Worthington News

Tour of Ohio wheels through town Aug. 29


Spectators, children and amateur and professional cyclists are expected to participate in and watch the Tour of Ohio Bike Race that will wind through the streets of Worthington Estates on Aug. 29.

Each year, the tour comes to Worthington and has become popular with neighbors, many of whom watch from their lawns or throw a party during the race.

This year, action will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a race for children ages 3 to 12. Following will be amateur races for various groups, with the pro races beginning at 7 p.m.

Worthington is one of four stops across the state for the cycling event.

The race course has changed slightly from previous years. Instead of following Longfellow Avenue to Masefield Street and Stevenson Avenue, the course will cut across on Hawthorne Street.

It begins and ends on Guyer Street, in front of Worthingway Middle School.

The entire course will be posted no-parking Thursday, Aug. 28, the day before the race.

Larrimer Avenue will be posted no-parking on both sides of the street from Guyer to Evening Street and the north side of the street from Evening Street to High Street.

Lambourne Avenue will be posted no-parking on the north side of the street from Guyer to Stenten Street.

Tonbridge Street will be posted no-parking on the east side of the street between Longfellow and Bryant Avenue.

Residents are asked to remove all vehicles from the street to facilitate race preparations.

On race day, the course will be closed to through traffic beginning at 5:15 p.m. but will remain open to local traffic for residents who live along the course, based on police officer discretion.

For brief periods between races, through traffic will be permitted.

Advance registration for all races is encouraged, though registration on race day will be available beginning at 4:30 p.m. Additional race details and online registration are at kctcyclingevents.com.