Preparing: Ride On for Red Nose Day


Ride On For Red Nose Day, powered by Walgreens®and PeopleForBikes®, is a fully supported, professional-grade road cycling experience for riders who are passionate about helping kids in need.

What is Red Nose Day?

Red Nose Day, the UK based charity born out of comedians using laughter to raise awareness for programs battling poverty and injustice. Ride On has been used to awaken bike advocacy, urban planning and legislation around more access to transportation for more people This year they join forces in a two-ride program sponsored by Walgreens.

Ride On events take place in 2017 on both coasts. Here’s where it gets good. The daily routes cover upwards of 100 miles per day over a 4-day stretch and offer a pro-rider experience to fundraisers that would come along for the laughs (and the tears).

Riders will raise a minimum of $5000 to support Red Nose Day’s mission to end child poverty. Riders will experience some of the most spectacular scenery this country has to offer, all while enjoying the camaraderie — and comedy — that only comes from covering hundreds of miles, together, in support of a great cause.



Beginning in Boston, MA  and traversing the hills and winding roads of the Green Mountain National Forest of Vermont and Eastern New York, the Eastern Ride On for Red Nose finishes in New York City. Check out the daily stops below:

Day 1: Boston, MA to Northampton, MA

Day 2: Northampton, MA to Saratoga Springs, NY

Day 3: Saratoga Springs, NY to Poughkeepsie, NY

Day 4: Poughkeepsie, NY to New York City, NY


The west coast ride will begin in Santa Barbara, CA traveling through Los Padres National Forest to finish in Las Vegas, NV. Check out the daily stops below:

Day 1: Begins and ends in Santa Barbara, CA

Day 2: Santa Barbara, CA to Santa Clarita, CA

Day 3: Santa Clarita, CA to Barstow, CA

Day 4: Barstow, CA to Las Vegas, NV










Past Ride On Media:

Get a sense for the Ride On experience, now in its fifth year.

2013 Ride on Washington

2014 Ride On Chicago

2015 Ride On Chicago

2016 Ride On Atlanta

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