Wheels Down for Gear Up 2025
May 3, 2025


Dear cycling community and partners of the 3rd Annual Gear Up Against Kids Cancer Childhood Cancer Awareness bike ride,

As we contemplate the success of the recent event, we at the Greehey Children’s Cancer Research Institute – UT Health San Antonio wanted to take a moment to extend our deepest gratitude to each and every one of you. Your unwavering support and dedication to raising awareness for childhood cancer research are remarkable.

With more than 400 cyclists and 33 teams, YOU made this year’s ride the best ever!!


Through your participation in this event, you have pedaled miles and instilled hope into the lives of children and families affected by cancer. Your enthusiasm and commitment have made a significant impact, spreading awareness and cultivating community support for this vital cause.

Together, we have taken meaningful steps towards combating this childhood-stealing disease and providing vital resources for those striving to translate today’s discoveries in pediatric cancer research into tomorrow’s treatments. Your generosity and kindness exemplify the power of coming together as a community to make a difference.

Thank you for being champions of hope and advocates for change. Your contributions are invaluable and make a tangible difference in the lives of children battling cancer.


What do you say we do this again next year?  We will see everyone next year for the 4th Annual Gear Up Against Kids Cancer bike ride on Saturday, May 3, 2025.

With heartfelt appreciation,

The Gear Up Against Kids Cancer Organizing Committee
& researchers of the Greehey Children’s Cancer Research Institute – UT Health San Antonio.

(below is a link to photos taken at the event on 5/11/24)

Download Your Favorite Gear Up Against Kids Cancer Images HERE!

Thanks to Everyone Who Helped Make Gear Up '24 a Raving Success!

Routes & Schedule

The Gear Up Against Kids Cancer routes were designed to take you around some of the most scenic roads of southern Wilson County, Texas. All three routes start and finish at the Floresville Event Center (600 TX-97, Floresville, TX 78114) giving you plenty of flat terrain with great hills to push and challenge you.

Packet Pickup:


The Routes:

The 28-mile route travels along beautiful ranch and farmland, giving you plenty of distance to cover without going overboard, especially for the riders new to cycling.

The 40-mile route is a great chance to stretch your cycling legs, venture to the far southwest corner of the county, and then wind your way back into the City of Floresville and the River City Park.

The 60-mile route is perfect for those wanting a more challenging ride. The route expands your tour of Wilson County and travels to the City of Poth, TX, makes its way into southeast Wilson County, and, just like the other routes, ends at the River City Park.

Wilson County Sheriff’s Office will be strategically positioned in high-traffic areas to assist riders in safely navigating the routes.

  • Date:
    May 3, 2025
  • Start/Finish Line:
    Floresville Event Center,600 TX-97, Floresville, TX 78114

Birds-eye view of all routes

Downtown, Turn-by-Turn Detail



Early-Bird Registration 

  • TBD

Full registration:

  • TBD
Dates to be made aware of:
  • TBD
How do I Register a Team:
  1. When a person wants to register, they must first click on one of the categories (28mi, 40mi, 60mi)
  2. When they click on that, they can “Create/Join a Team.”
  3. The first person to register on a team registers as Captain and enters the Team Name  (this can be changed later)
  4. Anyone who wants to join that team will Register as a Teammate and choose the team name from the drop-down menu.
How do I Register Multiple Riders on a Single Payment:
  1. When the first person registers, they fill out their information, then hit “Add Another” at the bottom of the form.
  2. Make sure to click on the ride distance category (28/40/60) for each rider.
  3. You can keep doing this with as many people as you like, and when you get to the payment page, you can put in one credit card.
I am a UT Health San Antonio Employee. Can I Pay for an Individual/Team with a PID?

Yes, we need an email sent to Brian Phillips (phillipsb@uthscsa.edu) from the PID approver with the following:

      • IDT Dept #
      • PID #
      • Fund #
      • Total amount

Can I make a donation to support the Greehey CCRI’s mission without participating?

Absolutely!  Please click on the “Donate” button below.


Sponsorship & Fundraising

Why We Ride

kid with cancer

  • Cancer is the number one cause of death by disease among children under the age of 15.
    (SOURCE: National  Vital Statistics Report)
  • There have been only three drugs approved in the first instance for use in children since 1980.   Fewer than eight total drugs, consisting of the three above and five others approved for use in adults, have been developed for use in children with cancer –compared with hundreds of drugs developed specifically for adults only. (SOURCE: cancer.gov)

Learn More: Childhood Cancer 101

2024 Gear Up Supporters

Silver Level Sponsors

Mays CC


In-Kind Sponsors

SA Parks & Rec

HEB #25, Floresville, TX


Mechanical Support Shops

Ride in Paradise

Crossroads_Logo_150Britton Bikes

Safety Tips

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

Connect With Us

Future Gear Up Dates

  • Sat, May 3, 2025
  • Sat, May 2, 2026
  • Sat, May 1, 2027
  • Sat, May 5, 2028
Contact US

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

Gear Up Organizing Committee:

Brian Phillips, BA
Greehey CCRI Program Coordinator – Sr.
phillipsb@uthscsa.edu or 210-450-8271

Gregory J. Aune, MD, PhD
Greehey CCRI Principal Investigator

Norman Mendez
Greehey CCRI Operations Manager

Victor Aguilar
Greehey CCRI Executive Assistant to the Director

David Rodriguez
Greehey CCRI IT Specialist