Bikers gear up for weekend charity ride

May 18, 2017 by  

The sixth annual Ride for Research Bike Tour is set to return to Port Washington and the Williston Park area.

In addition to the bike ride, this year’s event will also include the first annual Baywalk around the area. The Baywalk will start on Main Street and continue for three miles along the bay, on the recently renovated Baywalk in Port Washington.

Meanwhile, riders participating in the bike tour will have three routes to choose from, including a 3.3 mile stretch, a 14-mile route, and a 21-mile route.

The Ride for Research tour started in 2012 and is sponsored by the Lauri Strauss Leukemia Foundation. Herb and Evelyn Strauss created the Foundation in 1987. The organization raises money to fund research for myeloma, Hodgkin’s disease, lymphoma, leukemia, and other allied cancers.

Organizers of charity bike rides and other events like this can use poster printing to spread the word. The size of the bike tour has been increasing steadily with each year. In 2016, more 185 people participated in the tour and more than $40,000 was raised for research.

This year’s event takes place this Sunday, May 21, and will be held in conjunction with a bone marrow drive to support a Port Washington resident, Kevin Regan. Regan has lymphoma and is in need of a marrow transplant.