Yay Bikes! World Bicycle Day Bikepacking Ride


Sat Jun 03 2023 at 09:00 am to Sun Jun 04 2023 at 05:00 pm


Hollywood Casino Columbus | Columbus, OH

Celebrate World Bicycle Day with a local bikepacking trip!
About this Event

Join us on World Bicycle Day for a local bikepacking ride from Columbus to Plain City! The schedule of events is listed below.

Important Notes

Ride is limited to 24 participants (including YB! ride leaders) due to campsite restrictions. This ride is for adults only!

All participants are responsible for providing their own camping equipment, paying for their own meals and spending money. Yay Bikes! is providing the campsites and ride leaders only.

Helmets are required!

Bikepacking Supply List – Consider joining us for a free Bikebacking class at Public Lands on May 4th. Click here for more information and to register.

Ride with GPS Route Day 1

Ride with GPS Route Day 2

*Note* - Both routes are a combination of trails and roads and may need to be adjusted due to last minute road work. Please be sure to wait to download the final routes until the day prior to the ride.

June 3rd

9:00-10:00 – Gather at Hollywood Casino Columbus, 200 Georgesville Rd, Columbus. Load bikes and prepare for departure. Make sure you pack a lunch!

10:00 – Depart Hollywood Casino

11:00 - Stop at the Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park Visitor Center for approximately 1 hour to view center and bison (maybe a short presentation by a ranger?) This is at mile 10. Restrooms & water will be available. Eat your packed lunch here or wait until we arrive at the campground.

12:00 – Depart Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park and ride to Pastime Park Campground, 370 N. Chillicothe St., Plain City.

2:00 - Arrive at campground – Setup camp, eat lunch if you still need to. Once your site is set-up, you will have time to explore Plain City. Options: Pool (offers a discount to campers), Pickleball (pack your rackets & balls!), relax at camp, explore downtown Plain City.

5:30 – Ride to Der Dutchman for dinner (or do dinner on your own)

Enjoy an evening campfire or relax in one of the local establishments. We will go over fire building, if you need to learn this skill.

10:00 – Lights out (or quite time in the park)

June 4th

Rise and shine at your own pace. Some are early risers, some may want to sleep in. We will have supplies to heat water for tea/coffee but you will need to bring your own coffee/tea (Starbucks Via packets are a good choice for coffee!)

There are not many restaurants open in Plain City on Sunday morning. (You might want to buy extra donuts at Der Dutchman on Saturday night!) There is a McDonalds close by, or you can bring your own breakfast items. Good options include: oatmeal, fruit, freeze dried food (there are many varieties available).

It may be busy in the park on Sunday morning due to the Bluegrass & BBQ event that starts at noon.

12:00 – Bluegrass & BBQ event begins at the park. Feel free to enjoy but suggest you pack up your campsite first.

1:00 - Checkout time at the campground. Everyone needs to have their stuff packed back onto your bike by this time.

1:30 - Regroup and head back to the Casino. We will be taking a slightly different route back which will include a stop at Hilliard Station Park where restrooms and refreshments are available.

5:00 – Arrive back at Hollywood Casino.

Where is it happening?

Hollywood Casino Columbus, 200 Georgesville Rd., Columbus, United States

USD 0.00 to USD 15.00

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