A Reason to Ride 2016, for Cancer Research at BIDMC

Sunday, September 11, 2016


A Reason To Ride 2016 - Fighting Cancer

  • Date: 9/11/2016
  • Location: 75 Sylvan Street - Danvers, Massachusetts (NEW LOCATION!)
  • Event type: Cycling & 5K Walk (NEW FOR 2016!)
  • Every registered participant will get a free t-shirt and a free BBQ lunch provided by Fuddruckers
  • Fundraising goal: $150.000
  • On-site registration on Day of Ride opens at 8AM for Ride and Walk for t-shirt and bib # pick up
  • Fuddruckers hosts a Fundraiser on Saturday night, September 10, 2016 from 5-8PM at Fuddruckers in Reading for registration, t-shirt pick up and bib # pick up. 20% of all sales that night are contributed back to The Ride!



In 2008 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 $650,000.  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 eighth annual A Reason to Ride presented by Fuddruckers!  This year’s event will be Sunday, September11, 2016.  The ride will start and end at 75 Sylvan St. 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 forth annual trike-a-thon for youngsters interested in participating in this fun day.

 This year's ride is dedicated to Deb Brown


The Ride's sole purpose is to raise funds for Cancer Research


Contact person:
Thomas DesFosses