A Website to Raise Awareness to SUDC
Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood



18th Annual
Claire’s Ride for A Reason 2023

October 15, 2023


Claire’s Ride for A Reason 2023 is a scenic bike tour
through the surrounding highlands area of Ringwood, Sterling Forest, Greenwood Lake & Monroe, NY.
There is a 50 mile ride and a 25 mile ride.
**NEW for 2023**
A 2-Mile Family Fun Ride in Erskine Lake.

Where: Upper Lake Pavilion Parking Lot
Upper Lake Avenue, Erskine Lakes-Ringwood, NJ

Check-In & On-site Registration 7:00-7:30 AM
50 Mile Ride Starts 8:00 AM
25 Mile Ride Starts 9:00 AM
2 Mile Family Fun Ride Starts 10:00 AM
* Pre-Ride bagels & juice breakfast *
* SAG Wagon with water and snacks *
* Post-Ride BBQ lunch *

All riders must complete a waiver and must wear a helmet.
Children in Family Fun Ride must be accompanied by an Adult.

Contact us at: donski1@optonline.net or 201-214-7881

Click Here to Download 2023 Brochure &
Registration Form



18th Annual
Claire's Ride for a Reason
Bicycle Tour of Ringwood Bicycle
Sunday - October 15, 2023

to benefit the
Claire E. Tomaszewski Scholarship Fund is awarded to college bound students of Erskine Lakes in recognition of their service to ELPOA.   To date, over $50,000 in scholarships have been awarded.

Upper Erskine Lake Pavilion &
Parking Lot
Time: 7:00-7:30 AM Check-In &
On-site Registration
8:00 AM 50 mile Tour Start
9:00 AM 25 mile Tour Start
10:00 AM 2 Mile Family Fun Ride Start

Click Respective Link Below to Download and Add to Your Cycling Computer
50 Mile Map (Strava)
Route TCX File
Route GPX File
Route KML File

Registration Fee:
$25 per rider (50/25 Rides)
$25 per Family (Family Fun Ride)
Proceeds Benefit:
ULSF Claire Tomaszewski Scholarship Fund
& SUDC Foundation

Riders must sign an event waiver and helmets must be worn by all riders
* Bagel & Juice Breakfast *
* SAG Wagon with water & snacks
* Post-Ride BBQ Lunch *

2023 Brochure/Application

Contact us at: donski1@optonline.net
or 201-214-7881



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Claire's Ride for a Reason

Raising Awareness and Support for SUDC                             
Claire Elizabeth Tomaszewski was a precious, happy, perfectly healthy little girl at age 2.  She had a mild ear infection and upset stomach with typical kid stuff symptoms on a Wednesday and died in her mommy’s arms on Friday morning, October 24, 2003. Her cause of death remains unexplained and has been categorized as SUDC (Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood).

SUDC occurs in children beyond the age of twelve months.  The cause of death remains unexplained after a thorough case investigation and autopsy. SUDC is a diagnosis of exclusion, in other words, a diagnosis of SUDC is made when other causes of death are not identified after a thorough evaluation. SUDC is not new, but it is very rare.  Its incidence is approximately 1 death per 100,000 children.  In comparison, the incidence of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is 50 times more common.

The SUDC Foundation, originally The SUDC Program created in 2001, is a registered 501(c)(3), that provides services, at no cost, to families and professionals affected by the sudden and unexpected death of a child over the age of 12 months. It is tasked with providing a centralized resource for information, support and advocacy. And it serves families and professionals affected by the tragedy of SUDC, and promotes awareness of SUDC in communities worldwide. For additional information, please visit www.sudc.org

Don and Maryann Tomaszewski will be sponsoring the 18th Annual Claire’s Ride for a Reason on October 15, 2023, a benefit for the Claire Elizabeth Tomaszewski Scholarship fund held in memory of their daughter.



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