Ride to Give is a 501c3 (tax ID 46-2952297) non-profit charity that turns athletic ability into fundraising power for families with children who are disabled, injured, or ill. RTG was founded in Nyack NY, just outside of NYC, by stay-at-home mom Kaete Nazaroff and her husband, fifteen-time Ironman Dave Nazaroff.
In the summer of 2013 Dave completed the first annual "Ride to Give" from Nyack to Atlanta (over 900 solo miles by bicycle) in 5 days to raise awareness and donations for the family of Tripp Halstead, a toddler who suffered a traumatic brain injury in the fall of 2012.
Since March of 2013 Ride to Give has raised nearly $2,000,000 for 95 families in states throughout the U.S. We raise funds for medical equipment, travel expenses, and other out of pocket costs related to having a medically fragile child.
The RTGA is the Ride to Give Army, and we are 107,000 members strong. Our slogan is “Give a Little, Change a Lot” and we are doing just that, using crowd funding to change the lives of children every day. Thank you for your support!
Dave & Kaete Nazaroff
(Treasurer & President/Executive Director)
Additional Board Members
"I met Dave and Kaete one December morning at a local Nyack coffee shop a few week before their daughter Gertie was born. We sparked up a conversation that turned into an almost 8 year friendship. Last spring, I was so excited for The Ride and proud of all that the Nazaroff's were accomplishing, I volunteered my services to assist in shipping the almost 6000 Team Boom/Ride to Give T-shirts. I was honored to be asked to help admin the Facebook page and join the RTG Board of Directors. I am now the Senior Program Coordinator, managing the causes that are submitted to RTG and reaching out to families in need of assistance. I am a single mother of two, Rebecca 9 and JJ 7." - Barbara (Senior Program Director)
"Ride to Give was a life time experience journey that I would never forget. It was filled with emotion, caring, support and selfless love, a wonderful journey. This trip taught me that donations didn't have to be big, every dollar adds up, even just a prayer or to be there for support, it could change someone's life. "Thanks to Kaete and Dave your caring and unconditional love has touched my heart deeply. You had given me a lesson to become a more loving and caring person. I was so honored and grateful as one of the crew members, experiencing each incredible moment together with Dave. Thank you to Ride to Give Army your support had made our fundraising successful and meaningful. God bless you all. See you next year." - Cheng (Ride to Give Board Member)
"I had known Dave for a few years through the local running/training communities, but it took our daughters’ becoming friendly that brought our families together. I had heard about what Dave and Kaete did for Tripp, and I followed the birth and continued growth of Ride To Give. I was so inspired by their acts of kindness that as soon as I got into the NYC Marathon, I knew that I wanted to run it for Team Ride to Give. I am honored that I have been in a position to run for this charity. I am inspired by every child and every family RTG touches. I am motivated by the strength and positive spirit these families demonstrate. Thank you to everyone who supports RTG and thank you to Kaete and Dave!! Go Team Ride To Give!' - Gail (Ride to Give Board Secretary)