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The 21st Annual Ride to End Alzheimer's will take place on Saturday, June 24, 2017 in Rye, NH.
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June 24, 2017 in Rye, NH! Registration information will be posted soon.
Course Maps Available! Get complete route information for all three major courses:
Course map image Course maps and cue sheets with turn-by-turn directions are available on the website

About RIDE:
Started by the Noonan family 20 years ago, our RIDE (formerly Memory Ride) has raised almost than $4,000,000 dollars for Alzheimer's Disease Research! Each year 90% of the funds raised are given to research restricted grants. The remaining 10% of proceeds fund programs and services in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Join the RIDE and become part of something great as we MOVE to #EndAlz!

The Noonan family, whose story was featured in PBS’s Emmy-winning series, “The Forgetting,” struggled with multiple cases of early-onset Alzheimer’s disease within their immediate family over several generations. Hoping to save other families from experiencing this devastation, the Noonan’s founded the original Memory Ride for Alzheimer's Research.
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Equipment Information from Urban AdvenTours


Urban AdvenTours, Boston's downtown bike shop, is proud to sponsor the Ride to End Alzheimer's by offering a 15 percent discount on hybrid and road bike rentals. Call 617.670.0637 to reserve your bike for the ride! More information at the Urban AdvenTours website.
Equipment Information from Landry's Bikes


Landry's Bicycles is honored to support both the RIDE to End Alzheimer's and the cause to end Alzheimer’s disease.  Landry's is a longtime supporter of the annual RIDE to End Alzheimer's.

Founded in 1922, Landry's Bicycles is now ranked as one of America's leading bike shops. The employee-owned company operates a "growing family" of local bicycle stores in Massachusetts. For details, visit Landry's website at www.landrys.com

Community support

Each year, Landry's Bicycles generously supports more than 30 local benefit rides, including the RIDE to End Alzheimer's, through the company's extensive Charity Ride Support program.

During the RIDE to End Alzheimer's event, Landry's Support Team will be available to help keep everyone rolling -- from fixing flat tires to repairing bikes along the various routes.

In addition, Landry's stores support registered RIDE to End Alzheimer's participants with a merchandise discount on cycling accessories, components, and clothing.  (Bicycles, sale items, and service labor excluded.)

Ready to ride? For the best experience, Landry's suggests that you get your bike professionally tuned-up before the RIDE to End Alzheimer's, preferably a month to a few weeks before the event.  You might also be interested in Landry's Bike-Fitting services to gain more ease, comfort, and power on your bike.  Check out Landry's mechanical and fitting services.

Look for Landry's support team at the event.

Information About the Courses


The headquarters of RIDE this year is the Seacoast Science Center in Rye, NH. (See map).

There are four distance options, including Family Ride, 30-, 62-, or 100- mile courses. The 100-mile and 62-mile courses will go through the Seacoast region and travel into Northeastern Massachusetts along the Merrimac River. All route options have scenic ocean views and unique pit stops.

Course map image Course maps and cue sheets with turn-by-turn directions are available on the website Ride With GPS. The links below will open a new browser window and take you there:

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Event Info
Event Details:


Route: There are four distance options, including a Family Ride, 30, 62, or 100 mile options through the scenic landscapes of northeastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire. Tandem bikes are allowed as long as the age restriction is met on any route. The Family Ride will be 2-4 miles, on paved bike paths.

Age: For the Family Ride there is no age minimum. The age minimum for the 30-mile ride is 13; for the 62- and 100-mile courses, the age minimum is 18. This restriction is listed in the waiver when participants register.

Post-Ride Party: Join us for a post-ride BBQ party at the start/finish in Rye, NH. The day includes live music, free massages for riders, children's activities, an exhibitor fair, and more!

Teams: Forming and joining a Ride team is a great way to get friends, family and co-workers together for a fun and rewarding day. Teams can be made up of riders and volunteers. The fundraising minimums are all added together so team members can help each other out when it comes to raising money. In 2016 we are asking each cyclist to meet 50% of their goal and allow the team totals to cover the remainder.

The cause: 90% of money raised by Ride participants fund Ride grants awarded through the Alzheimer's Association's research grants program. 10% of the proceeds stay in Massachusetts and New Hampshire to help fund programs and services that assist families affected by Alzheimer's disease.

Bring your family, bring your friends   just bring one new rider as we work together to find a cure for Alzheimer's disease.

Event Location:


Seacoast Science Center 570 Ocean Blvd Rye, NH
Get Google Map   Get Hotel Info

For your convenience, we have arranged a block of discounted rooms:

 

We'll be staying at the Holiday Inn 300 Woodbury Ave, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 03801.



Use this link to reserve a room online.

If you would like to call to make a reservation, here is the number for the hotel: 1 888 HOLIDAY. Use our group code: ALZ. For your convenience, here is a Google Map showing both the hotel and the RIDE site.


 



Fees:
Virtual Rider: No Fees
Enjoy the ride without coming to the Seacoast Region. You can virtually participate in the event and RIDE around your neighborhood or complete a 300 mile journey.

Family Ride: $15.00
Family fun ride around Rye. The fundraising minimum is $50 per person.

30 Mile Participant: $50.00
Enjoy the 30 mile ride through southern New Hampshire. The fundraising minimum is $250.

62 Mile Participant: $50.00
Beautiful metric century ride through northeastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire. The fundraising minimum is $500.

100 Mile Participant: $50.00
Beautiful century ride through northeastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire. The fundraising minimum is $750.

Volunteer: No Fees
(Only for volunteers who are FUNDRAISING AS PART OF A RIDER TEAM. All other volunteers should go to the Volunteer page.)

Find course and route information in My Ride
Volunteer
How to Volunteer:
Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the 2016 RIDE to End Alzheimer's!  Your hard work and dedication to ending Alzheimer's disease is greatly appreciated and valued.  Our volunteers are a critical component to the event's success and we encourage you to bring friends and family members to enjoy the day's festivities.

To register online as a volunteer please click here. If you prefer, please call 617.868.6718 or email Autumn Hotaling.

What to Expect:
Depending on your volunteer job, you will either be checking in at the start/finish of the RIDE to End Alzheimer's, or at a Pit Stop along the RIDE to End Alzheimer's Route.

Start/Finish Volunteers:
  • Please plan to arrive at 15 minutes prior to the start of your shift to make sure you have plenty of time to park, register, and get settled.
  • Proceed to the volunteer registration tent. A volunteer captain will be available to check you in, give you your volunteer t-shirt, and provide any last-minute instructions.
  • Food will be provided! A light breakfast, coffee, and beverages will be provided at Seacoast Center throughout the morning. Afternoon volunteers will enjoy a BBQ lunch after their shift.


Pit Stop Volunteers
  • Pit Stop volunteers will travel directly to their assigned Pit Stop and check in with their Volunteer Captain. The 2016 Pit Stops are not available yet, but will be shortly, so check back here later.
  • An official RIDE to End Alzheimer's volunteer t-shirt will be provided for you to wear.
  • Food will be provided! Volunteers scheduled to work during lunch hours will be provided a meal at their Pit Stop. All volunteers are welcome back to Seacoast Center after their shift to enjoy a BBQ lunch and cheer on our riders!

Don't forget to bring:

  • Cell phone
  • Personal ID
  • Extra money
  • Comfortable clothes and shoes. You will be provided with an official RIDE to End Alzheimer's Volunteer shirt to wear at the event!
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun block
  • Lip balm
  • Food (if on a special diet)
  • Personal medications


What to expect at the finish line
After volunteering for a good cause, you deserve to relax and have some fun! Join hundreds of cyclists at the post-ride party. Festivities include:
  • Barbeque celebration — yum!
  • Music
  • Wellness tent — including massage tables and stretching clinic.
  • Shop for RIDE to End Alzheimer's gear — including the 2016 RIDE to End Alzheimer's jersey.
  • Exhibitor fair
  • Children's activities — including bouncy gym, face painting, tattoos & more!
  • Prize drawing


Training
Training 101

Note: The staff of Ride offers suggestions for training to riders that are craving the enhancement and enjoyment of cycle touring. The information presented should not be construed as coaching advice; it is intended for riders looking to improve upon their bicycle touring base. Got any health concerns? Check with your doctor before starting any training program.

We're excited to be able to provide a venue for you to reach a milestone in your cycling career!

A Few Simple Early Season Basics

Though many of us have spent many, many hours on the bike, we all need to be reminded of the basics. In our enthusiasm to be back outside, we forget the simple stuff! Over the winter, you might have kept up your aerobic capacity in spinning class, running, skating, and skiing. All these activities help, BUT, even if subtle...cycling is different.

The obvious stuff first. Before you pull the bike out the door, check the tires, brakes, chain. The most important thing to remember is to check your seat height. Many people will slightly increase the saddle height as they become more comfortable during the riding season. Almost no one remembers this come spring! If you haven't paid close attention to any changes you made to the bike during the previous season... think about it now. You might want to lower the seat just slightly as you approach the new season. Before you can get in better shape, you have to get your bike in shape!

Let's assume you haven't spent the winter eating chips and watching TV. Your first few rides outside should be of a very low intensity. Spend a ride or two just getting comfortable on the bike. Next start to pay attention to your heart rate. For early season stuff you want to be in the 70% max range. There is some new, and very convincing, evidence that points to huge advantages of including some moderately intense segments early season. Previously the thought was you need about 8 weeks of spinning around the neighborhood before it made sense to add some starch. That thought is changing. Keep the hard efforts to a very short interval. Let’s say you are going out for a 20 mile ride. After you've had some 'stretch the muscles' rides, consider adding a couple segments of a quarter mile of really picking up the pace. You’ll be excited when you see that your MPH for these intervals will increase after only a few training sessions.

Training Resources

Training Guides

Training Rides

Nutrition


These are external links provided for your convenience. The Alzheimer's Association does not necessarily recommend them and assumes no responsibility for them.

Come spring, as the weather warms and your thoughts turn to training for this year's RIDE to End Alzheimer's, please take advantage of local cycling clubs for group training rides.  Most groups are recreational ride programs with a social atmosphere and are open to the general public. Many rides are free, though some groups require membership dues. These are external links provided for your convenience. The Alzheimer's Association does not necessarily recommend them and assumes no responsibility for them.

Massachusetts New Hampshire
New Jersey
New York
Each of these groups has regularly scheduled group training rides and/or races. You are encouraged to check each club's schedules to find a group ride schedule that works for you. Please feel free to suggest additional group rides that you have found helpful. If you have a RIDE to End Alzheimer's jersey, this is a great opportunity to wear it and help spread the word!
These are external links provided for your convenience. The Alzheimer's Association does not necessarily recommend them and assumes no responsibility for them.

Good nutrition is a critical aspect of preparation for any endurance event — as well as for general good health. Read below for recommendations on cycling-specific nutrition:

lostriverclycling.org

bicycling.about.com

Fundraising


RIDE to End Alzheimer's is a fun, rewarding day, where family and friends join together to ride in honor or memory of their loved ones struggling with Alzheimer’s disease.

Our top priority, of course, is to raise funds for the Alzheimer's Association's research grants program which is tasked with advancing our understanding of Alzheimer's disease, identifying new treatment strategies, providing information to improve care for people with dementia, and furthering our knowledge of brain health and disease prevention.

90% of funds raised though RIDE to End Alzheimer's support the Alzheimer’s Association’s research grants program.

10% of funds raised provide care and support for families affected by Alzheimer’s disease in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

The 2016 RIDE to End Alzheimer's fundraising minimums are:
  • 100 mile Century riders: $750
  • 62 mile Metric Century riders: $500
  • 20/30 mile Introductory riders: $250
  • Family Riders: $50

$100 rider recruitment incentive
Help us find a cure by bringing at least one new rider to the 2016 RIDE to End Alzheimer's. For a new participant you bring to the ride, receive a 10% credit toward your fundraising minimum. Example: If you're riding the 62-mile route, and recruit a cyclist for the 30-mile route, you'll receive a discount of $50 towards your fundraising minimum! New riders must provide your name during the registration process to qualify. Over 25% of riders raise more than double the required minimum! We want to help you meet and exceed your fundraising goal. Please look at the box on the right for fundraising incentives:
Want some help? Download and read these Fundraising Tips  [PDF]
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Checks & Cash:

To donate in honor of a rider via check or cash, please mail to:

Attn: RIDE to End Alzheimer's
Alzheimer's Association, MA/NH Chapter
480 Pleasant Street
Watertown, MA 02472


You must indicate the name of the rider you wish to support for your gift to count toward their fundraising total. Checks are made payable to the Alzheimer's Association.

Donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.


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Matching Gifts

To double – or even triple - the impact of your donation, make sure to apply for your company's matching gift! The steps are simple:
  • Check with your company to see if they will match your contribution to the Alzheimer's Association. Your Human Resources department will have this information available. Note: many employers also match gifts made by spouses or retirees.


  • Once you have determined your company matches gifts made to the Alzheimer's Association, request a matching gift form, complete, and mail to:

    Attention: Matching Gifts
    Alzheimer's Association MA/NH Chapter
    480 Pleasant Street
    Watertown, MA 02472


  • The Alzheimer's Association will confirm receipt of your donation and apply for the matching gift from your company.
Fundraising Incentives

Here are the cool things riders can get for hitting fundraising levels:

2016 Incentives
Download a printable flyer of these incentives
About
The 21st Annual RIDE to End Alzheimer's will take place on Saturday, June 24, 2017 in Rye, NH.

Route: There are four distance options, including a Family Ride, 30-, 62-, or 100- mile options through the scenic landscapes of northeastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire.

This year, we are excited to offer new finish line entertainment, post-ride BBQ and other exciting additions to the RIDE!


About RIDE:
Started by the Noonan family 20 years ago, our RIDE (formerly Memory Ride) has raised almost than $4,000,000 dollars for Alzheimer's Disease Research! Each year 90% of the funds raised are given to research restricted grants. The remaining 10% of proceeds fund programs and services in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Join the RIDE and become part of something great as we MOVE to #EndAlz!

The Noonan family, whose story was featured in PBS’s Emmy-winning series, "The Forgetting," struggled with multiple cases of early-onset Alzheimer’s disease within their immediate family over several generations. Hoping to save other families from experiencing this devastation, the Noonan’s founded the original Memory Ride for Alzheimer's Research.
Tools
Information About the Courses


The headquarters of RIDE this year is the Seacoast Science Center in Rye, NH. (See map).

There are four distance options, including Family Ride, 30-, 62-, or 100- mile courses.
The 100-mile and 62-mile courses will go through the Seacoast region and travel into Northeastern Massachusetts along the Merrimac River.
All route options have scenic ocean views and unique pit stops.

Course maps and cue sheets with turn-by-turn directions
are available on the website Ride With GPS.
The links below will open a new browser window and take you there:




Equipment Information from Landry's Bikes


Landry's Bicycles is honored to support both the RIDE to End Alzheimer's and the cause to end Alzheimer’s disease.  Landry's is a longtime supporter of the annual RIDE to End Alzheimer's.

Founded in 1922, Landry's Bicycles is now ranked as one of America's leading bike shops. The employee-owned company operates a "growing family" of local bicycle stores in Massachusetts. For details, visit Landry's website at www.landrys.com

Community support

Each year, Landry's Bicycles generously supports more than 30 local benefit rides, including the RIDE to End Alzheimer's, through the company's extensive Charity Ride Support program.

During the RIDE to End Alzheimer's event, Landry's Support Team will be available to help keep everyone rolling -- from fixing flat tires to repairing bikes along the various routes.

In addition, Landry's stores support registered RIDE to End Alzheimer's participants with a merchandise discount on cycling accessories, components, and clothing.  (Bicycles, sale items, and service labor excluded.)

Ready to ride? For the best experience, Landry's suggests that you get your bike professionally tuned-up before the RIDE to End Alzheimer's, preferably a month to a few weeks before the event.  You might also be interested in Landry's Bike-Fitting services to gain more ease, comfort, and power on your bike.  Check out Landry's mechanical and fitting services.

Look for Landry's support team at the event.

Equipment Information from Urban AdvenTours


Urban AdvenTours, Boston's downtown bike shop, is proud to sponsor the Ride to End Alzheimer's by offering a 15 percent discount on hybrid and road bike rentals. Call 617.670.0637 to reserve your bike for the ride! More information at the Urban AdvenTours website.
Something not look right? Please try alz.kintera.org/ride2016
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Questions? Please call 800.272.3900 or email RIDE director Autumn Hotaling
.