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Your Lexington & Mt. Vernon Ohio Bicycle Shop  


(419) 884-6135

Sunday - Closed until Spring

Other hours by appointment.

Mount Vernon

(740) 392-6100

Sunday - Closed


Rides & Events

Local Bicycle Rides

 Rides require, at minimum, an appropriate bike in good working order, water, and a helmet. Our night rides require suitable lights front and rear. We suggest a spare tube, energy food, maybe a little cash in case we stop, and your biggest smile! Many rides are held subject to weather. It's a good idea to confirm dates, time and any specific requirements, too. We'll see you out there — and have fun!

Our Weekly Group Rides

Our Weekly bicycle rides require a safe operating bicycle, helmet and rear flashing light (Daytime visible).  Our night rides require a front and rear light as well.  Proper nutrition, hydration, and flat changing items are highly recommended.

DayStart TimeDescriptionLocationPhone
Wednesday Evening6:00 PMA, B, C, and D group rides every Wednesday, beginning and ending on the B & O Trail. Helmet and daytime lights required. 6:00PM Weather permitting. Will resume in Spring 2018Lexington Y-Not Cycling419-884-6135
Every Thursday Evening6:30PMSLOW Roll South. Weather permitting year round bicycle ride. Easy bicycle ride, mainly on the B & O Trail. Distance 12 miles or less. All levels welcome! Bring your bike, helmet, and flashing lights or reserve one of our rental bikes. We will visit a different eatery each week afterwards!Parking lot of Y-Not Cycling in Lexington419-884-6135

Upcoming Cycling Events

Some of these events require fund-raising to benefit charitable organizations. Call for further information.

DateEvent NameLocationDescriptionPhone
Apr 21, 2018Mohican Forest State Park Mountain Bike RaceLoudonville, OhioOhio Mountain Bike Championship Series Race
Apr 25, 2018Beppe's Annual Ride Parking lot of Y-Not Cycling in LexingtonAnnual ride to remember Giuspeppe Maino, who passed away after hitting a trail bollard on a group ride on April 25, 2012. Known for his energy and charisma, the ride will feature nothing but stories and smiles as we roll at an easy pace to the "bollard" in Bellville
May 5, 2018Black Fork Gravel GrinderGlenmount, OhioFor the first time the Black Fork is a Race! This early season gravel road race and ride will test your spirit, legs, and lungs and is perfect for Mountain Bikers, Cyclocross Racers, Adventure Cyclist and Gravel Junkies itching for a challenge after a long winter of spinning on the trainer. Participants will get a glimpse of some of the same route as the legendary Mohican 100 National Ultra Endurance Mountain Bike Race and will have an adventure you just can’t get on pavement.
May 6, 2018Tecumseh's Revenge at Scioto Trails State ParkChillicothe, OhioOhio Mountain Bike Championship Series Race
May 7, 2018National Bike to School DayYour house to school and backRide your bike to school and make a differencem both physically and envirnomentally. National Bike to School Day provides an opportunity for schools across the country to join together to celebrate and to build off of the energy of National Bike Month419-884-6135
May 12, 2018Vulture's KnobWooster, OhioLocation is Vultures Knob in Wooster
May 18, 2018National Bike to Work DayYour house to work and backNational Bike to Work Day is observed on May 18, 2018. Bike to Work Day is an annual event across the United States and Canada that promotes the bicycle as an option for commuting to work. Leading up to Bike to Work Day, national, regional, and local bicycle advocacy groups encourage people to try bicycle commuting as a healthy and safe alternative to driving by providing route information and tips for new bicycle commuters. On Bike to Work Day, a wide variety of bicycle-related events are organized. Bike to Work Day was originated by the League of American Bicyclists in 1956 and is a part of Bike-to-Work Week, which is in turn part of National Bike Month. 419-884-6135
May 19, 2018TOSRV (Tour Of the Scioto River Valley)Columbus, OhioThe traditional TOSRV start and finish is at the Ohio Statehouse in downtown Columbus. 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.
Jun 2, 2018Mohican 100Loudonville, OhioLocation: Race begins in downtown Loudonville, Ohio. Finish at Mohican Adventures located one mile from downtown. Criss-Cross four counties along a single loop, climb more than 11,000 feet, and go toe to toe with the top pros on this legendary ultra-endurance loop in Northeastern Ohio. The Mohican 100 features both a 100 mile and a 100 kilometer option with five fully stocked aid stations plus self-serve water stops.
Jun 16, 2018GOBA #29Starting in Findlay, OH5 days of cycling 45-60 miles from town to town and 2 days of optional loops. Delaware, London, Circleville, Lancaster, and Newark larry.jenkins@outdoorpursuits.org614-273-0811
Jul 29, 2018Race to the Hills at Lake Hope State Park Mountain Bike RaceNelsonville/Athens OhioOhio Mountain Bike Championship Series
Aug 12, 2018Ravenna Roots at Westbranch State Park Mountain Bike RaceAkron, OhioOhio Mountain Bike Championship Series Race #12
Aug 26, 2018Dillon Rocks at Dillon State Park Mountain Bike RaceZanesville, OhOhio Mountain Bike Championship Series Race
Sep 9, 2018Race on the Ridge at Chestnut Ridge Metro ParkCarroll/Columbus, OhioOhio Mountain Bike Championship Series Race
Sep 15, 2018Race to the Roost at Camp TuscazoarCamp TuscazoarNoteworthy adventure often begins with a team of two. Painful, soul testing experience that pushes one's perceived concept of possible is better when shared. It takes two to make-a things go right. It is with this understanding that we invite you to find a partner in crime and join 331 Racing and the Dirt Line Organization for the TUSCAZOAR TWAIN REIGN OF PAIN. Tackling one of Ohio's newest trail systems, Camp Tusc is a cross country course with narrow single track, exposed roots, tire chewing rocks, and 1200' of steep climbing per 5.5 mile lap that will reveal breath taking, oxygen deprived vistas.
Oct 6, 2018OMBC Championship Mohican Forest State Park Mountain Bike RaceLoudonville, OhioOhio Mountain Bike Championship Series Race
Oct 14, 2018Fall N Leaf with NEW Routes and a centuryBelville, OhioThe Annual Fall-N-Leaf Bicycle Ride Registration. Ride the hills of Richland and Knox Counties in 37/50/68/100 miles. Enjoy the fall colors, some miles on the paved Richland B & O rail Trail. Great late season tour with hot food, sag service included.
Jan 1, 201914th Annual New Year's Day RideLexington Y-Not CyclingBring in the new year right......ride your bicycle. Join us for a short or long bicycle (depending on the weather) and chili at noon. 11 AM start time for the bicycle ride. Dress warm....Bring a desert to share419-884-6135