Updated June 14, 2018
Portage River Bike Tour Set In Elmore
The 41st annual Portage River Bicycle Tour is on Sunday, June 26, starting at Woodmore High School. Participants can register and begin riding between 7:00 and 11:00 a.m.
The tour follows routes from 10 to 100 miles along flat, rural roads of Wood and Ottawa counties, with a lunch stop at the Portage River Festival in Elmore.
Registration the day of the event is $35.00 for adults and $15.00 for youths 13-17. Advance, online registration at MVAdventurers.org is $29.00 for adults and $10.00 for youths 13-17. Prices include lunch and water stops. All riders are required to wear an approved helmet.
The Portage River Tour is the first of four annual bike tours sponsored by Maumee Valley Adventurers, a non-profit organization promoting recreation and travel opportunities for people in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan.
The tour follows the scenic, meandering river on a flat route, where the biggest hill is a highway overpass.
Participants can choose from 10-, 31-, 62- and 100-mile routes, providing options for riders from novice to expert level. The family-friendly 10-mile route is mostly on paved, off-road trail. All routes are marked, and printed maps are provided at registration.
Lunch for all riders is provided at the Portage River Festival in Elmore’s Ory Park, sponsored by the Elmore Historical Society. Fruit, snacks and drinks are also provided at rest stops on all routes.
Maumee Valley Adventurers also sponsors the Metroparks Tour, July 21 in Whitehouse; the Irish Hills Tour, September 16 in Sylvania; and the Tombstone Tour & Family Haunted Ride, October 21 at Oak Openings Preserve.
A new Tour de Four option allows participants to register for all four bike tours by Sunday, June 24 and receive a one-year membership to MVA and a T-shirt – a $25.00 value.