United Way of the Lakeshore’s eighth annual Ride United bike event will take place June 20, 2020. DTE Energy first brought the event to the lakeshore in 2012 to promote and support United Way’s health programs. According to Christine Robere, CEO of United Way of the Lakeshore, “Ride United is growing each year, with more and more riders from outside of the area joining us to enjoy our beautiful lakeshore routes.”
This year, riders will bike 6, 25, 50, and 100-mile routes that begin and end at the corner of Third and Clay in downtown Muskegon which is also the site of the annual Taste of Muskegon event. We are delighted to partner with Taste of Muskegon again this year for our finish line party. Ride United participants enjoyed the festival vibe added by the combined events. The food, music, and festivities will just be getting started in Hackley Park as 25-mile riders start to reach the finish line and will continue throughout the day until our last 100-mile rider returns.
Century riders will head off at 8 am to bike a scenic route that includes lakeshore roads and portions of the Hart-Montague Bike Trail to Golden Park in Silver Lake before heading back to downtown Muskegon. The 25-mile route will take riders to Pioneer Park in North Muskegon, with 50-mile riders continuing on to the White Lake Chamber of Commerce depot. The 6, 25 and 50-mile routes leave at 9 am.
Those wishing to participate in Ride United can register on Facebook or visit www.ridemi.org to register at $35, with a wicking shirt cost at only $10, or $75 to receive a rider jersey. Proceeds from the event, which is sponsored by DTE Energy Foundation, as well as ARCONIC, Meijer, Mercy Health, Nowak Machine Products, Haughey, Rice, & Roegge, will benefit programs that promote healthy and safe families in Muskegon, Newaygo, and Oceana Counties. Additional pledge dollars raised by riders will be used to improve economic mobility in our community by helping struggling working families to succeed.
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