Velocity Gears Up for Second Year

March 20, 2018
Cyclists gather for a group photo at Velocity: Columbia's Ride to End Cancer in October 2017.

Participants at Velocity: Columbia's Ride to End Cancer in 2017

Plans for Velocity: Columbia’s Ride to End Cancer are spinning into action this spring as registration opens to members of the community at Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC) and the general public. This year’s cycling event takes place on Oct. 7, 2018.

Last fall, cancer survivors, faculty, staff, students, and friends rode in Velocity and raised $1.4 million to support precision medicine at the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center.

In 2018, Velocity riders will again have the opportunity to choose their level of physical challenge: 10, 25, 45, or 62.5 miles (100 kilometers). Each option has its own start area where riders on longer routes merge onto the course. The ride begins in Pomona, New York, and continues south along the scenic Hudson Valley before all riders cross the George Washington Bridge and arrive at CUIMC for a celebration and Finish Line Festival.

Are you ready to ride? Sign up before April 15 to have the registration fee waived (use code CUMC18). To learn more and register, visit