Saturday, August 24, is Bike Buckeye Lake’s third annual Tour de Buckeye Lake cycling event. Riders choose between a 45, 26 or 8 mile route circumventing beautiful Buckeye Lake. The 45 and 26 mile routes include a 4.1 mile stretch along the new Buckeye Lake Dam. The 45 mile route runs through picturesque Dawes Arboretum. The ride begins and ends at the Buckeye Lake Winery, where there will be a post-cycling party with live music, wine and local beers on tap from Buckeye Lake Brewery.
Registration is from 8:30AM to 11:30AM at the Buckeye Lake Winery. There is a discount for registering ahead by going to bikebuckeyelake.org.
About Bike Buckeye Lake
Bike Buckeye Lake is a volunteer-ran, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that was established in 2015 for the purpose of developing a multi-purpose trail system that circumvents Buckeye Lake, and runs through the surrounding tri-county area of Fairfield County, Licking County and Perry County.
All donations and proceeds of Bike Buckeye Lake go toward the measures required for trail development, such as grant applications, land leases and acquisition, engineers and consultants, safety and maintenance, publicity, and garnering support. Additionally, each year, Bike Buckeye Lake holds a bike drive to provide underprivileged children in the tri-county area with bicycles. As of 2019, Bike Buckeye Lake, through the generosity of supporters and donors, has given over 400 bikes to economically disadvantaged children.