To help safeguard against the COVID-19 spread, the inaugural “Gear Up Against Kids Cancer” bike ride has been POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

This proactive response is based on knowledge vetted by local and state health officials.

While we remain committed to successfully launching this annual event, we feel taking this precautionary action can help slow down the virus’ spread throughout our community.

We encourage everyone to be cautious and continue supporting childhood cancer research, all the while practicing safe social distancing and good hand hygiene.

We will do our best to keep everyone updated by posting “Gear Up Against Kids Cancer” related information on this website and our social media pages; Facebook, and Twitter.

Thank you for your patience as we all ride this out together, and we look forward to seeing everyone soon.

Stay safe and healthy,

“Gear Up Against Kids Cancer” Organizing Committee

Date:

  • TBD

Start/Finish Line

  • TBD

Schedule:

    • TBD

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.

View the routes

Group of male bicycle riders

How Do I Sign Up?

New registration site will be posted as soon as it’s available.

Female Bike Rider

Why We Ride

The “Gear Up Against Kids Cancer proceeds will be used to provide pilot grants for innovative research projects that hold great promise, but don’t yet qualify for federal or larger funding. Without your support, many brilliant ideas might not get off the ground. 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 helps train the next generation of pediatric cancer research scientists and specialists.

Did You Know?

Photo of Greehey CCRI Building
Greehey CCRI first opened its doors in Feb 2004.

  • 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

Bike Riding Safety Tips

Here are some great safety tips provided by the UT Health San Antonio Police & National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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

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.