Date: Sunday, September 10, 2017
Location: Grand Rapids Hope Lodge Start Line

The Route Options:

We will offer two scenic ride options: 75 Mile Ride / 32 Mile Ride

The first option will be a 75-mile ride that will start in downtown Grand Rapids at your American Cancer Society Hope Lodge and head towards beautiful Kollen Park in Holland for lunch, with a rest stop at Pike 51 Brewery in between. Lunch will begin near 11am and will conclude near 2pm.  From Holland, riders will head back to the finish line and celebration at the Mitten Brewing Company in Grand Rapids, with a rest stop at Trail Point Brewing Company on the ride back towards the city.  

The second option will be approximately 32-miles, starting at your Grand Rapids Hope Lodge and ending at the lunch stop in Holland, with one rest stop at Pike 51 Brewery.

Athlete Amenities
This unique ride is fully-supported all along the way. With full mechanic and medical support, SAG wagons, three meals, fully stocked water/nutrition stops every 20 miles, repair & first aid stations.

Registration Fees
The registration fee per rider is a non-refundable $75 for the 75 mile route. Registration fee for the 32 mile route is $60. This fee counts toward your fundraising goal of $175!  Space is limited to 100 Riders.  Sign Up Today! 

What to Expect

Gears & Cheers is in it's inaugural year! We want each rider to enjoy the beautiful West Michigan landscapes while resting and re-energizing at some of our best Beer City USA Breweries along the way. Each of the water stations are held at a local craft brewery. A light breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided to each rider along with drink tickets for each water station. Each water station will also include entertainment, activities, and FUN!

Fundraising Commitment
Each participant's fundraising goal is set at $175 (your registration fee applies toward your fundraising goal). We have many tools to help you succeed and will be here to support you along the way. We WILL NOT charge your credit card if you do not meet your goal. However we do require that you commit to raising $175 in order to ride. 


$175- Official Gears & Cheers HOPE Ride Event Shirt

$500- Official Gears & Cheers HOPE Ride Event Cycling Jersey

$1,000- Official Gears & Cheers HOPE Ride Event Jacket

Fundraising Deadline
All fundraising money, including matching gifts, must be postmarked on or before August 1st, 2017 to qualify for the t-shirt and bike jersey the day of our ride. If you qualify for the jersey or jacket after August 1st you will still be able to obtain them post-event via mail or pick up in the Grand Rapids Hope Lodge office.

Have questions?
Contact us at or (616) 551-4000.



Questions?  Contact Brooke Lavender line brooke.lavender@cancer.orgline(616) 551-4000lineor view Online Help