The annual UHCCF Velo & Vines ride traditionally starts and ends at Arnot Roberts Winery in Healdsburg, California -- the gem of Sonoma wine country. This year, a limited number of spots will be available for riders to register for an in-person experience that includes a dedicated route in Healdsburg, CA or Wayzata, MN. To allow our UHCCF supporters across the nation to come together and to ensure rider safety we are offering two virtual options for this very special event.
Route options for Healdsburg, CA:
Route options for Wayzata, MN:
Virtual Ride Anywhere:
Note: a personal Zwift account and trainer are required in order to participate.
Did you know that as an employee of UnitedHealth Group, your donation (not including registration fees) to UHCCF is eligible for matching? That means your fundraising dollars will help make TWICE the impact for helping fund medical grants for kids. To request a match, visit the UHG Request a Match tool (note: you will be asked to upload your donation receipt). IMPORTANT!! Please ensure you indicate UHCCF Velo & Vines Ride 2021 in the note field at the bottom of the match donation request as this will ensure your match is applied to the appropriate event. Once the match has been approved, to have your match applied to your fundraising page, please send a request with documentation to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
After submitting your match request, an Employee Giving Administrator will review the submission and provide confirmation of approval or request additional information.
Non-UHG employees - Does your employer match your contribution to UHCCF? Check Here! https://doublethedonation.com/uhccf
The safety of guests is of utmost priority to UHCCF and we are committed to doing all we can to assure an enjoyable, safe event for all. UHCCF will adhere to state guidelines on gatherings and is partnering with our venue to apply appropriate safety and health precautions around social distancing and food service. We appreciate your continued support.
Velo and Vines was founded in 2015 by Jennifer & Nathan Roberts of Three Rivers Provider Network (TRPN) and Arnot Roberts winery. Jennifer's passion for children's charities and Nathan's passion for cycling brought them to UHCCF's Minnesota Century Ride nearly ten years ago. The experience was so profound that they were inspired to host an event at their winery in Healdsburg, CA and bring their charitable experience full circle.
Tyce – Age 9, Stansbury Park, UT
Last summer, on a long road trip and out of the blue, Tyce’s life changed. That was when his mom and dad discovered that he had Type 1 diabetes. Tyce was quickly admitted to the hospital and the whole family was immersed in a new world. At the time they did not know how they were going to afford the medicine, doctor visits, and all the other medical supplies. In addition, Tyce, like most children, had a fear of needles and so the constant shots and pokes that come with this illness were almost unbearable. As the family continued to navigate this new normal, Tyce’s anxiety around the consistent monitoring of his sugars grew. In fact, on the top of his Christmas list last year was an insulin pump and CGM. Enter in UHCCF which has enabled Tyce to move to an insulin pump instead. This means that he no longer must endure the needles or the anxiety that came with it. Now he loves being able to check his sugar levels any time of the day without having to poke his finger and feels empowered to reach all his goals. He can also spend more time with his siblings jumping on the trampoline and riding his bike around the neighborhood.