Tour de Gem

Sunday, September 2, 2018, 6:00am - 4:00pm

Hit the road with us on Saturday, September 2 for the first Tour de Gem: The Dayton Cycling Classic in support of the Boonshoft Museum! This day of early fall cycling fun offers something for riders of all ages and abilities, while supporting nonprofits across the Miami Valley -- and we hope you will join us on "Team BMD" for this inaugural event.

How does it work?
Like traditional fundraising walks, riders sign up to ride for a specific non-profit, and raise their own personal fundraising goal (minimum: $150) with the help of friends and family

Get Started: As Easy as 1-2-3!

1. Riders should JOIN* the Boonshoft Museum's team. (Not register as an individual.)
2. Use the tools on "your" page! Send emails and share the link on social media to let your friends and family know to support your personal fundraising goal**
3. Show up and enjoy the ride on September 2!

*Registration for adults is $50 per rider; youth registration is $30 per rider (fee WAIVED for youth participating in Fun Rides). Youths must be accompanied by an adult.
**The minimum fundraising goal per person is $150.

Options for All

There are options for everyone, but all rides start/finish at Don Crawford Plaza (Fifth Third Field). Riders can choose from the following routes:

  • Fun Rides: 3, 6, or 10 miles (Start/Finish at Founders Point, by Riverscape) *NOTE: The registration fee has been waived for YOUTH riders participating at this level.
  • Half Metric Century: 30 miles
  • Half Century: 48 miles
  • Metric+ Century: 67 miles
  • Century+: 107 miles

Not sure you want to ride, but still want to support the Boonshoft Museum? Make a one-time donation today in support of education at the Museum or even start your fundraising page as a non-rider!

About Tour de Gem

Held annually in September the Tour is a fun adventure ride attracting of all ages and abilities from throughout the Region, consisting of novice, intermediate, advanced, and professional cyclists.

Safety First!    

  • The goal for TdG is to be the safest ride in the region. Safety and support will be provided along the route, along with pre-ride safety tips provided on the web and in emails to registered riders.
  • Kettering Health Network will provide medical support at rest stops and on the course.
  • Support and Gear vehicles (SAG) will patrol the route throughout the ride to provide assistance with equipment issues, monitor safety concerns and provide transportation to anyone who needs to retire from the ride before their end point.
  • Working with the Dayton Police Department several streets will be blocked off from vehicular traffic in the downtown area AND selected major intersections along the route will have police traffic support.
  • Community law enforcement along the route will also be providing assistance at select major intersections.
  • Every rider must complete a waiver in order to participate.
  • Helmets will be required for all riders.
  • In the event the ride is canceled due to extreme weather conditions it will not be rescheduled. Route subject to change.

Be sure to read more about the inaugural tour at www.tourdegem.org

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