Ride to Wellness


The Ride to Wellness Odometer Program is a simple biking program designed to get faculty, staff, and their family up and moving. Go at your own pace--no time limit applies. You are successful if you ride more miles today than you did yesterday.

You can use your own odometer or purchase one from University of Missouri bookstores through a partnership with Healthy for Life. For each 500 miles you ride, you can earn great prizes--including a rebate for an odometer purchased from university bookstores through this partnership.


Who can participate in the program?

  Faculty/ Staff
(Full- or Part-time)
Eligible Dependents*
of Faculty/ Staff
Retirees &
their Dependents*
Graduate/ Undergraduate Students, whether Student Employees or Non-employees
Purchase an odometer at University of Missouri Family Pricing Yes Yes Yes Yes
Participate in Ride to Wellness Odometer Program Yes Yes Yes No
Earn prizes Yes Yes Yes No
Receive rebate for an odometer purchased from a University of Missouri bookstore upon riding 500 miles Yes Yes, if enrolled in a university health insurance plan No No

* Eligible dependents include a spouse, sponsored adult dependent, and any child for whom you are a legal guardian.

Track Miles

How do I track my miles

You may track miles using an odometer of your choosing. A rebate-eligible odometer, the Cateye Velo9, is available for purchase from University of Missouri bookstores through a partnership with Healthy for Life.

Track your miles by using the Ride to Wellness Odometer Tracker or use a log of your choosing including dates and miles ridden. Then, upload it through the "I did it!" mileage submission form.

What odometer is eligible for rebate?

The Cateye Velo9 sells for a discounted $20 at University Bookstores, and is the only odometer currently available for a rebate when it is purchased at a university bookstore. Learn more about the Velo9 on the Cateye website, where you can also access the owner's manual and purchase accessories and replacement parts.

Where can I purchase a rebate-eligible odometer?

The below university bookstore locations offer in-store or online purchase options to fit your needs. Please select from one of the following convenient locations to purchase your rebate-eligible odometer:

Shop online for an odometer at the Mizzou Tiger Tech Store     Shop online for an odometer at the UMKC Bookstore     Shop online for an odometer at the UMKC Health Sciences Bookstore

Shop online for an odometer at the S&T Bookstore     Shop online for an odometer at the UMSL Triton Bookstore


Miles submission, prizes, and rebate request

I have ridden 500 miles. Now what?

Click the button above to go to the form where you may do all of the following:

  • Submit your miles by uploading a screenshot as proof of each 500 miles you have ridden. Instructions and tips for uploading a screenshot are provided on the form.
  • Claim a prize from our current prize list. You must submit each 500 mile accomplishment within one year of completion in order to claim prizes. Multiple prizes may be distributed to a participant who claims more than one milestone achievement at one time at the discretion of Healthy for Life.
  • Request a rebate* by uploading a copy of your receipt from a rebate-eligible retailer. While participants may use any odometer, only the Cateye Velo9 purchased at a university bookstore is eligible for a rebate.  

*Participants qualify for only one rebate upon riding 500 miles using an eligible odometer purchased at university bookstores. Sales tax and any shipping fees are not rebate-eligible. Rebates are processed through accounting, and you should receive email notification before it is directly deposited into the same account as your payroll check, usually within three to four weeks.

Resources and Information

Reviewed October 01, 2015.