- A convenient place for Northeast Ohio cycling enthusiasts to easily find local invitational and club rides.
- The list below is in date order, sortable by distance and club in the sidebar. Each listing has a link to the sponsoring clubs’ ride page.
- Links to the area club’s online ride calendars are in the right sidebar, as well as some links to more distant rides and clubs.
- Follow for detailed ride info.
4-10-2013 NOTE: 2013 updates have not been done yet, should be complete before May 1, updates are a continuous work in progress.
8:30 Sunday September 2, 2012 57 or 96 miles
Circle Cleveland, free – as in beer, fun. Take a lap around Cleveland and experience everything northern Ohio cycling has to offer in one fully unsupported ride. MetroParks west and east through the scenic Rocky River and Chagrin River Valleys. Urban Lakewood and a spectacular Cleveland lakefront skyline view, Cleveland west and east. Lakefront bike path and stately Bratenahl. Check out the Browns tailgaters as we ride through the stadium bound crowds and smell the last whiffs of everything not vegan. Not up for 96 miles take the 57 mile shortcut and enjoy the surprising ride right through the middle of an operating steel mill. With a little luck you’ll get to see the rail tanker cars glowing with the fiery metal they are transporting.
Monday September 3, 2012 100 miles
This is a one hundred mile ride around Medina and into northern Wayne County. The ride starts at Plaza 71 on Rt. 18, just east of I-71, then heads to Brunswick, a rest stop in Valley City, breakfast in Litchfield, ice cream in West Salem, a beautiful ride through the Cedar and Clear Creek Valleys, followed by lunch in Lodi, more ice cream in Seville and Wadsworth, then back to the start. A challenging, fun and do-able ride. Bring money or food for it’s totally Unsupported, but maps are provided.
A real value
Sunday September 16, 2011 35, 62, 100 miles
Newton Falls. North East Ohio Century is cycling at its best! Join 600 enthusiastic cyclists on a personal century challenge through beautiful Amish farmland in one of Ohio’s most picturesque areas. NEOC has a route for everyone! Pick a 35 mile, 62 mile “metric century” or 100 mile “century” route. All routes are scenic flat to rolling terrain with a few hills-great for your longest ride or your fastest century. Sag wagons will patrol all the routes for assistance throughout the day. Snacks and lunch? NEOC is famous for its delicious lunches AND homemade cookies at the snack stops
35, 62, 100
9:00 Sunday September 23, 2012 45 miles
This is a free ride of about 45 miles around north-central Ohio. A map is provided, but NO other services are provided. NO sag wagon, NO snack stops, NO closed course, NO first aid cars, NO food. Get the idea? Then come prepared! The riders usually stop at the Malabar Inn for lunch. This ride is an old-fashioned self-sufficient ride where riders are expected to be prepared to handle any problem themselves. The ride goes through the Mohican State Forest and past Malabar Farm. THIS IS A HILLY RIDE. MAKE SURE YOU ARE IN SHAPE TO HANDLE THE HILLS. BE PREPARED TO TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF IF YOU COME TO THIS RIDE! Attendance is usually between 5 and 20 depending on the weather. You will be riding on public roads that day and there is no liability at all assumed by anyone assisting with this ride. Be prepared, ride safely, and enjoy the day
Great Day for UP Copyright Richard DeLombard
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9:00 Sunday, October 14, 2012 37, 68 miles
32nd Annual FALL-N-LEAF ride. Ride starts in Bellville, Ohio, traveling through Richland and Knox counties with some challenging hills. The Richland B & O trail is also part of this ride. We have hot sandwiches and full SAG support. This is a great late cycling season tour with plenty of fall colors to enjoy. Entry form online:
10:00 Saturday October 27, 2012 28, 50 miles
Enjoy the beautiful fall scenery, cool weather, apple cider and much more!! FFF(FFFF) has been an annual FREE event since 1976. The route is 50 miles with a 28 mile cutoff. included is a map, complimentary cider stop, good company, and places to buy food along the route. FFF(FFFF) starts at the Medina Square. A city ordinance forbids riding on the sidewalks at the square.
More details at FFF(FFFF)
The Count (Lou Vetter) and friends Copyright Richard DeLombard
Sunday 9:00 November 4, 2012 33, 67 miles
An OBF Calendar supporting ride and the traditional finish of the touring season in NE Ohio. A full service ride with marked route, map, 3 food stops for the metric and one for the 1/2 metric and SAG. The metric route is flat to rolling, while the 1/2 metric is mostly flat. Of course, there’s still Mill Hollow with it’s 12½% (average) grade climb that we go down! The ride starts from Oberlin on the first Sunday of November.
12:00 noon Saturday, January 1, 2013 2, 12, 24 miles
A Bi-Cycling Dandy Excuse For Getting Hibernated In January has been an annual event since 1977. The route is set up with 2, 12, and 24 mile loops with Stop-N-Go convenience stores along the way. To be comfortable, you must be prepared for the weather conditions that day! The ride is held regardless of the weather. Personalized participation certificates will be for sale at cost. Starts at the Medina Square.
Medina New Year’s Ride
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