Cyclists Ride 100 Miles for United Way

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CLEVELAND — Cyclists braved the warm summer temperatures Sunday for the annual RideUNITED bike tour, sponsored by the United Way of Greater Cleveland and the United Way of Summit County.

The RideUNITED tour ran from Cleveland State University to the University of Akron and back.

Cyclists had the option to travel the streets on a 12, 24, 40, 80 or 100 mile ride.

Bill Kitson, President and CEO of the United Way of Greater Cleveland, said the event is not only about raising money for the United Way, but also about promoting a healthy lifestyle.

“We love this event, not only because it raises money for the United Way and it helps us really get into the community, but the reality is we are about a healthy community and bike riding is a great way to be healthy, and so we had 525 people out there modeling how you can be healthy in our community,” said Kitson.

This was the third year for RideUnited.