The Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire (PFFNH) is hosting the 34th Annual Trans New Hampshire Bike Ride (TNHBR) with the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) on June 27. Due to the ongoing pandemic, riders have the option of participating in person for 25, 50 or 100 miles, or riding 250 miles virtually during the month of June.
Whether riders participate in person or virtually, each will be raising money for MDA. Event organizers hope to raise a minimum of $100,000.
“We’re thrilled to host this event with MDA once again, and we’re proud of the progress that has been made, thanks to the support of people joining the ride to help save lives, discover cures and care for MDA families,” says Mike Roberts, TNHBR co-organizer and retired Londonderry, NH Local 3160 member.
The in-person rides begin and end in Portsmouth.
“Participants will be welcomed into a community of riders dedicated to MDA’s mission while receiving a first-class experience throughout the ride,” says National Director for MDA’s Team Momentum Christopher Marshall. “Thanks to the PFFNH’s TNHBR Committee, this event is always well organized and raises money to assist families affected by muscular dystrophy and other neuromuscular disorders.”
Each year, this ride is dedicated to an individual struggling with muscular dystrophy or related muscle disease. This year, the ride is dedicated to Keegan Kilroy, 31, who was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy in 2008.
Keegan was a freestyle skier competing in events around the world. While the disease ended his freestyle skiing career, he has found a new passion in the game of golf. When not working as an electrical engineer, Keegan can be found at the golf course. He is currently ranked 161st in the World Rankings for Golfers with Disabilities and competes in tournaments across the country.]
To learn more about the ride, visit the Trans New Hampshire Bike Ride website.