Camping in Madison County, Ohio

Rib Tickler Ride

London Rib and Jazz Festival

The Friends of Madison County Parks and Trails in conjunction with the London Rib and Jazz Festival will sponsor a family bicycle tour from London to Brighton. This fun ride will start on 2nd and Oak St. (the municipal parking lot) at 9 a.m. on Saturday, August 4th. It will follow rural roads through the mostly flat to slightly rolling hills past many farms and scenic countryside. Take your time and enjoy the sites along the way such as the historic Brighton United Methodist Church. The rural community of Brighton, Ohio is a bit more laid back than in England, but enjoy the rest and refreshments when you arrive. The return trip to London will be by a different route to keep your adventure interesting. Your total round-trip will be about 30 miles.

An interactive map for the Rib Tickler Ride is available courtesy of (A printable .pdf map is available here.)  Click here for a detail map of downtown London.

The $15 pre-registration fee includes:
   • detailed tour map,
   • identification number (which must be displayed at all times),
   • support services, and
   • food stop

The Friends of Madison County Parks and Trails will have their t-shirts available at the registration table the day of the ride for $15.

All pre-registrations must be received by Saturday, July 28th. We plan our tours by the number of pre-registrations received, so please help us out by signing up early. We are sorry but refunds cannot be made after July 28th if you are unable to ride after you have pre-registered. Registrations received after July 28th, including the day of the tour, will be $20.

Click here to download and print a copy of the tour registration form.

How do I get there? London is located in Central Ohio approximately 25 miles west of Columbus. 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 (U. S. 42). Then go south on U.S. 42 into London (8 miles). As you enter downtown London, sign-in at the municipal parking lot at 2nd and Oak St. behind Huntington Bank.

Hang around after the ride for some hot barbecued ribs and cool jazz. Also during the London Rib & Jazz Fest the Friends of Madison County Parks and Trails and the Madison County Senior Citizens Center are co-sponsoring a Pie Baking Contest, and a Cupcake Design and Decorating Contest. Click the following links for more information:

London Rib & Jazz Fest Flyer

London Rib & Jazz Fest Website
Pie Baking Contest Rules

Cupcake Design and Decorating Contest Rules
Pie Baking Contest Registration Form

Cupcake Decorating Contest Registration Form

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.

Register Now

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.

Rib Tickler Ride
Friends of Madison County Parks and Trails
P.O. Box 308
London, Ohio  43140