Your Velocity Monthly Newsletter

Engage with Your Velocity by learning more about each of our four topics each month. Click on a topic to learn more.



September: Acupuncture has a variety of health benefits. Learn about these benefits and how you can earn a chance at receiving a free acupuncture session with Columbia's Integrative Therapies team.

4 Health Benefits of Acupuncture

August: Learn how meditation improves overall health and try it yourself with our guided meditation courtesy of Leigh Leibel of Columbia's iMAY Thrive Program.

Meditation to Improve Health

July: Kenna Bouvet from the Integrative Therapies team at Columbia walks us through how acupressure can be used to improve joint and muscle health. 

Acupressure Tutorial

June: Leigh Leibel of Columbia's iMAY Thrive Program explains to us the benefits of yoga for cyclists, runners, walkers, and more!

Yoga For All

May: The Integrative Therapies Program at CUIMC has provided four healthy recipes that will help you stay full and energized.

Your Velocity Recipes


September: CancerFIT utilizes evidence-based exercise to help cancer patients and survivors combat the effects of chemotherapy. Take a CancerFIT class today!

Workout With CancerFIT

August: Coach Dan provided us with one of his favorite 30-minute at-home workouts for those summer days when it's a bit too hot to get outside and move.

Coach Dan's At-Home Workout

July: Your Velocity veteran and triathlete, Dr. Kathleen Crowley shared with us some of her top recommendations for training for Your Velocity.

Interview With a Triathlete

June: Our friends from Studio in the Heights take us through a 30-minute HIIT workout that will certainly get your blood pumping.

Workout with Studio in the Heights

May: Get ready for Velocity Day with our training calendar and recommended training routes from your fellow Your Velocity participants!

Training Guide   Recommended Routes


September: We know you miss the traditional Velocity route, so we recreated our Blue 10 mile route into a 23.5 mile loop for you to ride on your own! Just in case your tire goes flat on the ride, Urban Cyclery wanted to make sure you were prepared to fix your flat.

Ride the 2019 Blue Route

Fix Your Flat Tire

August: Velocity Day is getting closer! See where some of your fellow riders are putting their miles in by checking out some suggested routes.

4 Great Training Routes

July: "Dry lube or wet lube? Which is right for my ride?" The folks over at Urban Cyclery in New Jersey help clear up when each lube is best to use.

Which chain lube is right for you?

June: Before you hit the road, it's time to make sure your bike is tuned up and ready to go. Our friends at Bike New York, have you covered with the ABC's of cycling.

Pre-Ride Bike Maintenance

May: Safety first! Read up on the NYC DOT's Bike Smart Guide for some great rider safety tips.

Safety Tips


September: 2020 Velocity Fellow, Dr. Christine Chio was recently awarded for her out-of-the-box and bold approach towards cancer research with the 2021 Pershing Square Sohn Prize for Young Investigators in Cancer Research.

Learn More About Dr. Chio

August: Meet the 2020 Velocity Fellows! These five researchers have been granted funds raised by Velocity specifically to help find a cure for cancer. In addition, we are excited to announce the inaugural Velocity Data Science Fellowship. 

Meet the 2020 Velocity Fellows

July: Everyone has a reason for participating in Your Velocity. Dr. Mark Heaney, a leukemia specialist at Columbia explains why he participates in Your Velocity.

Dr. Heaney's Why

June: Each year, a portion of funds raised from Velocity are dedicated to a select group of researchers leading the way in cancer research at Columbia. Learn about their work and the impact of your fundraising.

Meet the 2019 Velocity Fellows

Meet the 2018 Velocity Fellows

May: Funds from Your Velocity are making a big impact. This month we focus on just how impactful 5 years of Velocity has been.

Velocity's Impact

Get The Word Out