It’s the last day to register for VeloCity cycling event for Grady Hospital

On Saturday, May 5th, VeloCity Atlanta, Atlanta's first-ever fundraising ride benefiting Grady Hospital, will take place.

Four routes -- in a range of lengths -- will all start from the field of Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The 25, 50, and 100-mile routes will be led by police escort for the first several miles and then follow rules of the road, with numerous vehicles to ensure full support of cyclists. The 5-mile City Ride will be on a closed course through downtown Atlanta. Registration ends tonight at midnight.

Credit: WSB-TV

Credit: WSB-TV

VeloCity is not just a ride, it’s a celebration that includes a pre-ride festival with live music on Friday (May 4) as well as plenty of food and drinks before and after the ride on Saturday – all at Georgia International Plaza, just steps outside of the stadium. All riders receive an inaugural VeloCity t-shirt, goody bag, access to all the events, food and drinks (including adult beverages for those over 21).

For the 5-mile ride, registration for kids 13 and under is $10 and $25 for adults. Registration for the 50-mile-long and 100-mile-long routes is $125.

Cox Media Group, parent company of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, is one of the sponsors of the cycling event.

Here are key details for the event:

What: What makes this ride even more special is that it benefits Grady Hospital, an Atlanta institution. Riders are asked to register and then set their own optional goals or donations for fundraising – all of which goes to supporting Grady's lifesaving care.

When: Friday, May 4th 

5:00–8:00 p.m. Pre-ride celebration, Georgia International Plaza. Also, race packet pick up is 12 p.m.-8 p.m at Georgia International Plaza.

Saturday, May 5th 

6:30 a.m. Venue open to participants, Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

7:30 a.m. 100-mile ride start

8:30 a.m. 50-mile ride start

9:30 a.m. 25-mile ride start

9:45 a.m. 5-mile City Ride start

10:00 a.m. Post-ride celebration begins, Georgia International Plaza

5:00 p.m. VeloCity 2018 ends