What is Velocity?

Velocity is a cycling event through New York’s Hudson Valley that brings together patients, family members, supporters and medical professionals who all have one goal in mind: to help Columbia solve cancer.

Since 2017, nearly 4,500 people have joined the Velocity community, raising more than $8 million in support of expert patient care and groundbreaking research at Columbia’s Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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


How Can I Get Involved?

Choose from three fully supported routes: approximately 15K (9 mi), 50K (31 mi), or 100K (62.5 mi), followed by a family-friendly Velocity Day Festival.

Join us in person on October 6 as we ride through the beautiful Hudson Valley. Choose from three fully supported routes with complimentary transportation and enjoy everything Ride Day has to offer, including inspirational opening ceremonies and a family-friendly Velocity Day Festival. Learn More About Becoming a Rider

Your Way
Not a cyclist or can’t make it on October 6? Join remotely and complete an activity of your choice, from anywhere, on or before October 6. Learn More About Becoming a Your Way Participant

Velocity couldn’t happen without passionate volunteers. There are ample opportunities to volunteer on Ride Day–October 6. Learn More about Becoming a Volunteer

Sunday, October 6 is Ride Day

This is our day to celebrate, share stories, and motivate each other as we tackle two challenges: completing our Ride and supporting Columbia’s mission to end cancer.

On Ride Day you can look forward to:

  • Three fully supported cycling routes, complete with rest stops and support vehicles.
  • A moving Opening Ceremony to kick off each route, featuring stories from the Velocity community.
  • The Velocity Day Festival, including a beer garden*, food, music, family activities and more!

*for those 21 and over with valid ID


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