Registration is now open for RIDEYELLOW, the state’s largest bike ride with courses including a six-mile tribute ride, with a slow pace; a 10-mile flat course that is suited to new riders; a 20-mile (new for 2016) rider requested route; a 37-mile moderately hilly course for intermediate riders; and a 62-mile ride for experienced riders.
Set for Saturday, June 18, the charity bike ride, hosted by Infirmary Health, was founded in 2007 by Ann White-Spunner and Mary Trufant to raise awareness of cancer and to draft grassroots support for their mission of inspiring and empowering people affected by cancer. The event is held at Halliday Park in Bay Minette and since its inception, the RIDEYELLOW committee has donated more than $476,000 to various cancer charities.
“This year, year 10, is all about celebration! Celebrating survivors, caregivers and 10 years of raising cancer awareness and funds for a disease that affects so many,” said Ben Hansert, President of North Baldwin Infirmary. “Last year, on behalf of our sponsors, riders and some 200 volunteers, we proudly donated $37,000 to local organizations that help fight cancer. This year our goal is $50,000.”
Hansert stated that RIDEYELLOW supports Infirmary Health’s goal of increasing health and wellness initiatives across the region. “We are proud to be a part of such a dynamic event and to have it held in the Bay Minette community,” said Hansert.
If you are interested in volunteering or sponsoring this year’s event, call 251-937-9099. For more information, or to register, visit the event website at www.rideyellow.org.