Curt’s Ride was established in 2010 as a tribute to Curt Ewald, a friend who died of cancer that year. Virtually everyone has been touched by cancer in some way. The Curt’s Ride team sets a fundraising goal each year of around $25,000 for the American Cancer Society to honor friends and family members lost to cancer.
Curt’s Ride To Cure Cancer is an annual week long, 620-mile bike ride following Florida’s East Coast Greenway to increase cancer awareness and raise funds to support the search for a cure. Each year, Curt’s Team departs from Fernandina Beach on Amelia Island (at the Georgia/Florida border) and cycles 75 to 100 miles each day to arrive at the Southernmost Point marker in Key West on the Saturday of Columbus Day weekend.
Except . . . well . . . this year will be different! There is pretty much not one single thing that is normal about 2020. So why should Curt’s Ride be an exception?
OK folks, here’s the deal. We had been hoping that things would heading toward a clean resolution of the coronavirus situation in Florida by the time we would be heading for the Sunshine State. But the reality is that will not be the case any time soon. Given the ongoing situation with the pandemic, there was no way that we could reasonably hold Curt’s Ride in the traditional format.
So, Curt’s Ride will not be held in Florida this year.
Instead, we are going to try something new :
The 2020 “Virtual” Curt’s Ride To Cure Cancer
(Curt’s Team Together – Apart)
This is how it works:
Rather than asking everyone to haul yourself, your bike, and your gear off to the far southeast, and then schlep everything 100 miles at a time from hotel to hotel to hotel, we are going to make it easier.
-Dave and Stacey
What can you do?
On behalf of those affected by cancer, the “Curt’s Ride” team members are asking for your help and support for our project. You can do this in any of several ways:
- Join the “Curt’s Ride” Team. Become one of the riders, and participate in the adventure!
- Get the word out. Let everyone know, and see if they will join in or lend their support.
- Contribute. The fastest and easiest way to contribute is online.