Roll along Dayton’s bike friendly neighborhood streets, experiencing cultural and historical destinations that promote our growing healthy quality of life on the Tour De Dayton! This 4th annual community biking event started with the purpose of helping Dayton become a more active bicycle friendly city while promoting the diverse neighborhoods, culture and proud history of Dayton.
Explorer a new part of our wonderful city with a new route as we do each year and visit new great points of interest along the way discovering why Dayton Loves Cycling! On Saturday August 16th from 9am-3pm, starting & ending at Washington Park, this year riding through Northeast and part of Southeast Dayton neighborhoods of (Wright View, McCook Field, Old North Dayton & Springfield).
In addition there is an option for cyclist to ride to visit the WPAFB Museum in conjunction with their annual “Family Day Celebration” as well as a chance to ride through the scenic Eastwood Park Mad River bike trail on the way using the brand new WPAFB trail tunnel connector that takes you straight to the gate of the museum using the new off street bike traffic path!!
A few other points of interest this year will be a visit to DATV where you can see how tv programs are made, MVCDC (Located in Ahiska Turkish owned community center), scenic ride past many of the Old North Dayton historic architectural churches of (Polish, Hungarian, German, Lithuanina, Baptist, Catholic, Pentecostals & church of God origins and ownership), a section of the old canal bed(Rita street), The Kossuth Colony Historic District (Notre Dame, & Baltimore streets), the Life Enrichment Center (safety Village & community outreach Bike repair & safety training), the riverscape bike hub for free tours and two of the best kept secrets in North Dayton a cool historic neighborhood deli (Charlies Deli) & SWORD– Southwest Ohio Recreation & Defense where you can take classes for Belly Dancing, Archery, Fencing, Martial Arts Yoga And other exercises right here in our city all in one place!!!
Volunteers will be along the route at the points of interest to assist bike parking etc, Water refill stops, restrooms stops, as well as giving away a variety of bike related items, free healthy snack stop break while supplies last for participants and its all free.
Online registration will close around August 13 a few days before this years tour to allow time for administration but no worries you can register the same day of the event as well.