Since its inaugural ride in 2009, the Texas Mamma Jamma Ride has raised more than $1,400,000 making it the most successful breast cancer ride in the country. Given that one out of every eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer, the Texas Mamma Jamma organization hopes to spread a message supporting early detection and preventative care and to raise awareness of the services available for those in need.The 2012 Texas Mamma Jamma Ride is a charity bike ride to raise funds for ten local nonprofit agencies that provide services to improve and save lives for the thousands of central Texans diagnosed with breast cancer each year. These agencies include the Breast Cancer Resource Center, Seton Family of Hospitals, Komen for the Cure (Austin Affiliate), Wonders and Worries, The Care Communities, Cancer Connection, Wings, Capitol of Texas Team Survivor, Community Action and Sustainable Food Center.All levels of riders—from beginners to seasoned cyclists—are welcome to participate. There are five route distances to choose from (13 to 100 miles) and kids ages 8+ are welcome to join a parent who is also registered to ride. Children are also invited to be a part of the Kids Jam, a fun-packed afternoon of events such as zip lining, treasure hunting, and water fights, while their parents are riding.
For those who’d like to help but not cycle, day-of-ride opportunities range from assisting with stocking pit crews, helping feed participants and pit stop staffing to route signage, registration and finish line support.
This year’s ride is on Saturday, October 27, from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. and starts at Reunion Ranch in Georgetown, Texas. Riders can register for the Texas Mamma Jamma Ride through the day of the ride (October 27, 2012).
For more information, visit www.mammajammaride.org or call 512-371-RIDE (7433).