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The Greehey Children’s Cancer Research Institute is excited to announce that the inaugural “Gear Up Against Kids Cancer” bike ride is back!
Join us on April 2, 2022, as cyclists from all around gather at the Floresville Event Center (600 SH 97 West, Floresville, TX 78114) as we ride along the scenic back roads of Wilson County, TX.
If you had registered before the pandemic hit, your entry is still valid, and you are good to go and start your fundraising!
We cannot thank everyone enough for your good thoughts and vibes as y’all patiently waited for us to relaunch this fantastic event!
So get your ride ready, and let’s “Gear Up Against Kids Cancer!”
GUAKC Organizing Committee
Pssst!  Early-Bird Registration is thru Mar 18, 2022 (pass it on!)

Date:

  • Saturday, April 2, 2022

Start/Finish Line

Schedule:

    • 7:00A Check-in and on-site registration
    • 8:00A Wheels down, all riders
    • 11A-1P Rider Lunch
    • 2:00P All riders need to be off the routes

The Routes

We have designed two road courses that will take you from the Floresville Event Center and travel along many of the most scenic roads in Wilson County, Texas, with the beginner’s route covering 28 miles, and the more advanced course covering 38 miles

This is a self-timed event.  Timing chips will NOT be provided.

View the routes

Cyclist Cheering

Are you ready to “Gear Up Against Kids Cancer?”

Early-Bird Registration (thru Mar 18, 2022)

28-mile ride: $40.00
38-mile ride: $40.00

Full registration:

28-mile ride: $50.00
38-mile ride: $50.00

A safety waiver is required.   Download waiver

Click HERE to register! 

 

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Old Fashioned BIke

Why We Ride

kid with cancer

Every two minutes, a family is given the devastating news their child has been diagnosed with cancer

The “Gear Up Against Kids Cancer” bike ride was created to raise public awareness of this childhood-stealing disease and support Greehey CCRI’s mission to translate today’s discoveries in childhood cancer into tomorrow’s treatments.  Proceeds generated will be used to provide pilot grants for innovative research projects that hold great promise but don’t yet qualify for federal or more extensive funding. You are helping to keep the research funding for these potentially lifesaving projects geared up and moving!  

Your participation or sponsorship makes a direct impact on pediatric cancer research right here in San Antonio! Every dollar raised supports cutting-edge research programs that help train the next generation of pediatric cancer research scientists and specialists.

Childhood Cancer 101

Did You Know?

Photo of Greehey CCRI Building
GCCRI first opened its doors in Feb ’04.

  • One of only two institutes in the US dedicated solely to pediatric cancer research
  • With 100,000 sqft of space, Greehey CCRI is the largest free-standing childhood cancer research facility in Texas
  • 230+ collective years of faculty-level research experience
  • 120+ principal investigators and researchers
  • 47 PhDs
  • 18 Research labs

While this is not an exhaustive list, following them can greatly increase your safety and help prevent injury to yourself and others.

Additional Safety Information

Contact US
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Greehey Children’s Cancer Research Institute – UT Health San Antonio
8403 Floyd Curl, MC 7784
San Antonio, TX 78229-9880
gccri.uthcsa.edu
(210) 562-9000

Event POC:

Brian Phillips
GUAKC Director
Greehey CCRI Marketing Specialist
phillipsb@uthscsa.edu or 210-450-8271

Special Acknowledgements

Everyone at the Greehey Children’s Cancer Research Institute would like to thank the UT Health San Antonio Marketing & Communications team and the Mays Cancer Center for their guidance and support during the inaugural “Gear Up Against Kids Cancer” bike ride.