The annual Tour of the Scioto River Valley returns to the area next month.

This year's event is expected to feature 2,500 cyclists on the 210-mile Columbus-Portsmouth-Columbus route. Avid cyclist Nick Tepe says cyclists will be riding with traffic.

The event this year also features a one-day TOSRV that follows a Columbus-Chillicothe-Columbus route.

The 53rd annual event will take place May 10th and 11th.