Tour de Lake 2020


AUGUST 21-23, 2020

Buckeye Lake has been closely monitoring the state’s safety recommendations related to COVID-19, and we feel the right thing to do is take a different approach to Tour de Buckeye Lake this year. We are still having it, but it is going to look different to help protect the health and safety of our riders, and our volunteers.

Instead of having a large one-day event Tour de Buckeye Lake will be extended over a three-day period. You can ride whenever you want, as many times as you want!



  • Registration will only be online this year. There will be no in-person registration or packet pickup.
  • There is no registration fee this year, the ride is completely free. You will have the option to donate to our Mission of trail development around Buckeye Lake if you wish, but it is optional, as Tour de Buckeye Lake is our main annual fundraiser.

Route Information

  • 45-mile – Includes four miles lakeside, and goes through beautiful Dawes Arboretum
  • 26-mile – Includes four miles lakeside
  • 8-mile – All lakeside, surrounded by food and drink establishments

Maps & Cue Sheets – Routes Only

Maps & Cue Sheets – Includes Points of Interest (Dining/Entertainment)

Download Routes & Parking Locations

Route Markings

  • 8 Mile Route – No markings needed
  • 26 Mile Route – Follow Yellow Arrows
  • 45 Mile Route – Follow Green Arrows


All routes are mapped to start at the North Ramp Boat Launch, however you can start your ride wherever you would like on your route. There are four public parking areas, which are on the Ride With GPS  Points of Interest map downloads. Please note, the North Ramp Boat Launch parking lot usually fills up by mid-morning.

Important Changes – Please Read

  • Past events we provided water stops and food, and included a post-cycling party for riders to enjoy and socialize. We will not be able to provide any of those things this year. 
  • No SAG support is being provided, no police at busy intersections and no pontoon water taxis this year. We are only providing routes for you to enjoy, please be mindful of that.

Food, Drink, Entertainment

Riders will be welcomed by business partners of Bike Buckeye Lake, the many great dining and drink establishments around the lake. Look for the Tour de Buckeye Lake yard sign!

Photo Ops!

There will be two Going The Distance photo-op banners to show your friends and family you went the distance in Tour de Buckeye Lake! One banner will be at the North Shore Boat Ramp, the other will be at the entrance/exit of Dawes Arboretum.


Share your ride with us! We would love to see photos of your ride experience. Post photos to social media with #TourDeBuckeyeLake, or easily upload them to our CrowdRiff Collector by clicking here, compliments of our friends at Visit Fairfield County.


Safety Reminders & Recommendations

  • Please wear your helmet.
  • For your safety and the safety of others, do not wear earbuds or headphones while riding. 
  • All riders are required to obey all traffic laws. Traffic will not be detoured, stopped, or slowed for this event.
  • Be sure to respect social distancing.

Thank you

On behalf of Bike Buckeye Lake and our community, we thank you for your continuing support. We hope that you will join us for this unique event. Be assured that everyone’s health and safety is our top priority. We look forward to Tour de Buckeye Lake 2021 breaking another record!

DONATE: All donations and proceeds of Bike Buckeye Lake go toward the measures required for trail development, such as grant applications, land leases and acquisition, engineers and consultants, safety and maintenance, publicity, and garnering support.

Make checks payable to: Bike Buckeye Lake, PO Box 523, Buckeye Lake, Ohio 43008