A Rite of Passage for 62 Years!

Columbus, Ohio to Portsmouth on the Ohio River, and back. 

September 23-24, 2023


Registration will open on May 5th 2023 (Click here!)

**UPDATE 5/2/2023** All traditional TOSRV logistics remain the same and are outlined on the Registration pages.  We’ll be adding new graphics and other details in the coming month.


**JUST ADDED!!**  Click here for “How to TOSRV” 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 24-25, 2022 for the 61st 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.

Click here to see what’s included with registration.

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.

Saturday Party in Portsmouth!! This isn’t your parent’s TOSRV anymore – we’ve added more live music, fizzy drinks, and festive fun for your arrival in Portsmouth. Check this link for more details.

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.

Sign up for the entire 10-ride series and receive over 30 routes that you can ride on your own all season long.

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.