LEOW STRONG Bike Ride

Join us on 06/25/2022

(race date estimated)

LEOW STRONG Bike Ride Race Description

Supporting the YMCA's Annual Campaign, carrying out the Leow legacy, and creating your own. 
 
 
 
 The LEOWSTRONG BIKE RIDE is a fund-raising event that honors and remembers the late Dr. Tom Leow, an orthopedic surgeon in the community for 17 years, who passed away in November 2015 of cancer.
Tom was well-known for his enthusiasm for both his Ironman and long-distance biking.
 
He and his family were regulars of the Menominee River Century Bike Ride, now known as the LEOWSTRONG BIKE RIDE.
 
The goal of the LEOWSTRONG BIKE RIDE is to help and support those with chronic illness, encourage healthy lifestyles and to keep Tom’s memory alive and active in the community. All proceeds from the ride are kept local and support the Greater Marinette-Menominee YMCA’s vital mission work in our community.
 
Dollars through the YMCA’s annual campaign support community hunger needs, memberships that create friendships & opportunity, accessible child care, support for chronic disease, community volunteer work, & more. 
 
Jenni Campbell, CEO at the Y has said: “LEOWSTRONG is already a familiar program name at the Y. What better way to show Marinette, Menominee, Peshtigo and surrounding communities that we continue to be an organization they can count on to give them every opportunity to live health!"
 
The LEOWSTRONG BIKE RIDE will be held on Saturday, June 25, 2022.
 
 
This beautiful summer ride will take you smoothly through Menominee County country roads, along the river into the northern woods of Wisconsin and then back into Michigan.  The ride is inclusive for every type of rider from the weekend family experience to the long distanced experienced, able bodied, or non able bodied.  We've partnered with myTeamTriumph and the Bellin Stroke Survivor group to provide an inclusive ride for all abilities!  
 
If you'd like to ride with a purpose and help create an experience for more than just yourself - become an Angel! #RunLikeAngels. myTEAM TRIUMPH creates a teamwork approach of endurance athletics, provides specialized race equipment, facilitates training runs and lends race day support so people of all abilities can come together as a team in endurance events.  The Captains are the non-able bodied athlete looking for the experience!

Due to the length of the ride, we have the following start times for riders on the day of the ride:

HELMETS REQUIRED FOR ALL RIDERS

100 mile riders experiencing the longer journey need to plan to depart between 6:30-7:30am. 
The shorter -course riders should plan to leave between 7:30-8:30am. Depending on their anticipated pace and planned distance. In order to ensue that participants reach rest stops during operating hours, please plan your experience wisely.  Slower riders and those planning to ride the longer routes with multiple stops should leave earlier.
 
7am Kick Off / Inspirational Message from Bellin CEO - Chris Woleske, Nikki Leow, and YMCA Staff.  We'll pause for a moment of reflection for the Star Spangled Banner sung by Breanne Leow - Dr. Tom Leow's daughter.  DJ Rocket 88 will be setting the excitement with music to get all the riders ready to ride!
 
Routes will be marked with both color-coded road arrows on the pavement along with clear marked signs. SAG Support vehicles will be available to assist riders along the route supported by Marinette Cycle Path. Rest stops offering plenty of refueling food, and beveragesare strategically spaced throughout each route.
 
Making an impact by partnering with St. Vincent De Paul to collect gently used adult or youth bikes. All bikes will be taken by the St. Vincent team, fixed up, and given away to those in need. You do not have to be a ride participant to drop off a bike, all we ask is that the bikes have minor flaws but are still useable! Look for the St. Vincent De Paul truck day of at the YMCA from 7am- 4pm - by the staffed Bellin Medical Tent.
 
When you're finished, enjoy a meal from Mikey's Twisted Trailer with healthy fresh options, including a few vegetarian also.  Have family / friends supporting you on the ride - GREAT - they can purchase their meal at The Trailer too!  Need a hot shower and a place to clean up, we've got you covered - access to the YMCA's locker rooms will be available for all riders including the hot tub and steam room.  DJ Rocket 88 will be jamming until 4pm - so hang out with us!    
 

Friday, June 24th, 2022

4pm - 7pm Swag Bag Pick Up (Menominee YMCA)

 

Saturday, June 25th 2022

6:30am - 7:30am 100 Miler Riders Begin

7am-7:30am Opening Kick Off

7:30-8:30am 5.6, 25, 50 Miler Riders Begin

9am-4pm Mikey's Twisted Trailer is Open

7am-4pm DJ Rocket 88 Music

7am4pm St.Vincent DePaul Gently Used Bike Collection

8:30am-12pm YMCA Inflatable *weather dependent

 

HELMETS REQUIRED 

Cost:

  • 5.6 mile = $10 / Rider  
  • 25, 50, 100 mile = $35 / Rider until 6/1
  • 25, 50, 100 mile = $45 / Rider after 6/1
  • *ride shirt and additional apparel purchased separately 
 
Apparel: 
Ride Jerseys Sold Here!: https://leowstrong2022.itemorder.com/  (Jersey store open through July 8th) 
 
 
Ride Apparel: https://www.imageworksapparel.com/leowstrong/shop/home (order before 6.10 to have order by the ride!)
 
 
OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE: 

Partnering with myTeamTriumph you are able to create the experience of a lifetime by just using your bike. Registering to be an angel not only has physical rewards, but gives your captain an opportunity to participate in ways able bodied participants so often take for granted.

If you know somebody who would love to be a captain, please reach out the the MyTeamTriumph team! 

To learn more & register please click HERE

 
 
 
 
Our Fundraising event is graciously sponsored by Bellin Health!
 
Thank you to all of our community supporters -
We're excited for another year!
 
 
 - Michell Hampton LEOWBIKE Ride Race Director 
 
 
 

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  • Location: Menominee, MI 49858
  • Race Date: 2022/06/25 06:00:00 AM (Saturday)
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