Tour de Lake


Join us for Tour de Buckeye Lake’s 45, 26 or 8 mile bicycle Tour circumventing beautiful Buckeye Lake! The 45 and 26 mile Tours this year include a 4.1 mile stretch along the new Buckeye Lake Dam. The 45-mile option includes a ride through picturesque Dawes Arboretum. Net proceeds from the cycling event benefit the development of multi-use trails around Buckeye Lake and the Bike Buckeye Lake Christmas Bike Drive, providing bicycles to underprivileged children.


Bike Buckeye Lake’s Tour de Buckeye Lake offers three distinct bicycling courses throughout the day, all circumnavigating beautiful Buckeye Lake. All rides begin and end at the Buckeye Lake Winery – 13750 Rosewood Drive, Thornville. Be sure to plan for the live band playing at the post-cycling party!

With three bike routes to choose from, there is something for everyone!

        45 mile route      •      26.5 mile route      •      8 mile route

There will be two rest stops for the 45 mile and 26.5 mile routes that include water, snacks and restroom facilities. Rest stops will be located at Brooks Park in Fairfield County and at North Shore Boat Ramp in the Village of Buckeye Lake, Licking County.

 Click Here for Route Map

All routes will be well marked with arrows and signage and police cars with flashing lights will be present where traffic needs alerted to riders. A route instruction sheet will be provided at registration for each of the three rides indicating turns and distance between turns. A digital route is also available via the Ride with GPS – Bike Computer app.

Registration 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., Saturday, August 24th at Buckeye Lake Winery

$35 Pre-Registration – Click Here to Register
$40 Same Day Registration – Look for registration table. Cash & checks accepted

•  All riders are required to wear a helmet.
•  There is no mass-start, and you can go at your own pace.
•  Your ride begins after you complete registration.

Registration includes:

•  Route instruction sheet, or you can use the Ride with GPS – Bike Computer app 
•  Coupon for reduced-price first beverage at Buckeye Lake Winery
•  One complementary ice cream at PaPa Boos
•  Beautiful views, friendly faces, fellowship with locals and other cycling enthusiasts

Don’t miss the high-demand Bike Buckeye Lake t-shirts available for purchase at the Winery before and after the ride!

Post-Cycling Party:

Following the Tour there will be a post-cycling party with live music, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., at the Buckeye Lake Winery.
Enjoy the lovely lakefront view, excellent selection of food and wine plus craft beer from Buckeye Lake Brewery.


Bike Buckeye Lake is a 501(c)3 grassroots group of volunteers who have a passion for outdoor recreation, promoting healthy lifestyles, creating wellness, economic development, improved transportation, education and fundraising opportunities in our beautiful, natural environment. With these amenities both local families and distant visitors will enjoy Buckeye Lake as a destination location.

If you’re interested in volunteering, or becoming a Tour de Buckeye Lake sponsor, contact us!