June 24, 2018

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Riders For A Cause

Riders For A Cause (Local Riders, Cancer Fighters) and the Black Tie Tour were formed out of a desire to help local families impacted by cancer. Founded by friends with a desire to make an impact in honor and in memory of loved ones fighting cancer, Riders for a Cause is an all-volunteer 501(c)3 non-profit organization.  

The Black Tie Tour is dedicated to cancer fighters and their families! 2018 Primary proceeds will benefit The Capital Health Center for Oncology at Capital Health Medical Center - Hopewell. Additionally, we screen local cancer patients to help assist with medical costs involving their treatments.

Our efforts for 2017 raised approximately $120,000.  Of this  $53,000 went to Capital Health Center for Oncology, supporting cancer research $30,000.00 went go to helping local individuals and their families. 

Please help us by “Uplifting Hopes Using Our Spokes” to find a cure for cancer one mile at a time.

Visit our website @ ridersforacause.org additional information and events.  


Top Teams as of May 11
Top Individuals as of May 11

Team Fundraised
1 Steinert 79ers $7197
2 Riders For A Cause $2325,
3 #tonytough#ninistrong $2200
4 Bernies Bicycles $770


Individual Fundraised
2 Jerry Lo Presti $1,650
3 Ron Scarna $1,350
4 Dave Carabelli $1,185
5 Ed Budzinski $850
6 Joe Monzo $350
7 Shaun Sass $350
8 Sal LoPresti $300
9 Julie Dohanic $275
10 DAN COSTA $250
11 Patrick Jaquinto $250
12 Susan Rauth $250
13 Joanne Aaronson $225
14 Michael Brescio $207
15 Heddy Bartell $200
16 Pasquale Carannante $200

2018 Highlights:

  • All registered riders receive a commemorative high quality jersey from VI3 Kustom Apparel, kids under 18 will recieve regular tee shirts.
  • Rest areas offer few surprises including fare that is not your typical cycling nutrition, as well as entertainment from TN-Tertainment DJ's and professional photography by Memory Makers Studio.
  • Course SAG support is provided by  Hart's Cyclery
  • The finish line features a delicious buffet selection catered by local Italian restaurants along with music, massages and other exciting amenities!
  • Cost is $95 to register and a $150 minimum fundraising requirement per person, kids under 18 must be accompanied by an adult (Kids do not have to adhere to the the minimum fund raising requirement
  • 6 different registration discounts



Your partnership and support will allow Riders For A Cause to help in furthering cancer awareness and local care.

                            Our Check to Capital Health Oncology Dept.


                                                                                                                                                             2018 Rest Stop !!


     Different Random Shots and Magazine Article !!!!

Meet some of our cyclists

Waiting for the Start Gun !!

Meet some of our Volunteers that make this all possible

"Designated Bar Tender" night helping Riders for a Cause raise cancer awareness and contributions

The Black Tie Tour is a sophisticated, upscale fundraising cycling event featuring two scenic routes (10, 25 and 50 miles) in central New Jersey.


Registration fees


25 Mile

    1. $95.00
      May 15 - Jun 24


50 Mile

    1. $95.00
      May 15 - Jun 24

Family Fun Ride (KIDS)-10 Mile


    1. $15.00
      Apr 21 - Jun 24

In Memory Of Donations

May all those who share a special place in our hearts rest peacefully.

To Make an In Memory Of donation online: please click on "Pledge Participant" on the left side of this home page. Then in the search box, please enter either the individuals name or "in Memory of". A New page will open & you can click "pledge" to make an online donation. 

Note: Please do not make a general donation or a donation on 'team' page as we cannot accurately associate with memorial funds.

Alternatively, checks can be mailed directly to RFAC. Checks can be made payable to "Riders For A Cause". Please include individuals name in Memo Line of check so we can appropriately identify the memorial donation.

Checks can be mailed to: PO BOX 3283 Mercerville, NJ 08619 

Thank you!

About Us

Riders For A Cause (Local Riders, Cancer Fighters) and the Black Tie Tour were formed out of a desire to help local families impacted by cancer. Riders For A Cause is an all volunteer 501(c)3 non-profit organization.  

The Black Tie Tour is a premier cycling event in Central New Jersey being held on June 24, 2018 at the Capital Health Medical Center - Hopewell Campus. Featuring 10, 25 and 50-mile scenic routes, & began and ended at the Capital Health Medical Center Hopewell Campus.  This ride is planned to be a unique, upscale event offering accoutrements that are atypical of other local cycling events.  We like to describe it as a "gala" on wheels. 

 "We hope you will join us in 2018 as a rider, volunteer, and/or sponsor as we aim to "Uplift Hopes Using Our Spokes". Our  2018 Ambassador is Joey Povio & our ride will also be honoring the memory of Gail Ciccone & Antonio Nini. It still holds true what our 2016 Ambassador, Antonio Nini, used to say: "We ride for hope. We ride for cancer patients and their families."

View our article in Real Womens Magazine to learn more about RFAC



2018 Ambassador Joey Povio

Facebook Link

2016/17 Sponsors

Thank you to all of our Sponsors


If you are interested in becoming a  2018 Sponsor, please contact us;

@ ridersforacause.com@gmail.com to discuss the details


Visit our website @ Riders For A Cause

Top Donors

# Name Amount
1 Robbinsville PBA #344 $1,000.00
2 Stone Terrace . $500.00
3 Allied Beverage Group, L.L.C. $500.00

Top Teams


Steinert 79ers





Riders For A Cause

Raised: $2,475.00



Raised: $2,200.00

Top Fundraisers







Jerry Lo Presti





Ron Scarna





Event Schedule

  • June 24 7:00 AM EDT - Open

Contact Information

Event Location

Capital Health Medical Center Hopewell, Capital Way, Pennington, NJ, United States

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