Event Day Info
Young's Ice Cream Charity Bike Tour
Young's Jersey Dairy
Young's Event Center
6880 Springfield-Xenia Road
Yellow Springs, Ohio 45387
The date for the 2023 ride is September 9 starting at 8 am.
There are several different route options, depending on how far you want to ride. Mileage options are 24, 48, 60, 76, and 100 miles (all mileage is approximate). If you can’t ride that day, or want to be involved but don’t enjoy riding a bike – you can become a Ghost Rider. See the bottom of this page for details!
We host four rally rides before the big ride so you can practice’ have fun and get into shape!
The Ride starts at 8am Saturday for the 60, 76, and 100 mile options. The 24 and 48 milers will start at 9am. Check-in and registration opens at 7am at Young's Event Center. Please arrive at least 45 minutes early to allow time for registration and breakfast. A continental breakfast will be available. Lunch is served at the Urbana rest stop for the 48, 60, 76 and 100 mile options. If you ride the 24 mile option, you will receive a $15 gift card to use at Young’s on your return. If you are parking your car, please unload at the Event Center then park in the grass lot North of the Event Center.
The registration fee is $35 per rider thru 7/31. Registration increases to $50 per rider on 8/1. There is a $250 charitable donation, for a total commitment of $285 before 7/31, $300 on or after 8/1.
You are welcome to pay the charitable donations individually or ask your friends, neighbors, co-workers or employers to help sponsor your ride. We do reward exceptional individual fundraisers!
Help our Charities – Get Rewarded!!
Raise More Donations – Earn Prizes!!
As an added incentive to those who raise charitable donations in excess of the required amounts, Top Fundraisers may qualify for a Top Prize or choose a Prize from our 2023 YICCBT Prize Catalog Fundraising tips are available on the “Donate Page”.
Riders will be served lunch on the route. 21 mile option riders will be given a Young’s Gift Card for lunch.
As always, the final routes for rally rides and the main ride are subject to changes depending on road conditions, bridge repairs and …….
We have several different ride options to fit every rider’s personality and abilities.
Distances listed are approximate & subject to change due to road conditions.
Here are the route options:
Option #1 – (24 Miles) – this ride leaves at 9AM
You will ride from Young’s to the first stop (rest stop 5 on the map) and back. All bike path. This is our shortest ride option. Lunch – we provide you with a $15 Young’s Gift Card for lunch on your own at Young’s.
Option #2 – (48 Miles) Leaves at 9AM
You will ride from Young’s to Urbana and back. Lunch is served at Gwynne Park (right off the path) Urbana – lunch by Young’s. All bike path. Three rest stops.
Option #3 – (Approximately 60 miles) leaves at 8AM
First 36 miles on the road, then lunch in Urbana at Gwynne Park, then bike path back to Young’s – four rest stops
Option #4 – (approximately 76 Miles) leaves at 8AM
First 52 miles on the road through Lawrenceville, then lunch in Urbana at Gwynne Park, then bike path back to Young’s – five rest stops
Option #5 – One Day Ride (Approximately 100 Miles) leaves at 8AM
This is the same as Option #4 except for there is an extra ‘power loop’. This is for serious riders only! Note: You must start the power loop no later than 12pm.
CAN I REALLY RIDE THAT FAR?
Yes, you can! Every rider that has participated in a Young’s Bicycle Ride has probably asked this same question. Can you ride 15-20 miles at a time?
If not – make this your initial training goal. Rest stops on the Bike Tour are 12-20 miles apart. The route is generally flat to rolling with a few hills. We offer route support that is second to none.
You do not have to be a super-cyclist to complete this Bike Tour. However, a little training before hand is important. The route chosen by the Bike Tour Committee is chosen to satisfy a wide range of cyclists with different skills and abilities. Cyclists of all different shapes, sizes, age, and abilities have entered and finished.
Ghost Rider Option
We’ve talked to several riders and supporters who may not be able to participate this year, or aren’t really excited about riding a bike that far! There are a couple ways to participate – you can always go to the website and donate to your favorite rider or team (coming soon).
OR – if you want to set up your own account, get it started and then do some fundraising –then sign up as a Ghost Rider for 2023. The Ghost Rider registration fee is $15 – and all of that goes to supporting our charities. We encourage you to fund-raise beyond that (of course) by asking your friends and family to contribute to your account.
As an incentive – if you raise $50 total as a Ghost Rider – you’ll earn a 2023 ride t-shirt. If you are able to raise $100 as a Ghost Rider – you’ll earn the t-shirt and a Young’s Family Value Wristband (good for one day of unlimited entertainment at Udders & Putters Miniature Golf, Driving Range, Batting Cages, Moovers & Shakers and more.
Supporting four great local organizations: