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More Than 1,500 Cyclists To Ride For Autism In Paramus

The Go the Distance for Autism bicycle race is set for Sunday, May 22, at Bergen Community College.
The Go the Distance for Autism bicycle race is set for Sunday, May 22, at Bergen Community College. Photo Credit: Facebook

PARAMUS, N.J. – Go the Distance for Autism, north New Jersey’s largest charity cycling event, is set to take place on Sunday, May 22, at Bergen Community College.

Registration for the event is now open . More than 1,500 cyclists are expected to take part in the ride of 3, 10, 25 or 62.5 miles, according to race organizers.

All proceeds raised from the event will go toward awareness of those New Jersey residents with autism.

Now in its seventh year, Go the Distance for Autism (GTD4A) is a joint effort between multiple groups, including the Alpine Learning Group and the EPIC School in Paramus, the Garden Academy in West Orange and the REED Academy in Oakland, according to organizers.

In the past six years, the bike ride has raised over $4 million to improve the lives of children and adults with autism, according to organizers.

Those who register for this year's race will also receive GTD4A gear, entrance to the Family Fun Festival and entrance to a Community Pavilion featuring local businesses and nonprofit agencies.

Bergen Community College is located at 400 Paramus Road. For more information about the race and the companies that help make it happen, or to sponsor the charity, visit the GTD4A website .

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