Rides, Tours & Events
Day Before Full Moon Night Ride Oct. 23
Yay Valet @ Columbus Marathon Oct. 21
Columbus, OH - "You're already running a marathon, why not add a few miles on the bike to make it a duathlon?.." more
Trees of the Trail Oct. 21
Corwin, OH - "Take a walk along the Scenic Little Miami River with a Park Naturalist to experience the trees in their autumn splendor..." more
Evening Bike Ride Oct. 20
Xenia, OH - "Enjoy a free evening bicycle ride escorted by Greene County Parks & Trails Trail Sentinels beginning at 7pm..." more
Records Broken at Ironman World Championships
"Daniela Ryf and Patrick Lange made history in the ultimate endurance test." more...
Knox Kane Rail Trail Grand Opening Oct. 19
PA - "...Attendees at the Knox Kane Rail Trail grand opening on Oct. 19 will get to the see a roughly 4-mile portion of the former Knox-Kane Railroad path, now ready for travelers..." more
Coffee with Catherine Oct. 18
Worthington, OH - "Got thoughts or questions about Yay Bikes! or the state of bicycle advocacy in Ohio?.." more
Knox Woods Dedicated into Old-Growth Forest Network
Mt. Vernon, OH - "On Thursday, Knox Woods became the 83rd forest in the country to be dedicated into the Old Growth Forest Network. It joins 11 other old-growth forests in Ohio as members of the network." more...
Design: Rolls Oct. 14
Columbus, OH - "Join fellow design and architecture lovers for a bike tour Sunday 1pm-4pm and celebrate Design Week 2018." more...
Fall Color Hike Oct. 13
Howard, OH - "...Join the Park District on a hike 1.5 mile hike through the 25.5 acre park..." more
Wendy’s Walk/Run 5K Oct. 13
Last Loop on the Route! Oct. 16
Mansfield, OH - "This will be the last downtown located ride for the season. Tradition is to start the season on the Bike Route, and so we will have one last go round toward the end..." more
ToleGO! Bike Share Starts Oct. 16
Toledo, OH - "...Toledo residents and visitors will have access to 100 bikes at 17 hubs within the city, available for use 24 hours a day..." more
Happy Trails Day 2018 Oct. 13
Athens, OH - "Experience something new. Hike, bike, kayak, canoe, ride or run the trails of Strouds Run State Park. Experts and enthusiasts will be on hand to introduce you to new activities and places at our first annual Happy Trails event." more...
Stark Parks Public Meetings Oct. 11 & 15
Stark County, OH - "...Public input and feedback is compiled into a Five Year Plan that helps guide priority projects and goals. The next Five Year Plan will cover 2019 to 2023..." more
100+ Riders Participate in Interscholastic Cycling League Race
Lost Creek, WV - "...The league is in its first year, and over one hundred riders showed up to join in the race." more...
Mobility Week Detroit Oct. 7-12
MI - "Through a series of curated events, Mobility Week aims to showcase Detroit as a hotbed for the technology and innovation that is changing the way the world moves..." more
Swenson Survives Flat-Fest
AR - "...Sunday’s Oz Trails Off-Road was less a battle between riders and more a fight with the elements..." more
Bike Valet @ OSU vs. Minnesota Oct. 13
Columbus, OH - "Everyone knows you NEVER drive to an OSU football game! Bike there instead!.." more
Harvest Moon Festival Oct. 13
Granville, OH - "Join us for our 6th Annual Harvest Moon Festival. Bring your family to experience what life was like back in the 1840’s and celebrate fall with us..." more
Berea Harvest Fest Oct. 13
Berea, OH - "Berea's annual Harvest Fest comes to Coe Lake Park on Saturday, Oct. 13." more...
Streets Alive in ATL
Atlanta, GA - "...As usual, the festival rallied droves of cyclists, rollerbladers, strollers, and pedestrians, although, this time around, well over 100,000 people showed up for the afternoon extravaganza." more...
Believe It or Not Ride Oct. 13
Columbus, OH - "This month Meredith Reed will be taking us on a BELIEVE IT OR NOT–themed ride with the following stops..." more
Free Bike Parking @ Yellow Springs Street Fair Oct. 13
Yellow Springs, OH - "Ride your bicycle to Yellow Springs with some friends and we'll provide the bike valet parking for FREE!.." more
UCI's New BMX Pedal Rule
CH - "...Under a recently announced UCI rule that takes effect Jan. 1, all racers under 13 are banned from using clipless pedals in BMX races." more...
Bike/Hike the Handle Oct. 11
Springboro, OH - "The City of Springboro is partnering with our friends at Crooked Handle Brewing Company for a 10-mile ride and 4-mile walk..." more
Knox Woods Nature Preserve Dedication Oct. 11
Mt. Vernon, OH - "Join the Knox County Park District for the dedication of Knox Woods State Nature Preserve into the Old Growth Forest Network..." more
Metroparks Fall Programs Series
Ashtabula County, OH - "The Ashtabula County Metroparks is hosting a series of hiking, safety and informational programing throughout the month of October." more...
Registration up 17% for Philly Bike Expo
PA - "As of Oct. 1, exhibitor registration for the Philly Bike Expo is up 17 percent, and the annual trade and consumer festival has sold 250 percent more tickets than at the same time last year as this year's edition approaches on Oct. 27 and 28." more...
Hand-Cyclist Training for Record Ride
"On a sun-splashed September day, Attila Domos rides endless laps on his hand cycle at the Bud Harris Cycling Track in Highland Park..." more
T.H.E. Trail Summit Oct. 10-12
Fruita, CO - "Local retailer Over the Edge Sports and the City of Fruita are hosting a three-day meeting here in October devoted to trails-based economic development." more...
Prospect Park Ride - Take 2 Oct. 9
Mansfield, OH - "This ride starts at Prospect Park continuing our theme of visiting various Mansfield neighborhoods." more...
Valverde Clinches Road Worlds Victory
"The 38-year-old spaniard, who placed runner-up in 2003, finally wins the rainbow jersey." more...
Anna van der Breggen Wins Her First World Championship
"The 28-year-old dutch rider made a long solo breakaway to finish 3 minutes ahead of Amand Spratt at road worlds." more...
Towpath Marathon Oct. 7
Peninsula, OH - "Described as 'one of the most beautiful race courses in America' by Runner’s World magazine, the Towpath Marathon, Half Marathon and 10k showcases breathtaking segments of the historic Towpath Trail on a flat, fast, and forgiving course located between Akron and Cleveland..." more
Darby Creek Day Oct. 7
Galloway, OH - "Enjoy seining, noodling for mussels, canoeing, fly-fishing, live animals and more along the Big Darby Creek..." more
Simon Kenton Pathfinders Meeting Oct. 4
Urbana, OH - "October meeting of the Simon Kenton Pathfinders is this week, Thursday, October 4th at 7 p.m." more...
Williams County Transportation Plan Meeting Oct. 4
OH - "...the public meetings will give residents the chance to share their visions for active transportation in Williams County..." more
Trail Ride Raises Funds for Disabled Vets
Big Pool, MD - "...The North Potomac, Md., resident and his wife, Olga, were among the participants in Two Top Mountain Adaptive Sports Foundation's inaugural Bike for Disabled Vets fundraiser." more...
Bike & Brew Oct. 6
Wagner Subaru Outdoor Experience Oct. 6
Dayton, OH - "Largest free celebration of outdoor recreation in the Midwest, features more than 25 outdoor recreation activities to try, including cycling and mountain biking..." more
Heart of Ohio Tour Oct. 6-7
Mt. Vernon, OH - "...This year the tour will embrace south and southwest of Mount Vernon and will provide an Agricultural experience for all ages." more...
Yay Bikes! Valet @ OSU vs. Indiana
Columbus, OH - "Everyone knows you NEVER drive to an OSU football game! Bike there instead! Our valet is right on the bike path where it intersects with Woody Hayes Dr, mere steps from the Shoe..." more
Summit Lake Pavilion Dedication
Akron, OH - "...another milestone in our resident-led Akron Civic Commons work along the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail as community leaders came together to dedicate the beautiful Summit Lake pavilion." more...
2019 National Bike Summit
"The National Bike Summit turns 20 this year, and our theme is SHIFT..." more
Quad-Tandem Bike Teams Racing for Mental Health Awareness
CA - "Team Canada and Team Britain are battling it out on a 14 day tour from Portland to San Francisco." more...
Prospect Park Ride Oct. 2
Mansfield, OH - "This ride starts at Prospect Park continuing our theme of visiting various Mansfield neighborhoods." more...
Lake "EERIE" October Bike Challenge
Cleveland, OH - "Ride your bike to work and use it for errands during the month of October and take the challenge!.." more
The Navad 1000 Across Switzerland
Can Women Race a 3-Week Grand Tour?
"From physiology to economics, the whys and why-nots of a women's Grand Tour." more...
Great Outdoor Weekend Sept. 29-30
Cincinnati, OH - "...Great Outdoor Weekend presents opportunities for children and adults to sample the best outdoor recreation and nature awareness programs available in Greater Cincinnati region..." more
Ernst Trail 5-mile Run/Walk Sept. 29.
Meadville, PA - "...If you’ve never been on the trail, you have the perfect opportunity to explore the entire thing, foot by foot at the Allegheny College Swimming and Diving Team’s annual Ernst Trail 5-mile run/walk on Saturday, Sept. 29." more...
Noble Takes Second in World Cup Opener
WI - "Seven-time world cyclocross champion Marianne Vos wins the Waterloo World Cup after a battle with young American Ellen Noble." more...
BikeTOURberfest @ Cardinal Greenway Sept. 29
Richmond, IN - "...This year’s event will be Sept. 29, and will offer several new twists as the Greenway celebrates its 25th anniversary..." more
Yay Valet @ Hospital Grand Opening Sept. 29
Grove City, OH - Learn more.
Kokosing River Cleanup Report
Mt. Vernon, OH - "...According to Randy Canterbury, director of Knox County Litter & Recycling, 1,400 pounds of scrap metal and 155 tires were removed from the river to be recycled..." more
A History of Cycling Speed Records
"A high speed cycle record which remained unbeaten for more than 20 years has been beaten by American cyclist Denise Mueller-Korenek." more
Hike Aboard! Sept. 29
Peninsula, OH - "Join a ranger for a fast-paced hike on hillier trails. We ride the train one way and hike the other. Fee $5, paid on the train..." more
Walk To End Alzheimer's Sept. 29
Athens, OH - "Take the first step to a world without Alzheimer's." more...
Silver Spokes at Collinwood Sept. 27
Cleveland, OH - "A Cycling Expo for Older Adults in Cleveland." more...
Bicycle Poker Run Sept. 23
Athens, OH - "$10 per hand, limit of five hands with prizes for the best and worst hand..." more
Brits Win All Major 3 Pro Tour Races
"...With Simon Yates’ victory at the Vuelta a España this month, British riders achieved something never before seen in more than 75 years of professional cycling..." more
Father Riding Daughter's Tiny Bike for Charity
UK - "A man from Cornwall is cycling on a tiny pink bike that belonged to his daughter to raise awareness of the brain tumour that killed her." more...
Knox County Bike Advocacy Meeting Sept. 26
Mt. Vernon, OH - "...The Knox County Health Department and Knox County Park District invites area resident[s] to attend a community wide Bike Advocacy meeting..." more
Cyclist Breaks European Bicycle Speed Record
"Neil Campbell broke the European bicycle speed record by reaching 149 mph and he's eyeing the world record next." more...
Full Moon Ride Sept. 25
London, OH - Learn more.
Ride & Seek Sept. 25
Mansfield, OH - Learn more.
Hilltop Community Plan Sept. 24
Columbus, OH - "Get involved in creating the Hilltop Neighborhood of the future!.." more
Full Moon Gathering Sept. 22
Heath, OH - "Join us at Taft South as we gather by the light of the moon this month for a guided hike and a guided horseback ride..." more
Bike School: Brakes Sept. 24
Columbus, OH - "...In this class, you'll learn how to detect and replace worn components, adjust your brakes so they perform to their optimal potential, and how to maintain your braking system to ensure longevity..." more
Coffee with Catherine Sept. 24
Upper Arlington, OH - "Got thoughts or questions about Yay Bikes! or the state of bicycle advocacy in Ohio?.." more
Volunteers Clean Up Kokosing River
Mt. Vernon, OH - "More than 300 Volunteers walked, canoed and kayaked the Kokosing River Saturday... picking up all kinds of trash and other debris..." more
Interbike Show Daily Available Digitally
Reno, NV - "As the indoor portion of Interbike opens Tuesday, the first Interbike Show Daily of 2018 is available..." more
Red Kettle Pedal Sept. 23
Springfield, OH - "For a child, there is simply nothing better than waking up to a shiny new bicycle Christmas morning..." more
Ohio City Street Festival Sept. 23
Cleveland, OH - "...On Sunday, September 23rd, we will fill W. 25th Street with the best food, drink, retail and arts entertainment that the neighborhood has to offer for the annual Ohio City Street Festival." more...
Clear Fork Valley Scenic Trail Hike Sept. 22
Richland County, OH - "...Located in southern Richland County, the CFVST winds through 600 acres of nature preserves that feature old growth forest, tall grass prairies, gentle streams, and Black Hand Sandstone outcroppings, among other natural wonders." more...
NE Ohio Century Invitational Ride Report
Bazetta Twp., OH - "...The Youngstown Out-Spokin’ Wheelmen’s group held its annual Northeast Ohio Century Invitational, drawing more than 160 bicyclists who used up to six different routes." more...
Woman Smashes Bicycle Speed Record
"Denis Mueller-Korenek is now the fastest pedaler on the planet." more...
Sunflower Tour Sept. 22
London, OH - "Final details are still being worked out, but the plan is to ride to the Tecumseh Land Trust sunflower field near Yellow Springs..." more
Bike-N-Brainstorm Sept. 22
Tallmadge, OH - "Anyone looking to take a bicycle ride and offer thoughts on making the city more bicycle-friendly is invited to meet at city hall next weekend." more...
Kenmore Vision Plan Open House Sept. 22
Akron, OH - "Join Kenmore Neighborhood Alliance on Saturday, Sept. 22 as we unveil our resident-driven Kenmore Neighborhood Vision Plan." more...
Knox SWCD Forestry Field Day Sept. 22
Mt. Vernon, OH - "Come join us for our Forestry & Wildlife Field Day." more...
10 Million Steps to Prevent Falls Sept. 20
Millersburg, OH - "Gearing up for our 5th Anniversary of the Falls Prevention Walk in Holmes County..." more
5th Twisted Pretzel Tour Sept. 22
Germantown, OH - "A family-friendly fundraiser bike tour and pretzel party twisted into one beautiful ride through the countryside in Southwest Ohio..." more
Greene County Trails Ride Sept. 22
Xenia, OH - "...The monthly night rides feature different sections of the 62 miles of paved multiuse trails managed by the park..." more
4th Saturday Trail Clean Up Sept. 22
Yay Bikes! Valet @ OSU vs. Tulane Sept. 22
Columbus, OH - "Everyone knows you NEVER drive to an OSU football game! Bike there instead!.." more
Recreation Activities in Mammoth Cave Area Sept. 21-23
KY - "Mammoth Cave National Park and surrounding communities will be hosting several opportunities for visitors to enjoy the recreational opportunities in Kentucky’s Cave Country over the weekend of Sept. 21-23." more...
Bike Springfield Meeting Sept. 20
Springfield, OH - "This is the monthly meeting of the Bike Springfield Chapter of Bike Miami Valley. If you live in Clark County and have an interest in bicycling, please plan to attend!.." more
2018 Sustainable Cleveland Summit Sept. 20-21
Cleveland, OH - "Now in its 10th year, the 2018 Sustainable Cleveland Summit will bring together more than 500 people to help design Cleveland's sustainable future..." more
Village Dedicates Trailhead Memorial to 9/11 1st Responders
Mayfield, OH - "On the 17th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on New York City's World Trade Center, a small part of that building found a new home in Mayfield." more...
Bike Racers Disqualified for Taking Selfies
"...Worse, Vierig didn't get a warning or notification—in fact, he didn’t even know he’d been DQed until I reached out (sorry!)..." more
Blind Woman Rides Bike Trail on Her Own
UK - "An inspirational blind woman from Brighouse is the first in the UK to cycle a 30-mile bike trail on her own." more...
September Ride & Learn Sept. 18
Lakewood, OH - "...The Ride & Learn is geared towards Lakewood residents that feel uncomfortable riding in the street and could use a some support in getting out and riding confidently." more...
Interbike Kicks Off With Panel Discussion Sept. 18
CA - "Interbike has announced details of the annual Industry Breakfast that it is presenting in conjunction with PeopleForBikes and the National Bicycle Dealers Association on Tuesday, Sept. 18, the opening day of the show." more...
2018 MoMBA XC Classic Sept. 16
Dayton, OH - "A great race to cap off the 2018 FastLaps Series!.." more
Oldtime Farming Festival Sept. 15
PBOT Hosts E-Scooter Safety Event
Portland, OR - "...it’s not clear what spurred the safety event, although concerns about safe and legal use of the scooters has been common in local headlines since the pilot program began earlier this summer." more...
School House Bike Tour Sept. 18
Mansfield, OH - "Back by popular demand, a tour of historic and current Mansfield school buildings and sites..." more
Bike School: Drive Train Maintenance Sept. 17
Columbus, OH - "...In this class, you'll learn how to keep your bike running smoothly and efficiently. Topics include detecting chain and cassette wear, cleaning and lubing your chain, and adjusting your front and rear derailleurs..." more
Night Ride on the NCIT Sept. 17
8th Annual Suicide Prevention 5K Walk/Run Sept. 15
Treatment Plant Bike Tour Sept. 15
Cuyahoga Heights, OH - "...Participants will start their 5.5-mile course at our Environmental & Maintenance Services Center in Cuyahoga Heights and be led through our Southerly plant with several stops to see the process along the way..." more
Kokosing River Rally Sept. 15
Mt. Vernon, OH - "...Come and celebrate this river with a cleanup and celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Ohio State Scenic River Act..." more
More Than 1,000 Riders at SpokeFest
Spokane, WA - "The clicking of hundreds of bike wheels filled the air in Kendall Yards Sunday morning as more than a thousand bicyclists gathered for the 11th annual SpokeFest." more...
26th Cycle Messenger World Championship
Towpath 50 Sept. 15
Strong Family, Strong Future Bike Ride Sept. 15
Springfield, OH - "...Enjoy miles of scenic bike trails through 3 ohio counties (Clark, Champaign and Greene) while supporting a worthy cause for strong families and strong futures." more...
Ride for Sylvia - 2018 Sept. 15
Cleveland, OH - "Join a ride with Francoise Blusseau and Stephen Bingham, the parents of Sylvia Bingham who was killed riding her bicycle to work on September 15th 2009..." more
The Ride-2-Achieve Challenge Sept. 15
Cleveland, OH - "Ride-2-Achieve is a Cleveland Police-led community bike ride to engage and motivate students to come to school every day and achieve success, both academically and as citizens of their community." more...
Kate Courtney Wins MTB World Championships
"At 22, she scores gold in her first elite World Championship race." more...
Movie in the Park Sept. 14
Granville, OH - "Mark your calendars now for our Movie in the Park on September 14th!.." more
Stage Race is a Celebration of Gravel Riding
ID - "Though it’s a hot trend now, riding gravel roads is an old pastime..." more
Mom Bikes Mississippi River Trail in Memory of Late Son
WI - "...The Fueled by Love Bike Tour, which will take Melnick south to Louisiana over the course of the next eight weeks, serves to honor Chris..." more
Cincinnati Bike Show Sept. 13
Cincinnati, OH - "It snowed in April so we moved it to September! Join us for the rescheduled 5th Annual Cincinnati Bike Show!" more...
Sunday Social Ride Sept. 9
Brecksville, OH - "Meet up in the parking lot for a ~12 mile ride. A delicious, healthy lunch awaits you at the end!" more...
Friends of the Little Miami Meeting Sept. 12
Maineville, OH - Learn more.
1st Responders & Tour de Flats Sept. 11
Mansfield, OH - "We will honor those who bravely answered calls of duty on 9/11 followed by a ride through the flats of Mansfield..." more
Towpath Marathon: It’s More Than a Beautiful Run in the CVNP
NE OH - "...With a month to go before the October 7 Towpath Marathon (and half and 10k), we wanted to give you a pep-talk on the unique nature of the race and how it helps further our mission: to create a park system that follows the route of the historic Ohio Canal from Cleveland through Zoar to Dover/New Philadelphia..." more
NOACA Bike / Ped Counts Sept. 11
NE OH - "...Help NOACA plan for & evaluate active transportation projects. Volunteer to count non-motorized traffic!.." more
Prepping Ohio's "Best Trail" for Annual Ride
Urbana, OH - "...Volunteers are painting and setting up signs along the trail in preparations for the bike ride on Sunday, Sep. 9..." more
Bike School: Wheels, Tires & Tubes Sept. 10
Columbus, OH - "...In this class, you'll learn everything you need to know about tires, inner tubes, how to avoid getting a flat, and what do when you do get a flat..." more
BikePacking 101 Sept. 10
Columbus, OH - "...We'll cover the basics of bikepacking, raffle off some adventure accessories to enhance your bikepacking experience, and answer questions..." more
Night Ride on the Trail Sept. 10
Market-to-Market Relay Race Sept. 9
Trails Transform America Sept. 8
Xenia, OH - "...Take a ride with us on the new Xenia cycle track (aka protected bike lane), speak with elected officials about the importance of trails, and enjoy great live music, delicious food and fantastic craft beer!" more...
19th Simon Kenton Fundraising Ride Sept. 9
Urbana, OH - "...The annual event is family friendly with 3 different ride lengths (Metric Century, Metric Half Century, or 15 Mile Fun Ride) to match your fitness level, all the proceeds raised will go directly toward the maintenance and expansion of the Simon Kenton Bike Path..." more
Bike MS Dayton Sept. 9
Dayton, OH - "...A one-day event covering 15/30/60 flat miles, all fully-supported with rest stops..." more
Womens' Road Ride Sept. 8
New Albany, OH - "Come join us for a 2-3 hour all women group ride! Our goal is to empower and build a community of ladies who love to ride, want to get a great workout, or train for road season." more...
September Trail Days Sept. 8
Galena, OH - "Give back to the trails that give you so much and join us for one or all of our September Trail Days. We will be working on renovating the Beginner Loop across the street from P1..." more
Yay Valet! @ OSU vs Rutgers Sept. 8
2018 Bike Cleveland Fundo Sept. 8
Cleveland, OH - "The 2018 Bike Cleveland Fundo p/b Cleveland Clinic Sports Health returns on Saturday, September 8th as part of NEOCycle! Take a casual, fun ride through Cleveland’s newest bike networks, or choose longer, more challenging routes..." more
Night Ride in Xenia Sept. 8
Xenia, OH - "Enjoy a free evening bicycle ride..." more
2018 OTET Moffitt Memorial Ride Sept. 8
Cincinnati, OH - "...The ride is open for the first 40 individuals who will join the OTETF staff on a fantastic bike ride of 326 miles across the state of Ohio in September of 2018..." more
Year of Yay! Art Hop Sept. 8
Columbus, OH - " Learn more...
2018 3M Challenge Sept. 8
MD - "In the spirit of historic advances and competition between ever-evolving modes of transportation, the 3M Challenge will feature a race between two of Mountain Maryland’s oldest mechanized modes of transportation. The WMSR 501 Diesel engine and the legs of a cyclist..." more
NEO Cycle Sept. 7-9
Cleveland, OH - "The nation's largest urban cycling festival." more...
Roll: Pub Ride Sept. 7
Columbus, OH - "Join us on a bar hop on bikes around some of the best bars, breweries and food joints in Columbus..." more
Yay Valet @ Marion Popcorn Festival Sept. 7
Marion, OH - "Yay Bikes! will be parking bicycles at the Marion Popcorn Festival Friday, September 7 and Saturday, September 8 from noon - 6:00 pm on both days..." more
Inaugural N.U.T.Cracker MTB Race
OR - "Evan Plews won the first-ever N.U.T.cracker mountain bike race from Lemolo Lake to the Tioga bridge on Saturday." more...
Yay Valet! @ Upper Arlington Arts Festival Sept. 3
Upper Arlington, OH - "...Ride to the Upper Arlington Labor Day Arts Festival and bring some big panniers to haul all those treasures home with you. more...