Raising awareness for Alzheimer's:
One mile at a time!
Ride Around the Clock 2018 is a cycling event taking place June 16th – June 17th in Columbus, Ohio.
Riders from all over town will participate in a two day ride around Columbus, estimated at 118 miles (approximately a 17 mile radius of Columbus). Various stops in Columbus suburbs are planned (including Westerville, Gahanna, Dublin, Powell, Grove City, New Albany, Reynoldsburg, Canal Winchester) where the group will assemble and interact with local government officals and press to raise awareness for Alzheimer’s support, research and outreach.
This event is being coordinated by The Streetman family in memory of William J. Streetman.
All proceeds raised will be contributed to the Alzheimer’s Association (Central Ohio Chapter).
RIDE AROUND THE CLOCK 2018
The Ride Around the Clock is a The Longest Day© activity.
The Longest Day is all about love. Love for all those affected by Alzheimer’s disease. On the summer solstice (or in our case, on the weekend of June 16 and 17th before the summer solstice), teams across the country undertake activities they love — or an activity loved by those affected — to help end Alzheimer’s. Together, we will raise funds and awareness for care and support while advancing research toward the first survivor of Alzheimer’s.
Ride Around the Clock is a social bike riding activity, ridden at a leisurely pace, spread over two days, that will take riders around the Columbus area and into a dozen communities that surround the Capital City. The ride will include an overnight stop at Alum Creek State Park where riders will camp and have the opportunity to sit around the campfire and share stories and reflections on their experiences with Alzheimer’s and support one another.
On The Longest Day, you’re part of a global movement to help end Alzheimer’s disease. Share your photos, stories and fundraising successes on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and show your love across the world by using the hashtags #TheLongestDay #Ride4ALZ-OH #RideAroundTheClock2018 and #ENDALZ.
Event Dates and Agenda
Saturday June 16th – Day 1 covers 57 miles and will travel through Groveport, Reynoldsburg, Whitehall, Gahanna, New Albany and Westerville, before ending at Alum Creek State Park.
Sunday June 17th – Day 2 covers 61 miles and will travel through Lewis Center, Powell, Dublin, Hilliard, upper Arlington and Columbus, and end where we began at Rickenbacker.
Paved bike paths will be utilized where possible, and when not available, surface roads will be used, targeting less busy back-country roads.
See route map for complete details and itinerary.
Event Location and Start Times
The ride begins Saturday morning June 16th at Rickenbacker Airport just south of Columbus (exact parking and meeting spot will be communicated soon). Registration/sign-in starts at 7:00 am and the ride begins at 8:00 am.
The plan is to complete the first half of the ride around Columbus – pulling into Alum Creek State Park – by 3:30 pm. After setting up camp, a hot dog BBQ dinner will be served, with snacks and s’mores being served at the evening campfire.
On Sunday morning we will head out at 8:00 am and complete the ride around Columbus, returning to Rickenbacker by 4:00 pm.
Services and Support
All riders will receive a commemorative event water bottle and tee-shirt. A support vehicle will travel with us, aiding in emergency situations, miscellaneous repairs, and other on-the-spot needs. The vehicle will also transport camping and personal items (each rider allowed two average sized bags) from the start point at Rickenbacker, to the camp ground, and back the next day to Rickenbacker.
Water, fruit and snacks will be provided twice each day at scheduled rest/publicity stops (see route map for complete agenda). Lunch is scheduled each day but is the responsibility of the rider. Camp sites (using the riders’ equipment), a hotdog BBQ and evening water/soda, snacks, ice cream and s’mores will be provided at the campground.
Rider Costs and Responsibilities
Registration is $25 per rider. Participants are encouraged to solicit contributions from friends, family and neighbors, using their social media and other means. All riders must have and wear a bike helmet, provide their own road worthy bicycle, and have knowledge of bike riding road rules and etiquette. Campers will need to provide their own tent.
This is a social ride, which means it’s not a race! Everybody is welcome to join regardless of your bike riding experience. The purpose is to enjoy the two day event, raise awareness of the Alzheimer’s epidemic, raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Association of Central Ohio, and enjoy the company of your fellow riders.