Bike to Beat Cancer

The 2020 Bike to Beat Cancer’s main focus will remain steadfast in support of the mission—to raise fund to support the programs and initiatives of the Norton Cancer Institute.  Cancer won’t stop and neither will we!  The work of the Norton Cancer Institute is more important today than ever before given the impact of COVID-19 on the lives of so many patients and survivors. 

The Route Options

This year we will be offering riders the opportunity to ride virtually or in-person.  Participants can choose to ride from the options outlined below.  

Virtual Ride

Want to take part in the Bike to Beat Cancer but prefer to complete your miles from home, the park, the gym or your neighborhood?  The virtual ride option is made for you!  The option allows you to participate in spirit and raise funds for the important work of the Norton Cancer Institute through the Bike to Beat Cancer. 

Click here for more information on riding virtually for this year’s event. If you would like to switch your participant type to the virtual ride option, please email guide@biketobeatcancer.org

Family Ride from Home

Our 5-mile Family Ride will be transitioning to a Family Ride from Home opportunity for the entire family!  Join the Family Ride from Home that allows families to sign up to participate and ride from their own neighborhood.   All ages and abilities are welcome. It’s the perfect way to have fun and get healthy with your whole family while supporting a great cause! 

Choose to get your entire neighborhood involved by becoming your Neighborhood Team Captain!  Family Ride from Home Kits include a medal, rider license plate, “I Ride for” sign and other ride packet goodies for all registered participants. 

All current Family Ride participants will automatically be registered for the Family Ride from Home.  If you would like to change your participant type, please email guide@biketobeatcance.org.

In-person Ride

In-person participants will have the option to ride 15-, 35-, 65- or 100-miles*.  We will be monitoring closely and adjusting our plans as necessary based on the CDC and our Governor's regulations.  

We will be taking all necessary precautions to ensure our riders are healthy and safe including required temperature checks, providing and asking all riders to wear a masks in high trafficked areas, providing ample hand washing stations and sanitizer, as well as limited touch points along our route. 

*Due to Covid-19, all in-person route options are subject to change based on safety precautions and mandated government guidelines and regulations.

Spin Ride:  Postponed until 2021

This year, the Bike to Beat Cancer will no longer be offering the Spin Ride option at our start/finish line. However, we encourage you to sign up as a virtual rider to complete your miles from home, the gym or your favorite local spin class. 

All Spin Riders will automatically be signed up to participate in our Virtual Ride.  If you would like to change your participant type to another option, please email guide@biketobeatcancer.org.

Important Fundraising Minimum Update

The last few months have been filled with uncertainty and financial insecurity for members and supporters of our Bike to Beat Cancer community.  Throughout this difficult time, you and your family’s health and safety have been the top priority at Norton Healthcare, and we know that with hope and compassion, we will get through this together.

With that spirit in mind, the Bike to Beat Cancer is giving YOU the opportunity to CHOOSE YOUR FUNDRAISING MINIMUM for this year’s ride to ensure that it is attainable in light of our current economic state.  Do we still need riders to try to raise as much as possible to help further cancer programs and initiatives in our community?  Absolutely!  But we don’t want you to stress about asking donors to support your ride if you believe they don’t have the ability to do so.  

See below for new minimum fundraising options.  All t-shirts and jerseys will be mailed directly to participant’s homes.  Please review the important fundraising deadlines below.  If you are unable to reach your chosen fundraising minimum requirement by Saturday, Sept. 12, you will not receive your packet, medal, or t-shirt/jersey.