The 10th annual A Reason to Ride presented by Fuddruckers will be held Sunday, Sept. 17th at 75 Sylvan St in Danvers. The event will raise money for cancer research at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC).
Participants will ride in one of three distance categories: 10 miles, 25 miles or 50 miles. The ride traverses along the coast of the North Shore, from Danvers to Wenham, Hamilton, Essex, Manchester by the Sea, Gloucester, Ipswich, Georgetown and Topsfield, depending on the length of the ride chosen, before returning to Danvers. For the second consecutive year, a 5K walk has been added to the schedule. There is a kid’s ride as well.
“For me, this ride will be very emotional, but in another way it will give me incredible joy,” said Peabody resident Tom DesFosses, a brain cancer survivor and founder of A Reason to Ride. ”It will give me time to think of others who are not able to join me on this quest. I look forward to having hundreds of other cyclists and walkers will join me on this ride (or walk).”
Participants pay a registration fee ranging from $25 to $150 to raise money to support cancer research at BIDMC. Attendees also are encouraged to solicit additional funds from friends and family. Each cyclist/walker will receive a catered barbecued lunch from Fuddruckers.
In addition to Fuddruckers, other sponsors of A Reason to Ride are Novacure, Hot 96.9, Magic 106.7, Kathy Joyce Photography, Pedro’s Judo Center, Jungle Prints, Beverly Cycles/B2, EBSCO, Brookwood, Prescriptive Marketing, The Print House, Dunkin Donuts/Galopim Group.
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