‘Cycling for charity’ events can give you a chance to give back to the community while doing what you love.

We have put together a list of upcoming charity rides in Utah that allow you to cycle to your heart’s content and give back. Challenge and reward yourself and others in your community by participating in a charity cycling event.

Check out our previous blog post on cycling for charity to learn more about different types of philanthropic cycling events, or even about how to start your own independent ride for a cause.

Upcoming Local Events:

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1. Saints to Sinners

If you are up for a real challenge, consider the Saints to Sinners race. Teams ride relay-style through the night. The event begins in Salt Lake City and ends in Lake Las Vegas.

The race was started in 2009 in honor of Ron Frandsen and his battle with ALS. Saints to Sinners honors those fighting ALS and helps raise awareness about the disease. You can learn more about ALS here.

The 517-mile race will take place on the night of July 31 and end on the morning of August 1, 2015. The first leg of the trip will begin at Bluffdale City Park (2300 W. 14400 S. Bluffdale, UT).

Register here or visit the event website for course maps and other information.

2. Actavis+Allergan CF Cycle for Life

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation started this event to raise awareness about Cystic Fibrosis. Proceeds go toward finding a cure to the genetic disease. Join the event on September 19, 2015 to work with the community in making a difference in the lives of those with Cystic Fibrosis.

Check-in time is 7 am; the ride starts at 8 am. Five different routes are available, from 20 miles long to 100 miles long. The ride begins at the Coalville City Park and Rodeo Grounds in Coalville,UT.

Visit the event website or contact Mary Fresques at (801) 532-2335 for more information.

3. The Live BIG Challenge

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This event, put on by the Live BIG Foundation, honors those who have fallen while doing what they love: cycling.

The ride was started to honor cyclist Bryan Byrge, whose motto of ‘living big’ gave the foundation its name. This year’s ride will honor Noreen MacBean and his family.

The event will take place on August 22, 2015. It accommodates all skill levels by offering three different courses, including a new to 2015 ride of 100 miles and a 10,000 ft. elevation gain.

For more information and to register, check out the event website.

4. The Ghost Ride

The Ghost Ride seeks to honor those no longer with us who were passionate about cycling. Each ride begins with a 4-mile stretch of silence to honor those who have passed. After the remembrance, the ride becomes a celebration of their lives and of everyone who loves cycling today. The ride will take place on August 29, 2015, in Tooele Valley, Utah.

Check-in for the ride begins at 6 am at Stansbury High School (5300 North Aberdeen Lane). The Ghost Ride is available in three courses: 45 miles, 65 miles, and 100 miles.

To learn more, check out the event website.


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