Sep 11, 2012

IUDM Torch Ride

On Saturday, September 22nd, IUDM will be hosting its 7th annual Torch Ride, a cycling event, from Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis to Bloomington. Each year this event is a centerpiece of the IUDM experience, serving as a ride in honor of Ashley Crouse, an IUDM Vice President who passed away in a car accident on campus in 2005. Current IUDM VP Finance Eric Anderson will lead the pack of cyclists from Riley Hospital to Bloomington, while carrying a torch that will ultimately be placed at the marathon as a reminder of Ashley's legacy and dedication to IU Dance Marathon and the children at Riley. The ride itself will be at a leisurely, social pace, but we ask that anyone who joins the ride be comfortable riding in packs. 

If you're not familiar with IUDM, the organization works year-round to raise funds and awareness for Riley Hospital for Children. Since it began, the IU Dance Marathon has raised almost $12 million for Riley Hospital for Children, which built and continues to support the Ryan White Infectious Disease Center. If you click the link below, you can learn more about IUDM and the Center it has built.

 We will be leaving Bloomington at 8:00am and will be providing transportation for riders and their bikes up to Indianapolis for the start of the ride at 10:00am. We will be using this route to make our way back down to Bloomington:

The cost for participation will be $20, or $25 which includes lunch. Riders can register by signing up online at:

Help make a difference today and gather your friends and teammates to join in on this amazing event! For more information please visit or email Eric at with any questions!"

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