Gobbler Gives Bike Tour

This is a warm up for Saturday's - Gobbler Gives Bike Tour 35 mile Ride.  We will be hosting a lunch time ride in downtown Dayton with Tom Foolery Outdoors to collect more food, energize downtown and get people on bikes. The ride will leave at Noon from Courthouse Square in Downtown Dayton. Riders will load their bikes with food they wish to donate to the Foodbank Dayton. Our ride will travel to Foodbank Dayton for a food drop, weigh in and refreshments. Ride back to downtown with a sense of pride that we helped feed the hungry in the Miami Valley! Day of registration only. Food and cash … [Read more...]

2nd Annual Twisted Pretzel Tour

The Twisted Pretzel Tour is a mass-start timed event through the beautiful Germantown countryside. The routes (8, 19, or 38 miles) are flat to gently rolling with the longer routes traveling over the scenic Germantown dam (and down, not up, the dam hill). A ride across the wooden planks of the historic Germantown covered bridge is a feature enjoyed on all routes. Signs and road markings clearly mark the routes. Helmets are required. Professional timing is provided by Good Times Event Services. The ride is held in conjunction with the Germantown Pretzel Festival and is sponsored by the … [Read more...]

Register Now For The 5th Annual Tour de Dayton – It’s Free!

The 5th Annual Tour de Dayton cycling event will cruise through northwest Dayton’s neighborhoods on Saturday, August 1st. This free self-paced family-friendly activity includes a 10-mile route with stops at various Points of Interest including: Dayton View Triangle/Historic Seminary area, Roger Troutman Memorial Sound Sculpture, Rinaldo’s Bake Shoppe, Historic Fairview Park Amusement park site, Glass by James Michael & Co.(Blown Glass Shop, Classes & Gallery) Pat Antonick Heliotrope Studio(Ceramic Art, Beads, Digital Textile, Found Object Sculpture) Dayton Firehouse #14 & scenic … [Read more...]

Dayton Rotary Ride Launches June 20th

Biking in Dayton has become all the rage, and for good reason! We have amazing trails and a new Link bike system, that makes biking easier and more enjoyable than ever. Now the Rotary Club of Dayton is taking the love of biking one step further by starting their own charity ride. The inaugural Dayton Rotary Ride will be held this Saturday June 20th, with proceeds benefiting their popular International Exchange Student program. Phil Parks, one of the organizers of this event explains how the event will work: "The start of the ride has been carefully chosen as family friendly. We acknowledge … [Read more...]

Bike the Arts: Exploring Downtown Dayton

Since my car-less adventure way back in the day, I've always believed that one of the best ways to see our beautiful city is on a bike. With all the bike-love happening in Dayton these days - Link Dayton (bike share), recognition of our top ranking for the most off-street paved trails, the RiverScape bike hub, an increased number of bike lanes for commuting, our bronze ranking as a Bicycle-Friendly community and more - it's no wonder that more cycle tours and races are popping up for community members of every interest level and ability to strap on that helmet and ride. On Saturday, … [Read more...]

Link Connect Four

Join us for Link Connect 4! Every week in June we’ll be offering up chances to win cool prizes for connecting to four consecutive stations in the Link network. The fun kicks off next Friday, June 5 with a chance to win a tasty treat from Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream! … [Read more...]

The Miami Valley Cycling Summit Is Friday

The fourth biennial Miami Valley Cycling Summit is happening on May 29, 2015 in Piqua. Join with hundreds of regional leaders and cycling advocates at the Fort Piqua Plaza in historic downtown Piqua, Ohio to share your passion for cycling and influence the future of cycling in the Miami Valley. Once again, thanks to generous support of Bike Miami Valley and numerous event sponsors, participation in the Miami Valley Cycling Summit is FREE. The Miami Valley Cycling Summit is the region's opportunity to bring together in one location, for one day, they key individuals who are making decisions … [Read more...]

Link Bike Share To Offer 100 Free One Day Memberships

In it's very first week Dayton's Bike Share program Link is breaking expectations. The program saw over 1,300 trips opening week and over 350 unique users checking out bikes. “We are thrilled to have over 1,300 trips in the first week,” says Executive Director Laura Estandia. “Link bikes are awesome!” says local South Park resident Betsy Wilson. “My bike is old and is a hassle to drag out of the basement.  With my membership, I just pick a bike, head to my destination downtown and check it back in.  I live close to downtown, and often walk there, but the Link bike is a lot faster, and … [Read more...]

Free Helmets For Kids at Bike Rodeo this Saturday

 Five Rivers MetroParks has partnered with the Junior League of Dayton to host this year’s Wegerzyn Bike Rodeo —  and the organizations have more than 200 free bicycle helmets to give to local children ages 3 to 15. At this free event, children will be fitted with a helmet (no beads in hair, please) and a technician will check their bicycles. Children then will join the MetroParks Ranger Division on a ride through a safety course, learning new skills along the way. Allow one hour to complete the activities. New this year will be a display featuring an introduction to mountain biking, as … [Read more...]

Link Goes Live Tuesday

At noon on Tues, May 5th the long talked about bike share program will officially  go live in Dayton! With 24 stations installed all around downtown Dayton,  Link will have 225 bicycles available for rent. Thirteen stations will be placed in the Central Business District, east of the Great Miami River with a southbound border of Fifth Street. Five stations will be located around the University of Dayton Campus. UD was one of the founding sponsors of the program. The Dayton Art Institute and the UD Research Institute will also have docking stations.  For a map that helps you find the … [Read more...]