Event 14083

A St. Baldrick’s Event

Bike Across America

Jun 3, 2021 • Time TBD

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Every 2 minutes a child is diagnosed with cancer. Help me fund the research that will save their lives!

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Event 14083

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Bike Across America

Be a hero for kids with cancer!  Do you want to help children with cancer but would rather not shave your head? You’re not alone!  At St Baldricks, the traditional head-shaving events are symbolic of a child losing their hair in treatment. But a child with cancer also faces the difficult journey of their treatment “road map”, a journey our team of volunteers have come to symbolize with a vigorous bicycle ride that you can be part of!

In 2018, the very first St Baldrick’s team rode 40 miles of the New York’s 5 Boro Bike Tour (FBBT) as part of their Charity Partnership Program. It was repeated in 2019 (in a pouring rain) because they could not be stopped. However, 2020’s pandemic put the kibosh on the FBBT and was canceled. Our team of riders improvised and created the “Three Islands Ride”. Teammates from the previous years created and cycled rides on 3 separate Islands: Long Island NY, Staten Island NY, and the “Big Island” of Hawaii. This year, we’re doing it again and invite YOU to join.

Having spanned an area from the East Coast all the way to Hawaii we thought “Hey! Let’s fill in the middle by creating ‘Bike Across America’ and open it to everyone!” Let’s try to get one from every state!

Here are the details:

How and when can I participate? Anyone can sign-up, recruit friends, plan your own route, in your own hometown, raise some money for the critical research funded by St Baldricks, then go ride on your selected date between May 2nd (the date the FBBT would have been in 2021) and June 3rd (World Bicycle Day). It’s that simple! Create a route within your abilities, ride with a club, a team, or solo, spread the word about your ride, then get friends and family to sponsor you with donations.

Is there a fee to join? No,  but we respectfully ask that anyone registering contribute a $50.00 donation to St Baldricks, then raise as much as you are able to on top of that. We’ll show our appreciation with some sweet swag for achieving various fundraising goals.

Any tips on what distance I should do? We welcome all riders, any age and any skill level! Try to pick a ride distance that is symbolic, like 40 miles (the FBBT length), or maybe a metric century (60 miles), or even a full century (100 miles) …or maybe just 10! Find creative ways to fundraise like $1.00/mile (or Km).

*Waivers must be signed upon registration as a ‘volunteer’. Please ride safely, wear a helmet, obey traffic laws, stay hydrated, and take lots of pictures to upload to the event page. Oh, and you can keep your hair (if you wish).

Are there any hashtags I can use? Yes! Please tag us on social media at @StBaldricks, #StBaldricksChallenge, #ConquerKidsCancer and/or #YouThinkThatsHard (for you ultradistance riders!)

Anything Else?  Yes!  Be sure to snap a few photos of your ride to show where you’re from (include a sign or recognizable landmark), then upload them to the event page!

For more info contact John Accardo: j1954a@optonline.net or Cindy Bray: cindy.bray@stbaldricks.org

Register today and see you out there!

St. Baldrick’s Honored Kids

Kids with cancer are our reason for it all. They’re the inspiration behind our event and the reason we’re helping fund childhood cancer research. We believe all kids should be able to grow up and turn their dreams into realities. Join our event or make a donation, and click the photos below to read their incredible stories.

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