Update: The Third Annual Ride for McBride will be held on Sunday, September 15, 2013! The weather looks great – see everyone tomorrow for the ride or the picnic (starting around noon)!
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.
Registration is now open for the 2013 ride. You can download and print the registration form here and mail it in or bring it with you to the ride. Regardless of whether your register online, through the mail, or do it at the ride, you will need to fill out and sign an insurance form. You can print and bring this form with you to the ride to save time. If you know any businesses who would like to become sponsors, please share this form with them.
The first two 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 here and for the 2012 photos click here.
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.
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.