Through the work of local volunteers and bike riding enthusiasts, $102,000 was raised to benefit four local charities in 2013. The four charities are The Alzheimer’s Association, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, United Rehabilitation Services, and South Community Behavioral Healthcare.
The Young’s Ice Cream Charity Bike Ride is organized by a group of local volunteers. The ride starts and ends at Young’s, with 28 mile, 56 mile, 83 mile, and 100 mile options. Two-day participants stay overnight in great accommodations at Ohio Northern University. Riders of all ages and abilities raise money for charity and have a good time riding the well-marked routes. Food and ice cream is provided to all volunteers and riders. Each charity provides volunteers to staff the rest stops along the route.
Planning for the Twelfth Annual Young’s Ice Cream Charity Bike Ride on July 19 & 20, 2014 is already underway. A special thanks to local sponsors — K&G Bike Center, James Capital Alliance, James Investment Research, Walt Kremer Insurance Agency, Gordon Food Service, Barleycorn’s Restaurant, Xcelsi Group, CRG, Reiter Dairy, Channel 2 WDTN, StahlVision, Target, Walmart, Chappell Door, SNC, Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission, ASC, Bicycle Revival, Cable & Connector Technologies, Cornerstone Research, and Great Lakes Brewing.