The Cause


Our mission

Our mission is to raise funds for McLean Hospital to help accelerate the progress being made to help those who suffer from mental illness.


The Ride for Mental Health  is one of the first rides in the country to benefit mental health. The proceeds raised will be donated to McLean Hospital, a Harvard Medical School affiliate, for the education, research and treatment of mental illness including anxiety, borderline personality disorder, depression, eating disorders and substance abuse.  

We also hope to end the stigma surrounding mental illness through education and awareness. The promotion of this ride is a start. Many if not most of us are touched by close friends and relatives who have suffered with one type or another of mental illness.


End the stigma.


About Mclean Hospital

Located just eight miles from downtown Boston, McLean Hospital is an international center for psychiatric treatment, education, and research. Founded in 1811, McLean is the largest psychiatric teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School. McLean is dedicated to delivering specialized and individualized care provided by expert, compassionate members of its team. In addition to offering state-of- the-art diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of behavioral and psychiatric illnesses, McLean also offers an expansive array of specialized academic and clinical programs for children and adolescents as well as dedicated services for older adults. Treatment spans a full continuum including inpatient and acute longer-term residential care, partial hospitalization, outpatient services, and therapeutic and specialized schools. Services are offered at a number of McLean Hospital sites throughout Massachusetts, including the main campus in Belmont. McLean Hospital is dedicated to improving the lives of people and families affected by psychiatric illness.

McLean pursues this mission by:

  • Providing the highest quality compassionate, specialized and effective clinical care, in partnership with those whom we serve
  • Conducting state-of- the-art scientific investigation to maximize discovery and accelerate translation of findings towards achieving prevention and cures
  • Training the next generation of leaders in psychiatry, mental health and neuroscience
  • Providing public education to facilitate enlightened policy and eliminate stigma