Charity rides in New England

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:

  • 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.

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INDEX

2018 Charity Rides

Connecticut

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9th Annual Tour of Lights – Bike for Thought, Groton CT, May 12, 2018 - The Annual BIAC Bike for Thought "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 in Groton CT.
Angel ride Massachusetts Angel Ride, Windsor Locks CT: May 26, 2018 - The annual Angel Ride offers a two-day 135-mile ride in Connecticut which has become a Memorial Day weekend tradition. Over $5 million…
MS ride Windsor CT Bike MS,Windsor CT: June 03, 2018 - Bike MS has raised over $1 billion through their annual cycling fundraisers. This ride starts in Windsor, CT. Multiple mileage options…
Bloomin’ Metric, Westport, CT: May 20, 2018 - Bloomin’ Metric, Sunday, May 20, 2018: Sherwood Island State Park Westport, CT Cycle Along Stunning Beaches and Through Classic New England Countryside. 4…
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…
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…
Go the Distance, Woodbury CT, September 22, 2018 - Woodbury Scholarship Fund Dollars for Scholars makes dreams come true…dreams of becoming a doctor, an engineer, a teacher, a social…
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…
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…
Willimantic Steeple Chase Steeple Chase, Manchester CT: August 18th, 2018 - The 25th Annual Steeple Chase Bike Tour  on Saturday, August 20, 2016 offers 20, 35, 50, 62.5 and 100 mile routes…
Sarah Foundation bicycle ride Summer Breeze, Madison CT: July 22, 2018 - The Southern Connecticut Cycle Club and the Sarah Foundation offer the Summer Breeze Ride for Autism along Connecticut back roads with shoreline views,…
Tour de Lyme bicycle ride 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…
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.
Litchfield Hills bicycle ride Torrington Tour of the Litchfield Hills, August 5, 2018 - The Tour of the Litchfield Hills starts at Coe Park in downtown Torrington MA (map to start) and is a fundraiser…
Boston-Stamford tri-state bicycle ride Tri-State Trek, MA-RI-CT: June 22, 2018 - Tri-State Trek, Riding for a cure for ALS, Chestnut Hill MA to West Haven, CT Day 1 route Day 2…
William Raveis Ride William Raveis Ride & Walk, Norwalk, CT., September 30, 2018 - Site: raveisridewalk.com Location: Norwalk, CT 5 mile walk, 12, 25 and 50 mile rides Beneficiary: Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation

Maine

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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…
Champion the Cure Centuy, Penobscot River, August 18, 2018 - The Champion the Cure century ride follows the Penobscot River north from Brewer Maine to Lincoln, then reverses course on…
Lewiston Dempsey Challenge 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…
Great Maine Getaway, Biddeford ME: August 11-12, 2018 - 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…
Camden Maine Lobster ride Lobster ride, Camden ME: July 22, 2018 - The  Maine Lobster Ride originates at the Camden Snow Bowl in Camden, ME. 2016 routes 15 Miles Route at RideWithGPS View and print…
Loon Echo Trek 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…
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…
Kittery Cycle for Life Seacoast Safari, Kittery-Biddenford ME: July 14, 2018 - CF Cycle for Life is a fully-supported ride with route options of 30 miles, 65 miles or a Century. View the…
Trek across Maine bicycle ride Trek Across Maine: June 15 – 17, 2018 - Join the American Lung Association for the 34th annual Trek Across Maine on Father’s Day Weekend – June 15 –…

Massachusetts

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Danvers a Reason to Ride A Reason to Ride, Danvers MA: September 9, 2018 - A Reason to Ride is a fundraiser to benefit cancer research at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, starting from Danvers MA and visiting…
Farm Ride Amherst MA 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…
Berkshires to Boston, September 12-16, 2018 - Berkshires to Boston bicycle tour
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…
Marlborough bicycle ride 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…
Bikes Not Bombs route Bikes Not Bombs, Jamaica Plain MA: June 10, 2018 - Bike Not Bombs’ Bike-A-Thon route maps are  online for all four distance options. The rides start in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood of…
Brain Tumor bicycle ride Brain Tumor Ride, Boston: May 20, 2018 - Boston Brain Tumor Ride is an event to raise awareness and much-needed resources to fund critical brain tumor-specific programs to…
Bravehearts ride, Harvard MA 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…
Buzzards Bay Watershed Ride 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…
Holliston Cycle for Life bicycle ride Cycle for Life, Holliston MA: October 6, 2018 - Cystic Fibrosis Cycle for Life  Start:  101 Summer St., Holliston, MA  (map) Description: 12, 30 and 65 mile route options. Metric…
Cycle for Shelter Haverhill bicycle ride Cycle for Shelter, Haverhill MA: July 22, 2018 - The  annual Cycle for Shelter to benefit Emmaus will be held at Northern Essex Community College.   Cyclists can ride a…
Cycle Massachusetts State Bike Tour, Aurust 4-10, 2018 - Cycle Massachusetts is dedicated to Celebrating Cycling in Massachusetts. We organize, participate and support many other rides in Massachusetts and…
Cycle Massachusetts Cycle Massachusetts State Bike Tour – August 4 – 10, 2018 - Cycle Massachusetts State Bike Tour 2018 All our proceeds go to Massbike and we are their number one donor each year – check…
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…
Food for Justice bike ride 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…
Boston to Provincetown H2B Harbor to the Bay Harbor to the Bay (H2B), September 15, 2018 - The H2B Ride is a 125 mile ride from Boston to Provincetown to support people living with HIV and AID.…
Impact Ride, Attleboro MA: September 29, 2018 - Join some of the best cycling  in southeastern New England with the IMPACT Ride. Proceeds go to the fight against…
Topsfield MA North Shore bicycle ride North Shore Tour de Cure, Topsfield MA: Sunday, May 20, 2018 - The Tour de Cure is a series of fundraising cycling events held in 44 states nationwide to benefit the American…
NSC Blazing Saddles Century, Byfield MA: Saturday, August 18, 2018 - North Shore Cyclists’ Blazing Saddles Century travels through the rural towns of the North Shore and southern New Hampshire past beautiful rivers,…
Pain in the Mass bicycle ride Pain in the Mass, Amherst MA August 11, 2018 - THE PAIN in the MASS TOUR  was designed to help support The Tyler Foundation and the families affected by epilepsy.…
Pan Mass Challenge to Provincetown bicycle ride 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…
Positive Spin for ALS Positive Spin for ALS, September 23, 2018 - The ALS Association Massachusetts Chapter hosts its Annual “Positive Spin for ALS” cycling event at the Longfellow Club, located at…
Cycling Martha's Vineyard Ride the Vineyard, Martha’s Vineyard, Saturday, May 5, 2018 - Ride the Vineyard the Multiple Sclerosis fundraiser on Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. With the quaint charm and beautiful ocean views of…
Wayland ALS bicycle ride Ride to defeat ALS, Wayland MA, September 23, 2018 - Ride to Defeat ALS is a community fundraising event that creates the hope and action needed to conquer Lou Gehrig’s…
River Valley Ice Cream Ride River Valley Ice Cream Ride, July 28, 2018 - Ice Cream Ride:  http://www.icecreamride.com Start location: Turners Falls, MA Charities: MassBike Pioneer Valley, Turners Falls Riverculture and Community Involved in Sustaining…
Rodman Ride for Kids Rodman Ride for Kids, September 22, 2018 - The Rodman Ride for Kids is a 25, 50, and 100-mile non-competitive cycling fundraiser for at-risk children in Massachusetts and…
The Last Gasp, Sandwich to Provincetown MA: April 6, 2018 - The Annual LAST GASP!  Ride from Sandwich to Provincetown in support of several Cape Cod Charities! Cape Cod Charitable Funraisers’…
Tour de Cure Topsfield MA Tour de Cure New England Classic, Bedford, MA : July 14-15, 2018 - 2 New England Classic 150 & 550 The New England Classic Tour de Cure is a weekend or weeklong adventure…
Tour de Greenbelt, Saturday, September 29, 2018 - The 2016 Tour de Greenbelt started at the Essex County Greenbelt’s Cox Reservation and Headquarters, 82 Eastern Avenue, Essex, MA…
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…
Boston-Stamford tri-state bicycle ride Tri-State Trek, MA-RI-CT: June 22, 2018 - Tri-State Trek, Riding for a cure for ALS, Chestnut Hill MA to West Haven, CT Day 1 route Day 2…
Martha's Vineyard ride Vineyard Warrier Triathlon: September 8, 2018 - Vineyard Warrior Triathlon on the Island of Martha’s Vineyard: A 1 mile swim, 24.6 mile bike, and a 6.2 mile…
Will Bike 4 Food: Hatfield MA, Sunday, September 30, 2018 - WB4F is a non-competitive ride through the beautiful Pioneer Valley to raise funds for The Food Bank of Western MA.…

New Hampshire

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Contoocook Carry Triathelon Contoocook Carry Triathlon, Hopkinton, NH, September 8, 2018 - The Contoocook Carry Triathlon – all proceeds to fuel assistance. The race is held in Hopkinton, NH and starts with…
Cycle the Seacoast, Portsmouth NH: May 6, 2018 - Join the American Lung Association for the 9th annual Cycle the Seacoast on Sunday, May 6, 2018. Cycle the Seacoast…
Granite State Wheelmen Seacoast Century, September 22-23, 2018 - The annual Seacoast Century Weekend on scenic New England coast with two days of great rides (100, 65, 50 and…
Hollis-Brookline Rotary Ride and Walk, May 12, 2018 - Hollis-Brookline Rotary Ride and Walk, sponsored by the Hollis-Brookline Rotary Club: Date: Saturday May 12, 2018 Location: Hollis NH Please join us…
Krempels bicycle ride Krempels King of the Road Challenge, October 20, 2018 - The King Challenge is a fundraising event for Krempels Center, a Portsmouth NH based nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the…
Mount Washington Century map Mount Washington Century, July 28, 2018 - The Mt. Washington Century ride is known as New England’s Most Challenging Century. Cyclists embark from the Tin Mountain Nature Learning…
Mount Washington Hill Climb, August 18, 2018 - The Mt. Washington Auto Road Bicycle Hill Climb is known as the toughest hill climb in the world at 7.6…
The Prouty bicycle ride 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) The…
Rye NH Alzheimer's ride Ride to End Alzheimer’s, Rye NH: June 9, 2018 - The Ride to End Alzheimer’s, formerly known as the Memory Ride, raises funds for Alzheimer’s research. 2016 routes: 34 mile…
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:…
Seacoast Escape bicycle ride Seacoast Escape, Stratham NH: August 25, 2018 - Bike MS Seacoast Escape Location: Stratham Hill Park, Stratham, NH Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and…
Trans New Hampshire bicycle ride Trans-New Hampshire bicycle ride: June 22-24, 2018 - 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…

New York

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AIDS Ride, Cayuga Lake NY: September 8, 2018 - The AIDS Ride for Life is a bicycle ride around Cayuga Lake from Ithaca NY with 42, 50 or 100…
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…
CycleAbility Challenge, June 2-3, 2018 - The CycleAbility Challenge provides options of 30, 60 and 100 miles.  The event has raised over $5.8 million for Special…
Great Big FANY Ride, July 29 – August 4, 2018 - The 18th Annual Great Big FANY Ride, pedaling 500 miles Across New York, July 23-29, 2017. Site: http://www.FANYride.com Start: Niagra Falls,…
Hoosic River Ride, August, 2018 - The Hoosic River Ride is a one-day event that benefits the education, research and advocacy programs of the non-profit Hoosic…
North Creek Ididaride bicycle ride North Creek Adirondack Ididaride, July 29, 2018 - The Ididaride is a 75-mile one-day bike ride in the Adirondacks sponsored by the Adirondack Mountain Club, starting from the…
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…
Boston-Stamford tri-state bicycle ride Tri-State Trek, MA-RI-CT: June 22, 2018 - Tri-State Trek, Riding for a cure for ALS, Chestnut Hill MA to West Haven, CT Day 1 route Day 2…

Rhode Island

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Bike to the Beach, Boston to Newport: September 1, 2018 - 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…
Jamestown Classic: October 8, 2018 - The Jamestown Classic offers one of the most scenic race venues with a course that circuits the island with stretches…
Ocean State tour de Cure bicycle ride Ocean State Tour de Cure, June 3, 2018 - The 62 mile Ocean State Tour de Cure for Diabetes begins in Richmond, Rhode Island and includes several miles along…
Rhody bicycle ride 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…

Vermont

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Burlington Green Mountain Getaway: August 4, 2018 - The Bike MS Green Mountain Getaway in the past has included two days of riding, but offers a one-day ride for 2016. 2016…
Vergennes bicycle ride 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…
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…
Hoosic River Ride, August, 2018 - The Hoosic River Ride is a one-day event that benefits the education, research and advocacy programs of the non-profit Hoosic…
Kelly Brush Century Ride Kelly Brush Century ride: September 8, 2018 - The annual Kelly Brush Century Ride in Middlebury Vt. This scenic bicycle ride through the Champlain Valley has evolved from…
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…
Richard Tom Foundation bike ride Richard’s Ride, Richmond VT: May 19, 2018 - The Richard Tom Foundation was created to honor Richard Tom who lost his life while cycling near his home in…
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…
The Point to Point, August 11, 2018 - HELP FIGHT HUNGER The Point to Point, powered by VSECU, is a cycling and running event that was created in…
Tour de Heifer Brattleboro Tour de Heifer, Brattleboro VT: Sunday, June 3, 2018 - The Tour de Heifer’s 60 and 30 mile challenge routes follow dirt roads with minimal pavement.  Both entail significant elevation change…
Vermont 50, September 30, 2018 - The Vermont 50 is an annual race held during the last weekend of September at beautiful Mount Ascutney located in West…
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:…
Vermont Gran Fondo 2016 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,…

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2017 Charity Rides

Connecticut

Maine

Massachusetts

New Hampshire

 New York

Rhode Island

Vermont

More Charity Rides

Bike and Beach, Fairfield, CT: September 23, 2018
4 Bridges Ride, North Kingston RI: September 17, 2017
East Lyme Bike & BBQ, East Lyme, CT: September 29, 2018
Bikes for kids Charity Ride, Old Saybrook, CT: October 1, 2017

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