The TD Five Boro Bike Tour will take place on May 5, 2019. HNF has been fortunate enough to participate in the TD Bank Five Boro Bike Tour as a charity rider for America’s largest cycling event. This means more participants riding to increase awareness of Charcot-Marie-Tooth, and thousands more dollars raised to fund research into treatments and a cure.
HNF Riders get VIP treatment, which includes breakfast and lunch as well as priority start, special bike parking at the start, and a Team CMT singlet. The event provides participants the unique and fun experience to bike through all five boroughs – a 40 mile, traffic-free ride for 32,000 cyclists. Starting just north of Battery Park, the tour runs up Manhattan, through Central Park, around a brief loop in the Bronx and down to the Queensboro Bridge passing countless New York City icons on the way. After a ride over the Pulaski bridge passing through Brooklyn, riders enjoy an incredible view from the lower deck of the Verrazano Bridge.
“The Five Boro Bike Tour was a great way to fundraise for the collective good of CMT research and to bond with fellow CMT’ers, their families and friends. It was humbling in a sense, as I am well aware of the range of symptoms individuals with CMT of all types can present: so I was equally thankful that our little team made it. I would like to suggest that the CMT shirts have the term ‘Hills Suck’ blazoned across the back next year.” – Herbie Joe Rorke CMT1A Patient
“The Five Boro Bike Tour was such a great experience! A well-organized and well-supported event with good music and performers along the way and at the finish to keep you entertained. It’s also a great way to see the city and meet a lot of wonderful and inspiring people. I feel so fortunate to have been a part of Team CMT for this event—looking forward to doing it again next year!” – Kara Sprague Caregiver and Family Member
You can support HNF by registering to ride and raise funds, or simply make a donation.