Ride Cincinnati, a family affair

Ken and Christine Zamprese, Ride Cincinnati honorary chair

Ken and Christine Zamprese, Ride Cincinnati honorary chair

Sunday, June 12, various start times

Yeatman’s Cove


The whole family – from those who consider a 63-mile jaunt all part of a day’s ride to kiddos who do better on a short, closed route – can take part in Ride Cincinnati.

There’s even a 3-mile fun walk along the riverfront for those who’d rather leave the bikes at home.

The rides include a 8-mile closed-loop and 16-, 26-, 45- and 63-mile rides along Ky. 8.

All events, including the walk, raise funds for breast cancer research at the University of Cincinnati’s Barrett Cancer Center. A “pink mile” will welcome riders on their return, with pink ribbons decorating the Purple People Bridge.

The ride’s honorary chair is Christine Zampese, a breast cancer fighter and wife of Bengals offensive coach Ken Zampese. She has received treatment and is an active supporter of the Barrett Cancer Center. To date, Ride Cincinnati has raised $2 million for the center.

Mike Dardis from WLWT will emcee this year’s event. Jennifer Fritsch from Q102 will kick off several of the rides as an honorary host.

Cost to ride is $40 for adults and $15 for children 12 and younger. Each registrant receives a T-shirt.  

New this year will be the opportunity to dedicate an “Honor Mile” celebrating local people who have battled or are living with breast cancer. Each sponsored mile will feature a large photo of the honoree and brief background information. Minimum donation for an Honor Mile is $500.

For more information visit ridecincinnati.org

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