Home News 58th Annual Scioto River Valley Bicycle Tour This Weekend

58th Annual Scioto River Valley Bicycle Tour This Weekend

Maj. Joel Dopson rides his bicycle Aug. 7, 2014, on Patrol Road at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C. Dopson has completed approximately 25 triathlons and one Ironman competition during the last eight years. Dopson, the 9th Air Force chief of flight safety, plans on competing in an Ironman competition in October. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Michael Cossaboom)

CIRCLEVILLE-The 58th Annual Tour of the Scioto River Valley bicycle tour will take place on Saturday May 18th and Sunday May 19th, 2019. Approximately 800 bicyclists will leave Canal Winchester, Ohio at 6 A.M. on Saturday and make the approximate 12 hour ride to Portsmouth. The bicyclists will return to Canal Winchester on Sunday via the same routes of travel.

Bicyclists will be traveling on High Street in Canal Winchester onto W. Columbus Street then onto Washington Street where they will continue onto Canal Winchester South Road. The bicyclists will enter into Pickaway County from Walnut Creek Pike where they will travel to Ted Lewis Park in Circleville. Bicyclists will then travel thru Circleville traveling onto US 22 then to SR 104 where they will travel into Ross County. The bicyclists will travel to Yoctangee Park in Chillicothe where lunch and entertainment will be provided. From Yoctangee Park bicyclists will travel through downtown Chillicothe to State Route 772, then to Cooks Hill Road. The route will then take Cooks Hill Road to State Route 104 to Three Locks Road and then onto Higby Road. The route will take bicyclists from Higby Road to State Route 335 into Pike County. Once the bicyclists arrive in Waverly, they will pick up US 23 for a short distance. Then the bicyclists will pick up OH-104/Lake White Road and then travel to OH-73 back onto OH-104S ramp to Portsmouth.

Troopers will be working with the tour to attempt to make the event as safe as possible for the participants and the motoring public. The Patrol asks local residents to stay alert for bicyclists and respect their right to the roadway.

Ham radio operators will assist with communications. Anyone needing to report an emergency or other problems may contact the Circleville Post at 740-983-2538 or by calling #677.