500 cyclists to ride 160 miles over 3 days to raise funds and awareness for American Lung Association on Sept. 22 to 24

33rd Annual Autumn Escape Bike Trek, Presented by Sunovion, Set to Raise Over $400k

Plymouth, MA – More than 500 cyclists and 120 volunteers will gather on Cape Cod to kick off the 33rd annual Autumn Escape Bike Trek on Friday September 22, 2017 at 9am at the Hilton Garden Inn located at 4 Home Depot Drive, Plymouth.  Participants will cycle 160 miles over 3 days to the finish line in Provincetown in hopes of raising more than $400,000 for the American Lung Association. All cyclists MUST register in advance. Registration is NOW OPEN.

Who: Riders include lung disease and lung cancer patients, survivors, families and advocates, healthcare professionals, fitness enthusiasts and cyclists of all skill levels.

When & Where: 

  • Friday, September 22participants ride from 9am- 3pm

9am Start from the Hilton Garden Inn, 4 Home Depot Drive, Plymouth

Day 1 finish line at Camp Burgess, 75 Stowe Road, Sandwich

  • Saturday, September 23, participants ride from 8:30am – 3pm

8:30am Start from Camp Burgess, 75 Stowe Road, Sandwich.

Day 2 finish line is at Cape Cod Sea Camps, 3057 Main Street, Brewster.

  • Sunday, September 24, participants ride between 8am- 3pm

8am Start from Cape Cod Sea Camps, 3057 Main Street, Brewster.

Race finish line at the Veteran’s Memorial School/Community Center, 2 Mayflower Street, Provincetown.

Why: For over 100 years, the American Lung Association has been at the forefront in the Fight for Air. All proceeds from the Autumn Escape Bike Trek directly fund lung disease research, advocacy, and education; including COPD/asthma management, smoking cessation programs, and advocacy for stronger clean air standards.

Registration/CostRegistration is currently OPEN.  Participants must register in advance at http://action.lung.org/site/TR?fr_id=13912&pg=entry and pay a registration fee of $55 for a two-day ride or $75 for the full three-day ride which cover all accommodations for the weekend, including cabin lodging and food.   Trekkers must also commit to a $500 fundraising minimum.


 About the American Lung Association 
The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease, through research, education and advocacy. The work of the American Lung Association is focused on four strategic imperatives: to defeat lung cancer; to improve the air we breathe; to reduce the burden of lung disease on individuals and their families; and to eliminate tobacco use and tobacco-related diseases. For more information about the American Lung Association, a holder of the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Guide Seal, or to support the work it does, call 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872) or visit: Lung.org.

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