.com and you’ll be able to find it by searching for Hot Tamale Tour.


Where's Waldo?


The ride begins in the Waldo Community Park in Waldo, Ohio. Waldo is on US Route 23, between Delaware and Marion, Ohio. If entering Waldo from Rt. 23, turn left at the BP station and right at G & R restaurant. The park is about 1/2 mile ahead on the left. Just follow the signs! Click here for a map.


Great Eats!


Homemade cookies, fresh strawberries, bananas, sandwich fixings, and much more!


Cool Shirts!


The 2018 shirts will be again feature “Tommy Tamale”, designed by artist Sharon Iseringhausen.!

Got Questions?


Check our frequently asked questions page. If you don't find the answer there, contact us by clicking here.


Bring Your Kids!


Kids love the Hot Tamale! We'll welcome you with smiling faces and special gifts for the kids. Our flat 16 mile ride is a children's favorite, and our 8 mile family fun route is a delight! You'll love our homemade cookies! Kids aged 10 and under ride free! Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Hot Tamale Bicycle Tour

Cowboy chili peper, by Jaimie Lund

Again this year:

Children 10 and under free!

$1 will be donated to the Marion Tallgrass Trail on behalf of each cyclist!

2017 Hot Tamale shirt design, featuring "Tommy Tamale", created by artist Sharon Iseringhausen.

Please patronize our wonderful Hot Tamale sponsors: