Cyclists Come to Maple Grove for Inaugural Ride To End Alzheimer’s
This weekend, more than 300 cyclists will make their way to Elm Creek Park Reserve in Maple Grove for the inaugural Ride to End ALZ. The event is expected to raise an estimated $300,000 for Alzheimer’s and dementia research.
“This disease is affecting six million Americans and we need to do something about it,” said Sara Prevost, the director of cycling events for the Alzheimer’s Association. “It is such a hard disease and something that feels out of your control often, but this is what we can do.”
The event, which is Saturday, Oct. 14 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. will feature three different waves of riders.
People on the 65-mile route will begin their ride at 8 a.m., the 50-mile riders will leave at 9 a.m., and those on the 10 and 20-mile routes will head out at 10 a.m.
Event organizers say 100 percent of the proceeds are going to advance Alzheimer’s and dementia research.
“Right now, we are in the era of treatment,” Prevost said. “We have never been at this point before, and 100 percent goes to research. So we need donations, we need volunteers. It’s going to be a fun event. And really, it’s about making a difference and being a part of history because it’s the first time we’re doing this in Minnesota and right here in Maple Grove.”
For more details on the event, along with information on how to donate, you can go to the Ride to End ALZ website.