Event Details: Boston Brain Tumor Ride

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

Date:May 17, 2020 

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
Frequently Asked Questions
Is there a registration fee?

Upon registration, you will receive a personal fundraising page and useful online tools to help you jump start 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 Virtual Riders – $50, Youth Virtual Riders – $25

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 and will be charged $25 to participate. Children ages 5 and under do not need to register for this event and are free.

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

If you are riding you must register to participate. If you plan to attend as a supporter you do not need to register but we would love it if you volunteered! 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:

2018 Boston Brain Tumor Ride
National Brain Tumor Society
55 Chapel Street, Suite 200
Newton, MA 02458

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?

Pets are permitted at the venue, but please keep your pets on a leash at all times. 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 while supplies last.

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