Ernie's Ride 2019

Ernie’s Ride is a self-supported (no assistance vehicle) ride on the first weekend in August (Friday – Sunday). This year’s ride will take place August 2-4, 2019. This challenging ride is an event created to raise funds, prayers, and awareness for two pro-life women’s centers here in Warren & Butler Counties. The Community Pregnancy Center is located in Middletown, OH, while Elizabeth's New Life Center is located in my hometown, Lebanon, OH.

The premise of the ride is very straight-forward: Riders complete as much of the 320-mile distance between the Ohio River, in Cincinnati, and Lake Erie, in Cleveland, during the 3-day event. Maybe 2019 is your year to ride! You can see information on past rides on the tab above. And, you can read more about the history, the Centers, the Ernie’s Ride Cycling Kit, and more by using the navigation tabs at the top of this page. If you think you’d like to Ride this August, email us at

Or, if you’d like, you can sponsor a rider a set amount per mile. When Ernie’s Ride 2019 is over, you make your donation directly to the Center you have chosen based on the total number of miles (320-mile max) your sponsored rider has covered.

To sponsor, just visit the “Sponsor” section, and pick the rider you want to sponsor and the Center to which you wish to donate. Then tell us your name, email address, City, and State, and the amount per mile you are sponsoring. The website will even calculate your maximum commitment for you! After the ride, we email you with the final total of your sponsorship and a link, address, and instructions to fulfill your pledge. We don’t handle the money. Your donation goes directly to the Center! Just click the "Sponsor" tab above.

You might say: “Why don’t I just give a set amount?” Well, you could. And, you can. Anytime. But that’s not what we are doing here. We are making a focused push to challenge ourselves to give big. The ride is part of your motivation to do so. Your per-mile pledge is THE motivation for riders to keep pedaling and to share the benefits of their joy of riding. As the miles roll by, and fatigue creeps in, we will continue to pedal knowing that each mile means life to women, babies, and families in our area.

Please sponsor generously!



After the Ride is completed, and the miles have been tallied, you will be contacted with the total amount of your pledge and a link for payment. Contact will be made via the email address that you leave below. All gifts are tax-deductible & confidential.

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Total Pledged for Ernie's Ride 2019: $70.63/mi

Meet the 2019 Ernie's Riders

Doug Shope

Doug Shope is 59 years old and lives in Lebanon, Ohio with his wife Judy. They have two grown sons and a daughter(-in-law): Andrew, Tim, & Courtney. Doug & Judy attend Faith Bible Church in Mason.

Brian Messer

Brian Messer is 32 years old and lives in Lebanon, Ohio. He and his wife Allison have two daughters, Audrey & Eloise. They attend Urbancrest Baptist Church in Lebanon.

Dave Huff

Dave Huff is 54 years old and lives in Mason, Ohio. He and his wife Shari have two daughters, Lauren and Emily. They attend Faith Bible Church in Mason. Dave was previously on staff with Athletes in Action and now has his own computer consulting business.

Kent Keller II

Kent Keller II is 39 years old, and lives in Middletown Ohio with his wife, 2 sons, and 2 daughters. They attend Abundant Life Tabernacle church in Germantown, where he runs the sound system, and teaches Royal Rangers.

Luke Williams

Luke Williams is 29 years old and has been married for two years to his wife Madyson. Luke is currently employed by Otterbein. They attend Calvary Chapel Cincinnati.

Chad Settlage

Chad & his wife, Amy, attend Calvary Chapel where Chad serves on the worship team. He & Amy are part owners of their own business in Lebanon. Their daughter, Madyson, is married to Luke Williams, who is also riding this year.

Scott Wright

Scott Wright is 51 years old and lives in Loveland, Ohio with his wife, Jenny. He has two adult children and attends Faith Bible Church where he serves on the Audio Visual and Technology Teams.

Check out the Ernie's Ride custom cycling kit here!

Thanks To Our Cycling Kit Sponsor!