The Ride 2020

The Ride 2020

Modified Event Launches With Ultimate in Safety

June 30th, 2020  |  The Ride


The Ride, which has powered over $1.2 million in cancer research and patient treatment initiatives since 2016 at the University of Wisconsin will adjust its event in 2020 to eliminate the risk associated with congregating masses of individuals amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Although The Ride’s centralized gathering celebration will not occur in 2020, participants will still have the opportunity to ride one of the many catered route options (100 Mile, 100K, 50K, 25K) in an individualized manner while following new protocol which will place a priority on participant health and safety amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.* The course will contain new roadside displays which will enhance the rider experience and shed a light on the significant impact The Ride participants have made in UW cancer research and patient treatment initiatives.

Alternatively, individuals may also partake in The Ride virtually as part of the new “Global Program” which allows individuals worldwide to contribute to the mission which continues to make great strides in cancer discovery and translation to new treatment paradigms at the University of Wisconsin. Participants will select one of the ride distances to accomplish remotely.


Individualized On-Course Experience

Participants will have the opportunity to partake in The Ride in an individualized manner which will place an emphasis on rider health and safety while delivering on the full ride experience. The Ride course will feature new roadside displays which will enhance the overall rider experience while shedding a light on the significant impact The Ride participants have made on the UW cancer mission. Riders will also be provided participant shirts and medals. Registration cost for all route distances will be reduced to $30 due to the modifications in not hosting a centralized post-ride celebration. For more information, visit


Global Biker

The Ride has developed a new Global Program which allows individuals to partake in The Ride by completing the 100 mile, 100K, 50K or 25K route distance virtually from your home or any location of interest. Global Riders will begin starting Sunday, September 27, 2020 and will have a multi-week period to accomplish their ride. Riders will be provided participant shirts and medals via mail. Registration will be $30. For more information on the program, visit the Global Program release or visit


The Ride is a cancer fundraiser at the University of Wisconsin which drives 100% of all-participant raised funds to its mission of supporting the brightest cancer minds, ideas and technologies. The event features disciplines and route distances for all ages and abilities. Participants can bike (100 Mile, 100K, 50K, 25K) while raising awareness and funds for cancer research and patient treatment. For more information about the cancer benefit and how it drives critical cancer research and treatment programs at the University of Wisconsin, visit

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