Author: Gordon Harris

Gordon Harris is the town historian for Ipswich Massachusetts.

Food Justice Bike Ride, Greenfield MA, June 24, 2018

A newly created charity bike ride called “Food Justice Bike Ride” on June 24, 2018.

Start/Finish at Just Roots Community Farm, 34 Glenbrook Drive, Greenfield, MA. 2 scenic courses with some hills (15 & 43 miles) with proceeds going to Stone Soup Cafe, a pay-what-you-can community kitchen in Greenfield, MA.

Food for Justice 15 mile course
The 15 miler is intended for the occasional recreational rider who hasn’t put in a lot of miles each week but likes to get out for some exercise and just have some fun.  There are some small hills but when you’re out there, we’re confident you will rise to the challenge. The 15 mile ride will start at 9:30. Click Here for a Turn-By-Turn cue list.
The 43 mile ride is intended for the more avid cyclist who enjoys a more serious challenge.  There are some nice hills in this one, 2 cat 5’s and over 2000 feet of climbing.  There are also 2 refreshment stops, one at 14+ miles (2nd Street Baking in Turners Falls) and another one shortly after you make the turn onto River Road in Deerfield, around mile 27. The 43 mile ride will start promptly at 8:30. Click Here for a Turn-By-Turn cue list.

Rock to Rock Earth Day ride, New Haven CT: April 28th, 2018

rocktorockRock 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 at Beaver Pond Park and Edgewood Park. Choices of 8, 12, 36 miles or the full metric century.

Metric Century

This ride is for serious cyclists only.  You must be an adult with a road bike– No mountain bikes allowed on this ride. Support for this ride ends at 2pm.


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Ride for Angels, North Andover MA: September 9, 2018

Ride For Angels takes you through Northeast MA and Southern NH portions of New England to raise funds and awareness of Angel Flight NE’s mission. All of the donations given on behalf of these “Road Angels” will benefit Angel Flight NE.

Angel Flight Northeast is a non-profit organization that provides free flights in private aircraft by volunteer pilots, for persons who need access to medical care or have other compelling needs.

The Eigth Annual “Ride for Angels event is being held on Sunday, September 9, 2018. The start and finish of the rides as well as the other associated events will be held at Angel Flight NE corporate headquarters at the Lawrence Municipal Airport , 492 Sutton Street, North Andover, MA

100 mile
65 mile
40 mile
20 mile

 100 mile ride


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Champ’s Challenge, Vergennes VT: July 15, 2018

 

 

The Champ’s Challenge for Cystic Fibrosis  is hosted by the Basin Harbor Club in Vergennes, and offers a 43-mile course for more advanced cyclists, an 8-mile course for more recreational riders and families, or a 5k Walk/Run.

Location: Vergennes, VT
Beneficiary: Cystic Fibrosis Lifestyle Foundation (www.CFLF.org)
43-Mile Course
8-Mile Course

 


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Ride the Vineyard, Martha’s Vineyard, Saturday, May 5, 2018

Massachusetts - Bike MS: Ride The Vineyard 2011

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  

The 2012 full route is shown below.

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Loon Echo Trek, Bridgton ME: September 15, 2018

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 18th annual Loon Echo Trek is the largest event benefiting the Loon Echo Land Trust! Proceeds from the event and sponsorship help us in our mission to conserve land for future generations.

The Trek begins at Shawnee Peak Ski Area in Bridgton, ME. Hike 4.5 or 6 miles across the ridge line of beautiful Pleasant Mountain, or bike 25, 50, 80 or 100 miles through the scenic hills and valleys of western Maine. Do a bit of both with the Trek’s Hike & Bike option!

The Century ride is shown below. Prepare for a very steep 1,200 foot descent through Evans Notch.

Century Route

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RIDE For Our Vets, Stamford CT: Saturday, June 16, 2018

The RIDE For Our Vets benefits the Connecticut Veterans Legal Center (www.ctveteranslegal.org)

  • Date: Saturday, June 16, 2018
  • Location: Point72 headquarters, Stamford, CT

25-mile route

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50-mile route

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100-mile route

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