BOSTON – Local motorcyclists are invited to join the first-ever Boston Marathon Motorcycle Ride on Sunday, August 11, to fight cancer and change the lives of those affected by the disease. Registration for the 65-mile ride is $35 per motorcycle and $10 per passenger. All proceeds go to the Jimmy Fund, which supports adult and pediatric patient care and cancer research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
The event will begin near the start of the Boston Marathon route in Hopkinton at 11:30 a.m. Participants will travel down the full Boston Marathon route and over the finish line on Boylston Street in Boston. Riders will then continue on to Cambridge where the event’s organizer, Fred Georgoulis, of North Andover, said riders will stop to honor slain MIT Police Officer Sean Collier, who was a dedicated Jimmy Fund supporter, with a wreath-laying ceremony at North Court on the MIT campus. From there, riders will continue to the end of the ride in Lowell to enjoy festivities including live entertainment and refreshments at the Lowell Pavilion.
open online and riders can also sign up on the morning of the event at the
starting area between 8 and 11 a.m. All riders who pre-register will receive a
2013 Boston Marathon Motorcycle Patch. To learn more or to register to ride in
the event, please visit: http://www.bostonmarathonmotorcycleride.com/
About The Jimmy Fund
The Jimmy Fund (www.JimmyFund.org) solely supports Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, raising funds for adult and pediatric cancer care and research to improve the chances of survival for cancer patients around the world. This year celebrates the 60th anniversary of the Jimmy Fund and Boston Red Sox relationship, and represents one of the most remarkable partnerships between a team and a charity in the history of professional sports. The Jimmy Fund is also the official charity of the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association, the Pan-Massachusetts Challenge, and the Variety Children's Charity of New England. Since 1948, the generosity of millions of people has helped the Jimmy Fund save countless lives and reduce the burden of cancer for patients and families worldwide. Follow the Jimmy Fund on Facebook: www.facebook.com/thejimmyfund and on Twitter: @TheJimmyFund.