Race & Event Information

Ride for a Reason: Cancer Research...

Join the fight against cancer today by riding in the inaugural Trails 4 Trials cycling event and road race, with all registrations and donations going directly to fund cancer research at The Gateway for Cancer Research. 99 cents of every dollar received funds cancer research.

• Century Ride - 100 miles
• Half Century Ride - 50 miles
• Quarter Century Ride - 25 miles
• Family Fun Ride - 3 miles

The early registration fee for any distance you choose is $50. Early registration ends on September 15.  This is a USAC sanctioned, chip-timed event. Please take a moment to review the four distances for the event. Virtual riders are invited to participate too!

I will be riding 100 miles in the Century Ride and hope you will join me. Your sponsorship and participation directly impacts the search for a cure for cancer. I look forward to seeing you on the Century Ride course!

Best regards,

Chad Eckes

 

Event Details:

The Trails 4 Trials Cycling Event offers four distances for virtually every type of cycling enthusiast:

  • Family Fun Ride - 3 miles
  • Quarter Century Ride - 25 miles
  • Half Century Ride - 50 miles
  • Century Ride - 100 miles

Start Times: 100 mile cyclists will start at 6:30am and may start as late as 7:00am. 50 mile cyclists may start as early as 6:30am or as late as 8:00am. 25 mile cyclists may start as early as 6:30a and as late as 9:00am. The 3-mile Fun Ride will start at 10:00am.

Start Location and Finish Location: 14200 W. Celebrate Life Way, Goodyear, Arizona 85338

Registration Fees: Early registration is $50 for any distance. Early registration ends on September 15. After September 15, registration is $65 for any distance.

Bike Bash: Join us for lunch, live music, BMX Bike Demo, and family entertainment at the conclusion of the event.

 

Course Details:

The inaugural Trails 4 Trials cycling course will take you through the west valley area of Goodyear, skirting the edge of the foothills of the Estrella Mountains, through the neighborhoods and parks, along scenic roads, crossing the Gila River, passing some of the largest airplanes at the regional airport and back to the start/finish at Celebrate Life Road. The course itself is 25 miles, and our Half Century and Century riders will complete multiple laps. 

Turn by turn directions.

Water stations are available at the start/finish and at the midway point in the race. Safety is paramount! The course and intersections will be staffed by police officers; portions of the traffic lanes will be blocked for additional protection; medical help will be available throughout the course; and bike repair technicians will be available if needed at the event.  The inaugural Trails 4 Trials cycling event is a USAC sanctioned event, with chip timing.  Ride for a reason: cancer research!

The Family Fun Ride is a 3 mile ride with the start and finish at Celebrate Life Road in Goodyear.  This course is a 1.5 mile loop with a view of the finish line throughout virtually the entire route.  The family fun ride is two laps of the course, however, if younger children cannot make it they can stop after the first lap. This race will not be chip timed but is open for all family members to experience the thrill of cycling for a great cause and crossing the finish line.

From Karen Kay, Director of Development, The Gateway for Cancer Research...

 

“Cancer affects virtually every family and every community. This is our inaugural cycling event to raise money for cancer research.

99 cents of every dollar received funds cancer research, so your donation will truly help.

The Gateway for Cancer Research funds phase I and phase II cancer clinical trials to help find better treatments and cures for today’s for cancer patients.

All proceeds from this event helps make it possible for us to fund research that can lead to lifesaving treatments and cures for today’s cancer patients.”

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