MDA & IAFF Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire Announce 2021 Hybrid Approach to 34th Annual Trans New Hampshire Bike Ride
The event will honor world ranked disabled Golfer Keegan Kilroy and MDA Advocate Sarah Kilroy on June 27th in Cisco Brewery in Portsmouth, NH.
NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 19, 2021 – The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) today announced that registration is open for the 34th Annual Trans New Hampshire Bike Ride. The event will take place on June 27, 2021 starting and ending at the Cisco Brewery in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. This is the first year of a one-day ride for this program. The ride will start at 7:00 a.m. ET and individual ride times will be assigned as the ride date draws near. Participants can register to join in person and enjoy a fully supported event with rest stations, course support, and post ride hospitality.
While vaccines are still being rolled out, this year’s ride also offers a virtual option for participants. The ride will feature one month of virtual cycling throughout June, culminating with one day of in-person cycling, and celebrating MDA’s mission to fund research, care and advocacy for people living with muscular dystrophy, ALS, and related neuromuscular diseases.
For 34 years, the Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire have hosted the Trans New Hampshire Bike Ride with MDA. As part of the event, participants can take the Fire Fighters Challenge on ride day, June 27th, by riding 25, 50, or 100 miles or by riding 250 miles during the month of June virtually.
“I’m grateful to MDA for honoring me and my fiancée Sarah at this event for our work as advocates in the neuromuscular community,” said world ranked disabled golfer, Keegan Kilroy. “Having both the in-person ride and virtual options allows everyone to be included. Seeing MDA families and IAFF of New Hampshire come together with the public to fundraise for research, care and advocacy for people like me, living with neuromuscular disease, is something we are personally passionate about.”
“We’re thrilled to host this event with MDA once again, and we’re proud of the progress that has been made thanks to the support of people joining the ride to help save lives and discover cures, and care for MDA families,” said Mike Roberts, Trans NH Bike Ride President and retired Londonderry, NH L3160 Fire Fighter.
“The dedication of the membership of the Professional Fire Firefighters of New Hampshire for the last 34 years to raising funds for MDA families in New Hampshire and around the country has made the Trans NH Bike Ride an event to not be missed,” said Christopher Marshall, MDA National Director, Endurance. “Participants will be welcomed into a community of riders dedicated to MDA’s mission while receiving a first-class experience throughout the ride day. We are honored to have a dedicated committee who tirelessly put this ride on year after year and we are excited to work to amplify their hard work by attracting riders not only from the Granite State but from around the country to experience the TNHBR and beauty of New Hampshire in June!” he continued.
The event is sponsored by CITGO, fueling good.
About the Muscular Dystrophy Association
For 70 years, the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) has been committed to transforming the lives of people living with muscular dystrophy, ALS, and related neuromuscular diseases. We do this through innovations in science and innovations in care. As the largest source of funding for neuromuscular disease research outside of the federal government, MDA has committed more than $1 billion since our inception to accelerate the discovery of therapies and cures. Research we have supported is directly linked to life-changing therapies across multiple neuromuscular diseases. MDA's MOVR is the first and only data hub that aggregates clinical, genetic, and patient-reported data for multiple neuromuscular diseases to improve health outcomes and accelerate drug development. MDA supports the largest network of multidisciplinary clinics providing best-in-class care at more than 150 of the nation's top medical institutions. Our Resource Center serves the community with one-on-one specialized support, and we offer educational conferences, events, and materials for families and healthcare providers. MDA Advocacy supports equal access for our community, and each year thousands of children and young adults learn vital life skills and gain independence at summer camp and through recreational programs, at no cost to families. During the COVID-19 pandemic, MDA continues to produce virtual events and programming to support our community when in-person events and activities are not possible. MDA’s COVID-19 guidelines and virtual events are posted at mda.org/COVID19. For more information, visit mda.org.
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