Nancy's Ride

In Person- September 7th | Virtual- September 1st-12th Directions

Freewheelin’ Community Bikes will host its signature event, Nancy’s Ride on Labor Day, Monday, September 7, 2020 in the heart of Mapleton Fall Creek neighborhood at 34th and Central Avenue. All ride proceeds will benefit Freewheelin’ Community Bikes, a 501(c)3 youth development organization that connects youth with skills for life over a shared passion for the bicycle. 

What is Nancy’s Ride?

Nancy’s Ride, named in honor of founder Nancy Stimson, is a welcoming, inclusive ride for all cyclists with the goal of sharing Freewheelin’s love of supporting youth cycling. Fundraising is encouraged! Riders are invited to crowdsource additional support for their participation in the ride.

COVID-19 Notice

We will follow COVID-19 guidelines in effect at the time of the event. If “Stay at Home” orders are in place, the event will be cancelled. Virtual rides may be offered as an alternative.

To reduce contact, in-person registration will not be available. Please see the Nancy's Ride COVID-19 precautions for more information.

Distance Rides

Nancy’s Ride is a welcoming, inclusive ride for all cyclists with the goal of sharing Freewheelin’s love of supporting youth cycling. This year the distance rides will consist of three circuits of 15, 20 and 30 miles that will start and return to Tabernacle Presbyterian Church where you can take a break, use the facilities, and have a snack.

Participants will be able to start the ride from 8 AM to 1 PM to enhance distancing on the route and throughout the event.

Destination Ride

To accommodate distancing on the course, select a ride time and choose from a self-paced ride or ride leader led family-oriented Destination Ride (10K, or 6.2 miles) that will follow the planned Neighbor Ways routes that the city will be building soon. Stops will include one Great Place and other unique attractions. Riders 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult 18 or over. Training wheels are not allowed.

After the ride, join enjoy a boxed lunch (included for registered participants). Scholarships are available by contacting

  • Adults (18 and up): $20.00
  • Youth (17 and under): $10.00

We have found ways to offer this fun Labor Day event in a safe, responsible manner for all participants.  We have also made sure that anyone who volunteers for our event will enjoy the same precautions. Sign up here.

We have many volunteer opportunities

  • Help people get checked in
  • Hand out SAG snacks in the Tabernacle Presbyterian Church parking lot,
  • Set up and tear down the site
  • Serve as bike ride leaders to host small groups of participants on the Destination Ride through the Mapleton-Fall Creek neighborhood.

Volunteer shifts are 2-3 hours, so there will be plenty of time for you to ride one (or maybe more) of the three routes we have created. For your services, you will receive our SWAG bag that will include a Freewheelin' mask and a free meal.

Ride Contact Info

If you have any questions about this ride, click the button below.

Ride Website

Additional ride information can be found at


Parking is available in the parking lot of Raphael Health Center at 401 E 34th St, Indianapolis, IN 46205.

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