Bicycle riders of all skill levels will gather in Fort Collins on Sunday, June 12, for the third annual Colorado Ride to End Alzheimer’s.
The event, in which 100% of funds raised goes to research for a cure for the 6.5 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease, will offer a range of four riding options, from 20 miles for novice cyclists (1-3 hours to complete) to 100 miles (5-6 hours to complete) for the most experienced riders.
“The excitement leading up to the Ride to End Alzheimer’s is tremendous,” said Sara Prevost, director of Cycling Events for the Alzheimer’s Association. “Riding your bike can be a great coping mechanism when a family or friend has Alzheimer’s or dementia. When you cross the finish line at this event, it truly brings a feeling of healing for those affected by this horrible disease.”
The fully-supported event will start and finish on the Colorado State University campus, with a day-long party afterwards on the New Belgium porch at Canvas Stadium that includes live entertainment. The 20-mile course is perfect for beginners who want to enjoy the urban tour of this historic city along with a hint of the foothills and countryside. The 45-, 60- and 100-mile routes will head south to Loveland and Longmont with incredibly picturesque views.
The Fort Collins event, one of seven Alzheimer’s Association biking events nationwide in 2022, has a fundraising goal of $250,000, but Prevost says that could double as so many riders are excited about getting together in-person finally this year after COVID-related limits last year.
The Alzheimer’s Association is the world’s leading non-profit funder of research to find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease, which is the seventh-leading cause of death and the only leading disease without a prevention or cure.
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The Alzheimer's Association leads the way to end Alzheimer's and all other dementia — by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer's and all other dementia.™ For more information, visit www.alz.org or call the 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900.