Michael A. Tye, was my brother. He was a businessman, humanitarian, bicyclist, runner, friend, son, and above all a concerned citizen.
He died June 2, 2003 of complications from Multiple Myeloma Cancer; he was 49..
One of the last gifts Michael left on this earth was to help create, organize and name a charity bicycle ride where 100% of the money raised went to AIDS prevention, treatment and care.
Although Michael never lived to see his dream a reality…IT IS!!!!
It is hard to believe that through Michael’s vision; and countless concerned volunteers efforts: THE HARBOR TO THE BAY AIDS CHARITY BIKE RIDE is now 15 years old
Since it’s inaugural ride in 2003 THE H2B RIDE has raised just under $5 million dollars, donated to Fenway Community Health, Aids Support Group of Cape Cod, Community Research Initiative, and AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts.
The 68 or 125 mile, fully supported, one day bike ride starts in Boston and finishes in Provincetown…but the ride is still only the beginning…the real finish line is Michael’s and all of humanities hopeful vision … a world without HIV/AIDS!
THE HARBOR TO THE BAY ride will continue to raise funds and awareness UNTIL A CURE.
Funds raised through the ride and related activities; are earmarked 100% to the beneficiaries to help educate, treat and care for those affected by HIV/AIDS.
It is absolutely incredible how this ride started…and where it is now…15 years later.
We Ride with pride…
A Heartfelt “Thank you”,
December 1, 2016