The Ride

TOSRV Routes

Full TOSRV

  • Two Days
  • 105 miles per day
  • Columbus-to-Portsmouth and return to Columbus

The tour will start and stop at Heimat Haus on the east side of Grove City. Since the TOSRV route runs along the Scioto River Valley between Columbus and Portsmouth, our Saturday overnight location, it avoids the large hills of southern Ohio.

The first 50 miles south of Columbus include some slight grades, and there are a series of short, steeper grades south of the Chillicothe Lunch Stop from mile 50 to mile 65. The remaining miles to Portsmouth are relatively flat for a total of 105 miles (169 kilometers) for the day. The Full Tour returns to Columbus on Sunday retracing the previous day’s route.

This option includes the Saturday Portsmouth Welcome Party in Tracy Park, featuring:  live music, food / drink, and a chance to catch up with old friends.  Additionally, there are stocked rest stops in Circleville, Waverly and a lunch stop in Chillicothe.

Half TOSRV

  • Two Days
  • 53 miles per day
  • Chillicothe to Portsmouth and return to Chillicothe

Half TOSRV starts in Chillicothe at the Bolmer Shelter in Yoctangee Park, goes to Portsmouth for the Saturday overnight and returns to Chillicothe on Sunday. Half TOSRV riders may pick up their registration packets at either Friday Registration at the Heimat Haus. There is no Day Before Ride Registration on Saturday. Half TOSRV riders may visit the Full Tour Lunch Stop in Yoctangee Park before setting out for Portsmouth.

Transportation between Columbus and Chillicothe is the responsibility of the Half TOSRV participant. Parking will be available in Chillicothe in a designated area for cars left there overnight.

This option includes the Saturday Portsmouth welcome party, the party in Tracey Park and a fully stocked rest stop in Waverly.

One day TOSRV

  • Saturday Only
  • 100 miles
  • Columbus to Chillicothe to Columbus

Experience all the excitement of the Saturday morning start in front of the Statehouse in Downtown Columbus. You will ride with Full TOSRV riders to the food stop at Ted Lewis Park and the lunch stop in Yoctangee Park in Chillicothe.

After filling up on lunch you will return to Columbus on the same route you rode down in the morning.