Ride 4 Hope

Fri May 1, 2020 Oak Ridge, TN 37830 US Directions

Short Group Bike Ride

10:00AM EDT - 1:00PM EDT
240 W. Tyrone Road
Oak Ridge, TN US 37830

May is National Mental Health Awareness Month! Come join the celebration as Ridgeview Behavioral Health Services hosts a celebration of mental health awareness on their climbing tower lawn from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The event is open to the public - come enjoy twenty vendors, the climbing tower, music, and a free hot dog and drink, while quantities last. The public will help welcome and celebrate the arrival of bicyclists around 12:00 p.m. If you're interested in hosting a vendor table, please go here: https://ridgeview.formstack.com/forms/vendor_registration_2020 

Ridgeview joins with the East Region Department of Children's Services, the Tennessee Department of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services, and other mental health advocates to ride bicycles 15 miles on Hwy 61 from DCS offices in Clinton to Ridgeview in Oak Ridge to promote the mental health needs of children and their families. Join us as we stamp out the stigma associated with mental health treatment and promote the use of early mental health screenings for children & adults!

Ride – Wear - Share #B4Stage4 means Ride the bike – wear the green wristband – share the benefits of #B4Stage4

PURPOSE: Together we can change the way we think about mental health through prevention strategies, early screening, and public awareness. By working together and promoting #B4Stage4, we strengthen the likelihood of improved outcomes in prevention, screening, treatment, and permanency.

The Ride 4 Hope began as an idea between DCS regional leadership and Ridgeview. The objective was to engage in an team activity that would model protective factors important to health and well-being, while also promoting Mental Health America’s national theme of early screening #B4Stage4.

“By pedaling a message of hope, we signal change in the way we view mental health care,” says Brian Buuck, CEO of Ridgeview. “Early mental health screening for children and adults is good for our communities and is good practice,” added Buuck. "We hope others will join us in spreading this good news and change the way we view mental health services and early screening B4Stage4.” The public is invited to celebrate the arrival of the riders at Ridgeview on May 1 @ Noon and enjoy the vendors, food, music, and climbing tower.


 What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

If you are a registered cyclist, you'll need to make arrangements for transportation back to DCS as the bike route is one-way. There is public parking at and around the Ridgeview grounds.

Race Contact Info

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


Like this page and invite your friends on Facebook.
Join this event and invite your friends on Facebook.

Race Participant Survey

Please complete the following survey to help us better understand your race experience.

Did you participate in the race?

Would you recommend this race to a friend?

If you continue to use this site, you consent to use all cookies. We use cookies to offer you a better browsing experience. Read how we use cookies and how you can control them by visiting our Privacy Policy.

If you continue to use this site, you consent to use all cookies.