Day 2: Saturday, September 1st
Ride To Unite
Presented by The Delta Gamma Center for Children with Visual Impairments
Brought to you by our friends at the Delta Gamma Center for Children with Visual Impairments, Ride to Unite will take place on Saturday, September 1, at 10:00 a.m. at Francis Park in South St. Louis. Participants will start on the closed Tour De Francis Park race course and make their way through beautiful St. Louis Hills. Cyclists of all abilities are encouraged to participate, as we further the mission of raising funds and awareness of cycling for children with disabilities.
Event entry is $30 adult/$10 kids and includes a commemorative dri-fit event shirt, bib number and prizes for the kids. Registration opens at 9:00 a.m.
Experience the thrill of cycling on a race course! Follow celebrity cyclists, who will be on tandem bicycles with children from Delta Gamma Center’s Tandem Adventurers team, for the first four laps on a closed course before taking to the streets of St. Louis for a community ride. Last year’s celebrity cyclists included St. Louis Blues players BJ Crombeen and Ty Conklin and Missouri Cycling Champion Joe Hill.
After exiting the race course, cyclists can traverse St. Louis on a well marked and supported route of their choosing from three different lengths; 4, 11 or a 32 mile course. All three courses loop back and end at Francis Park.
Participants shouldn’t leave without joining the festivities. The event includes an after-ride-bash from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Festivities include a celebrity meet and greet, music, food and refreshments, vendor booths, photo booth, special awards and prizes and a front row seat to watch the exciting Gateway Cup races.