THIRD ANNUAL TOUR DE BUCKEYE LAKE CYCLING EVENT
Saturday August 24, 2019
Join us for Tour de Lake – an Eight, Twenty-five or Fifty mile tour around beautiful Buckeye Lake. Our Tour this year includes 4.1 miles along the waters-edge on the new Buckeye Lake Dam. The 50-mile option includes a ride through picturesque Dawes Arboretum. The ride begins and ends at Buckeye Lake Winery, 13750 Rosewood Drive, Thornville. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and runs through 11:30 a.m. at the Winery. A post ride party will be held at the Winery.
For additional information or to register for event, click button (link goes live May 1st)
Pre-registration $35 per rider. Day-of registration $40 per rider.
Register day of event starting at 8:30 a.m. at The Winery!
Look for our “Same Day Registration” table. Checks and cash accepted ($40.00)
Bike Buckeye Lake offers three distinct bicycling courses throughout the day, all circumnavigating Beautiful Buckeye Lake. The three courses consist of: our 50 mile expanded route, our 25 mile standard route or our shorter 8 to 12 mile mini-routes. The route is well marked with arrows and signage; a route instruction sheet is available for each of the 3 rides indicating turns and distance between turns; a digital route is available to those riders with the phone app.
Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, August 24th at Buckeye Lake Winery. Riders may sign up ahead of time ONLINE or just show up the morning of the tour. All riders must go through the registration process that morning to get their materials whether pre-registered or not. Riders may begin the tour immediately following registration – there is no mass start. Each rider will be required to wear a helmet and to complete a registration/release form at which time each rider receives a voucher for a complementary beverage at Buckeye Lake Winery and wrist band to receive a complementary ice cream at Papa Boos.
There will be two rest stops for the 25 and 50 mile rides. One will be located at Brooks Park in Fairfield County and the other at North Shore Boat Ramp in the Village of Buckeye Lake. Water, snacks and restroom facilities will be available at the rest stops.
Safety signage and police cars with flashing lights will be present at points in the route where traffic needs to be alerted to slow down for riders crossing the road.
The post-ride party will be held at Buckeye Lake Winery featuring live music and lunch menu. 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.
Following the tour there will be a post cycling party with live music at the Winery. Enjoy their lovely lakefront view, excellent selection of food and wine, plus craft beer from Buckeye Lake Brewery.
THANK YOU TO OUR WONDERFUL SPONSORS, DONORS, VOLUNTEERS!
Thanks too to our fantastic riders!