Eight years ago grateful patient and brain cancer survivor Tom DesFosses found "A Reason To Ride". Tom was diagnosed with primary CNS lymphoma, a cancerous brain tumor, in 2007 Tom rode his bike over 750 miles thru New England. In 2008, Tom started "A Reason to Ride", an annual bike-a-thon through the North Shore that raises critical funds for cancer care and research at BIDMC.
To date, A Reason to Ride bike-a-thon presented by Fuddruckers raised over $500,000. We were and continue to be grateful for the generous support of those who donated, volunteered, and participated in the Ride.
Plans are underway for the seventh annual A Reason to Ride presented by Fuddruckers! This year’s event will be Sunday, September13, 2015. The ride will start and end in the parking lot at the Liberty Tree Mall in Danvers, MA. Festivities kick-off at 8:00 a.m., and participants are given the choice of a 10, 25 or 50 mile ride through the scenic North Shore towns of Danvers, Wenham, Ipswich, Essex, Gloucester, and Topsfield. The day is full of music, food, raffles, and activities for the whole family. This year will mark our third annual trike-a-thon for youngsters interested in participating in this fun day.
This year's ride is dedicated to Michelle DiGangi
The Ride's sole purpose is to raise funds for Cancer Research