Essex County Community Foundation & Reid Sacco

This is the Information Page for the

13th Annual Reid’s Ride 28-Mile Bike Ride

held on Sunday July 16th, 2017


Help us "Make Waves for AYA’s" this year! 


If you are ready to register for the event, or wish to donate to a Rider, to a Team, or to the Event,

 click the START FUNDRAISING button and select "2017 Reid's Ride

to Fight Adolescent & Young Adult Cancers"


All funds raised will go directly to the

ECCF/Reid R. Sacco Adolescent & Young Adult (AYA) Cancer Fund

These funds are dedicated to supporting programs that are committed to improving the lived of adolescents and young adults (AYAs) diagnosed with cancer.  Our ultimate goal is to make these cancers routinely cureable.  The Programs we support attach AYA Cancer on four fronts: 

  • Basic Research
  • Improved Access to Clinical Trials
  • Specialized Clinical Care During and After Treatment
  • Medical Education



Urban AdvenTours - Boston Bicycle Tours and Rentals will again be offering free delivery for bikes reserved prior to Reid's Ride. UrbanAdvenTours will be delivering the rental bikes to the starting line at Lynnfield High School and picking them up after the event at Stage FortPark.  WE HAVE A LIMITED SUPPLY OF BIKES.  So, If you wish to take advantage of this service, you MUST reserve a bike in advance.  Please call UrbanAdvenTours at 617-670-0637 to reserve a bike for Reid's Ride.



To order one of the Reid's Ride AYA Cancer cycling jerseys seen in the photos, contact Marie Coppola at with a note telling us the number of jerseys you would like us to order on your behalf. For each jersey ordered, indicate the cut (men's or women's) and size (XS to 4XL). We'll contact you by return email when they are ready. These are high quality, official cycling jerseys made right here in Massachusetts. They are a "club cut" (a little looser fitting than the company's "pro cut"). Click HERE for the VoMax sizing chart and to see more about the manufacturer (VoMax).   Remember, our jerseys are a "club cut" so make the adjustments the sizing chart suggests. 



Take a look at the "Resources" box to the right, where you'll find links to even more information about Reid's Ride and about work of the Reid R. Sacco AYA Cancer Alliance.


The History & Mission of Reid's Ride

Reid's Ride is the main fundraising event for the Reid Sacco Adolescent & Young Adult (AYA) Cancer Fund. The Fund is dedicated to supporting clinical and scientific research into finding better treatments -- and someday a cure -- for the cancers that strike adolescents and young adults (AYA).  This population of cancer victims has not benefitted from the advances in cancer treatment and survival rates as have other age groups.  It is a gap into which Reid, and young adult cancer patients like him, found themselves: willing to fight but without an army of options to help.

Your donations are helping to close that disparity, by allowing the Fund to support innovative programs designed to make sure this age group is not left behind.  For the past 7 years, the Fund has supported the Adolescent & Young Adult Cancer Program, in a collaboration with Connecticut Children's Medical Center and a number of adult cancer treatment centers in Hartford. The proceeds from Reid’s Ride have also enabled Tufts Medical Center to launch the Reid R. Sacco AYA Program, including the Reid R. Sacco Adolescent & Young Adult Clinic for Cancer and Blood Diseases, located at the Tufts Cancer Center in Boston. 

Your participation in Reid's Ride will help these initiatives expand their reach in providing AYA clinical care, education, awareness, and hope for a brighter future!



Questions/Suggestions? Email us at

*Contact us by this address if you prefer to register by mail and we'll send out a registration form (remember to give us your address in your email)


All Reid's Ride participants are asked to follow the Cycling Rules of the Road for Massachusetts.  Those rules can be found at a link in the "Resources" library in the column to the right. 

Note:  You'll notice "Essex County Community Foundation" on this page and on the correspondence you'll receive about your registration or your donations.  The professional staff at ECCF expertly manages the investment, tax-exempt, and administrative details of the "Reid Sacco AYA Cancer Fund".  All proceeds from Reid's Ride are deposited to the Fund.  The Reid Sacco AYA Cancer Alliance makes all decisions on which programs and projects are supported by the Fund. 

Copyright 2017 Reid R. Sacco AYA Cancer Alliance, and the ECCF/Reid Sacco AYA Cancer Research Fund


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