Christina Clarke Genco Mother’s Day Memorial Ride

Sunday, May 13th - staggered starts beginning at 8:00am
@ Newton City Hall, 1000 Commonwealth Ave, Newton [map]

The first-annual Christina Clarke Genco Foundation (CCGF) is being held as part of National Women’s Health Week to commemorate the life of Christina Genco and raise funds to support bike safety and affordable housing projects in partnership with Bike Newton, Bike and Build, and Habitat for Humanity.

“We are so excited to announce the Ride because it gives us all a chance to carry on Christina’s legacy,” explains Caroline Genco, President of the CCGF. “Rather than shy away from biking, we are confronting it head-on, promoting bike safety in partnership with Bike Newton, and raising money for affordable housing, the cause Christina lived and died working for.”

The ride includes four routes:

  • 68 miles - starts at 8:00am
  • 34 miles - starts at 9:00am
  • 17 miles - starts at 11:00am
  • 3.4 miles - starts at 1:00pm

“The support we’ve received from those close to Christina has been incredible,” says Brandon Genco, Vice President and Chair of Biking Operations for the CCGF. “The Boston University community, especially the School of Hospitality Administration, Christina’s Alma Mater, and Revolution Lacrosse, where Christina coached and mentored young women, have donated their time and resources to the Ride. These volunteers give us the strength to get our messages about safe biking out to the public.”

A Safe Biking Clinic will be offered on-site in partnership with Bike Newton and Cycle Loft will provide overall logistical support. The Boston University Pep Band will perform in the morning, followed by reggae band Toussaint the Liberator in the afternoon.

About the Christina Clarke Genco Foundation
The Christina Clarke Genco Foundation was established in memory of Christina Genco (8.11.88-6.6.11), a Boston University graduate whose life was tragically cut short while riding her bike through Alabama leading a cross-country cycling trip with Bike & Build to benefit affordable housing groups like Habitat for Humanity. The Foundation aims to inspire youth to find their passion and make a difference in their communities, and focuses on bicycling safety education, athletic scholarships and support for affordable housing.