September Calendar

September Calendar


Saturday, September 1

Stomp Bicycle Adventure

Routes of 10, 20, and 30 miles along the Towpath Trail. Ride offers breakfast, lunch, and music by Ryan Humbert. Day of event registration $30. Organized by Citizens for MetroParks, P.O. Box 72081, Akron, OH 44372. Phone 330.865.8065 or go to stompbikeride.com.


Fifth Bike the C-Bus

Ride neighborhoods of Columbus for routes of 25 miles. Check out the Capital City on two wheels. Ride includes Tee shirts, snacks, and lunch. Contact: Anne J. Ross-Womack, 823 1/2 E. Long Street Ste. 200; Columbus, OH 43203. Phone 614.251.6038 or go to bikethecbus.com.

Sunday, September 2

Sunday Mass

Leisurely ride through Cleveland neighborhoods leaves Lakewood Park every Sunday at 11 a.m. and typically includes a stop for coffee or brunch. Distances are typically under 15 miles. Contact Erika Durham, Facebook Bike Lakewood.



Monday, September 3

Eighth Annual Ramble Around Medina

Is there such a thing as a casual century? That's what this is: a Labor Day, 100 mile ride through Medina and Wayne Counties. It's self-supported: all you get is a map, which is all part of the adventure. Organized by the Medina County Bicycle Club. Contact Shawn Conway, PO Box 844, Medina, Ohio 44256. Phone 330.421.1987 or go to medinabikclub.org.

Wednesday, September 5

Eddy and Iggy's Bike Night

Fairview Cycle sponsors this weekly get-together with a little incentive: for every one of Eddy and Iggy's micro brew beers you buy, you get a chance to win a new bike. Additional attractions include a spectacular menu and Karaoke hosted by Cleveland musical theater fave Kevin Joseph Kelly. It's at 6 p.m. every Wednesday, all summer long, at Eddy & Iggy's, 17900 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, Ohio 44107. For info, call 216.228.1212.

Freewheeling Wednesday Night Rides

Each Wednesday in August and September, the Heights Bicycle Coalition presents leisurely rides of 5 to 15 miles, visiting sights around the Heights. Rides begin at 6:30 p.m., departing from the Coventry Peace Park, at the corner of Coventry and Euclid Heights boulevards. Helmets are required. Bikesintheheights.org.

Thursday, Sept. 6

Rusty Saddle Bike Ride

First thursday of every month, a ride through the city beginning at 7 p.m. At Blazing Saddle Cycles (7427 Detroit Ave.) and ending at Now That's Class (11213 Detroit Ave., Cleveland, Oh. Organized by Blazing Saddle Cycles, blazingsaddlecycle.com. Call 216.218.1811.


Saturday, September 8

Old Brooklyn Bikequinox

Bicycle trivia ride with more than 50 bicycle related prizes, followed by a fall party. Free. Register at Wexler's Tavern and Eatery, 4555 State Road, and receive a list of a dozen or so trivia questions. You'll need to ride your bike around the Old Brooklyn neighborhood on your own or with a group to answer them. Return to Wexler's and have your answered scored. Getting all of them correct earns you a chance to win. Free food. Drinks available at the bar.

Popcorn 100

The Popcorn 100 is a relaxed ride of 25 miles or a metric century around Marion Ohio. The number of riders is limited to 500. Organized by Marion General Hospital. Contact Kim Wenig, 1000 McKinley Park Dr., Marion, OH 43302. Phone 740.383.8980 or go to mariongeneral.com.

Covered Bridge Tour

This 28th annual budget tour around Canal Winchester has routes of 45, 55, 95, and 105 marked miles. Organized by Columbus Outdoor Pursuits. Contact 1525 Bethel Rd., Ste. 100, Columbus, Ohio 43220. Phone 614.866.8698 or go to outdoor-pursuits.org.

Tour De Donut

You've heard of points races. In this one you reduce your official “donut time” by eating more donutes. Donut consumption is not required. Routes cover 15 and 30 miles. Organized by Colavita Ohio Cycling. Contact Roger Bowersock, 1098 Buckeye Drive, Greenville, OH 45331. Phone 937.417.5772 or go to Tourdedonut.com.

Amish Country Challenge

This ride, formerly known as the Holmes 100, offers 25- and 100-mile routes through rolling Amish Country of Holmes County. Local families host lunch and aid stations along the Century route, and a post-ride meal. Limited to 500 riders. Organized by Historic Downtown Millersburg. Contact PO Box 425, Millersburg, OH 44654. or go to amishcountrychallenge.com.



Ruth Bentley Memorial Ride

Tour offers routes of 15, 30, 45, 60, and 100 miles through Champaign County, north of Dayton. Continental breakfast and lunch. Proceeds will help maintain and extend the trail. Organized by the Simon Kenton Pathfinders. Contact Nancy Baldwin, P.O. Box 91, Urbana, Ohio 43078. Phone 937.605.2434 or go to simonkentonpathfinders.org.

Dry Run

Routes of 35, 58, 75, and 100 miles starting in Westerville, North of Columbus. This is a full service tour with a sag wagon and food offered. Organized by the Westerville Bicycle Club. Contact Dick DeBrosse, PO Box 356, Westerville, Ohio 43081. Phone 614.882.4871 or go to westervillebicycleclub.org.


Hancock Horizontal Hundred

Some of the flattest terrain in Ohio is around Findlay, South of Toledo, which makes this a great place to try your first Century. There are routes of 20, 32, 62, and 100 miles. There are also vendors, ice cream, and commemorative patches for the first 1000 entrants. Full service tour with sag wagon, rest stops, lunch, route markers, and more. Organized by the Hancock Handlebars. Contact Mat Ankrom, PO Box 232, Findlay, Ohio 45839, or go to hancockhandlebars.org.

Sunday, September 9

Sunday Mass

Leisurely ride through Cleveland neighborhoods leaves Lakewood Park every Sunday at 11 a.m. and typically includes a stop for coffee or brunch. Distances are typically under 15 miles. Contact Erika Durham, Facebook Bike Lakewood.

Wednesday, September 12

Eddy and Iggy's Bike Night

Fairview Cycle sponsors this weekly get-together with a little incentive: for every one of Eddy and Iggy's micro brew beers you buy, you get a chance to win a new bike. Additional attractions include a spectacular menu and Karaoke hosted by Cleveland musical theater fave Kevin Joseph Kelly. It's at 6 p.m. every Wednesday, all summer long, at Eddy & Iggy's, 17900 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, Ohio 44107. For info, call 216.228.1212.

Freewheeling Wednesday Night Rides

Each Wednesday in August and September, the Heights Bicycle Coalition presents leisurely rides of 5 to 15 miles, visiting sights around the Heights. Rides begin at 6:30 p.m., departing from the Coventry Peace Park, at the corner of Coventry and Euclid Heights boulevards. Helmets are required. Bikesintheheights.org.

Friday, September 14

Jeff Mappes: Pedaling Revolution

Cleveland Museum of Natural History Explorer series presents cyclist, political journalist and author oJeff Mappes, speaking about the biking revolution he is seeing around the country. Mappes spent three years investigating the growth of the urban bikemovement for his book Pedaling Revolution. He'll talk about how the growth of the cycling movement is changing the look and feel of cities ranging from Portland to New York. Live music, and more. Doors at 5:30, Mappes will speak at 7:30 p.m. $8 for museum members, $10 for non-members. For information, go to CMNH.org.


Saturday, September 15

Tour of Hocking Hills

Mapped and marked routes of 55 to 100 miles through the eponymous Hocking Hills. Organized by Columbus Outdoor Pursuits. 1525 Bethel Rd. Ste. 100; Columbus, Ohio 43220. Go to outdoor-pursuits.org.

Peninsula Night Rides on the Towpath

See the Cuyahoga Valley National Park in the dark on this family friendly ride starting at Century Cycles in Peninsula Park at the Lock 29 Trailhead. Rides are 122 to 15 miles. Bring your bicycle, helmet, and headlight. Free. Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Helmet and bike lights required. Century Cycles; 1621 Main Street; Peninsula OH. (330) 657-2209 or go to centurycycles.com.

Pedal for Pets

Short rides, including a family fun course to raise money for the CHA animal shelter, beginning and endin gon the Alum Creek Bike Trail, north of Columbus Routes of 5, 10, 20, and 40 miles. Longer routes include food stops. Organized by CHA Animal Shelter. Contact Dan Stephens, 1036 E. Choctaw Dr. London, OH 43140. Call 740.852.4828 or go to pedalforpets.com.



Ohio State Track Cycling Championship

For the first time ever, Ohio will have a state track cycling championship hosted on an Ohio Velodrome—the Cleveland Velodrome in Slavic Village. Go to clevelandvelodrome.com for events, times, and more information.

Sippo Valley Bicycle Poker Run

A flat, 18 mile ride on the Sippo Valley Trail near Massilon. Cyclists draw poker hands at five checkpoints. The top ten poker hands win. Proceeds benefit trail building and maintenance efforts in the area. Organized by Massilon Area Greenways, Inc. Contact Ernie Lehman, 135 Lake Ave. NW, Massillon, Ohio 44647. Call 330.832.5111 or email erine at erniesbikeshop.com.


Pawpaw Double Nickel

Pawpaws are fruits that look a bit like bananas but have yellow, scoopable flesh with black seeds. They're native to Ohio and the eastern U.S. Each year Southern Ohio hosts the Pawpaw Festival, a bluegrass festival near Athens. The Pawpaw Double Nickle starts at the Festival and covers either 22 or 55 miles through hilly terrain. Entry fee includes festival admission. Organized by Athens Bicycle. Contact Peter Kotses, 4 W. Stimson Ave., Athens, Ohio 45701. Call 740.594.9944 or go to athensbicycle.com.

Massilon Night Rides on the Towpath

See the Towpath in the dark on monthly night rides along the Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath trail. Fifteen miles of flat terrain. Free. Start and finish at the Lake Avenue trailhead in Massilon. Headlight, taillight, helmet required. After-ride munchies are available at a cafe. Sponsored by Ernie’s Bicycle Shop. Contact Ernie Lehman, 135 Lake Ave. NW ,Massillon, OH 44647. Phone 330.832.5111 or email ernie at erniesbikeshop.com.

Ride for Sylvia

Ride to celebrate the life of cyclist Sylvia Bingham, who was tragically killed when struck by a truck while riding in Cleveland. Ride meets at Edgewater Beach at 7 a.m., with 7:45 departure. 6 mile route from Edgewater to East 46th at Prospect. For information, search "ride for sylvia" on Facebook.



Sunday, September 16

Ride for Miles

Meet at John Carrol University at 9 a.m. To join this ride in memory of Miles Coburn, who died in a tragic cycling accident. Check in at 9 a.m., ride starts at 10:10 a.m. To register or for more information, go to rideformiles.org.

Sunday Mass

Leisurely ride through Cleveland neighborhoods leaves Lakewood Park every Sunday at 11 a.m. and typically includes a stop for coffee or brunch. Distances are typically under 15 miles. Contact Erika Durham, Facebook Bike Lakewood.

Eastern Ohio Time Trial Series No. 5

ABR Sanctioned time trial, with proceeds benefiting Portage County Park District. 12.4 mile course. Categories for men, women, and age groups. Contact Brian & Kelly Baird, 4586 W. Prospect Street, Mantua, Ohio 44255. Phone 330.274.2605 or go to Easternohiotimetrial.com.

Ohio Power Series No 8

The West Branch Mini Enduro covers a trail system maintained by CAMBA. Open to all, with categories 1, 2, 3. Organized by 331 Racing. Contact Kevin Daum, 3426 E. Smith Rd., Medina, OH 44256. Phone 330.461.9331 or go to 331racing.com.

Colavita-Zipp Speed Weaponry Time Trial Series

All categories invited to tace against the clock. Organized by Rocketship Sports Mgt., Inc. Contact Roger Bowersock, 1097 Buckeye Drive, Greenville, Ohio 45331. Phone 937.417.5772 or go to colavitazipptt.com.

Irish Hills Tour

Start in Toledo and head North for flat to rolling hills on longer routes. Longer rides have lunch, all rides have rest stops. Organized by Toledo Area Hosteling International. Contact the Tour Director, PO Box 352736, Toledo, Ohio 43635. Phone 419.250.0262 or go to HIToledo.org.

Northeast Ohio Century

Start in Garrettsville and visit Portage, Trumbull, Geauga counties on routes of 25, 50, 62, 75, or 100 miles. Organized by the OutSpokin' Wheelmen. Contact William Russell, PO Box 838, Youngstown, OH 44501. Phone 330.549.0550 or go to outspokinwheelmen.com.

WooMan

Support breast cancer awareness in Central Ohio on this ride between Wooster and Mansfilled, with routes of 20, 50, and 100 miles. Full service, with breakfast, lunch, tee shirt, and water bottle. Pledge raising is encouraged, but not mandatory. Organized by Wooster Community Hospital and the Pat Krocker Breast Cancer Fund. Contact Tricia James, 1761 Beall Ave.. Wooster, OH, 44691. Call 330.263.8266 or go to Woomantour.org.

Wednesday, September 19

Eddy and Iggy's Bike Night

Fairview Cycle sponsors this weekly get-together with a little incentive: for every one of Eddy and Iggy's micro brew beers you buy, you get a chance to win a new bike. Additional attractions include a spectacular menu and Karaoke hosted by Cleveland musical theater fave Kevin Joseph Kelly. It's at 6 p.m. every Wednesday, all summer long, at Eddy & Iggy's, 17900 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, Ohio 44107. For info, call 216.228.1212.

Freewheeling Wednesday Night Rides

Each Wednesday in August and September, the Heights Bicycle Coalition presents leisurely rides of 5 to 15 miles, visiting sights around the Heights. Rides begin at 6:30 p.m., departing from the Coventry Peace Park, at the corner of Coventry and Euclid Heights boulevards. Helmets are required. Bikesintheheights.org.

Saturday, Sept. 22

Tour de Putnam

The flat territory southwest of Toledo is home to the Tour de Putnam, with routes of 25, 75, and 100 miles. Go through towns, rest at the stops, and enjoy food at the finish. T-shirts to the first 100 entrants. Helmet required. Organized by the Putnam County YMCA. Contact Lisa Langhals, 101 Putnam Pkwy., Ottowa, Ohio 45875. Phone 419.523.5233 or go to putnamymca.org.

Knox County Bicycle Challenge

Rolling terrain of Knox County will challenge you on routes of 33, 62, 78, and 100 miles. Organized by Columbus Outdoor Pursuits. Contact: 1525 Bethel Rd. Ste. 100, Columbus, Ohio 43220. Phone 614.657.9669 or go to outdoorpursuits.org.

Black Swamp Fall Tour

visit Grand Rapids with its well-preserved locks on this flat tour of western Ohio farmland around Bowling Green. Organized by the Black Swamp Bicycling Society. Contact Ken Matuszak, 419.262.6028 or go to blackswampbicyclingsociety.org.

MORON

The acronym happy world of bicycle touring offers the Mifflin ohio Ride Otta Nowhere, AKA MORON, a 45 mile tour along the Mohican / Malabar Farm region. It's a simple tour with nothing but a map. Hilly, with difficult climbs and fast downhills. Contact Richard DeLombard. PO Box 230. Huron, Ohio 44839.



Sunday, Sept. 23

Sunday Mass

Leisurely ride through Cleveland neighborhoods leaves Lakewood Park every Sunday at 11 a.m. and typically includes a stop for coffee or brunch. Distances are typically under 15 miles. Contact Erika Durham, Facebook Bike Lakewood.

Alum Creek State Park OMBC

Race along singletrack in Alum Creek State Park. Start and finish at the beach near the Alum Creek dam. Kids under 12 race free. Organized by the Central Ohio Mountain Bike Organization. Go to ombc.net for information.

Wednesday, September 26

Eddy and Iggy's Bike Night

Fairview Cycle sponsors this weekly get-together with a little incentive: for every one of Eddy and Iggy's micro brew beers you buy, you get a chance to win a new bike. Additional attractions include a spectacular menu and Karaoke hosted by Cleveland musical theater fave Kevin Joseph Kelly. It's at 6 p.m. every Wednesday, all summer long, at Eddy & Iggy's, 17900 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, Ohio 44107. For info, call 216.228.1212.

Freewheeling Wednesday Night Rides

Each Wednesday in August and September, the Heights Bicycle Coalition presents leisurely rides of 5 to 15 miles, visiting sights around the Heights. Rides begin at 6:30 p.m., departing from the Coventry Peace Park, at the corner of Coventry and Euclid Heights boulevards. Helmets are required. Bikesintheheights.org.

Friday, September 28

Cleveland Critical Mass

Join hundreds of cyclists for this leisurely, leaderless social ride through Cleveland neighborhoods. The last Friday of each month the ride gathers at Public Square for departure at 7 p.m. September ride ends with a micro-brew event at Coit Road Farmers Market. Contact: Cleveland Critical Mass on Facebook.


Saturday, September 29

Peninsula Night Rides on the Towpath

See the Cuyahoga Valley National Park in the dark on this family friendly ride starting at Century Cycles in Peninsula Park at the Lock 29 Trailhead. Rides are 122 to 15 miles. Bring your bicycle, helmet, and headlight. Free. Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Helmet and bike lights required. Century Cycles; 1621 Main Street; Peninsula OH. (330) 657-2209 or go to centurycycles.com.

Fredericksburg Library Roll

Ride the Holmes County Rail-trail, with proceeds benefiting the all-volunteer Fredericksburg Community Library. Routes of 18, 24, 32, and 62 miles, including the Holmes County Rail Trail. Refreshments include “fry pies” at the end of the ride. Organized by the Fredericksburg Community Library and Orrville Cycling Clubs. Contact Dave & Jane Braddock, 4835 Graber Rd., Fredericksburg, Ohio 44627. Phone 330.695.2693 or go to fredlib.org.

Pedal the Lakes

Routes of 10 to 125 miles through Amish country in Western Pennsylvania, to benefit trails in the airea. Limit of 500 riders. Organized by the Mercer County Trails Association. Contact Gary Semroc, 24 Templeton Ave., Greenville, Pennsylvania, 16125. Call 724.588.1472 or go to mctrails.org.

Cystic Fibrosis Cycle for Life

Ride the CVNP Towpath Trail on routes of 26 to 62 miles. Entry fee and fund raising minimum gets you full service, including prizes. Organized by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Northern Ohio Chapter. Contactg 5410 Transportation Blvd. Ste. 5, Garfield Heights, OH 44125. Call 216.475.2873. or go to NorthernOh.cff.org/cycleforlife.

Columbus Fall Challenge

This hilly, Southeastern Ohio century tour is described as Ohio's hardest tour. It involves back-to-back century rides, climbing more than 16,000 feet over the course of two days. Organized by Columbus Outdoor Pursuits,1525 Bethel Road, Suite 100, Columbus Ohio 43220. Phone 614.205.0311 or go to outdoor-pursuits.org.

Sunday, Sept. 30

Sunday Mass

Leisurely ride through Cleveland neighborhoods leaves Lakewood Park every Sunday at 11 a.m. and typically includes a stop for coffee or brunch. Distances are typically under 15 miles. Contact Erika Durham, Facebook Bike Lakewood.

Norton Kiwanis Cider Festival Bike Ride

Summit, Medina, and Porgage Counties are the territory for this tour, which winds up at the Norton Cider Festival. Routes of 25 and 62 miles with sag support, snacks, water, and rest stops. Grilled lunch at the end. Organized by the Norton Kiwanis. Contact Mike Barkey, 3080 Loyal Oak Drive, Norton, Ohio 44203. Phone 330.825.8624, email wbarkey1 at neo.rr.com.



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