Columbus has many claims as a significant sports town: the first offices of the NFL, pro baseball as early as the 1880s and the best college football program ever (says me). The rest of Ohio also holds interesting pieces of the wide world of sports. Here are some summer day trips fans have to take.

Columbus has many claims as a significant sports town: the first offices of the NFL, pro baseball as early as the 1880s and the best college football program ever (says me). The rest of Ohio also holds interesting pieces of the wide world of sports. Here are some summer day trips fans have to take.

Bicycle Museum of America

New Bremen

Web: bicyclemuseum.com

More than 300 bikes sit gleaming in this homage to vintage Schwinns, safety bikes and early attempts at two-wheeled travel. It's open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekends.

ATP tennis

Aug. 16-24

Mason

Web: cincytennis.com

Each year, the Western & Southern Financial Group Masters & Women's Open features hard-court action with top-notch competition. Mason, a suburb of Cincinnati, is the only Ohio stop in the international ATP circuit.

Bridgestone Invitational

Aug. 4-9

Akron

Web: worldgolfchampionships.com

One of only four events in the World Golf Championships, this annual event showcases the sport's upper echelon and the beautiful Firestone Country Club. Past winners have included Tiger Woods and Vijay Singh.

Pro Football Hall of Fame

Canton

Web: profootballhof.com

Everything you need to know about gridiron glory is enshrined in this pigskin mecca: bronze busts of 253 honorees, memorabilia and historical features second to none. It's open daily from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Cincinnati Reds vs. Cleveland Indians

June 26-28

Cleveland

Web: clevelandindians.com

After dropping two of three to their in-state colleagues in May, the Tribe will look to remedy things in the second round of the 2009 Ohio series. This one's at the gorgeous, fan-friendly Progressive Field.

Cleveland Browns training camp

Starts Aug. 1

Berea

Web: clevelandbrowns.com

Anyone who's been to training camp knows the best part of watching practices at the team's facility at Baldwin-Wallace College. No one keeps score. Everyone wins! Even the Browns!