9th Annual Strawberry Festival Bicycle Tour
Welcome to the 9th Annual London Strawberry Festival Bicycle Tour! This tour was first organized in 2002 by Life Scout Chris Slagle of Boy Scout Troop 104 as part of his Eagle Scout project.
The tour consists of three different routes: a 21-mile, 61-mile, and a 107-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 Prairie Grass Trail, and will include one rest stop at the turn around point in South Charleston. The 61-mile and 107-mile routes will include rest stops in Jamestown and South Charleston, and will also feature some mileage on the Prairie Grass Trail.
The following interactive maps are available courtesy of MapMyRide.com:
All riders will also have the option of riding the entire tour on the Prairie Grass Trail, of any distance you may choose.
Click here to download and print a copy of the tour registration form.
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 61-mile and 107-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 2, 2012. 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 2, including the day of the tour will be $20.00.
How do I get there? London is located in Central Ohio approximately 25 miles west of Columbus, and 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 London, sign-in at the
Prairie Grass Trail trailhead located behind the Madison County Senior Citizens Center at 280 West High Street.
Click here for a printable .pdf map of the 61-mile tour.
Click here for a printable .pdf map of the 107-mile tour.
PayPal now available
We now offer PayPal as a convenient and secure option for registering.
You will still be required to fill out a registration form and sign the liability waiver when you arrive for the event.
You may want to print one out on our website and bring it along.
When you click on the "Register Now" button,
you will be taken to the secure PayPal website to complete your transaction.
You are NOT required to have a PayPal account - you can use your major credit card.
This is the link you will click when you get to that point in the process:
You will be returned to our site when your transaction is completed.
You (and fmcpt) will receive a confirmation email from PayPal regarding the transaction.
If you prefer, you can continue to print out a registration form and mail us a check.
Mailing instructions are included on all registration forms.
Strawberry Festival Bicycle Tour
Friends of Madison County Parks and Trails
P.O. Box 308
London, Ohio 43140