I did last year's ride - it was a great experience and I raised a lot of money for a good cause. (Here are someone's pictures; I don't think I'm in any of them.) I can't plan on riding this year because of my health, but why don't you? I'll sponsor you* and offer the questionable benefits of my training experience.
If you don't live near Boston or New York, there are also rides from San Francisco to Los Angeles, Philadelphia to Washington, DC, and Minneapolis/St. Paul to Chicago.
*This offer may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
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