Major Taylor Cycling Club Annual Signature Ride!

Hey Dayton Cycling enthusiast check out the  Major Taylor Cycling Clubs Annual Signature ride and other rides they have and participate in during the year!!!

Major Taylor is a local cycling club that rides regularly that you can join if you like with great diverse groups of people who share the love of biking no matter what skill level.

See their website calendar for detail on all scheduled rides, contact information and calendar of events!!!!


Dayton Loves Cycling!!!





2014 Tour de Dayton Update

Hey Tour de Dayton fans followers and participants.

Just posting a quick update letting you know we will be posting our route map for this years Tour de Dayton within the next week so stay tuned and go ahead and register online!!!

Here are a few fun details for this years cycling tour:

Starting & ending at Washington Park, this year we will be riding through Northeast and part of Southeast Dayton neighborhoods of (Wright View, McCook Field, Old North Dayton & Springfield).

The tour includes a stop at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force for their monthly Family Day events with a special parking area for cyclists.  In addition, the tour will includea  chance to ride through the scenic Eastwood Park Mad River bike trail on the way using the new WPAFB trail tunnel connector and bike traffic path, which passes the museum.  Click here to find out more about the events at the museum for family day.

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), City of Dayton Fire Training Center, an Old Firehouse where the current EC Doren Library has set up shop (while their building is being renovated), 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 all in one place!!!  The ride will also include a scenic ride past many of the Old North Dayton historic architectural churches of (Polish, Hungarian, German, Lithuania, 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).

As usual we will have volunteers 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… let me say that again … its all free!!!!

Ken Arnold & Rachel Barnett

2011 NLI Graduates & Co Founders of Tour de Dayton

Free Community Garden Bicycling Tour Saturday July 19, 2014

Tour de Dayton is just one free, family-friendly ride coming up this summer.  Join MetroParks staff and volunteers on a bike tour to several community gardens in the Southwest Dayton area Saturday July 19 from 9 am – Noon.

Meet at Edgemont Solar Gardens, 919 Miami Chapel Rd. Ride your bike with the group or pick up a route map and travel on your own. Contact (937) 276-7053 for details.  Here is a link to the map:

Hope to see you there!

Tour de Dayton staff

Tour De Dayton 2014!

Hello all you bike fans, followers, past participants and community members!

We just want to let you know the 4th annual Tour de Dayton is in the planning stages and we will be posting updates on our site here as we go.

The date for this years event will be Saturday August 16th 9am-3pm so mark your calendars. We look forward to seeing you again this year as we 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!

See you this summer!!

The Fab 4

2013 Tour de Dayton Free Kids Bike Helmets!

Great news 2013 Tour de Dayton participants!!

Through our partnerships and support for Dayton Children’s this year we will be able to give away 25 kids bike helmets (ages 3 – Teen) including helmet pledge cards to support safe biking for kids and parents!

There will be a Team of two Dayton Children’s reps onsite at the park/(event start location) to do helmet fitting and pledge cards and basic helmet safety awareness training. Helmets will be given out on first come first serve basis until all are gone.


Dayton Childrens &
Ms. Teresa Giehl CHW
Coordinator, Dayton Children’s Family Resource Center

The Fab 4
Dayton Loves Cycling!

2013 Route Map

Hey Dayton!!! Bring your bike and join us this year Saturday August 17th 9am-3pm at Welcome Park for a free 10 mile cycling tour along Dayton’s bike friendly streets, experiencing local business, cultural, historical and recreational destinations in our neighborhoods that promote our growing healthy quality of life and learn why “Dayton Loves Cycling”!!

This year’s cycling tour route will allow riders to explore cycling through the streets of the following innerwest & southwest Dayton neighborhoods: (Carillon, Miami Chapel, Egdemont, Madden Hills, Lakeview, Pineview, & Highview Hills)

The cool points of interest along the tour this year includes: The Edgmont Solar Garden, Fire Station #10, Louise Troy Elementary, The new Germantown Street Produce Meat Market, The Dayton Police Training Academy, former Lakeside Amusement Park Site, The Humane Society, Huffies BBQ, , Old Green Caslte Cemetary/Church, and a visit to the highest natural geographical point in the valley(View the Valley!) and a cool ride down the original Soap Box Derby Hill!!!

Check out the route map and come out and enjoy the ride rain or shine!!!

BIKE ROUTE 08-05-13
The Fab 4

Safe Kids Day at Life Enrichment Center on Saturday May 18 2013

One of our stops on the Tour de Dayton ride last year, the Life Enrichment Center, is having a Safe Kids Day event on Saturday May 18 2013.  The event will provide education and instruction for parents and children on safe play habits for summer time fun.  There will be bicycle rides, rodeos, pedal car races, and more!

Calling all Cyclists!

Calling all Cyclists!

Are you an avid cyclist?  Would you like to log and track your cycling adventures as a part of a National Bike Challenge Team called Dayton Downtown Riders?  If so, then check out this link to join the team!  If you are not already a member, you will need to join  The basic membership is free.

From May 1st to September 30th, log your trips by bike to see how your riding benefits not only yourself, but our entire city. Have fun and happy cycling!

Tour de Dayton 2013!

Hello riders!

We are excited to announce that we are beginning the planning process for the third annual Tour de Dayton event.  It’s been very inspiring and empowering to be able to make an impact on the community and see the many Daytonites come out and support our event.  Some pictures and a recap of the prior event will be posted shortly but we just wanted to let you all know that we are still here and beginning to brainstorm about ways to make this year’s event the best ever!

That’s all we have for now.  Let’s just hope that this -

turns into this -

sooner rather than later.


The fabulous 4 :)

Hello Fellow Bike Riders … Check This Out!

An informative article from the Miami Valley Bike Trail

Dear Miami Valley Bike Trail enthusiasts:
The re-designed is less than a year old and the site partners have been happy to see the positive community response to the new site. Soon, new Featured Partner and trail-specific advertising opportunities will be available to promote businesses that serve the trails.

Since Tom Recktenwalt generously donated his original site content and the new site was launched in May 2012 over 385 site users have signed up for the Trail Talk newsletter. MVBT has received over 40 inquiries or questions through our “Contact Us” feature, including inquiries from out of state about bike trip planning on the Miami Valley Trails! Google Analytics tell us that the site gets steady regular traffic even through the cold winter months. It is because of this that the Site Partners are confident that the investment in the site will prove beneficial to our agencies and the Miami Valley region.

Keeping a site as far reaching as Miami Valley Bike Trails up to date and relevant is an on-going process. In fact staff at our partner agencies each devote time to reviewing and updating content to be sure MVBT remains a reliable resource for Miami Valley residents and visitors to our trails. In addition, software updates and server hosting costs represent an annual maintenance expense. This kind of upkeep costs money.
For these reasons the MVBT partner agencies have decided to implement a limited advertising program on the pages of  We benchmarked other similar web resources, talked through concepts with regional experts, and carefully designed an advertising approach intended to generate the resources needed to keep this site current and useful for our users.

The system in development now will have four slots for “Featured Partners” of the site. Their display ads will appear on the home page and every trail page. In addition there will be trail-specific advertisement slots appearing on each trail page which will be attractive opportunities for trail-side business to attract additional business from trail users. Please be assured that all ads submitted to Miami Valley Bike Trails will first be approved by our local site partners prior to appearing live on the site.  We seek to ensure that MVBT remains a safe and appropriate web site for trail users of all ages. This change to the site is planned for launch by March 2013.

Once these site advertisements have come online, please feel free to provide us with your comments and questions through the MVBT “Contact Us” feature.

Thank you,
MVBT Site Partners


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