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Date: Saturday, June 23, 2018
Location: Hershey Hope Lodge

Again in 2018, 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!  bikes on rack.2

Athlete Amenities
This 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 22, 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 the suites to keep bikes. The dorms are located a short distance from the Dining Hall, where the Saturday night dinner and Sunday breakfast 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 22 for all riders to “Kick Off” the 2018 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.   On Day 1 riders will have the option of riding 75 miles or a 100 mile true 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; with a few climbs as the riders near Kutztown, PA.

Day 2 leaves Kutztown University for a 75 mile ride, climbing a few hills out of the valley to head back across rural roads and through quaint towns, back to the Hope Lodge in Hershey, along a different route.

The roads will be well marked and 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 or smartphone.  This information may not be available until 2 weeks before the ride due to possible route changes and road construction.  Be sure to check back for last minute changes.

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

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 $500 in order to ride. 

Rider Jersey
All riders who reach a fundraising level of $750, will receive a 2018 PA Hope Ride jersey. 

Fundraising Deadline
All off-line fundraising money, including matching gifts, must be postmarked on or before June 18, 2018 to qualify for awards, prizes and team/individual rankings for the start of the ride on Saturday, June 23rd.  Donations can be dropped off at an American Cancer Society office, 112 Sipe Ave., Hershey, PA by noon on Wednesday, June 20th. Fundraising will continue during the ride with a "Ride Challenge" on Saturday.  

Incentives can still be earned by fundraising until August 31, 2018.

Have questions?
Contact us at or (717) 534-1487.



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