The Shenango Valley YMCA will be hosting its inaugural Polar Bear Thaw Bike Ride to complement our Polar Bear Bike Ride, held annually on New Year's Day. The Polar Bear Thaw Bike Ride is Saturday, June 16th, and all riders depart at 10:00 AM.

The bike ride is not competitive, and riders can participate in their choice of four routes, with distances of approximately 11, 21, 30 or 40 miles. The 11 mile route has little change in elevation and is perfect for families with young or new riders! The routes are over lightly traveled country roads starting at the YMCA, heading south towards New Wilmington and then returning to the Y. A sag wagon will sweep the course to provide aid to those in need, and there will be lunch after the ride at the YMCA. There are discounted rates for registration prior to the day of the event, but participants can register on Sunday between 9am and 10am.

Come join us and get a great start on a healthy summer. View the attached flyer and registration form for more details. If you have questions and are interested in participating, sponsoring or contributing in any way, please contact the SVYMCA at 724-981-6950 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Have a great day and hope to see you there!