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Why should you ride?
  • It is fun to ride with others and be part of a grassroots effort like this


  • The post-ride African lunch will be FANTASTIC


  • We will have rest stops along the route and SAG support


  • The routes are a combination of bike path and scenic, low-traffic roads


  • You will get a free t-shirt (while they last)


  • You can purchase a cool event jersey, or raise $500 and get one free 


  • YOU WILL BE RAISING MONEY FOR A GREAT CAUSE! (and all donations are tax-deductible)



* Special thanks to David Ike and Shari Heinrich for our event photos.


Ride headquarters will be at Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park on the southwest side of Columbus (and convenient to Cincinnati and Dayton).  This year we are offering 5 bicycling distances, ranging from 10 to 62 miles. Or if you prefer to walk or run, you can enjoy 5 or 10 mile paths (or actually anywhere in between) within the park.  All bicycle routes will be on a combination of bike path and low-traffic country roads and will be supported by drink stops and a SAG vehicle.  The 10 mile route is on a compact dirt path within the park and can be safely completed by children.  Since there are inherent dangers to riding bicycles on open roads, we require riders of the longer routes to be 18 years or older, unless discussed with event organizers prior to the ride.
Our routes can be found here.
You will want to enter the park at the Cedar Ridge Entrance (overview map) and park in the lot on your right, soon after you enter. 
Registration will start at 7:30 am, with start times as follows:
51 and 62 mile riders: group start at 8:00 am.
25 and 35 mile riders: group start at 9:30 am.
10 mile riders and walkers/runners: group start at 10:00 am.
A fantastic and authentic African lunch will be served at the shelter after you complete your ride/walk/run.
There is no registration fee for the Tour de H2O.  However, each participant has a minimum fundraising goal of $100.  See some fundraising ideas and tips here!