The Ride is a unique, stationary bike race designed to increase the awareness of cardiovascular fitness through exercise and healthy lifestyle choices. Teams of eight cyclists ride bikes mounted on trainers for 25-minute intervals and compete for team trophies and individual medals. Prizes are awarded for various categories from most mileage ridden to most spirited team. Whether you are a serious cyclist or a casual weekend biker, The Ride has a spot for your team.
Since 2005, The Ride has raised over $400,000 in support of the Charles F. Schuler, Jr. Memorial Fund at the Mercy Health Muskegon H.E.A.R.T. (Health Enhancement and Rehabilitative Therapy) Center. Proceeds are used to purchase health educational materials and exercise equipment for the H.E.A.R.T. Center, host family health fairs and symposiums for the Greater Muskegon community, and provide funding to sponsor families who have limited financial resources which may preclude them from attending health classes/programs offered at the H.E.A.R.T. Center.
Save the Date...
The 10th Annual The Ride, will be held on Saturday, March 15 at The Lakes Mall in Muskegon. For more information, contact the Community Development office at 231-672-6976.
Watch a Video Slideshow of The Ride 2013, held March 16.
Form a Team — Anyone can form a team consisting of eight members and one alternate rider. Teams must provide one bike to be mounted on a trainer. Each team member will ride for 25-minute intervals. Participants receive a commemorative gift and refreshments. Entry fee is $400 per team, just $50 per rider. Ask an area business or company to sponsor your team!
Be an Event Sponsor — Recognition is based on sponsorship level (starting at $500/year for three years) and may include one or more of the following:
Sponsor board recognition
Name imprinted on cyclist/volunteer t-shirts
Newspaper and media promotion
Sponsorship recognition is for three consecutive years.
Be a Volunteer — Don't want to work up a sweat? The Ride needs many volunteers as team hosts (timing the riders and assisting the teams during competition), for registration, check-in, set-up and tear down. For more information, please call the Community Development Department at 231-672-4814. Training for team hosts will be provided.
Be a Supporter — To make a donation to The Ride, contact the Community Development office at 231-672-4814 or donnate now online >.