Opening Ceremony


Rally against cancer with your family, friends and teammates! 


Scott Hamilton

The Ride Opening Ceremony celebrates the collective spirit of Roswell Park Cancer Institute and The Ride For Roswell as the heart of Western New York’s fight against cancer!

Join thousands of members of The Ride, Roswell Park, and survivor communities in the stands of UB Stadium on Friday, June 27th. You’ll see the Olympics-style RPCI Department Procession; witness the arrival of the 200-strong Extra Mile Club Peloton after its 12-mile processional ride from Roswell Park Cancer Institute; and watch an inspirational and emotional stage program featuring Olympic gold medalist and cancer survivor Scott Hamilton.  Click here for the full schedule and click here for parking information.

New this year, there will also be a Chiavetta’s chicken dinner for Opening Ceremony guests!

  • You can purchase up to 5 dinners for $10 each when you RSVP for the event.
  • Dinners will be served from 4:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. outside of UB Stadium.

All registered riders, volunteers, sponsors, patients, survivors, and RPCI employees are invited to attend the Opening Ceremony for free!

Online registration for the Opening Ceremony is now closed, however walk-ups are welcome. Chicken dinners will be available on-site for $10 while supplies last.

Where: University at Buffalo (North Campus)

When: Friday, June 27, 2014 from 5 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.

Who’s Invited: You and your guests! Don’t miss it!