Tour de Gem, The Dayton Cycling Classic

On-line registration ends at 8:00 PM tonight, August 30. 

 If you would still like to ride, you register at our packet pick-up location on Saturday, September 1 from noon to 4 PM at Carillon Brewery (1000 Carillon Blvd., Dayton, OH 45409) or at Don Crawford Plaza at 5/3 Field on ride day, September 2.

Sunday, September 2

Start/Finish at Don Crawford Plaza at 5/3 Field

  • An event created to foster a sense of community, history, pride and healthy living through cycling, while establishing  an ongoing fundraising vehicle for local charities
  • A well supported, enjoyable ride attracting cyclists of all ages and abilities from throughout the Region

More about the Tour de Gem from Walt Hibner

  • The Start/Finish be at 5/3 Plaza (Crawford Plaza) in downtown Dayton.  The routes will take riders through many local communities spotlighting a wide variety of local area Gems!


Half Metric Century - 30 miles

Half Century - 48 miles

Metric Century+ - 65 miles

Century+ - 103 miles

Scott Backer discusses the routes

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Metric Century and Half Metric Century riders meet at Don Crawford Plaza at 5/3 Field for transfer to starting locations.  RTA will transfer riders and box  trucks will be used to transport bikes. 

Huffy Fun Rides begin at 2:00 at Founders Point (gazebo on bike path adjacent to Riverscape); all riders check in at Don Crawford Plaza at 5/3 Field prior to event.  Youth riders (up to 12) are free.

Helmets are mandatoryNO rider will be allowed to participate without a helmet.

Tour de Gem is sponsored by The Kettering Health Network and Rotary Club of Dayton

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The Tour de Gem Fund is a component Fund of The Dayton Foundation
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