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On April 29, 2017, we’ll ride for one reason–Life.

Welcome to CycleNation–a community of cyclists and friends
on a quest to put the brakes on stroke and heart disease.
How? By turning the motion of cycling into a movement for healthy living.

Build your team and save. All teams of 4+ enjoy a fundraising match of up to $500 per rider. Click the Team Challenge link below for details.

It all comes together by working together

raise funds

$271,659

funds raised to date

reach goal

-27

Days Until the Ride

Supporting life-saving stroke and heart research, public education and pro-health legislation is always an uphill ride. No worries. The website will equip you with the tools and tips you need to reach out, raise funds and stay ride-ready.

You’re invited

CycleNation Ride
April 29, 2017
Livermore, CA

The rubber meets the road in Livermore, CA –
the oldest wine region in Alameda County, CA.

What we’re up against and why we’re up for it.

Despite some staggering stats on these twin killers, the hope is real. That should push us to work smarter. Ride harder. Inspire supporters to give bigger.

the challenge

Stroke challenge icon

Stroke is the#5 killer in the U.S.

Combining with heart and cardiovascular diseases to account for 1 in every 3 deaths in America

the opportunity

Opportunity to prevent stroke icon

80% of all strokesare preventable

Think nutrition and exercise like biking and spinning classes

the vision

Vision to prevent cardiovascular disease icon

Reduce cardiovascular events by20% by the year 2020

We’ve made major strides toward reaching this milestone number, but three years isn’t very long to hit goal

Pedaling with purpose

Some of us ride because we survived a stroke or heart event. Others give in memory of someone who didn’t. No matter the reason, we all want to stick around longer and stronger–to be there for our loved ones and show up for life . Since anyone can be affected, everybody has a role to play.

I ride because

Rider image of  Sean Maloney, Stroke Survivor, Stroke Activist, Former Intel Executive

People go through life and don’t think about strokes. I want to tap folks on the shoulder and say, "If it happened to me, it can happen to you. Get a check up. It’s worth it.

– Sean Maloney, Stroke Survivor, Stroke Activist, Former Intel Executive

I give because

supporter Image of Pamela H. (mother of 3)

The oldest of my three daughters suffered a massive stroke at age 37. She didn’t know what hit her and that was it. There’s too much at stake for my family to do nothing.

– Pamela H. (mother of 3)

I organize because

Image of a couple who organizes. Nick Racanelli, a 30-year supporter of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association

I want to create a challenge around healthy exercise, offer a fun social experience that unites people behind a cause, and raise funds for an organization I trust.

– Nick Racanelli, a 30-year supporter of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association

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