Ride for a Child 2023 registration is officially open!
Did you hear the news?Â Cycle OregonÂ announced that the 2023Â ClassicÂ is a new route! From September 9th-16th, we’ll ride from the valley’s scenic wine country to the central Oregon coast, and then back, alongside the Alsea River.Â Candlelighters For Children With CancerÂ is excited to host our 22ndÂ Ride For A ChildÂ event at the Classic!
What is Ride For A Child?Â
Twenty-two years ago, Candlelighters family member Dick Hartung rode in Cycle Oregon in honor of his daughter, Jill. During his ride, he started a fundraising appeal that went out to his family, friends, and business associates. The ride was a huge success. Not only did he challenge himself and conquer the week of riding, he honored Jillâ€™s life by enriching the lives of other families impacted by childhood cancer. In 2002, Dick raised over $12,000. Now, with a goal of $225,000 in 2023, Ride For A Child has raised millions for Candlelighters For Children With Cancer and continues to be Candlelightersâ€™ largest fundraiser of the year.
How Does Ride For A Child partner with Cycle Oregon?
When you register for Ride For A Child, you commit to fundraise a minimum of $2,000 for Candlelighters For Children With Cancer. In return, Candlelighters provides your tent and porter service for the entire Classic event, free of charge. At the event, youâ€™ll receive your Ride For A Child jersey and access to the designated Candlelightersâ€™ camp area, for socializing, snacks, and drinks. Youâ€™ll be part of a community, riding to make a difference, together.