When Chris Woods, who is an avid cyclist, was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease at the age of 41, the goal was to find a bicycle ride that raised money for Parkinson's research. For years Chris had been riding in the 150 mile Diabetes ride, and the 150 mile MS ride. After much research, the Woods family realized that there was no ride out there for Parkinson's Disease, so they organized their own ride. The New England Parkinson's Ride took shape in the summer of 2008, and linked up with Team Fox at The Michael J Fox Foundation.
We like to advertise this ride as a "weekend at the beach in Maine, with a ride thrown in for fun". There is a Pasta Supper offered on the Friday night before the ride, where cyclists socialize, and may pre-register for the morning's ride.This is held at Lyndberg's Landing at the end of The Pier at Old Orchard Beach.
The Alouette Beach Motel offers reduced rates for the weekend of the ride. Mention The New England Parkinson's Ride if you call to make reservations............1-800-565-4151 or 1-207-934-4151 or www.AlouetteBeachResort.com