JettRide is a multi-state cycling tour for teens to spread awareness, unite families, and inspire siblings to fight Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.
JettRide will make its return in 2023. Stay tuned for details and check out one of our other Go! for Duchenne events as well!
When: 2023 Dates Coming Soon
Where: Plymouth, MA to Hershey, PA
Fundraising Commitment: $2,000
Most of the JettRiders consist of siblings and friends that have a loved one affected by Duchenne. Duchenne is devastating. Individuals with Duchenne lose their muscle function and their independence while their parents and siblings lose any sense of a normal life. Siblings often live with guilt and frustration – they feel guilty that they have functioning muscles, are able to play sports, get summer jobs, date, drive, and go to college. They feel frustrated that they can’t do more to help their siblings afflicted with Duchenne.
JettRide gives siblings the opportunity to use their physical and emotional strength to help their siblings with Duchenne. By riding across the United States, JettRiders are able to raise awareness and funds for Duchenne while having the summer of a lifetime. And, the best part about the ride is that the riders visit over twenty families affected by Duchenne and bring them the gift of hope.
This year, the JettRide cyclists will start their journey in Plymouth, Massachusetts, and will cycle several miles each day for a week ending their journey to the finish line in Hershey Park, Pennsylvania. Each day, JettRiders spend time with local families along the ride route impacted by Duchenne muscular dystrophy. At the finish line, riders will be joined by family, friends, and community as they round out the last leg of the JettRide and celebrate their strength and endurance.
JettRiders consist of teenage siblings, relatives and friends of individual living with Duchenne.
Christine puts it this way: “most of us parents have found support through our peers, whether it’s through Facebook, email or phone. Our children who are not affected by Duchenne don’t have the same support, and the JettRide gives them the opportunity to connect with other teens who are living through the same experiences and build lifelong friendships.”
Go! for Duchenne is Jett Foundation’s athletic and endurance team