Sun Life Stadium
2269 NW 199th Street, Miami Gardens
Opa Locka, FL 33056
Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012
Outdoors | Recreation,
The third annual Dolphins Cycling Challenge (DCC), a two-day, 170-mile trans-Florida charity cycling event to benefit Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, will take place on November 3-4, 2012. This major community initiative is a collaborative effort between the Miami Dolphins and the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, with proceeds going to directly to the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.
The Dolphins Cycling Challenge is a tri-county charity cycling event founded by the Dolphins to increase cancer awareness, encourage healthy hobbies, and raise funds for UM’s Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, which has facilities in Miami, Kendall, and Deerfield Beach. In its second year, the DCC was an enormous success, attracting more than 800 riders and raising more than $1,070,000 for cancer research at Sylvester.
On the first day of the ride, entrants will have three options: (1) a 100-mile-long “Century Ride” from Sun Life Stadium to West Palm Beach, during which cyclists will travel through the City of Miami over the MacArthur Causeway to Miami Beach and then up Ocean Drive/AIA to enjoy an end-of-the-ride celebration at CityPlace; (2) a Homecoming Loop starting at Sun Life Stadium that gives riders the opportunity to take in 50 miles of South Florida scenery before ending up back at the stadium; and (3) a 40-mile Palm Beach Loop that provides riders with the greatest vistas West Palm Beach has to offer.
The second day features two unique routes, both of which give riders the opportunity to traverse a secured portion of I-595 before entering Sun Life Stadium: (1) a 70-mile ride from CityPlace in West Palm Beach to Sun Life Stadium; and (2) a 30-mile ride from Ft. Lauderdale to Sun Life Stadium. All Day 2 riders will enter Sun Life Stadium through the players’ tunnel and join an on-field Finish Line Celebration.
For child and pre-teen riders, Dolphins Cycling Challenge will offer various courses set-up on the grounds of Sun Life Stadium.
Individuals and teams interested in participating in the Dolphins Cycling Challenge are encouraged to visit www.RideDCC.com.
All adult riders will receive two (2) complimentary tickets to the Miami Dolphins game versus the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, November 25th. Riders who attend the game will be honored in a special on-field pre-game ceremony celebrating their fundraising efforts. There is a registration fee of $150 per rider and a fundraising goal ranging from $250 to $1200, depending on the ride selected. 100% of the rider-raised funds will go to the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.
The DCC is actively seeking participants, corporate partners, and volunteers to assist the Miami Dolphins Special Teams volunteer corps. For more information, please visit www.RideDCC.com.