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Choose a ride distance and fundraise a recommended amount or simply elect to establish your own goal as a virtual rider without a distance. Don’t forget, regardless of your choice, there are no fundraising requirements or minimums. As an important reminder, 100% of every participant-raised dollar is proudly directed to cancer research and care in the Greater Cincinnati area. How many organizations can say every penny you raise goes to research and care?

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Select from Ride Cincinnati’s known distances (15, 25, 50 or 100 miles) or create your own challenge and share your goal in your rider profile! Flexibility is key this year! For instance, your ride distance can be completed over a series of days, weeks, or a month.

If riding isn’t your thing, you are encouraged to develop another way to fundraise. Whether it’s a combination of different activities, or your favorite pastime, we want you to make this year’s Ride Cincinnati memorable and meaningful to you. To embark on a non-riding approach, simply register as a virtual rider, share your story and have fun interacting with friends by raising money for cancer research and care.

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Everything you need to succeed with fundraising is provided in the Ride Cincinnati Fundraising Toolkit in the Ride Cincinnati Media section on the home page.

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Virtual Event FAQ

We understand you may have some questions about Ride Cincinnati so we’ve done our best to answer some of the more obvious questions on our specific FAQ sections:

Due to the extensive impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year we’re replacing our in-person weekend experience with something different.

You choose the ride distance and fundraising goal that work for you and complete it sometime between September 20 and November 20.

Our mission remains the same: Ride Cincinnati will continue to serve as the area’s premier grassroots event for cancer research.
We understand that 2020 has thrown a number of curveballs to life as we know it. However, our goal is unchanged. We remain committed, now more than ever, to raising as much money as possible for cancer research and care in the Greater Cincinnati area. Our event for 2020 will look much different than our typical approach, but we are hopeful to return to an in-person ride event in 2021.
There is no registration fee for Ride Cincinnati this year and there are no fundraising requirements or minimum standards. We encourage you to sign up, be active and join the community in support of local cancer research and care.

Remember, fundraising is easy and can be fun. While fundraising is not required this year, it is highly encouraged. Many participants choose to make a donation for the amount of a traditional entry fee. More importantly, we are urging our riders to do their utmost to fundraise in 2020. There is a lot riding on our sustained commitment to this cause. Grab your friends and family and start a peloton today!
No. We will not be requiring 2020 Ride Cincinnati participants to make fundraising commitments. Based on the self-directed nature of this year’s ride, we are highly encouraging each participant to set his or her own individual goals. Every dollar counts!
There is no registration fee to participate in Ride Cincinnati 2020. Tell your friends!
When you register, you will have the opportunity to select from a ride distance or simply choose the purely virtual rider option. When selecting the pure virtual option, you can walk, run or even create another self-directed activity.

No matter the route or activity chosen, we request that all of our participants adhere to all traffic and safety guidelines (i.e. wear a helmet or other necessary protection, obey traffic laws, be aware of your surroundings!)
Complete your ride and fundraising between September 20 and November 20, 2020. And don’t forget to tag us along the way on social media using #RideCincinnati and #UnitedAgainstCancer!
Fundraising will remain open through November 20, 2020, in order to report our results, but please know, it's never too late to raise money for cancer research.
Yes! We look forward to celebrating your fundraising efforts, no matter what your goal. We will be offering limited-edition gear for participants who meet certain fundraising levels – stay tuned for more details!
We continue to remain laser-focused on our mission to raise funds for cancer research in Greater Cincinnati. Our research grant contributions are determined following each year’s event, dependent on the amount raised and the research programs at hand. It is certainly possible that a COVID-related cancer study may be in the works at that time!
Those who have registered for the in-person event will not need to re-register for the virtual event. We’ll gladly make this update on your behalf.
Registered riders have the option of having their paid registration fee refunded. If you have already registered and wish to receive a refund of your $75 registration fee, please let us know by reaching out to us at info@ridecincinnati.org.

If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact us.
A Peloton is a team. Pelotons are a great way for a group of five or more individuals to share their experience. In addition to the individual Rider Profile pages, a separate Peloton profile page allows you to highlight your Peloton roster and your motivation for riding. Peloton members can share donations made to the Peloton as a whole and/or can share funds raised by individual members. Funds may only be shared with fellow Peloton members at the end of the fundraising period.
No. For your security, Ride Cincinnati does not retain credit card information… not in the past or in the future. Credit card information is retained by our secure PCI compliant partner. Cards will not be accessed.
A Super Peloton is a group of Pelotons that is formed by a large company, community or organization. A Super Peloton allows different offices, departments, or groups to work together to Defeat Cancer on both a small and large scale. Super Pelotons have the same benefits as individual Pelotons. If your group is interested in starting a Super Peloton, please contact the Ride Cincinnati team and we can help get you all set up.
You are able to start a Peloton during the Rider registration process. If you want to create a Peloton after you've registered, head to your Rider dashboard.
Yes. The peloton team structure is a big key to our success and will remain the same as it has been in previous years.
Yes, the Peloton Captain can change the name of their Peloton in their Rider dashboard.
No. Each participant is encouraged to choose the distance of their choice as well as their own fundraising goal.
You are able to join a Peloton during the Rider registration process. If you want to join a Peloton after you've registered, head to your Rider dashboard.
Participants can be a member of only one Peloton because membership can involve sharing funds and funds may only be shared among Peloton members.
We encourage you to join the conversation by tagging Ride Cincinnati on social media by using the hashtag #RideCincinnati and #UnitedAgainstCancer.
No. Each participant is free to indicate the virtual ride distance and fundraising goal of their choice upon registration.
We are encouraging our Ride Cincinnati community to share their activity and the routes that they have created via our social channels. We also encourage our participants to join the Ride Cincinnati club on Strava.

Yes, you can find important Ride Cincinnati participant information for the weekend by clicking here.

You can invite someone to join your Peloton from your Rider dashboard.

Ride Cincinnati's scenic course begins in the southern corner of downtown Cincinnati at Yeatman's Cove in Sawyer Point, with all riders – except those riding the 8-mile route – starting on the Ohio side of the Purple People Bridge. The route travels through several cities along Route 8 in Northern Kentucky. This road is not closed to traffic. Destination markers along the course guide riders to complete their committed route distance.

Please keep in mind, There will be a detour approximately 5 miles into the Ride because of a road closure affecting Route 8. You can find a map of the new route and frequently asked questions here.

Eight-mile riders will begin at the corner of Pete Rose Way and Eggleston, and travel along a closed course.

The course returns riders to the Ride Cincinnati Celebration at Yeatman’s Cove to enjoy free food and beverages, music and activities, beginning at 10 a.m. and running through 1:30 p.m.

Riders who complete the 100-mile ride will finish at a special reserved celebration area with additional amenities open until 4 p.m.

Yes, you are encouraged to use Ride Cincinnati’s logos for your personal fundraising efforts. Please use the asset kit found on the site, and we appreciate you sending final designs that use Ride Cincinnati’s assets to marketing@ridecincinnati.org for approval before publication or production.
This year’s route will look a little different, as we’re accommodating a change to our typical route for 26-, 45-, 63- and 100-mile Riders because of a road closure. There will be a detour approximately 5 miles into the Ride. You can find a map of the new route and frequently asked questions here.
Stay tuned for more information on Ride Cincinnati 21!
All rides will take place on Sunday, Sept. 15.

ROUTE DISTANCE

START TIME

START LOCATION

100 mile

7 a.m.

Yeatman's Cove (Purple People Bridge)

63 mile

7 a.m.

Yeatman's Cove (Purple People Bridge)

45 mile

8 a.m.

Yeatman's Cove (Purple People Bridge)

26 mile

9 a.m.

Yeatman's Cove (Purple People Bridge)

8 mile

10 a.m.

Corner of Pete Rose Way and Eggleston Ave.

Please see below for rest stop locations, mile markers and closing times. While we welcome riders to stop and take a break, riders are encouraged to either continue their committed route or return back to the Celebration at Yeatman’s Cove in a timely manner, to ensure safety of all riders along the course.

REST STOP LOCATION

MILE MARKER

OPEN TIME

CLOSE TIME

Eli's
(8 mile turnaround point)

4

9:30 a.m.

11:30 a.m.

Pendery Park
(26 mile turnaround point )

13

7:00 a.m.

2:30 p.m.

AJ Jolly
(45 mile turnaround point)

22

7:30 a.m.

1:30 p.m.

Bold Carpet
(63 mile turnaround point)

31

7:45 a.m.

1:00 p.m.

Western Mason
(100 mile turnaround point)

50

8:30 a.m.

11:00 a.m.


Upon completion of their committed distance, Riders will return to the Ride Cincinnati Celebration at Yeatman’s Cove to enjoy free food and beverages, music and activities, beginning at 10 a.m. and running through 1:30 p.m.

Riders who complete the 100-mile ride will finish at a special reserved celebration area with additional amenities open until 3 p.m.

We encourage you to register for a route that you are physically comfortable riding. The key with this one is to finish with a smile! As a rule of thumb, most anyone can ride 8 to 26 miles with some training. 45-mile Riders should get a ride or two each week during the warmer months. 63 and 100-mile routes require a commitment to endurance training.
Up to but no later than 11:59 p.m. on Aug. 15, 2019, you are able to change your route distance and the corresponding minimum fundraising commitment. After 11:59 p.m. on Aug. 15, 2019, you are not permitted to decrease your route and minimum fundraising commitment below the amount that you are committed to raise as of 11:59 p.m. on Aug. 15, 2019.
Just about any bike will get you to 26 miles. If you are riding 45, 63 or 100 miles, you may think about investing in a road bike.
As a rule of thumb, most anyone can ride 25 miles with some basic training. 45-mile Riders should get a ride or two each week during the warmer months. 63 and 100 mile routes require a commitment to endurance training. Just remember, the key to Ride Cincinnati is to finish with a smile! Whether you start your training in April or July, as long as you have a few training rides under your belt you'll do just fine!
Yes, Ride Cincinnati Riders are asked to strictly adhere to rules of the road. Click here for a PDF version of the Ohio Department of Transportation’s (ODOT) Cycling Smarter Guide created by the ODOT Bicycle and Pedestrian Program. A safe ride is paramount to the Ride Cincinnati experience. All cyclists are required to wear helmets at all times throughout the Ride.
You must be at least 14 years of age to ride in Ride Cincinnati. Riders who are 14 and 15 years old may register to ride the 8-mile and 26-mile routes only. Riders who are 16 years and older may register for any of the routes. Parents or guardians will be required to execute the Rider agreement and waiver on behalf of the minor Rider.
Yes, tandems are encouraged, but each Rider on the tandem bicycle must register separately and each Rider must meet his/her own individual fundraising commitment for the route that is chosen. Under no circumstances may the fundraising commitment be divided among the Riders on the tandem bicycle.
No, under no circumstances may you ride with an infant or child attached to your bicycle and any other riding apparatus at any time during Ride Cincinnati.
No. Your registration as a Rider in Ride Cincinnati is never transferable, even if you do not or cannot ride in Ride Cincinnati for any reason whatsoever, including any illness or injury that may limit or preclude your participation. You are not permitted to grant another person the right to ride in Ride Cincinnati in your place under any circumstances.
Click on the Donate button in the upper right hand corner and search for the Rider or Peloton you wish to donate to. Select Quick Donate to start the donation process or View Profile to learn more about them!
Click on the Donate button in the upper right hand corner to start the donation process. You will be able to make a pledge online. Once the pledge has been made, please write the full name of the Rider you wish to donate to in the memo line and mail your check made payable to Ride Cincinnati at the address: P.O. Box 862, Mason, OH 45040. Please note, this address only accepts USPS mail.
Please mail the check to P.O. Box 862, Mason, OH 45040. Also, be sure that your Rider name is included in the memo line, so that we may appropriately apply the donation to your ride. If the donor made the check out to your name, you are able to sign the check over to Ride Cincinnati prior to mailing it in by writing "Pay to the order of Ride Cincinnati" in the endorsement area on the back of the check along with your signature.
The data we collect is necessary to create accurate donor records and provide appropriate tax acknowledgement information. The information is not used for solicitation purposes. If you have any questions about the information that is being collected, please contact Ride Cincinnati at .
If you would like a tax acknowledgement receipt, it is always best to make a credit card or check donation. Ride Cincinnati cannot issue tax acknowledgement receipts for cash donations that are not arranged directly with the Ride Cincinnati team by the actual donor. Please do not send cash through the mail. If you are a Rider who has received a cash donation, there are two options for applying the cash donation to your ride. In the first instance, you may keep the cash and make an online credit card donation to yourself for the same amount. Please note, however, that if you use this option, you will become the official donor and you will receive a tax acknowledgement receipt at the email address that you provide. Please do not substitute the cash donor’s name or address for your own when you make the credit card donation on your card. Alternatively, you may arrange to provide the cash donation to our team. In this scenario, Ride Cincinnati still cannot issue a tax acknowledgement receipt to the cash donor who is not present, but you can arrange to pick up a blank cash donation receipt that you can provide to your donor to fill out for his/her own record keeping. Please note, Ride Cincinnati will not complete this receipt form for you as it must be completed by the donor.
All donations are 100% tax deductible in the United States, unless the donor received goods and/or services in exchange for all or a portion of his/her donation, such as through an auction or other fundraiser. For foreign donors, please refer to your local tax laws to determine if your donation to Ride Cincinnati is tax deductible. All credit card donors will immediately receive a tax acknowledgement letter via email. All check donors will receive a tax acknowledgement letter snail mail after the check is received by Ride Cincinnati.
Yes, Ride Cincinnati is a 501(c)(3). If you would like more information about our Tax ID# or non-profit status, please email info@ridecincinnati.org.
There is no fundraising requirement for Volunteers but fundraising is certainly encouraged. Volunteers can fundraise by registering as a Virtual Rider. As a Virtual Rider, you can create a profile, share your story, join a Peloton, and use all the same fundraising tools as Riders.
All shifts available for Ride Cincinnati weekend are listed on SignUpGenius. Click here to access the shifts available!
Ride Cincinnati runs on volunteers! There are many times you can volunteer: pre-Ride Cincinnati weekend, at the Opening Ceremony, the morning of the launch, at the start & finish location, or at the turnaround locations for each route.
You must be at least 14 years old to volunteer, but any minor volunteers must have a parent or guardian sign a minor volunteer waiver in order to participate.
The minimum age for volunteering is 14 years old. If you would like to have your family join you at a rest stop or finish line, we encourage them to come and cheer on Riders but please arrange for another adult to monitor your children during your shift so that you are able to focus on your volunteer responsibilities.
Please keep in mind that all activities are outdoors, and volunteers will likely be on their feet for a majority of their selected shift(s). Comfortable shoes are a must, along with sunscreen.
Volunteers are welcome to bring sunscreen, water bottles, and a small cooler or snacks, especially if you have any special dietary requirements.
A volunteer coordinator will contact you will contact you with information about the activity you selected prior to Ride Cincinnati weekend.
All volunteer activities can be found by visiting SignUpGenius. Activities vary from assisting with rider registration to helping at rest stops! Click here to access the shifts available.
Virtual riders are individuals who are unable to physically participate in Ride Cincinnati weekend but still want to be part of the movement to Defeat Cancer. You can choose to be a virtual rider instead of selecting a route during the registration process.
There is no minimum fundraising commitment for Virtual Riders.
Virtual riders have access to all the same fundraising tools that Riders have to fundraise. These tools can be found in the Media Kits section below.
No, there is no fee to register as a virtual rider. However, if you make the change to be a Ride Cincinnati Rider, there will be a $75 registration fee and a minimum fundraising commitment associated with the route you select.
You are able to upgrade from a Virtual Rider to a Ride Cincinnati Rider in your dashboard. During this process you will be asked to sign the Fundraising Agreement and Cancellation Policy and Participant Waiver and Agreement as well as pay the $75 registration fee.
Virtual riders are welcome to purchase a ticket to the Opening Ceremony celebration the weekend of Ride Cincinnati. They are also encouraged to cheer for other Riders along the route and at the finish celebrations.