What Is The Ride For Autism?
The Ride for Autism is a one-day charity bicycle tour designed to raise funds for Autism New Jersey and also to raise community awareness about autism. It is also an opportunity for socialization either as a participant or as a volunteer.
- The 2014 Ride For Autism takes place on Saturday, June 7. The 100 mile ride starts at 7am.
- The ride is open to all levels of cyclists, from beginner to serious.
- Participants choose from five routes ranging in length from 10 to 100 miles, designed by the Jersey Shore Touring Society bicycle club.
- Rest stops and SAG support are provided on all routes.
- A celebratory lunch takes place immediately following the ride.
2014 Cue Sheets are posted on the COURSE MAPS page!
This recreational bicycle tour travels through scenic central New Jersey, starting and finishing at Brookdale Community College in Lincroft (just off exit 109 of the Garden State Parkway).
One of our riders, Rich Faulkner, recently told us the Ride for Autism is his favorite ride of the year. We asked him why, and here is what he told us. We think it says a lot!
I’m relatively new to cycling and the Ride For Autism was one of the first organized rides I did back in 2011.
I thoroughly enjoyed the experience – great support at registration, well marked course, enthusiastic support at the rest area, and of course the nice routes available.
Now it’s become an event that I look forward to each year as soon as January rolls around.
I’ve only done the 25 mile routes for the official ride, but this year we’re going for the 50 mile route.
I rode the 50 mile course a few months ago and had a great ride…so we’re going for that this year.
I also enjoy being able to help, if only in a small way, the mission of the ride.
Although I do not know anyone directly impacted by autism, I’m more than happy to help.