Even though it doesn’t look like bike riding weather, sunny days will be here soon and so will The Ride For Roswell! The Ride For Roswell is an annual event that draws more than 8,000 riders and 2,000 volunteers to WNY. The best part about The Ride is that it brings 10,000 people together to support a very worthy cause…Roswell Park.
If you, or anyone you know has been impacted by cancer in WNY, you are probably familiar with Roswell Park and the important services they provide. Roswell Park is comprehensive cancer care center located in the heart of downtown Buffalo. They provide cutting edge cancer treatment to thousands of WNYers as well as others that travel from a distance to receive care. Their mission is to “understand, prevent and cure cancer.” The funds raised from The Ride go to support research studies and patient care programs. To learn more about how the funds raised through this event are used, click here.
Getting Your Family Involved
Getting involved with The Ride for Roswell is a great way to introduce your children to the importance of giving back to the community. It’s also a great way to help them exercise important communication and math skills as they take on fundraising! Unlike many other fundraising opportunities, The Ride for Roswell is great for families because you get to go on a bike ride! What kid doesn’t love a good bike ride?
Two Ways Your Family Can Participate in The Ride For Roswell
Family-Friendly Routes – In addition to their 10 and 14 mile routes, The Ride For Roswell also offers a family-friendly 3 mile route perfect for little peddlers! This route usually takes about an hour to complete. There is a rest stop at the half way point so you and your family can stop and regroup if needed.
Fundraising – Whether you ride in the race or not, you can still fundraise for the event. The Ride For Roswell site has a number of great fundraising ideas that work well for kids, including hosting a lemonade stand or getting your child’s school involved. If you plan to ride in the race, riders under 17 have a minimum fundraising requirement of $50.
To learn more about how you can get your family involved in The Ride For Roswell and support a great cause, visit the The Ride For Roswell website.