about

OUR STORY

 

The Ride to Give is a 501c3 non-profit children's charity based in Nyack NY, just outside of NYC. It was founded by Kaete Nazaroff and her husband, ten-time Ironman Dave Nazaroff. (Tax ID #46-2952297)

 

In the summer of 2013 Dave, followed by a support van with a team of 3, completed the first annual Ride from Nyack to Jefferson, GA (over 900 miles by bicycle) in 5 days to raise awareness and donations for the family of Tripp Halstead, a toddler who suffered a traumatic brain injury in fall of 2012. The Ride raised $180,000 for the Halstead family, plus an additional $17,000 for Sunshine on a Ranney Day, a 501C(3) charity that renovates rooms and homes for children with illnesses and special needs.

 

The Ride to Give intends to complete the Ride annually, benefitting different children in need each year, and continues to post and raise awareness and funds for other causes dear to their hearts.

 

Thank you for joining the RIDE to GIVE!

The Ride to Give Crew

Barbara Valente

"I meet Dave and Kaete one December morning at a local Nyack coffee shop a few week before their daughter Gertie was born. We sparked up a conversation that turned into an almost 8 year friendship. Last spring, I was so excited for The Ride and proud of all that the Nazaroff's were accomplishing, I volunteered my services to assist in shipping the almost 6000 Team Boom/Ride to Give T-shirts. I was honored to be asked to help admin the Facebook page and join the RTG Board of Directors. I am now the Senior Program Coordinator, managing the causes that are submitted to RTG and reaching out to families in need of assistance. I am a single mother of two, Rebecca 9 and JJ 7." - Barbara

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Michael Gottlieb

Childhood friend of Dave's since the age of 3, Michael is a designer in both graphics and woodworking. Formerly a Design Director at many well-known consumer magazines for nearly 20 years, he's is now pursuing a new career in contemporary furniture design under his brand MAXOÖN. Michael resides in Manhattan, maintains a wood shop in Brooklyn, is an avid cyclist, and a Ride to Give Board Member.

 

"When asked to join the pit crew for the first Ride to Give, I realized I would be a part of a small, but special team that will make a huge difference in someone's life. Helping not only Tripp Halstead's family with his recovery, I knew my support for Dave meant a lot because without a team following him, his extraordinary feat of riding 900-miles to Georgia could not be possible. It was challenging for us all, but in the end was such a rewarding experience. The gratitude from all the supporters along the route was not only moving—but showed us all how appreciated we were. To witnesss it firsthand was truly amazing!" –Michael

 

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Cheng Cheah

"Ride to Give was a life time experience journey that I would never forget. It was filled with emotion, caring, support and selfless love, a wonderful journey. This trip taught me that donations didn't have to be big, every dollar adds up, even just a prayer or to be there for support, it could change someone's life. 
 

"Thanks to Kaete and Dave your caring and unconditional love has touched my heart deeply. You had given me a lesson to become a more loving and caring person. I was so honored and grateful as one of the crew members, experiencing each incredible moment together with Dave. Thank you to Ride to Give Army your support had made our fundraising successful and meaningful. God bless you all. See you next year." - Cheng (Ride to Give Board Member)
 

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Stacy Casden 

"I did not know what to expect when we began this journey.  I was going with only 3 other people, and two I had only met once, and we were going to be gone a week.  Dave was the glue who brought us all together. Traveling the countryside at 15 miles an hour, you really get to see and notice things you would never see or notice!!!  And when we saw our first

"BOOMERS" (that is the name that we gave to the people who were standing on the side of the road cheering us on), it was so exciting to know that people were really following our progress.
 

We laughed together, we cried together, we were always together... but in the end when we hit the Georgia border, I cried.  I cried for all the hours I drove, for all the miles Dave rode, and I cried for the amazing journey that I got to be a part of.  

 

The first time for anything is never to be repeated, even if we try.  This first Ride To Give experience is something I will cherish the rest of my life, and I am proud and honored to say that I was a part of it." - Stacy

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