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7th Annual Tour de Dayton is coming up Saturday Aug 5th (9am-3pm)!!!

Hey Tour de Dayton Fans Just a friendly Reminder!!!

The 7th Annual Tour de Dayton is coming up Saturday Aug 5th 9am-3pm at the Dayton VA Medical Center/National Park 4100 W Third Street a local and national historic landmark!!! Special for this year Tour de Dayton will be a part of the Dayton VA historical 150th year celebration activities!

Registration will be located in the large parking lot near the Liscum Rd entrance to the Dayton VA campus off of Third Street so we recommend entering the Dayton VA campus using the Liscum Rd entrance for your convenience. Liscum Rd is accessed directly as a exit from I-35 West & directly off of West Third Street.

Check out the maps on this page for details of the great points of interest you will experience while riding through the Dayton VA campus and surrounding neighborhoods this year!!

Don’t forget each year is a new route, a new ride and a new experience so take the time ride at your own pace bring family and friends and enjoy this innovative annual Dayton Original biking tour!!!!

You can register the same day from (9-11am) or use this link to register in advance online.

Also we will have a limited number of the rare “Tour de Dayton” T-shirts available for sale ($10) each in military green in honor of the Dayton VA Medical Centers historic 150th Anniversary Celebration and in honor of all Military Veterans while supplies last.

Hope to see you out there!!!!


2017 Tour de Dayton Planning Team













2017 Tour de Dayton Route Points of Interest

Hey Tour de Dayton Fans Followers & Participants.

Are ready for another exciting bike tour adventure? Want join us and be part of the Dayton VA Medical Centers 150th Anniversary Celebration Bike Tour!

Come and bring your bike and join us and be a part of the Dayton VA Medical Centers 150th Anniversary Celebration for a free family friendly 10-mile ride exploring local Architectural, Cultural, Historical, Geographical, national, Service and Recreational points of interest in the Dayton VA Grounds and the neighborhoods of (Westwood & Residence Park).

Tour Registration/Start/End/Location:

The Dayton VA Medical Center Campus

4100 West Third Year

Dayton Ohio 45428

(Registration located in VA Parking Lot Near the Liscum Rd Entrance See VA route Map for details)


(The VA Tour includes: A Video History Screening, The Magnificent Grotto, Veterans Museum, Monument Hill, Historic Church Bldg Tours & a ride through the Scenic Hallow Grounds)

(Neighborhood section of tour includes: Wright Brothers Airplane Factory Site, Wesley Community Center/Free Healthy Snacks, Scenic Tour, & Residence Park)  

Check out the route maps below for route details!!

2017 Dayton VA Campus TDD Route Map



Share the Tour information with friends family and fellow bike riding enthusiast.

We hope see you out there again this year!

The Tour De Dayton Planning Team

10th Annual Major Taylor Signature Ride

Hey Tour de Dayton fans, followers and participants!

Interested in another Dayton bike ride for adults and families? Check out the upcoming “10th Annual Major Taylor Dayton Signature Ride” Saturday July 15 2017 at Welcome Stadium Parking Lot D.

Want more details? Check out the Major Taylor cycling clubs website link below:



Tour de Dayton Planning Team

Dayton Loves Cycling!!






2017 Tour de Dayton Registration is open!!!!

Hey Tour de Dayton Fans followers and participants want to register early this year for the upcoming 7th Annual Tour de Dayton Saturday August 5th 9Am-3PM touring the scenic historic Dayton VA Medical Center grounds an the surrounding  Dayton neighborhoods?

Click on this link below or the registration page above to  pre-register and speed up your  registration process on event day!!!! Online pre-registration will be open until Aug 2nd or you can always register the same day as well if you miss the pre-registration cut-off date..

Hope to see you out there for one of the best free annual bike tour events in Dayton!!!!!

The Tour de Dayton planning Team!!!

2017 Tour de Dayton

Hello to all you Tour de Dayton bike fans, followers, past participants, sponsors, supporters and community members! We have something unique and special for you to experience on this years 7th Annual Tour de Dayton !!!!!……

In partnership with and as part of the Dayton VA Medical Centers 150th Anniversary celebration this years 7th Annual Tour de Dayton will include a detailed riding tour of the Historic Dayton VA Medical Center grounds, its historic sites, landscape, architecture, walking tour opportunities, historic photos, a video review of its history from its start as decree by President Abraham Lincoln as a (Soldiers Home/national cemetery/tourist attraction) to now, as well as a tour of the surrounding neighborhoods.

The date for this years event will be Saturday August 5th 9am-3pm so mark your calendars. This years Tour will start and end at the Dayton VA Medical Center 4100 West 3rd Street Dayton Ohio 45428. Tour de Dayton Registration & designated parking will be located on the Liscum Rd side parking entrance of the VA Medical Center.

We are currently in the planning stages and we will be posting updates including this years route map on our site here as we go.

We look forward to seeing you again this year as we continue our annual neighborhood biking tour tradition of creating a new tour route each year exploring a new part of our wonderful city while visiting new points of interest in the neighborhoods along the way discovering why Dayton Loves Cycling!

See you this summer!!

Thanks from the Tour de Dayton Planning Team!!!

& The Dayton Neighborhood Leadership Alumni Association!!!

2016 Point of Interest on the Tour!!!

Want to check out the 2016 Tour de Dayton “Points of Interest” on the tour this year?

Check out the details about the great variety of Art, Cultural, Historical, Recreational, Architectural, Service and local business places listed below we will be visiting during this year’s Tour de Dayton while riding through the South East Dayton Neighborhoods of: (University Park, Shroyer Park, Patterson Park, Belmont & Walnut Hills).


This year’s tour features: 3 Women Owned/founded/operated businesses!!!


(Woman Founded) Esther Price Candies – (Celebrating 90 Years of homegrown Dayton Candy making Excellence!) Featuring Samples & Candy making process video for the visitors!

1709 Wayne Avenue Dayton, OH 45410 Phone: (937) 253-2121 Fax: (937) 253-6034

Hours: Mon. – Fri. 8:00am – 5:30pm Sat: 9:00am – 5:00pm


(Historical) Daytons Original Dairy Queen – (Dayton’s 1st & original building/location since the 1948) featuring original historical store memorabilia

1042 Shroyer Road Dayton Ohio 45419



(Artistic Community Recreation) Jane Newcome Park – (Named after 1st Child born in history of Dayton) A Beautiful neighborhood park renovation by the Patterson Park Neighborhood Association featuring incredible Giant Artistic Murals!

Located directly on the new Dayton Kettering Corridor Bike Trail

See Video Clip Link below


(Woman Owned) Patterson Road Art GalleryFemale Owner/Artist Christy Jennewein (She’s showing her own eclectic array of mixed abstract paintings and embellished furniture with a few consignment artists thrown into the mix, offers classes for those interested in embellishing furniture of their own in a intimate setting that shows off her furniture and several unique works.)

WHAT: Patterson Road Art Gallery, Owner/Artist Christy Jennewein

WHERE: 1025 Patterson Road     WHEN: Open Wednesdays – Saturdays

HOURS: Noon to 6 p.m.     INFO: 937-313-9883

Check out this news article link


(Landmark Historical Architectural & Cultural Gem) Belmont United Methodist Church – (One of the Belmont Neighborhood’s Crown Jewels for Historic Church Designs, Interior & Exterior Architecture, Craftsmanship & Community Worship & other Services)

2701 S. Smithville Road Dayton Ohio 45420

Pastor Randy Coleman 937.254.1788 Email Pastor Randy- Email Susan, Admin. Assistant –

Link Below


(Artistic) Truth & Triumph Tattoo “Belmont Location” – (One the nation’s Top recognized Tattoo Artist businesses check out the webisodes on their site and find out more!!!) Open an issue of INKED, INTERNATIONAL TATTOO, TATTOO REVUE, SKIN ART, PRICK, as well as many other titles, you’ll see an editorial on these guys, an advertisement, or maybe a featured photo somewhere in the issue. These guys are everywhere, and when it comes to tattooing, these guys are on a bold mission to tattoo any and everyone! Contact us today and find out what the buzz is all about! )

613 Watervilet Ave, Dayton Ohio 45420 (937)-258-1410

Monday – Closed, Tue – Sat 12 – 7pm, Sunday 12-7pm

Check out Links below



(Local Neighborhood Food) Angie’s Firehouse Tavern – (Local Neighborhood Bar & Grille restaurant containing “Old Firehouse Ambiance” & great historic firehouse memorabilia!)

703 Watervilet Ave Dayton Ohio 45420  (937)-252-5125

Check out the Facebook Link below


(Health & Fitness) Lohrey Recreation Center – (City of Dayton Recreation Center & Poole located in Belmont Park)

2366 Glenarm Avenue Dayton Ohio 45420

Note (Official Free Healthy Snack location for all Tour de Dayton participating cyclist)

Check out the link below


(Natural Wetland & Boardwalk) Woodman Fen(Five Rivers Metroparks Wildlife Conservation Area “Daytons only Fen!” ) This 33-acre natural area contains a rare groundwater-fed wetland known as a fen. Fens contain thick deposits of peat and support many rare and usual plants, birds and various wildlife. A 1,800-foot ADA accessible boardwalk snakes around the wetland and keeps your feet dry as you walk and observe this natural wonder.

2409 Newcastle Drive Dayton Ohio 45420

Park Hours Apr. 1 – Oct. 31, 8 AM – 10 PM                Nov. 1 – Mar. 31, 8 AM – 8 PM Closed Christmas and New Year’s Day

Check out the links below


(Woman Business) Kenzies K-9 Design – Pet Grooming – (Designer Pet grooming service)

3417 Wayne Ave Dayton Ohio 45420      937-252-9077

Checkout the Facebook Link


(City Service) FireStation/House Engine #15 – (City of Dayton Fire Station & EMS located in Walnut Hills serving the South East Dayton Neighborhoods)

2801 Wayne Ave Dayton Ohio 45420 (937)-333-4500



(National Historic Register) Ohmer Park House(House listed in National Register of Historic Places in Dayton Ohio/Walnut Hills October 16th 1974) Originally known as the NICHOLAS OHMER HOUSE, 1350 Creighton Avenue. This elegant Victorian home was built in 1864 by leading Dayton businessman, civic leader and horticulturist Nicholas Ohmer. The area surrounding the house was subdivided for residential development in 1889 and called Ohmer Park Ohmer descendants continued to occupy the house until 1990 when it was purchased by  Robert and Lola Signom, who restored this elegant city landmark to its original grandeur. The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.

1350 Creighton Ave Dayton Ohio 45420

Check out the Links


(Culture)-Gar Drolma Buddhist Center

Gar Drolma Buddhist Center was founded in 2002 by His Eminence Garchen Rinpoche, a high lama in the Drikung Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. The center has authentic Buddhist teachers, both in residence and visiting, who represent a pure and unbroken lineage of Buddhist training.

Our community center is dedicated to sharing and sustaining Buddhist teachings and practices, through the unbroken lineage of Drikung Kagyu teachers—and visiting teachers from other lineages as well. Our doors are open to all who seek a deeper, truer, more significant experience of life—from the general public to Buddhist practitioners of all levels.

1329 Creighton Ave. Dayton, OH 45420 | Directions (937) 252-2220



(Recreation & Scenic City Views) Walnut Hills Park – WALNUT HILLS PARK, between Wayne and Buchanan Avenues, was established in  1926 as a municipal park by the City of Dayton. It offers a spectacular view of Dayton and the surrounding area from a recently constructed viewing platform and stage.

2350 Wayne Ave Dayton Ohio 45420 & 300-346 Buchanan Ave



(Historical & Natural) Woodlawn Cemetery – Is one of the oldest “garden” cemeteries in the United States. Woodland was incorporated in 1842 by John Whitten Van Cleve, the first male child born in Dayton. Its Romanesque gateway, chapel and office, completed in 1889, are on the National Register of Historic Places. The chapel has one of the finest original Tiffany windows in the country.

Cemetery Gates Open Daily All Season 8:00 AM        937-228-3221

Check out the links for details






2016 Tour de Dayton Route Map

Want to see the exciting interesting route participants will be taking on this years tour through the southeast Dayton neighborhoods of (Shroyer Park, Patterson Park, Walnut Hills, Belmont & University Park) using the neighborhood streets and bike trails?

Check out the route map link below!!!…..

2016 TDD BIKE ROUTE 07-01-16


See you out there where Dayton Loves Cycling!!

The Tour de Dayton Planning Team!!!!

2016 Major Taylor Signature Ride Saturday July 16th!!

Greetings Tour de Dayton fans followers, past participants and fellow biking enthusiast! Looking for ride to do in July?…… Check out this one from the Dayton biking Club Major Taylor……..pass it on!!!


The 9th Annual Major Taylor Cycling Club of Dayton’s Signature Ride – Saturday, July 16, 2016


Greetings Major Taylor Signature Ride Past Participants,  Our 9th Annual Major Taylor Signature Ride will be held on Saturday, July 16, 2016 at the Welcome Stadium Parking Lot D. There will be Adult rides 18, 32 and 62 miles and a Family ride 10 miles. Pull out time for the Adult ride is 7:00 a.m. and Family ride is 9:30 a.m. For more information go to the link below.

We invite each one of you to participate in this worthwhile event. The proceeds will go to the Boys and Girls Club. There will be food, music, children’s rodeo, and an enjoyable time socializing with the Major Taylor members.

Go to to register for the event. We hope to see you there.


Live Well, Ride Free.

Jackie Chase

MTCCD 2016 Signature Ride Registration Coordinator

“Live Well, Ride Free”

2016 Tour de Dayton Online Registration is Open!!!

Hey Tour de Dayton Fans followers and participants want to register early this year for the upcoming 6th Annual Tour de Dayton Saturday August 6th 9Am-3PM touring the south east Dayton neighborhoods of University Park, Shroyer Park, Patterson Park, Belmont & Walnut Hills?

Click on this link below or the registration page above to  pre-register and speed up your  registration process on event day!!!! Online pre-registration will be open until Aug 4th or you can always register the same day as well if you miss the pre-registration cut-off date..

Check out the sneak peak post to see some of the great places we are touring this year before the official route map and press release is posted!!!!

Hope to see you out there for the best free bike tour event in Dayton!!!!!

The Tour de Dayton planning Team!!!





2015 Tour de Dayton Photos!!!

Hey Fans, Followers & past participants……… here are just a few pictures from last years (2015) Tour de Dayton!!!

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