What is Velocity?

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

Over four thousand people have joined the Velocity community so far, raising more than $7 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. 

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How Can I Get Involved?

Whether you’re an advanced cyclist, or recently learned how to ride a bike, you can be a part of Velocity and join Columbia’s movement to solve cancer! 

Velocity Rider
Join us in person on October 8 as we ride through the beautiful Hudson Valley. Choose from three fully supported routes and enjoy everything Ride Day has to offer, including an inspirational Opening Ceremony and family-friendly Velocity Day Festival. Learn More About Being a Velocity Rider

Velocity Your Way
Not a cyclist or can’t make it on October 8? Join Velocity remotely and complete an activity of your choice, from anywhere, on or before October 8. Learn More About Being a Your Way Participant

Velocity couldn’t happen without passionate volunteers. There are ample opportunities to volunteer on Ride Day–October 8. Learn More about Being a Velocity Volunteer

Sunday, October 8 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:

  • A moving Opening Ceremony featuring stories from the Velocity community.
  • Three fully supported cycling routes, complete with rest stops and support vehicles.
  • 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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