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T.J. to lead Ride on Chicago; dates set for 2015 fundraiser

Published January 28, 2015

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Pro ‘cross racer Tim Johnson will once again lead the Ride on Chicago, a five-day fundraising ride benefiting PeopleForBikes. He will be joined by 25 riders, including journalists, athletes and business executives, and pedal from Minneapolis to Chicago from June 2-6.

In previous years, Johnson and others rode from Boston to Washington D.C. In 2014 the ride moved to the Midwest and became the Ride on Chicago. This year the ride will start in Minneapolis and travel through Madison and Milwaukee. Riders will pedal nearly 500 miles, averaging 85 to 120 miles per day.

While the full ride is invite-only, limited one-day rider spots are available with a donation to PeopleForBikes. Anyone is welcome to join the ride for its departure each morning, with exact locations and times to be announced shortly. The ride will finish in Chicago on Saturday, June 6. The public is invited to pedal the final miles into the city with the group.

Founded in 2011, the ride has raised more than $300,000 for the Boulder-based national nonprofit. Interested sponsors can contact Charlie Cooper, vice president of membership and development for PeopleForBikes, at Charlie@peopleforbikes.org.

More about the ride: RideOnChicago.org

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