Ride United

Ride United 2024!

Now a 2-day event! | Friday, May 17 & Saturday, May 18

Ride United, our annual 100-mile century ride and community ride event, happens once a year on the Lake Michigan Lakeshore. Join us for this two-day event on Friday and Saturday, May 17 and 18!

This fundraiser for United Way of the Lakeshore is a healthy way to help others! Proceeds from this event will support mental health programming across Muskegon, Newaygo, and Oceana Counties.

All routes offer beautiful views and scenic trails along our West Michigan Lakeshore - you’ll see up to seven lakes, depending on your choice of distance!

We have 25-mile, 50-mile, and 100-mile route options as well as a community ride designed especially for beginners, fun seekers, and young families to choose from! Learn more below and join us this May!


We need your help! Consider riding, sponsoring, or joining our planning committee! 

Day 1 - Friday, May 17

In partnership with the Muskegon Area District Library, join us for a free presentation at the Muskegon Museum of Art starting at 6 pm. Hear from Christine D’Ercole, a renowned motivational speaker, cyclist, and trainer! More information will be coming soon on this special presentation.

Enjoy a special donor appreciation dinner with Christine D’Ercole, catered by Kuntry Cookin, at the Woman’s Club starting at 7:30 pm. All donors who raise $500 will be invited to this special dinner! More information will be coming soon on this exclusive donor event.

About Christine D'Ercole: 

Christine Dercole

Christine is a motivational speaker and athlete. Her Wordshops span topics from body image to addiction and loss to corporate cultural growth and team building. 

When she’s not writing, leading Wordshops, or delivering keynote speeches, Christine is racing bicycles. She is a Masters World Champion and thirteen-time Masters National Champion. 

As an original cycling instructor at Peloton, her classes are rooted in the science of cycling and the power of words. Her unique style of mindful motivation inspires members of the Peloton community, reaching thousands of devoted riders every day. 

Day 2 - Saturday, May 18

Our Road Ride, with 25, 50, or 100-mile route options, starts at 8 am in downtown Muskegon. Ride north to either Pioneer Park (25 miles roundtrip), the White Lake Chamber Depot (50 miles roundtrip), or Golden Town Park (100 miles roundtrip).

Our Community Ride in downtown Muskegon, in partnership with the Muskegon County Bicycling Coalition, starts at 10 am in downtown Muskegon. Join the MCBC for a fun ride across the City of Muskegon!

Our Community Ride in downtown Hart, starts at 10 am in downtown Hart. Join us for a family fun ride and scavenger hunt. The first 100 children will receive a backpack with several books!


Muskegon Area District Library Logo

This event is co-hosted by the Muskegon Area District Library! 

Special Thanks To Our Sponsors:

DTE Foundation

Our Presenting Sponsor!

Handle Bar Sponsor

Community Foundation Logo for Muskegon County
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Sponsor Opportunities! 

We are currently seeking sponsors for Ride United. Click here to review our sponsorship opportunities for this event. 

Ready to Sponsor?

Contact J.J. Lewis, Chief Development Officer, at either (231) 332-4007 or via email at james@unitedwaylakeshore.org