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Unity Ride - Come Together...Let's Ride!

Sep 17, 2021 - Sep 18, 2021
4:00 pm
Chamber Events, Member & Community Events

Over the past several years, cyclists from both the Major Taylor Cycling Club of Cincinnati and the Cincinnati Cycle Club have joined together for the Monday Night Wyoming Ride.  We have enjoyed great camaraderie and friendships have grown between respective Club members

During the pandemic year, a question was often asked: Why don’t these Cincinnati-based Clubs ride together more often (or at all)? The answer….because no one has planned a ride.  Well, that time has passed and on September 17th and 18th, 2021 our first Unity Ride will take place. Co-sponsored by the Major Taylor Cycling Club of Cincinnati, Cincinnati Cycle Club and CORA, we are coming together…to ride. 

The Countryside YMCA in Lebanon has graciously offered use of their pool pavilion as Ride Central .  We have a covered pavilion with seating for several hundred riders, restrooms, changing areas and showers, paved parking for several hundred and a fenced camping area.  All dedicated to Unity Riders for Friday and Saturday.

We have two days of riding.  Friday, September 17th a casual ride is planned around the beautiful Little Miami River Valley.  For those arriving Friday, the YMCA has ample room for tent camping and more information on hotels and local overnight accommodations will be posted shortly.

A more formal All Club Ride will be launching Saturday morning September 18th, joining all local Cycling Clubs and our Major Taylor partners.  Routes from 45 to 65 miles are planned in addition to a shorter bike trail route for a more casual ride.  All routes will traverse low traffic and scenic Warren County cycling routes.   Always wanted a police escort on a ride?  We have one for you on Saturday as we depart Ride Central.  

All routes will be posted one week before the ride (this allows us to avoid all newly chip sealed routes).  Expect around 2,500 feet of gentle climbs for the 65 mile route, and 2,000 feet for the 45 mile route.  Each route will have at least one Major Taylor and one Cincinnati Cycle Club ride leader as well as SAG support.

 

 

Event details:

Friday September 17th:
YMCA Ride Central opens at 12:00 pm.
Casual road ride Starts at 2:00 pm.
CORA intro to off-road cycling, 4:00 pm, Lebanon Bike Park.
Return to Ride Central at 4:30.
Time to shower, shave and.....
Third Friday entertainment and shuttles start at 6:00 pm.
Ride Central lights out at 12:00 pm.

Saturday September 18th:
YMCA Ride Central opens at 6:30 am.
Pre-Ride Announcements and Prayer for Unity at 7:30 am.
All road rides depart 8:15 am.
CORA off-road ride departs 10:00 am.
City of Lebanon Beer Garden opens at 12:00 pm.
Ride Central closes at 4:00 pm.
 

 

 
 
When:
Friday, September 17, 2021, 12:00 PM until Saturday, September 18, 2021, 5:00 PM
 
 
Where:
Countryside YMCA - Lebanon, Ohio
Outdoor Event Pavilion
https://countrysideymca.org/locations/countryside-ymca-lebanon/
1699 Deerfield Rd.
Lebanon, OH  45036

(513) 932-1424
 
Contact(s):
Ralph Hirshberg
 
 
 
 
 
Kimberly Wilson
 
 
 
 
 
Lamont Wilson
 
 
 
 
Category:
Club Event Rides
 
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only