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What is Cycle of Support: Ride for Children’s Mental Health?

Children’s mental health impacts all of us – every community, every school, and every family is touched by it in some way.

Kids share some of the same experiences as grownups -- anxiety, depression, mood disorders, autism, attention deficit disorders, and more. Other kids experience physical and sexual abuse, family violence, parental separation, emotional neglect, and substance misuse within a household.

Cycle of Support is a half day charity event whose proceeds fund a broad range of mental health programs for kids in New York City and Westchester, and is designed to be enjoyed by teams of riders, families, or individuals who want to take advantage of a great course while cycling to help children have happier and healthier childhoods.
 


 

How Much Money Do I Need to Raise?

Along with participation fee of $125 ($25 for children), we encourage our riders raise a minimum of $500.

Where Does the Money Raised Go?

Cycle of Support will…
  • Help make sure children can stay with their families by funding services that keep families that are challenged, together
  • Ensure kids can to go to school and focus on learning, in a positive environment.  
  • Fund different early childhood centers from Harlem to Brownsville and Coney Island, so that parents can build a strong and safe bond with their young children
  • Give abused kids who can’t live at home, a safe, supportive and home-like place to recover 
  • Help protect children who have experienced domestic violence and get them on the path to recovery 
  • Fund parent and child counseling so that they can build strong and healthy relationships
  • Ensure that children get the psychiatric treatment they need when they are facing serious mental illnesses
  • Help us take a proactive approach to addressing one of the major health challenges of NYC’s children: access to high-quality mental health services.

When and Where is the Ride?

Cycle of Support is on September 15, 2019 at Purchase College, located at 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, NY 10577 — directly across from the entrance to the Pepsi corporate offices.

How Difficult is the Ride?

Cycle of Support has something for everyone; participants can choose the distance that best fits their skill level and interest.

Families and casual riders can enjoy a 10 mile course, while more experienced riders can tackle challenging 20 or 62 mile courses.

For information on start times and the course, please review the Day of the Ride information.

Family Activities

During the ride, cyclists pedal through the scenic byways of Upper Westchester with tasty snacks and beverages at rest stops to help everyone pace themselves. After the ride, the fun continues with a festive BBQ, massages, and more.

Kid Activities include:

  • Arts & Crafts
  • Tic Tac Toe
  • Ring Toss
  • Lawn Bowling
  • Kids Relay Race

Raffles

After the ride, there will be raffles to win prizes like dinner gift certificates, passes to local events, and bike gear! Anyone who donates or raises $250 or more will be entered into our Official Bike Ride raffle, and everyone who visits our information booth will get an entry for our Family Fun raffle.
 

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Have More Questions?

Contact us or see our frequently asked questions (FAQ) page for additional questions and answers.