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CRFR - Ride for Reason

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Chris's Ride for Reason (CRFR), also known as Ride for Reason, is an annual cancer fundraising bike ride located in Delaware, Ohio. 100% of CRFR proceeds go to The Sarcoma Research Fund at The James Cancer Research Hospital at Ohio State in honor of Christopher D. Leyva, who passed away in 2020 after fighting a 5-month battle with sarcoma. The ride's goal is to advance research for rare forms of cancer through exercise, which was Chris's favorite thing.

The ride[edit]

CRFR was founded and is owned/operated by Madison Burdett (McKay) and Kinsey Weissinger of Columbus, Ohio. The ride takes place each fall and has had over 100 riders, 50 volunteers, a SAG support team, and more. An after-ride celebration is hosted to honor Chris.

The ride starts at the Deleware Community Center YMCA and winds through scenic areas of Delaware, Ohio, while the 5-mile fun ride takes place in nearby Veterans Park. According to a news article in the Delaware Gazette, Chris Leyva worked as a trainer at the YMCA.[1] Participants of all ages are welcome to join in and support the cause. As of spring 2023, CRFR has made two donations to The Sarcoma Research Fund at the Ohio State James Cancer Research Hospital, totaling $18,166.

CRFR leveraged the Specialized brand for their merchandise in 2022, offering custom CRFR water bottles, jerseys, and more. CRFR partners with a local Ohio t-shirt company called Columbus Custom Tees to design and print their t-shirts for all volunteers and riders. For the past two years, CRFR has been sponsored through their SAG (support and gear) support by Roll Bicycle Company. Roll provides all riders with day-of maintenance and is available for breakdowns throughout the ride. A medical staff is available during the ride, with an on-call physician and nurse to contact for rider needs. Safety is critical to CRFR, and all riders must wear a wristband with their emergency contact information and a helmet. Riders are not permitted to ride without a helmet. Riders are required to sign a medical waiver during registration. CRFR 2021 had 3 routes: 5 miles, 25 miles, and 50 miles. CRFR 2022 had 4 routes: 5 miles, 25 miles, 50 miles, and 75 miles. The ride is well marked on the roads with arrows, so riders can follow the path and route of choice. The 5-mile ride is led by Chris's mother, Gloria, around the surrounding YMCA neighborhood. Several riders bring their children to ride in the 5-mile ride. The longer routes have several stops, with snacks, water, first-aid, restrooms, and SAG. There is an after-ride celebration in honor of Chris.


  1. Gazette, Delaware (2020-08-08). "Delaware YMCA to honor former trainer". Delaware Gazette. Retrieved 2023-04-01.

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