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April 1 – May 3, 2016

Ride 4 PT Research
Register to join Dr. Stanley Paris on his “Ride for PT Research” from San Diego, CA to St. Augustine, FL anytime between April 1 and May 3 to raise funds and awareness for the Foundation for Physical Therapy. Or, simply make a donation. Note you can now register onsite, however please see schedule to determine starting points for each day.  The Foundation counts on the generous support of donors like you to continue funding critical research supporting evidence-based practice.

Please note if you register after 5pm (EDT) or on a Saturday or Sunday the day before your selected ride date, please convey to Dr. Paris that you have registered online. You will be required to fill out a Hold Harmless agreement onsite as well as provide contact details so we may confirm your online registration.

More about the Ride
To participate you must be 16 years or older, with a driver’s license and sign a Hold Harmless Agreement and abide by the Rules of the Road. Cyclists are responsible for their own food and water, gear and repairs, transport to and from daily start and finish points. Riders will receive assistance with transport of gear. The route will follow the well-established Southern Tier Route as outlined by the Adventure Cycling Association. Click here for an overview of the daily schedule.

For specific start times and locations, click here.

Ready to Ride?

Registration is now open! Sign up now and learn more.

For more information: 

  • For questions about the ride or if you wish to volunteer, please contact Dr. Stanley Paris at
  • For questions about donations or for more information about the Foundation for Physical Therapy, please visit, or contact Kathleen Ott at

More about Stanley
Dr. Paris, a Foundation Trustee, is no stranger to using endurance challenges to benefit the Foundation. His 2009 English Channel swim and his two attempts to solo circumnavigate the globe in his sailboat, the Kiwi Spirit raised over $150,000 in support of the Foundation. Read more about Stanley’s current adventures on his personal blog here. Also be sure to follow Stanley on Facebook for more updates on the Ride for PT Research.

Now at 78, Paris continues to stay physically active practicing what he taught for years as a physical therapist and educator at the University of St. Augustine, the physical therapy school he founded.