BoDeans Join Wrigley Field Road Tour Post-Ride Celebration
In a grand celebration for completing 100 miles on a bicycle, the fourth annual Wrigley Field Road Tour…100 Miles to Go participants will enjoy the entertainment of hit rock band the BoDeans. The popular 80’s and 90’s band that hales from Waukesha, WI, will be the entertainment during a post-ride party on the outfield of Wrigley Field as the riders complete an out-and-back charity century ride.
The Wrigley Field Road Tour (WFRT) was created in 2010 by Chicago Cubs board member Todd Ricketts and World Bicycle Relief president F.K. Day. Since its inception, the WFRT has raised nearly one million dollars for Chicago Cubs Charities and World Bicycle Relief (WBR). Dollars raised will provide bicycles to students in rural Africa, providing access to education, health care and economic opportunities, as well as fund Chicago-area programs focused on health, fitness and education opportunities for underserved Chicago youth and families.
“We are excited to have the BoDeans join us for a post-ride celebration,” says Ricketts. “This is an event where riders of all skill levels can participate. A novice rider or accomplished rider can enjoy the day and experience the magic of the outfield while listening to music everyone will recognize and remember.”
This year’s century ride will again start and end at Wrigley Field. On the morning of August 25, riders will depart through the main concourse of Wrigley Field and ride 50 miles north to a suburban lunch stop. Taking a slightly different route back, the ride will end at Wrigley Field for a concert and picnic in the outfield.
Registration will be capped at 600 riders this year. To participate, a $500 fundraising pledge is required. Fundraising incentives from the Chicago Cubs, SRAM Corporation, Zipp, Specialized and host of other partners are provided to entice riders to raise as much money as possible for the global work of World Bicycle Relief and the local work of Chicago Cubs Charities.