This is a list of organized rides; all are supported to some degree and many have excellent support (meaning rest stops and SAG suppport).
April 16 Young's Bike Tour Rally Ride #1, 9:00 am
Beavercreek Station (North Fairfield Rd near 35 on Creekside Bike Trail) to the Wright Memorial and back – 22 miles. $5 fee (waived if you are signed up for the ride).
May 1 OSRS- Spring Valley Road Race
May 15 Young's Bike Tour Rally Ride #2, 9:00 am
Xenia Station to South Charleston Station & back – 46 miles. $10 fee (waived if you are signed up for the ride).
May 20: National Bike to Work Day, RiverScape MetroPark, 7:00 am - 9:00 am
Leave your car in the garage and support National Bike to Work Day. Ride in on your own or with a group to RiverScape MetroPark for a free pancake breakfast then head to work. Live music, cycling related exhibitors and team challenge are also part of the fun. Turn this one day into a lifesyle.
May 28-29: The 2016 39th Annual Horsey Hundred
Georgetown, Kentucky. The BlueGrass cycling Club does a fantastic job with this classic - draws north of 2000 riders. Very well supported; good rest stop support; extremely scenic; rolling terrain; traditionally there has been a picnic lunch/barbecue Saturday afternoon after the ride. Several of us have done this ride for years - heading back again this year.
June 4: Young's Rally Ride Rally Ride #3, 9:00 am
K&G Bike Center (Kettering – Marshall Rd) to Bellbrook & back – 36 miles. Train for this ride by joining the K&G shop rides (see above). $15 fee (waived if you are signed up for the ride).
June 4: Tour de Xenia
Ohio Master and Junior Criterium Championships
June 11: Dayton Rotary Ride
A 50k for those with picnics, family gatherings, or those on their first bicycle tour. 100k for those demanding a full day of exercise and saddle time.
June 12: Ride Cincinnati
An annual non-competitive, family-oriented event that raises important funds for Breast Cancer Research. course begins in the southern corner of downtown Cincinnati at Yeatman's Cove in Sawyer Point and continues over the pedestrian-only Purple People Bridge, then meanders through several cities in Northern Kentucky. The course returns cyclists back to the Ride Cincinnati Celebration Party at Sawyer Point.
Springfield OH - Snyder Park
June 18: Clemens Cycle for Cancer
What began in 2003 with only a dozen riders is now an annual event which has seen hundreds of cyclists raise nearly $100,000 for cancer programs at MVH. 6, 10, 25, 40, & 62 mile routes. Start is from Miami Valley South, 2400 Miami Valley Drive, Centerville, OH
June 18-25: The Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure
Join in with 2,999 other bicyclists who turn their handlebars toward Adventure.
June 25: No Payne, No Gain
Payne Recreation Center, Moraine OH. This Ride Benefits the JDRF SWO "Ride To Cure" Program. Registration / Check-In will open at 7:00am and the Ride starts at 8:00am - $20 fee - 35 mile option / 70 mile option / 105 BIG century option - course will be marked, have a SAG ( Support / Aid / Gear ) vehicle and JDRF Coaches will be riding the course for support.
June 26: Young's Rally Ride Rally Ride #4, 9:00 am
Young’s Jersey Dairy (in Yellow Springs) to Jamestown and back, lunch provided – Approximately 60 miles. $20 fee (waived if you are signed up for the ride).
June 26: Fun in the Sun Kids Triathlon June 26, 2016
Kettering Rec. Center, 2900 Glengarry Dr. in Kettering
A fun triathlon experience for ages 4yrs old – 14 yrs old! A variety of distances based on age group!
Ages and Distances: (1K = 0.6miles)
Ages 5-6: 50 meter swim, 2K bike, 0.5K run
Ages 7-10: 100 meter swim, 4K bike, 1K run
Ages 11-14: 200 meter swim, 8K bike, 2K run
July 4: Vandalia Freedom Tour Registration opens 7:00 am, open start
The 50K and 100K routes wind through Butler Township/ Montgomery County and head north into Miami County. The 100K circles above Troy and makes its way through Casstown and Tipp City. The 50K heads north of Tipp City and joins up again with the 100K tour as it heads back to Vandalia.
July 14 -17: Greene Trails Cycling Classic
GTCC is a family-friendly, multi-day bicycle tour raising vital funds to support the region’s extensive system of nationally-recognized paved, multi-use trails. All rides begin and end at the campgrounds located at Greene County Parks and Trails’ Fairgrounds Recreation Center in Xenia.
July 16/17: Young's Ice Cream Charity Bike Tour
Simply the most well-supported and probably the most popular one or two-day event local event we have in the greater Miami Valley. Do it!
July 23: TK Hausfeld Ride for Life
New for 2016 location: Austin Landing. A short family friendly ride and a mid-range ride. Details and a link forthcoming.
July 27 - 30: University of Dayton - RIDE FOR LIFE
A Scenic 3-Day Bicycling FUNdraiser! Promoting life through education and action.
The Actavis+Allergan CF Cycle for Life is a fully-supported ride with route options of 20, 40, or 65 miles. From breakfast to our cycle post party, you can enjoy fully stocked rest stops every 10-12 miles, bike mechanics for bicycle maintenance and repair, ride marshals to cheer you along the way and plenty of support vehicles to help you complete the ride. Lunken Airport Playfield Picnic Shelter,
tbd: Artemis Gone Riding
Calling all fems! Grab your girl friends and join us for the BEST girls day out in town - on your bikes! 8:00 AM check- in, 9:00 AM ride begins.
August 28: Wright Wride
Sept 10: Tour de Donut
2000 riders: The Tour de Donut is a unique bicycle event, where your ability to eat donuts is just as important as your ability to ride your bicycle fast.
Sept 11: Sunflower Revolution
Extremely well-organized for one of our favorite causes. Yeatman's Cove at Sawyer Point. 25k, 40k, and 100k routes. Proceeds benefit the research and educational efforts of the Gardner Center for Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders at the University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute.