The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) today announced that the 35th Annual Trans New Hampshire Bike Ride (TNHBR) held on June 25, starting and ending at the Portsmouth Senior Center in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, raised over $98,000 for the organization’s mission, with funds still cycling in. The event featured over 40 in-person riders as well as support volunteers. In attendance for the finish line celebration was 2022 MDA Local New Hampshire Recipient Jackson Levine. Direct donations may be made in support of the ride until July 27, 2022 here.
For 35 years, the Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire (PFFNH) and the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) have hosted the TNHBR in partnership with the MDA. IAFF members from across New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Virginia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Florida, Idaho, Wisconsin, and Oregon, rode in support of MDA, undeterred from extreme heat. The 36th anniversary ride is expected to take place June 23-24, 2023, with registration to open in late 2022. For additional information and for alerts when registration opens contact Jasmine Milbier at Jmilbier@mdausa.org
“On behalf of the entire board of directors of the Trans NH Bike Ride, I would like to thank everyone that participated in this 35th Annual charity bicycle ride for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The success of this ride each year is dictated by its many facets that make up the ride. From the many generous donations of food and goods to the countless hours behind the scenes from each volunteer, board member, and registered rider.” said Michael Roberts, TNHBR President and retired Lt. with the Londonderry Professional Firefighters, L3160. “This year we raised just almost $100,000.00 with only 45 riders, the difference maker this year was that many of our volunteers that have been with us for many years collected donations as well. This was a huge boost to the overall total contribution this year. As we look forward to next year, we look back on the 35 years of success and realize that looking forward to next year we will be unveiling a new venue. A two-day platform that will allow for dirt route riders to ride off road while still keeping some of our traditions for those that want to continue to ride the street. We hope to release this new information sometime mid to late fall.”
“I am blown away year-after-year by the commitment and dedication the Trans-NH Bike Ride Committee has to this event. 35 years of continued support is such an accomplishment, and the MDA is so honored to partner with them. Moving MDA’s mission forward is only possible because of committed partners like them and the $98,000 raised to accelerate research and accessibility for our MDA Community.” said Jasmine Milbier, MDA National Director, Fire Fighter Partners.
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.