About the JOYride
The JOYride is a family-friendly cycling event created by local legend Laurey Masterton to raise scholarship funds for LIVESTRONG at the YMCA. This program serves cancer survivors in Western North Carolina on their journey to meeting holistic health goals.
Many people knew Masterton's motto, "Don't Postpone Joy." This event was created as a fun way to support the survivorship program that helped her along her journey. With close to 200 survivors on the list prior to the inaugural JOYride, Masterton's goal was to raise enough funding for 100 survivors to participate in the program. Thanks to funds raised by the JOYride, in addition to funding from community supporters Mission Health System and Pardee Hospital Foundation, the program has been able to more than double in size, dramatically decreasing the waitlist.
Learn more about LIVESTRONG at the YMCA and how you can support cancer survivors in Western North Carolina HERE.
The JOYride promises great ride options, some of the best local food and brews around, and a fun celebration for survivors everywhere!
Saturday, September 12th, 2015 ǀ 9 AM ǀ All rides start and end at the Fletcher YMCA
Ride Options (see routes below):
Registration**: Registration is now open!
Registration Fee: $51.50 (reflects the cost of $515 to send a cancer survivor through LIVESTRONG at the YMCA)
**All riders will need to agree to a waiver during the registration process to participate. Please read through the waiver here before you register: JOYride Waiver.
For more information about sponsorships or donating, contact Rachel Dudasik at [email protected] or 828 210 9607.
YMCA of Western North Carolina's, JOYride, Presented By: