Riding for a Reason

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Each year, the JettRide delivers the gift of hope with young riders bicycling across multiple states to meet and spend time with families affected by Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Almost all of our JettRiders are siblings and friends of those affected by Duchenne and have decided to dedicate a portion of their summer to ride and raise awareness for Duchenne.

This year’s JettRiders want to meet YOU.

If you are close to any of the following locations, we are calling on you to help us support and celebrate our JettRiders.

7/22/18 | Washingtonville, NY
7/23/18 | Poughkeepsie, NY
7/24/18 | Millerton, NY
7/26/18 | Windsor Locks CT
7/27/18 | Danielson, CT
7/28/18 | Providence, RI
7/29/18 | Plymouth, MA

7/12/18 | Alexandria, VA
7/13/18 | Alexandria, VA
7/14/18 | Brookeville, MD
7/15/18 | New Freedom, PA
7/16/18 | Lebanon, PA
7/18/18 | Reading, PA
7/19/18 | Easton, PA
7/21/18 | Milford, PA

Here’s what you can do to support our 2018 JettRiders at they ride through:

1. Host the JettRiders for a night.

Do you live in one of the cities or towns we’re riding through? Sometimes JettRiders stay with host families who are impacted by Duchenne. It is super easy to host the riders and is a ton of fun. Contact Michelle at michelle@jettfoundation.org if you are interested in learning more about becoming a host family.

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2. Meet up with the riders for a fun activity on their journey. 

When our riders aren’t cycling, they are having fun taking in the local activities along the route. Meet up with the JettRiders at a local park, ice cream shop, pizza shop, etc. to get to know our riders and why they are inspired to ride.

3. Become a day rider.

Want to make a difference as a JettRider but can’t commit to the full ride? If you live close to southeastern Massachusetts, this is the opportunity for you! Our day riders raise funds for families impacted by Duchenne and then meet up with JettRiders for the last day of the ride. We’ve got a few friends joining us already, like 11 year-old Liam. Liam’s brother, Connor, is affected by Duchenne. Check out Liam’s fundraising page and his awesome video below about why he’s riding. If you are interested in being a day rider on the route, please contact Michelle at michelle@jettfoundation.org.

4. Donate to the JettRide team. 

Help this year’s riders meet their fundraising goal. All proceeds from their efforts help to support Jett Foundation’s programs for individuals and families impacted by Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Donate to the team at www.firstgiving.com/event/11421/jettride-2018.

5. Celebrate with us at the finish line.

You bring your family and we’ll bring the party! We encourage families and friends in New England to join us at this year’s finish line on June 29th at Cordage Park in Plymouth, MA. Be there to cheer on our JettRiders as they round out their inspiring journeys to raise awareness for Duchenne.

Above all, we ask you to help us spread the word about the 2018 JettRide; invite your friends and families to learn more about the ride’s impact and share this post to your personal social media. For more information about these opportunities, please reach out to our JettRide Coordinator, Michelle at michelle@jettfoundation.org.

See you on the ride route!

11 year-old Liam is joining the 2018 JettRide as a day rider for his brother, Connor. Here's his story.