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Sat. June 4, 2022

Registration opens 7am,

Ride begins at 8 a.m.


The Hot Tamale is a beautiful, flat ride in north central Ohio., with 9, 19, 33, and 66 mile options. Riders on the 19, 33, and 66 mile routes will visit the beautiful King’s Mill covered bridge, while the 66 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?

Advance registration has closed, but you can still register on the day of the event (see below).

Can I register on the day of the tour?

Yes. 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?

9 mile route on RideWithGPS.com


19 mile route on RideWithGPS.com

32 mile route on RideWithGPS.com


66 mile route on RideWithGPS.com

We’ll also have paper maps and cue sheets available on the day of the ride.

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 2022 shirts will be yellow and feature “Life is a beautiful ride” theme.

Got Questions?


Check our frequently asked questions page or send us a message on our Facebook page.


Bring Your Kids!


Kids love the Hot Tamale! We'll welcome you with smiling faces and special gifts for the kids. Our flat 19 mile ride is a children's favorite, and our 9 mile family fun route is a delight! You'll love our homemade cookies! Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Hot Tamale Bicycle Tour

Cowboy chili peper, by Jaimie Lund

Again this year:

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

2022 Century Sponsors

2022 Metric Century Sponsors

Waldo Community Betterment Committee