PORTAGE RIVER TOUR will start at Woodmore High School in Elmore and follows the meandering Portage River from its beginning in Wood County toward Lake Erie. This is flat country - biggest hill, a highway overpass. With routes of 10, 31, 62 and 100 miles, it offers distances for all riders - novice to expert. The family friendly 10 Mile route is mostly on paved off road trail. Routes are marked with pavement arrows. SAG service for emergencies or non-repairable breakdowns. Downloadable GPS route files will be available ~1 week prior to the tour.
WHERE: The Village of Elmore is located 25 miles SE of Toledo in Ottawa County, at exit #81 on the Ohio Turnpike (I-80). Both OH-51 and OH-105 will take you to Elmore. If coming from Michigan, take I-75 to US-20 to OH-105 or US-23 around Toeldo and connect with US-20 to OH 105. Park at Woodmore High School, 633 Fremont Steet
WHEN: Registration 7 a.m. to 11 a.m., Sunday, June 26. Longer distance riders should start early.
FOOD: Lunch for all riders at Portage River Festival in Elmore’s Ory Park, served by Elmore Historical Society. Fruit, snacks and drink at rest stops on all routes.
CHILDREN are encouraged to participate to the extent of their abilities. Parent or guardian must sign release form for riders under age 18. Those under 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
PORTAGE RIVER FESTIVAL in Elmore’s Ory Park - activities for the whole family.
LODGING: Nearest motels in Fremont, Perrysburg and Bowling Green. Camping is permitted in Elmore’s Ory Park.
HELMETS: All riders are required to wear an ANSI/Snell/CPSC approved helmet while riding.
SAFETY: Ohio law regards the bicycle as a vehicle. The same rules apply to a bicyclist or a motorist. This means riding WITH traffic, stopping at all stop signs and red lights and giving hand signals to indicate turns. Be courteous to motorists and move to the right in single file to permit vehicles to pass. Your Safety is your responsibility.
On-line registration closes at midnight on Friday, June 24. Registration will be available on the day of ride; Adult $35, Youth 13-17 $15 and Child 6-12 $5. Pre-register to save money and help us plan in advance!
ELMORE, OH 43416-9737
|New MVA Membership|
|1 Year MVA Membership||$10.00|
|Youth Age 13-17||$15.00|
|Child Age 6-12||$5.00|
|Age 5 & Under||$0.00|