Festival Bicycle Tour
June 13, 2009
Welcome to the 6th Annual London Strawberry Festival Bicycle
Tour! This tour was first organized in 2002 by Life
Slagle of Boy Scout Troop 104 as part of his Eagle Scout
The tour consists of three different routes: a 21-mile, 56-mile,
and a 100-mile Century Ride option. All rides will kick off
between 6:30 and 8:00 am from the Prairie Grass trailhead located
behind the Madison County Senior Citizens Center at 280 West High
Street in London. The courses will wind through Madison, Clark,
Fayette and Greene Counties, featuring flat to gently rolling terrain.
The 21-mile route will be solely on the newly completed Prairie Grass
Trail, and will include one rest stop at the turn around point in South
Charleston. The 56-mile and 100-mile routes will include rest
stops in Jamestown and South Charleston, and will also feature some
mileage on the Prairie Grass Trail.
All riders will also have the option of riding the entire tour on the
Prairie Grass Trail, of any distance you may choose.
The $15.00 pre-registration fee includes detailed tour maps,
identification number (which must be displayed at all times), support
services, food stops, and a membership to the
Friends of Madison County Parks and Trails. Food items provided
at rest stops include granola bars, fresh fruit, water, and sports
drinks such as PowerAde or Gatorade. The 56-mile and 100-mile
routes also pass through several small communities where facilities and
items are available for your purchase. The
Friends of Madison County Parks and Trails will also have t-shirts
available for purchase on the day of the tour for $15.00.
All pre-registrations must be received by Saturday, June 6,
We plan our tour by the number of pre-registrations received, so please
help us out by signing up early. We are sorry but refunds cannot
be made if you are unable to ride after you have registered. All
registrations received after June 6, including the day of the tour
How do I get there?
located in Central Ohio approximately 25 miles west of Columbus.
It is easily accessible from any area of Ohio. From I-71 take
exit 85 (St. Rt. 56). Then go north on St. Rt. 56 into London (10
miles). From I-70, you may take exit 79 (St. Rt. 42). Then
go south on St. Rt. 42 into London (8 miles).
As you enter the city of
sign-in at the Prairie Grass
Trail trailhead located behind the Madison County
Senior Citizens Center
at 280 West High Street.
to download and print a copy of the tour registration form.
here for a map of the 56-mile tour.
here for a map of the 100-mile tour.
Festival Bicycle Tour
Friends of Madison County Parks and Trails
P.O. Box 308
London, Ohio 43140