Jim Ray Memorial Heart Ride 2020

October 12, 2020 by Cardiovascular Research Institute of Vermont

The Jim Ray Memorial Heart Ride embarks on its 20th annual ride while continuing to support the CVRI research and education and honoring family members impacted by heart disease and stroke.

On Saturday, October 10, Mark Ray, Steve Gronlund, and Tim Pudvar rode 138 miles--Shelburne to the Appalachian Gap, then a century in the beautiful Mad River Valley--for the 20th annual Jim Ray Memorial Heart Ride. From Northfield to Randolph, they had a nine-man peleton going.

Their ride honors Mark’s dad Jim Ray—an avid cyclist who died of heart disease at age 64—plus Mark’s grandfather; Steve’s grandmother, grandfather, and uncle; other family members and friends; and the millions impacted by heart disease and stroke. This year, Mark and Steve again welcome Tim to another crazy ride.

During the past two decades, they have raised more than $200,000 to support heart disease research and education. As in the past few years, all the money raised will go to the Cardiovascular Research Institute (CVRI) at the UVM Medical Center / Larner College of Medicine.