The Mission

Writing the Story that Ends Cancer

The Ride advances state of the art cancer research and treatment to serve patients and families in Wisconsin and beyond by funding the brightest cancer minds, ideas and technologies at the University of Wisconsin.


The Ride was founded in 2016 by Dr. Paul Harari and Dr. Deric Wheeler to power cancer research and patient treatments forward.


“The mission of The Ride to advance cancer cures for patients is energized by phenomenal community engagement. Working together we strive to eradicate cancer worldwide.”


Dr. Paul M. Harari

The Ride Co-Founder


“The Ride’s success is allowing UW scientists and clinicians to accelerate discovery and complex problem solving to benefit cancer patients and promising new treatments.”


Dr. Deric L. Wheeler

The Ride Director & Co-Founder

The Leaders

The Ride is proud to have support from leaders within the University of Wisconsin's medical community who endorse The Ride's mission to accelerate cancer research and patient treatment.

Howard H. Bailey, MD

Director, UW Carbone Cancer Center

Robert N. Golden, MD

Dean, UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Alan S. Kaplan, MD

CEO, UW Health

Frederic “Ric” Ransom, JD, MSHA, MBA

President, UW Hospitals, UW Health

Made Possible By Our Generous Sponsors

American Family Insurance
Badgerland Disposal
The Bike Mobile
Black Saddle Bike Shop
Budget Bicycle Center
Capital Brewery
Clasen's European Bakery
Clements Wright Vision Care
Erik's Bike Shop
Exact Sciences
Just Coffee
Kwik Trip
Machinery Row Bicycles
Marcus Theatres
Monk's Bar and Grill
NBC 15
Park Bank
REI Co-op
Rosen Nissan
Sassy Cow Creamery
Shine United
Stoton Cycle
Sunseed Research
Wheel & Sprocket