Fallen, but not forgotten

On September 8th 2018, the Springfield “Ride-to-Remember” will be welcoming all bicycle riders to join members of the Law Enforcement, Firefighter and EMT community for the sixth 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 entry fee is only $300.00. MGM Springfield is a proud sponsor of the Ride-to-Remember this year!! MGM Springfield is sponsoring the pre-registration at MGM!! They are providing food, fun and the band Derik and the Funbags are performing at the Ride-to-Remember pre-reg and party the night before the R2R!! The Ride-to-Remember is starting at 7:00 A.M. from the Plaza located at MGM Springfield!! The ride begins promptly at 7:00 A.M.

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 along with transportation back to Springfield. MGM Springfield is welcoming everyone back to the post ride party back at MGM Casino at the PLAZA where we started the ride! After everyone showers and changes at the Boston Athletic Club you will be transported back to MGM via luxury Peter Pan Bus with food and adult sports drinks! Once back in Springfield you are encouraged to have all your friends and family meet you at JAM FEST, an amazing night long concert by amazing bands like “Trailer Trash” and “Fat”!!! The casino will be a great place to share the day with fellow riders. There are many fantastic restaurants to enjoy with your  family, friends and fellow riders!!!  The Ride-to-Remember has been called the best Century Ride in New England!

The 2018 Ride-to-Remember will be a little different … we are expanding this ride beyond law enforcement. The sixth annual ride will honor firefighters and EMT’s along with police officers. The end of the ride ceremony will also include the Massachusetts Firefighter Memorial where fallen firefighters are honored for giving up their lives to save others. We are designing a firefighter 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 are ready for purchase.

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 8th, 2018. 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