Welcome to the Boston Brain Tumor Ride, an event to raise awareness and much-needed resources to fund critical brain tumor-specific programs to improve the lives of all those affected by brain tumors. Hosted by the National Brain Tumor Society, the Boston Brain Tumor Ride offers individuals and teams a chance to honor and remember loved ones, connect with others interested in the brain tumor cause, and helps to educate the local community on the diverse needs of the brain tumor community.
All funds raised through our events allow the National Brain Tumor Society to advance research and public policy to improve the availability of new and better treatments, and fuel the discovery of a cure for brain tumors.
Daria Zavarelli | Regional Director of Development, New England
Read below for a note from the Boston Brain Tumor Ride Co-Chairs:
February was not exactly hospitable to the Northeast cycling community. Snow storm after snow storm and extremely cold temps that forced the lingering of the snow, and some dreadful road conditions kept many of us, even us diehards, off the bike. In the midst of the cold, we did, however, share a lovely evening of warmth and friendly camaraderie at our February pre-ride event held at, and hosted by the Stoughton House Of Brews. Their generosity in supporting our NBTS cause is so appreciated. Then, just as February was coming to a close, and as those of us who live here are used to, the month ended with a week of beautifully unseasonable, summer-like weather. We hope that many of you took advantage of the weather and got in some miles as February tuned the corner to March.
And speaking of March, we’ve got some exciting pre-ride events on the near horizon. On Saturday March 11, our friends at Farina’s Bicycle Center will host us for our annual bicycle repair and maintenance clinic. This is a great opportunity to learn how to clean, adjust, maintain and repair your trusty steed, and to take advantage of the generous discounts they are offering us on everything in the shop including select bicycles! Then on Sunday March 19 the Pablove Foundation and the NBTS join forces for our Second Annual Ride For A Common Cause that benefits both of the organizations. Get yourself registered and join us for a fun and friendly ride and post ride reception hosted by our friends at Landry’s Bicycle.
The countdown to our Boston Brain Tumor Ride continues. Fundraising is going strong and our ridership is growing. Help us get that ridership to our goal of 625 riders by getting yourself and your teams registered and by sharing the event with your friends. Together, with our bicycles as the profound metaphor, we can put an end to brain tumors.
With love to all,
Michael Corkin and Steven Branfman
Co-Chairs, 2017 Boston Brain Tumor Ride