Rides, Tours & Events
Bike The Earth Day April 22
Pickerington, OH - "Help us celebrate the Earth and raise money for Pelotonia on Earth Day, April 22nd! Two bike rides leaving from Combustion Brewery..." more
30 Days of Biking Evening Ride April 22
Columbus, OH - "...a fun social ride exploring the south side of town and stopping for dinner/snack/beverage at a local establishment..." more
Paths Less Traveled: Tracing Furnace Run April 21
Peninsula, OH - "...Join a ranger on a hilly, unpaved trail to explore one of the healthier streams in CVNP..." more
Earth Day Camp Chase Trail Cleanup April 20
Woodbury Gravel Grinder Recap
OH - "...Gravel was dry and fast with only a couple of small sections of mud in the valleys and some fresh gravel. It was in the 50’s and overcast to start and ended sunny in the 70’s..." more
Opening Day for Trails in Baltimore
MD - "...The Baltimore trail system — known as the Baltimore Greenway Trails Network — is among more than 23,000 miles of rail-trails across the country." more...
Doctor Takes on 'Everesting' Challenge
CAN - "...While there's no time limit on how long the Everesting challenge needs to be done in, it must be completed in a single activity, with no sleep in between..." more
Wolf Creek Trail Clean Up
Woodstock Ride April 20
Westerville, OH - "...Join us for 47th Woodstock, led by COP member Tricia Kovacs, who has led the ride for many years." more...
Young's Ice Cream Charity Bike Tour April 20
Beavercreek, OH - "The first rally ride for the 2019 Young's Ice Cream Charity Bike Tour will take place Saturday, April 20 ..." more
Athens Gravel Challenge April 20
The Plains, OH - "Join Team Athens in exploring the Gravel Roads of Athens County. Enjoy the scenery or ride hard on two very challenging courses..." more
Yay Valet! @ Earth Day Columbus April 20
Columbus, OH - Learn more.
Learn to Fix a Flat April 18
Columbus, OH - "Learn how to fix a flat when on the road. Understand how to use Co2, air pumps, and how to get back on the road quickly..." more
Towpath Night Ride April 19
Donation Drive for Franklinton Cycle Works April 19
Columbus, OH - "...Last year, Franklinton Cycle Works provided nearly 400 hours of free bicycle repair help and education to folks who've fallen on hard times, and distributed 140 bikes to kids around the city through partner non-profits." more...
Full Moon Family Hike April 19
Granville, OH - "Explore Infirmary Mound Park on a guided family night hike..." more
Great Miami Riverway Summit April 19
Troy, OH - "...if you are interested in the Great Miami River, our region's economic development, and creating regional partnerships, we look forward to seeing you at the 2019 Great Miami Riverway Summit, presented by The Troy Foundation." more...
Western Reserve Greenway Public Meeting April 18
How to Properly Mark a Hard-Surface Bikeway for Your Event
Athens, OH - "...The only substance that should be used on the bikeway pavement is playground chalk. 'Spray chalk' is actually a semi-permanent paint and will not wash away for over a year..." more
Bike Brecksville Meeting April 18
Brecksville, OH - "Join us for Cider, Soup and a Side. $22 per person. Please RSVP." more...
LMSP Turns 40 Planning Meeting April 18
Morrow, OH - "...Share your ideas, volunteer opportunities!" more...
Community Rides April 17
Columbus, OH - "...In these classes, you'll learn how to bike safely and with confidence. We'll go on a 5 mile ride together exploring bike lanes, turn boxes, and common traffic situations..." more
Hundreds Walk Greenway in Memory of Crime Victims
TN - "Mild temperatures and a gentle breeze accompanied participants in the Light the Night event– a memorial walk held Thursday evening in honor and memory of crime victims." more...
MAGI Meeting April 17
Massillon, OH - "Get involved in the local trails! The Massillon area's most active trail advocacy group meets monthly in the Blue Heron Cafe (next door to the Massillon store) at 7PM to discuss projects, opportunities, and development of our local trail system. Any interested individual is welcome and encouraged to attend." more...
FMCPT Monthly Meeting April 17
London, OH - "Join us at our next monthly FMCPT meeting..." more
The Wayfarer Centenary Weekend
CA - "Held just a couple of weeks ago, the Wayfarer Centenary Weekend was an event that commemorated the crossing of Wales’ Berwyn Mountains..." more
Lorain Connectivity Project Meeting April 16
Lorain, OH - Learn more.
ABC's of Cycling April 16
Cleveland, OH - "Join Bike Cleveland every 3rd Tuesday for informative classes on a wide range of cycling topics..." more
Coffee with Catherine April 16
Columbus, OH - "Got thoughts or questions about Yay Bikes! or the state of bicycle advocacy in Ohio?.." more
Ohio Gravel Grinders Ride Schedule
Check out the upcoming rides.
Riding on Fumes at Eroica California 2019
CA - "The world of gravel racing is still very foreign to me. At least the competitive side of things, yet I find myself getting roped into these races, namely the ones where they boast features like timed sections..." more
Opening Day for Trails - Yellow Springs April 13
Yellow Springs, OH - "Join us at Yellow Springs Station for Opening Day for Trails on April 13. Festivities here are from 11 am-2 pm..." more
Bike the Tecumseh Trail April 13
Yay Valet! @ OSU Spring Game April 13
Sea Otter April 11-14
Monterey, CA - "While the Sea Otter Classic opens next Thursday, visitors and wannabe visitors can get a headstart on planning and drooling over new products by viewing the official Sea Otter Classic Festival Guide online..." more
Gravel Grinder Ride Recap
OH - "14 cyclists. 29 miles. 1700+ feet of climbing. Temps at the start were in the 50’s and topped 70 by the end..." more
Pathfinders Celebrate Opening Day April 13
Year of Yay! April 13 Ride
Columbus, OH - "...On this ride we will learn about community gardening and what Smart Columbus is all about." more...
Richland B&O Trail Opening Day April 13
Mansfield, OH - "...The Richland County Park District, along with the Slow Roll Mansfield and Slow Roll South (Lexington) cycling groups, are hosting two rides on the Richland B&O Trail as a part of the celebration." more...
RiverScape MetroPark Celebrates Opening Day for Trails April 13
Dayton, OH - "...The fun, free, family event, in its seventh year, includes opportunities to participate in a group hike or bike ride, get a bike safety check and learn more about a variety of community partners." more...
13 Ways to Celebrate Opening Day for Trails
"Rails-to-Trails Conservancy invites you to join us and people across the country in kicking off the spring trail season on April 13, 2019—the nation’s seventh annual Opening Day for Trails!.." more
Opening Day for Trails - Mt. Vernon April 13
OH - "...The Friends of the Heart of Ohio Trail, the Kokosing Gap Trail Board, Knox County Park District, Foundation Park Conservancy and the Knox County Health Department has a fun-filled day planned full of activities." more...
Opening Day for Trails - London April 13
OH - "...The festivities will be at London Coffee Peddler from 10:00 am to 2:pm..." more
Opening Day for Trails - Cleveland April 13
Shelter Dog Strut 5K-9 Run/Walk April 13
The Plains, OH - "...All ages and skill levels of runners, walkers, and friendly 4-legged companions are encouraged to get out and take part in this family friendly event..." more
League Cycling Seminar April 12
Cleveland, OH - "Become a League Cycling Instructor." more...
Cuyahoga River Photo Show April 12
Akron, OH - "The impact of the Cuyahoga River fire 50 years ago that awakened awareness for the environment can be seen in a traveling photography exhibit about the waterway set to open at Summit Artspace on East Market.." more
Hockhocking Adena Bikeway Committee Meeting Arpril 11
Athens, OH - "...Everyone is welcome to attend. If you have a question, issue, or are potentially interested in participating, please attend..." more
UCI Warns Riders about Participating in E-Bike Race
CHE - "The International Cycling Union is warning that it will discipline its registered racers who participate in a June e-MTB enduro race organized by the International Motorcycling Federation." more...
27-Year-Old Cyclist Has Heart Attack During Race
"Pro cyclist Robbert de Greef suffered a heart attack soon after the start of a one-day race in the Netherlands on Saturday." more...
The Bikes of Wrath Ride April 10
Bexley, OH - "About the ride: Meet at the roll: Bexley location for a group roll out to Cinemark Movies 16 in Gahanna to see Bikes of Wrath." more...
Earth Day Volunteer Opportunities
Centrail OH - "...Interested in participating in community planting and cleanups? Check out this calendar of events..." more
Ohio Bicycling Summit April 10
Columbus, OH - "Join other bicyclists for this exciting event at the Statehouse on a day when the Ohio General Assembly is expected to be in session. Learn about organizations improving cycling in Ohio..." more
Mass Crash at MTBike Race Start
"A mass crash took out more than half the field near the start of a recent UCI junior men’s cross-country mountain bike race." more...
Hiking Hills April 7
Peninsula, OH - "For anyone looking to get their heart rate up and legs moving, these hikes are fast paced and fitness focused on hilly and rocky trails..." more
Morning Ride - Downtown April 5
Columbus, OH - "Ever thought about biking to work downtown but it seems too far from your home, or too scary to try alone, or you just haven’t figured out how to do it yet? Join us on this fun educational ride!.." more
FCW Coffeeoutside Rides April 7
Columbus, OH - "For 2019, we'll be visiting a different park within Columbus every first Sunday of the month..." more
Mohican Novice Group Ride April 7
Loudonville, OH - "Join Trailer Park Racing for a friendly practice loop of the 8-mile OMBC Novice course at Mohican. No-drop ride..." more
Broad Street Spring Litter Pick-Up April 6
Columbus, OH - "...This is the first of four Broad Street Litter Pick Ups that our association sponsors each year." more...
REI Settlers Ridge "Trail Summit" April 6
PA - "...Don Thobaben, who’s on that trail’s board of directors, has invited more than a dozen trail groups, which will set up at tables around the outdoors store from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m." more...
Scioto Trails Gravel Ride Recap
OH - "25+ cyclists for beginner ride at Scioto Trail SP. Temps in the 30’s and sunny for most of the day. Full route was 30 miles..." more
Simon Kenton Trail Cleanup Day April 6
Thursday Road Rides in Canton April 4
North Canton, OH - "...Ernie's Bike Shop hosts a ride from our North Canton Shop every Thursday night at 6:00PM. Route varies from week to week with mileage usually between 20-30 miles..." more
Thursday Road Rides in Massillon April 4
Massillon, OH - "...Ernie's Bike Shop hosts a ride from our Massillon Shop every Thursday night at 6:00PM..." more
Simon Kenton Pathfinders Meeting April 4
Urbana, OH - "The April meeting of the Simon Kenton Pathfinders will be held on Thursday, April 4th at 7 p.m. at the Depot Coffee House, Urbana." more...
Wednesday Road Rides April 3
New Philadelphia, OH - "...Ernie's Bike Shop hosts a ride from our New Philadelphia shop every Wednesday night at 6:00PM..." more
Knox County Geocache April 5
Mt. Vernon, OH - "Join the Knox County Park District as we host our first Meet and Greet. We are seeking volunteers who might be interested in supporting a GeoTrail that we are currently in the stages of designing..." more
Olympian Swaps Athletic Track for Bike Ride
"When most people say they’ll take the long way home, it doesn’t include a 10 month, 20,000km bike ride from one side of the world to the other." more...
Mid-Atlantic Greenways & Trails Summit April 4-6
Philadelphia, PA - "Our inaugural Mid-Atlantic Greenways & Trails Summit will bring together leaders and advocates of active transportation and greenway and trail development to advance bicycling and walking innovations across the region." more...
Scioto Trails Gravel Ride Rescheduled for March 31
Chillicothe, OH - "...Are you a beginner or looking to find out if gravel is something you want to try? Join us for this ride..." more
Taipei Cycle Tradeshow Snapshots
TWN - "Taiwan Cycle remains one of the most important bicycle trade shows in the world, serving as a meeting place for OEM suppliers and buyers, global distributors..." more
Slow Streets Hilltop Outreach April 3
Columbus, OH - "The Slow Streets Columbus program aims to improve neighborhood traffic safety and walkability by encouraging slower speeds through neighborhoods." more...
Earn-a-Bike Program Starts April 3
Springfield, OH - "...6 week program, grades 6-8..." more
'Le Tour De Greenway' Coming in May
IN - "The New Albany, Clarksville and Jeffersonville parks departments invite the public to Le Tour de Greenway, a family-friendly fun ride on the Ohio River Greenway..." more
Bike School April 1
Columbus, OH - "...Our classes cover all the basics of home bike maintenance and repair so that you can ride and wrench with confidence..." more
2019 Night Rides Schedule
Greene County, OH - "We've had some requests to repost the night ride schedule..." more
Bike Racing Returning to Downtown Athens
Athens, OH - "The Athens Brick Criterium bicycle race is set to return to Athens this summer pending likely Athens City Council approval." more...
25th Anniversary for Cannonball Trail March 30
Spring Training March 30
Peninsula, OH - "Join a ranger for this fitness series that starts with easy trails and gets harder. This is a fast-paced hiking series." more...
L.A. Marathon Pre-Sunrise Bike Ride
CA - "The LA Marathon is on Sunday, and come 3 a.m. hundreds of cyclists will descend upon Sunset Boulevard for a joy ride along the city’s dark and empty streets..." more
D.C. Plans Open Streets Event this Fall
D.C. - "Officials are promoting funding for nonprofit groups in the region that could help implement a car-free event." more...
Filmed by Bike Movie Event! March 31
Columbus, OH - "Join us on March 31st as Yay Bikes! celebrates ten years of service to our community with a one of a kind film festival sponsored by Johnny Velo Bikes." more...
Towpath Ultra-Marathon Report
Canal Fulton, OH - "...Some people ran for more than 7 hours to complete 50 miles, the longest race at The Get Lucky 50/50 Ultra..." more
Scioto Trails Beginner Gravel Ride March 30
Chillicothe, OH - "Let’s ride gravel at Scioto Trail State Park. Are you a beginner or looking to find out if gravel is something you want to try? Join us for this ride..." more
Roll: Annual Spring Sale March 30
Columbus, OH - "March means our Annual Spring Sale, and you won’t want to miss this one..." more
John Bryan Spring Cleaning Trail Workday - March 30
Yellow Springs, OH - "Come help give some TLC to the trails at John Bryan!.." more
What Makes Milan-Sanremo Amazing
"How one rider's experience with the MSR shaped his perspective on racing." more...
Chili March Metric - March 30
Lakewood, OH - "Join us for the first ride of the year!" more...
TGL Spring Fondo March 30
Chillicothe, OH - "Come ride the lovely paved roads of Chillicothe, Ohio with us to kick off your Spring!.." more
SKT Cleanup Day #1 March 30
Toledo Bike Share Program Celebration March 29
OH - "...Gotcha is hosting residents and visitors for ToleGO Bike Day at Middlegrounds Metropark, 11 Ottawa St., beginning at 3 p.m." more...
Zwift Is Trying to Take Over the World
"Zwift, having formed an official cycling league, is now trying to get e-racing into the Olympics." more...
Intro to GPS Cycling Navigation March 28
Columbus, OH - "...This is an entry-level discussion of bicycle trip planning and routing using GPS navigation tools and cycling specific devices." more...
Pan Ohio Fundraising Social March 28
Columbus, OH - "...Join us on Thursday, 3/28 to celebrate 328 miles of cycling across Ohio..." more
2019 Cleveland Slow Roll Schedule
Cleveland, OH - "Our 2019 Season Schedule is live. Check out all the new spots -- a whopping ten rides start in brand new locations..." more
Bike Month Planning Meeting March 27
Cincinnati, OH - "...Join Queen City Bike at Urban Artifact on March 27 to discuss and share your 2019 Bike Month events, rides, initiatives, classes, etc. Let us know what you're working on and how we might help." more...
How #bikesummit19 Took Over Twitter
D.C. - "...Over the next several weeks, we’ll post recaps with photos, presentations, and more detailed recaps about what we took away from the Summit..." more
Man Will Run His 42nd Cleveland Marathon
Elyria, OH - "...The legacy runner has run 65. And, he's the oldest person running 26.2 miles in this year's Rite-Aid Cleveland Marathon." more...
Ineos Steps in to Save Team Sky
London - "At the start of May, four-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome’s team will get a major facelift as Team Sky will become Team Ineos..." more
Ted King’s New Gravel Race
"Gravel racer and former Dirty Kanza champ Ted King is launcing his own event, Rooted Vermont: Return to Gravel." more...
NAHBS Draws Record Exhibitor Count
Sacramento, CA - "The North American Handmade Bicycle Show, which closed Sunday, notched a record number of exhibitors for the 15-year-old event: about 210..." more
Adventure University & Gear Swap March 23
Berea, OH - "Join Cleveland Metroparks & Baldwin Wallace University for the Adventure University & Gear Swap..." more
'Pedal with Pete' Founder Dies
Kent, OH - "A memorial service to remember and celebrate Pete’s life and legacy will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, March 30, 2019 in Kent at Faith Lutheran Church, 931 E Main St, Kent, OH 44240" more...
Trails Advocacy Day in New York
Albany, NY - " Outdoor enthusiasts from across New York gathered Monday in Albany to seek funding for a growing, statewide multi-use trails network." more...
Camp Chase Trail Clean Up March 23
Columbus, OH - "Please plan to join us for our 4th Saturday trail clean up!" more...
Doggann Gravel Grinder Recap
OH - "7 cyclists. 43 miles with 3250 ft climbing. Route is 50% gravel..." more
Fort Laurens Towpath Cleanup March 22
Bolivar, OH - "Come out and join the team for an hour of towpath cleanup at Fort Laurens in Bolivar. This will be the first time that we have partnered with the youth group from St. Paul's Lutheran Church of Bolivar!.." more
Coffee with Catherine March 22
Columbus, OH - "Got thoughts or questions about Yay Bikes! or the state of bicycle advocacy in Ohio?.." more
North American Handmade Bicycle Show
Sacramento, CA - "... NAHBS is bike industry institution that started in 2005..." more
Baitin' the Shark Gravel Race Recap
St. Louisville, OH - "...Approximately 126 racers were escorted out for a mass start, 50 milers and 30 milers alike with a small firework send off. The first gravel hills were still ice and snow covered, but as the day warmed up there was more mud and slop contend with..." more
Beware the Bruce at Baitin' the Shark
OH - "...This past weekend, the weird was the first-year race called Baitin’ the Shark that took place in the decidedly land-locked locale of St. Louisville, Ohio, situated about 40 miles northeast of Columbus." more...
Recap: Coshocton Chock Full O' Gravel Grinder
OH - "10 cyclists, 7 in our group, 3 in faster group. 34 miles. 3300 ft climbing. One spill. One bonk. Temps in mid-30’s to low 50’s..." more
Outdoor Adventure Camps Registration Opens March 20
Geauga County, OH - "Registration opens March 20 for youth entering grades 5 through 10 for Geauga Park District’s Adventure Day Camps this summer." more...
The Ultimate Single Track Experience
CAN - "The first time Powell Jones heard about the BC Bike Race (BCBR), he knew it was something that he had to do." more...
Traffic Skills 101 March 19
Cleveland, OH - "Join us for Smart Cycling (Traffic Skills 101), a class for bicyclists who have some cycling experience but want to improve their skills..." more
Bike Piqua Welcomes Mark Looney March 19
Piqua, OH - Spring social and membership event.
How-To Festival March 16
Orrville, OH - "Join us for Orrville Public Library’s annual 'How To' Festival." more...
Input Needed for Visitor Center Exhibits March 18
Brecksville, OH - "Cuyahoga Valley National Park is developing exhibits for the park’s new central visitor center, set to open later this year. The public is invited to attend one of three open houses to preview and provide input on the exhibits..." more
GarageSale / SwapMeet March 16
Canal Winchester, OH - " Learn more...
Towpath Times E- News & Events
NE OH - Read the latest edition.
2019 National Bike Summit Awards
"...We were honored to have the 2019 award winners join us at the National Bike Summit and share their stories with us." more...
Ride in the St. Patrick's Day Parade! March 17
Cleveland, OH - "Celebrate St Patrick's Day with Bike Cleveland!" more...
St Patty's Day w/ Ma Caesar March 17
Waynesville, OH - "...We'll be doing some general clean up of the trails. They are a semi disaster after the ice storms and general winter season..." more
Kids Fun Run Series March 17th
Amherst, OH - "The 2019 Kids Fun Run Series opens up on Sunday, March 17th with the 'Run for the Rainbow' event at the Hollstein Reservation (Mercy Health – Amherst HeathPlex). This is the first of six events this year..." more
The Great Ride
PA - "WQED’s new documentary, “The Great Ride,” will explore a destination on many bikers’ and hikers’ bucket lists — the entire 335 miles of the C&O Canal Towpath (Washington, D.C. to Cumberland, Md.) and the Great Allegheny Passage (Cumberland, Md. to Pittsburgh)." more...
Ohio Bicycle Expo & Swap Meet March 17
Hilliard, OH - "It’s time to clean out your garage, basement, house, or even shop!.." more
Friends of Little Miami Monthly Meeting 13
Loveland, OH - Learn more...
Fallen Cyclists Honored in New Orleans
LA - "Several hundred people on bicycles gathered Saturday in City Park for a mass bike ride meant to raise visibility for cyclists in New Orleans and to honor Sharree Walls and David Hynes, cyclists who died after being hit by an allegedly drunk driver one week earlier." more...
2019 Greene Trails Cycling Classic
Xenia, OH - "Both local and visiting cyclists are invited to join the 2019 Greene Trails Cycling Classic presented by Greene County Parks and Trails from Thursday, July 18 through Sunday, July 21..." more
1st E-MTB World Championships Coming
"The UCI will host its first electric mountain bike championship races in August." more...
Knox County Cycling Forum March 13
Mt. Vernon, OH - "Good things are happening for cyclists in Knox County..." more
Bicycles & the Law March 13
Cleveland, OH - "Join us at The Happy Dog for a Bicycles and the Law forum with the experts!.." more
Tri Curious? March 12
Columbus, OH - "Join us for this FREE, informative session sharing the essentials for getting started in triathlons with tips on run, bike, swim, and train." more...
Ohio Mountain Bike League Fundraising Effort
OH - "Raising funds to bring scholastic Mountain Biking to Ohio.
4th Annual Shamrock Run/Walk March 12
Columbus, OH - "Calling all Walkers, Joggers, Runners and Leprechauns to join Columbus Westside Running Club for it's 4th Annual Shamrock Run at Westgate Park!.." more
World's Largest Fat Bike Race
Hayward, WI - "You know the Tour De France, but what about the Fat Bike Berkie?" more...
Cycling’s Youngest and Most Dramatic Race
"...Strade Bianche, the one-day Italian race, will happen on Saturday." more...
Scenic Clear Fork Trail Hike March 9
Mansfield, OH - "...This roughly 2-mile walk features impressive cliffs, rock slumps, and waterfalls that were millions of years in the making." more...
Rocky River Gets Cleveland Metroparks Updates
OH - "Rocky River Chamber of Commerce members were treated to an update on all that is going on in the Cleveland Metroparks..." more
Human-Powered Competitors Along Iditarod Course
McGrath, AK - " As 52 mushers and their dog teams head toward Nome along the Iditarod Trail, another group of human-powered racers are heading in the same direction." more...
Wabash Cannonball Corridor Meeting March 7
"This Thurs March 7 th Norta is hosting the annual mtg of WCCCC..." more
Bike Lobby Day at the Bike Summit
D.C. - "Whether the 2019 National Bike Summit is your first or you've been to more than most, we have a few tips to share with you ahead of the 2019 Lobby Day..." more
Woman Almost Catches Mens' Field During Race
"A one-day bicycle race in Belgium was delayed because one of the cyclists in the women’s field nearly caught up with the men..." more
How the Dirty Kanza Grew
"In this episode of the Shift Up Bike Industry Podcast, host Arleigh Greenwald talks with Kristi Mohn from the Dirty Kanza gravel race about the growth of this event, getting more women into the sport..." more
Year of Yay! Ride March 9
Columbus, OH - "Year of Yay! is a series of 12 monthly bicycle tours showcasing various businesses, organizations, sites and parts of town around a different theme each month..." more
Baitin' the Shark March 9
St. Louisville, OH - Gravel road race.
Saturday Hike March 9
Johnstown, OH - "... learn how to identify tree species in winter! Explore, learn, and have a nice walk at the same time!.." more
WV Man Biking the Iditarod Trail
Tucker County, WV - "...Dr. John Logar, 43, of Davis, is currently covering the snowy, slushy, icy 1,000-mile course on a fat tire race bike with studded tires nearly five inches wide from Blackwater Bikes..." more