JettRide

The JettRide is a cross country cycle tour for teens to raise funds and awareness to fight Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

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JettRiders in the news!

Posted on July 22, 2016

chrinicle sun photo

 

Great article in the Sun Chronicle featuring our 2016 JettRider Team

JettRiders in the News!

Posted on August 06, 2014

Here are a few news articles that recently pooped up about JettRiders!!!

Wicked Local Wrentham

Medina Gazette

Livingston Daily

Sun Current Bloomington

Join us at the 2014 JettRide Finish Line!

Posted on July 30, 2014

The JettRiders have been pedaling their way across American since June and will finally reach the end of their long journey on August 15th in Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey! Come join us on that day and help cheer on the riders as they bike those last few miles and dip their bike tires in the Atlantic Ocean symbolizing the end of this years ride raising awareness for Duchenne!

Missoula Teen Leads Special Bike Ride

Posted on June 30, 2014

More media coverage out of Missoula!  This is a great article about the JettRiders time in Missoula and their visit with Cory Stalling and his family!  There is also a great video!

Check it out HERE

Missoula Mayor Declares Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Day!

Posted on June 30, 2014

This article was featured in the Missoulian.  Missoula Mayor John Engen declared June 25, 2014  Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Day!

Click HERE to read the article!

Cory Stalling with Major Engen

JettRiders Featured in The Sun Chronicle

Posted on June 30, 2014

Plainville, MA teen, cousin to bike from Wyoming to New Jersey for Charity

JettRiders Featured in the Daily Astorian

Posted on June 21, 2014

JettRiders Featured in the Daily Astorian  

Recruiting all Bike Riders!!!

Posted on April 02, 2014

The JettRide is a cross country cycle tour for teens to raise funds and awareness to fight Duchenne muscular dystrophy. We are now accepting applications for JettRide 2014.  This year’s JettRide will run from June – August, starting in Oregon and ending in Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey!  Join us this summer on the road while we spread awareness, inspire siblings and unite families across America as we raise funds to fight Duchenne muscular dystrophy! If you think you or someone you know would like to be a rider, check out our rider application:  HERE
If you are interested in becoming a Rider for a Day you can download the application:  HERE

JettRiders in the News!

Posted on August 21, 2013

Tribune  – Daily Courier

Canal Fulton Welcomes the JettRiders – Gives those with Duchenne – A Ride of a Lifetime!

Posted on July 20, 2013

The city manager of Canal Fulton joined the JettRiders once again this year for the day.  This time he brought along his neighbor Ben who has Duchenne.  This is a nice article from the local newspaper in Canal Fulton , Ohio, read how our JettRiders are giving those with Duchenne – A Ride of a Lifetime!  Go JettRiders!

JettRide featured in Hartland Patch

Posted on July 18, 2013

Hartland Teen Biking 1,00 Miles to Raise Money and Awareness for Brother

JettRiders in Connellsville

Posted on August 06, 2012

JettRiders in Connellsville

Image from the Daily Courier

 

JettRiders Featured in Livingston Daily!

Posted on August 01, 2012

July 19, 2012

Here is a great article on JettRider, Jack Van Houten and his brother Kyle.  The JettRiders recently made a stop at the Van Houten’s home where they got to spend some time with Kyle and the Van Houten family!

Bicyclist Going the Extra Mile to Find a Cure

JettRiders in the Cleveland

Posted on July 25, 2012

Here is a great article and picture of the JettRiders while they were in North Royalton on July 21, 2012. Thank you to the Dumm and Wolf families for hosting the riders!!!

North Royalton Hosts JettRiders

JettRiders Featured in Wisconsin News!

Posted on July 11, 2012

JettRiders in the NEWS!!! You guys ROCK!  Check out the great article below!

Wisconsin News Article

 

JettRiders Featured in Wicked Local Pembroke!

Posted on June 19, 2012

JettRiders; Jackson McSherry, Alec Sroggins, Justin Marino, Krystin Marino and Courtney Burt were recently interviewed by Wicked Local Pembroke. You can check out the great article and also a fun video interview with the  JettRiders at the link below!

JettRiders in Wicked Local

JettRiders Featured in the Missoulian!

Posted on June 11, 2012

JettRiders, Mac Sullivan, Drew Gottman and Ty Miller are currently making their way across the country on their bikes! They are meeting up with the rest of the JettRide in Minnesota on July 1st.  Until then you can follow their journey at:  A Bike Story 4 Cory.

While the riders were biking through Drew and Mac’s hometown of Missoula the Missoulian published a very nice article along with a few pictures! Check it out at the link below!

JettRiders in the News

JettRiders Featured on Cleveland.com!

Posted on August 31, 2011

While the JettRiders were in Cleveland, OH over the summer they had the pleasure of meeting and spending time with the Wolf Family.  Here is a great article about it.  It really is a great read!

JettRiders Meet the Wolf Family

JettRide Ending Covered in Asbury Park Press!

Posted on August 07, 2011

Check out this great article and pictures from the finish line in Point Pleasant, NJ on Friday Aug. 5, 2011.

Bicyclists end fundraising ride in Point Pleasant Beach

JettRiders in the Asbury Park Press

Posted on August 03, 2011

As the finish line quickly approaches we are seeing more about our JettRiders in the news!!

JettRiders End in Point Pleasant, NJ

JettRide Finish Line Featured in Star News Group!

Posted on August 01, 2011

The Star News Group has written up a great article all about the JettRide finale in Point Pleasant, NJ on August 5th!!  Will you be there to cheer on our JettRiders?

JettRiders Homecoming in Point Pleasant

 

JettRider Featured in the Livingston Daily

Posted on August 01, 2011

JettRider Jack Van Houten was recently featured in the Livingston Daily! Check out the great article here:

The Livingston Daily

 

 

JettRider Jack Van Houten featured in the Hartland Patch

Posted on July 20, 2011

 

Check out this wonderful article about JettRider Jack VanHouten, who is riding over 1500 miles and has raised over $10,000 to fight against Duchenne muscular dystrophy. He’s riding for his younger brother Kyle.

Read more over at the Hartland Patch.

JettRiders in Hudson Star Observer

Posted on July 19, 2011

JettRiders featured in the Hudson Star-Observer!  To read the full article visit their Star-Oberver’s website.

JettRide in South Shore Living

Posted on July 13, 2011

The 2011 JettRide has been featured in the July 2011 issue of South Shore Living magazine.  Congratulations, JettRiders.

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JettRiders in the Patriot Ledger

Posted on July 08, 2011

Gunvalsons featured in the Leader Record

Posted on July 08, 2011

JettRiders Featured in Wicked Local: Plymouth.

Posted on July 06, 2011

Become a DayRider

Posted on June 28, 2011

Follow the link below to download the JettRider

Become a DayRider

JettRide Brochure

Posted on May 11, 2011

If you’re new to the JettRide, please check out our 2011 Brochure.

JettRide 2011 Brochure

 

Donate to the JettRide

Posted on May 10, 2011

Visit our First Giving page to donate to the JettRide.

Click here to donate to the JettRide

The Jett Foundation announces the 2011 JettRide

Posted on January 17, 2011

Press Contact
Maura Carroll
781-585-5566
jettfoundation.org
maura@jettfoundation.org

Jett Foundation Announces JettRide 2011

January 2, 2011, Kingston, MA – The Jett Foundation, a Boston-area nonprofit dedicated to finding a cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (Duchenne), today announced their 3rd annual signature fundraising bike tour – JettRide 2011. The JettRide continues to engage bike enthusiasts and ordinary people to use their “muscle” to raise lifesaving funds and awareness for children affected by this devastating muscle waisting disease.

Due to the huge success of the 2007 and 2010 JettRides – where dozens of teens biked across America (Oregon to Plymouth in 2007 and California to New Jersey in 2010) – the Jett Foundation is pleased to announce the 2011 JettRide set to take place in July. This summer we have planned a shorter route (1,000 miles in 4 weeks) in order to maximize the number of families with Duchenne we visit and number of riders who can participate. The JettRide will begin at the Mall of America in Minneapolis, MN and finish at the Jersey Shore on August 5th.

The JettRide is a fully supported bike-a-thon – with food and water stops, mechanical and medical assistance, luggage transportation and lodging – that will travel through 6 states, stop at over 15 cities/towns and log over 1,000 miles in 4 weeks. The riders will travel through: Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Cyclists are required to raise $4,000 to participate in the event. The ride is facilitated by a professional cycling organization called BIKEternity that offers a life changing experience to participants as well as the Duchenne community.

According to Jett Foundation President, Christine McSherry, the 2011 ride is a direct result of an outpouring of support for previous JettRides: “Our last two JettRides initiated an overwhelming response from the Duchenne Community across the country. We are thrilled to once again orchestrate this event that engages families, friends and communities nationwide to come together for one single cause – end Duchenne muscular dystrophy.”

Founded in 2001 by Steve and Christine McSherry following the devastating diagnosis of their son, Jett, at age five, the Jett Foundation is a nonprofit organization that raises awareness and funds specifically aimed at exceptional medical care and muscle strengthening research for Duchenne. As the leading genetic killer in boys, this devastating disease affects more than 1 in 3,500 boys worldwide and is the most common and lethal form of muscular dystrophy.

Boys with Duchenne are usually diagnosed by the age of five, in a wheelchair by age 12 and maybe completely paralyzed by their late teens. Historically, most children with Duchenne do not live to see adulthood. Duchenne can occur in any family, from any race and from any background.

The Jett Foundation continues to challenge bike enthusiasts and adventure seekers to participate in the JettRide – asking them to dedicate their passions to raising funds for treatments and research. However, you do no need any bike experience to participate, the JettRide also empowers Duchenne families and advocates to do something that can make a difference for their loved ones.

For more information or to sign up for JettRide 2011, please visit jettride.jettfoundation.org

About the Jett Foundation

The Jett Foundation is a nonprofit organization that raises awareness and funds specifically aimed at saving this generation of boys with Duchenne muscular dustrophy. By working with the world’s leading Duchenne scientists and doctors the Jett Foundation is known throughout the country as a leader in funding promising research and as a strong advocate in this battle.

The 2011 JettRide site is live!

Posted on January 01, 2011

We’re excited to announce that jettride.jettfoundation.org, the new online home of the JettRide is now officially live.  We’ll be adding new content and updates over the coming months as we prepare for the 2011 ride, so make sure to check in regularly.  If you have any questions, please feel free to check out our contact page.