Salisbury Farm, Johnston, RI September 20th, 2020

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Cycling to Support Rhode Island Cancer Research

Cycling to Support Rhode Island Cancer Research

Cycling to Support Rhode Island Cancer ResearchCycling to Support Rhode Island Cancer Research

Salisbury Farm, Johnston RI

September 20th, 2020

What is Tour De Rhody

Tour De Rhody is a one day bicycle ride to support the Brown University Oncology Research Group (BrUOG). All rides start at 9am at Salisbury Farm and loop back to the same finish. The shortest 10-15 mile loop (I'm still finalizing the route) is all the on the road. For the longer options which will be about 40 to 50 miles, there is both an all road option or a challenging gravel course with several dirt road sections. All rides are supported with rest stops and have bike support.

Tour De Rhody at Salisbury Farm

11 Peck Hill Road, Johnston, Rhode Island 02919, United States

TourDeRhody@gmail.com

WHY RIDE TOUR DE RHODY

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About the Brown University Oncology Research Group (BrUOG)

The Brown University Oncology Research Group (BrUOG) was created in 1994 to coordinate clinical cancer research for Brown’s affiliated hospitals and Alpert Medical School faculty. BrUOG’s main mission is to improve cancer care through the implementation of innovative, multidisciplinary cancer clinical trials. BrUOG provides the infrastructure for the efficient development and implementation of these trials, which are created by Brown University faculty.  


The trials sponsored by BrUOG investigate novel, cutting-edge applications of chemotherapy, biologic agents and other cancer treatments.  Our trials are unique because they are investigator-initiated—conceptualized by practicing physicians, not by pharmaceutical companies. As such, these trials represent an incredibly important sector of cancer research. Because medical, radiation and surgical oncologists are deeply familiar with both the latest research and stark realities of cancer, they are an unrivaled source of ideas for novel approaches to treatments.


Learn more about BrUOG here

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How to Register or Donate

This year thanks to the support of the Lifespan Cancer Institute we are able to feature true crowdfunding for registration and fundraising through bikereg and pledgereg. 


Click here to register on bikereg

Click here to donate on pledgereg


For larger donations, you can donate directly through the Lifespan Foundation, who is sponsoring the event this year, and avoid processing fees. Please include Tour De Rhody in the memo and email tourderhody@gmail.com so we can make to count it on the tally.


If you miss the old way, the existing link directly through the Brown portal still functions.

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Event History

As a Hematologist/Oncologist in the Lifespan Cancer Institute, I witness first-hand all the good that BrUOG can do for my patients. 

I also ride my bike to work every day, rain or shine (maybe not in ice). Bringing Tour de Rhody to fruition for its first year in 2019 combined two of my passions; oncology research and bike riding. Nearly 100 riders joined to ride bikes, get a little lost and raise over $18,000 for cancer research. Aside from some small hiccups, I felt the event a great success. 


2020 will be bigger, even more fun, have porta-potties, and hopefully raise even more to support the great work of BrUOG. I really hope you can join us again. I even promise not to mark the course with chalk paint before rain. Thank you, Dr Thomas Ollila.