Boston Brain Tumor Ride

Sunday, May 17, 2020, Virtually Broadcasting from Waltham, MA

SAVE THE DATE for our 2021 National Brain Tumor Ride on May 16, 2021! 

National Brain Tumor Society’s top priority is the health of the brain tumor community. Due to the CDC’s recommendations, our 26th Annual Boston Brain Tumor Ride will be virtual. While we’re disappointed we won’t be able to see everyone in person, NBTS remains committed to rallying the New England brain tumor community in an inspiring day of honor, remembrance, hope, and unity for all those who’ve been impacted by this disease and hope you’ll join us online. 

We greatly appreciate our community’s understanding and flexibility during this public health crisis. Your support and commitment to helping us achieve our mission and vision are critical to everything we do at NBTS. We would not be able to move forward with our efforts to fight brain tumors without your continued inspiration, dedication, and generosity. We ask and hope that you will remain engaged with NBTS throughout this period.


Virtual Ride Information

May 17, 2020

Adult Virtual Rider Registration $50 (NO fundraising minimum)

Youth Virtual Participant Registration $25 (NO fundraising minimum)

Registration fees include a personal fundraising page and an NBTS event t-shirt. More information to follow regarding how you can expect your event shirt and earned fundraising prizes as event logistics develop.

How to participate:

  1. Do your ride INSIDE on your stationary trainer, your smart trainer using one of the great cycling apps available;  Echelon, Zwift, Rouvy or others, or spin on your Peloton or NordicTrac! 
  2. If it’s deemed safe and if you’re comfortable doing so, plan a bike ride outside and do the 10, 25, 40 or 62 miles you had planned on doing in support of NBTS
  3. Design t-shirts, create signs, decorate your living room, or dress up your furry friends
  4. Use one of the downloadable bibs you can print out and pin on.   

5. Post on social media using the hashtag #BBTR2020 #WhyWeRide or #GearUpForACure

On May 17th, we will gather at 12:00 noon on Facebook Live and share research updates, welcome special guests, introduce you to our generous sponsors, and celebrate our New England Brain Tumor Community.

  • Welcome – Steven Branfman, Boston Ride Co-Chair
  • NBTS Mission & Research Update – Kirk Tanner,PhD, NBTS Chief Scientific Officer
  • Survivor Speaker – Lindsey Harder, Team HarderBetterFasterStronger
  • Advocacy – MA State Rep. Aaron Vega
  • Awards & Recognition – Rick Mines, Boston Ride Co-Chair
  • Corkin Family Commitment Award – Lauren & Michael Corkin
  • Closing Remarks – David Arons, NBTS CEO
  • Remembrance Ceremony – Brett Johnson, Team Oligo

No matter what, we will continue to deliver our very best to our community. You are the heart and soul of NBTS. The bottom line is, while we may have to make some adjustments to our plans, we can not, and will not, let the coronavirus stop us from pursuing our vision of conquering and curing brain tumors — once and for all.

Questions or In need of Assistance Registering?  

Contact your NBTS Staff:

Rachel Schultz, Director of Regional Development, New England Region 617-393-2832 or