Press Release: 10th Annual Texas Mamma Jamma Ride

For immediate release:

Monday, April 9, 2018

Cyclists—you see them on the highways and byways all across Central Texas, and you think it would be cool to join them but don’t know where to start. The Texas Mamma Jamma Ride is just for you.

In its 10th year, The Texas Mamma Jamma Ride is an annual bike event that raises funds to support local programs and services for breast cancer fighters and survivors in Central Texas. The Ride is Saturday, September 22, in Martindale and offers a distance that fits your comfort level: 15, 25, 40 and 65 miles. The routes are great for new cyclists and seasoned riders.

Join us on Saturday, June 9, for the first of nine fully supported training rides in a fun, friendly and supportive group. Expert cyclists will provide training and NO ONE IS EVER LEFT BEHIND. Training rides are free for registered riders and $15 donation requested for non-registered riders.

  • Monthly beginner clinics
  • Every level of rider welcome
  • Routes of varied length and difficulty
  • Pick-up service
  • Water, snacks and cool spa towels at the end

Since its beginning, the Texas Mamma Jamma Ride has provided more than $1.5 million to eight local breast cancer support organizations. Mamma Jamma is a 501c3 nonprofit organization and a year-­round endeavor of breast cancer awareness, fundraising and cycling.

 For more information, contact:

Marion Martin
Executive Director
512-297-7740
marion@mammajammaride.org

Team Captain FAQs

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Q: Why are more riders & teams needed?

A: Mamma Jamma Ride's (MJR) success is dependent on hosting over 400 riders. More participants lead to more donations which allow our beneficiaries to offer more services. Three people are diagnosed with breast cancer in Central Texas every day. The funds MJR raise is to make sure every one of them has access to the care and support they need to be survivors.

Q: What if I’m not a cyclist or am not able to ride on September 22nd?

A: All riders are fundraisers - but not all fundraisers are riders! If you aren’t riding and want to join the MJR community in supporting our beneficiaries, you can register as a virtual rider and invite everyone you know to make-a-donation. Or you can donate to another rider via monthly recurring payments or a one-time payment.  

Q: When should I register and start fundraising?  

A: As soon as you can! MJR has an annual operating cycle/budge and donations coming in year-round allows us to offer more programs throughout the year such as off-season rides, social events, and fundraising events which in turn help provide a bigger beneficiary donation at the end of the year. 

Q: How much does the ride cost and how much money does each rider need to raise?

A: Riders pay a nominal $35 registration fee, then raise funds to meet (and hopefully exceed) minimum fundraising levels. To be eligible to ride on Ride Day, riders must raise a minimum of $300; and adult students, $150. Children register for $50 and fundraising is optional.

Q: Why is there a minimum fundraising bar of $300?

A: MJR’s objective is to provide our beneficiaries with donations that help them grow the services they offer to Central Texas individuals and their families affected by breast cancer. If you compare the MJR minimum to other fundraising rides, or if you consider raising money annually, it’s actually not very high. For example, if you were to opt into the recurring payment option, $30/month starting in January will allow you to reach the $300 minimum. Everything else is icing on the cake to help those in need.

Q: I’m not comfortable asking friends and family for donations. How can you help me?

A: Yes. First, you’d be surprised how many friends and family will support your cause! Also, you can find fundraising tips on our website. 

Q: Where do the donations go?

A: What’s raised here, stays here! Funds raised through the Texas Mamma Jamma Ride support local organizations that help Central Texans facing breast cancer by providing a comprehensive range of programs and services. By being part of the Mamma Jamma Ride, you help every one of these organizations with each gift.  

A: Beneficiaries include: Breast Cancer Resource Center, Community Action of Central Texas, Susan G. Komen Austin, Seton Healthcare Family, Team Survivor, WINGS, Wonders & Worries, and Sustainable Food Center.

Q: Do you have specific examples as to how the 8 beneficiaries use the donations?

A: Some examples include: The Sustainable Food Center’s free “Cooking after Cancer” class. Team Survivor offers free exercise program to help survivors get active. The Breast Cancer Resource Center offers a “newly diagnosed” group session. WINGS offers financial assistance throughout a patients journey. Wonders & Worries provides assistance to the children of parents are going through cancer. Community Action & Seton provide funding for Screening Mammograms and Diagnostic Mammograms. Susan G. Komen provides grants that allow critical breast health services to be accessible to uninsured and underinsured women and men.

Q: Why is on-going volunteer support needed?

A: In addition to volunteers needed for Sept 22nd MJR ride, there are many needs throughout the year as 95% of MJR is operated by volunteers. Areas include help developing integrated marketing assets such as video, social media, website, etc. In addition, all of our training ride guides are volunteers and it’s imperative we offer the same year on year capability plus grow our training ride footprint and offer even more beginner coaching.

Q: Can I follow MJR on social media?

A: Absolutely. Our social media channels are:

https://www.facebook.com/MammaJammaRide

https://www.instagram.com/mammajammaride

https://twitter.com/MammaJammaRide

Q: When is the Mamma Jamma Ride in Martindale, TX?

A: Our 10th-anniversary ride is September 22, 2018

Q: How can MJR help me prepare for the ride?

A: We provide fully supported training rides starting June 9th, as well as, monthly beginner clinics. Please check the website www.mammajammaride.org for the most up to date training ride schedule. 

2018 Mamma Jamma Ride Jerseys Available

2018 Mamma Jamma Ride jerseys are here! Sports Cut and Tank Top styles available. The first order deadline is April 12th - just in time to wear to the first training ride.

Purchase yours online by logging in or starting your new account with Primal at https://www.primalcustompro.com/NewTeamMemberCreate.aspx?TeamCode=MAMM10467 .

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Press Release: March 25, 2018 - Kendra Scott Gives Back to Texas Mamma Jamma Ride

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If you're looking for the perfect Easter or Mother's Day gift--or even if you want to get a little something for yourself, the Kendra Gives Back Party is the perfect place to snag something that's as unique as you are. And 20% of proceeds go straight to Texas Mamma Jamma Ride!

Tuesday, March 27, 6-8 p.m., 1400 South Congress Avenue

Texas Mamma Jamma Ride is an annual bike ride, for riders of every ability that raises funds to support local support programs and services for breast cancer fighters and survivors in Central Texas.  In its first nine years, the Ride has returned almost $1.6 million to its eight beneficiary organizations; Breast Cancer Resource Center, Komen Austin, Seton Breast Care Center, Team Survivor, Wonders & Worries, Community Action Central Texas, WINGS and Sustainable Food Center. 

The 10th Annual Texas Mamma Jamma Ride will be held on Saturday, Sept 22, 2018, in Martindale, Texas. Visit mammajammaride.org to register for the race and upcoming training rides.

 Mamma Jamma is a 501c3 nonprofit organization and a year-­round endeavor of breast cancer awareness, fundraising, and cycling.

For more information on the Kendra Scott event or the Texas Mamma Jamma Ride, contact:

Marion Martin
Executive Director
512-297-7740
marion@mammajammaride.org

Donate A Vehicle and Make A Difference

Donate your car, truck, motorcycle, RV, or boat by simply completing this form and a CARS representative will reach out to you to arrange the pick-up of your vehicle at no cost to you. 

 Here's how Kathleen Coyne is raising funds for Texas Mamma Jamma Ride - she donated a car! You can too!

Here's how Kathleen Coyne is raising funds for Texas Mamma Jamma Ride - she donated a car! You can too!

Vehicle donation pick-up is always free and most vehicles can be picked up within 24 to 72 hours. You'll receive an initial donation receipt upon pick-up and then the CARS team will work to turn your car into cash to support our fight against breast cancer. Once your vehicle is sold, CARS will provide you proper tax forms in time to file. The CARS friendly Customer Service Representatives are available 7 days a week to assist throughout the process.

For more information, please visit the CARS website at https://www.careasy.org/nonprofit/Texas-Mamma-Jamma-Ride or call 855-500-RIDE (7433). Thank you for your support!