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Date: Saturday, June 24, 2017
Location: Hope Lodge

New route for 2017.  For the 5th Anniversary PA Hope Ride, the route will start and end at the Hope Lodge in Hershey PA.  Day 1 will start on Saturday morning from Hershey ride to Kutztown University for dinner and overnight stay.  Day 2, the ride will follow beautiful back country roads of rural Pennsylvania back to the Hope Lodge in Hershey. 

This year's route map will be posted in early spring!  carls team 1

Athlete Amenities
This unique ride is fully-supported all along the way. With volunteer mechanics from local bike shops, SAG vehicles, fully stocked rest stops, repair & first aid patrols, and also transportation, to next water stop or finish, if needed. 

There will be overnight options, at riders expense, on Friday night, June 23, at a local hotel.

Following the close of Day 1: Riders will be staying at Kutztown University's dorm suites. This building has air conditioning and suites have private bathrooms. There is also space in suites to keep your bike. The dorms are located a short distance from the Dining Hall, where the Saturday night dinner will be held.  

Upon completion of Day 2: Be sure to stay around after the finish for some great entertainment, family activities, a fantastic lunch, give-a-ways and information about the American Cancer Society's mission!

Registration Fees
The registration fee per rider is a non-refundable $150 ($100 for one day riders).  This fee does not count toward your fundraising goal. Space is limited Sign Up Today!

What to Expect
Parking for the weekend will be available free of charge. 

Kick Off Dinner will be held in Hershey on Friday, June 23 for all riders to “Kick Off” the 2017 PA Hope Ride, to hear motivational speakers and meet other riders.

PA Hope Ride is a 2-day TOUR – not a race. Day 1 begins in Hershey at the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge and ends at Kutztown University for dinner and overnight stay in air conditioned dorms.   On Day 1 riders will have the option of riding 70 miles or a 100 mile challenge option.  

The route on Day 1 will include rolling hills coming out of Hershey; some relatively flat roads through scenic rural areas and small towns; and a few true climbs as the riders near Kutztown, PA.

Day 2 leaves Kutztown University for a 70 mile ride, climbing a few hills out of the valley to head back across rural roads and through quaint towns to the Hope Lodge in Hershey.

Cue sheets will be provided for each day with turn-by-turn directions.  The routes will be mapped on RidewithGPS and downloadable to a GPS.  This information may not be available until 2 weeks before the ride due to possible route changes and road construction. 

Luggage will be transported from the start to Kutztown University and to the end point.. 

The ride will be held rain or shine.  Be sure to come prepared for rain.  The weather at the end of June in Pennsylvania can be hot or cool, sunny or rainy, or, it could be all of these.  Please come prepared.

Fundraising Commitment
We challenge each participant to set a goal of $1,500. We have many tools to help you succeed and will be here to support you along the way. However, we do require that you commit to raising $555 in order to ride. 

Rider Jersey
All riders who reach a fundraising level of $750, will receive a 2017 PA Hope Ride jersey. 

Fundraising Deadline
All fundraising money, including matching gifts, must be postmarked on or before June 16, 2017 to qualify for awards, prizes and team/individual rankings for the start of the ride on Saturday, June 24th.  Fundraising will continue during the ride with a Ride Challenge on Saturday.  Incentives can be earned by fundraising until August 31, 2017.

Have questions?
Contact us at or (717) 533-6144.



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