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VeloSano 2022: Over 2,000 bikers raise money for cancer research in Cleveland

100% of the money VeloSano raises is used to benefit cancer research at the Cleveland Clinic.

CLEVELAND — As the race for a cure continues, over 2,000 bikers filled the city of Cleveland on Sept. 10 for the VeloSano bike ride. 

The annual biking fundraiser has generated more than $30 million since it first began in 2014. Organizers say the money has been used to advance more than 200 cancer research projects.

Many of 3News' own supported the cause taking their bikes to the streets of Cleveland to pedal for a cure. 

“VeloSano is unique in that 100% of the dollars raised supports Cleveland Clinic's cancer research,” VeloSano officials note on their site. “Every mile that our participants ride, and every dollar that our donors give, is a reminder to Cleveland Clinic of their obligation to pursue research that will make a difference in patients’ lives.”

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This year’s event included multiple ways to participate and help raise money:

  • Guardians City loop: $500 commitment
  • 25-mile ride: $1,000 commitment
  • 50-mile ride: $1,000 commitment
  • 75-mile ride: $1,500 commitment
  • 100-mile ride: $1,500 commitment
  • Virtual fundraiser: $100 commitment
  • General donation: Make one right now HERE

You can explore maps of each route at the bottom of this story. 

3News, which is a proud partner with VeloSano, also has a team for this year’s event (donate to our group’s efforts HERE).

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Editor's note: Video in the player above was originally published in a previous story on June 2, 2022.

Below is the entire event schedule as listed by VeloSano.org:


12 p.m.

  • Bike & Bag Check presented by RSM - check your bike with a Volunteer for overnight secured storage. Your bike will be ready for pick up to ride on Saturday morning!

12-3 p.m.

  • For your convenience, riders may use West Mall Drive to “Drive & Dash” and drop off their bike(s)
  • On-site late registration
  • Kickoff party ticket sales (for guests & general public)
  • Customer service tent | Donation drop-off

4-9 p.m. VeloSano kickoff party

  • Shuttle service provided from the Municipal Lot to Mall B | Walk/Ride optional
  • Bike & bag check presented by RSM
  • Bike mechanics
  • First aid courtesy of Cleveland Clinic
  • Dinner buffet courtesy of Driftwood Catering
  • Refreshments courtesy of House of LaRose
  • Live music from Front Porch Lights
  • Partner expo
  • VeloSano shop
  • Why I VeloSano sall
  • VeloSano team photos (Check with your team captain to confirm your reserved time)

7– 7:30 p.m.

  • Kickoff party program
  • Group photos for Living Hope (patients and survivors) & Big Wheelers

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5:30 a.m. Venue opens

  • Shuttle service provided from the Municipal Lot to Mall B | Walk/ride optional
  • Bike & bag check presented by RSM
  • Bike mechanics
  • Breakfast for riders courtesy of Driftwood Catering
  • Late registration | Troubleshooting
  • VeloSano shop
  • Why I VeloSano wall
  • Photo backdrops
  • Partner expo

7-9 a.m.

Wave starts by distance:

  • 7 a.m. 75 & 100-mile start
  • 8 a.m. 50-mile start
  • 8:30 a.m. Guardians City Loop
  • 9 a.m. 25-mile start

10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Finish line celebration

  • Lunch service courtesy of Driftwood Catering
  • Refreshments courtesy of House of LaRose
  • Massage
  • Showers
  • First aid courtesy of Cleveland Clinic
  • Shuttle service to Municipal Lot | Ride/walk optional


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