People Cycling Rides

Bikes and Flights in Western OH.

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Ride Info
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Ride Leader
Greg Corwin
Tour Dates
Start Location
Dayton OH
End Location
Dayton OH
Cost (est.)
$995 (USD + $50.00 ride fee)
$495 (USD
Payment Due
Avg. Distance
45 mi / 72 km
Avg. Elevation
672 ft / 205 m
Ride Description


Aviation in America has had an incredibly close link to bicycles and nowhere is this link more evident than in Western Ohio. You might think that Western Ohio is just corn fields and small towns, but it has a wealth of interesting history and great (flat!) riding. The six days of touring will include possible stops at Fort Recovery, Grand Lake, Neil Armstrong Air and Space Museum, the Erie - Ohio Canal, the Bicycle Museum of America, the Air Force Museum of America and the Wright Brothers Bicycle Shop / Aviation Museum.  We will have the opportunity to see all of this in six days of riding on mostly low traffic and flat roads. 

This tour is a semi-fixed base ride. We will start in Dayton Ohio (Huber Heights) and end in Sidney Ohio (close to the start location).  We will stay in Dayton for the first two nights, Greenville for one night, Celina for two nights, then Sidney for one night, then back to Huber Heights. 


This ride is rated as MODERATE with an average distance per day is 45.7 miles. There are two 56 mile days, but all rides are flat with an average elevation climb of about 780 ft. The maximum elevation gain for these rides is 1010 ft. (The only real challenge will be possible high winds.)


The temperatures for Western OH in June are extremely pleasant with average around 78-82° (F).  This season… (Join People Cycling to read more)

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People Cycling's Ride Rating

People Cycling has four categories for our rides – Easy, Moderate, Difficult, and Challenging. It should be somewhat obvious what these categories mean, but please become familiar with the elevations and distances that define them:

Easy rides are under 30mi/48km in average distance and 1600ft/500m in average elevation
Moderate rides are over the Easy rating but under 50mi/80km and 2460ft/750m
Difficult rides are as over the Moderate rating but under 75mi/120km and 3280/1000m
Anything over the Difficult rating

NOTE: This is not a strict guideline. There could be rides that have a day or two where the average elevation or distance exceeds the values given above. These anomalies should be outlined in the ride description. It is recommended that you read it carefully.

About People Cycling

People Cycling is a bicycle touring club, which you can join for free. We offer Domestic and International Cycling Tours which are led by volunteer Ride Leaders. Our tours are made up of a small group of participants (typically 15-20 or so) who want to ride an average of 30 to 55 miles a day over a one or two week period in interesting regions of the world. Our tours range in price from frugal getaways to luxurious adventures. We travel road, gravel, or mountain bike styles, and all bicycle types – including e-bikes, recumbents, and tandems are typically allowed.

Our ride leaders are volunteers and do not financially profit on tours they lead. They are also given broad discretion on how to lead their tours, and we consider them our greatest asset.

People Cycling tours are operated at cost or at lower cost (as negotiated by our ride leaders) than individuals can obtain on commercial tours. Within the cost of a tour, there is a nominal fee to support club operations and provide tools to ride leaders to manage their rides.

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