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Coast-to-Coast Cycling Event Benefiting 8 Foundations

3,500 Miles, 8 Foundations, 7 weeks


Contact: Athena Boyer
Phone: 888-363-6447

Portland, Or – June 1st, 2021 — The Nationwide Ride is a two-person charity cycling event that will kick off on Good Morning America on July 5, 2021. The coast-to-coast ride will span over 3,500 miles and directly benefit eight worthy nonprofit foundations. Along the route from New York City to Pacific City, Oregon, our two riders will be joined by celebrities, athletes, sponsors and special guests as they pedal 85 miles a day for 45 days.

The Nationwide Ride consists of seven cycling stages. Each 500-mile stage will be supported by a generous sponsor and benefit a nonprofit organization. With the support of our sponsors and volunteers, we are able to ensure 100% of every dollar donated via text-to-give or online donations will go directly to the benefiting charities. The goal is to generate $500,000 for our partner foundations.

Benefiting charities include: Fire Family Foundation, Boys & Girls Club of Northeast Ohio, First Responders Foundation, Black & Gold NW (USO, Special Operations Warriors Foundation and The Green Beret Foundation), The Sam Day Foundation (Pediatric Cancer Research), Feeding America, The Harrington Family Foundation and The Maurice Lucas Foundation.

Our riders John Bladholm and Chris Ray, along with the Green Barn Events team, generous partners and sponsors, have worked hard to create a memorable cycling experience that will provide a way to give back to our partnering nonprofits.

“This has been a difficult year for so many, yet hope and gratitude remain strong in my heart. This ride will hopefully strengthen my faith that our country is still full of good people wanting to help others.” said John Bladholm, Green Barn Events Partner and Co-Founder of The Nationwide Ride.

Very special thanks to our generous sponsors: Bandit Wines, Pacific Bells, 7-Eleven, Trinchero Wineries, Sutter Home Family Vineyards, Sparkling Ice, Nabisco, Safeway Albertsons, Dark Horse, Castelli, Brown Foreman, Clif Bar, Andino Coffee, ABC Roofing and SOS Hydration.

Green Barn Events is a Pacific Northwest event management company with a focus on nonprofit fundraising.


If you would like more information about this topic, please call Athena Boyer at 888 363 6447 or email

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