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Cleveland's VeloSano 'Bike to Cure' moving to September 2021 with plans for in-person event: Here are the changes

The annual event is aimed at raising money for cancer research at the Cleveland Clinic.

CLEVELAND — While typically held in July, this year’s VeloSano Bike to Cure is set for Sept. 10-12 with plans for an in-person event in Cleveland “while maintaining the flexibility of the virtual participation options.”

The annual biking event, which is done to raise money for cancer research at the Cleveland Clinic, has generated more than $24 million since starting in 2014.

“The safety and well-being of all participants is top of mind -- both on and off the road,” organizers said in a press release Wednesday morning. “Planning for all events will follow public health guidance from our federal, state and local partners.”

Here are the five ways you can get involved with this year’s VeloSano:

  • 10-mile Tribe ride
  • 25-mile ride
  • 50-mile ride
  • 100-mile ride
  • Virtual fundraiser

VeloSano officials have also outlined the following changes:

  • Rider packets will be mailed in advance with no in-person pick-up.
  • The Friday night kickoff party on Sept. 10 will be a virtual event.
  • In-person riders can choose between four one-day distance options to ride on Saturday, Sept. 11.
  • Riders will be required to wear masks up to and while at their start line, at rest stops and at the finishing line.
  • Masks will also be required if participants are receiving medical or mechanical support on the road.

Rider and virtual fundraiser registration opens today. Anyone registering for the 25-mile and up rides before March 31, 2021 will receive $25 off the registration fee.

RELATED: VeloSano "Bike to Cure" 2020 raises more than $3 million for cancer research at the Cleveland Clinic

RELATED: Cleveland Clinic ranked #2 hospital in the world by Newsweek

Editor's note: Video in the player above is from the 2020 event's virtual kickoff party on July 17, 2020.

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