Tour de Gem, The Dayton Cycling Classic

 Sunday, September 1

Start/Finish at RiverScape Pavilion

237 E Monument Ave, Dayton, OH

Riders have until September 30 to complete fundraising, so it's not too late to make donation requests!

Ask friends and family to join you on the ride or to sign-up as a volunteer. Invite them to join us at RiverScape to cheer on the riders as they finish the ride and enjoy the food from Texas Beef & Cattle Co. and entertainment!

  • The Tour de Gem, sponsored by Kettering Health Network, is first and foremost a fundraising event.  All proceeds from donations made to riders will go to their designated nonprofit.
  • The Tour de Gem is 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 237 E. Monument St. in front of the RiverScape Pavilion in downtown Dayton.  The routes will take riders through many local communities spotlighting a wide variety of local area Gems


On the day of the ride, you will be give a paper map. You will also have access to a GPS route file that you can use on your personal device. Course marshalls will be present throughout the course.

You can find the route maps under "Event Information" or by following this link.

Family Fun Rides - 1-26 miles along riverfront bike paths; sponsored by Five Rivers MetroPark

Half Metric Century+ - 38 miles on roads going east, turning south and heading back to RiverScape

Metric Century+ - 65 miles on roads starting at RiverScape, headed south to Springboro, west to Germantown and Farmersville and back to RiverScape

Century+ - 103 miles on roads, combining the Metric and Half Metric routes, starting and finishing at RiverScape

2019 Route Table

For more information on the routes and to view route maps, visit "Event Information" located under "About Event."

Helmets are mandatory NO rider will be allowed to participate without a helmet.


Tour de Gem is sponsored by The Kettering

Health Network and Rotary Club of Dayton


Kettering Health Network


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