2019 Ride for Autism draws nearly 400 cyclists
June 12, 2019
The amazing spirit of both the cycling and autism communities was on display Saturday, June 8, 2019, at the 19th Annual Ride for Autism, which took place at Brookdale Community College in Lincroft, NJ.
Nearly 400 riders rode a combined 19,179 miles and made new friends and connections in the process. Participants were properly fueled at all times, with breakfast provided by Delicious Orchards, and fully stocked rest stops sponsored by CorFigo and The Aquino Family Foundation. After challenging themselves on one of the courses, riders enjoyed lunch courtesy of our sponsor Analar, and kicked back to the rockin’ sounds of the Mojo Monks.
A big thank you to the top fundraising team Trumpf Photonics, which had 50 riders participate and which raised more than $6,000. Frank Trupia, who raised more than $4,000, was our top individual fundraiser. Trupia, who has participated in the event for 10 years, rides for his niece Jane, who is in fifth grade. Check out our top teams and fundraisers>>
“The Ride for Autism was a great event. Everybody had a great time. We had ... riders doing every distance from the 10-mile loop to the 100-mile century ride. Everyone mentioned how well things were organized and how beautiful the scenery was during the ride. And who could have planned better weather!” said Richard Duck of Trumpf. “We plan to come back with another team of riders, bigger than this year!”
And a special THANK YOU to our Ride for Autism planning committee. Many on our committee members are parents who have children with autism. Your support by riding, volunteering and collecting donations helped us show all New Jersey families affected by autism how important and valued they are in our communities.
So far the 2019 Ride has raised more than $68,900. According to Ride Director Andy Abere, the event has raised nearly $1 million over 19 years. We will be accepting donations until June 30.