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Ride for Research

Ride for Research

October 8-11, 2020

The mission of the CAL-PT-FUND is to advance the science and practice of physical therapy by providing $20,000 each year in grant support to physical therapist researchers in California. The CAL-PT-FUND is committed to building the body of knowledge to support evidence-based, high-quality, cost-effective physical therapy.

Over the last 5 years, the Ride for Research has become the CAL-PT-FUND's largest fundraising event and is a major source for grant funding.Each year, over the course of four days, members of the CPTA community, as well as friends and family, have ridden down the coast of California from San Francisco to Los Angeles.

This year, the FUND decided to do things a little different. To promote the health and safety of our community, the FUND is asking you to participate in the Ride where you already are. You can ride your bike, or walk, or run, or swim, or do any or any other form of exercise right where you live. The goal is to move!

You can register as a participant and create a fundraising page telling everyone how you plan to move. For example, it might read "My goal is to bike 5 miles each day of the Ride" or "I plan to run 10 miles on Saturday." You choose how many days to participate and how much you move. Friends and family can donate to "your ride" and the proceeds benefit the FUND!

While participating in the Ride, please remember to practice proper social distancing and health practices when necessary.

Register as a Participant

We welcome everyone to join the event and exercise where you are! You can choose how you move and for how long. Maybe you will swim 1000 laps over all 4 days or run 10 miles on Friday. However you move is up to you!


Donate to the Event

If you do not wish to participate, but would still like to support the CAL-PT-FUND, you can make a general donation to the event by clicking the "Donate" button below. You can choose to donate to the overall event or choose an individual to support.


Purchase a Cycling Jersey

Glide down the road in style! These high-quality jerseys are made in the USA by Voler. Both men's and women's sizes are available. Jerseys come in either race or club cut. Limited availability. All cycling jerseys are just $50! Not a cyclist yourself but know someone who is? These make great birthday or holiday gifts!