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2017 Spring Banquet

posted May 25, 2017, 2:59 PM by Peter Klenk


189 Boston Post Rd East
Marlborough, MA 01752

The NVP Annual Spring Banquet will be held on Saturday, June 17, 2017, at Wildwood Steakhouse in Marlboro. Please join us to celebrate the return of pleasant cycling weather. Cocktail hour (cash bar) starts at 6:00 PM and dinner will be served at 7:00 PM.

The cost is $35 per person. Please register and pay by Monday, June 12, either using the PayPal button below, or by sending email to social@nvpbike.org and a check to Nashoba Valley Pedalers, P.O. Box 2398, Acton, MA 01720.

Feel free to contact social@nvpbike.org with any questions of special dietary needs.



Menu

Appetizers
Crudite Platter
Coconut Shrimp
Lollipop Chicken
Stuffed Mushrooms
Farmhouse Cheese and Fruit

Entrees
(choose one)
Prime Rib
Chicken Piccata
Seared Large Scallops
Cedar Plank Salmon

Accompaniments
Idaho Baked Potato
Steamed Asparagus

Dessert
Chocolate Cake

Mass Bike: Action Alert: Stand in Solidarity for Vision Zero

posted May 18, 2017, 2:58 PM by Howard Davidson

Nashoba Valley Pedalers Inc. -- 

We need you to stand with us tomorrow morning.

On Wednesday, Mayor Walsh made public comments suggesting that safety on our streets is the responsibility of the most vulnerable - people walking and biking. This is contrary to the Mayor's declaration of the City's commitment to Vision Zero which is based on creating a built environment that is safe.

Yesterday, the Massachusetts Vision Zero Coalition formally responded to Mayor Walsh’s remarks, (see below) and we are following up with an demonstration tomorrow morning at City Hall.

We hope you will join us and hundreds of others on City Hall Plaza at 8am to stand in a silent moment of solidarity with the victims of traffic violence.

Here's how you can take part:

1. Please dress in black casual/work clothes to send the message that traffic violence affects everyone

2. Join the silent vigil at 8:15am

3. Sign a petition calling for safer streets now, which the Coalition will hand deliver the petition to the Mayor’s office at 9am

4. Spread the word and share the Facebook event

Tomorrow morning is Boston’s Bike to Work celebration. We will be respectfully participating in this event, but we also want to make sure Mayor Walsh gets our message.

There will be no formal remarks. More than enough was said during the four-hour City Council Hearing last Wednesday. Tomorrow we will stand in silence for the people - including many of you - who have been impacted by traffic violence in Boston.

We hope you will stand with us.

"The Black Cyclone"

posted May 9, 2017, 9:01 AM by Lindy King


Crowdfunding kicks off movie project 
The producers of the feature film "The Black Cyclone" send thanks to everyone who contributed to their Indiegogo campaign. The crowdfunding will help filmmakers John Howard and Rashid Bahati complete their business plan and line up key players. We can't wait to see the Major Taylor story on the big screen.
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George Street Bike Challenge for Major Taylor

posted May 9, 2017, 8:58 AM by Lindy King

WIN A BIKE! 
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We're raffling off a Fuji Sportif 2.3 road bike from Barney's Bicycle -- and other cool prizes -- at the George Street Bike Challenge for Major Taylor on Sunday, July 23, in Worcester, Mass. You don't have to enter the race to enter the raffle. Tickets are $5 per chance, or $12 for three, or $20 for six.

Registration is open for the George Street Bike Challenge. See how fast you can pedal up a steep street that was a proving ground for Major Taylor, back when it was paved with cobblestones.
See more raffle prizes and get tickets
Register for George Street

MAY IS BIKE MONTH !!!

posted May 2, 2017, 6:40 AM by Lindy King

Have you signed up for the League's National Bike Challenge? Join us to win one of 70 prizes every month! Ride with your friends, family and coworkers and encourage your #bikefriends to ride.

Check out bikeleague.org/bikemonth for tips and tools to encourage biking in May and beyond.

2017 National Bike Challenge

posted Apr 25, 2017, 6:23 PM by Lindy King

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As a past National Bike Challenge participant, we are excited to share the new and improved 2017 National Bike Challenge site is now open and ready for you! The all-new National Bike Challenge is built for everyone, from avid road bikers to commuters to "once-in-awhile-for-fun" riders. Ride with us anywhere, anytime May 1 through September 30. Hosted by the League of American Bicyclists and with the generous support of 3M, our goal is to provide you with a free and fun Challenge experience for years to come.

A major change this year is the use of a single tracking platform (Strava) to log your rides. We are using Strava to support bicycle advocacy organizations and cities in their efforts to make biking safer in your community by understanding where we all ride. Track with your smartphone or GPS device, or manually log rides online using Strava. Prefer another fitness tracker? Not a problem! Tapiriik (recommended for Endomondo) and FitnessSyncer (great for Map My Ride) can sync your rides to Strava.

We have over 70 prizes to give away each month, including bicycle gear and the ever-popular year’s supply of TP!

To register for the Challenge, follow these easy steps:

  1. Go to nationalbikechallenge.org
  2. Select “Connect with Strava” to create or login to your Strava account
  3. Log your rides with Strava or your favorite app and you are good to go!


Welcome back to the National Bike Challenge. We look forward to riding with you again! 

National Bike Challenge team

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The League of American Bicyclists is leading the movement to create a Bicycle Friendly America for everyone. As leaders, our commitment is to listen and learn, define standards and share best practices to engage diverse communities and build ​a powerful, unified voice for change.

 

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Charles River Wheelers Spring Century: 5/21/2017

posted Apr 24, 2017, 10:08 AM by Lindy King

North To New Hampshire

CRW Annual Spring Century

Sunday, May 21, 2017 

We are celebrating the 21st running of the Spring century, one of our most popular events as evidenced by the many repeat riders from year to year. We aslo sell out weeks before the event. Don't get shut out and signup now.

Join one of three strikingly beautiful routes of 100, 62 and 50 miles on slightly rolling rural roads through the Merrimack Valley of northeastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire. Our 100-mile ride will take you through charming towns like Kensington, Exeter and Hampton Falls, NH. The other routes travel through such towns as Boxford, Groveland and Topsfield. All routes pass through the Harold Parker State Forest. You will enjoy food and drink at rest stops along the route, food and refreshments at the finish, as well as a sense of accomplishment completing a route with hundreds of other riders.

This ride is ADVANCE REGISTRATION ONLY and will be limited to 700 riders. You must pre-register to participate. Click here for more information.

Wachusett Hill Climb

posted Apr 12, 2017, 2:07 PM by Lindy King   [ updated Apr 12, 2017, 3:07 PM ]

Wachusett Mountain Hill Climb

is scheduled for Saturday, May 13th with a 9:30am wave start. It's a
3.7 mile course with 1162' gain. There is a cash purse to the top 3
overall male and female riders and all competitors receive t-shirts,
water bottles and goodie bags along with a post-race lunch.

Full information can be found on our website at
www.opt-performance.com/wachusett-hill-climb

And registration is available at www.bikereg.com/wachusett-mountain-hill-climb


Bike New England: Cycling routes & trails

posted Mar 27, 2017, 8:27 AM by Lindy King


Bike New England

Cycling routes and trails in the American Northeast, and beyond!

Bicycle touring

Bicycle tours on trails

Cycling the Erie Canal Richard CostelloBicycling The Erie Canal - Richard S. Costello July 1, 2016 Greetings Gordon, Just a simple note to say, that recently I took advantage of your Erie Canal “ride with gps” ride posted online, and traveled the route in exact detail. I had a great time cycling across New York State, and thus turned my adventures into a book just…
Trans Canada Trail mapTrans Canada Trail - 20,581 km of trail, 13 provinces & territories The longest recreational trail in the world, The Great Trail offers a wide range of activities through a variety of landscapes, urban, rural and wilderness, along greenways, waterways and roadways. The network of the Trans Canada Trail is made up of more than 400 community trails.  
Cycle the Erie CanalCycle the Erie Canal - Cycle the Erie Canal is an eight-day, 400-mile, fully supported recreational bicycle tour from Buffalo to Albany, NY. It follows the historic and scenic Erie Canal. Nearly three-quarters of the ride is off-road on the traffic-free Canalway Trail. Sponsored by Parks & Trails New York 2015 Cycle the Erie Canal maps and mileages DAY 1: CYCLE…
Cycling across America on dirt trailsRide across the US on dirt - How to cross the entire country on dirt trails Read the article
GAP and C&O Canal trailGreat Appalachian Passage and C&O Canal tour - The GAP and C&O Trail 330 miles of trail from Pittsburgh to Washington DC The 150-mile Great Allegheny Passage connects with the 184.5-mile C&O Canal Towpath at Cumberland, Maryland , creating a 334.5-mile motorized vehicle-free stone dust/ packed stone cycling trail between Pittsburgh PAand Washington, DC. The GAP trail follows abandoned rail beds and thus…
Ride the Divide - Ride the Divide is an awe-inspiring award-winning feature film about the world’s toughest mountain bike race, cycling 2700 miles along the Continental Divide in the Rocky Mountains. The imagery is beautiful and the story follows three racers who attempt to pedal from Banff, Canada to the Mexican border. View the 2 minute movie trailer below:…
The Lake Champlain Bikeway - The Champlain Bikeway circles around the entire Lake and along the Richelieu River in Quebec on mostly paved rural roads. Connecting theme loops, ranging in distance from 10 to 47 miles in length, follow both paved and unpaved roads. Paved alternates for unpaved sections are not offered for theme loops. Two bridges and four ferry crossings…
GAP and C&O Trail Tour - The GAP and C&O Trail 330 miles of trail from Pittsburgh to Washington DC. The 150-mile Great Allegheny Passage connects with the 184.5-mile C&O Canal Towpath at Cumberland, Maryland , creating a 334.5-mile motorized vehicle-free stone dust/ packed stone cycling trail between Pittsburgh PAand Washington, DC. The GAP trail follows abandoned rail beds and thus has…
GAP and C&O Trail bicycle rideC&O Towpath and Great Allegheny Passage - The Chesapeake & Ohio Canal is 184 miles long, starting on the north bank of the Potomac River from Washington, DC and ending in Cumberland, MD. Much of the canal has been drained and reforested but the towpath along the canal remains popular for hiking and cycling. The towpath surface is hard-packed dirt for much…
Erie Canal Heritage TrailErie Canal Heritage Trail - The Erie Canal Heritage Trail follows a former towpath 85 miles along the Erie Canal, from Lockport, New York, to Palmyra, New York .  Trail Access: Lockport I-90 to Depew Exit 49. Rt 78 (Transit Road) north 15 miles. Right on Rt 31 east 2.5 miles. Left on Cold Springs Road 0.5 miles to parking.…

Bicycle tours on this site

White Mountains to the Sea - White Mountains to the Sea, August 20-25, 2017 This tour combines two days of riding in the White Mountains – with some serious climbing but also grand vistas, two days of easier riding in southwest Maine, and a free day in the great and lively city of Portland – with three day-ride options for those who…
Cycling the Erie Canal Richard CostelloBicycling The Erie Canal - Richard S. Costello July 1, 2016 Greetings Gordon, Just a simple note to say, that recently I took advantage of your Erie Canal “ride with gps” ride posted online, and traveled the route in exact detail. I had a great time cycling across New York State, and thus turned my adventures into a book just…
Trans Canada Trail mapTrans Canada Trail - 20,581 km of trail, 13 provinces & territories The longest recreational trail in the world, The Great Trail offers a wide range of activities through a variety of landscapes, urban, rural and wilderness, along greenways, waterways and roadways. The network of the Trans Canada Trail is made up of more than 400 community trails.  
Northampton Quabbin Reservoir bicycle rideNorthampton MA to Rockland ME - This requested tour was designed to start in Northampton Massachusetts and ended in Rockland Maine. Other persons using these routes will need to find alternative overnight locations.The route takes a mix of local roads and highways to Westford and Newburyport MA, then follows generally follows the New Hampshire and Maine coast to Rockland. Roads are selected to optimize…
Portneuf-Saguenay-Lac Saint-Jean velo camping tour - In July, 2007, we spent 9 days on a bicycle camping trip that took us along the Saguenay River, the only fjord on the North American Continent, all the way to Lac St-Jean, the last major outpost of civilization north of Quebec City. Throughout most of the trip, we were able to follow la Route Verte,…
Penobscot Peninsula and Mount Desert Island cycling tourPenobscot four day tour - Day 1: Camden to Stonington. Ride inland around Camden Hills State Park, with some coastal sections on Rt. 1. Reaching Orland and Bucksport continue to Stonington on Deer Isle. View Larger Map View at RidewithGPS Day 2 Stonington to Bar Harbor: From Stonington the ride hugs the southern shore of the Penobscot Peninsula, goes through Blue Hill and on to…
Cycle the Erie CanalCycle the Erie Canal - Cycle the Erie Canal is an eight-day, 400-mile, fully supported recreational bicycle tour from Buffalo to Albany, NY. It follows the historic and scenic Erie Canal. Nearly three-quarters of the ride is off-road on the traffic-free Canalway Trail. Sponsored by Parks & Trails New York 2015 Cycle the Erie Canal maps and mileages DAY 1: CYCLE…
Moosa bicycle rideThe MOOSA tour, Maine, New Hampshire and Quebec - The MOOSA tour, “Maine’s Original Outstanding Superadventure” was  a Maine-NH-Quebec cycling tour offered in 2009 and 2011. Click on the maps to view each day and download files at RideWithGPS. Read a personal description of the tour at Messages from the Pale Blue Dot.  
Beauharnois bicycle pathCycling Montreal to Ottawa - This easy cycling trip is designed for 30-50 km rides, enjoying Quebec’s dedicated bike paths in the area from Montreal to Ottawa. Day 1, Montreal: Two large inns in Montreal participate in the “Bienvenue cyclists” network: Hotel Pomerol 819 boul. de Maisonneuve Est, (800)361-6896 ; and Hotel St-Dennis 1254, RUE ST-DENIS, (800) 291-5927 Day 2,…
Big Ride Across America - In the summer of 2000, I joined 200 people young and old, biking across the United States from Seattle, Washington to Washington, DC to raise funds for the American Lung Association. These seven weeks were an extraordinary event in my life–Gordon Harris, ike New England June 16 I flew in to Seattle today, connecting in…
Finger Lakes Bicycle camping tourFinger Lakes bicycle camping tour - Start: Arrive at Cayuga Lake State Park near Seneca Falls, where you will camp for the night. Day 1: Today we bike the eastern shore of Cayuga Lake to Ithaca, total 53 miles. We’ll camp for the night at Robert Treman State Park. Ithaca has a great downtown area. A visit to Cornell University offers…
Cycling Montreal, Laurentides, Gatineau, Ottawa and Ottawa River - This week-long tour is built around Le P’Tit Train du Nord, a 200 km (120 mile) bicycle path that originates just north of Montreal and continues to Mont Laurier in the Laurentian Mountains (referred to as the Laurentides in French). The loop continues south from there to Ottawa, and then along the Ottawa River before…
Cycling across America on dirt trailsRide across the US on dirt - How to cross the entire country on dirt trails Read the article
Catskill bicycle camping tourCatskill-Delaware River bicycle camping tour (long version) - This tour begins and ends at Kenneth L Wilson Campground, , 859 Wittenberg Road, Mt. Tremper, NY. The first day heads west through the Catskills, the second day follows the Delaware River to Port Jervis NY, the third day offers an option of loops along the river and through High Point State Park, and the…
Berkshire Cycle Touring - This scenic self-guided week-long tour of the popular Berkshires in western Massachusetts takes you into neighboring Connecticut, Vermont and New York State. These routes begin from the Windflower Inn in Great Barrington, MA and two nights at the Maple Terrace Motel in Williamstown, MA. Daily Ride options are 30-45 miles, with a nice mixture of…
Bicycle tour of Prince Edward IslandCycling tour of Prince Edward Island (counter-clockwise version) - This cycling tour of Prince Edward Island starts in Charlottetown, PEI and follows the coastline counterclockwise. View the clockwise version of this same tour. Options are given for each day to shorten the ride. Start Location: Charlottetown, PEI Overview Overview map PDF PRINT MAP FROM BROWSER Inns: Rodd Charlottetown, 75 Kent St, Charlottetown 902-894-7371 ‎ roddvacations.com…
Prince Edward Island bicycle rideCycling tour of Prince Edward Island (clockwise version) - This cycling tour of Prince Edward Island starts in Charlottetown, PEI and follows the coastline clockwise Start Location: Charlottetown, PEI Inns: Rodd Charlottetown,  75 Kent St, Charlottetown 902-894-7371 ‎ roddvacations.com Best Western Charlottetown 238 Grafton St, Charlottetown, 902-892-2461 ‎bestwesterncharlottetown.ca The Great George,  58 Great George St, Charlottetown, 902-892-0606 ‎thegreatgeorge.com The Holman Grand Hotel,  123 Grafton…
Cycling Acadia: Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island and the Schoodic Peninsula - Some of our favorite bicycle rides are in Acadia, which is a national park on Mount Desert Island, a beautiful area attached to mainland Maine by a short bridge. You’ll find several days of wonderful cycling here. Inn: Bar Harbor The nearest large airport is Bangor International, about an hour away, taking Rt. 3 the…
Coastal Maine cycling tourCoastal Maine Cycling Tour: Camden to Acadia and back - Coastal Maine Cycling Tour Day 1: Camden to Stonington Ride inland around Camden Hills State Park, with some coastal sections on Rt. 1. Reaching Orland and Bucksport continue to Stonington on Deer Isle. Distance: 88 miles. Camden Inns Camden Hills State Park Campground.  Cue Sheet Route Map GPX Track View in Google Maps Stonington inns…
GAP and C&O Canal trailGreat Appalachian Passage and C&O Canal tour - The GAP and C&O Trail 330 miles of trail from Pittsburgh to Washington DC The 150-mile Great Allegheny Passage connects with the 184.5-mile C&O Canal Towpath at Cumberland, Maryland , creating a 334.5-mile motorized vehicle-free stone dust/ packed stone cycling trail between Pittsburgh PAand Washington, DC. The GAP trail follows abandoned rail beds and thus…
Berkshires to Boston (2014 route) - The Berkshires to Boston Bicycle Tour route introduces riders to the best of Massachusetts cycling – lots of peaceful roads, good pavement and magnificent scenery and some fun, urban riding on bike paths, bike lanes and community streets. Riders on the 2013 tour gave high marks to the Berkshires to Boston Tour route. Visit the…
Ride the Divide - Ride the Divide is an awe-inspiring award-winning feature film about the world’s toughest mountain bike race, cycling 2700 miles along the Continental Divide in the Rocky Mountains. The imagery is beautiful and the story follows three racers who attempt to pedal from Banff, Canada to the Mexican border. View the 2 minute movie trailer below:…
The Lake Champlain Bikeway - The Champlain Bikeway circles around the entire Lake and along the Richelieu River in Quebec on mostly paved rural roads. Connecting theme loops, ranging in distance from 10 to 47 miles in length, follow both paved and unpaved roads. Paved alternates for unpaved sections are not offered for theme loops. Two bridges and four ferry crossings…
North Berkshire cycling tour - Based at the Maple Terrace Motel in Williamstown, Massachusetts.Rides are 35-50 miles with terrain varying from the flat Ashuwillticook Rail Trail to the challenging climb over Mount Greylock. Google Map for Maple Terrace Motel. Brodie Mountain / Jiminy Peak Loop with Petersburg Pass extra 7.5 mile option. This ride takes Rt. 7 south to New…
Cycle Massachusetts 2015 Northampton MA - Cycle Massachusetts State Bike Tour, “The Friendliest Ride In The East” August 1-7, 2015, Northampton, Hardwick, Greenfield; 2 nights in each location. Start and end at Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School,  80 Locust St. Northampton, MA. The Cycle Massachusetts State Bike Tour supports MassBike and better biking for Massachusetts. Saturday, August 1st Loop rides starting and ending in Northampton, MA. Three ride distances;…
Vermont – New Hampshire – Eastern Townships 4 Day Cycling Tour - This tour averages approximately 90 miles per day, starting from Newport Vermont. The ride heads east on the first day to New Hampshire with the option to ride south and back north along the Connecticut river. The second day continues north through New Hampshire wilderness over the border to Lac Megantic in Quebec. The third…
Adirondacks 5 day tour - Adirondack Tour 2015 This tour begins and ends in Inlet, NY. Ride distances are up to 100 miles per day, with shorter versions available. Overview 5 Day Tour This tour begins and ends in Inlet, NY. OVERVIEW MAP …………………………………………………………………………………. Day 1 Inlet to Saranac Lake, long version, 98 miles MAP + CUE PDF TCX Course…
GAP and C&O Trail Tour - The GAP and C&O Trail 330 miles of trail from Pittsburgh to Washington DC. The 150-mile Great Allegheny Passage connects with the 184.5-mile C&O Canal Towpath at Cumberland, Maryland , creating a 334.5-mile motorized vehicle-free stone dust/ packed stone cycling trail between Pittsburgh PAand Washington, DC. The GAP trail follows abandoned rail beds and thus has…
Catskill-Delaware Water Gap tour - Catskill-Delaware River Cycling tour (60 mile days) This tour begins and ends at Kenneth L Wilson Campground, , 859 Wittenberg Road, Mt. Tremper, NY . The first day heads west through the Catskills, the second day continues through the Catskills and then turns sound along the Delaware River to Narrowsburg, the third day continues along…
Five Borough bicycle rideNYC Five Borough Bicycle Tour - The TD Bank Five Boro Bike Tour of New York City travels through the five boroughs of New York City on car-free roads, thanks to the cooperation of City agencies and officials. Riders enter the start lineup from Battery Park, at the southern tip of Manhattan (map) View 55 mile ride from 2012 below: Route…
GAP and C&O Trail bicycle rideC&O Towpath and Great Allegheny Passage - The Chesapeake & Ohio Canal is 184 miles long, starting on the north bank of the Potomac River from Washington, DC and ending in Cumberland, MD. Much of the canal has been drained and reforested but the towpath along the canal remains popular for hiking and cycling. The towpath surface is hard-packed dirt for much…
Erie Canal Heritage TrailErie Canal Heritage Trail - The Erie Canal Heritage Trail follows a former towpath 85 miles along the Erie Canal, from Lockport, New York, to Palmyra, New York .  Trail Access: Lockport I-90 to Depew Exit 49. Rt 78 (Transit Road) north 15 miles. Right on Rt 31 east 2.5 miles. Left on Cold Springs Road 0.5 miles to parking.…
Trans New Hampshire bicycle rideTrans-New Hampshire bicycle ride: June 23-25, 2017 - The annual TRANS-NH BIKE RIDE benefits The Muscular Dystrophy Association. The ride provides quality support and accommodations for participants. All the funds raised will remain in NH helping our friends and neighbors who are affected by this difficult and life-threatening disease. Over the past 5 years expenses have averaged 12.7% of the total funds raised.  100% of the expenses are direct…
Lenox to North Adams2012 Mass Bike Pike Tour - The 2012 Mass Bike Pike Tour is a four day loop, starting in Great Barrington, heading through New York State to North Adams MA, south to Lenox and returning to Great Barrington on the fourth day with some challenging rides. Day 1: Great Barrington to New Lebanon, NY Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue…

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Cycle the Seacoast is a one-day American Lung Association event. With 25, 50 or 100 mile options to choose from, there is something for everyone as you enjoy the water views along the historic Seacoast in New Hampshire.
Location: Portsmouth, NH
Date: May 7, 2017
Use code SAVE15 for a discounted registration.
trek-maine.jpgThe Trek Across Maine is a 2 & 3 day American Lung Association cycling event from the mountains of Sunday River to the sea in Belfast. Join more than 2,000 cyclists and 750 volunteers on this one of a kind journey on Father’s Day Weekend. Use code TREK17 for a discounted registration.
Dates: June 16-18 for the 3 day ride; June 17 & 18 for the two day ride
Start: Sunday River, Newry, ME
Finish :Steamboat Landing, Belfast ME

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Charity Bike Rides in New England (listed by state)

posted Mar 27, 2017, 8:25 AM by Lindy King


Bike New England

Cycling routes and trails in the American Northeast, and beyond!

Charity rides in New England

This list is maintained by Bike New England.

To add a ride to this list or to update an existing ride, please reply at the bottom of this page and/or the ride page with the following information:

  • Date
  • Name of the ride with link to the ride. Please provide your ride’s permanent page (not temporary links like active.com or Kintera.)
  • Location: town and state only
  • Name of the beneficiary with link to the organization’s home page
  • Please include links to the routes at RideWithGPS when available

Rides are listed in alphabetical order

2017 charity rides

Connecticut

Angel ride MassachusettsAngel Ride, Windsor Locks CT: May 27, 2017 - The annual Angel Ride offers a two-day 135-mile ride in Connecticut which has become a Memorial Day weekend tradition. Over $5 million has been raised since 2004 through by Angel Charities, Inc. Day 1 route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX Course Day 2 route at RideWithGPS View and…
MS ride Windsor CTBike MS,Windsor CT: June 4, 2017 - Bike MS has raised over $1 billion through their annual cycling fundraisers. This ride starts in Windsor, CT. Multiple mileage options are offered. 2016 routes 100 miles Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX Course 50 miles Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print…
Closer to Free, New Haven CT: September 9, 2017 - Closer to Free is a fundraising ride  for Smilow Cancer Hospital in New Haven Century Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX Course Metric Century Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX Course
CT Challenge, Westport MA, July 28-29, 2017 - The CT Challenge bike ride is the main source of funding for the nonprofit organization of the same name, helping the 14.5 million cancer survivors in Connecticut and throughout the U.S. rebuild, improve and prolong their lives through exercise, nutrition, mind-body health and community-building support programs. 2016 routes 100 miles Route at RideWithGPS View and print…
Rock to Rock Earth Day ride, New Haven CT: April 22, 2017 - Rock to Rock riders raise support for more than 20 local groups — all doing high-impact work to create a healthier, greener community. Rock to Rock begins at Common Ground (358 Springside Avenue -directions), at the base of West Rock Park, and finishes at College Woods at East Rock Park. Along the way, we stop…
Willimantic Steeple ChaseSteeple Chase, Manchester CT: August 19th, 2017 - The 25th Annual Steeple Chase Bike Tour  on Saturday, August 20, 2016 offers 20, 35, 50, 62.5 and 100 mile routes winding through 14 towns in scenic northeastern Connecticut, plus a 5 mile walking route. Preregister by visiting http://www.steeplechasebiketour.org. Location of Event: Eastern Connecticut State University Athletic Complex, 69 Mansfield City Rd. in Mansfield, CT. 20 mile…
Steeple Chase, Mansfield CT: August 19, 2017 - The annual Steeple Chase Bike Tour is a fundraiser for three area non-profit organizations: Windham Area Interfaith Ministry, Perception Programs and the Windham Region No Freeze Project. The Bike Tour features 100, 62, 50, 35 and 20-mile routes through scenic Northeastern Connecticut’s Quiet Corner, as well as a 5-mile walk. The rides start at the ECSU Athletic…
Sarah Foundation bicycle rideSummer Breeze, Madison CT: July 16, 2017 - The Southern Connecticut Cycle Club and the Sarah Foundation offer the Summer Breeze Ride for Autism along Connecticut back roads with shoreline views, starting from the Polson Middle School in Madison, CT. 2016 routes 15 Miles: Map My Ride 15 or Strava 15. Download 15 Mile Cue Sheet 22 Miles: Map My Ride 22 or Strava 22. Download 22 Mile Cue Sheet 50 Miles: Map…
Durham CT Tour de CureTour de Cure, Durham CT: June 11, 2017 - The Tour de Cure is a series of fundraising cycling events held in 44 states nationwide to benefit the American Diabetes Association. Start: Durham Fairgrounds, 24 Town House Road, Durham CT Get Directions 2016 routes Century ride (100 miles) Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX Course Metric Century (64…
Tour de Lyme bicycle rideTour de Lyme: May 21, 2017 - Lyme, CT  is known for its scenic beauty, low traffic, and varied terrain. Participants in Tour de Lyme  help support the Land Trust. 60 miles::  Detailed cue sheet here and a map of the Challenge Ride 2016 and GPS file of the Route. The Valley 26 miles, The Family – 8 miles. 2015 route Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View…
Litchfield Hills bicycle ride TorringtonTour of the Litchfield Hills, August 6, 2017 - The Tour of the Litchfield Hills starts at Coe Park in downtown Torrington MA (map to start) and is a fundraiser for for the Center for Cancer Care Fund. Note that much of this ride is on busy major highways. The Tour offers non-competitive 12, 30, 50, 75, and 100 mile bike rides through the scenic…
Boston-Stamford tri-state bicycle rideTri-State Trek, Boston to White Plains NY: June 23-25, 2017 - Tri-State Trek, Riding for a Cure, Boston to White Plains NY. 2016 route Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX Course

Maine

Bike Maine, September 9-16, 2017 - BikeMaine is a fully-supported, seven day cycling tour held in mid-September, the prime time to cycle in New England. The days are still warm, the nights are comfortably cool, and a hint of fall color is just beginning to appear on the trees. Cyclists pedal an average of 55 miles per day along moderately challenging…
Champion the Cure Centuy, Penobscot River, August 19, 2017 - The Champion the Cure century ride follows the Penobscot River north from Brewster, Maine to Lincoln, then reverses course on highways with wide shoulders. Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX Course
Lewiston Dempsey ChallengeDempsey Challenge, Lewiston ME: October 7, 2017 - The Dempsey Challenge is an annual international fundraising cycling / run or walk based in Lewiston/Auburn, Maine benefitting The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing at Central Maine Medical Center. Start:  Simard-Payne Police Memorial Park, 46 Beech Street, Lewiston, ME 04240 View the 100 mile century ride from Lewiston at http://ridewithgps.com/routes/312749 Route at…
Great Maine Getaway, Biddeford ME: August 12-13, 2017 - On the two-day Great Maine Getaway ride for the National MS Society, cyclists hug Maine’s southern coastline. Start: University of New England Biddeford campus. 2016 Great Maine Getaway routes Saturday Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX Course 25 miles (map) 50 miles (map) 75 miles (map) 100 miles (map)…
Camden Maine Lobster rideLobster ride, Camden ME: July 23, 2017 - The 2016 Maine Lobster Ride originates at the Camden Snow Bowl in Camden, ME. 15 Miles Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX Course 34 miles Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX Course 51 miles Route at RideWithGPS View and print…
Loon Echo TrekLoon Echo Trek, Bridgton ME: September 16, 2017 - The Loon Echo Bike Trek offers 25, 50, 80 or 100 miles, with scenic rural roads, starting and ending in Bridgton, Maine, circling through the mountains to Bethel and back. The 17th annual Loon Echo Trek is the largest event benefiting the Loon Echo Land Trust! Proceeds from the event and sponsorship help us in…
NE Parkinsons Ride, Old Orchard Beach, ME: September 09, 2017 - The New England Parkinson’s Ride begins and ends in Old Orchard Beach, Maine with  four loop sfrom  The Ball Park, home of the  SURGE Baseball Team. 100 mile loop Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX Course 50 mile loop Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View…
Kittery Cycle for LifeSeacoast Safari, Kittery-Biddenford ME: July 15, 2017 - CF Cycle for Life is a fully-supported ride with route options of 30 miles, 65 miles or a Century. The 2014 two-day tour shown below offered two 50 mile rides. Day 1 on Saturday begins at Shapleigh Middle School in Kittery, ME, ending at the University of New England in Biddeford. The Sunday ride returns from…
Trek across Maine bicycle rideTrek Across Maine: June 16 – 18, 2017 -   The Trek Across Maine is a 3-day, 180 mile cycling event for the American Lung Association, from the mountains of Sunday River to the sea in Belfast. As the largest fundraising event of its kind in the nation for the American Lung Association, the Trek has raised more than $24 million in the past 30+…

Massachusetts

ALA Cape Cod Autumn Escape Trek, September 21, 2017 - The American Lung Association Autumn Escape Bike Trek is a three day tour of Cape Cod after the summer season has passed, and is supported by more than 100 volunteers both at the start and finish lines and along the route at rest stops and intersections. Day 1 Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View…
Farm Ride Amherst MAAmherst Pioneer Valley Farm Ride, August 18th – 20, 2017 - The annual Farm Ride starts from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, MA and offers two full days of cycling in Pioneer Valley farm country, taking beautiful back roads. Arrowed route options range from 15-100 miles and include rest stops and S.A.G. support. Visit the Farm Ride site. 100 mile route Route at RideWithGPS View and print…
Autumn Escape Bike Trek, Plymouth MA: September 22, 2017 - Date: 09/22/2017 through 09/24/2017 Location: Plymouth, MA Link:  http://action.lung.org/site/TR?fr_id=13912&pg=entry Beneficiary:  American Lung Association http://www.lung.org
Best Buddies Challenge, Cape Cod: June 3, 2017 - 2015 routes Join The Best Buddies Challenge on Saturday, May 30, 2015. The 100, 50, and 20 mile rides start from different locations and all end up at Hyannisport on Cape Cod. Each route takes riders along scenic, country roads to Hyannis Port. All rides are fully supported, with rest stops along the way and support vehicles…
Marlborough bicycle rideBicycles Battling Cancer, Marlborough MA: June 11, 2017 - 2016 Description: Bicycles Battling Cancer ride will take place on Sunday June 12th at the Hillside School in Marlborough, MA. This one-day, fully-supported ride consists of 30, 70, and 100 mile scenic loop routes through central Massachusetts. All routes are fully supported with SAG wagons and fully stocked rest stops including drinks, snacks, first aid…
Bikes Not Bombs routeBikes Not Bombs, Jamaica Plain MA: June 4th, 2017 - Bike Not Bombs’ Bike-A-Thon route maps are  online for all four distance options. The rides start in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood of Boston. The 2017  Bike-A-Thon, offers a brand new Century Route, with options of 10 miles, 30 miles, 50 miles or 100 miles. Go to https://bikesnotbombs.org/bike-a-thon/routes. 100 mile route map. 100 mile route GPX file 50 mile route map. …
Brain Tumor bicycle rideBrain Tumor Ride, Boston: May 21, 2017 - Boston Brain Tumor Ride is an event to raise awareness and much-needed resources to fund critical brain tumor-specific programs to improve the lives of all those affected by brain tumors. Hosted by the National Brain Tumor Society, the Boston Brain Tumor Ride offers individuals and teams a chance to honor and remember loved ones, connect…
Braveheart Ride: July 15, 2017, Harvard MA - Come and join the Bravehearts on a bike ride and family day in scenic Harvard, MA while supporting a great cause. This event provides enjoyment for riders of all ages and abilities with your choice of a 50-mile, 25-mile, and 2-mile children’s route. Proceeds to benefit the National Brain Tumor Society and Camp Sunshine. 5th Annual…
Bravehearts ride, Harvard MABravehearts Ride, Harvard MA: July 15, 2017 - The National Brain Tumor Society Bravehearts Ride offers a 50-mile, 25-mile, and 2-mile children’s route. Proceeds benefit the National Brain Tumor Society and Camp Sunshine. 25 miles PDF Cue Sheet Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX Course 50 miles PDF Cue Sheet Route at RideWithGPS View and…
Buzzards Bay Watershed RideBuzzards Bay Watershed Ride: October 1, 2017 - Celebrate the beauty of the Buzzards Bay region by participating in the Buzzards Bay Watershed Ride! Whether you’re an avid cyclist or a casual rider, you’ll enjoy a fun, scenic ride with 75-mile and 35-mile route options. And you’ll raise funds to protect clean water for all. Ipswich to Boston route at RideWithGPS View Cue Sheet from…
Charles River Wheelmen Fall Century - Join The Charles River Wheelmen for 100, 62 and 50 miles at their annual Fall Century. All rides go through Groton, Pepperell and Dunstable. The century route travels on back roads to Lunenberg then north along the Souhegan River to Wilton NH and back through Brookline NH. Start Littleton, MA 100 miles Route at RideWithGPS View…
Holliston Cycle for Life bicycle rideCycle for Life, Holliston MA: October 7, 2017 - Cystic Fibrosis Cycle for Life  Start:  101 Summer St., Holliston, MA  (map) Description:  12, 30 and 65 mile route options. Metric Century travels to historic Concord, MA. Extraordinary bike support from Landry’s Bicycle Shops. Delicious BBQ from Tennessee’s. 2012 routes: View the 2012 metric bicycle ride from Holliston MA. Route at RideWithGPS View and print…
Cycle for Shelter Haverhill bicycle rideCycle for Shelter, Haverhill MA: July 23, 2017 - The Emmaus Cycle For shelter bicycle ride from Haverhill MA is listed in the country’s premiere cycling magazine “Bicycling” as one of its readers favorite rides. Cyclists can choose from four exciting routes of 20, 50, 62 (100K) or 100 miles, winding along the Merrimack River through historic Rocks Village and along the scenic New…
Cycle Massachusetts State Bike Tour: August 5-11, 2017 - Cycle Massachusetts is dedicated to Celebrating Cycling in Massachusetts. We organize, participate and support many other rides in Massachusetts and we are active in promoting bicycle tourism so that others will see what a great place our state is for cycling. The Cycle Massachusetts State Bike Tour supports MassBike and better biking for Massachusetts. Bike Travel…
Boston to Provincetown H2B Harbor to the BayHarbor to the Bay (H2B), September 23, 2017 - The H2B Ride is a 125 mile ride from Boston to Provincetown to support people living with HIV and AID. Start: Northeastern University, Boston MA PDF Cue Sheet Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX Course
Hatfield Bike Tour, June 10th 2017 - Name: Hatfield Bike Tour Date: Saturday June 10th 20, 2017 Sponsor:  Hatfield Lions Club http://www.hatfieldbiketour.com Location:  Hatfield, MA Beneficiary: Hatfield Lions Club https://www.facebook.com/HatfieldLionsClub/ Proceeds committed to Eye Research 50 Mile Ride https://ridewithgps.com/routes/17610686 Other mileages to be added
MS Minuteman rideMinuteman Ride, Concord MA: July 15, 2017 - The MS Minuteman Ride visits the beautiful roads of historic Concord and surrounding towns west of Boston. 60 miles Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX Course 25 miles Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX Course
Topsfield MA North Shore bicycle rideNorth Shore Tour de Cure, Topsfield MA: Sunday, May 21, 2017 - Date: May 21, 2017 The Tour de Cure is a series of fundraising cycling events held in 44 states nationwide to benefit the American Diabetes Association. This ride starts at the fairgrounds in Topsfield, MA. 2016 routes 100 mile ride Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX…
Pain in the Mass bicycle ridePain in the Mass, Amherst MA August 19, 2017 - THE PAIN in the MASS TOUR  was designed to help support The Tyler Foundation and the families affected by epilepsy. 100 miles with 6,337 ft of climbing highlighted by an 11 mile Cat. 2 climb at the midway point of the ride. Pain in the Mass 100 Route 125 miles with 7,625 ft of climbing.…
Pan Mass Challenge to Provincetown bicycle ridePan-Mass Challenge: August 5, 2017 - The Pan-Massachusetts Challenge is the nation’s original fundraising bike-a-thon and today raises more money than any other athletic fundraising event in the country. The PMC has contributed $303 million to lifesaving cancer research and treatment at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute since its 1980 inception. Start: Sturbridge Host Hotel, Sturbridge, MA. Vintage route: Day 1: Sturbridge MA to…
Positive Spin for ALSPositive Spin for ALS, September 24, 2017 - The ALS Association Massachusetts Chapter hosts its Annual “Positive Spin for ALS” cycling event at the Longfellow Club, located at 524 Boston Post Road, Wayland, MA, offering a ride for bicyclists of all abilities, with routes ranging from our Kids’ Ride to road rides of 10, 25, 50, or 70 miles. Participants will receive event…
Cycling Martha's VineyardRide the Vineyard, May 6, 2017 - Ride the Vineyard the Multiple Sclerosis fundraiser on Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. With the quaint charm and beautiful ocean views of Martha’s Vineyard, choose from 15, 30, and 60mile routes and enjoy the cliffs of Gay Head, the beaches of Katama, and the scenic views of East Chop!  Start:  Martha’s Vineyard High School, Vineyard Haven, MA  …
Wayland ALS bicycle rideRide to defeat ALS, Wayland MA, September 24, 2017 - Ride to Defeat ALS – September 24, 2017 The Ride to Defeat ALS is a community fundraising event that creates the hope and action needed to conquer Lou Gehrig’s Disease. We offer four cycling routes- 75 miles, 50 miles, 25 miles, and a 10-mile family ride- followed by a lunch and celebration at The Longfellow Club…
Ride to Thrive, Harvard MA: Septemer 17, 2017 - The Healing Garden in Harvard, MA was founded in 2001, with a mission to provide therapeutic services and educational programs in a healing environment to women experiencing breast cancer. The Healing Garden expanded its mission and since 2012 has been serving all people facing cancer, regardless of gender, cancer diagnosis or financial limitations. Cclients are referred by…
Rodman Ride for KidsRodman Ride for Kids, Septemer 23, 2017 - The Rodman Ride for Kids is a 25, 50, and 100-mile non-competitive cycling fundraiser for at-risk children in Massachusetts and the youth focused social-service agencies that service them, agencies such as Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cape Cod and the Islands.The affiliated agencies raise funds through corporate sponsorships and ridership and matched at a rate…
Stow bicycle rideStow MA Bike for the Woods, August 27, 2017 - Stow Bike for the Woods supports the Stow Conservation Trust in Stow, MA.The shorter rides are fairly flat while the longer rides passing through Harvard, Littleton, Hudson, Marlborough, and Stow are more hilly. 14 mile route: Map Directions 28 mile route: Map Directions 46 mile route: Map Directions 65 mile route: Map Directions 19 miles Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX…
Tour de Cure Topsfield MATour de Cure New England Classic, Woburn MA: July 15-21, 2017 - 2 016 New England Classic 150 & 550 The New England Classic Tour de Cure is a weekend or weeklong adventure cycling through picturesque towns, along the coast and through the mountains. Our two-day, 150-mile tour takes you from Woburn, just north of Boston, through the Merrimack Valley and into New Hampshire on our first…
Tour de Greenbelt, September 16, 2017 - The 2016 Tour de Greenbelt started at the Essex County Greenbelt’s Cox Reservation and Headquarters, 82 Eastern Avenue, Essex, MA 01929. Greenbelt, Essex County’s Land Trust, works with local landowners and communities to conserve the region’s farmland, wildlife habitat, and scenic landscapes. Cue sheets 25-MILE Cue Sheet 50-MILE Cue Sheet GPX files 25-Mile GPX File 50-Mile…
Boston-Stamford tri-state bicycle rideTri-State Trek, Boston to White Plains NY: June 23-25, 2017 - Tri-State Trek, Riding for a Cure, Boston to White Plains NY. 2016 route Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX Course
Martha's Vineyard rideVineyard Warrier Triathlon: September 10, 2017 - Vineyard Warrior Triathlon on the Island of Martha’s Vineyard: A 1 mile swim, 24.6 mile bike, and a 6.2 mile run race that spans the scenic towns of Oak Bluffs, Tisbury, West Tisbury, and Edgartown. A portion of event proceeds goes to the Martha’s Vineyard Boys and Girls Club and the Oak Bluffs Parks department…

New Hampshire

CHAD Ride (Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth, NH) - Debuting in 2015 with a very limited group, the CHAD Half Century ride is a picturesque 50 mile course through the Upper Connecticut River Valley in near peak foliage season. Participating cyclists have a $500 fundraising minimum. The ride starts from the Norris Cotton Cancer Center entrance at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center campus (DHMC) in Lebanon, NH Download cue sheet…
ALA Seacoast New Hampshire bicycle rideCycle the Seacoast, Portsmouth NH: May 7, 2017 - The American Lung Association’s Cycle the Seacoast is a one-day, multi-route cycling event with 25, 50 or 100 mile options to choose from while enjoying the water views along the historic Seacoast in New Hampshire. Start location: Portsmouth, NH Options: 25, 50 or 100 miles Date: Sunday, May 7th 2017 100 mile route at RideWithGPS View and print cue…
Granite State Wheelmen Seacoast Century, September 23, 2017 - 44th annual Seacoast Century Weekend on scenic New England coast with two days of great rides (100, 65, 50 and 25 mile routes). Location: Hampton Beach State Park’s South Pavilion in Hampton, NH. Link: http://www.granitestatewheelmen.org/ Beneficiary: Ride benefits bicycle safety and education in New Hampshire. Description: Travel through beachfront towns, historic Portsmouth, enjoy scenic ocean and…
Krempels bicycle rideKrempels King of the Road Challenge, October 21, 2017 - The King Challenge is a fundraising event for Krempels Center, a Portsmouth NH based nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of people living with brain injury from trauma, tumor or stroke. Local cycle-racing legends Robbie and Teddy King are actively involved with supporting the event. Three routes, of varying lengths, have been designed to accommodate…
Mount Washington Century mapMount Washington Century, July 29, 2017 - The Mt. Washington Century ride is fast becoming known as New England’s Most Challenging Century. Cyclists embark from the Tin Mountain Nature Learning Center on Bald Hill Road in Albany, NH. 100 mile route (2016) Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX Course
Mount Washington Hill Climb, August 19, 2017 - The Mt. Washington Auto Road Bicycle Hill Climb is known as the toughest hill climb in the world at 7.6 miles in length, with an average grade of 12%, extended sections of 18% and amazing 22% for the last 50 yards.   Route at RideWithGPS View and print map GPX file TCX Course
The Prouty bicycle rideProuty Century, Hanover NH: July 7-8, 2017 - The Prouty bicycle ride supports the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center. Start:  Starting from Hanover, NH (map to start) Date: July 7-8, 2017 The 36th Annual Prouty will take place on Friday and Saturday, July 7 and 8, 2017. The Prouty – Bike, Walk, Row or Golf to Fight Cancer raises money for cancer research and…
Rye NH Alzheimer's rideRide to End Alzheimer’s, Rye NH: June 24, 2017 - The Ride to End Alzheimer’s, formerly known as the Memory Ride, raises funds for Alzheimer’s research. 2016 routes: 34 mile route Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX Course 62 mile route Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX…
Rose Mountain Rumble, Lyndeborough NH: August 26, 2017 - Cycling Dirt Roads to Benefit Conservation Gravel. Dirt. Gravel Grinder. Call it what you want. One thing is for certain: The Rose Mountain Rumble is one heck of a ride! We’ve unlocked all the best kept secrets of Southern New Hampshire’s vast network of well maintained dirt roads and selected courses to give novice riders…
Seacoast Escape bicycle rideSeacoast Escape, Stratham NH: August 26, 2017 - Bike MS Seacoast Escape Location: Stratham Hill Park, Stratham, NH Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX Course
Three Notch Century, Lincoln NH - The Three Notch Century takes participants on a challenging and scenic ride through the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Cyclists begin at The Kanc Lodge in Lincoln, NH and ride through Franconia Notch, Crawford Notch and the Kancamagus Highway.  The three day ride begins at the Kancamagus Lodge.  The one day century begins at the North Conway Grand Hotel.…
Trans New Hampshire bicycle rideTrans-New Hampshire bicycle ride: June 23-25, 2017 - The annual TRANS-NH BIKE RIDE benefits The Muscular Dystrophy Association. The ride provides quality support and accommodations for participants. All the funds raised will remain in NH helping our friends and neighbors who are affected by this difficult and life-threatening disease. Over the past 5 years expenses have averaged 12.7% of the total funds raised.  100% of the expenses are direct…

 New York

AIDS Ride, Cayuga Lake NY: September 9, 2017 - The AIDS Ride for Life is a bicycle ride around Cayuga Lake from Ithaca NY with 42, 50 or 100 mile options. Cyclists raise funds for the Southern Tier AIDS Program which provide supportive services to HIV+ persons. Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX Course
A2C bicycle rideAnswer to Cancer A2C, Highland Falls, NY: June 10, 2017 - Join the Answer to Cancer (A2C) ride as an individual or as part of a team to support  finding a cure for cancer. 100% of funds raised by participants go toward lifesaving cancer immunotherapy research! Choose between 25, 50 and 100 miles. All rides pass through the  grounds of the United States Military Academy at West Point. 2016…
Hoosic River Ride, Aug. 12, 2017 - The Hoosic River Ride is a one-day event that benefits the education, research and advocacy programs of the non-profit Hoosic River Watershed Association.   Start locations For 2016, the rides begin at the Hoosac School on Pine Valley Road (Route 103) in Hoosick  NY. Previous year rides (shown below) started at the Southern Vermont College Rec Center in…
Peconic Bay bicycle ridePeconic Bay North Shore Tour de Cure: May 13, 2017 - This is the full 100 mile version of the 2013 Long Island Tour de Cure, starting from Pindar Vineyard. View this ride at http://ridewithgps.com/routes/2771483  Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX Course
Boston-Stamford tri-state bicycle rideTri-State Trek, Boston to White Plains NY: June 23-25, 2017 - Tri-State Trek, Riding for a Cure, Boston to White Plains NY. 2016 route Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX Course

Rhode Island

Bike ride around Rhode Island“Round Rhody” Wakefield RI: July 16, 2017 - Ride ‘Round Rhody (RRR) is hosted by LIFEcycle Inc. Previous years have started at Camp JORI in Wakefield, RI, offering a 25, 50, and 75 mile route to reach a wide array of cyclists.  Ride ‘Round Rhody is not a race, but rather a fundraising ride. The funds raised by the riders are used to support…
Bike to the Beach, Boston to Newport: September 2, 2017 - Bike to the Beach is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization creating a community of cyclists, autism advocates, fitness junkies, and beach lovers to make an impact in New England and cycle for the 1 in 68 diagnosed with autism.The Boston to Newport ride was added in 2012, starting from Joe Moakley Park in south Boston. 2016 route Route at…
Jamestown Classic: October 9, 2017 - The Jamestown Classic offers one of the most scenic race venues with a course that circuits the island with stretches of bucolic forest and farmland to vistas of the East and West Passages of Narragansett Bay, the Newport Bridge and historic lighthouse at Beavertail. What a way to celebrate Columbus Day Route at RideWithGPS View…
Ocean State tour de Cure bicycle rideOcean State Tour de Cure, June 4, 2017 - The 62 mile Ocean State Tour de Cure for Diabetes begins in Richmond, Rhode Island and includes several miles along the coast as well as some rolling hills in the wooded area northwest of Narragansett. 2016 routes Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX Course
Rhody bicycle ride Rhode IslandRide ‘Round Rhody, Kingston RI: July 16, 2017 - Ride ‘Round Rhody (RRR) is hosted by LIFEcycle Inc. Starting in South Kingston, RI,the options are 25, 50, and 75 miles. 75 miles Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX Course 50 miles Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX Course

Vermont

Burlington Green Mountain Getaway: August 5, 2017 - The Bike MS Green Mountain Getaway in the past has included two days of riding, but offers a one-day ride for 2016. 2016 Routes: 30 miles (cue sheet) 60 miles (cue sheet) 100 miles (cue sheet) The routes below include rides for the 2014-2015 two day event 100 miles Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and…
Vergennes bicycle rideChamp’s Challenge, Vergennes VT: July 17, 2016 - The “Champ’s Challenge for CF” is hosted by the Basin Harbor Club in Vergennes, and offers a 40-mile course for more advanced cyclists, an 8-mile course for more recreational riders and families, or a 5k Walk/Run. Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX Course
Hoosic River Ride, Aug. 12, 2017 - The Hoosic River Ride is a one-day event that benefits the education, research and advocacy programs of the non-profit Hoosic River Watershed Association.   Start locations For 2016, the rides begin at the Hoosac School on Pine Valley Road (Route 103) in Hoosick  NY. Previous year rides (shown below) started at the Southern Vermont College Rec Center in…
Kelly Brush Century RideKelly Brush Century ride: September 9, 2017 - The annual Kelly Brush Century Ride in Middlebury Vt. This scenic bicycle ride through the Champlain Valley has evolved from a dozen cyclists to the largest fundraising ride in the state. The ride is also one of the best attended events in the Northeast for adaptive athletes using hand-cranked handcycles. The ride raises money to…
Long Trail Century Ride, Bridgewater Corners VT: June 24, 2017 - Date: June 24, 2017 Location: Bridgewater Corners, VT Link: http://www.longtrailcenturyride.com/ Beneficiary: Vermont Adaptive  https://www.vermontadaptive.org/ The Long Trail Century Ride to benefit Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports returns again with an all-day event including cycling on 100-, 60-, 20- mile and a family-friendly 5K routes in the morning and a family-friendly festival and party in the afternoon…
Ride 100/200 - Ride Route 100/200–200 Miles in One Day,  Saturday, June 24th, 2017 This is a one day bicycle ride that stretches from the Canadian border to the Massachusetts state line. Route 100 is widely recognized as one of Vermont’s most scenic highways and the ride is routed to minimize automobile traffic. With nicely spaced town greens for breaks,…
Tour de Heifer BrattleboroTour de Heifer, Brattleboro VT: Sunday, June 4, 2017 - The Tour de Heifer’s 60 and 30 mile challenge routes follow dirt roads with minimal pavement.  Both entail significant elevation change — that is, hill-climbing, and lots of it! All of the routes begin and end at Lilac Ridge Farm in West Brattleboro, VT. 2016 routes 60 miles Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View…
Vermont Challenge: August 17–20, 2017 - The Vermont Challenge offers four days of riding through the picturesque countryside of Vermont. The 2016 version benefiting the following organizations: Okemo – Windsor County, VT – Black River Good Neighbors Stratton – Windham County, VT – Jamaica/Wardsboro Community Food Pantry Killington – Rutland County, VT – BROC Community Action & Rutland Methodist Church ‘Feed the…
Vermont Gran Fondo 2016Vermont Gran Fondo: July 1, 2017 - The Vermont Gran Fondo is a non-competitive ride through Vermont’s Green Mountains. The 2016 Gran Fondo started at 1321 Exchange Street, Middlebury VT 2016 routes Three ride options: Gran Fondo: 105 miles, 10,000+ feet of climbing (all four gaps: Appalachian Gap, Moretown Mountain, Roxbury Gap, Lincoln Gap) Medio Fondo: 64 miles, 6,800 feet of climbing (Lincoln…

2016 Charity Rides

Norwalk MS cycling fundraiserBike MS Norwalk CT - Bike MS cyclists, volunteers and donors have raised over $1 billion to find a cure for Multiple Sclerosis. Start: Cranbury Park, Grunman Ave., Norwalk CT 62 miles Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX Course 100 miles Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and…
Boston Hub on Wheels, Sep. 18, 2016 - This year, riders will have the option of selecting either the 10-mile family-friendly route or the more challenging all-new 40-mile course. Visit the Hub on Wheels signup page. Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX Course
Chesapeake ChallengeChesapeake Challenge, Easton MD: June 17-18, 2017 - The MS Chesapeake Challenge starts at the Talbot County Community Center north of Easton, Maryland. The century ride for the two-day event is shown below. Taking either of the of the loops from the Community Center, as shown in the map, provides a shorter option. Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print…
Climate Ride NE, Bar Harbor to Boston - Bar Harbor to Boston, SEPTEMBER 8 – 12, 2016 This 5-day, 390-mile Northeast Climate Ride route takes advantage of the best cycling in Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts. You’ll ride along the North Atlantic’s scenic coastline by day and spend evenings with an amazing community of people. Upon registration, you will have an opportunity to choose…
Coast to the Cure Ipswich bicycle rideCoast to the Cure - Coast to the Cure is an annual fundraising ride for neurofibromatosis. Cycle along flat to rolling hills through Boston’s North Shore. See beautiful ocean views, scenic horse and farm country, state forests, classic New England Churches and towns on the North Shore. Start: Stage Fort Park, Gloucester Gloucester 66 mile route Route at RideWithGPS View…
Danvers a Reason to RideDanvers a Reason to Ride - A Reason to Ride is a fundraiser to benefit cancer research at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, starting from Danvers MA and visiting Wenham, Hamilton, Essex, Manchester by the Sea, Gloucester, Ipswich, Georgetown, Topsfield returning to Danvers. Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX Course
Darn Tough Ride, Stowe VT - The Darn Tough Ride is held in Stowe, Vermont annually on Labor Day weekend. The Century ride includes Mt. Mansfield and Smugglers’ Notch with their demanding terrain. The Darn Tough Ride is organised annually by PS: Creative Events, LLC and benefits a local, or area non-profit organisation. The 2015 recipient is Friends of Stowe Adaptive Sports, a non-profit organization…
Dudley Metric CenturyDudley MA two metric centuries - These are the Day 1 and Day 2 routes for the 2016 Massachusetts State Bike Tour, starting and ending in Dudley MA. Day 1 metric century: Dudley-Burrillville-Oxbridge 62 mile ride 44 mile version 26 mile version Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX Course Day 2 metric century: Dudley-Putnam-Milbury loop…
New Paltz Farm RideFarm Ride, New Paltz NY - This ride was created by M. Bergen and is on Ken and Sharon Roberts’ Bike Hudson site. Download the Cue Sheet Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX Course
Brattleboro Century bicycle rideGoing the Distance Century, Brattleboro VT - Going the Distance Bike Ride Fundraiser for the Brattleboro Boys and Girls Club, Vermont. Date: Saturday June 25th, 2016 Choose from routes of 40, 60 or 100 miles, that all start and end at the Marlboro College Graduate School, Brattleboro, VT. All routes travel along the lovely Connecticut River Valley, on quiet well paved roads.…
Granite State Grind bicycle rideGranite State Grind and Roll - All proceeds from the Granite State Grind and Roll benefit Honduras Hope. Ammonoosuc Run,  45.5 miles; 2,780 feet elevation gain Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX Course North Country Century; 6,641 feet elevation gain Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX…
Noth Hampton Granite State bicycle rideGranite State Quest, Stratham NH - This 50 mile fundraiser for Mass General Hospital starts and ends in Stratham, NH. 50 mile loop Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX Course
Great Barrington - Philmont rideGreat Barrington MA -Philmont NY: Tour of Massachusetts - Great Barrington  MA to Philmont, NY loops are provided by the Massachusetts State Bike Tour 2016. View the 76 mile ride. 60 mile ride Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX Course
Great River Ride - Starting from Westfield near the Mass Turnpike in western Massachusetts, the Great River Ride is “one of the best century rides in the USA” according to Bicycling Magazine.  With almost 9000 ft of climbing over its 102 mile course, the Great River Ride is one of the most challenging centuries in New England. View and…
Hingham Fall Foliage Ride Against Hunger - Fall Foliage Ride Against Hunger, Hingham, MA, Sat Oct 22, 2016. Enjoy a scenic ride through Hingham and Cohasset past the Atlantic coast winding around Cohasset Harbor Start and finish at the Snug Pubm 116 North Street Hingham. 100% of the proceeds go directly to the Hingham Food Pantry. Route at RideWithGPS View and print…
Long Island Heart RideLong Island Heart Ride - This American Heart Association ride offers training for participants who participate in a 27-mile, 59-mile, or 100-mile bike ride through the heart of the Hamptons of Long Island, NY. Event Location: Rotations Bicycle Center- 32 Windmill Lane, Southampton, NY 11968 100 mile Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX…
Miles for Megan, Tiverton, RI - The annual Miles for Megan ride starts at Tiverton Recreational Facility 3480 Main Rd. Tiverton RI. All proceeds benefit the Megan L. Cordeiro Memorial Foundation. Cyclists can choose from 12.5 miles, 25 miles or  a Metric Century along the coast of the beautiful Sakonnet River and Atlantic Ocean. Go to http://www.milesformegan.com/ Miles for Megan Metric Century Route at…
Newton ride for Christina Genco, Newton MA - Larry Galante created a Memorial Bike Ride for Christina Genco, a BU alum and Newton native, who died in a cycling accident while she was leading a cross-country bicycle trip with Bike &Build. Christina and Larry biked together from Boston to Santa Barbara, CA in 2009. The ride commemorated Christina’s life and raised money for the Christina…
Reid's ride Lynnfield to GloucesterReid’s Ride, Gloucester MA: July 16th, 2017 - Reid’s Ride is a 28-mile bike ride from Lynnfield High School to Gloucester’s Stage Fort Park to benefit the Reid Sacco AYA Cancer Fund. Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX Course
Rodkwell and RideRockwell and Ride - ANNUAL ROCKWELL RIDE & WALK with BIKERS EDGE charity bike ride event Event Location: ROCKWELL PARK, Bristol, CT Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX Course
Soldier ride 2016, Lexington MA - Soldier Ride is a unique four-day cycling opportunity for wounded service members and veterans to use cycling and the bonds of service to overcome physical, mental, or emotional wounds. View the Boston Soldier Ride. START/FINISH LOCATION: Lexington High School, 251 Waltham Street, Lexington, MA 02421 Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print…
Schuylerville Tour de FarmTour de Farm, Easton NY - Third Annual Tour de Farm Bike-a-thon, fun, healthy and educational bike ride highlighting the scenic landscapes of the upper Hudson River Valley. Riders can choose between a 15 and a 35 mile route. Each route tours the farmland and historic sites within the “view shed” of Saratoga National Historical Park, Sunday, July 29, 2012. The…
Tour de Teddi, Hammondsport, NY - Saturday September 17, 2016. 5th Annual Tour de Teddi, benefitting Camp Good Days and Special Times, Branchport, NY with a ride around Keuka Lake. Camp Goodtimes is a nonprofit organization allowing local children touched by autism to have a typical summer experience along with their peers Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map…
Groton bicycle rideTour of Lighthouses, Groton CT - The Annual BIAC “Tour of Lights” provides views of historic lighthouses while raising funds to provide critical brain injury prevention and resource services throughout Connecticut, starting from UCONN’s Avery Point.The unofficial routes below include a view the Morgan Point Light. 72 mile route Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX…

Links to more Charity Rides

CCGF Memorial Ride, Newton, MA
Ride of Silence, Cranston RI
Richard’s Ride, Richmond, VT: May 20, 2017
Zackathlon, South Pomfret, VT:  May 22, 2017
Bloomin Metric, Norwalk, CT: May 21, 2017
George Street Challenge, Worcester MA
MassBike “EnMass”, Dudley, MA
Boston Rebellion MB Race, Walpole, MA: July 29th – 30th, 2017
Star Ride, Newport, RI
Berkshire to Boston Tour, Hancock MA
Bike and Beach, Fairfield, CT
Folks on Spokes, Milford, CT: September 17, 2017
4 Bridges Ride, North Kingston RI
Go The Distance, Woodbury, CT
Vermont 50 MT Bike, Brownsville, VT: September 24, 2017
Tour de Newport, Newport, RI: September 25, 2017
Braking Aids, Boston to NYC: September 23-25, 2017
Ride for Food, Dedham MA
Charity Treks, Charlottesville VA: September 27th to Saturday, September 30, 2017
Tour de South Shore, Hingham, MA: September 23, 2017
William Raveis Ride+Walk, Hingham, MA: October 1, 2017
Cycle Martha’s Vineyard, Oak Bluffs, MA
East Lyme Bike & BBQ, East Lyme, CT
Bikes for kids Charity Ride, Old Saybrook, CT

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