By Ali Nicole

The 16th Annual Women Supporting Women Ride for Awareness event is going virtual this year. Throughout the month of October, riders will be invited to support breast cancer awareness and the work of Women Supporting Women (WSW). The local non-profit is looking to continue the excitement of this annual event while supporting safety during a challenging time.

Starting Sept. 26, registration will open to interested riders to pick their day and make a donation. For the month of October, Breast Cancer Awareness month, riders will be able to take solo rides or ride with a passenger on the day of their choosing to spread the message of awareness to the local community. New this year; a commemorative event patch will be mailed out to the first 200 registrants. This new addition is expected to be the first in a series.

Registration is $20 for a single rider and $30 for a rider and passenger. To sign up and make a charitable donation, interested community members can go to or find the event on

Rachel Manning, Public Relations and Marketing for WSW, says the ride is, “a great opportunity for people to get fresh air, ride, and do so safely.” WSW chose a virtual event spanning a full month in the interest of safety and is not encouraging large groups gathering.

When a participant registers for this event, they can be certain that 100 percent of the proceeds will go to WSW. The organization is a local non-profit and not affiliated with any national organizations meaning that any funds raised stay in the local community. The work WSW does is all focused on the Shore and includes such free services as providing prostheses and wigs, as well as education, support, and awareness around breast cancer.

Since 1993, Women Supporting Women has supported the health and wellness of our local community and the Ride for Awareness is an opportunity for locals to help them continue their work. Sixteen years and county, this event continues to be a chance to give back to the Shore. For more information visit the Women Supporting Women website or call 410-548-7880.