The Rodman Ride 2013

The Rodman Ride For Kids is an umbrella matching gift charity raising funds for youth-focused social service agencies that support at-risk children in Massachusetts. The Ride serves as a catalyst by providing child welfare agencies an opportunity to raise funds through this event. The Ride For Kids and its affiliated charities fundraise year-round, culminating with the Ride event, when 1,500 cyclists participate in a 25, 50, or 100-mile non-competitive cycling tour. The expenses associated with the Ride for Kids are less than 3% of the total revenue, and they are all underwritten. 

All donations are matched 10%, which means that when you donate to School on Wheels of Massachusetts through the Rodman Ride for Kids, 110% of your donation will directly benefit at-risk kids!

The 2013 Ride Update:

What a day for a bike ride! On Saturday, September 28, we had 19 team members ride a total of 750 miles to raise $111,326 and awareness for our students impacted by homelessness.

Ted Myles took off at 7am to ride 100 miles. (Ted also designed our cool team jerseys. Thanks Ted, the jerseys rocked this year.)

Terri Houston, Billy Podolski, Lori Prew, Diane Gangi, Jen Meyers, and Brittany Engle, Patty Bangs and Ashley Hanson from Evolution Sports, our anchor sponsor took off at 9am to ride 50 miles.

At 10:30am, Dennis Harkins, Coleman Clifford, Neal and Russell Opper, Mary Catherine Finn, Bruce Ring, David and Caroline Mudd, Jay Pike and Gladys McNamee rode 25 miles. This completed our team of 19 riders.

Cathy Adler also had a successful fundraising campaign as a virtual rider.

The weather was perfect, the barbecue was delicious, but the best part was watching all of our riders cross the finish line with a sense of excitement and pride.

Your support makes a difference for our kids!  

Read more about the School on Wheels of Massachusetts Rodman Ride for Kids


The 2012 Ride

In September 2012, a total of 1,300 riders participated in the Rodman Ride for Kids with over 600 volunteers helping out on the day of the Ride. The School on Wheels of Massachusetts Ride goal was $90,000. We ended up raising $108,000, thanks to our riders and donors!

Hundreds of volunteers cheered the riders on along the course, water stops, and finish line to make sure riders were hydrated, nourished, and felt safe and supported during their ride. Don Rodman generously hosted a delicious barbecue afterwards for all riders and volunteers. The 2012 event raised $10.3 million, an increase of nearly 15% from the previous year for the 46 Ride for Kids benefiting agencies. School on Wheels of Massachusetts has been fortunate to be a part of the Rodman Ride for 6 years. It is our largest, most important fundraiser event of the year.

Ride Numbers


2013 - 19 riders, $111,326 raised

2012 - 28 riders, $108,000 raised

2011 - 28 riders, $81,299 raised

2010 - 35 riders, $93,872 raised

2009 - 25 riders, $61,778 raised

2008 -   4  riders $28,230 raised



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