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  Get Your Guts in Gear - The Ride for Crohn’s and Colitis

Gear Up in 2013 with
Get Your Guts in Gear!

Looking for an unforgettable event that supports a great cause? Join the 2013 Rides for Crohn’s and Colitis!
[Get Your Guts in Gear - It's more than a ride]

Get Your Guts in Gear, Inc. (GYGIG) was founded in 2003 to promote empowerment and awareness, and to raise funds for Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, and ostomy advocacy. Whether you’re an avid cyclist looking for a great ride, a novice rider looking for a challenge, or you’re interested in spending the weekend as part of our support crew, we invite you to become part of this inspiring and empowering community.

Choose From Two Great Ride Locations!

UOAA rider Charlie Grotevant New York’s Hudson River Valley: June 7-9, 2013
The Midwest/Wisconsin: August 23-25, 2013
Signature 2-Day Ride: 140 miles with an option for back-to-back century rides.
Join us on Friday evening and ride with us on Saturday and Sunday. Ride 140 miles, 170 miles, or add a century loop on both days for 200 fully supported miles.

NEW: 1-Day Cycling Option: 62.5 miles with an option for a century ride.
Join us on Saturday afternoon and ride with us on Sunday. You can choose 62.5 or 100 fully supported miles.

In order to participate in our century option on either day, you must average more than 15mph over varied terrain.

Don’t want to ride? Join our volunteer support crew from Friday evening through Sunday and become an integral part of this supportive community while providing the backbone of the event.
Register to Ride or Crew Today!
GYGIG’s fully supported Rides provide two overnight camps with indoor accommodations where participants stop to relax, build lifelong friendships, and recharge with catered meals and hot showers. GYGIG provides route support, including fully-stocked rest stops, sweep vehicles, and baggage transport.
GYGIG Support Crew

Get Your Guts in Gear’s riders and enthusiastic volunteer crew participate—and keep coming back—because they find physical strength and emotional resolve they never knew they had, and are rewarded with an accomplishment they can savor long after the Ride is over. These cycling events offer great scenery and a positive, empowering experience that for many is unforgettable.

UOAA rider Bob Baker Registration Fees & Fundraising
  • For the full 2-Day Ride, rider registration is $85, with a fundraising minimum of $1,250 per event.
  • For the 1-Day cycling option, rider registration is $65, with a fundraising minimum of $650 per event.
  • For crew members, registration is $85, and fundraising is optional, but supported and encouraged.
Fundraising supports Get Your Guts in Gear, Inc. as well as the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America, the United Ostomy Associations of America, and Advocacy for Patients with Chronic Illness, Inc.—organizations committed to supporting patients, conducting research for inflammatory bowel disease, and raising awareness.

For more information, please call GYGIG at (866) 944-6848 or email us. Riders and crew 18 and over may register online. For information concerning riders and crew ages 12-17, call to obtain registration forms. For more information and answers to FAQs, please visit or check us out on Facebook.

Come find out why it’s more than a ride!