Young’s Ice Cream Charity Bike Tour 2015 Report – our 13th year was memorable!

Our thirteenth year was memorable.  Through the hard work and generosity of our riders, sponsors and committee members, we donated $26,265 each to our four charities – Alzheimer’s Association, South Community Behavioral Services, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, and United Rehabilitation Services.  That is a total of $105,060 in 2015.  The ride has raised and donated $955,000 total since we started.  Thanks for all your support!

Thunderstorms, lightening, water over roads, trees on roads, branches falling, detours and a direct lightening hit at Young’s that took out the phone system and internet for a few days just added to the excitement of ride weekend!

But everyone was safe and found their way back to Young’s.  Our volunteers did amazing work to make that happen.

We had over 30 sponsors that helped our fundraising.  Top fundraising teams were Barleycorn’s Immature Forever, Excel Sports Medicine, Team URS, Bernie’s Bikers and JDRF.  Peter Titlebaum and Brian Davis were the top individual fundraisers

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 comfortable air conditioned 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 14th Annual Young’s Ice Cream Charity Bike Ride on July 16 & 17, 2016 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, Xcelsi Group, CRG, Greene/Soin Hospitals – Kettering Health Network, Pepsi, Channel 2 WDTN, StahlVision, Walmart, Chappell Door, SNC, Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission, ASC, Bicycle Revival, The Bike Stop, Roosters, Shout It Out Design, decibel Research, Warwar Eye Group, Harrigan’s Run, Reach Magazine, Tim & Ann Cornell, the Naum Family, Cornerstone Research, and Great Lakes Brewing.

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