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Posted on Jul 27, 2015 |

Annual Ride for Life Begins Friday

Annual Ride for Life Begins Friday

Cyclists at last year's 178-mile UD2ND ride from the University of Dayton to Notre Dame.

Cyclists at last year’s ride from the University of Dayton to Notre Dame. The ride benefits Dayton Right to Life.

All are invited to the sendoff for the annual scenic three-day bicycle ride departing from the University of Daytons River Campus.

A fundraiser for Dayton Right to Life, 178-mile ride is limited to 75 cyclists and regularly sells out. Previously a ride to Notre Dame, this year’s ride will circle though several Ohio towns and is supported by UD, Cedarville University, Catholic Central High School, and Minster High School.

The ride takes place in three legs in lengths varying from 47 to 68 miles. Participants can ride for one day, two days, or all three days. Cyclists travel in groups and receive two meals a day, and are accompanied by a bike mechanic. Each of the riders collects pledges per mile completed.

The ride will kick off Friday with an invocation by Fr. Greg Konerman, remarks from Coach Mike Kelly, and thee National Anthem by Dr. Willie Morris. Participants will be welcomed home August 2nd with a “Celebration of Life” at UD including music, a talk by UD President Dr. Dan Curran, and food from W.G. Grinders.

Click here to download information on the ride.

Photos by Jen C Photography, courtesy Dayton Right to Life.

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A light moment from last year's ride.

A light moment from last year’s ride.