About the Ride and Fun Run

Whether you’re riding, running or walking, you’ll help us change the lives of individuals with autism right here in New Jersey. Go the Distance is designed for all abilities and provides a safe and family-friendly atmosphere. Are you ready to Go the Distance?

Bike It:
With three scenic and fully supported bike routes through Bergen County to choose from - 10, 25, and 50 miles – you’re sure to find a distance that’s right for you.

Run/Walk It:
Not a cyclist? Take part in our inaugural 5K Fun Run. Lace up your shoes for this untimed event open to runners and walkers on the Bergen Community College campus (strollers are welcome!).

The fun continues at our Community Festival with all-day food, music, games, inflatables, activities, and more! Entry to the Festival is included for all registered Bike and Fun Run participants.

WHY WE GO THE DISTANCE

Autism is the fastest-growing developmental disorder, yet the most underfunded. In 2018, the CDC reported rates of children identified with autism spectrum disorder had risen dramatically. In the US, the rate of autism is 1 in 59, while in New Jersey we experience a staggering 1 in 34, the highest in the country.

When you participate in Go the Distance for Autism, you directly impact the lives of children and adults with autism right here in New Jersey. The event brings together four organizations, Alpine Learning Group, EPIC School, Garden Academy, and the REED Foundation for Autism, all of whom are dedicated to building a brighter future for these individuals.

Over the past 10 years, thousands of people in Northern New Jersey and beyond have raised more than $7 million in support of these pre-eminent educational and treatment programs. Help us continue our good work!