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Event Details: Boston Brain Tumor Ride

Sunday, May 15, 2016, 200 West St, Waltham, MA


Date: May 15, 2016
Location: 200 West St, Waltham, MA
Registration: 7:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Program & Activities: 8:00 AM – 1:30 PM

Routes & Maps:

7:30 AM – *Metric Ride*
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8:30 AM – *40 mile *
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9:00 AM – *25 mile *
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10:00 AM – *10 mile *
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**The Brain Tumor Ride closing program will begin promptly at noon this year. We would love to have you with us for the ceremonies, so please be sure to select your route properly to ensure you will be back in time.

Event Day Program
Registration fees include an event T-shirt (for pre-registered participants only), lunch generously provided by Bertucci’s, snacks, beverages, and full access to activities. You can pick up your T-shirt at packet pick up or at registration.Top team and top individual fundraisers will be acknowledged during the closing ceremony.

Rain or shine the event will go on!

Regardless of weather, layered clothing, windbreakers, sunglasses, and sunscreen are recommended.

Tot Ride
Fun ride available for kids aged 5 and under. All participants must wear a helmet, provide their own bicycle, tricycle, or big wheels be accompanied by an adult, and have a signed waiver. The Tot Ride will be a fun loop, complete with water stop, in the safety of the start/finish venue. Cheer the young ones on as they ride just like their older friends and family. Participation medals will be awarded to all.

Packet Pick-Up

What: Pick up your packet early and stay for refreshments with staff, volunteers, and other participants.

Where: 200 West St, Waltham, MA (Ride site)

When: Saturday, May 14, 2016, 4:00 – 6:00PM

Directions & Parking

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Parking is onsite and plentiful. When you arrive at 200 West Street, volunteers will be available to direct vehicles.

Hotel Information
Embassy Suites in Waltham is offering Boston Brain Tumor Ride participants a discounted rate of $179/night! A limited amount of rooms are available, so book before April 22, 2016 by visiting the website. Group Code is NBT

Embassy Suites
550 Winter Street
Waltham, MA 02451

Volunteer Duties

All funds raised through these events, allows the National Brain Tumor Society to advance research and public policy to improve the lives of all those living with a brain tumor, as well as anyone who will be diagnosed tomorrow. Our mission is to find a cure for brain tumors.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a registration fee?

Fees are required for any timed event. Fees for the Boston Brain Tumor Ride are $25 for adults and $10 for youth 17 and under prior to online registration closing – $50/$35 thereafter.Upon registration, you will receive a personal fundraising page and useful online tools to help you jumpstart your efforts. Even after the event is over, you will still have access to your personal fundraising page, allowing you to maximize your impact in the fight against brain tumors. Adult participants are required to raise $500 by July 31 at 12:00 PM (noon). If you are a registered PMC Rider your minimum fundraising requirement is $250. Youth participants must raise $100. Registration fees are included in fundraising totals. If a rider has not raised the minimum amount by the day of the Ride, the balance due will be charged to your credit card on July 31.

Am I required to fundraise a minimum amount?

Adult participants in the Boston Brain Tumor Ride are required to raise $500 and youth are required to raise $100 up to 2 months post event. More details can be found on the event website.**Are you participating in the Pan Mass Challenge? Send us your PMC registration form and your fundraising dollars are reduced to $250.

Where do Brain Tumor Events funds go?

Proceeds from the event support research to find a cure for brain tumors, public policy advocacy, and patient information to make sure the critical needs of the brain tumor community are met, through the National Brain Tumor Society (NBTS).
Learn more.

Do I need to register my children?

Children ages 6-17 are required to register. Children ages 5 and under do not need to register for this event.

I plan to participate to support one of my friends and their team. Do I still have to register?

If you are walking, running or riding you must register to participate. If you plan to attend as a cheering section, you do not need to register. Registration is open the day of the event.

Can I participate and volunteer?

Yes! If you plan to ride and volunteer, please register as a Rider FIRST, and then email your contact information to us.

What are Matching Gift Programs?

Many employers have matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions made by their employees. Ask your employer or HR department for more information. Generally, you will be asked to complete and submit a form to NBTS for approval. This form can be sent to the above address.

To whom do I make checks payable?

All checks can be made payable to the National Brain Tumor Society. If you wish to support a Ride participant, please complete this form and send to:National Brain Tumor Society
[Event Name]
55 Chapel Street, Suite 200
Newton, MA 02458

Are pets allowed at the event?

Pet policies vary, and are based on the rules of each venue. If pets are permitted at the venue, please keep your pets on a leash at all times. And, if your pet does not do well in large crowds, please consider leaving them at home. Please do not leave your pet in your car during the event.

Will I receive an event t-shirt?

All registered participants, volunteers, and survivors receive a t-shirt.

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