Registration is open! The Fifth Annual Ride for McBride will be held Sunday, September 20th, 2015. Please note: this year the ride will be on a Sunday even though last year we held it on a Saturday. You can register online here. However if you would like to bring your registration day-of, please download the form and bring it to the ride. Whether you register online, mail in your registration, or bring your registration to the ride, you must fill out an insurance waiver – you can download it here. To read this year’s letter click here.

Welcome to the Ride for McBride! Ride for McBride is charity bike ride held to honor the life and work of Joseph McBride. The money raised goes to the Joseph McBride Memorial Award for an MSW student in the Social Policy & Practice department at the University of Pennsylvania.

Thanks to everyone who came out and rode this year! You can see photos from the 2014 ride here. If you would still like to make a donation, you can do so anytime online here.

The first four Ride for McBrides have been great successes. Hundreds have attended the picnic and rode in Joe’s honor. Please check out the photos from the 2011 ride, the 2012 ride and the 2013 ride.

Donations can be sent at any time to: Ride for McBride, C/O Judith McBride, 114-18 Naudain St. Unit C, Philadelphia, PA, 19147. You can also donate online here. All funds donations to the Ride for McBride Memorial Award.

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Ride for McBride is an annual charity bike ride held to honor and remember the life and work of Joseph McBride. Joe was a beloved member of the NJ/PA community for forty years, where he raised a family, coached and refereed sports, taught and worked as a social worker, and was a friend to many. Sadly, Joe lost his life in 2010 doing something he loved: riding his bike. We gathered together for the first time as a community in 2011 to ride and remember a man who touched thousands of lives. Participants in Ride for McBride can ride one of three routes (10, 25, 50 miles) and there is a luncheon ceremony held after the ride. The proceeds raised by the ride go to the Joseph McBride Memorial Award at the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice – a masters program in social work. The scholarship is awarded to a second-year student who best exhibits Joe’s enduring qualities as a social worker: unflinching courage, strong integrity, and boundless passion. The first scholarship was awarded in the spring of 2012.