Ride to Remember XII – Fallen But Not Forgotten

Hello Ride-to-Remember Family!!

The 12’th Annual Ride-to-Remember will take place on Saturday, September 7, 2024.

We are going back to our roots!!! The Ride-to-Remember-XII will begin at 8:00 A.M. from the corner of Main and Boland Way in downtown Springfield. The first eight R2R’s started from this location and all the riders loved it!!!

This years ride will be an amazing 70 mile loop to Hartford, CT and back to downtown Springfield!! We will tour through the City of Springfield and then enter Longmeadow and into Enfield Connecticut on our way to Hartford, CT. Our second rest-stop in Hartford we will pay tribute to Fallen Hartford Police Officer Bobby Garden. His End-of-Watch year anniversary is 9/6/24. The rest stop will be on the Connecticut River at Riverside Park in Hartford. We will then depart back to Springfield on the west side of the Connecticut River on a beautifully planned route.

There will be a total of three rest stops where all riders will be treated like royalty, like always.

The route has been planned!!

The afterparty this year will be the best one yet!!! We will take over the entire food court inside the Marriott property! There will be a catered dinner, a concert by General Gist, beer provided by Vanished Valley Brewery and White Lion Brewery, showers provided by the on-site YMCA, swag, full bar and it’s open to all your loved ones!!!

Make it a weekend away. Participants will get a huge discount on first class rooms at the Springfield Downtown Marriott. If you live in Western MA … book two nights and make it a great event. The pre-reg will be on Friday night before the ride at the White Lion Brewery!!

We are designing a new R2R 2024 Jersey! Gonna be great!! To get your jersey ordered please text Bruce Tretter at 508-446-7790 by July 10th 2024 to get your official 2024 jersey made.

*Some important things to keep in mind:

1) Do not forget your helmet. No helmet, no ride. Don’t forget your rider jersey!!!

2) Earbuds are not allowed to be used during the R2R12.

3) No talking on your cell phone during the ride.

4) The Ride Marshals are in charge during the ride. They are there to assist you with all your biking needs or troubles. Please remember they are there to make your ride safe and enjoyable. If they give you direction, you must follow what they say. There will be over 20 police officers on motorcycles to stop traffic and cut off intersections so we never have to stop until we reach the rest-stops. 

5) Have fun!! Our pace never goes above 15 mph. This is not a race. We are bringing attention to fallen heroes. We promise that this will be a ride you will always remember. 

*Don’t forget to thank all the volunteers, marshals and police officers that are sacrificing their own time to make sure you enjoy your day.

Like always … if you have any questions please do not hesitate to text me at 413-265-8255.

John Delaney