Author: Gordon Harris

Gordon Harris is the town historian for Ipswich Massachusetts.

Tour des Farms, Litchfield CT, Oct 6, 2018

Connecticut Resource Conservation & Development Area  is bringing back its signature Tour Des Farms Bicycle Ride on October 6, 2018. The ride will be in Litchfield County touring the numerous farms in Goshen and Litchfield.

Ride the scenic route during the height of Fall foliage, visit farms, buy your produce, your pumpkins, chocolates, wine. You have a choice of two routes: 26 miles or 16 miles. Our van travels around to the farms, picks up your purchases, and delivers them back to you at the starting point. Looking forward to joining us for this fun Fall event!

Tour de Teddi, Branchport, NY, September 8, 2018

Saturday September 8, 2018. Tour de Teddi, benefitting Camp Good Days and Special Times, Branchport, NY with a ride around Keuka Lake. Camp Good Days is a nonprofit dedicated in improving the lives of children, adults and families whose lives have been touched by cancer through residential camping experiences and other programs and services. All Camp Good Days services and programs are free of charge to participants.

The Tour de Teddi raises funds and awareness for Camp Good Days & Special Times. The race takes place at Camp Good Days’ Recreational Facility to give riders a first hand perspective of where the funds raised will be going.

Join in the cycling fun through the beautiful Finger Lakes Region of NY on Keuka Lake. All riders, both novice and experienced, can cycle either the 27 mile course to Hammondsport, or the full 45 mile course around Keuka Lake.

Registration available at www.TourdeTeddi.org

  • 27 miles: Heading south on W. Lake Rd to Hammondsport then back up W. Lake Rd to Camp Good Days.
  • 45 miles: Heading south on 54A through Village of Penn Yan then south on E. Lake Road through Hammondsport and back up W. Lake Rd to Camp Good Days.

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Buzzards Bay Watershed Ride: September 30, 2018

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.

12th Annual Buzzards Bay Watershed Ride

Date: Sunday, September 30, 2018
Time: 8am – 5pm
Location: Sakonnet Point, RI to Woods Hole, MA
Address: 100-mile start at Corner of Sakonnet Point Road and Bluff Head Ave, Little Compton, RI

  • 75-mile start at Horseneck Beach, John Reed Road, Westport
  • 35-mile start at Eastover Farm at 131 Hiller Road, Rochester, MA.
  • Finish line at Woods Hole, MA.

Cost: $50 registration fee, plus $300 fundraising minimum – fully-supported event includes t-shirt, snacks, food truck lunch, post-ride party and dinner with wine & beer!
Contact: Deborah Hood, Event Manager, (508) 999-6363 x207, events@savebuzzardsbay.org

Experience the beauty and spirit of the Buzzards Bay region in autumn at the 12th annual Buzzards Bay Watershed Ride on Sunday, September 30. Choose from three celebrated 100, 75, and 35-mile cycling routes that wind through farmland, coastal villages, cityscapes, cranberry bogs, and the back roads of Cape Cod to end with a waterfront finish line party in beautiful Woods Hole.

All riders are fully supported with friendly volunteers, local food and beverages all day, and SAG wagons with ace traveling bike mechanics and First Aid. $50 registration fee includes five water stops, a hearty food truck lunch at scenic Eastover Farm, a dinner buffet with beer, wine and live music, and awards and prizes for top fundraisers and best team uniforms.

Each cyclist is required to raise a minimum of $300 to support the Buzzards Bay Coalition’s work to protect our local environment. Team participation welcome and encouraged! Join us to “Bike for Clean Water” in October.

The Buzzards Bay Watershed Ride route begins in Little Compton, Rhode Island. It soon crosses over into Massachusetts, passing through Westport, Dartmouth, New Bedford, Fairhaven, Acushnet, Mattapoisett, Rochester, Wareham, Bourne, and Falmouth before ending in Woods Hole.

Registerhttp://www.savebuzzardsbay.org/ride

2017 routes


Ipswich to Boston route at RideWithGPS
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Tommaso gravel bikes

Gravel bikes are similar to road bikes but have disc brakes, additional clearance for wider tires, and comfortable geometry, great for on and off roads.

Tommaso Sentiero Gravel Disc Road Bike, $549.99 – $599.99

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THE SENTIERO IS A DURABLE MULTI-TERRAIN BIKE AND AN EXCELLENT COMMUTER.  28 SPOKE WHEELS CAN HANDLE EXTRA WEIGHT AND TOUGH TERRAIN, AND TEKTRO LYRA DISC BRAKES OFFER INCREASE STOPPING POWER IN ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS.  THE SHIMANO CLARIS DRIVETRAIN OFFERS A WIDE VARIETY OF GEARING OPTIONS, SO YOU CAN HANDLE WHATEVER THE TRAIL THROWS AT YOU.  VIEW AT TOMMASO SITE.
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Tommaso Illimitate Gravel Adventure Disc Road Bike – $999.99 – $1,199.99

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THE ILLIMITATE OFFERS UNLIMITED EXPLORATION POTENTIAL, AND IS TRULY MADE FOR THE RIDER WHO IS NOT CONTENT TO STAY ON THE PAVEMENT.  WHETHER YOU ARE LOOKING FOR AN EXCELLENT COMMUTING MACHINE OR A BIKE THAT CAN ERASE THE BOUNDARIES OF A ROAD BIKE, THE ILLIMITATE IS SURE TO GET YOU THERE.   THE FULL SHIMANO TIAGRA DRIVETRAIN OFFERS EXCELLENT SHIFTING AND CONTROL, WHILE THE TEKTRO LYRA DISC BRAKES PROVIDE INCREASED BREAKING POWER IN DIRT, MUD, AND OTHER ADVERSE CONDITIONS A CALIPER BRAKE CAN’T TOUCH. VIEW AT TOMMASO SITE.
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Charity Treks, Burlington VT, August 7, 2018

Charity Treks returns to the Northeast Kingdom after 3 years in the Charlottesville VA / Washington DC area. Our event starts in beautiful Burlington, Vermont and ends in picturesque Portland, Maine. The event takes place over 4 days, from Tuesday, August 7th to Friday, August 10th, with on-site registration taking place on Monday, August 6th, 2018. 100% of the funds raised go directly to our beneficiaries: the ULCA AIDS Institute and the Emory Vaccine Center.

Tour de South Shore, Hingham, MA, September 22, 2018

The McCourt Foundation’s 2018 Tour de South Shore Athletic Festival offers a 25 and 50 Mile Bike, a 5K Walk and a 5K Fun Run. Now everyday athletes, as well as avid cyclists, can get involved in a fun, healthy, community event. Participants can join an established team, start a new team, or go solo. Each participant commits to raising $200 and help fight against MS, Alzheimer’s, ALS and Parkinson’s disease.

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25 or 50 Mile Bike

The bike will travel through the towns of Hingham, Cohasset, Scituate, and Norwell with Police details throughout the course.

Start Location: Wompatuck State Park, Hingham, MA 
6:30 am – Registration
7:30 am – 50 Mile Bike
8:30 am – 25 Mile Bike


 5K (3.1 Mile) “Fun” Run

The Fun Run will take place within the park on the walking trails and will be well marked.

Start Location: Wompatuck State Park, Hingham, MA 
8:00 am – Registration
9:00 am – 5K (3.1 Mile) Fun Run


5K (3.1 Mile) Walk

The walk will take place within the park on the walking trails and will be well marked.
8:00 am – Registration
9:00 am – 5K (3.1 Mile) Walk

Braking AIDS, Cooperstown, NY to NYC: September 14 ~ 16, 2018

BRAND NEW ROUTE FOR 2018: September  14 ~ 16, 2018, Cooperstown, NY to NYC

Housing Works is committed to ending AIDS in New York State so we are bringing the Ride home! Each rider must raise $3,500.00  Click here to Stay Updated!