A bike-ride challenge in August 2016 for anyone, anywhere with any level of bike-riding ability

Help us raise awareness and money for the Arthritis Foundation by pledging
to ride 50, 75 or 100 miles in one day or throughout the entire month of August.
The amount and pace is up to you!

Arthritis affects 1 in 5 Americans over the age of 18; so it does or will affect us all or someone close to us.   It is the leading cause of disability in the United States. The Arthritis foundation is the largest and most trusted nonprofit organization dedicated to addressing the needs and challenges of people living with arthritis.

THE STORY BEHIND THE RIDE

In Fall 2013, several friends planned a multi-day bike ride along the 330-mile long trail from Pittsburgh to Washington, D.C. One of the organizers has rheumatoid arthritis, which affects many joints, while others live with other forms of the disease.

This prompted the group to reach out to friends and colleagues to raise money for the Arthritis Foundation because biking is a great, low-impact activity for people with arthritis. The group rode just under 70 miles a day over five days and received 112 donations for more than $6,000 in just over two weeks to help the cause.

In October 2014 and 2015, the event evolved from five days into a one-day 106-mile bike ride from Rockwood, PA, near Somerset to the Point in downtown Pittsburgh. So far, in the first three years of the event, over $17,000 has been raised.

The group decided to continue with the event annually but wanted to make it more accessible for people around the country and to take it to the next level of being a regional/national fundraiser.

THIS YEAR'S CHALLENGE

To get more people involved, increase arthritis awareness and increase donations, RiverRide 100 is expanding so that anyone anywhere can participate in the event. People can ride their bikes in August to help us raise money for the Arthritis Foundation for research, advocacy and assistance for those living with arthritis.

The event founders will still be riding 106 miles from Rockwood, PA to Pittsburgh in one day on Saturday, August 20. But, anyone anywhere can now participate as well.

It’s easy and flexible too. You can tailor your challenge to fit your individual situation. Pledge to ride your choice of 50, 75 or 100 miles in either one day or throughout the entire month of August. Then, visit our fundraising page to set up your personal fundraising page and let people you know that you’re participating and seeking donations.

Don’t own a bike? Don’t like to ride outside? Not a problem! Ride a stationary bike at your home or local gym or go to your favorite spin class and count those miles toward your goal.

Regardless of how you choose to complete your challenge, you will be helping to make a huge difference in those who are affected by arthritis.

2016 RIDE INFORMATION

August is the perfect time of year to get on your bike and help raise money for a great cause: The Arthritis Foundation.

The original event founders will once again be riding 100+ miles from Rockwood, PA to the Point in downtown Pittsburgh on Saturday, August 20. You can see the route they will be riding below. But, you have many choices about how you’d like to participate. And, there’s NO cost to participate.

One option for the avid rider is to ride the distance of your choice in one day, or if you prefer a less-strenuous option, you can spread it out over many days throughout the month. Our recommended pledges are to ride 50, 75 or 100 miles anytime anywhere throughout the month of August 2016.

It’s really up to you. The important thing is to get out and exercise while raising money to help others who may not be as fortunate or able to ride a bike. For many people with arthritis that has not progressed to the point of major joint damage, bike riding is an excellent activity because it is low impact and helps to keep the body moving while also helping to maintain a healthy body weight.

Please click on the Register or Donate button below and choose what’s best for you. You can ride any distance or simply choose to donate to the fundraiser.

If you have questions, please email us at info@riverride100.com.

PHOTOS AND PRESS ARCHIVE

RIDE
Pittsburgh, PA — Washington, D.C.

DISTANCE
330 miles

DURATION
5 days

PARTICIPANTS
9

AMOUNT RAISED
$6,050

RIDE
Rockwood, PA — Pittsburgh, PA

DISTANCE
106 miles

DURATION
1 day (10.5 hours)

PARTICIPANTS
5

AMOUNT RAISED
$6,510

RIDE
Rockwood, PA — Pittsburgh, PA

DISTANCE
106 miles

DURATION
1 day

PARTICIPANTS
13

AMOUNT RAISED
$4,595

RIDE
Your location

DISTANCE
Your Choice

DURATION
August 2016

PARTICIPANTS
 

AMOUNT RAISED
 

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