Registration is now open! The Sixth Annual Ride for McBride will be held Sunday, September 18th, 2016. Please note: this year the ride will be on a Sunday even though in the past it has been on a Saturday. You can register online here. If you would like to mail in your registration or bring it with you to the ride you can download the form here. Also, to save time the morning of the ride you can print out the insurance form and bring it with you. Every rider must fill out this form to ride. Additional donations can be made at any time 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.
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, the 2013 ride, the 2014 ride, and the 2015 ride.
Donations can be sent at any time to: Ride for McBride, C/O Judith McBride, 114 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.