Thank you for joining us for a record-breaking year!! Thanks to your community efforts, we raised more than $2.3 million to help grant wishes for Michigan children. We are in awe of your determination and spirit and are grateful for your enthusiasm to ride for wishes. Thanks to the nearly 1,200 riders and more than 300 volunteers who made this such a successful weekend!
Save the date for the 30th Annual Wish-A-Mile Bicycle Tour: July 27-30, 2017.
Registration opens Oct. 3, 2016 at wishamile.org.
The WAM 300 tour starts with a travel day from the Michigan International Speedway (MIS) in Brooklyn, Mich. up to Traverse City. From there, cyclists ride an estimated 100 miles each day for three days to end on Sunday at MIS. The WAM 50 is a one-day looped ride that joins the 300 route for the last few miles. Both rides travel through a special designated area named the Silent Mile; to honor loved ones lost too soon but never forgotten. WAM Jr. is a great experience for kids to join in the fun of raising money for wish kids, decorate bikes and ride on the MIS track.
The rides conclude with the Heroes Hurrah finish line celebration with more than 3,000 riders, wish children, families and volunteers. The event celebrates the riders' accomplishments and honors our wish families. When the riders cross the finish line - cheers erupt! It is a true festive atmosphere, complete with games, bounce houses, a delicious lunch, kids' activities and more.