McLean Hospital is excited to announce The Ride for Mental Health (The Ride), a weekend of cycling, celebration, and fundraising to support McLean programs, will once again be held in the picturesque Hudson Valley, June 25-26.
Starting in New Paltz, New York, only 90 minutes north of Manhattan, The Ride is one of the few cycling events in the U.S. that exclusively benefits mental health, attracting groups and individual riders from New York City to Boston.
Registration opened on December 1 with a special discounted rate of $75 available through the end of the month. The individual rate goes to $125 from January 1 until March 31, and to $175 after April 1.
Since The Ride was launched in 2017, the goal has been to “Ride Away the Stigma” that surrounds mental health while raising money for education, research, and treatment.
Participation has grown steadily as The Ride seeks to become one of the nation’s premier fundraising weekends focused on mental health. Riders enjoy scenic routes of 25, 50, and 100 miles winding through beautiful rural landscapes and natural settings, plus dinner on Saturday evening. There is also a 14-mile rail trail option.
To date, The Ride has raised more than $800,000 for McLean Hospital, the largest psychiatric affiliate of Harvard Medical School. Consistently ranked the #1 freestanding psychiatric hospital in the country by U.S. News & World Report, McLean is a member of Mass General Brigham and is a proven world leader in the study and treatment of psychiatric illness.
By partnering with McLean, The Ride offers hope to the 1 in 5 Americans who will experience mental illness in their lifetimes.