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The Tour de Buckeye Lake cycling event takes place in August

BUCKEYE LAKE — Registration is underway for the Tour de Buckeye cycling event, which takes place on Saturday, August 17 and is expected to attract more than 600 cyclists from across the region.

There are three routes to choose from: an 11-mile route mainly on the Buckeye Lake Dam Trail, perfect for families and recreational cyclists, a 28-mile route that adds countryside, and a 63-mile ride that includes the beautiful Dawes Arboretum for all cyclists who want to reach that important milestone. There will be a post-ride cycling expo, among other festivities.

As in previous years, the base camp for Tour de Buckeye Lake will be located at the Millersport Lions Club, where registration will take place and the ride will begin and end. Popular local musicians will entertain cyclists and spectators throughout the event – ​​Mike Ray will play before the ride, while Big Bad Stache will play at the after-party from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Registration and more details about the event can be found at bikebuckeyelake.org. All proceeds from the Tour will go toward improving biking and hiking safety and the continued development of a multi-use trail around Buckeye Lake.

The tour is organized by the volunteer organization Bike Buckeye Lake, in collaboration with local organizations and businesses. Bike Buckeye Lake, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, was founded in 2015 to promote healthy, vibrant and sustainable communities. The group promotes the creation of safe trails that connect towns and attractions around Buckeye Lake. The goal is to make walking, running and cycling safe, convenient and accessible for residents and visitors to the lake.

Bike Buckeye Lake also hosts two events to support children in the communities surrounding Buckeye Lake. Thanks to the generosity of donors, the organization’s annual Christmas Bike Drive has donated more than 1,000 bicycles and helmets to economically disadvantaged children. The group also kicked off the first Buckeye Lake Tri-County Kids’ Bike Safety Rodeo in May, where children guided their bikes through a 13-station course designed to address specific ridership and bike safety concerns .

For more information about these events, visit bikebuckeyelake.org.