Ride Day

It’s almost time for Ride for Roswell! Here’s everything you need to know about Ride Weekend, including details, schedules and more.

Ride for Roswell

Saturday, June 22

We can’t wait to experience the 2024 Ride for Roswell with you! Join us for the same incredible tradition, with new changes to enhance your experience and maximize your impact! Here’s everything you need to know.

Join a movement

Ride for Roswell brings us all together for one mission — to end cancer. Let’s raise funds and ride on June 22 at the University at Buffalo as we rally to find cancer cures.  

The Ride is a summer fundraising event you can enjoy with family and friends while also doing good for cancer patients. Whether you’re a cycling enthusiast or a beginner, you can be part of the Ride Community and show everyone faced with cancer that you’re in the fight with them.

Here’s how it works

When you join the Ride Community, you commit to being an important part of accelerating cutting-edge research, clinical trials and patient care programs at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Where

University at Buffalo North Campus

Recommended Campus Entrances: Rensch Road or Flint Road.

Follow the signs to parking and the start and finish!

Aerial view of University at Buffalo's North Campus during sunset

Parking lots open at 5:30 a.m. Police and parking attendants will be on campus directing you to the designated parking areas. Look for the people holding the flags if you have questions! Guest services and information tents are also available throughout campus.

When

All nine routes have different start and end times. To confirm your exact time, check your fundraising page and watch your email. Please plan on arriving at least 30 minutes prior to your start time.

Check-in, breakfast and the start line queue all open at 5:30 a.m.

Start times

4-mile River Route

10:00 a.m.
10:20 a.m.
10:40 a.m.

10-mile River Route

9:00 a.m.
9:20 a.m.
9:40 a.m.

20-mile River Route

8:00 a.m.
8:20 a.m.
8:40 a.m.

30-mile River Route

7:20 a.m.
7:40 a.m.

44-mile Canada Route

6:30 a.m.
7:00 a.m.

34-mile Country Route

7:00 a.m.

45-mile Country Route

6:40 a.m.

65-mile Country Route

6:20 a.m.

100-mile Country Route

6:00 a.m.

Check-in

Thursday, June 20
Friday, June 21

All riders should come to check-in to claim their bib, turn in any last-minute donations and collect fundraising rewards prior to Ride Day. We strongly encourage riders to check-in on Thursday or Friday for a smoother Ride morning. If you’re a team captain, fill out this form to check-in your team. Checking in before Celebration of Hope? Check-in is located in the Jarvis A parking lot. From there, riders can walk over to the Governors C and D lots for dinner, Vendor Village and the Celebration of Hope program.

Check in to receive your bib and fundraising rewards

Pick-up

Pick up bib and rewards, drop off donations and buy Ride merchandise.

Thursday, June 20

10 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Friday, June 21

10 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Saturday, June 22

5:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Location

UB North Campus, Jarvis A Parking Lot.

Checking in for the Canada Route?

Check-in for the Canada Route will be in the Jarvis A parking lot on Thursday and Friday. If you don’t make it to check-in before Saturday, Canada riders can check-in at Roswell Park in Kaminski Park starting at 6:00 a.m. All riders must bring the travel ID they submitted for prescreening (passport, NEXUS card, enhanced license, etc.). You must have the document with you when you ride. 

For a more in depth look at check-in and drop off for the Canada Route, click here.

Celebration of Hope

Friday, June 21

Let’s gather together and be reminded of why we ride. See the arrival of the Peloton, the Parade of Teams, the Roswell Park patient and staff processional, the lighting of the ceremonial torch and more.

Join us on Friday night from 4 – 8:30 p.m.

More information on the Celebration of Hope can be found here.

Kids Zone!

Saturday, June 22

Kids Zone will have so many fun activities for your kiddos to enjoy including an inflatable obstacle course, face painting, balloon artists and a fire truck.

Kids Zone sponsored by Kids Just Want to Have Fun!

Victory Bell

Are you a cancer patient or survivor? Celebrate any milestone with us by ringing the bell at Ride for Roswell! The bell will be located near the stage.

Victory Bell

Suggested places to ride.

There is no shortage of great places to ride in Western New York. If you are looking to get out of your neighborhood and try somewhere new, here are some bike paths and parks that are fun and scenic. Just remember to practice proper bike etiquette.

Buffalo.

Olmsted Parkways

Niagara Greenway Trails

Outer Harbor (Ohio Street, Old First Ward, Canalside)

Botanical Gardens (South Park)

Northtowns.

Ellicott Creek Park

Clarence to Akron Bike Path

City of Tonawanda Young Street Hub

North Tonawanda Gratwick Park

Grand Island (West River Parkway, Beaver Island State Park)

Rails To Trails from Buffalo’s LaSalle Station to Tonawanda’s Gateway Harbor

Around Grand Island

Southtowns.

Boston Hills

Ellicottville

East Aurora

Orchard Park

Lockport.

Empire State Trail on the Erie Canal

Rochester.

Genesee Greenway Trail

Genesee Riverway Trail

Safety first!

However you chose to ride, make sure that you are being safe. Check out our safety page for bike safety resources and tips.