Sunday, June 12 , Yeatman’s Cove, various times
“New” is the byword for the 10th anniversary of Ride Cincinnati. It’s still a family-friendly bicycling event to raise money for breast cancer research, but here’s what’s different:
- A three-mile fun walk through the parks along the riverfront for folks who want to participate on foot rather than on bicycles.
- A new partnership with cycle-friendly Fifty West Brewing company, including a sign-up event at the 50 West cyclery on May 15.
- A “pink mile” on the last mile of the event. The Purple People Bridge will be decorated with pink ribbons to welcome riders on their return.
- New honorary chair and emcee: Jennifer Fritsch from Q102 joins emcee Mike Dardis of WLWT.
- Honor Miles celebrating local people who have battled or are currently battling breast cancer. Each sponsored mile will feature a large photo of the honoree and some brief background information. The honoree’s picture will be placed on a special “wall of fame” at the post-ride celebration. Minimum donation: $500.
The event’s basics remain the same. Participants can choose from several bike rides, ranging from a family-friendly 8-mile ride on a closed road to 16, 26, 45 and 63-mile rides along Ky. 8.
Over the past decade, Ride Cincinnati has raised more than $2 million for breast cancer research at the Barrett Cancer Center at the University of Cincinnati Cancer Institute, and it has funded a number of projects benefiting local families affected by breast cancer.
Ride Cincinnati was founded by the family of Marlene Harris and honors her memory. Cost is $40 for adults and $15 for children 12 and younger. Each registrant receives a T-shirt.
To register or for more information visit ridecincinnati.org