The Full Service Tours

 The longest running most significant biking event in North America

Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure (GOBA) starts Father's Day Weekend, the third Saturday in June

Upper Sandusky Family Run Bicycle Tour (USFBT) is the Second weekend in July

Ridge Runner Ramble (RRR) is late July  
(RRR benefits the Homeless Family Foundation)

Steve Barbour Memorial Tour is mid to late August

 Knox County Bicycle Challenge (KCBC) third Weekend in September   

Columbus Fall Challenge (CFC) - Ohio's hardest tour - date to come

First Annual Harvest Ride - Support local organic farmers in late September and add to their bounty. This ride benefits OEFFA (Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association)

Upcoming events

    • 06/17/2017
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • 3570 Coonpath Rd NW, Carroll, OH
    43rd HOOT-Heart of Ohio Tour
    Saturday, June 17th . 7:30-9 a.m.  "Budget" Tour

    Gloryland Nazarene Church off Coonpath Road, Carroll, Ohio. Time to see trees and flowers in full bloom of Summer in the surrounding hills and farms around Lancaster and Fairfield County.  Scenic tour in the Lancaster and Fairfield county area. Roads will be marked and maps provided. 34-100 miles. Longer routes are hilly. 

    Register online before Midnight Thursday (6/15) and receive an email Friday(6/16) with GPS routes.

    Registration is available at start (CASH ONLY)

    Columbus Outdoor Pursuits Office (614) 442-7901

    • 06/17/2017
    • 11:30 AM
    • 06/24/2017
    • 1:00 AM
    • GOBAVIILLE - Hancock County Fair Grounds, Findlay, OH

    GOBA-2017 Towel Service 

    is brought to you by Columbus Outdoor Pursuits.

    $25 in Advance until June 9, online pre-paid orders only: Register here online. 

    $30 at GOBA Information Booth starting June 17 (Cash Only)

    Fees include Ohio Sales Tax. NO REFUNDS

    You will find us every day near the Shower Trucks.

    Towels available only at the Towel Booth.

    We will have towel service wrist bands for all paid registrants.

    The towel service is run by volunteers.

    Check out Outdoor-Pursuits.org/Calendar for other activities.

    *** Before signing up, Please note ***

    We will not be able to give refunds.


    • 06/17/2017
    • 12:00 PM
    • 06/24/2017
    • 4:00 PM
    • Starts and ends in Findlay, Ohio

    29th GOBA -Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure

    There's No Place Like GOBA!

    June 17-24, 2017

    Details and Registration at:



    • 07/15/2017
    • 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • New Albany High School, 7600 Fodor Rd, New Albany, OH 43054

    30th Ridge Runner Ramble - FULL SERVICE Bike Tour Ride 
    Benefiting the Homeless Family Foundation

    Saturday, July 15th
    New Albany High School 
    7600 Fodor Rd, New Albany, Ohio 43054

    $35 COP members 
    $50 Non-COP Members 
    $25 Children (under 18 y.o.) 
    $75 DAY OF RIDE for ALL riders will be available at New Albany High School

    Online registration closes 3:00 pm Friday (7/15)

    7:00 AM Registration opens 
    8:00 AM Start for 78 mile route
    (Food stops in Johnstown, Utica, & Granville) 
    8:30 AM Start for 51 mile route (Food Stops in Johnstown & Granville)
    9:00 AM Start for 24 mile route (Food Stop in Johnstown)

    Stick around for the Finish Line after party:

    • Food trucks
    • Music
    • Vendor booths
    • Raffles
    • Photos

    Cycling socks included with registration until Monday, July 11th.

    Route GPS files will be emailed to all online registered riders Friday (7/14) 
    Maps will also be supplied Saturday (7/15) morning
    New Albany High School

    • 08/12/2017
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Grove City H.S., 4665 Hoover Rd, Grove City, Ohio 43123
    Registration is closed
    30th Ride The Darby "Budget" Tour
    Saturday, August 12th 7:30-9:00 AM
    NEW STARTING LOCATION - Due to construction at the last year's starting location, we have moved to Grove City High School, off of Hoover Rd. (4665 Hoover Rd, Grove City, OH 43123)  Map

    Online registration closes at 6:00 PM Friday, 8/11

    Scenic routes along the Big Darby and nearby watersheds . Flat to rolling mileage options of 31.3 miles, 62.7 miles, and 104.9 miles. Roads will be marked and maps provided

    Register Online before Midnight Thursday (8/10) and receive an email Friday (8/11) with GPS route links.

    $5 Members and $10 Non-members

    Columbus Outdoor Pursuits office (614) 442-7901


    • 08/26/2017
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • Grizzell Middle School, 8705 Avery Rd, Dublin, Ohio 43017
    Registration is closed

    8th Annual Steve Barbour Memorial Tour

    Saturday, August 26th, 2016 7:30 - 9:00 AM

    NEW STARTING LOCATION - Moved to have more parking available

    Grizzell Middle School, 8705 Avery Rd, Dublin, Ohio 43017    MAP

    Online Registration closed at 6 PM Friday (8/25)

    Day of Registration is available for $35 at Start!

    Steve Barbour was a beloved Ride Leader, son, brother and COP member that was struck by a car on his way to lead a ride and died too young. This ride “Celebrates a Year of Safe Cycling” with moment of silence for cyclists that no longer ride with us.  

    All routes are flat while riding through Ohio's corn and soy bean farm land. After lunch enjoy the roads along the Scioto River. 

    Marked Routes are 98.7 miles, 85.6 miles and 64.5 miles. Subway sandwich lunch at half way point on all routes at Richwood Fairgrounds in Richwood.

    Link to ridewithGPS.com routes will be sent in a email to all online registered riders Friday (8/19) morning. 

    Supported ride with SAG support, Lunch and snack stops.
    $25.00 for members and $35 for non-members. Day of Ride $35.

    Columbus Outdoor Pursuits office (614) 442-7901


    • 09/16/2017
    • 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
    • Gambier Community Center, 115 Meadow Lane, Gambier, OH
       25th Knox County Bicycle Challenge
    Saturday Sept. 16th Full Service Tour
    7:30-9:30 a.m.
    Gambier Community Center, 115 Meadow Lane across from new Kenyon College athletic facility.  map

    Ride the beautiful hills of Knox County, slow down for buggies.

    Century route and longer loops are challenging CFC tune-ups.  Lower-cost short route have less hills and uses Kokosing Gap Trail back to Gambier.

    30, 60, 75, and 100 mile options will be marked.  Snack stops and sag support provided
    Register on-line or download a paper registration form. 

    Gary Schmidt 614.657.9669 gtschmidt@wideopenwest.com
    • 06/16/2018
    • 12:00 PM
    • 06/23/2018
    • 4:00 PM
    • Starts and ends in the same town in Ohio, TBD 11/20/17

    30th GOBA -Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure

    GOBA Keeps on Rollin'!

    June 16-23, 2018

    Details and Registration at:



    • 06/15/2019
    • 12:00 PM
    • 06/22/2019
    • 4:00 PM
    • Starts and ends in the same town in Ohio, TBA 11/19/18

    31st GOBA -Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure

    GOBA is the best family bicycle-camping tour!

    June 15-22, 2019

    Details and Registration at:



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