Maryann Salvadore

Featured Rider:

Maryann Salvadore

Why do you participate in the Ride?

I started riding in gratitude for the treatment I get at Roswell – now I ride for my teammates.  I am alive and still battling my cancer thanks to the amazing people at Roswell.  Team Salvadore has patients, survivors, family of those battling cancer and many who ride in memory of their loved one who died because the right treatment wasn’t available yet. Fathers, mothers, spouses, siblings, children – not with us because cancer robbed them of precious time. Roswell gives all cancer patients the best chance in WNY. Roswell’s research is extending lives and curing some cancers. Research takes money and the Ride for Roswell is the best way to help all cancer patients.

Team Salvadore photo
Team Salvadore poses with banner

What is your favorite part about Ride weekend?

It’s hard to pick one part! The Celebration of Hope is AMAZING and so meaningful.  The torch lighting and the stories of those treated at Roswell brings the purpose of the Ride center stage. Ride Day is phenomenal – to come together as a community to fight cancer is so uplifting. It is so much more than a bike ride or fundraiser. It is healing to be among so many with a common goal – to take away the power cancer has while honoring their loved ones.

What have you been doing to raise funds for the Ride?

My teammates are creative – holding food truck events, their own beer tastings and can collections. As for me- I am just sharing my Roswell story.

Pedal Power Crushing Cancer sign

Everything you need to know about packet pickup

Can you believe it’s almost Ride Weekend?! We cannot wait to gather with our community and ride to end cancer. Whether you’re riding with us on August 7 or riding your own way, come to out to Packet Pickup to collect all the things you need to ride and more, including:

  • Your rider bib: if you are riding with us, you need your bib in order to participate.
  • Rider rewards: please note – rider rewards will not be available at all locations on Saturday. They will only be available for pickup at UB.
  • A tribute card: let us know who you’re riding in honor or memory of this year.

Due to recent changes in local guidelines, masks will be required when possible while on UB’s campus on Thursday and Friday, including Packet Pickup and Celebration of Hope. It may be removed when riding, eating and drinking. Please bring a mask with you or the Ride team will have masks when you arrive.

You will also be able to:

  • Purchase amazing 2021 Ride merchandise
  • Enjoy giveaways, courtesy of our incredible sponsors
  • Snap a photo at our selfie station
  • Get your Extra Mile Club portrait

You can head to the University at Buffalo’s North Campus during these dates and times for Packet Pickup:

  • Thursday, August 5, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Friday, August 6, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Getting There

When you arrive, park in either the Slee or Baird parking lots off Coventry Road, and then go to the Alumni Arena lobby.

Packet pick up map

Riders are encouraged to continue their fundraising until August 31 to earn as many rewards as possible!