Saturday, August 11, 2018 from 7:00 AM to 4:30 PM EDT
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South River Vineyard 
6062 South River Road West
Geneva, OH 44041

Driving Directions 

Ride Details
All rides begin and end at                South River Vineyard

Registration:   7:00 - 10:00 am

103 Mile Ride
Suggested start is 7:30 am

Visit seven covered bridges including the longest in the USA, stop at Brant's Apple Orchard (opens at 10am), ride the Western Reserve Greenway Trail, cruise along Lake Erie and through the Geneva-On-The-Lake strip. Complete the first 68 miles and return to the winery for food and drink. For your safety and as a courtesy to volunteers you must begin the final 35 miles before 2:00pm.  Support and meals close at 4:30pm.

65 Mile Ride
Suggested start is 8:30 am

You will visit six covered bridges, including the longest in the USA, ride on the Western Reserve Greenway Trail and stop at Brant's Apple Orchard

39 Mile Ride
Suggested start is 9:15 am

You will visit four covered bridges and ride on a section of the Western Reserve Greenway Trail.

37 Mile Lots Of Gravel Ride       Suggested start is 9:15am

A mix of gravel, dirt, chip & seal and asphalt with  a stop at the Nature Conservancy environmental center at Morgan Swamp.  Just one covered bridge on this route but not much traffic either.

25 Mile Ride                       Suggested start is 9:45 am

You will visit two covered bridges including the beautiful Harpersfield Covered Bridge and ride on a section of the Western Reserve Greenway Trail.

13 Mile Ride
Suggested start is 10:00 am

You will visit two covered bridges including the beautiful Harpersfield Covered Bridge.

MEALS SERVED: 11:00 am til 4:30 pm
Enjoy a hearty homemade meal prepared by our friends at Country Neighbor. 

Please be prepared for your ride:

Experienced cyclists describe our terrain as flat to rolling but please note that our covered bridges are in valleys.  ALL RIDES finish with a climb of just over a mile.  It is not steep but it is uphill nonetheless.  Please put in some miles before attending our event. ALL RIDES require a significant amount of road riding and for this reason we urge parents not to bring children who are too young to ride on their own.  Children under eighteen must be accompanied on the road by a parent or adult.

No mechanics will be on hand.  Please be prepared to deal with simple mechanical problems and flats. Bring a patch kit or spare tube and a pump on your ride.

On call vehicle support will be available all day for mechanical problems, injuries and rider fatigue.


Randy Jones 
The Road Ahead Bicycle Tours 



2019 Bridges & Vines Bicycle Tour

will be on Saturday, August 10 at South River Vineyard.

Thank You to the 577 cyclists and our many volunteers

who made the 2018 event a great success!

Bridges & Vines Bicycle Tour

Join us on Saturday, August 11 for one of the fastest growing cycling events in Ohio. The Grand River Valley Wine Region is home to flat to rolling country roads, dozens of picturesque vineyards and nineteen covered bridges. Bike riding doesn't get much better than this. Choose a 13, 25, 39, 65 or 103 mile road ride or give our new 37 mile "lots of gravel" route a try. After your ride, relax, eat and take in the great views at a terrific winery. Prices: Adults $35, Youth $15, Children under twelve are Free. Fees increase after July 29. Includes well marked routes, maps, water & snack stops, support vehicles, a great meal, music and a stunning location.

Experience our covered bridges.


Take in our scenery.


Enjoy our country roads.


And low traffic.

Eat and relax at a first rate winery.