2023 UHCCF Bridges of Hope supporting UnitedHealthcare Children's Foundation
UnitedHealthcare Children's Foundation

About 2023 UHCCF Bridges of Hope

Online Registration is now closed. Day-of, walk up registration will be available starting at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 2, 2023. 

Join us this Labor Day weekend to be part of America's top one-day Pro-Cycling Race, the Maryland Cycling Classic (MCC).

As a key part of the MCC weekend, the UHCCF Bridges of Hope Ride, also called the Chairman's Ride, allows cyclists to ride like the pros and support the UnitedHealthcare Children's Foundation (UHCCF). Bridges of Hope provides the opportunity for cycling enthusiasts to ride sections of the Maryland Cycling Classic (MCC) course on Saturday, September 2, 2023, the day before the pro-cycling event.

The Maryland Cycling Classic (MCC) presented by UnitedHealthcare is a one-day international cycling race sanctioned by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) and USA Cycling. The mission of UHCCF is to provide medical grants that significantly enhance the clinical condition or quality of lives of children across the United States.

Saturday, September 2, 2023 
Kelly Benefits Headquarters | Sparks, MD
Rider Check In Opens at 7:30 a.m. | Ride Starts at 8:30 a.m. 
Route Options: 62-mile (100K) and 30-mile (50K)

Registration Information:

         In-Person Rider Registration: 

      • Registration fee is $100 (non-refundable).
      • Each rider is required to fundraise a minimum of $400 in addition to the registration fee. A fundraising tool kit has been created to help riders fundraise. Click on 'Fundraising Tool Kit for Riders' in the navigation bar for more information. 
      • Please note: if you are unable to raise the full amount by Wednesday, August 30, 2023 the credit card you registered with will be run for the remaining balance.
      • Riders will receive a 2023 Bridges of Hope Jersey at the start of the ride.
      • 30-mile (50K), 62-mile (100K) options available.
      • You and a guest invited to attend the all-inclusive after party festivities. 
      • Riders will receive a 2023 UHCCF Bridges of Hope T-Shirt.
      • Opportunity to meet a UHCCF grant recipient and their family.

    Virtual Rider Registration:

    • Registration fee is $50 (non-refundable).
    • Riders will receive a 2023 Bridges of Hope T-Shirt. 
    • There is no required fundraising as a virtual rider, however, if you raise more that $250 you will receive a Bridges of Hope Jersey. Please note, your $50 registration fee will not be applied to the fundraising amount. 

Maximize Your Donation:

If you are a UnitedHealth Group, UnitedHealthcare or Optum employee you can submit your receipt from OneCause to have your registration fee matched by the United Health Foundation. To submit your match through the United Giving Portal click here. Please include Bridges of Hope in the comments of your match request to ensure it is allocated correctly.

If you are not a UnitedHealth Group employee and would like to see if your employer will match your donation to UHCCF, visit https://doublethedonation.com/uhccf to learn about your company match program.
    • Once you’ve submitted a match, email Nadia Mitchell at nadia.mitchell@uhc.com with your documentation and it will be applied to your fundraising page. 

      The safety of guests is of utmost priority and we are committed to doing all we can to ensure a safe event. UHCCF will adhere to any state and county guidelines regarding COVID-19 at time of event as well as adhere to About COVID-19 | CDC


Starts at:  September 2, 2023 7:30 AM
Ends at:  September 2, 2023 3:00 PM


Kelly Benefits
1 Kelly Way
Sparks,MD 21152 USA


Katie Monroe

Founder's Story

Launched for the first time in 2019, the Bridges of Hope Ride is an annual cycling event that raises funds for the UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation, which improves the lives of children by helping families gain access to the care they need through medical grants. Taking place on the Saturday of Labor Day Weekend (September 2, 2023), the Bridges of Hope Ride is also the “Chairman’s Ride” for the Maryland Cycling Classic (MCC) presented by UnitedHealthcare, a one-day international cycling race sanctioned by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) and USA Cycling. As a key part of the MCC weekend, the Bridges of Hope Ride provides cycling enthusiasts with a chance to ride some of the course to be used by the MCC pros, gain access to special MCC perks, and support a national charity. Set in picturesque Northern Baltimore County, the course takes riders on quiet roads over scenic bridges, streams, and waterways. This challenging ride offers routes of 50 and 100 kilometers, is supported and gently led by both pro and amateur cycling teams, and closes with a post-ride celebration featuring food, drinks, and live music.

Meet Kaiden

Meet Kaiden:

Kaiden, age 5, was born with hearing loss. UHCCF helped pay for hearing aids and, later aqua accessories for his cochlear implants. 

Thanks to our generous sponsors