Year 19: 2014

  • 8,216 riders raise $4.4 million
  • Top fundraiser: John Conciardo – $84,000
  • Top youth fundraiser: Samantha Van Wicklin – $22,409
  • Top team: Team West Herr
  • Volunteer award: The Citron family
  • The 2014 Extra Mile Club has 982 members
  • New & Notable: Candace S. Johnson, PhD is named the 15th President and CEO of Roswell Park. Her appointment marks the first time a woman is chosen to serve in the role.
Mayor Byron Brown and then-Roswell Park CEO Donald “Skip” Trump addressed the Peloton in 2014.

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Year 18: 2013

  • 7,777 riders raise $4 million
  • Top fundraiser: John Conciardo – $82,610
  • Top youth fundraiser: A.J. Walczak – $9,692
  • Top team: Team West Herr
  • Volunteer award: Lettia Milito
  • The 2013 Extra Mile Club has 918 members
  • New & Notable: The Ride breaks the $4 million mark. The nine volunteer members of The Ride For Roswell Steering Committee are honored at All-Star Night with the Katherine Anne Gioia Inspiration Award.
 
The Peloton salutes the patients in the hospital just before leaving for UB in 2013.

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Year 17: 2012

  • 7,084 riders raise $3.8 million
  • Top fundraiser: John Conciardo – $32,100
  • Top youth fundraiser: Brendan Cunningham – $3,935
  • Top team: Team West Herr
  • The 2012 Extra Mile Club has 790 members
  • New & Notable: The Ride becomes a two-day event with the addition of a Friday night Opening Ceremony at UB. The evening features a procession of Roswell departments followed by the entrance into the stadium of The Extra Mile Club Peloton. Former Buffalo Bills player Chris Spielman is the inspirational speaker, and rock star Rick Springfield entertains.
 
The first Friday Night Opening Ceremony in 2012 included the dramatic entrance of the Peloton into the UB football stadium.

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Year 16: 2011

  • 7,294 riders raise $3.2 million
  • Top fundraiser: Angelo Veanes – $27,296
  • Top youth fundraiser: Sean McNamara – $5,159
  • Top team: Team Roswell
  • Volunteer award: Ron Brodowski
  • The 2011 Extra Mile Club has 689 members
  • New and Notable: The Ride breaks the $3 million mark. New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Regional Economic Development Council grants $5.1 million for the Roswell Park Genome Project, an important step toward personalized medicine.
Extra Mile Club members had fun with their photo portraits at Baird Point in 2011.

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Year 15: 2010

  • 7,096 riders raise $2.8 million
  • Top fundraiser: Gordon Gross – $53,854
  • Top youth fundraiser: Alexander Grano – $3,265
  • Top team: Team Roswell
  • New & Notable: The Ride celebrates its 15th anniversary, marking the milestone with an Extra Mile Club jersey that features a mosaic image of the Roswell Park hospital and Kaminski Park made up of more than 5,000 photos from across Ride For Roswell history.
  • The 2010 Extra Mile Club had 548 members.
 
The Ride’s 15th anniversary jersey featured pictures of riders and volunteers since 1996.

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Year 14: 2009

  • 6,485 riders raise $2.4 million
  • Top fundraiser: Gordon Gross – $30,608
  • Top youth fundraiser: Alexander Grano – $6,050
  • Top team: UB Spirit
  • The 2009 Extra Mile Club has 489 members
  • New & Notable: The Ride offers a new 3-mile route, one of eight distances this year.
 
The second year of the Peloton got good weather as it rode past some of Buffalo’s best sights.

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Year 13: 2008

  • 5,562 riders raise $2 million
  • Top fundraiser: Gordon Gross – $24,321
  • Top youth: Alexander Grano – $10,336
  • Top team: Praxair
  • The 2008 Extra Mile Club has 389 members
  • New & Notable: The Ride breaks the $2 million mark. The first ever Extra Mile Club Peloton leaves Roswell Park in light rain and rides 12.6 miles to UB in a police-escorted 2 x 2 procession. The 30-mile River Route makes its debut.
 
180 Extra Mile Club members rode in the rain in the first Peloton in 2008.

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Year 12: 2007

  • 4,957 riders raise $1.7 million
  • Top fundraiser: Gordon Gross – $28,395
  • Top youth fundraiser: Alexander Grano – $6,816
  • Top team: UB Spirit
  • The 2007 Extra Mile Club has 311 members
  • New & Notable: The Ride features four routes ranging from 9 to 62.5 miles. Donald L. (“Skip”) Trump, MD becomes the 14th President and Chief Executive Officer of Roswell Park.
 
Gordon Gross (left) was The Ride’s top fundraiser from 2006 – 2010. With him are then-CEO Skip Trump; future CEO Candace Johnson; and emcee Adam Benigni from WGRZ-TV.

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Year 11: 2006

  • 3,715 riders raise $1.26 million
  • Top fundraiser: Gordon Gross – $17,690
  • Top youth fundraiser: Alexander Grano – $5,236
  • Top team: UB Spirit
  • The 2006 Extra Mile Club has 192 members.
  • New & Notable: The Ride breaks the $1 million mark in this, its 11th year. The 20-mile River Ride makes its debut. Roswell Park’s WJK Park and Gardens is renamed Kaminski Park and Gardens after the late Waldemar Kaminski, a self-made millionaire whose donations underwrote its development in 2000.
 
Founder Mitch Flynn announcing that the 2006 Ride had broken the $1 million mark.

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Year 10: 2005

  • 2,913 riders raise $913,706
  • Top fundraiser: Angelo Veanes – $16,525
  • Top youth fundraiser: Alexander Grano – $4,125
  • Top team: Ferguson Electric Red Riders
  • Volunteer award: Justine Jopp
  • The 2005 Extra Mile Club has 136 members
  • New & Notable: The Ride celebrates its 10th anniversary with an appearance by NHL Hall of Famer and former Buffalo Sabres captain Pat LaFontaine, who rides the 62.5-mile route.
Pat LaFontaine spoke at The Ride and rode the metric century in 2005.

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