Wit You Ride

The Wit You Ride, a scenic, 100-mile bike ride from Philadelphia to Lancaster, Pennsylvania, takes place on Saturday, September 25, 2021. Registration is now open and will be limited to 50 riders. 

 

Check out the route on Ride with GPS and more details below. With course markings, multiple aid stations and optional rest stops, this grassroots event is the perfect blend of adventure and rider support. 

In the fight against childhood cancer, we're all in it together! In place of a registration fee, we ask all riders to create a fundraising page (don't worry -- it's really easy) and raise a minimum of $100 to participate in the ride. Additional fundraising is welcome!

Proceeds from the 2021 Rally and Ride go to Wit You Against Childhood Cancer's internal efforts, as well as our 2021 beneficiary Crush Childhood Cancer, a 501(c)3 providing financial and emotional support to families who have children battling cancer.

First Century Ride?

This is a forgiving route with plenty of stops!

  • Aid stations at miles 20, 50 & 70

  • Coffee stops at miles 15, 40 & 80

  • Amish Farmer's Market at mile 60

  • Strasburg Rail Road at mile 85

  • Our favorite ice cream in PA at mile 90

  • The BEST FEELING at mile 100

Weekend Warrior?

Enjoy some of the best roads, parks, farms, cafes, and scenery PA has to offer while making new friends, challenging yourself, and helping to support an amazing cause. 

In it to Win it?

Segment racing throughout to name our Whiz of Wit!

  • 1.5 mile, 5.5% hill climb

  • 3 mile time trial

  • 1 mile descent

Choose Your Own Adventure

 

Wit You Ride Itinerary

  1. Sunrise at Boathouse Row for the start

  2. Waive to Manayunk friends as we roll down Main Street

  3. Grab a coffee in Conshy

  4. Refill bottles at Valley Forge State Park Aid Station

  5. Leave the SRT in Phoenixville

  6. Espresso (and probably a cookie) in Royersford

  7. Go for glory on the Harmonyville Road Climb

  8. Celebrate with pastries in St. Peters

  9. Gatorade and snacks at French Creek State Park  Aid Station

  10. Rip the Park Road Time Trial

  11. Buy a round of whoopie pies at the Amish Farmers' Market

  12. Bottle refill at the Intercourse Aid Station

  13. Check out the steam engine at the Strasburg Rail Station

  14. Go for a double scoop at the Strasburg Creamery

  15. Finish picture at the covered bridge!

  16. Reflect on my personal accomplishment and contribution to the local childhood cancer community

 

FAQs

Didn't get your Q A'd below? Ask away. wityouphilly@gmail.com 

How do I register?

Registration is now open via RunSignUp.com. Note that while registration is free, each rider is required to raise a minimum of $100 in order to participate.

OK, I've registered. Now what?

You will receive an email from RunSignUp with instructions on how to set up your Fundraising page. Be sure to tell your family, friends, colleagues and neighbors about the bada$$ event you are doing and how they can help!

What bike should I bring?

Virtually any road bike will work, but be prepared to spend all day in the saddle. This 100-mile route is 100% pavement, so leave your gravel rigs and mountain bikes at home and go skinny and light. 

What else should I bring?

While aid stations and self-service stops are every 10-20 miles (bring a credit card/cash for some tasty treats along the way!), we recommend always carrying at least two bottles of water, your favorite energy foods throughout the day, and everything you would need to fix your own flats/mechanicals on course. We'll try to help but ultimately you are responsible for your equipment! As the course is open roads, with car (and horse) traffic, you must abide by the rules and laws of the road and front/tail lights are recommended. 

Will the course be marked?

The course will be marked as best we can but a GPS device is the best navigation method. We do not recommend relying solely on road markings to arrive at the finish and will provide cue sheets. As we are venturing into quieter parts of the state, there is no guarantee that you will have cell service for the entirety of the ride, so if you are using your cell phone as a navigation device make sure you have downloaded the course and set your phone to Airplane mode.

How do I check in?

We prefer that all riders check in at the Rally on Friday, September 24th. Attendance is free for all riders. If you cannot make the Rally, please arrive early on the day of the ride. We also ask that you check in with staff at each of the aid stations. 

What time is the ride?

Riders are encouraged to start between 6 and 8am on Saturday, depending on your expected time on course. Staff will be at the Finish until approximately 9pm. If you plan to finish in the dark, don't forget a headlight!

How do I get home?

Our transportation sponsor Gentle Giant Moving (www.gentlegiant.com) will be packing and moving bikes from the finish to the start line at 430pm and 830pm. Bus transport for riders will also be provided at the same time. Free of charge for all participants. 

How can I get involved if I don't ride bikes? 

We are always looking for volunteers! Hit us up at wityouphilly@gmail.com. 

Can I sponsor you guys?

Of course! Let's talk. wityouphilly@gmail.com.