Join Velocity: Columbia’s Ride to End Cancer

(Featured Cyclist: George A. Cioffi, MD, Jean and Richard Deems Professor of Ophthalmolog, Edward S. Harkness Professor of Ophthalmology, Chair, Department of Ophthalmology, and Ophthalmologist-in-Chief, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center)


You can make a difference, this fall, in the fight against cancer.  Join Velocity: Columbia’s Ride to End Cancer on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017.

Take advantage of this great community- and team-building event that will raise vital funds for our Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center (HICCC). Velocity riders have the opportunity to choose their level of physical challenge: 10, 25, 45, or 62.5 miles (100 kilometers). The ride will start near Bear Mountain in Pomona, N.Y., and continue south along the scenic Hudson Valley before crossing the George Washington Bridge and finishing at CUMC. We will end with a celebration and concert at the Armory, featuring a special performance by the Spin Doctors!


If you are not a cyclist, you can sign up to be a volunteer or virtual rider. Don’t have a bike? No problem. You can rent one once you register.


To learn more, read an article in the CUMC Newsroom about a few members of the CUMC community who have registered and are busy making plans to ride. Also, please visit, email, or call 973-681-RIDE (7433).