Cycling for Charity

Many charities have bike rides to raise funds and awareness. Some will even help you with training for the event. None of the rides are competitive, so you can ride at your own pace and have fun meeting new people and sharing cycling stories. Whether you want to fight hunger, raise money for a cure, honor a loved one, or just get in shape and make a difference.

Here are a few rides we recommend:

1. Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training – Lake Tahoe

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America’s Most Beautiful Bike Ride -This 35-, 72-, or 100-mile trip around Lake Tahoe in Nevada and California is held annually in June. This year June 4, 2017 | Lake Tahoe, Nevada

This event for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training, includes a training program. Each team member’s fundraising minimum includes travel to the race, lodging, and registration, and four to five months of coaching with a local or virtual online team. Although these costs are part of the fundraising, at least 75% of the money goes to cancer research and patient services.

2. The Arthritis Foundation – Amgen California Coast Classic

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The Arthritis Foundation’s annual bike ride is an eight-day, 525-mile tour from San Francisco to L.A. It’s for bikers of all abilities.

“In addition to raising funds and awareness for the Arthritis Foundation it’s our goal to make the ride the best week of the year for our participants. People may start the tour as strangers, but they finish the tour as friends and often choose to return to the ride year after year.” says Amy Robertson, vice president of development for the Arthritis Foundation, Pacific Region. This years ride will be September 9 – September 16, 2017

3. Bike MS – Accept the Challenge

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society offers more than 100 events across the country every year.

With events across the United States you will find one near you or even in your state. Some  of the rides include a one-day ride in Martha’s Vineyard and a two-day ride from Atlanta to Athens, Ga. In Texas, there are three options from Frisco to Fort Worth: 153 miles over two days, 86 miles on a Saturday, or a “lunch express” in which you cycle in the morning on Saturday (48 miles) or Sunday (30 miles) and are transported to the finish line after lunch.

Have you done any of these charity rides?

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