The 11th annual A Reason to Ride presented by Fuddruckers will be held Sunday, Sept. 9 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 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,” said 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 to 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. Attendees also 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 www.areasontoride.com.