What is Velocity?

Velocity is a movement to get active, fundraise and come together to help bring hope and support to cancer patients and their families across the world.

Velocity is a community of passionate individuals—friends, family, survivors, patients, doctors, nurses, and researchers— who believe that when we work together, we can and will solve cancer. 

This is Velocity: Columbia’s Ride to End Cancer. 


Our Mission

Velocity began in 2017 as a cycling event with a simple mission: help Columbia solve cancer by supporting research and patient care at Columbia’s Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center (HICCC). Today, Velocity’s mission has remained the same while its community—and its impact–has grown bigger. Over three thousand people have joined the Velocity community so far, raising over $6 million to bring us closer to the end of cancer.

100% of funds raised by Velocity support expert patient care and cutting-edge research at Columbia’s Cancer Center. Learn More About Velocity’s Impact.

The Further You Go, The Closer We Get. 

How to Participate:

There are so many ways to join Velocity.

Velocity Riders join us in person for the Velocity Ride. Each fully-supported route has its own starting point and crosses the George Washington Bridge as they approach the finish line at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. 

Your Way participants join us remotely by picking any activity of their choice from anywhere and anytime. Click here to register as a Your Way Participant.

Volunteer opportunities are available for anyone looking for a different way to support Velocity. Our volunteers are crucial to the success of Velocity.

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