A Rite of Passage for 62 Years!
Columbus, Ohio to Portsmouth on the Ohio River, and back.
September 23-24, 2023
**UPDATE 9/1/2023** All traditional TOSRV logistics remain basically the same and are outlined on the Registration pages. See the “How to TOSRV” document below for check-in & weekend logistics & schedules.
**JUST ADDED!!** Click here for “How to TOSRV” 2023 pdf
This document will offer all the logistic details for the weekend; it’ll be a great help for first-time riders!
TOSRV is a rite of passage! Earn your credentials; take the challenge. Join TOSRV finishers and enjoy the satisfaction of passing the standard test of courage for cyclists for over 60 years.
TOSRV attracts all levels of cyclists. The full service support makes TOSRV a safe and perfect first century, touring weekend, or stretch to new goals. Veteran cyclists will find strong groups to test new challenge goals. Most importantly, TOSRV is the quintessential social gathering for bicyclists. Enjoy a fall weekend with your best riding friends or meet new friends from across the US.
Cyclists have made TOSRV an annual bucket list ride since 1962 when a father-son cycling adventure grew to include hundreds, and then thousands of riders, making it the largest cycling event in the nation. The tour is America’s longest running event and is the foundation of America’s bicycle-touring movement. Bicycling Magazine has continously placed TOSRV on their “Bucket Rides” list. Join us on September 23-24, 2023 for the 62nd anniversary TOSRV!
TOSRV has a long history of providing a safe and full service tour. A crew of licensed professional medical personnel, monitoring the route with a team of SAG drivers, will be available to quickly respond to emergencies. Mechanical support is also available.
Healthy and plentiful nutrition awaits riders at three food stops along the route, and the camaraderie of multi-generational cyclists, including new riders and some that have ridden for over fifty years, make this ride a memorable experience for all. Route options include 50, 100, or 200 miles and single-day or two-day options.
Cap your season in Ohio with America’s bicycle tour classic. You’ve built your fitness for other events; now challenge yourself to the epic event that has delighted cyclists since 1962. Enjoy the scenery, food stops, camaraderie, and celebration party on the riverfront in a newly-vibrant Portsmouth!
Find your end-of-season goal among the TOSRV ride options here.
Sunday Party at BrewDog finish line!! We’re planning a celebration with live music for traditional TOSRV finishers at Ohio’s premier brewery. Need we say more?
Outdoor Pursuits has traditionally offered single-day rides throughout the season; the last three rides in our “Cycling Series” provide a great way to train for TOSRV.
This year, we’ll be celebrating the 62nd year of TOSRV.
We hope you’ll be able to join us on America’s longest running cycling event!
Let’s Party on TOSRV!
The City of Portsmouth is planning a huge hometown celebration for the 61st year of TOSRV ending at the southernmost city in Ohio! Portsmouth has a full party planned for riders, former riders, spectators, and bike enthusiasts. The Party in the Park will take place along the river with views of the infamous Portsmouth bridges and in the heart of the growing Boneyfiddle District of Portsmouth. You’ll also be steps away from the city’s famous floodwall murals and can get your picture with the TOSRV riders who are on the wall complimentary of Connex volunteers.
Live Music – Two headliner bands will be performing on stage at Three Bridges Park, Of the Dell AND Mikey Mike & the Big Unit from 1-5pm.
Sunday’s Return Party at BrewDog!
We’ll be finishing TOSRV at the BrewDog brewery in Canal Winchester. Of course there will be good food and fizzy drinks. We’re working to build live entertainment into the celebration now.