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