What Is Cycle for Survival?

As the official rare cancer fundraiser of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK), Cycle for Survival unites people across the world to make a difference. Learn more about our program, our fundraising events, and the impact you can make by joining us.
From left to right, one woman and two men sit on stationary bicycles. Both men are waving orange pom-poms.

We are the movement to beat rare cancers 

Our community brings light to some of the biggest challenges in research and care by supporting lifesaving advances that benefit people worldwide. 

  Our impact  

Making an impact since 2007

Cycle for Survival began in a single New York City cycling studio. Today, we are a movement with global impact, and it’s all thanks to our extraordinary community.

$376M raised

For nearly two decades, Cycle for Survival funding has helped transform bold ideas into lifesaving innovations, from new FDA-approved drugs to advances in diagnostic technologies.

100% of every dollar fuels rare cancer research

Rare cancer research is underfunded. Cycle for Survival fills this gap by supporting the work of MSK doctors and scientists with every dollar raised.

We ride together so no one has to fight alone

With our founding partner, Equinox, we host annual events nationwide that are as inspiring as they are impactful. Watch the video below to see why you don’t want to miss out on Cycle for Survival.
About Equinox

Equinox is the founding partner of Cycle for Survival

Cycle for Survival is made possible by the unwavering support and continued generosity of Equinox.
Equinox has helped transform Cycle for Survival from a local fundraiser into an international movement. Equinox’s world-renowned cycling instructors lead our rides, its leadership and staff dedicate significant time and resources to drive participation, and its philanthropic efforts fuel bold, game-changing rare cancer research initiatives.
About MSK

The people of MSK are united by a singular mission: ending cancer for life

As MSK’s official rare cancer fundraiser, Cycle for Survival supports lifesaving research and clinical trials with every dollar raised.
MSK is home to experts in more than 400 types of cancer, including ones so rare that many hospitals have never cared for people with these diseases. 100% of Cycle for Survival funding allows MSK to continue making scientific discoveries and therapeutic breakthroughs that transform how people with a rare cancer are treated worldwide.
Our founders

The spark behind the movement to beat rare cancers

Cycle for Survival was started by the late Jennifer Goodman Linn — an MSK patient with sarcoma and an Equinox member — and her husband, Dave Linn.
In 2007, Jen and Dave brought 230 of their friends, family members, and colleagues together for a fundraiser in the cycling studio at Equinox Columbus Circle in New York City. Because of their vision and dedication, the event grew into what is now Cycle for Survival.

Thank you to our sponsors 

We’re grateful for the continued support of our generous signature sponsors.



Join the movement to beat rare cancers

There are many great ways to get involved. Learn about our events and other opportunities to make an impact on rare cancer research at MSK.
Sign up for a ride
Start a team with friends, family members, or colleagues, and ride together at one of our stationary-cycling events. No cycling experience is needed! You can pedal hard or hardly pedal.
Start your own fundraiser
Organize a fundraising event or create an online fundraising page. Every dollar you raise will fuel the next generation of breakthroughs in rare cancer care.
Know someone participating in Cycle for Survival? Search for an individual or team and donate to their fundraising page, or give to our General Fund. Every dollar fuels rare cancer research at MSK.
Corporate support
From industry rides to sponsorship opportunities, there are many ways that your company or business can make a difference.
Cycle for Survival is here to help.
If you need any help, please reach out to our team or to your Cycle for Survival contact. We are happy to answer any questions you have about fundraising, participating, or donating.
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