25th Anniversary Harbor House Ride for New Beginnings

The 2021 event is a summer-long in person/virtual/hybrid ride enabling participants to cycle and raise funds in the format of their choosing to benefit the youth served by Ocean’s Harbor House. The culminating event is a 25th Annual Celebratory Ride and Ceremony on September 25, 2021 at Laurita Winery. The Ride raises funds to provide the essential gifts of shelter, food, services and hope for vulnerable youth throughout Monmouth and Ocean counties.


COVID-19 Information

All in person ride routes are fully SAG-supported with fully stocked rest stops.


September 25, 2021

1, 2 or 3 Day

with Virtual Options

30 or 62.5

Miles or 200 and 400 Mile Options

The Ride for New Beginnings is an annual, fully supported, one day bicycle ride to raise critical funds for the children and youth served by Ocean's Harbor House. The routes vary each year and are chosen to accommodate the average bicycle rider. We invite you to join us on this year’s journey as a cyclist, part of our support team or a sponsor.

Changing the life of a child,
one mile at a time.


Anthony Romano
This is truly the best supported ride I have ever been on. They have the best SAG stops, awesome mechanics and a great bunch of people to train and ride with. I have been cycling for over 20 years and have tried various single and multi-day rides. Nothing compares to this experience.
Bill & Jean Schlameuss
Jean and I participated in the very first ride in 1997, I on my bike and Jean – more importantly – on the support crew. We had always been active in teen ministry and the Ride presented a new way – for us – to support those who need it most.

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Kathy Mallette
Like many on the ride, I was recruited by a very special person – Father Mike. I started my journey riding for a sister organization, Anchor House, but raising money for both Anchor and Harbor House organizations. After 4 days of that 7-day ride, I had enough and was going to go home but…

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How can I ride 30 or 62.5 miles in 1 day?
We suggest training for a month or two prior to the ride. You can start by riding a couple of 10-20 mile rides during the week and working your way up to longer rides on the weekends. Your end goal should be 75% of the distance you are riding. We also offer organized training rides, email us for more details if you are interested in participating in these rides. By starting in the spring you’ll be able to tackle this challenge like a champ. You should be able to ride an average speed of 12mph or faster. You will be just fine if you can maintain that pace.
What Kind of Bike do I need?
A road bike will give you the best experience. People have done the ride on cross and hybrid bikes. If you don’t want to fully invest in a road bike, some people have swapped out their mountain bike tires for hybrid and road tires.
I don’t ride but would still like to participate, how can I help?
SAG is our Support and Gear Team. They handle everything from driving the route to making sure it’s safe, setting up food and water stops, cheering on our riders etc.... We couldn’t do this without them and we would love to have you be part of the team.
Does the Ride have a minimum fundraising goal?
Yes, all riders and support gear volunteers must raise a minimum of $250. The funds raised through this Ride go directly toward supporting the housing programs for homeless youth that Harbor House serves.

The Cycling Challenge

Train, send in your stats and get bragging rights.

Take a screen shot of your favorite cycling app after you complete a ride, send it to us and we’ll track it for you on the website. Top riders each week will be listed on the website. At the end of each month the top 5 cyclists will be rewarded. Find out how you can become part of the Ride for New Beginnings Cycling Challenge.

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Did you know that the funds raised from this ride have supported thousands of kids and families over 24 years. The ride has become one of the most important fundraising events for Ocean's Harbor House. If you want to ride, we can ride with you, if you want to be part of our SAG team we will treat you like gold, if you want to sponsor or support us we will not only be grateful but will post your company profile on our website, link back to your website and may even mention you in our ads and video.

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