For eight years, thousands of cycling participants of all abilities and ages enjoy bike riding in the annual non-competitive, family-oriented Ride Cincinnati event, while at the same time, raising important funds for Breast Cancer Research.
The Ride Cincinnati's scenic course begins in the southern corner of downtown Cincinnati at Yeatman's Cove in Sawyer Point and continues over the pedestrian-only Purple People Bridge, then meanders through several cities in Northern Kentucky. The course returns cyclists back to the Ride Cincinnati Celebration Party at Sawyer Point.
Destination markers along the course guide participants to choose the length of their own personal ride.
The 2015 Ride Cincinnati event will take place on Sunday, June 14th with the first cyclists leaving from the Yeatman's Cove starting line at 6:30 a.m. The 8 and 16 mile routes will be on a new closed-road loop course in Ohio on Eastern Avenue. The 26, 45 and 63 mile routes will still be in Kentucky on Route 8 (as in previous years, this road is not closed to traffic). Kids 12 and under need to be accompanied by an adult during the ride.
Ride Cincinnati is the first cycling event to raise funds for Breast Cancer Research in the Greater Cincinnati area.
Ride Cincinnati was founded in 2007 by Dr. Harvey Harris, his family and two friends, whose families have been touched by breast cancer. This event is dedicated to the life of Marlene Harris and all others who have, and continue to be, affected by this terrible disease.
All proceeds from Ride Cincinnati will benefit Breast Cancer Research at the The Barrett Cancer Center
2012/2013 Ride Cincinnati Pilot Grants Program
The Ride Cincinnati Foundation donated $280,000 in 2013.
The mission of the Barrett Cancer Center is to transform cancer care in the Midwest Ohio region by providing the most advanced and compassionate patient care built on a foundation of innovative research and education.
The Barrett Cancer Center, sometimes referred to as the Barrett Center, is working to become the preeminent cancer care resource in the region, delivering the highest quality patient- and family-centered care in a collaborative environment firmly based in a competitive research enterprise with an emphasis on education and community outreach.