The dates for the 2017 ride are July 15th & 16th. Registration is open.
There are five different routes, depending on how far you want to ride. One day options are 28 miles and 48 miles. Two day options include 60 miles/day, 83 miles/day or 83 miles/day with 100 mile option on Saturday. If you can’t ride that weekend, or want to be involved but don’t enjoy riding a bike – you can become a Ghost Rider. See the bottom of this page for details!
We also have four rally rides before the big ride so you can practice and get into shape!.
The main Ride starts at 8am Saturday. Check-in and registration opens at 7am at the picnic shelters at Young’s Jersey Dairy, located between The Dairy Store and Udders & Putters. Please arrive at least 45 minutes early to allow time for registration and breakfast so we can all start at the same time. A continental breakfast will be available. If you are parking your car overnight, please unload at the picnic shelter then park across the road.
The one day ride is on Sunday and starts at 10 AM, with registration starting at 9 AM. Lunch is provided to one day riders either at Young’s or on the route. All riders will return to the picnic shelter area at the end of the ride on Sunday for ice cream.
Through Feb 1, 2017, the one day registration fee is $25 per rider plus a $145 charitable donation, for a total commitment of $170. The two day ride registration is $55 plus a $245 charitable donation, for a total commitment of $300.
After Feb 1, the two day registration fee is $65, and July 1 the two day registration fee is $75. The amount required to be raised for our charities remains the same.
You are welcome to pay the charitable donations individually or ask your friends, neighbors, co-workers or employers to help sponsor your ride. We do reward exceptional individual fundraisers!
Help our Charities – Get Rewarded!! Raise More Donations – Earn Prizes!!
As an added incentive to those who raise charitable donations in excess of the required amounts, Top Fundraisers may qualify for a Top Prize or choose a Prize from our 2017 YICCBT Prize Catalog Fundraising tips are available on the “Donate Page”.
Two day riders will be served lunch on the route to Ada on Saturday, dinner at Ohio Northern University Saturday night, breakfast on Sunday morning, lunch on route on the way back to Young’s on Sunday, and more ice cream at the picnic shelters at the end of the ride. Two day riders – – bring a change of clothes for the evening, a fresh set of cycling clothes for the next day, and any articles or toiletries you may wish to have. We will have a van for transporting your luggage.
ROUTE FOR 2017
We will take off from Young’s Dairy. The two day riders will end up @ Ohio Northern University in Ada, OH.
As always, the final routes for rally rides and the main ride are subject to small changes depending on road conditions, bridge repairs and …….
Can’t make it the whole 83 miles? Only have time for a one day ride? 83 miles not enough challenge for you? We have five different ride options to fit every rider’s personality and abilities.
Distances listed are approximate & subject to change due to road conditions.
Option #1 – One Day Ride (28 Miles)
You will ride from Young’s to the first stop and back. This is our shortest ride option. Lunch is served at Young’s
Option #2 – One Day Ride (48 Miles)
You will ride from Young’s to the second stop and back. Lunch is served at the second stop
Option #3 – Two Day Ride (Approximately 60 miles/day)
You will ride to the lunch rest stop and we will take you the rest of the way!
Option #4 – Two Day Ride (83 Miles/Day)
This is the complete and most popular choice ride – from Young’s to Ohio Northern on Saturday and from Ohio Northern to Young’s on Sunday.
Option #5 – Two Day Ride (83 Miles/Day with 100 mile option on Saturday)
This is the same as Option #4 except for there is an extra 25 mi ‘power loop’ build in to Saturday’s route. This is for serious riders only!
CAN I REALLY RIDE THAT FAR?
Yes, you can! Every rider that has participated in a Young’s Bicycle Ride has probably asked this same question. Can you ride 10-15 miles at a time?
If not – make this your initial training goal. Rest stops on the Bike Tour are 12-20 miles apart. The route is generally flat to rolling with a few hills. We offer route support that is second to none.
You do not have to be a super-cyclist to complete this Bike Tour. However, a little training before hand is important. The route chosen by the Bike Tour Committee is chosen to satisfy a wide range of cyclists with different skills and abilities. Cyclists of all different shapes, sizes, age, and abilities have entered and finished.
Be sure to check out the dates & times of the Rally Rides. We will also post extra training tips throughout the year. If you are unsure about being able to go the whole way, try these smaller rides out as a part of your training.
NEW – Ghost Rider Option
We’ve talked to several riders and supporters who may not be able to participate this year, or aren’t really excited about riding a bike that far! There are a couple ways to participate – you can always go to the website and donate to your favorite rider or team.
OR – if you want to set up your own account, get it started and then do some fundraising – then sign up as a Ghost Rider for 2017. The Ghost Rider registration fee is $15 – and all of that goes to supporting our charities. We encourage you to fundraise beyond that (of course) by asking your friends and family to contribute to your account.
As an incentive – if you raise $50 total as a Ghost Rider – you’ll earn a 2017 ride t-shirt. If you are able to raise $100 as a Ghost Rider – you’ll earn the t-shirt and a Young’s Family Value Wristband (good for one day of unlimited entertainment at Udders & Putters Miniature Golf, Driving Range, Batting Cages, Moovers & Shakers and more.