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Ride Cincinnati 2016 Registration

Adult Biker - $45 (Includes a t-shirt)
Adult Walker - $30 (Includes a t-shirt)
Children (12 and under) - $15 (Includes a t-shirt)

New 3 Mile Fun Walk
Time to dust off those walking shoes! Ride Cincinnati is now open to those who aren’t avid cyclists with our new 3 mile fun walk. This non-competitive walk begins at 9 a.m., winds along scenic Sawyer Point and ends with our famous after party celebration. All participants will receive a Ride Cincinnati t-shirt. Registration is $30 for adults and $15 for children 12 and under. Tell your friends and family to sign up today! 

Ride Cincinnati 2016 Start Times

63 miles - 6:30 AM
45 miles - 7:00 AM
26 miles - 7:30 AM

18 miles - 8:00 AM (in KY along with the other longer distances)
8 miles - 8:30 AM (still in OH on a closed-road course)
Walk - 9 AM

The 8 mile route will be on a closed-road loop course in Ohio on Eastern Avenue. The 18, 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).  All children are welcome to do any of the rides with an adult. All children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult during the ride.
 

Important Note: Helmets are mandatory for all riders and all ride distances.

Parking

Are you driving to Ride Cincinnati? Make trip planning easier by booking your guaranteed parking spot with our official parking partner, Parking Panda. Select the date(s)/time you are attending and compare prices and distance of many lots and garages near Yeatman's Cove. Book now and your space at the chosen facility is 100% guaranteed!

Click here to visit Parking Panda. **Exclusive Partner Offer: Use Code RIDECINCI10 at checkout for 10% off your reservation**

 

 

Noodles & Company Benefit Night

Swing by participating local Noodles & Company locations on Saturday, June 11th and mention Ride Cincinnati and 25% of the proceeds will be donated back to our foundation! You can also enter to win a Sole bicycle!

Locations include: Hyde Park, Kenwood, Newport and Western Hills. Click here for more information.

New for 2016: Honor Miles 

Honor a survivor or remember one that was lost.  Ride Cincinnati is honoring locals who have battled or are currently battling breast cancer by placing honor miles along the course to celebrate the strength and story of those who have been impacted by this disease, both living and deceased.

Each sponsored mile will feature a large photo of the honoree and some brief background information. Friends, family and co-workers of those honored are encouraged to meet on that mile to celebrate the honoree with cheers. Each sponsored mile asks for a minimum $500 donation.

If you’re interested in reserving an honor mile for someone special in your life, please contact Kathryn Macke: kathryn.braun@gmail.com.

Cincy Red Bike Is Back!  

If you were planning on renting a Cincy Red Bike for your 8 or 18 mile ride this year, great news! They will once again be waiving overage fees for Ride Cincinnati participants. A day pass for a Red Bike on race day is $8. To waive your overage fee, email randy.evans@cincyredbike.org following the event stating your participation and the overage fee will be removed from your account!

Bikes are on a first come first serve basis. Please make note of the nearest bike stations. We recommend the stations at Sawyer Point, Fountain Square and the Freedom Center.  View all stations at: www.cincyredbike.org. Important note: You will need to supply your own bike helmet. Please bring one with you on the day of the event.

Connect With Us

Past participant? Looking to connect with other riders?  Follow us on our social media pages for up-to-the-minute information and details or join the conversation by using #RideCincinnati and tag your friends!

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Important Safety Information 

Directions to Yeatman's Cove

Packet Pickup

Ride Map

Walk Map

Parking

Safety

Mail-In Registration Form

Volunteer Information

Can't ride but interested in volunteering for Ride Cincinnati? To learn more and sign up, visit http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0844ada92ba5fe3-ride

Weather Information for Ride Cincinnati

Sunday’s event will proceed as normal, but certain changes may be necessary due to weather.   We apologize in advance for any inconvenience.  Safety is paramount.  Ride Cincinnati will post updates on www.ridecincinnati.org and on our Facebook page if changes occur.  If nothing is posted, the event will proceed as planned. 

If conditions are unsafe to start one of the particular distances, we will make every attempt to start at the next scheduled start time.  For instance, if weather prohibits the 63 mile start at 6:30 a.m., we will attempt to start the 63 mile cyclists at 7:00 a.m. with the 45 mile ride.  This would, in effect, reduce the longest available distance to 45 miles, and no official support would be provided beyond the 45 mile turnaround. 

If the weather changes, or if you hear thunder or see lightning, it is your responsibility to take immediate action and seek shelter.  As you travel outbound on Route 8, be looking for possible shelter if it becomes necessary to return.  Beyond the 26 mile turnaround at Pendery Park, Route 8 becomes more rural, and opportunities for shelter are fewer.  It is recommended to bring a smartphone and check radar on the internet prior to proceeding beyond this point.  If you do not have one, someone around you will.  According to the National Weather Service, lightning calls for a thirty minute delay.  Shorten your distance if necessary. 

It may become necessary to close refreshment stops early due to weather.  A large Penske box truck will be on the route to signify the point of closure.  No services or support can be provided beyond this point.  In addition, various police municipalities may be advising participants if the road is unsafe and the route must be closed.  Ride Cincinnati does not have the means to provide return transport for participants in the case of inclement weather.  Plan accordingly. 

Mild to heavy fog is common on Route 8 after a rain, reducing not only your visibility but the visibility of those around you in vehicles and on bikes.  Be prepared and bring rain gear, including neon or brightly colored jackets, vests or shirts.  Additionally, as the road follows along the river valley the entire way, water may be flowing onto the road from the hillside.  Water does not drain quickly on Route 8 and standing water may be present.  Be prepared to dismount if necessary and warn the cyclists behind you.  Wet tires will affect your ability to brake, so give yourself extra time to stop. 

The Celebration and Awards Ceremony will take place, but may be delayed or shortened if necessary. 

Ride Cincinnati is unable to provide an alternative rain date.  As this is a fundraiser for breast cancer research, no refunds or exchanges.  Thank you in advance for your cooperation and support of our efforts to eradicate breast cancer.   Delays and closures will be at the discretion of the Ride Director. 

 

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