Join Us for the 11th Annual Little Cities Tour de Forest Benefit Bicycle Ride on Saturday morning, May 14, 2016 beginning and ending at Hocking College Student Center in Nelsonville. Various routes take riders through the forested hills of southeastern Ohio on both level and challenging courses. This a non-competitive ride that raises funds for the Little Cities of Black Diamonds Council which is committed to gathering, protecting and sharing the heritage, cultural and environmental assets of this boom-to-bust coal mining region that is now home to the Wayne National Forest, and the Little Cities of the Forest Collaborative which promotes environmental restoration, education and recreation in the same region.
A gravel route was added last year and was well received. We will also again offer a family package rate for rides on the Adena Hock-Hocking Bikeway.
Registration is $30 for adults, who can choose from four roadway routes (including three challenging road routes and “set your own distance” rides on the nearby Adena Hock-Hocking Byway) and our 54-mile gravel route. We also have a 100-mile route mapped, but that is available to only experienced riders who leave at 7am. Please contact Bob Eichenberg via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone at 740-591-2711 in advance if you are interested in this route. Also, see below for our Family Package rates for groups of adults and children.
Registration provides a free pre-ride homemade granola bar from Fullbrooks Cafe in Nelsonville, a new edition Tour de Forest T-Shirt (Version 3.0) and a hearty lunch served upon return at the Student Center between 11:30am and 3pm. Departure times begin at 7am and runs until 10am. Departure times should be calculated to insure return in time for lunch no later than 3pm. We prefer that riders leave on the hour, so that partnering is possible.
The family package is available at $45 and must include children with up to 2 adults in the mix of the riders (limit 5 lunches and 2 t-shirts). Family package rides are on the Adena Hock-Hocking Bikeway. Departure time for family groups is recommended between 10:30 and 11am.
On-line credit card registration for individuals and on-line credit card registration for the family package is now available for 2016. A signed Registration/Waiver Form is required: Downloadable registration/waiver of liability forms. Please note that helmets are required on this ride.
The event enjoys support from: