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presented by Ohio Savings Bank

The Midwest's biggest urban cycling festival taking place September 11-13 on the shores of Lake Erie in Cleveland, Ohio.

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Be a part of the Midwest's first and only urban cycling festival. NEOCycle combines competitive races, unique rides, a live music and outdoor lifestyle festival and Cleveland's metropolitan and natural beauty to make one incredible event.

Experience the high-speed action of the Cleveland Velodrome, get dirty at the Edgewater Cyclocross and join thousands on a glowing and scenic Night Ride - all in one weekend created to celebrate all things cycling

The inaugural NEOCycle in 2014 drew over 2,700 registered riders and 10,000 total festival attendees and 2015 promises to be bigger and better!

Races and Rides

  • Velodrome
  • Edgewater Cyclocross
  • Night Ride
  • Forest City Fundo
  • Wade Oval Criterium

The Hub at Edgewater Park

  • Over 50 vendors, bike shops and entertainment booths
  • Beer Garden
  • Over a dozen food trucks

Music Fest

  • 25 bands over 2 days on 2 stages
  • A night of high-speed, gravity-defying racing at Ohio's only velodrome complex.

    Nestled in Cleveland's historic Slavic Village - just a short drive from The Hub at Edgewater Park - the Cleveland Velodrome opened in August 2012 and has featured constant racing throughout the summer months ever since.

    Since its NEOCycle, the Velodrome features both the high speed action on the track and great food and drinks in the infield for all spectators.

  • Teaming with Spin Bike Shop, NEOCycle features an exhilarating Cyclocross race at Edgewater Park in the Cleveland Metroparks Lakefront Reservation.

    The race course encircles and travels through all the action at The Hub, while challenging riders with the natural obstacles of Edgewater Park and some unique man-made surprises as well. 

    Surrounding the action is all the energy, live music and spectators of The Hub, making the NEOCycle Cyclocross a can't-miss event.

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    Leaving from The Hub at Edgewater Park, the Night Ride offers riders the unique experience of biking with over 1,500 other cyclists on a route featuring spectacular sunset and night time views of Downtown Cleveland and Lake Erie! Check out the full course that featured Gordon Square, Battery Park & the North Coast Harbor neighborhoods by clicking here.

    All Night Ride participants receive a Micro Sport Headlight courtesy of Energizer, a flashing LED light courtesy of GE Lighting and an event t-shirt.

    This safe, fun ride isopen to riders of all skill levels and ends back at The Hub, where the party really gets going!

  • NEOCycle's unique twist on a gran fondo, the Forest City Fundo is an untimed, mass ride starting and ending at The Hub at Edgewater Park. Cyclists of all levels can participate in rides of 10, 32 and 62 miles. Each route features rest stops in unique and beautiful Cleveland neighborhoods and parks.

    The Fundo is a fully supported ride with multiple rest stops along the route and SAG vehicles to help with gear and other issues.

    The end of the ride features all the action of The Hub at Edgewater Park, with beer, food and live music all afternoon.

    Proceeds from the Fundo benefit Bike Cleveland, enabling continued advocacy for safer streets across Greater Cleveland.

  • The 2014 Criterium invaded Cleveland's historic and cultural University Circle neighborhood. A fast-paced race on a course of closed-off city streets, Criterium races last for a designated length of time, with bonuses paid for leading specific laps during the race.

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