Cycling

Bike riding together as a family is a great way to bond outdoors and makes exercise fun for all. At OutdoorX you can ride to the event, join a group ride, demo a road bike on our paved trail network, check out the tot track and more.

Saturday 11 AM – 6 PM and Sunday 11 AM – 4 PM

Get active on a bike!

Cycling doesn’t have to be a solo adventure. At the Wagner Subaru Outdoor Experience we have cycling activities that encourage the whole family to get involved.

  • Demo road, hybrid and tandem bikes
    Borrow a bike and take it for a quick spin on the Mad River Trail or Creekside Trail, part of the 340+ miles of the Nation’s Largest Paved Trail Network.  Area supported by RiverScape Rentals.
  • Balance Bikes
    Balance bikes have no pedals and are the perfect bike for teaching your toddler to ride today! Once your child can walk and stay balanced, she can learn to find her balance point on a bicycle. Balance bikes are a revolutionary approach to teaching children ages 2 – 6 how to learn to ride a bike without training wheels.  Area supported by Black Pug Bike Repair.
  • Try a bike on the Pumptrack
    A pumptrack is a continuous circuit of rollers, berms and jumps. Pumptracks can be great fun for riders of all ability levels. Grab a bike and ride the flow of the Pumptrack.
  • Be a kid again with Tomfoolery Outdoors
    Race a friend or make a new one as you compete in a pixie bike race.  Area supported by Tomfoolery Outdoors.
  • Bike Gear
    Try all styles of bikes while learning from leading bike manufacturers, retail shops, race promoters and advocacy organizations from all over the country in the Bike Village.
  • Dayton Cycling Club Group Ride: 1pm
    Meet at Info Central for a 9 mile round trip ride to Huffman Dam and back.
  • Bike for the Health of It Ride
    Meet at Rip Rap Road and ride to Eastwood MetroPark and the Wagner Subaru Outdoor Experience. This 24-mile round trip ride along the Great Miami and Mad River trails will help you get primo event parking once you reach OutdoorX. The ride will take place rain or shine.  Note this is a ride with an optional spur to end the ride at the event. Learn more about the ride.
  • Valet Bike Parking sponsored by the Dayton Cycling Club
    Ride to the event on the Mad River Bikeway and get primo parking in the middle of the festival! Register your bike at the Dayton Cycling Club booth located in the Bike Village and club members will watch your bike for free during festival hours.

kids on bikes

After OutdoorX

The Miami Valley also boasts the Nation Largest Paved Trail Network with more than 330 miles of paved, multi-use bikeways. Our network of greenways can get you where you need to go for business and pleasure. This extensive trail system, new bike lanes downtown, the bike hub at RiverScape MetroPark and Dayton’s bronze award as a Bicycle Friendly Community are proof that the Dayton region is a destination for cycling enthusiasts.

Learn more about cycling in your MetroParks.

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