Attorney Maura Healey to Welcome the REAL Ride

Attorney General Maura Healey and City Councilor Ayanna Pressley welcome the REAL Ride to the Boston Day and Evening Academy, Monday, October 30th

The REAL Ride is a 3-month, 5,000 mile, off-track bike ride that has raised $46,750 for Boston Day and Evening Academy in Roxbury, MA.

Oct 27, 2017, 10:00 ET

BOSTONOct. 27, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — At 11:00am on Monday, October 30th, the five REAL Riders who left Seattle on August 1st, will be riding the final mile into a homecoming ceremony hosted by students and faculty at BDEA and local community leaders including AG Maura Healey, City Councilor Ayanna Pressley and Deputy Superintendent of Boston Public Schools Dr Karla Estrada.

REAL Ride founder Cris Rothfuss organized this “off-road” ride to raise money and awareness for schools across the United States who work with students who have taken an “off-track” route to their high school diploma.

Head of School, Alison Hramiec saw the connection between the REAL Ride and the students from the outset, “Most of our students come to us struggling to finish high school because of factors associated with the multi-generational poverty. What inspires all of us at BDEA is that our students continue to rise despite these challenges. They are warriors.  And, it is heartening when people from outside education come into our community and in a short period of time, understand the impact our work is having on our young adults.  We are excited to host the REAL Ride homecoming and enthusiastic about the community leaders joining us.”

Saluting and celebrating these students and their ability to dig deep has been the inspiration of every mile of the REAL Ride.

Attorney General Maura Healey said in a statement, “The REAL Ride team just biked 5,000 miles to raise money and support for Roxbury’s Boston Day and Evening Academy. This is an incredible achievement for the students and the community.”