Bike to cure.

Join us at the main venue at Mall B in downtown Cleveland, or support our Riders along the routes. Below please find important information including a venue map, logistics and safety information. 

"Bike to cure" benefiting VeloSano is for everyone! If you plan to join us for Ride Day on Saturday, September 11, here's the scoop and everything you need to know.

Online Registration is now closed. You can still register to ride in VeloSano Bike to cure by registering on-site at Mall B in Cleveland, OH starting Friday, September 10 from noon to 7:30pm or on Saturday, September 11 when the venue opens at 5:30am. You must register at least 30 minutes prior to your ride start time. 

NOTE: All times are subject to change  

COVID-19 Protocol: Consistent with current CDC, local and state guidelines, the use of masks by all participants/spectators at this event are recommended by Cleveland Clinic, regardless of vaccination status. As participants/spectators are responsible for their own health choices, Cleveland Clinic will be relying on participants/spectators at this event to comply with these expectations. It is recommended that Riders wear masks up to and while at their start line, at rest stops and at the finish line. Masks are also recommended if Riders are receiving medical or mechanical support on the road.
Event Staff & Volunteers are required to wear a mask.

Friday, September 10

Friday, September 10
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VeloSano Drive & Dash presented by Adcom

12:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Mall B: Enter West Mall Drive from Lakeside Avenue (300 Lakeside Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114)

Drive & Dash, presented by Adcom, is a convenient opportunity for Riders to easily drop off your bike or, for late registrations, grab your packet... to make your Saturday morning arrival stress free.

Packet Pick-Up / Customer Service / Late Registration

  • Riders registering after 8/31 may pick up their packet in-person at the packet pick-up tent on Mall B.
  • Riders registering prior to 9/1 will receive their packet at their doorstep.  A Customer Service area will be available on Mall B to assist with questions, lost packets, exchanges, etc.
  • New registrations will also be accepted here.

Bike Valet presented by RSM

  • Want to get your bike to Mall B prior to Ride Day?  This is your chance to tag your bike, drive by Mall B and one of our friendly Volunteers will place your bike in our secure corral... ready and waiting for you the next day.

IMPORTANT NOTE: There will not be an in-person or virtual Kickoff Party on Friday, September 10. We promise to make up for it all day on Saturday when the party begins! Throughout your day, enjoy great food, frosty beverages, lively music, good friends, video highlights played throughout the venue and of course, a great ride! 

Saturday, September 11

Saturday, September 11

"Bike to cure" benefiting VeloSano (Ride Day)


Morning Activities

5:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Mall B - 300 Lakeside Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44114
  • Shuttle service from Muni Lot to Mall B or ride our convenient bike path
  • Late Registration Packet Pick-Up/Customer Service & Final On-Site Registration
  • All you-can-eat breakfast for Riders courtesy of Zack Bruell Events
  • Why I VeloSano Wall
  • VeloSano Shop
  • Partner Expo
  • Start-Line Program including remberence of Patriot Day (9/11), safety details and VeloSano countdown
 

"Bike to cure" Rides

Mall B - 300 Lakeside Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44114
Staggered Start Based on Route
  • 7:00 a.m. Start: 1OO-Mile Cleveland Clinic Centennial Ride
  • 8:00 a.m. Start: 50-Mile Ride
  • 9:00 a.m. Start: 25-Mile Ride
  • 9:30 a.m. Start: 10-Mile Fun Ride
Note: All times are subject to change.

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

Rider bibs and bike plates will be color-coded to match the distance the Rider has selected. No Riders are allowed to stage, congregate or start the ride in areas not designated by VeloSano.  

A helmet is required to ride in VeloSano.

 

Finish Line Celebration 

10:30 a.m.
Mall B 
Registered Riders receive all-you-can eat post-ride meal, as well as beverages (including the adult variety). Admission for non-Riders is free, but does not include food and beverage. Food and beverage packages are available for purchase for non-Riders on-site at Mall B.

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.
 

Important Rider 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 VeloSano 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 in VeloSano.
  • 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.

Hotline Number: 1.844.VELOSANO (844.835.6726)

 

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.

 
FAMILY & FRIENDS AT FINISH LINE CELEBRATIONS

Family & friends are welcome to help us send off the Riders on Saturday morning and welcome them back throughout the day. Get your cowbells ready! We’ll have plenty available!
 
Guests will require a food & beverage pass to obtain access to the “Fueling Station” and alcoholic beverages on Saturday, September 11. Please note that food & beverage passes will be available for purchase at the Mall B venue.

 
WEATHER CONDITIONS

Barring severe weather emergencies, VeloSano 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 VeloSano 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.

 
REST STOPS

VeloSano 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.

 
LATE REGISTRATION / CUSTOMER SERVICE

On Saturday, Sept.11 there will be late on-site Rider Registration and Customer Service Support available from 6:00 – 9:15am (see location on Venue Map).

 
VENUE MAP

Mall B: 300 Lakeside Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44114 

Click here to view the Venue Map