May
1
May 31

National Bike Month

Established in 1956, National Bike Month is a chance to showcase the many benefits of bicycling — and encourage more folks to giving biking a try.

Whether you bike to work or school; ride to save money or time; pump those pedals to preserve your health or the environment; or simply to explore your community, National Bike Month is an opportunity to celebrate the unique power of the bicycle and the many reasons we ride.  

May 15-19 is Bike to Work Week

May 19 is Bike to Work Day

Jun
17
8:00 am08:00

Limaland Bicycle Tour

Scenic country roads, sag/mechanic support, well marked roads with low traffic and flat-rolling terrain, most gravel corners swept, rest stops every ~18-30 miles depending on route, pre-ride and rest stop refreshments, maps,showers/swimming available after the tour, free lunch for all 35 or 65+ mile route participants. Tour includes 18, 35, 65 or 100 rides.

 for more information www.teamroadrunners.org/limaland-tour/

Jul
4
11:00 am11:00

Star Spangled Spectacular Freedom Fun Ride

As part of the Activate Allen County campaign, join us for the third Freedom Fun Ride cycling event! Beginning at the City’s Central Services Building on Collett Street, the 9-mile route takes riders along the scenic Ottawa Riverwalk to Heritage Park in Shawnee Township and then back to the Start/Finish line.

Test your knowledge of Lima history at rest stations along the route and get entered to win a Fuji bicycle courtesy of Crankers Cycling. For registration information go to https://lima4th.com/freedomfunride/

Jul
22
7:00 am07:00

Summer Moon Festival Bike Tour

Join the Wapakoneta Family YMCA and Revolution Cycling Team for the 14th Annual Summer Moon Festvial Bike Tour on Saturday, July 16!  Routes of 12, 25, 40 and 62 miles are available with snack stops including fresh fruit and delicious homemade cookies.  Our Bike Tour attracts people of all ages and exercise levels, so whether you are beginner or avid cyclist, join us to explore the beautiful countryside that Auglaize County has to offer.  Arby's Roast Beef lunch is provided after the ride for all cyclists while supplies last and each cyclist will receive a $3 voucher for food and drink at the Summer Moon Festival.  Our 12-mile ride is family-friendly, and bike trailers are welcome.  All participants must wear a bike helmet.  This event is part of the Road to Fitness Challenge. www.wapakymca.org

Aug
5
7:00 am07:00

Rally Point River Ride

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The Rally Point River Ride is designed to get you outdoors and enjoy Lima’s excellent bike path and parks! We have 3 routes for families, weekend bikers, and seasoned riders, for a challenging and beautiful ride! Our hope is that you come away from this event healthier and impressed by our awesome local parks and bike path! Your entry fee goes to support Rally Point Youth Center, a much needed resource for the Lima area.  

Start times 7-9am for 50/62.5 mile ride, 9am-11am for 20 mile ride.  http://www.rallyup.org/bike

Sep
16
8:30 am08:30

Tour de Donut

The Tour de Donut is a unique bicycle event, where your ability to eat donuts is just as important as your ability to ride your bicycle fast. The event is a mass start timed ride where riders visit donut stops and eat donuts. For each donut the rider eats during the ride (and keeps down) they have 5 minutes deducted from their ride time. There are prizes in several classes including the coveted golden Tour de Donut championship belt for the best adjusted "donut time". We also award the most donuts eaten in several classes, and for the speed freaks we also award the fastest bike only time.
This ride is intended to be fun and include all cyclists pro to amateur, triathletes, tourist, fitness riders, fun riders, or you can dust off that two-wheeler you found along the road, or in the back of the barn you are not going to want to miss this event.
While the event is technically a "race" few consider it a serious competition, remember this is all in fun! We doubt the next Tour de France champion will have Tour de Donut Champion listed on his palmares, so eat some donuts and ride as fast or slow as you wish. All roads are open to traffic, and all traffic rules must be followed.  Roads are marked with large custom donut markings (in several colors and some have sprinkles) so you do not get lost. 

For more information www.thetourdedonut.com


May
20
9:00 am09:00

Pokagon Tri-Duathlon

This first-of-spring race at beautiful Pokagon State Park isperfect for a weekend away, with lodging available in and just outside the park, several excellent lake-side restaurants, and nearby attractions including Amish communities, shopping and museums just west in Shipshewana, the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum south on I-69, or great biking. http://pokagontriathlon.com/

May
20
May 21

TOSRV 56

Tour of the Scioto River Valley  TOSRV 56, to be held this year on May 20-21, 2017 on Mother’s Day weekend. We are excited that you will be joining us. The Tour of the Scioto River Valley began as a father-and-son outing in 1962 and quickly grew into the nation’s largest bicycle touring weekend. TOSRV raised the profile of the bicycle tour in American life and has been the inspiration for many of the other mass-participation cycling events across the country today. Many TOSRV riders have ridden the Tour for more than a decade and range in age from 2 to 84. for more information www.tosrv.org

May
13
10:00 am10:00

9th Annual Bicycle Safety Day

The 8th Annual Bicycle Safety Day in Wapakoneta will be held at the TSC Garage Building downtown. The purpose of this event is to educate children and adults on bicycle safety.  Free helmets will be given away to those 18 and younger.  If you wish to donate or help please call Fire Department Captain Doug Kill at 419-738-2014 or Marlene Froning at 419-739-8267

Apr
23
1:00 pm13:00

Crankers Critical Mass Ride

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IT'S BACK! Our second Crankers Critical Mass Ride will be April 23 at 1pm. This ride is for community awareness that cyclist are back on the streets. We will be riding together in solidarity for safety. This is a free family fun ride. We will be starting and finishing downtown at Crankers Cycling new store located at 401 N. Main St. The ride will be approximately 10 miles. The route will include city streets, bike routes and the river walk. All cyclist are welcomed no matter the style of bike you ride. 

Just a heads up! Crankers Critical Mass ride is a voluntary activity, and everyone chooses to ride or not ride for themselves.  CCM in no way can be held responsible for injury or damage, personal or property, arising from participation.  Those involved in publicizing or sponsoring CCM or otherwise are not responsible for the actions and conduct of the bicyclists who participate on their own as individuals.

Sep
11
7:00 am07:00

Hancock Horizontal 100

Join us for one of the flattest rides in Ohio. Great ride for your first 100 mile “Century” attempt. Bicycle dealer/vendor displays and a free ice cream social Saturday evening. Unique Oatmeal Buffet Breakfast available Sunday morning. Ride fee includes: patch (By Request only, up to 500, registered riders), map, rest stops w/food, lunch, SAG support and a well marked route on smooth blacktop roads. All corners are swept the day prior to the event. Certificates of completion and ice cream will be available at the end of the ride.  For more information http://www.hancockhorizontalhundred.com/

Aug
27
9:00 am09:00

Tour de Putnam

The tour begins and ends at the Putnam County YMCA – Where the county comes together. The tour travels through several towns within Putnam County with many stops along the way, fully stocked with snacks & drinks. Lunch will be provided. The routes are flat and clearly marked. SAG /Support vehicles will be driving the tour routes to assist riders. After the ride is complete, enjoy post ride refreshments at the Putnam County YMCA. Showers, pool and hot tub also available. More information at www.putnamymca.org

Jul
31
8:00 am08:00

Lima YMCA/Kewpee Triathlon/Duathlon

The Lima YMCA/KewpeeTriathlon is held at Ottawa Metro Park just east of Lima on SR 81. The Triathlon includes 500 yard swim, 15 mile bike and 5k run. Registration forms can be downloaded here http://ohioroadraces.net/web_documents/2016_kewpee_app.pdf

Jul
16
8:00 am08:00

Ride to Remember

Ride to Remember in Bluffton, Ohio offers a 10-mile loop, a 64-mile loop with cutoffs for 13, 17, 24, 50 and 57 miles and a 100-mile course.The event offers short bike routes for families interested in biking together all the way to a 100-mile route for experienced riders starting.  For more information contact Fred Steiner at blufftonchamber@gmail.com

Jul
14
Jul 17

Greene Trails Cycling Classic

Greene Trails Classic features a one of a kind experience on the nations's largest network of paved trails in a unique camp-like environment. Registration information can be found at www.gcparkstrails.com 

Jun
26
7:00 am07:00

Portage River Tour

PORTAGE RIVER TOUR 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. Map and marked routes with pavement arrows. SAG service for emergencies or non-repairable breakdowns. www.mvadventurers.org/

Jun
20
7:00 pm19:00

Crankers Critical Mass Summer Ride!

Our first Crankers Critical Mass Ride was a huge success. The next Critical Mass Ride we will be welcoming in Summer, on June 20 with a 7pm ride.This ride is for community awareness that cyclist are on the streets. We will be riding together in solidarity for safety. Let's Celebrate together on this free family fun ride. We will be starting and finishing downtown at the future home of Crankers Cycling store located at 401 N. Main St. The ride will be 10 to 15 miles. The route will include city streets, bike routes and the riverwalk. All cyclist are welcomed no matter the style of bike you ride. We will ride together.

Jun
18
Jun 25

GOBA 28

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28th Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure will be out of this world! This years ride runs through Hamilton, Miamisburg, Brookville, Eaton and Oxford, Ohio. For more information www.goba.com

Jun
3
Jun 5

National Bike Travel Weekend

Gather up your family, friends, bike clubs, youth groups or adventure buddies, and go on a bike overnight to your favorite campground, nearby park, public land, hotel, cabin, B & B, hostel,  host, or a friend's backyard during National Bike Travel Weekend, June 3–5, 2016. Experience the joy of bicycle travel with thousands of other cyclists in North America on the same weekend.

Big groups, small groups, solo bike travelers — one person or 100 people — one night or two nights: it’s your choice. You’re in charge.

Mar
20
1:00 pm13:00

Crankers Critical Mass Lima

Our first Crankers Critical Mass Ride will be March 20 at 1pm. This ride is for community awareness that cyclist are back on the streets. We will be riding together in solidarity for safety. What could be better than riding your bike on the first day of Spring. Let's Celebrate together on this free family fun ride. We will be starting and finishing downtown at the future home of Crankers Cycling store located at 401 N. Main St. The ride will be approximately 10 miles. The route will include city streets, bike routes and the riverwalk. All cyclist are welcomed no matter the style of bike you ride.

Feb
9
10:00 am10:00

Two Tube Tuesday

Get inflated and celebrate Fat Tuesday with Two Tube Tuesday! What is it? Buy one tube get the second tube at half price. Tuesday, February 9 at Crankers Cycling. Only in stock items, no special orders and limited to 5 sets only.

Oct
31
9:00 am09:00

Meals 'til Monday

Meals 'til Monday 6th Annual Race Fundraiser is October 31, 2015 at 9am. The race consist of a half-marathon and 5k run. Crankers Cycling is proud to help support this event.

Meals 'til Monday provides nutritional kid friendly weekend meals for local elementary students whose primary source of food is the school cafeteria. Food is packed each Monday to be delivered to students on Friday. Each week over 250 kids receive food.  For more information on Meals til' Monday here is their website. www.mealstilmonday.org 

Oct
2
Oct 17

Lima Lantern Tours

The "New" Crankers Cycling building will part of the Downtown Lima Lanterns Tours. Here is your chance to see the new home of Crankers Cycling. Known as the Klaus Block come find out the history and lore of our new building and Lima. For more information visit www.visitdowntownlima.com 

Jun
22
9:00 am09:00

SUNDAY MORNING BRUNCH RIDE

CRANKERS CYCLING IN LIMA @ 9:OO AM

RIDE  10 - 15 MILES

APPETITE  BUILDER

HIT A MYSTERY  STOP FOR BREAKFAST 

BRING MONEY FOR FOOD

ALL BIKES ARE WELCOME

SAFETY FIRST

HELMETS A MUST

 

Jun
20
6:00 pm18:00

FRIDAY NIGHT RIDE TO THE RALLY!

RIDE TO THE RALLY IN THE SQUARE

Genre: Any bike style is welcome! Not a Drunk-fest, just an adult cruiser night for socializing!

Where: Crankers Cycling 1229 N West St 

When: Friday 6/6

, 6:00 pm - when-ever 

Start at Crankers. Ride to the Rally in the Square. Enjoy the band. Stop by the Met, Avalon or maybe Lombardo's on the way back to Crankers

Bikes have always been safe and we can lock the if needed! Lights required. And we can loan them out if needed.

Jun
7
9:00 am09:00

The Great Ride Series. Beginner

The Great Ride Series - Beginner
You’re invited to join our beginner level Saturday morning group ride, starting and ending at Crankers Cycling in Lima. The ride is for beginners, those getting back in the saddle, or riders who want to add some variety to their cycling. The ride will last approximately one hour, and will go at an average pace of between 5 and 15 miles per hour. We’ll explore some of the local bike paths and some residential routes, as well. The ride will take place every Saturday morning at 9:00am and is a “No Rider Left Behind” ride. Come out and join us for this fun, non-competitive ride. We can’t wait to see you there.

Group Ride
Saturday at 9:00am
Ride meets and leaves from the store.

Call store for more details...

Mar
15
10:00 am10:00

Wapak Store Spring Opening

Our Wapak store will have it's Season opening on March 15, 2014. We are looking forward to seeing everyone! Get it in early the tune-ups and repairs and beat the rush 

See you soon.

Kent