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Sat. June 7, 2014

Registration opens 7am,

Ride begins at 8 a.m.


The Hot Tamale is a beautiful, flat ride in north central Ohio. The 2014 route will be announced soon. Expert riders can choose a 62 mile loop along scenic farm roads. The route meanders along quiet farm roads and through charming small towns. Some riders will choose to enjoy our 34 mile route, while families and casual riders may prefer the 8 or 16 mile options. 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?


On-line registration has closed, but we do accept day of ride registration. If you would like to save some time at registration, you can click here to download a printable registration form that you can bring with you on the day of the ride.

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.


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!


Our ride shirts will get you lots of compliments! We even offer child medium and large shirts! We'll have the 2013 shirt design posted soon.


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 Marion County's future bicycle trails on behalf of each cyclist!

2014 Metric Century Sponsors

Don and Lannette Davis

2014 Century Sponsors