Charity rides

This list of fundraising charity rides in New England is maintained by Bike New England. Please visit the ride sites to view the current routes.

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:

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  • 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, 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 … Continue reading Angel Ride, Windsor Locks CT: May 27, 2017
Bike 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 … Continue reading Bike MS,Windsor CT: June 4, 2017
Gears for Good, Avon CT: June 24-25, 2017 - The Hemophilia Federation of America joins the Connecticut Hemophilia Society to bring the Annual Gears for Good charity bicycle ride to Avon, Connecticut, June 24-25, 2017. As with all Gears for Good rides, 100 percent of money raised by riders and individual donors goes toward HFA’s Helping Hands program, which provides emergency assistance to patients … Continue reading Gears for Good, Avon CT: June 24-25, 2017
RIDE For Our Vets, Stamford CT: Saturday, June 17th, 2017 - The RIDE For Our Vets benefits the Connecticut Veterans Legal Center (www.ctveteranslegal.org) Date: Saturday, June 17th, 2017 Location: Point72 headquarters, Stamford, CT 25-mile route Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX Course 50-mile route Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX … Continue reading RIDE For Our Vets, Stamford CT: Saturday, June 17th, 2017
Steeple 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 … Continue reading Steeple Chase, Manchester CT: August 19th, 2017
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 … Continue reading Steeple Chase, Mansfield CT: August 19, 2017
Summer 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 … Continue reading Summer Breeze, Madison CT: July 16, 2017
Tour 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 … Continue reading Tour de Cure, Durham CT: June 11, 2017
Tour 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 … Continue reading Tour of the Litchfield Hills, August 6, 2017
Tri-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
William Raveis Ride & Walk, Norwalk, CT., Oct. 1, 2017 - Site:.raveisridewalk.com Location: Norwalk, CT Date: Oct. 1, 2017 5 mile walk, 12, 25 and 50 mile rides Beneficiary: Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation

Maine

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
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) … Continue reading Great Maine Getaway, Biddeford ME: August 12-13, 2017
Lobster 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 … Continue reading Lobster ride, Camden ME: July 23, 2017
Loon 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 … Continue reading Loon Echo Trek, Bridgton ME: September 16, 2017
Seacoast 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 … Continue reading Seacoast Safari, Kittery-Biddenford ME: July 15, 2017

Massachusetts

A Reason to Ride, Danvers MA: September 17, 2017 - 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. 10 mile cue sheet 25 mile cue sheet 50 mile cue sheet 50 miles Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue … Continue reading A Reason to Ride, Danvers MA: September 17, 2017
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 … Continue reading ALA Cape Cod Autumn Escape Trek, September 21, 2017
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
Bikes 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.  … Continue reading Bikes Not Bombs, Jamaica Plain MA: June 4th, 2017
Boston Hub on Wheels, Sep. 17, 2017 - This year, riders  have the option of selecting either the 10-mile family-friendly route or the more challenging  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
Brain 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 … Continue reading Brain Tumor Ride, Boston: May 21, 2017
Buzzards 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 … Continue reading Buzzards Bay Watershed Ride: October 1, 2017
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 … Continue reading Charles River Wheelmen Fall Century
Cycle 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 … Continue reading Cycle for Life, Holliston MA: October 7, 2017
Cycle for Shelter, Haverhill MA: July 23, 2017 - The 29th Annual Cycle for Shelter to benefit Emmaus will be held at Northern Essex Community College.   Cyclists can ride a 20-mile, 40-mile, 62-mile or 100-mile scenic route that will take them through Haverhill, MA, up to the seacoast of New Hampshire, and south through the North Shore of Massachusetts.  Upon returning to the college, riders can … Continue reading Cycle for Shelter, Haverhill MA: July 23, 2017
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 … Continue reading Cycle Massachusetts State Bike Tour: August 5-11, 2017
Cycle Massachusetts State Bike Tour – August 5th – 11th, 2017 - Cycle Massachusetts State Bike Tour 2017 August 5th – 11th, 2017: Registration deadline is July 15th Are you dreaming of an affordable summer adventure?  It’s not too late to sign up for Cycle Massachusetts, the Friendliest Ride in the East!  It’s during the first full week of August (the 5th through 11th), and you can ride anywhere from 2 to … Continue reading Cycle Massachusetts State Bike Tour – August 5th – 11th, 2017
Death Ride Tour Fall Blaze, October 6 – 9, 2017 - War on ALS The Death Ride Tour/ Fall Blaze expands the popular Colorado Death Ride tour series to New England. The three-day tour rolls through western Massachusetts and southern Vermont October 6 – 9, 2017 (Columbus Day weekend). Profits support the Blazeman Foundation for ALS  and the ALS Association and their research to combat amyotrophic laterals sclerosis … Continue reading Death Ride Tour Fall Blaze, October 6 – 9, 2017
Harbor 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
Impact Ride, Attleboro MA: Oct. 1, 2017 - Join some of the best cycling  in southeastern New England with the IMPACT Ride. Proceeds go to the fight against breast cancer. Location: Attleboro MA Date: Sunday, October 1, 2017 Site: http://komennewengland.org/impact-ride/ Beneficiary: Susan G. Komen New England – http://komennewengland.org/ 25 miles Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX Course … Continue reading Impact Ride, Attleboro MA: Oct. 1, 2017
Kirwin/Murray Memorial Bike Ride, Falmouth MA, Oct, 22, 2017 - Falmouth Housing Corporation honors Peter Kirwin and Bob Murray, two champions of homelessness prevention and access to affordable housing in Falmouth. The Kirwin/Murray Memorial Bike Ride route follows the Falmouth Marathon route for about 29 miles, beginning at the Surf Drive Beach House. The shorter route will begin one half hour after and progress from … Continue reading Kirwin/Murray Memorial Bike Ride, Falmouth MA, Oct, 22, 2017
Minuteman 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
North 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 … Continue reading North Shore Tour de Cure, Topsfield MA: Sunday, May 21, 2017
NSC Blazing Saddles Century, Byfield MA: Saturday, August 19, 2017 - North Shore Cyclists’ Blazing Saddles Century travels through the rural towns of the North Shore and southern New Hampshire past beautiful rivers, lakes, churches, and farms. The terrain includes rolling hills, long sunny flats, and rural roads. Start: Triton Regional High School, 112 Elm Street, Byfield, MA. Map to start Proceeds support North Shore Cyclists and their annual donations … Continue reading NSC Blazing Saddles Century, Byfield MA: Saturday, August 19, 2017
Pain 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. … Continue reading Pain in the Mass, Amherst MA August 19, 2017
Positive 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 … Continue reading Positive Spin for ALS, September 24, 2017
Ride 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   … Continue reading Ride the Vineyard, May 6, 2017
Ride 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 … Continue reading Ride to defeat ALS, Wayland MA, September 24, 2017
Ride to Thrive, Harvard MA: October 1, 2017 - The Healing Garden in Harvard, MA was founded in 2001, and has expanded its mission to provide evidence-based integrative therapies “to all people with cancer, regardless of diagnosis, gender or financial barriers.” These include mind-body modalities, education about lifestyle choices, expressive therapies, support groups, and more. The Healing Garden cares for clients from 162 towns in the … Continue reading Ride to Thrive, Harvard MA: October 1, 2017
River Valley Ice Cream Ride, July 29, 2017 - Ice Cream Ride:  http://www.icecreamride.com Date: Saturday, July 29, 2017 Start location: Turners Falls, MA Charities: MassBike Pioneer Valley, Turners Falls Riverculture and Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture (CISA) Description: The River Valley Ice Cream Ride blends the best of summertime fun – bikes, gorgeous roads and ice cream. And, it supports organizations working to strengthen our … Continue reading River Valley Ice Cream Ride, July 29, 2017
Rodman Ride for Kids, September 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 … Continue reading Rodman Ride for Kids, September 23, 2017
Stow 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 … Continue reading Stow MA Bike for the Woods, August 27, 2017
The Last Gasp, Sandwich to Provincetown MA: September 17, 2017 - The Annual LAST GASP!  Ride from Sandwich to Provincetown in support of several Cape Cod Charities! Cape Cod Charitable Funraisers’ premier event is entering its 26th year full steam ahead and is ready to take on the next quarter of a century! 100% of your donations go  to the charity of your choice. The Last … Continue reading The Last Gasp, Sandwich to Provincetown MA: September 17, 2017
Tour 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 … Continue reading Tour de Cure New England Classic, Woburn MA: July 15-21, 2017
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 … Continue reading Tour de Greenbelt, September 16, 2017
Tri-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
Vineyard 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 … Continue reading Vineyard Warrier Triathlon: September 10, 2017
Will Bike 4 Food: Hatfield MA, Sunday, September 24, 2017 - Will Bike 4 Food: Sunday, September 24, 2017 WB4F is a non-competitive ride through the beautiful Pioneer Valley to raise funds for The Food Bank of Western MA. Now in it’s 7th year, the ride has four routes to choose from: 10, 25, 50, or 100 miles. The event begins and ends at the Lions … Continue reading Will Bike 4 Food: Hatfield MA, Sunday, September 24, 2017

New Hampshire

CHAD Hero, Hanover NH: October 22, 2017 - 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. Proceeds go to the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock. The ride starts from the Norris Cotton Cancer Center entrance at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center campus (DHMC) in Lebanon, NH. Bike 25 Mile map and … Continue reading CHAD Hero, Hanover NH: October 22, 2017
Contoocook Carry Triathlon, Hopkinton, NH, September 19, 2017 - Sept. 9th – The 17th Contoocook Carry Triathlon – all proceeds to fuel assistance. The race is held in Hopkinton, NH and starts with a 2mi run, a 5mi paddle (with portage) and a 14mi bike ride. The race website is: http://www.contoocookcarry.org. The sponsoring organization is: http://www.cccommunityfund.org/
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 … Continue reading Granite State Wheelmen Seacoast Century, September 23, 2017
Krempels 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 … Continue reading Krempels King of the Road Challenge, October 21, 2017
Monarch School of New England Charity Bike Ride and Walk, Saturday October 7, 2017 - Join the 4th annual Monarch School of New England Charity Bike Ride and Walk, to benefit our new regional high school and vocational center! The Monarch School of New England is a private, non-profit specialized day school serving students from New Hampshire and Southern Maine with significant developmental, medical, intellectual and behavioral disabilities. Fall is … Continue reading Monarch School of New England Charity Bike Ride and Walk, Saturday October 7, 2017
Mount 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
Ride 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 … Continue reading Ride to End Alzheimer’s, Rye NH: June 24, 2017
Seacoast 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. … Continue reading Three Notch Century, Lincoln NH
Trans-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 … Continue reading Trans-New Hampshire bicycle ride: June 23-25, 2017

 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
Answer 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. Beneficiary: … Continue reading Answer to Cancer A2C, Highland Falls, NY: June 10, 2017
CycleAbility Challenge, June 2-4, 2017 - The CycleAbility Challenge provides options of 30, 60 and 100 miles.  The event has raised over $5.8 million for Special Olymics New York since its inception in 1990. The tax-deductible pledges support Special Olympics New York-Hudson Valley Region. Dates: June 2,3 and 4, 2017 Start: Apple Tree Inn, 10 Richmond Mountain Rd., Lenox MA http://www.cycleabilitybiketour.comContinue reading CycleAbility Challenge, June 2-4, 2017
Great Big FANY Ride, July 23-29, 2017 - The 17th Annual Great Big FANY Ride, pedaling 500 miles Across New York, July 23-29, 2017. Site: http://www.FANYride.com Start: Niagra Falls, NY Collaborated with: New York Bicycling Coalition, a not-for-profit bicycling advocacy group.http://www.nybc.net/.
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 … Continue reading Hoosic River Ride, Aug. 12, 2017
North Creek Adirondack Ididaride, July 30, 2017 - The Ididaride is a 75-mile one-day bike ride in the Adirondacks sponsored by the Adirondack Mountain Club, starting from the Ski Bowl Park Pavilion on Ski Bowl Park Road in North Creek, NY.  The ride is all on good roads through the central Adirondack Mountains, most of which is public land. Towns visited include  Bakers … Continue reading North Creek Adirondack Ididaride, July 30, 2017
Peconic 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
Tri-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 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 … Continue reading Bike to the Beach, Boston to Newport: September 2, 2017
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 … Continue reading Jamestown Classic: October 9, 2017
Miles for Megan, Tiverton, RI: September 23, 2017 - 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 … Continue reading Miles for Megan, Tiverton, RI: September 23, 2017
Ocean 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

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 … Continue reading Burlington Green Mountain Getaway: August 5, 2017
Champ’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
Harpoon Point to Point, August 12, 2017 - Join the Vermont Foodbank in their fight against hunger by riding the Harpoon Point to Point! Since its inception in 2002, the Harpoon Point to Point has become the Vermont Foodbank’s largest fundraiser of the year, raising over $1.3M to date. Come ride 100, 50 or 25 miles on the road, or ride the 20-mile mountain … Continue reading Harpoon Point to Point, August 12, 2017
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 … Continue reading Hoosic River Ride, Aug. 12, 2017
Kelly 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 … Continue reading Kelly Brush Century ride: September 9, 2017
Tour 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 … Continue reading Tour de Heifer, Brattleboro VT: Sunday, June 4, 2017

2018 Charity Rides

Connecticut

Closer to Free, New Haven CT: September 8, 2018 - 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 27-28, 2018 - 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 … Continue reading CT Challenge, Westport MA, July 27-28, 2018
Rock to Rock Earth Day ride, New Haven CT: April 28th, 2018 - 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 … Continue reading Rock to Rock Earth Day ride, New Haven CT: April 28th, 2018
Tour de Lyme: May 20, 2018 - 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 … Continue reading Tour de Lyme: May 20, 2018

Maine

Bike Maine, September 8-15, 2018 - 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 … Continue reading Bike Maine, September 8-15, 2018
Dempsey Challenge, Lewiston ME: September 29-30, 2018 - 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 … Continue reading Dempsey Challenge, Lewiston ME: September 29-30, 2018
NE Parkinsons Ride, Old Orchard Beach, ME: September 08, 2018 - 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 … Continue reading NE Parkinsons Ride, Old Orchard Beach, ME: September 08, 2018
Trek Across Maine: June 15 – 17, 2018 -   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+ … Continue reading Trek Across Maine: June 15 – 17, 2018

Massachusetts

Amherst Pioneer Valley Farm Ride, August 10-13, 2018 - 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 … Continue reading Amherst Pioneer Valley Farm Ride, August 10-13, 2018
Best Buddies Challenge, Cape Cod: June 2, 2018 - Join The Best Buddies Challenge. 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 on the road. Rental bikes are also … Continue reading Best Buddies Challenge, Cape Cod: June 2, 2018
Bicycles Battling Cancer, Marlborough MA: Sunday, June 10, 2018 - Join the American Cancer Society’s Bicycles Battling Cancer ride for our scenic ride through Central MA and Southern NH. Riders of all levels welcome! Choose between three route options: 30, 70 or 100 miles along a well-supported ride. Together cyclists and volunteers come together to raise funds to help save lives and provide free programs and … Continue reading Bicycles Battling Cancer, Marlborough MA: Sunday, June 10, 2018
Bravehearts Ride, Harvard MA: JULY 14, 2018 - 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 … Continue reading Bravehearts Ride, Harvard MA: JULY 14, 2018
Deerfield Bicycle Tour, June 24 – 29, 2018; August 12 – 17, 2018 - Discover Historic Deerfield and the beautiful Connecticut River Valley from the seat of your bicycle this summer! Historic Deerfield presents a week full of handlebar-view adventures traveling the scenic byways and quiet back roads to some of the valley’s vibrant and charming communities. In addition to great cycling, this tour is rich with opportunities to … Continue reading Deerfield Bicycle Tour, June 24 – 29, 2018; August 12 – 17, 2018
Pan-Mass Challenge: August 4-5, 2018 - 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 … Continue reading Pan-Mass Challenge: August 4-5, 2018

New Hampshire

Cycle the Seacoast, Portsmouth NH: May 6, 2018 - 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 … Continue reading Cycle the Seacoast, Portsmouth NH: May 6, 2018
Prouty Century, Hanover NH: July 13 – 14, 2018 - 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 … Continue reading Prouty Century, Hanover NH: July 13 – 14, 2018
Rose Mountain Rumble, Lyndeborough NH: August 25, 2018 - 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 … Continue reading Rose Mountain Rumble, Lyndeborough NH: August 25, 2018

 New York

Rhode Island

Ride ‘Round Rhody, Kingston RI: July 29, 2018 - 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

Long Trail Century Ride, Bridgewater Corners VT: JUNE 23, 2018 - 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 with BBQ, live music, … Continue reading Long Trail Century Ride, Bridgewater Corners VT: JUNE 23, 2018
Ride 100/200, June 23, 2018 - Ride Route 100/200–200 Miles in One Day, 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, numerous scenic vistas, a … Continue reading Ride 100/200, June 23, 2018
Vermont Challenge: August 16–19, 2018 - 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 … Continue reading Vermont Challenge: August 16–19, 2018
Vermont Gran Fondo: Jun 30, 2018 - 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 … Continue reading Vermont Gran Fondo: Jun 30, 2018

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
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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  1. 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. Register: http://www.savebuzzardsbay.org/ride

    “I’m still enjoying some post-ride joy this morning at the wonderful ride and party you put together. What a day! Every single rider on our team said they’d do it again next year!!” – Marlissa B.

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  2. Please allow me to post our charity bicycle ride ~ Saturday October 14th 10 am start @ Station Street Parking lot
    https://www.bikereg.com/35737

    The Snug Pub’s 6th annual
    Fall Foliage Ride Against Hunger
    Enjoy a scenic ride through Hingham and Cohasset past the Atlantic coast winding around Cohasset Harbor –

    It all ends back at the Snug Pub (116 North Street Hingham) for a buffet lunch & refreshments – fun raffle give-aways.

    100% of the proceeds go directly to the Hingham Food Pantry for local families in need of a helping hand.

    You are welcome to bring a non perishable item as well
    Thank you for your support

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