Bike the Cbus

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Bike the Cbus 2013 at its launch point in front of the historic Lincoln Theatre

Save the date to ride with us on September 3, 2016!

Our signature annual event—Columbus’ original city-wide ride since 2008—highlights our city’s unique and evolving center-ring neighborhoods. Bike the Cbus is a casual bicycle tour welcoming cyclists of all ages and abilities with 4 short routes totaling 30 miles and stops hosted by local organizations who provide snacks and entertainment. Check out 7 years of cycling in these delightful photo albums!

With a 3-fold increase in participation to approximately 600 riders in 2013 and 2014, plus a newly expanded finish line after party with free food for riders and a beer garden, Bike the Cbus has undergone as many changes as the neighborhoods we explore. In 2015, another exciting change came in the form of a new metric century for speedier distance riders called “Bike the Cbus+ (BtCB+)”.

2015 routes

2015 Neighborhood Tour (28.8 miles)
2015 BtCB+ Metric Century 

2015 Sponsors

Route sponsors


REI is excited to get people outside on their bikes, enjoying life to the fullest, through our support of Bike the Cbus. We applaud all the cyclists who embrace this opportunity for outdoor urban adventure. YAY BIKES!” — Ohio Outdoor Programs and Outreach Coordinator Abby Rhodebeck

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Homeport loves to support Yay Bikes! and Bike the Cbus. Encouraging people to experience Columbus neighborhoods at the speed of bike opens their eyes to all the different nooks and crannies of our great city. You can’t truly experience a city unless you have toured it on a bicycle.” — Manager of Public Relations Steve Nichol


Ulmer & Berne, a law firm serving corporate clients since 1908, supports Yay Bikes! in its effort to promote exploration of the City of Columbus by bicycle, connect people through fun, safe and educational cycling events and advocate for multi-modal transportation infrastructure that benefits the entire community. Ultimately, we believe that Yay Bikes!, especially through Bike the Cbus, makes our community stronger, healthier, more livable and connected. We are proud to be a route sponsor for Bike the Cbus in 2015.” — Brian Laliberte, Counsel


FMMFFashion Meets Music Festival calls Columbus, OH home and we want everyone to have the same love and appreciation for the city as we do. Bike the Cbus is a perfect way to have everyone explore our beautiful city together in a fun, activity filled day! We are very proud of this event and excited to sponsor Yay Bikes!”


Traxler Custom Printing has always been proud to serve and support the Columbus community. By supporting Yay Bikes!, we are proud to join the efforts of their promotion and exploration of Columbus through Bike the Cbus. With everything that we do, and all those that we support, we hope to share our commitment and love of Columbus by providing the best custom apparel around for one of the best organizations around.”

Printing sponsor

legendary inkLegendary Ink is proud to support Yay Bikes! because of their work advocating for and educating cyclists in Central Ohio. Bike the Cbus is a great ride that shows off Columbus’s unique and diverse neighborhoods.” — Manager Nick Arnold

Media sponsor

Columbus Monthly magazine shares in the Yay Bikes! mission of love of place and the importance of discovering unique destinations in central Ohio. We’re proud to support Bike the Cbus and a day of cycling that helps riders experience the best of what Columbus has to offer, meet neighbors and spark important conversations.” – Lauren Reinhard



Ride support sponsor


Bins is honored to play a small role in Yay Bikes!  We love participating with remarkable local organizations representing great causes.  Being an avid biker myself, it’s awesome knowing there’s a grassroots effort to increase bike awareness and safety for our Central Ohio community.”—Greg Tuel, Founder, Bins, LLC


Whole Foods Market is honored to support such a fun and unique organization in its mission to promote bicycling as a means to a more fulfilling life. We’re very excited to host metric century riders at our brand new Easton location during Bike the Cbus!”—Tiffany Dixon, Marketing Team Leader