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VIRTUAL RIDE INFORMATION


Join us for the 25th Anniversary Ride to End ALZ in June 2021!

As we continue to navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic the Alzheimer's Association continues to proceed with the utmost caution for our community and staff by keeping in place its moratorium on in-person events, adhering to the current CDC guidelines. This year's Ride will take place in June on the roads, trails and paths in your community. June is Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month so we are asking you to hop on your bike for a socially distant ride, and share your pictures and stories on social media to raise awareness and much needed funding for research! This format allows a unique opportunity to invite family and friends to join you who otherwise might not commit to our traditional in-person ride. Map out a convenient and safe route close to home, or ride on your indoor bike, and challenge people to ride for research with you!


HOW IT WORKS: 

Get started by clicking the "Register Now" button above. Personalize your webpage and recruit your family and friends to join your team and ride with you, or make a donation for research! Pick any date in June that works best for you. Ride 100, 62, or 30 miles (indoors or outside!) to match what you would have done at our traditional in-person event. If those distances are too much or too little, create your own challenge, the road is endless!  Feel free to do all the miles in one day, or collect miles over several shorter distance rides throughout the month!  Be sure to join our Facebook group and/or Strava club to connect with fellow riders, and maybe find a training buddy or two. 

Check out the sweet superlatives that you can win this year, below! This is a fun way for you to earn recognition and have fun while doing it, PLUS you'll get to earn some cool ENDALZ swag if you're one of the winners! Click here to submit your entry to win!

- Top 3 fundraisers
- Top 3 fundraising teams
- 250 Club: Raise a minimum of $250 total and ride 250 miles throughout June
- Biggest team
- Honorary Social Media Captain
- Ride ALZ-Star (shows enthusiasm and inspires others)
- Most miles accumulated throughout June
- Most rides in June
- Most miles on an indoor bike or trainer
- Longest distance ride in one day
- Best personalized Ride jersey
- Best 3 pictures taken during rides in June


JOIN US FOR THE FINISHER MEDALS & CLOSING CEREMONY!

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Registration is required. RSVP here.


 2021 INCENTIVES:

Earn Primal cycling gear through our incentive program! All incentive gear will be branded with our special edition 25th Anniversary logo.  

- $250 earns you the special edition 25th Anniversary Ride to End ALZ jersey
- $500 earns you matching cycling gloves and crew socks
- $1,500 earns you matching cycling shorts (available in men's and women's)
- $3,000 earns you matching lightweight arm sleeves and a sport wind vest

To celebrate our 25th Anniversary Ride, riders will be able to hit a specific fundraising milestone and earn the item(s) PLUS everything in the levels below! This year only!

Deadline to earn and receive gear by June 1st to wear on your ride is March 30, 2021. 
All other earned gear will be ordered and shipped after the final fundraising deadline of July 31, 2021 with an estimated delivery of September 2021. No exceptions can be made due to manufacturing timelines.

You will have the option to decline prizes should you want to. (Please note that credits can not be added to your fundraising page)

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JUNE FUNDRAISING CHALLENGE:

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 A COUPLE SIMPLE GUIDELINES:

1. Keep it safe, please follow the latest CDC guidelines and local mandates
2. Ride solo or in a socially distanced group
3. Ride 100, 62, or 30 miles (indoors or outside!) to match what you would've done at our traditional in-person event. If those distances are too much or too little, create your own challenge, the road is endless!
4. Share your pictures, the reason you ride, and the importance of ending Alzheimer's and all other dementia
5. Lets get as many people as we can on bikes for a brain healthy, socially distant ride and flood social media with messages of hope!


FUNDRAISING:

We need your support, now more than ever. The end of Alzheimer's starts with you -- it starts with your commitment. By registering for the 25th annual Ride to End ALZ, you've made a commitment to more than a bike ride. You've made a commitment to funding critical research studies for Alzheimer's. You've joined the movement where 90% of all funds raised directly impacts the Alzheimer's Association's ability to accelerate science towards ground-breaking methods of treatment and prevention for Alzheimer's disease, the remaining 10% of funds raised provide care and support for families affected by Alzheimer's disease right here in our Massachusetts and New Hampshire communities.

Your commitment will help us ride into a future with the first survivor of Alzheimer's!

Download the Virtual Ride to End ALZ Participant Guide HERE!

Find more fundraising tools and tips HERE!

Follow The Golden Rules of Fundraising.


WE'RE ALZ IN THIS TOGETHER!

As you can imagine the COVID-19 crisis is hitting the Alzheimer's Association quite hard. Our work has not stopped, our support services are continuing as usual and are as important as ever. Research for treatments and a cure continues. Alzheimer's is not slowing down, so neither can we!

Your support is greatly needed and appreciated, now more than ever. All donations, great or small, will add up and make an impact.

Your participation not only helps raise critical funding but helps shine a light on Alzheimer’s and all other dementia and is an important and effective way to help keep our mission moving forward. Linked HERE are the 2021 Facts and Figures on Alzheimer’s and dementia that you can reference for talking points or social media posts.

Updated research information is another way to share the impact of a donation. Details can be found here: alz.org/research

Be sure to join our private Ride to End ALZ Facebook Group and/or Strava Club! This is a fun way to stay connected with fellow riders, share what you're up to at home, give tips for indoor and outdoor rides, share strategies for any fundraising, and more! Let's stay connected and cheer each other on!



THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY AND SUPPORT. NOW, LET'S START RIDING FOR RESEARCH!