What are you doing June 10 2018? Riding in Bike-a-thon, of course!
The American Cancer Society Bike-a-thon's Monthly Newsletter
Bike-a-thon News & Updates

Welcome to 2018! Sign up now to join the 108 teams and the 928 participants already on board! Don't forget to check out our Facebook , Twitter and Instagram pages to follow along on the journey to June 10!

Thank you for tirelessly supporting the Bike-a-thon and helping the American Cancer Society create a world with more birthdays and less cancer.
  • NOW: Register for Bike-a-thon - $40 plus $100 fundraising minimum

  • January: Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

  • February: National Cancer Prevention Month and World Cancer Day (Feb. 4)

  • February 1: Registration increases to $60 plus $100 fundraising minimum

  • February 5: Daffodil Days orders are due to acsbike.org

  • Ongoing: Purchase your Bike-a-thon merchandise here
Message from the Chair
As we start 2018, we cannot forget the fantastic results we had for 2017. Highlights include:
  • More than 3,450 riders raised more than $1.45 million in the fight against cancer.
  • More than 250 volunteers assisted in the hosting of our 2017 ride.
  • New partnerships with a number of sponsors and organizations which should benefit us for many years to come.
  • Changes incorporated into the 2017 ride to improve the riding experience.
  • Ended 2017 with more than 500 riders registered for 2018’s ride and having raised more than $53,000!

As you can see, we are well on our way towards June 10; less than five months until our ride. These are exciting times. During the months leading up to the ride, our focus will be on improving the signage along the route, working more closely with the municipalities to address road conditions along the route, fine-tuning ingress and egress from rest stops, improved SAG support and command center coordination, and an enhanced endpoint experience including better food options for our participants, a re-designed endpoint at Kennedy Plaza, better incorporation and utilization of our team tents.

We have many parts that need to come together to be as successful as we anticipate for 2018. We have a tremendous, committed and hard-working Steering Committee who relishes the challenge. Watch for periodic updates along with information about activities hosted by riders and teams from our event leading up to our ride in June. While we ride on just one day, we desire to integrate activities throughout the year to promote the ride, promote awareness of cancer and the need to step up and participate in the fight against cancer.
Bike-a-thon is more than 66.6
2017 Bike-a-thon raised $1,431,131 . That helps the American Cancer Society provide life-saving services and fund ground-breaking research. The Bridge to the Beach is 66 miles, but times thousands of cyclists. What does that really look like?
  • Philadelphia @ 100 miles x 509 riders
  • Philadelphia @ 66 miles x 2,375 riders
  • Cherry Hill @ 89 miles 57 riders
  • Cherry Hill @ 55 miles 273 riders
  • Hammonton Lake Park @ 31 miles 160 riders
  • Egg Harbor City @ 20 miles 98 riders
  • TOTAL = 3,472 total miles

That's $6.10 raised per mile or 98% of the distance to the moon!
Fun With Fundraisers

The calendar is flush with reasons to hold a fundraiser. Host a:

  • Easter: an egg roll and/or hunt
  • Summertime: summer solstice star watching night
  • Christmas: a jingle run
  • New Year: a polar bear plunge
  • Anytime: a bake sale

Find details and more seasonal ideas at Fundly
Team Hey Lady!

I am Patricia Houwen, Hey Lady's team captain. Team Hey Lady is in memory of my mom "the original Hey Lady." She passed away from lung cancer 12 years ago . . . and our team was born. It started with me, my two brothers, one sister-in-law, my husband, and a couple of friends. It has been great fun for a good cause.
Ride or Volunteer Today!

For details on how our fundraising makes a difference, visit How Donations Save Lives .


Your Bike-a-thon Steering Committee
Phone: (215) 985-5401
Bike-a-thon Bridge to the Beach