The 11th annual A Reason to Ride presented by Fuddruckers will be held Sunday, September 9 at 75 Sylvan Street in Danvers. The event will raise money for cancer research at 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 third consecutive year, a 5K walk has been added to the schedule.
“A Reason to Ride is a special event for a very important cause,” says Peabody resident Tom DesFosses, a brain cancer survivor and founder of A Reason to Ride. “I’m so impressed that every year the number of riders and walkers continues to grow as we seek to raise as much money as possible to further identify enhanced treatment options for cancer patients.”
Participants pay a registration fee of $75 ($25 for children under 16) which supports cancer research at BIDMC. Although this is no required fundraising minimum, attendees are encouraged to solicit additional funds from friends and family. Each pre-registered cyclist/walker will receive an event t-shirt and a catered barbecue lunch from Fuddruckers.
In addition to Fuddruckers, other sponsors of A Reason to Ride are Novacure, Hot 96.9, Kathy Joyce Photography, Beverly Cycles/B2, EBSCO, Brookwood, Prescriptive Marketing, The Print House, and Dunkin Donuts/Galopim Group.
To become a sponsor, contact Tom DesFosses at firstname.lastname@example.org. To register for this year’s ride or walk, or make a contribution, visit areasontoride.com.