8TH ANNUAL RIDE-T0-REMEMBER CHARITY BIKE RIDE – 2020 Date TBD
On September 21st, 2019, the Springfield “Ride-to-Remember” will be welcoming all bicycle riders to join members of the Law Enforcement, Firefighter and EMT community for the seventh annual Ride-To-Remember charity bicycle ride from Springfield to Boston, MA. This ride is open to the public but it does require the purchase of an official rider’s jersey. The ride begins promptly at 7:00 A.M. from the corner of Main Street and Boland Way in the heart of downtown Springfield. The riders will meet in between the Sheraton Springfield and the Marriott Tower Square Hotel. Breakfast will be provided the morning of the ride and there will be over 100 volunteers making sure all your needs are taken care of. If you are staying overnight please make your reservations at either hotel and tell them you are with the Ride-to-Remember.
The cost of the ride is $300.00. You get so much on this ride; rider support, five amazing rest stops, dinner, first class shower facility with steam & sauna at the end of the ride at the Boston Athletic Club in South Boston. After everyone showers and changes at the facility you will be provided an amazing meal and adult beverages at the best after-party on the planet. This years party will be epic! We strongly encourage that your family and loved ones meet you inboxed Boston to celebrate your amazing day with close to 500 riders! After the party you will be transported back to Springfield via luxury Peter Pan Bus with food and beers! The Ride-to-Remember has been called the best Century Ride in New England!
The 2019 Ride-to-Remember will be a special … we are expanding this ride beyond law enforcement. The seventh annual ride will honor Springfield Police Officer Kevin Ambrose. This fallen heroes badge number was 7 – this is the seventh annual ride and we are designing a new #7 Bicycle Jersey to commemorate this ride. The end of the ride ceremony at the Massachusetts State House will also include the Massachusetts Firefighter Memorial where fallen firefighters are honored for giving up their lives to save others. We have designed a firefighter #7 Ride-to-Remember bicycle jersey that is red. This years Ride Marshals will wear white jerseys. When we ride across the state everyone will see red, white & blue!!! It will be amazing.
Rider’s jerseys can be purchased here. The new shirts are being designed now, they will ready for purchase in 2019.
The Primary Purpose for the R2R is to bring awareness to all the fallen police officers and firefighters in the State of Massachusetts.
The secondary purpose for the R2R is raising money for both the firefighter and police officer memorials along with Christina’s House (a homeless shelter for women with children in Springfield).
The ride begins promptly at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 21st, 2019. The riders stay together across the State, 106 miles from Springfield to Boston. The riders are escorted by police motorcycles from all over New England. Once you clip-in you don’t clip-out till you reach one of the five amazing, well stocked with food and volunteer rest stops.
Rider support includes bike repair specialists from Competitive Edge Bike Shop, doctors from Baystate Medical Center, EMT’s from AMR and a boatload of volunteers from beginning to end.
You can sign-up for the R2R6 on BikeReg.com
Fallen, but not forgotten
On September 20th 2014, the Springfield Police Department will be joined by other members of Law Enforcement and Public Safety agencies for the second annual Ride to Remember charity bicycle ride from Springfield to Boston Massachusetts.
- This charity event was organized to honor Fallen Officers Kevin Ambrose of Springfield and Jose Torres of Westfield.
- The primary purpose of the bicycle ride is to raise public awareness of officers who have died in the line of duty.
- The secondary purpose is to raise funds for the Massachusetts Law Enforcement Memorial in Boston Massachusetts.
Check in time:
- Check in time will be between 5:45-6:30AM at the corner of Main Street and Boland Way.
- Riders will receive their event number and also will be receiving body markings on the morning of the ride.
- The adhesive bicycle frame number must be attached to your bicycle with the number clearly visible.
- Riders must have both body marking number and bicycle frame number to participate in the ride.
- These numbers will identify you as a participant and will assist medical and event officials in identifying the rider.
- Riders will depart Springfield for Boston promptly at 7:00AM.
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