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Sat. June 5, 2021

Registration opens 7am,

Ride begins at 8 a.m.


The Hot Tamale is a beautiful, flat ride in north central Ohio., with 9, 19, 33, and 66 mile options. Riders on the 19, 33, and 66 mile routes will visit the beautiful King’s Mill covered bridge, while the 66 mile cyclists will also have a chance to enjoy the Tallgrass Trail. The route meanders along quiet farm roads and through charming small towns. Helmets are mandatory. Again this year we will offer child-sized t-shirts.


See pictures of past rides or read quotes here.


How Do I Sign Up?

Advance registration has now closed, but you can register on the day of the ride. (See below)

Can I register on the day of the tour?

Yes. The day of ride cost is $20 for ages 11 and up, and kids 10 and under are free. To save time, you can print
a day of ride registration form to fill out at home and bring with you, or just fill out a form that day.


Is a GPS download of the route available?

Yes. You can download these in RideWithGPS.com by clicking the orange “Send to Device” button. We’ll also have paper maps and cue sheets available on the day of the ride.

9 miles: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29416062

19 miles: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29402914
33 miles:
66 miles:  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29402965

Where's Waldo?


The ride begins in the Waldo Community Park in Waldo, Ohio. Waldo is on US Route 23, between Delaware and Marion, Ohio. If entering Waldo from Rt. 23, turn left at the BP station and right at G & R restaurant. The park is about 1/2 mile ahead on the left. Just follow the signs! Click here for a map.


Great Eats!


Homemade cookies, fresh strawberries, bananas, sandwich fixings, and much more!


Cool Shirts!


The 2019 shirts will be safety pink and feature a design celebrating the Kings Mill covered bridge.  The deadline has passed for shirt purchases.

Got Questions?


Check our frequently asked questions page. If you don't find the answer there, contact us by clicking here.


Bring Your Kids!


Kids love the Hot Tamale! We'll welcome you with smiling faces and special gifts for the kids. Our flat 19 mile ride is a children's favorite, and our 9 mile family fun route is a delight! You'll love our homemade cookies! Kids aged 10 and under ride free! Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Hot Tamale Bicycle Tour

Cowboy chili peper, by Jaimie Lund

Again this year:

Children 10 and under free!

$1 will be donated to the Marion Tallgrass Trail on behalf of each cyclist!

Century Level Sponsors

Metric Century Level Sponsors

Don and Lannette Davis