The Ride for Roswell Announces Summer Riding Locations.

**In-person, scheduled rides will be held weekends August 1-21 and be held at Linde, UB, Grand Island, and Akron.

The Ride for Roswell, presented by the West Herr Automotive Group, is excited to announce the locations and details for its in-person, scheduled, physically distant rides that are the features of this year’s Summer of the Ride. There will be four locations with five distances on six days this August:

ImageLinde Tonawanda Campus
August 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16
10-mile route

UB North Campus
August 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16
3-mile route & 10-mile route

Grand Island West Shore Parkway
August 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16
20-mile route

Akron Five Corners**
August 1, 8, 15
38-mile route

The Summer of the Ride runs August 1–21, with these in-person, scheduled rides taking place 7 a.m.–2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays each weekend. You can learn more about these routes here.

Spots are limited, as only 10 riders at a time will leave every 20 minutes to ensure that the event is following the most current physical distancing guidelines. Riders will also be asked to wear masks. Public areas will have signage outlining the guidelines and will be monitored by staff to ensure that distancing regulations are followed.

“The Ride has been a key part of WNY summers for 25 years, and we are excited to provide an opportunity for the community to safely come together and ride in memory or honor of those affected by cancer,” said Mitch Flynn, Ride for Roswell founder. “Cancer doesn’t stop for anything, not even the coronavirus, and the support of the community is needed now more than ever.”

Only riders registered for the Summer of the Ride will have access to reserve one of these spots at an in-person ride. Anyone can register at, as there is no registration fee and no fundraising minimum for 2020. Riders who cannot participate on these days are invited to get inventive and design their own routes to ride, from the time and location to the distance they’d like to ride.

Additionally, to commemorate what would have been Ride Day 2020 and kick off the Summer of the Ride, the Ride for Roswell will be launching a virtual torch lighting this Saturday at 7 p.m. on Facebook. The torch was introduced at the 2017 Ride as a symbol of hope, courage, strength and the drive to continue to fight for cures. This year, it will remain in Roswell Park’s Kaminski Park until the end of the Summer of the Ride on August 21 to represent all those the Ride community raise critical funds to support.

Funds raised through the Ride benefit innovative cancer research at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, including clinical trials and immunotherapy studies. Since the first Ride for Roswell was held in 1996, the event has raised more than $53 million.

**The Akron Corners route, which is intended for more advanced cyclists, will only be available 7–11:40 a.m.

Funds raised support critical cancer research at Roswell Park.

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Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center is a community united by the drive to eliminate cancer’s grip on humanity by unlocking its secrets through personalized approaches and unleashing the healing power of hope. Founded by Dr. Roswell Park in 1898, it is the only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center in Upstate New York. Learn more at, or contact us at 1-800-ROSWELL (1-800-767-9355) or