Cyclists of all ages are invited to register online, create and customize their personal fundraising page, and collect donations from friends and family. For the more serious cyclists, the event offers 10, 25 and 62.5 mile routes through the scenic roads of Bergen County. For families and younger riders, the Event offers a Family Ride as well as several enclosed areas within the parking lot of Bergen Community College for younger children to ride bikes, trikes or scooters.
After the rides, participants are invited to the Family Fun Area - free to registered riders - for food and festivities. Guests will enjoy a catered lunch and children can enjoy bounce houses, face painting, and other activities. There is also a Community Pavilion area to visit our sponsors and pick up great freebies!
When booking a bicycle with Unlimited Biking for the Go the Distance for Autism, we offer you the option of pick-up and drop-off at the nearest locations for your convenience. Riders pick-up their bikes at start line in Bergen Community College and then drop-off with our on-site team at the Finish Line in Bergen Community College at the end of the race.
All of the bicycles we offer are brand new Cannondales in a range of options to best suit your needs. We offer the Cannondale Kids Bike with either a 20” or the 24” wheel, the Cannondale Adventure 3 Ladies Bike, the Cannondale Quick 6 Men's Bike, and the Cannondale CAAD8 Road Bike for those looking for a high performance option.
As you may know, participation in the Go the Distance for Autism requires that helmets with buckled chin straps must be worn at all times. For your convenience, every one of our rentals comes with a Cannondale helmet at no additional charge.
For your convenience, we also offer free pedal installment if you would like your own installed, and adjustments on all of our rentals when you pick-up your bike from our knowledgeable team. Pick-up at Bergen Community College also allows riders ample space to test out the bikes and have adjustments made for the best fit possible.
Many children with autism and their families face daily struggles. Alpine Learning Group, The EPIC School, Garden Academy, Institute for Educational Achievement and REED Academy are dedicated to easing these daily struggles and turning uphill battles into achievements. A collaborative fundraising effort by all four educational programs, Go the Distance for Autism has experienced substantial growth since its inception in 2010. In seven years, the event has raised over $4,000,000 for autism treatment and education.
Alpine Learning Group, The EPIC School, Garden Academy, Institute for Educational Achievement and REED Academy are non-profit organizations located in northern NJ that provide educational and behavioral services to children and adults with autism. Autism is a neurobiologically-based developmental disability that emerges during a childs first three years of life. Individuals with autism display marked impairments in communication and social skills as well as a restricted range of interests and behavior. Please visit our website at www.gtd4autism.org for more information.
All reservations must be requested before 5:00pm on June 3rd, 2017. After this date, bikes will be based upon availability.
At Bergen Community College right before the starting point. Unlimited Biking will have a stand there: