Gator Ride

REGISTRATION

Join us for the 33rd Annual Gator Ride!

March 12, 2022

The YMCA Gator Ride is a Baytown tradition and will celebrate 33 years in 2022! As a recommended ride, this is an event that you need to place on your schedule. Course lengths are 33, and 53 miles. There is even a 5.6 mile family ride!

All proceeds from the YMCA Gator Ride go toward our Annual Campaign. The YMCA Annual Campaign helps everyone, regardless of age, income or background, have the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. Programs include child care, summer camps, swim lessons, sports leagues and assistance to various area outreach programs. Every dollar raised is an investment in the Baytown community.

The first 300 riders to register are guaranteed a ride shirt!

For more information, visit our registration page.

Join us for the 33rd Annual Gator Ride!

March 12, 2022

The YMCA Gator Ride is a Baytown tradition and will celebrate 33 years in 2022! As a recommended ride, this is an event that you need to place on your schedule. Course lengths are 33, and 53 miles. There is even a 5.6 mile family ride!

All proceeds from the YMCA Gator Ride go toward our Annual Campaign. The YMCA Annual Campaign helps everyone, regardless of age, income or background, have the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. Programs include child care, summer camps, swim lessons, sports leagues and assistance to various area outreach programs. Every dollar raised is an investment in the Baytown community.

The first 300 riders to register are guaranteed a ride shirt!

For more information, visit our registration page.

YOUR SAFETY IS OUR PRIORITY

Rider & Volunteer Safety:

  • Riders will be asked to wear masks at the start and finish lines and breakpoints (unless eating or drinking), but not while riding your bike.
  • Tables at breakpoints will be separated by 10 feet. All drinks and snacks will be offered in single-use containers. Riders are encouraged to maintain social distancing at the breakpoints.
  • Hand sanitizing stations will be available at the start and finish lines and at breakpoints.
  • All volunteers will wear masks and volunteers at breakpoints will wear masks and gloves.
  • Volunteers will disinfect high-touch areas throughout the ride.

2022 Gator Ride – 33 Mile Ride Map or be found on the Ride with GPS website by clicking here.

2022 Gator Ride – 53 Mile Ride Map or be found on the Ride with GPS website by clicking here.

2022 Gator Ride – Family Ride Map

YOUR SAFETY IS OUR PRIORITY

Rider & Volunteer Safety:

  • Riders will be asked to wear masks at the start and finish lines and breakpoints (unless eating or drinking), but not while riding your bike.
  • Tables at breakpoints will be separated by 10 feet. All drinks and snacks will be offered in single-use containers. Riders are encouraged to maintain social distancing at the breakpoints.
  • Hand sanitizing stations will be available at the start and finish lines and at breakpoints.
  • All volunteers will wear masks and volunteers at breakpoints will wear masks and gloves.
  • Volunteers will disinfect high-touch areas throughout the ride.

2022 Gator Ride – 33 Mile Ride Map

2022 Gator Ride – 53 Mile Ride Map

2022 Gator Ride – Family Ride Map

Accommodations:

Contact Erika Koehler at erikam@ymcahouston.org for details on accommodations.

Volunteers:

We are looking for volunteers to help make this year’s gator ride a success! Positions include: Traffic Marshal, parking & traffic, set-up and tear down, cheer squad and more! Please visit our volunteer page here for more information and to sign-up.

Thank you to the following sponsors for their sponsorship of this year’s Gator Ride:

Frequently Asked Questions

The YMCA Gator Ride is a Baytown tradition and will celebrate 33 years in 2022! As a recommended ride, with three routes winding through the greater Baytown area, this is an event that you need to place on your schedule! For the 2022 ride, there are 3 routes; 33, 53 and a family ride so there’s something for most everyone. All proceeds from the YMCA Gator Ride go toward our Annual Campaign. The YMCA Annual Campaign helps everyone, regardless of age, income or background, have the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.

To participate in the ride, it cost $40. We also provide a Family Ride, which is $10. As part of Gator Ride we have found an easy terrain for the family ride that is short, flat and provides paved path roads. The route is also safe and away from traffic and also easy to navigate.

To register please click here.

Yes, in order to request a refund, an email requesting a refund must be sent to Erika Koehler at Erika.Koehler@ymcahouston.org by March 1st

Unfortunately, the bridge is not included in this year’s ride.  With the constant closures and construction of the bridge we were unable to include it as part of this year’s routes.

Paying for the ride the day of is not an option.  This year we are only accepting payments online.

Click here to register today!

COVID-19 Restrictions/Guidelines

The Baytown YMCA is going to great lengths to enforce and support all county and state guidelines pertaining to COVID-19.  Bulleted below are some of the protocols Please see the listed event changes and updates that will allow us to social distance and prevent the further spreading of the virus.

  • Contactless Check-in: Riders will pick up BIB from the comfort of their own vehicle.  One staff person will check the rider in by scanning a QR code from the rider’s phone.
  • Starting Line: Riders will park and walk their bike to the starting line. This year’s event is a rolling start so riders immediately will take off along the route once they approach the start line.
  • Rest Stops: Rest stop will have a social distancing monitor.  Water bottles will be available, but will be given to the rider by a trained volunteer.  The area will be immediately sanitized before another water is handed out.
  • Finish line: YMCA staff will ensure riders immediately exit the finish line area back to their vehicles.
  • Staff: Each of our YMCA staff have to complete 2 COVID-19 training courses prior to the event.

The Baytown YMCA respects all county and state guidelines.  This event is 100% an outdoor event and there will be no inside activities for any reason.

We will have a rolling start 7:30 am to 8:30 am.  The Family ride will start at 8:45 am. No one will be allowed on the 33 and 53 mile routes after 8:30 am.  Gator Ride will end at 2:pm.

We offer a ride for those 12 and up as well as a family ride for parents and their children younger than 12.  To learn more about both our rides, please visit our webpage at https://ymcahouston.org/join/gator-ride

Visit our webpage at https://ymcahouston.org/join/gator-ride to see the routes we’re taking as part of this year’s Gator Ride.

The Gator Ride will take place rain or shine.