On June 17th, I will be pedaling my way, 50 miles through the Pioneer Valley, to raise money for BikesFight Cancer.
I have been a huge fan of the Pan Mass Chellenge (PMC) riders, cheering them on as they travel through Brewster every August, on their way from Sturbridge to Provincetown, raising funds for Dana Farber Cancer Research. The ride i am joining was designed by veterans of the PMC as a kind of satellite. It gives people out here in Berkshire and Franklin County and beyond a chance to be a part of this wonderful event.
I am a prostate cancer survivor (2007) and everyone on our team is either a survivor, or family member, or both.
100% of all funds raised will benefit cancer research as well as families dealing with the burden of a cancer diagnosis. Please support my ride to help make an impact on all of those who have been affected by cancer.
LOVE BIKES. HATE CANCER.
P.S. The photo is of me, stopping on a bridge across the Connecticut River during this same ride, a couple years back. It's a beautiful route and your contribution will make it even more satisfying. Thanks.
The BIKES FIGHT CANCER Charity Ride
Love Bikes? Hate Cancer? This is the ride for you!
This charity FUNdraising bike ride, in Western Mass, provides funding to organizations that offer valuable cancer care and services, and to organizations that are advancing cancer research. Riders can choose from 25-mile and 50-mile routes that both weave through the beautiful Pioneer Valley and along the Connecticut River. The 50-mile ride will be a bit more challenging but will reward riders with some amazing views. There will be fun post ride activities like a kids trail ride, food trucks, and of course amazing Tree House beer. This is a can’t miss bike ride!
· Choose from the 25 or 50 mile rides, same low registration fee and fundraising minimum
· Registration Fee includes: a fully supported amazing route, awesome water stops, post ride food truck voucher, cool pint glass, fun swag and more!
· Fundraising Goal of $100 includes an amazing feeling of hope for helping find a cure for cancer!
· 100% of every donation goes directly to Bikes Fight Cancer!
About Bikes Fight Cancer:
Receiving their 501(c)(3) status in 2023, Bikes Fight Cancer Inc. is a Western Massachusetts nonprofit who use their love of bikes to lessen the burden of a cancer diagnosis on patients, families, and caregivers. Through athletic events, like the Bikes Fight Cancer Charity Ride and the Bikes Fight Cancer PMC Team, we will empower a community to participate, donate, and fundraise in the fight against cancer. Through these activities, Bikes Fight Cancer is able to provide funding to organizations that offer valuable cancer care and services, and to organizations that are advancing cancer research.
Bikes Fight Cancer started in 2006 with 3 friends from Palmer, has become a powerhouse group of fundraising athletes, raising over $1 Million in the past 18 years for cancer fighting research and care.
Now a 501c3 organization, Bikes Fight Cancer uses our love of bikes to raise funds for valuable cancer research, care and services to lessen the burden of a cancer diagnosis. Through athletic events like our Bikes Fight Cancer Charity Ride we encourage a community to participate, donate and fundraise to feel empowered in the fight against cancer. Nonprofit organizations supported by the Bikes Fight Cancer include: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, The Mass General Cancer Center at Cooley Dickinson Hospital and The Cancer House of Hope, D’Amour Center for Cancer Care at Baystate Hospital.