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 2024 ride is September 7 starting at 8 am. 

There are several different route options, depending on how far you want to ride. We have all NEW routes for the main ride in 2024.  Detailed maps will be finalized and posted by April.   Mileage options are 23, 44, 61, 81, 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 main ride starts at 8am Saturday, September 7th for the 61, 81, and 100 mile options.  The 23 and 44 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 one of the rest stops. If you ride the 23 and 44 mile option, lunch will be served at the Event Center upon 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 2024 YICCBT Prize Catalog Fundraising tips are available on the “Donate Page”.

THE ROUTE

As always, the final routes for rally rides and the main ride are subject to changes depending on road conditions, bridge repairs and …….

 

ROUTE OPTIONS

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 – (Approximately 23 Miles) – this ride leaves at 9AM

A fun ride on all paved roads from Young's through Clifton then on the Cedarville for a rest stop. Then a scenic ride on back roads, riding on Meredith Road, passing Dave Chappelle's outdoor theater, then back side of Young's finishing at Young's Event Center.

Option #2 – (Approximately 44 Miles)  Leaves at 9AM

You will ride from Young’s along the same roads as the longer rides for the first 16 miles to South Charleston, then will circle back through Cedarville, then back to Young’s. Lunch served at Young’s Event Center.  Three rest stops.

Option #3 – (Approximately 61 miles) leaves at 8AM

Cycle back roads for the first rest stop in South Charleston at the park, then more back roads to the second rest stop at a church where a light lunch will be available. Then on to Cedarville for another rest stop, then back to Young’s pedaling on Grinnell Road enjoying a long downhill ride, passing the historic grist mill at the Little Miami River. Then (as all good downhills end) pedal up a challenging hill* to the Little Miami Scenic Trail, turning right to pass the new Dave Chappell comedy theater, staying on the trail until West Jackson Road – turn right, then right again on Route 68 back to Young’s Event Center for lunch. Four rest stops with a light lunch at mile ~36 and more lunch back at Young’s. 

*Optional – turn right at Grinnell Mill up John Bryan State Park Road, known locally as The Devil’s Backbone to the front entrance on the park. Continue straight, passing the John Bryon State Park entrance to cross State Route 341 to Meredith Road, passing the Dave Chappell outdoor theater where the road changes name to Mosier Road – you can see the back end of Young’s. Turn left on West Jackson road, then left on Route 68 to Young’s – where lunch will be waiting for you at the Event Center.

Option #4 – (approximately 81 Miles) leaves at 8AM

Cycle back roads for the first rest stop in South Charleston at the park. Cycle towards London (Ohio!), with the second rest stop near Newport (Ohio!). Next pedal to near Mount Sterling, crossing over and under I-71, then more back roads to the third rest stop at a church where a light lunch will be available. Then on to Cedarville for another rest stop, then back to Young’s pedaling on Grinnell Road enjoying a long downhill ride, passing the historic grist mill at the Little Miami River. Then (as all good downhills end) pedal up a challenging hill* to the Little Miami Scenic Trail, turning right to pass the new Dave Chappell comedy theater, staying on the trail until West Jackson Road – turn right, then right again on Route 68 back to Young’s Event Center for lunch. Four rest stops with a light lunch at mile ~36 and more lunch back at Young’s. 

 *Optional – turn right at Grinnell Mill up John Bryan State Park Road, known locally as The Devil’s Backbone to the front entrance on the park. Continue straight, passing the John Bryon State Park entrance to cross State Route 341 to Meredith Road, passing the Dave Chappell outdoor theater where the road changes name to Mosier Road – you can see the back end of Young’s. Turn left on West Jackson road, then left on Route 68 to Young’s – where lunch will be waiting for you at the Event Center.

Option #5 – (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. Route description coming soon.

 

 

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 2024. 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 2024 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:

United Rehabilitation Services

South Community, Inc.

The Alzheimer's Association 

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation