METROPARKS BICYCLE TOUR offers you the opportunity to visit up to four scenic, wooded, Toledo Metroparks and view the historic Maumee River. There are four routes: a 15 mile route through Oak Openings; a 31 mile route to Fallen Timbers Monument, plus Oak Openings and Farnsworth Parks; a 62 mile route which also goes to Secor Park; and a 100 mile route which visits the same parks as the 62 mile loop, plus the scenic roads of Fulton County. Maps and marked routes with pavement arrows. SAG service for emergencies or non-repairable breakdowns. Downloadable GPS route files will be available ~1 week before the event.
WHERE: Tour will begin at Fallen Timbers Middle School at 6119 Finzel Rd. in Whitehouse, Ohio . From I-475, exit to US-24 towards the south west (towards Napoleon). At exit #63, take OH-64 toward Whitehouse. Finzel is the first road to the right off OH-64. The school is 1 mile ahead on right.
WHEN: Registration will be open at 7 AM to 10 AM on Saturday, July 15, 2023. Longer distance riders should start early
FOOD: Snack stops on all routes. Lunch for 100 mile, 62 mile and 31 mile riders in the park along the beautiful, tranquil Maumee River at Farnsworth .
CHILDREN are encouraged to participate to the extent of their abilities. All riders under the age of 18 must have a release form signed by parent or guardian. Those under 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
LODGING: Hotels and campsites: Metroparks Tour Accommodations.pdf
HELMETS: All riders are required to wear an ANSI/Snell/CPSC approved helmet while riding.
SAFETY: Ohio law regards the bicycle as a vehicle. The same rules apply to a bicyclist or a motorist. This means riding WITH traffic, stopping at all stop signs and red lights and giving hand signals to indicate turns. Be courteous to motorists and move to the right to permit vehicles to pass if you feel it is safe to do so. Safety is YOUR reponsibility.
On-line registration will close at midnight on July 13. Day-of registration will be available with increased fees: Adult 100/62/31- $30, Adult 15 - $20, Youth 13-17 - $15 and Child 6-12 - $5
- Date: July 15, 2023
Distances: 15, 31, 62, 100 miles
City, State: Whitehouse, Ohio
Start Location: Fallen Timbers Middle School, 6119 Finzel Rd
Start Time: 7:00 am
Online Information: https://register.mvadventurers.org/metroparks-tour