You can “ride for a reason” with any of our 2013 charity partners listed below.  Click the links to learn more about joining a team!

Alzheimer’s Association, New York City Chapter Team Athletes to End Alzheimer’s will give cyclists the chance to raise funds and awareness for the 5.4 million Americans effected by Alzheimer’s disease, the sixth leading cause of death.
American Liver Foundation   To facilitate, advocate and promote education, support and research for the prevention, treatment and cure of liver disease.
ASPCA   The ASPCA’s mission is to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States.
Big Brothers Big Sisters   BBBS of NYC provides children facing adversity in New York City with professionally supported 1-to-1 mentoring relationships with adults.
Broadway Green Alliance   Educates, motivates, and inspires the entire theater community and its patrons to implement environmentally friendlier practices.
BronxWorks   Helps individuals and families improve their economic and social well-being. From toddlers to seniors, we feed, shelter, teach, and support our neighbors to build a stronger community.
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation   Tzu Chi (compassion relief) missions include: charity, medicine, education, culture, international relief, bone marrow donation, environmental protection, and community volunteers.
CancerCare   CancerCare is a national non-profit organization that provides free, professional support services for anyone affected by cancer.
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation   To find a cure for cystic fibrosis and to improve the quality of life for people living with the disease.
dance4life   dance4life inspires and educates young people to take action for their sexual and reproductive health and rights to stop the worldwide spread of HIV and AIDS.
Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)   A Nobel Peace Prize winning organization that provides independent, impartial medical assistance to people threatened by violence, neglect, or catastrophe.
First Descents   Offers young adult cancer fighters and survivors a free outdoor adventure experience designed to empower them to climb, paddle and surf beyond their diagnosis, defy their cancer, reclaim their lives and connect with others doing the same.
Gilda’s Club New York City   Creates welcoming communities of free support for everyone living with cancer. Our innovative program provides networking & support groups, workshops & lectures.
Haiti Hydroelectric, Rotary Club Metro NYC   Exemplifying the Rotary motto “Service Above Self”, the Rotary Club Metro NYC is empowering the people of Haiti.  Our first project is a 40kW hydroelectric plant in Duchity.
Hereditary Neuropathy Foundation   To cure Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT), a progressive neurological condition that can be extremely debilitating.
Hope for the Warriors   The mission of Hope for the Warriors® is to enhance the quality of life for post-9/11 service members, their families, and families of the fallen who have sustained physical and psychological wounds in the line of duty.
Innocence Project   National litigation and public policy organization dedicated to exonerating wrongfully convicted people through DNA testing and reforming the criminal justice system to prevent future injustice. To date, more than 300 innocent people have been exonerated by DNA testing.
JDRF   JDRF is the largest charitable supporter of T1D research. The goal of JDRF is to improve the lives of every person affected by T1D.
Kids of Courage   An all volunteer organization that provides year round support and programming to children suffering from chronic and terminal illnesses.”
Korean American Community Foundation (KACF)   Transforms and empowers communities through philanthropy, volunteerism and inter-community bridge building.
Lighthouse International  LHI_Logo_Tag_C
Lighthouse International is dedicated to fighting vision loss through prevention, treatment and empowerment.
The LIVESTRONG Foundation  Live_Strong
Foundation provides free cancer support services to help people cope with the financial, emotional and practical challenges that accompany the disease.
Marty Lyons Foundation    Fulfilling special wish requests of children aged three to seventeen who have been diagnosed with a terminal or life threatening illness
Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF)    MMRF relentlessly pursues innovative means that accelerate the development of next-generation multiple myeloma treatments to extend the lives of patients and lead to a cure.
Muscular Dystrophy Association   Nonprofit health agency dedicated to finding treatments and cures for muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases by funding worldwide research. The Association also provides comprehensive health care and support services, advocacy and education.
National Stroke Association   National Stroke Association’s mission is to reduce the incidence and impact of stroke by developing compelling education and programs focused on prevention, treatment, rehabilitation and support for all impacted by stroke.
New York Cares   New York Cares meets pressing community needs by mobilizing caring New Yorkers in volunteer service.  New York Cares is New York City’s largest volunteer organization. Their mission is to meet pressing community needs by mobilizing caring New Yorkers in volunteer service.
OHEL Children’s Home & Family Services   OHEL protects and strengthens individuals and families by meeting the diverse social service needs of the community through programs.  We seek to identify community social challenges by pioneering new programs that elevate the lives of individuals and families every day.
Only Make Believe    Only Make Believe (OMB) is a nonprofit that creates and performs interactive theatre for children in hospitals and care facilities.  OMB is committed to the principle that freeing a child’s imagination is a valuable part of the healing process.
Planned Parenthood of New York City   Empowers individuals to make independent, informed decisions about their sexual and reproductive lives, provides information and health care, and promotes public policies that make those services available to all.”
Ronald McDonald House New York, Inc   Provides a temporary “home-away-from-home” for pediatric cancer patients and their families.
Sanctuary for Families   Dedicated to the safety, healing and self-determination of victims of domestic violence and related forms of gender violence.
Sephardic Bikur Holim    Making a difference & improving the lives of those who are struggling and suffering among us.
Special Olympics New York   To provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-style sports for all children and adults with intellectual disabilities
Team Boomer – Fighting Cystic Fibrosis   Team Boomer encourages cystic fibrosis patients to exercise and provides athletes and athletic events a way to raise money for CF
Team Fox for Parkinson’s Research   The grassroots fundraising arm of The Michael J. Fox Foundation helping achieve its mission of accelerating new treatments and, ultimately, a cure for Parkinson’s disease.
Team Hole in the Wall   Ride inspired for The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, serving children and families battling serious illness, free of charge
The Blue Card   To provide direct financial assistance to needy survivors of Holocaust persecution
The Life is Priceless Foundation   Provides grants and financial assistance for the research, diagnosis and treatment of people who suffer from severe depression and suicidal thoughts.
The Nature Conservancy   The Nature Conservancy works to protect the lands and waters upon which all life depends
UJA-Federation of New York/Sports for Youth   Helps 4.5 million people in New York, in Israel, and around the world annually. Its network of agencies feed the hungry, shelter the homeless, and train the unemployed. Sports for Youth, an initiative of UJA-Federation, enables children of all ethnic and religious backgrounds, and all ages and athletic abilities, to enjoy sports
Water For People   Water For People works to build a world where all people have access to safe drinking water and sanitation.
YAI Network   YAI’s mission is to create hope and opportunity for people with developmental disabilities and their families.