32,000 cyclists – 40 miles – 5 boros – 0 cars!
Special Edition 2015
MLF riders were part of the pack in this year’s TD Five Boro Bike Tour. Beginning in downtown Manhattan, the scenic tour takes the participants through the five boroughs of NYC before ending in Staten Island with a Finish Festival.
Ernest Vomero, the Foundation’s Chief Medical Advisor, was the force behind getting MLF involved 3 years ago. Imagine going from 5 riders in 2013 to 23 this year!!! We had three husband and wife teams (Marty and Christine Lyons, Marlon and Doreen Juarbe and James and Jennifer Kennedy); two father and son teams (Dr. V and Vinny Vomero and Mike and Mikey Ryan) and numerous family and friends, including Joe DiSalvo (fellow Board member with Marty and Dr. V.). Riders were both local (tristate) and long-distanced (upstate NY and Maryland!). Each participant proudly wore an official MLF uniform, courtesy of Cunningham Duct Cleaning Services and the LandTek Group, and looked very stylish in their Under Armour sunglasses donated by Craig Fels from Eyeking.
The riders had a great time with beautiful blue skies and sunshine to encourage them, but the amazing result of this event was that the group collectively raised over $80,000!! Imagine the number of smiles that will create for our wish children!
If you would like to be involved, donations for our riders are still being accepted. However, think bigger by joining Team Ernie 2016!! Our goal is to have more riders raising money. The more we raise, the more wishes we can grant, the more kids we can give courage to wish for more!