Annual Dr. Wrasse Memorial Bike Ride/Run/Walk
Registration opens May 4th for the 3rd Annual Dr. Wrasse Memorial Bike 4 the Kids coming up August 5, 2023!
About our Event
Established in 2021, this fun, annual non-competitive bike ride (originally titled Bike 4 Fitness) for all ages is held the first Saturday in August at Switchyard Park in Bloomington. All Bike 4 the Kids registration fees go directly to Riley Kids Fund of Bloomington. Bike 4 the Kids features two ride options: a 2 mile loop around Switchyard Park and the B-Line Trail, and an 11 mile loop option that extends to the bridge at Clear Creek Trail. We invite non-cyclists to walk or run with us on the park loop. Our event features live music, food, health and wellness booths, helmet distribution and fittings for kids, and more. It’s fun for the whole family! We are excited to partner this year with Kiwanis Club of South Central Indiana to host their Kiwanis Idol auditions on the main stage after our ride, as they raise funds for Riley. We invite you to stay and listen to the contestants, or even audition for a spot in the Idol competition!
Register for the 3rd Annual Dr. Wrasse Memorial Bike 4 the Kids
About Dr. Wrasse
Dr. John Wrasse practiced pediatrics at IU Health Riley Physicians in Bloomington before his unexpected passing from heart disease in February 2021. Bike 4 the Kids was established to realize Dr. Wrasse’s long held dream of a fun community event to promote fitness and bike safety, benefiting local children.
Riley Children’s Foundation
All Bike 4 the Kids registration fees go directly to Riley Kids Fund of Bloomington, via Riley Children’s Foundation. Thanks to our participants, volunteers, & sponsors we have thus far raised $25,000, benefiting kids in our community!
We could not do this event without the generous support of our sponsors who do wonderful work in our community. Please join us in thanking our sponsors. If you would like to help sponsor this event please contact us!
Our event is totally volunteer-powered. Thank you to all the amazing people who donate their time and talent to supporting this event and Riley Kids Fund of Bloomington. Please contact us if you’d like to volunteer!
Bike 4 the Kids
Our 4 Goals:
- Fundraise for Riley Kids Fund of Bloomington
- Promote family fitness, fun & bike helmet use
- Increase awareness of heart disease
- Honor Dr. Wrasse’s legacy