The 2023 Twisted Pretzel Tour will take place in Germantown and Farmersville, Ohio, on Saturday, September 23, 2023. The Twisted Pretzel Tour is a mass-start non-timed event through the beautiful Germantown countryside. The routes (8, 21, 34, or 47 miles) are flat to gently rolling with the longer routes traveling over the scenic Germantown dam (and down, not up, the dam hill). A ride across the wooden planks of the historic Germantown covered bridge is a feature enjoyed on all routes. Signs clearly mark the routes. Helmets are required. The ride is held in conjunction with the Germantown Pretzel Festival and is sponsored by the Germantown Lions. The ride is a charity event with all proceeds benefiting local food pantries and civic organizations.
Early bird Packet Pick-Up & Sign-In at a the Kettering Bike Shop will be 6:00-8:00PM Thursday before the tour. Day Before Packet Pick-Up & Sign-In at the Germantown Senior Center will be from 5:00-7:00PM on Friday before the tour. Day of Tour Packet Pick-Up & Sign-In is 6:30-8:30 AM at the Valley View Intermediate School Gym. Note, locations may be subject to change.
The 4 routes will have an open start window between 8:00 AM and 8:30 AM for the Pretzel Loop, Giant Pretzel, the Pretzel Rod, and the Pretzel Ring. Break stops include warm fresh pretzels and dips along with the regular fare.
All riders are welcome! The goal of this event is to have fun! The break stops (one at the Farmersville Community Park and the second just below the Germantown Dam) include warm pretzels and dips along with traditional ride fare such as water, and fruit.