Event Guide

Whether your riding, attending the Kickoff Party or supporting someone along the course, this Bike to Cure Event Guide shares important event details. 



Bike to Cure benefiting VeloSano is for everyone! Here's the scoop and everything you need to know.  Please continue to check this Event Guide for important details and updates.

Bike to Cure Event Guide

Schedule of Events

MALL B - 300 Lakeside Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114
CLEVELAND MUNICIPAL PARKING LOT - 1500 S. Marginal Road, Cleveland, 44114

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2022

Starting at 12:00 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!
  • For your convenience, from 12:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. 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
VELOSANO KICKOFF PARTY PRESENTED BY ADCOM
4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  • 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 Wall
  • VeloSano Team Photos (Check with your Team Captain to confirm your reserved time
7:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • Kickoff Party Program
  • Group Photos for Living Hope (Patients and Survivors) & Big Wheelers


SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2022

The party continues! Throughout your day, enjoy great food, lively music, good friends, video highlights played throughout the venue and of course, a great ride!

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

7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Wave starts by distance:
  • 7:00 a.m. 75 & 100-Mile Start
  • 8:00 a.m. 50-Mile Start
  • 8:30 a.m. Guardians City Loop
  • 9:00 a.m. 25-Mile Start

10:00 a.m. to 6:00 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
*All times are subject to change.
 

Parking & Arrival

RIDER AND GUEST PARKING

Complimentary parking will be available in the East-end of the Cleveland Municipal Parking Lot, located at 1500 South Marginal Road, Cleveland, OH 44114. A parking pass is not required. Shuttles will transport VeloSano attendees to and from the Municipal Parking lot and Mall B. Box trucks will ride in tandem with the shuttles to transport participant bikes.  A bike path will also be clearly marked for those wishing to skip the shuttle and ride from the Muni Lot to Mall B.

Please arrive at the start line at least 15 minutes before your scheduled departure. 


MALL B VENUE MAP

Mall B is the park space on top of the Huntington Convention Center at 300 Lakeside Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44114 
View the Mall B Map Here
 

Rest Stops & On Course

REST STOPS

Rest Stops will be available along all routes, approximately every 12 – 15 miles. Each Rest Stop will feature light refreshments and water bottle refill stations, as well as restrooms, medical and mechanical support. Rest Stops will be managed by VeloSano Volunteers.

Dunbar Elementary School presented by Lilly Oncology
2159 West 29th Street
Cleveland, OH 
Services the Guardians City Loop

Chesterton Field presented by Jones Day
Intersection of Chesterton Road and Shelburne Road
Shaker Heights, OH 
Services the 25, 50, 75 & 100-Mile

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints presented by Genentech
5825 Liberty Road
Solon, OH
Services the 75 & 100-Mile

Harper Ridge Picnic Area presented by Bristol Myers Squibb
Hawthorne Parkway
Cleveland Metroparks - Solon
Services the 50-Mile

Bell/Wake Robin presented by Bayer
Wake Robin Drive
Newbury Township, OH
Services the 75 & 100-Mile

New Mercies Church presented by Assos
12767 Butternut Road
Burton, OH
Services the 100-Mile

Hunting Valley presented by Oatey
Intersection fo Shaker Boulevard & Chagrin River Road
Huting Valley, OH
Services the 50, 75 & 100-Mile

Hathaway Brown presented by NRP Group
19600 North Park Boulevard
Shaker Heights, OH
Services the 50, 75 & 100-Mile


RIDER MEDICAL - COURTESY OF CLEVELAND CLINIC

Rider Medical will be available at every Rest Stop along the routes, including at Mall B in downtown Cleveland at the start and end of each ride. Please remember that medical volunteers will only provide basic first aid services, will not dispense any prescription medications or treatments and will require a mask if medical assistance is necessary. EMT and hospital services will be on call throughout the day at appropriate locations along the routes.
 

ROUTE SIGNAGE

VeloSano is a rules of the road ride. Please pay careful attention to the VeloSano signage along the routes. In addition to directing Riders, the signage will also alert Riders to specific areas that may require extra caution (e.g., oncoming traffic, potentially hazardous road conditions).
 

SUPPORT-AND-GEAR (SAG) VEHICLES - PRESENTED BY: LEXUS

SAG vehicles will be patrolling all routes to assist Riders as needed. Each SAG vehicle will include water and basic repair tools. Lexus is the Official Vehicle of VeloSano and proud to provide the SAG Support during event weekend.
 

HELP LINE

Should you need assistance for any reason during the ride and you cannot locate a VeloSano Volunteer, please call 1.844.VELOSANO (1.844.835.6726). This number will also be located on the back of your Rider bib and Rider ID bracelet.
 

Ticketing (Kickoff Party & Ride Day)

Kickoff Party - Friday, September 9

The Bike to Cure Kickoff Party on Friday, September 9 is a ticketed event.  Each guest will be required to have their unique digital ticket scanned for entry into the Mall B venue. 

All registered Riders will receive two (2) complimentary tickets to the Kickoff Party.  These complimentary tickets will be emailed via SeatGeek during the week of August 15.  All tickets are digital and will be sent to the Rider email address used for registration.  Riders will also have the opportunity to purchase additional tickets or electronically transfer tickets to others.  

Beginning the week of August, 15, General Public will have the opportunity to purchase Kickoff Party Tickets via SeatGeek. 

Admission to the Kickoff Party includes unlimited food & beverage, live entertainment and more!  
$25 Adults
$10 Children ages 6-13

Ride Day - Saturday, September 10

On Saturday, September 10, the Mall B Venue will be open to the public and tickets will not be required for entry.  Riders receive access to food and beverage with their Rider wristband.  Food & beverages passes will be available for guests to purchase and gain access to the food and beverages.

Complimentary non-alcoholic beverages will be available for all.

Food & Beverage Offerings

Driftwood Catering is proud to cater Bike to Cure 2022.  The following menus are planned, but please note all items are subject to change.


Kickoff Party - Buffet included with ticket admission
  • Cornbread
  • Chopped Salad - beet, red onion, cucumber, carrot, tomato, oregano vinaigrette (Vegan)
  • Harissa Spiced Whipped Sweet Potatoes (Gluten Free)
  • Spinach and Roasted Tomato Orecchiette Pasta
  • Cumin Spiced Carrots (Gluten Free, Vegan)
  • Citrus Glazed Grilled Salmon (Gluten Free)
  • Herb Crusted Roast Chicken (Gluten Free)
  • Grilled Seasonal Vegetables - acorn squash, zucchini, asparagus, egg plant, red pepper, yellow
    pepper, sweet potato, red onion (Gluten Free, Vegan)

Ride Day - Breakfast provided for all Riders with Guest Passes available for purchase
  • Assorted Bagels - individual packets of peanut butter, jelly, cream cheese on side
  • Yogurt Parfait Cup - berries, granola
  • Overnight Oats Cup - Vegan
  • Egg Muffin Sandwich - egg, cheese, english muffin
  • Sausage and Egg Muffin Sandwich - egg, cheese, sausage patty, english muffin
  • Whole fruit - bananas & oranges
  • Coffee

Ride Day - Lunch/Dinner provided for all Riders with Guest Passes available for purchase
  • Foccacia Bread
  • Maple Star Farms Baby Tomato and Mozzarella Salad - balsamic pearls, micro basil
  • Watermelon and Feta Salad - mint, olive oil
  • Caesar Salad - parmesan, lemon
  • Fall Harvest Quinoa Salad - butternut squash, brussel sprout, apple, cranberry,
    paprika, parsley (Gluten Free, Vegan)
  • Brown Rice Tabouleh (Gluten Free, Vegan)
  • Curry Roasted Baby Cauliflower - herb puree, marcona almond (Vegan)
  • Turkey Scallopini - parmesan, lemon, parsley
  • Jumbo Shrimp - roasted garlic, parsley
  • Assorted Cookies and Brownies
     

Rider Safety Information

SAFETY TIPS

Riding safe is a top priority!
 
Please follow the rules of the road and take precautions to keep yourself and others safe during the ride. We hope this information is helpful as you prepare for Bike to Cure and will provide a safe and enjoyable event for everyone.

  • Wear a helmet at all times when on your bike. A helmet is required to ride Bike to Cure.
  • Stop at stop signs and stop lights. In Ohio, bicyclists enjoy the same rights as motorists. In accepting these rights, bicyclists also assume the responsibilities for riding in a safe and legal manner. Obey all traffic laws and posted speed limits.
  • Ride on the right; pass on the left; and call-out when passing. Always leave room for others to pass on your left and use phrases such as “on your left” or “passing on left” when passing another rider. Never cross the centerline.
  • Use hand signals and call out turns, obstacles and debris on the road.
  • Ride single file or two abreast when conditions permit. Single file is the safest position. Keep in mind that riding two abreast while going uphill means faster riders must ride three abreast in order to pass slower riders.
  • On narrower roads, passing as the third abreast may cause hazardous conditions as vehicles pass riders, pull out of driveways, or are oncoming. Remember, never cross the centerline.
  • Always cooperate with VeloSano officials and law enforcement personnel. They will be present at busy intersections – obey their signals.
  • Stay on the marked route. Our routes are designed and marked for your safety. Support services are only available to you if you are on the route.
  • Give the right-of-way to emergency vehicles. Pull to the right and stop if you hear a siren.
  • Watch for railroad tracks and cross them at right angles. Raise yourself off your seat and stand on your pedals to absorb the shock and lower the center of gravity. Look for other riders and let those behind you know of your intentions. Use extreme caution when crossing railroad tracks.
  • Stay hydrated throughout the ride and do not rely on thirst. Follow a hydration schedule by drinking water or sports drinks. Do not overhydrate.
  • Watch for potholes. Stay alert. Potholes can damage your bicycle, or worse, injure you. When you see a pothole, check for cars and try to ride around them. 
     

Hotline Number: 1.844.VELOSANO (844.835.6726)


WEATHER CONDITIONS

Barring severe weather emergencies, Bike to Cure will proceed despite poor weather conditions. Riders should be prepared for high winds, temperatures ranging from 50 – 100 degrees Fahrenheit, heavy rainfall, and/or a combination of these conditions.
 
Given that weather can change during the course of the event, weather-related announcements may need to be issued after the start of the ride. Please continue to check social media, the Weather Alert signs at each Venue & Rest Stop, and your mobile device if you opted-in to our text message alert system.
 
VeloSano reserves the right to postpone the ride start, reduce ride length, restrict ride options, or cancel the ride to ensure the safety of its participants. We will do everything within our capabilities to communicate cancellation, postponement, or alteration of the event to Riders as quickly as possible. In all cases, Riders are responsible for their own safety and should use their best judgment when deciding whether or not to continue if severe weather conditions exist.