Promise Ride is Going Virtual!

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The Promise Ride is Going Virtual!

 

Susan G. Komen Maryland announced today that due to the ongoing uncertainty surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic and in consideration of safety and health of participants, volunteers, and staff, that the Komen Maryland Promise Ride will be a virtual event held August 15-23, 2020. This is the fifth year for the cycling event that annually raises about $80,000 for local breast cancer assistance and research.  The event was originally planned as a one-day ride with a choice of 10, 35, 67 or 100-mile routes beginning at the Frederick County Fairgrounds.

 

Participants will have the option to log cycling miles for 8 days, instead of completing a course all in one day. They can cycle a set route or a course of their choosing, or even pedal indoors on a stationary cycle. Supporters will be encouraged to share their cycling journey on social media. A final virtual event will take place Sunday, August 23, 2020, the original date for the event.

 

“While we are disappointed that we won’t be able to hold the Promise Ride in person this year, the virtual event opens the door to a lot of fun options for our supporters,” said Becky Bosstick, Komen Maryland Events Director.  “Participants who may be new to cycling will have more days to complete shorter rides and still log 35, 67 or 100 by the end of the week. This also opens up the event to children who may want to log miles and fundraise along with Mom and Dad.”

 

Komen will waive the registration fee, but participants will still be encouraged to raise at least $100.  Cyclists will still receive a bib and there will be fundraising rewards for those who raise higher amounts. For participants who have already registered and paid the registration fee, their fee will count toward their donation total.

 

“Cycling has taken off during the pandemic and bike shops are reporting record sales,” says Bosstick. “We hope everyone will use those new bikes not only to get some outdoor exercise, but to raise funds to help us cure breast cancer.”

 

To register, donate or for more information, visit komenmd.org/promiseride