About the JOYride:
The JOYRide is an Asheville-area cycling event to celebrate life and health and raise scholarship funds to allow local individuals to participate in LIVESTRONG at the YMCA! The event will take place Saturday, September 12th. More information coming soon. For more information about sponsorships, or donating, contact Rachel Dudasik at [email protected] or 828-210-9607.
-All rides start and end at Carrier Park
-Quarter Century (25 miles)
-Half Century (50 miles) - see route below
-125 km (approx. 77 miles) *In honor of the YMCA of WNC’s 125th Anniversary - see route below
-Kids Ride – Around the track at Carrier Park, bike safety lessons available before and after the ride
-InSpirit Ride – for those who would love to support the cause or a loved one but would rather ride “in spirit” can make a donation in any amount
Online registration will be available - stay tuned for opening dates.
**All riders will need to agree to a waiver during the registration process to participate. Please read through the waiver here before you register: JOYride Waiver.
The YMCA of Western North Carolina is currently offering LIVESTRONG at the YMCA at all of our Y Centers in Buncombe, Henderson and McDowell Counties. This free, 12 week program for small groups of 12 participants is led by staff specially trained in the physical and emotional needs of cancer survivors.
When a cancer survivor walks through our doors, they will become a part of the YMCA family. LIVESTRONG at the YMCA engages cancer survivors by focusing on the whole person and provides a supportive, community environment where people affected by cancer can connect during treatment and beyond.