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 and Updates

THANK YOU! Thank you for being a part of Bike-a-thon 2018's 207 teams and the 3,367 participants who made the journey from the Bridge to the Beach! We've raised nearly $1.3 million to fund our mission. But, there's more to come - the fundraising continues and the planning for 2019 begins.

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: Continue fundraising - deadline for donations is August 31

  • July: Sarcoma Awareness Month and UV Safety Month

  • July 21: 10th Annual Team Incredible Raffle and Silent Auction details

  • Ongoing: Purchase your Bike-a-thon merchandise here
A HUGE THANK YOU!! That’s right, to all of our riders, volunteers, sponsors, donors, and supporters. Because of you, our 46th annual Bike-a-thon was a tremendous success. We are still in the process of tabulating the information but we know that we had more than 3,350 riders who, to date, raised more than $1,286,000. While our ride has ended, our fight against cancer continues. Our fundraising year ends on August 31 and we are confident that our fundraising dollars will continue to grow and we'll reach our $1.5 million goal. There is still time for everyone to contribute.

We are delivering the prizes to the steering committee raffle winners. A big congratulations to Dan and Lorie Jones, the grand prize winners of an all-inclusive trip for two to Jamaica. We look forward to sharing photos of their trip as well as the other winners enjoying their prizes.

We were graced with fantastic weather for riding and for our ceremonies at the end point in Atlantic City. We trust that there were more than adequate beverages and nutritional items at the rest stops and that you took advantage of what was offered. Our bike shop, SAG and motorcycle support along the route enabled us to improve our response time for those who required assistance.

A big shout out to 6ABC for their support and media coverage. A special thank you to the Papa family for allowing us to keep the memory of their beloved husband and father Gary alive through our ride. A special thank you to Jamie Apody and Ali Gorman for getting back in the saddle and riding with us. There is nothing like being on the road to get the full experience of what our ride is about and we know each of you saw things up front and personal.

We sent a post-ride survey and we are still accepting responses. So far, more than 18% of our participants have responded, providing valuable information which will enable us to assess what went well and what needs improvement. We are always looking to better the experience for all participants, and your feedback is invaluable.

As with any event of this magnitude, there are always small issues that arise. Most of these are easily correctable. It is the major issues or problems we seek to avoid and work to eliminate for future rides.

We had an overwhelming response from participants who expressed an interest in joining our steering committee. We will be reaching out to them inviting them to learn more about the inner workings of the ride and what volunteer needs are for the committee. If you have an interest, please feel free to contact us.

Visit our website and follow our social media for updates and to see us reach our fundraising goal by August 31. With your help and support, we will exceed our goal and have an impact in the fight against cancer. In the meantime, have a safe and healthy summer.
Missing Bike-a-thon? We are too!
But we all can relive the day over and over again with the amazing photography provided by Brian Richards , Cinthia Costa Photography , ImageExtreme and Top Hat Drone .
Award Nominations
Each year we recognize some of our most special participants and volunteers with awards presented at the November dinner. Is there a teammate or volunteer who you think is deserving of this honor? Click on the nomination link to learn more about each award.

Melvin Boone Award: Nominate here
Brett Levy Memorial Volunteer Award : Nominate here
Milton Braverman Youth Award : Nominate here

Submit a form by Monday, October 1, 2018. Please email us at philadelphia.bike@cancer.org with questions.
Fundraising Continues through August 31
Remind your supporters about employer matching !
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