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Background - Ride Cincinnati

For ten 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. In 2017, Ride Cincinnati will be expanding its mission and local impact by raising funds to support research for all types of cancer at the Barrett Cancer Center at the University of Cincinnati. 

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 2017 Ride Cincinnati event will take place on Sunday, June 11, 2017. 

To date, Ride Cincinnati has raised $2.5 million to help fund more than 34 research grants benefiting breast cancer research at the Barrett Cancer Center.  In paying homage to its roots, Ride Cincinnati’s first $250,000 raised each year – beginning with the 2017 ride -- will be earmarked for breast cancer research.

2017 marks the 11th year of Ride Cincinnati. In addition to benefiting all cancers, Ride Cincinnati has added a 100 mile ride, 5k run and 5k brick (cycle and run) event.

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.



Marlene Harris


Destination markers along the course guide participants to choose the length of their own personal ride.

Event Proceeds

All proceeds from Ride Cincinnati will benefit Cancer Research at the The Barrett Cancer Center

Mission - The Barrett Cancer Center 

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.

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