With seven years in the books, the annual Ride United charity bike ride will be returning to Muskegon this summer.
Ride United, hosted by United Way of the Lakeshore, will take off at 8 a.m. Saturday, June 15, from downtown Muskegon.
Routes will begin and end at the corner of Third Street and Clay Avenue.
This year features 6-, 25-, 50- and 100-mile routes. Century riders (those who take the 100-mile route) will leave at 8 a.m, while the rest of the riders take off at 9 a.m.
Century riders will travel scenic lakeshore roads and parts of the Hart-Montague Bike Trail to Silver Lake in Oceana County before they return to Muskegon. Cyclists doing the 25-mile route will bike to Pioneer Park in North Muskegon, while 50-mile riders will bike to White Lake in Whitehall.
Support vehicles will be provided for the cyclists, and the 25, 50, and 100-mile routes have incorporated rest stops.
The event takes place at the same time as Taste of Muskegon.
Registration costs $40, with options to purchase a wicking shirt for $10, a Jersey for $50, cycling shorts for $60 and or cycling caps for $15. Participants will also receive 10 Taste of Muskegon tickets to sample food and refreshments upon their return.
Proceeds will fund local transportation initiatives. The goal is to promote education, health and financial stability for residents of Muskegon, Oceana and Newaygo counties.
336 W Clay Avenue
Muskegon, MI 49440