Editor’s note: This article was originally published May 21, 2013

A party to kick off this fall’s Texas Mamma Jamma Ride is set for 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. tonight at Austin Saengerrunde Hall, 1607 San Jacinte Boulevard. The ride itself isn’t until Oct. 26, but tonight’s party provides a chance for people to learn more about the fund-raising ride. The party will feature live music, food and drinks. The annual Mamma Jamma ride has raised almost $1.8 million for Central Texans facing breast cancer since it started in 2009. Komen Austin is one of the beneficiaries of this year’s ride.