Harbor to the Bay, a community-driven charity organization that raises funds for HIV/AIDS research and care, announced today that it is organizing its final Boston to Provincetown AIDS Benefit Bike Ride on September 23, 2023. The organization, which has raised more than $6.7 million dollars over 20 successful bike rides, has just opened registration for the 21st and final ride.
The charity ride was established in memory of Michael A. Tye, a successful businessman, humanitarian, bicyclist, and friend who lived his life with purpose and a deep concern for his community. After battling multiple myeloma cancer, Michael passed away in 2003 at age 49. However, he left behind a meaningful legacy through his involvement in the creation of this iconic charity bicycle ride to raise funds for HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, education, and care. The legacy of Harbor to the Bay stands as a testament to Michael’s selflessness and dedication to making a difference in the world.
Unique among charity rides, Harbor to the Bay ensures that one hundred percent of participant-raised funds go directly to the four beneficiaries. Harbor to the Bay relies solely on volunteers and has no paid staff. The Harbor to the Bay charity event also seeks to increase awareness to help prevent HIV infection, care for those already impacted by HIV/AIDS, and positively influence people living with HIV/AIDS.
While this year’s event will mark the end of Harbor to the Bay, the organization emphasized that the fight against HIV/AIDS will continue “Until A Cure” is found. The charity also looks forward to partnering with its beneficiaries to create new and exciting events that support those living with HIV/AIDS and other healthcare needs of the LGBTQ+ community. The four beneficiaries include Fenway Health, AIDS Support Group of Cape Cod, AccessHealth MA (formerly known as Community Research Initiative), and AIDS Action.
“We are excited to celebrate all the incredible achievements we have made over the past 20 years and bring this chapter to a close,” said James Morgrage, co-founder of Harbor to the Bay. “We invite participants from past rides to join us in this celebration and continue our work alongside them for years to come.” Harbor to the Bay expressed its deep gratitude to the entire community of volunteers and supporters who have made the ride a success over the years. “Serving alongside each and every one of you has been the privilege and honor of a lifetime,” Morgrage said.
About Harbor to the Bay
Harbor to the Bay is a one-day 125-mile ride from Boston (Harbor) to Provincetown, MA (Bay) that raises money for four Massachusetts-based HIV/AIDS organizations whose work has worldwide implications. Launched in 2003, Harbor to the Bay has raised over $6.7 million for Fenway Health, AIDS Support Group of Cape Cod, AccessHealth MA (formerly known as Community Research Initiative), and AIDS Action. Harbor to the Bay, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, Employer ID Number: 05-0568910 that is run solely through volunteer efforts and has no paid employees. Harbor to the Bay is an Equal Opportunity Organization. All are welcome to participate without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification and expression, national origin, citizenship, age, HIV Status, marital or veteran status, disability, or any additional characteristics protected by law.