On October 12th 2014, Towpath Bike and VanBortel Ford & Subaru, will host the 4th Annual Breast Cancer Ride and Run. Featuring 10, 25, and 50-mile family-friendly group rides, this event is a great opportunity to contribute to an awesome local cause while having fun on your bike! Register for 2014 ride here.
In an effort to expand beyond the cycling community, we have partnered with Medved Running and Walking. This year, we've added a 5k Fun Run to offer runners and walkers the opportunity to raise awareness and funds for this great cause. And yes, there are going to be some really cool prizes.
All fundraising proceeds benefit the Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester. One in eight women in the US struggle with breast cancer in their lifetime. Many Rochesterians have a close friend or family member affected by the disease; we consider it important that the contributions benefit the Rochester Community.
The 4th Annual Breast Cancer Ride and Run strives to raise funds for breast cancer research while uniting local communities through raising awareness concerning the importance of breast health in a fun, supportive environment. Check out photos from last year on our facebook page. Mark your calendars for this great event!
The Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester provides support to those effected by a breast cancer diagnosis, encourages access to information concerning breast health and education, and seeks to encourage women and men to participate fully in decisions related to breast cancer.
WHERE: Mendon Ponds Park, Stewart Lodge. WHEN: SUNDAY, October 12th, 2014 WHAT: 10, 25, 50 mile rides, and a 5K Run & Walk
Raise $200 and receive a free jersey! New jerseys are in the works!
Raise $25, and receive a really cool pair of Sock Guy Socks.
TOP FUNDRAISER: TBD
TOP MALE FUNDRAISER: TBD
TOP FEMALE FUNDRAISER: Putting together the finishing touches. Lets just say you're gonna be pampered.
BIG MAC DADDY RAFFLE PRIZE: Going to be something Special, for sure
Of course, without the generosity of local business we would never be able to pull off such a great event. Stop by their websites, check out thier businesses, as we think they are pretty cool people.
A: No. The Ride is for anyone who wants to raise awareness for Breast Cancer, the Ride is a casual, fun ride and we welcome everyone to participate.
Q: Can I register the day-of the event?
A: Yes. You may register up until the day of the ride through Active.com. Day of event registration is also available. But we'd like you to sign up early and raise money for this great cause.
Q: Do I have to raise additional money to participate in this ride?
A: We do not require you to raise additional funds for the ride, but we do encourage it. The ride registration fee is $25, which goes directly to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation Additional funds raised will go directly to the Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester. You can even set up a fund raising site through your registration on Active.com!
Q: Will there be food or snacks on the coures?
A: Yes. Thanks to our sponsors Palmers Foods, and Amiels' Subs there will be fruits, and snacks throughout the course, and lunch will be provided after.
DAY OF EVENT DETAILS
PACKET PICKUP: Saturday, October 11, from 9:00am - noon at Towpath Bike
EVENT CHECK-IN: Check-in opens at 7:00 am for all events Ample parking at Stewart Lodge Parking Lot Cash, check donations can be turned in at registration table Day of registration will be open til 9:45am; cash or check only
JERSEY PICKUP: Jerseys are available, so if you've raised your $200 stop in to pick it up If not, get moving.
PRE RIDE FUN : Breakfast provided by Palmers Food Coffee provided by Dunkin Donuts Purchase Raffle Tickets for very cool prizes,
RIDE START TIME:5K Run & Walk, starts at 8:00 am 50 mile ride, starts at 10:00 am 25 mile ride, starts at 10:25 am 10 mile ride, starts at 10:45 am
POST RIDE FUN: Lunch provided by Amiel's Sub Awards Presentation for Top Fundraisers Raffle Prizes,