2017 Bicycling Events Calendar

Connecticut Events:

April 22, 2017 Rock to Rock Ride, New Haven, CT
9th annual ride sponcered by Common Ground, Friends of East Rock Park, 8, 12, 20, 40, 62 Mile Routes, Registration is $30 for adults, $20 for ages 60 + and $15.00 for those 18 and under.

May 13, 2017 Tour of Lights Bike-A-Thon Groton, CT
Ride from Eastern Point Beach to Westerly, RI and enjoy beautiful views of historic lighthouses and scenic country roads. Distance: 62 or 25 miles. Fee: $50/$80.

May 13, 2017 Sharon's Ride. Walk or Run West Haven, CT
Choose a flat 50 or 20 mile route along the coast between West Haven and Stratford Connecticut.  Cycle through Seven Beaches (some of which are Connecticuts best kept secrets). Join 200 of Connecticuts friendliest cyclists as you ride over the Sikorski bridge and  visit 7 beaches while raising money for the Epilepsy Foundation of Connecticut. Distance: 20 miles $25 or 50 miles $50

May 21, 2017 Tour De Lyme Lyme, CT
Four rides ranging from 10 to 55 miles with different levels of hallenge ensures there is a ride for all skill levels. In addition mountain bike rides are offered as well – one for experts. Proceeds will go to help the Lyme Land Trust protect conservation land and acquire more. Rides leave at different times so all return in time for a free lunch. Event Dist.: 55, 26, 21, or 10. Fee: $50.

May 20, 2017 Wheels for Meals North Grosvenordale, CT Choose to ride one of three courses 15, 35, and 60 miles through scenic Northeastern Connecticut. This fun, recreational ride benefits the Summer Breakfast and Lunch Program at TEEG, a charity non-profit that provides meals to food-insecure children who are attending summer school. We take off from TEEG at 15 Thatcher Road, North Grosvenordale, CT, and ride through the beautiful landscapes of the Northeast Corner. Children who benefit from your participation will be at pit stops along the routes cheering you on, fueling you up, and thanking you for your help. When we arrive back at TEEG we are welcomed with pizza and beer! So, lets get riding, and feeding the kids! Distance: 15, 35, 60mi, Fees:$40.00

May 28, 2017 4th Annual CT Ride for Hope, New Haven, CT Enjoy the great CT Shoreline on Memorial Day Weekend!
The 4th Annual CT Ride For Hope ride will be held on May 28, 2017. This is Memorial Day weekend and a long weekend to come out and bike for hope!
Proceeds from the Ride will benefit Moving With Health Oriented Physical Education, Inc. (dba, MovingWithHOPE, a Shelton-based 501(c)3 non-profit that provides activity based restorative therapy grants and adaptive equipment for those survivors of brain and spinal cord injuries and diseases. Dist 10, 25 50 miles Fees $25

May 27, 2017 AngelRideCT, Norfolk, CT
Road tour across scenic north/central Connecticut to benefit Angel Charitable Trust and The Hole in The Wall Gang Camp

May 21, 201740th Bloomin Metric, Norwalk, CT
The ride will start and finish at Sherwood Island State Park in Westport Ct. The Bloomin’ Metric is the ONLY Bicycle Tour that has a 39 year record of success in the State of Connecticut. It has been named one of the fifty BEST rides in the country and the BEST ride in Connecticut! 

June 4, 2017 Ride for Children at Quarry Walk Oxford CT, Starting and ending at the beautiful new town center Quarry Walk in Oxford, CT. Three routes travel through farmlands, riversides, corporate, residential and historic sites. Registration 7:00 to 8:30 a.m. Ride starts at 8:30 a.m. Food, music and fun. Help support the Parent Child Resource Center, serving children with emotional and behavioral problems including trauma, abuse and neglect. Dist 15, 32 or 52 Miles Fees $50

June 4, 2017 Bike MS Praxair Off The Chain Ride, Windsor, CT
Muscle cramps fade. A sore butt is temporary. But changing someone’s life lasts forever. This year, the National MS Society, Connecticut Chapter’s Bike MS Ride is Off the Chain, with the most exciting rides and the most entertaining post ride celebration yet. Rides are well supported with fully stocked rest-stops, medical personnel, HAM radio operators and law enforcement.A Finish Line Party welcomes riders with BBQ lunch by Danny’s Little Taste Of Texas, massages by Massage Envy, a cold brew courtesy of Broad Brook Brewery, snacks by Bakery on Main and NoRA Cupcake Company and refreshing beverages by Coca-Cola and Crystal Rock.
Event Distance: 2-, 10-, 25-, 50- and 100-mile routes.
Fees: $35 registration fee, $125 fundraising minimum

June 11, 2017 Bike MS Praxair Off The Chain Ride, Stamford, CT Muscle cramps fade. A sore butt is temporary. But changing someone’s life lasts forever. This year, the National MS Society, Connecticut Chapter’s Bike MS Ride is Off the Chain, with the most exciting rides and the most entertaining post ride celebration yet. Rides are well supported with fully stocked rest-stops, medical personnel, HAM radio operators and law enforcement. A Finish Line Party welcomes riders with BBQ lunch by Danny’s Little Taste Of Texas, massages, a cold brew courtesy of Thimble Island Brewery, snacks by Simply7 Snacks and refreshing beverages by Coca-Cola and Crystal Rock. 10-, 25-, 62- and 100-mile routes. $35 registration fee, $125 fundraising minimum

June 25, 2017 The Seven Lakes Ride, Stafford Springs, CT Please join us for the Seven Lakes Ride on Sunday, June 25th. The ride starts and ends in Stafford Springs, CT with 2 ride options, 25 and 62 miles. We are donating proceeds to patients at Eastern Connecticut Cancer Institute (ECCI) in Manchester, CT. Come out and "Pedal for Patients" with us! Event Distance: 62 and 25 mile options. Fee: $35 and $25.

July 28-29, 2017 CT Challenge 2017 Westport, CT The CT Challenge (CTC) is a game-changing nonprofit organization dedicated to 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. The CTC opened the Center for Survivorship in 2012 as an incubator for best practices in cancer survivorship care. The CT Challenge Bike Event is the primary funding vehicle for the paradigm-shifting programs advanced by the CT Challenge. Distance:10,25,50,75,100 Miles . Fees: $60-$95

August 6, 2017 Tour of Litchfield, Litchfield, CT
Choice of 12, 30, 50, 75 and 100 mile cycling routes to raise funds for the Center for Cancer Care's Patient Assistance Fund. Registration fee of $40.00

August 19, 2017 26th Annual Steeple Chase Bike Tour Mansfield, CT August 19, 26th Annual Steeple Chase Bike Tour Mansfield, CT Perception Programs, the Windham Area Interfaith Ministry (WAIM) and the Windham Region No Freeze Project will host the 26th Annual Steeple Chase Bike Tour. With 20, 35, 50, 62.5 and 100 mile routes winding through 14 towns in scenic northeastern Connecticut and a 5 miile walking route. Steeple Chase has something for everyone! Pre-registration is $25 for individual riders and $75 for families or groups. Riders also raise additional sponsorship -- $50 for individuals and $100 for families or groups. Day of registration is higher ($30 and $85).

September 9, 2017 Closer to Free Ride New Haven, CT
New England’s newest cycling event, the Closer to Free Ride offers three spectacular routes (25, 62.5 & 100 miles), unmatched rider support and the chance to raise funds and awareness for Smilow Cancer Hospital’s life saving research and care. The "best organized ride in Connecticut" will start and finish at the Yale Bowl in New Haven. Fundraising $500.

September 17, 2017 Bike and Beach Fairfield, CT
Come "Bike and Beach" on the picturesque route begining at Jennings beach. Follow the route through as man as five historic New England towns. All of the ruotes pass by scenics beaches. Distance: 10, 20, 45, 62 miles. Fees: $35 or $25 walk. A great day of biking to benfit people with developmental disabilities.

September 17, 2017 Folks on Spokes Ride, Milford, CT
Ride, run or walk to make a difference in the lives of children, adults and families impacted by mental illness or addiction. All funds raised help Bridges provide mental health services in our community. Share your personal fundraising page with family, friends and colleagues so they can support your efforts with donations! Enjoy the beautiful shoreline and country scenery; the camaraderie of other; the rewards of doing something great for your community and your health.

September 23, 2017, Go The Distance, Woodbury, CT
EventDetails: 50, 25, 10, & 5 mile bicycle cources AND 5k timed running race AND 5k walk AND Senior walks. First bicycle course starts at 7:45am and run starts at 9:00am
EventFees: $25 adults; $10 children

September 30, 2017 East Lyme Bike & BBQ East Lyme, CT The first annual East Lyme Bike & BBQ offers 5 courses of various difficulty for serious and recreational cyclists alike. The courses are as follows: Historical House Tour (9-mile ride),"Get your fix 26" (26-mile ride), the "Miserable metric" (62-mile ride), the "Dead or Alive 85" (85 mile ride), and the "Horrible hundred" (100 mile ride). All rides start and end at the beautiful Rocky Neck State Park. The event will start at 7 AM (for the longest rides) on October 1st and will end at 5 PM. All registered cyclists will receive a meal from Mago Point Smokehouse once they complete their course. A separate food package will also be offered to spectators for a reduced price. This ride is hosted by East Lyme Parks and Recreation and proceeds will support the societies of East Lyme and Niantic that preserve the open spaces and historical places of this community. Come on down for a fun day of riding along the scenic roads of Southeastern Connecticut. Dist:9 miles, 26 miles, 62 miles, 85 miles and 100 miles Fees:$65

October 1, 2017 The William Raveis Ride + Walk Norwalk. CT The William Raveis Ride + Walk is a family and community fundraising event that supports the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation. Unlike other cancer charities, Damon Runyon does not place safe bets on well-known scientists. They seek emerging talent with bold and innovative ideas who are willing to take risks with groundbreaking research. Over $1 Million has been raised through this event for the Foundation in the first two years, with 100% of that directly funding cancer research.

With 3 distance options for the ride: 12M, 25M and 50M routes, there is something for every level of rider. The event also includes the option of a 5k walk. Bike routes include picturesque rides along the beautiful Connecticut shoreline, starting in Norwalk and traveling up the coast through conservation lands, wildlife preserves and into the rolling hills of several historic New England towns. Enjoy the back roads and take in the sweeping views on a fully-supported route. The event concludes with a festival that includes food, music and entertainment for all ages. Dist: 12M, 25M and 50M Ride Fees: $35

Maine Events:

June 11, 2017 Kennebunks Tour De Cure, Wells Reserves, Laudholm, MA. Take the challenge and get ready to take the ride of your life! The sense of accomplishment that you'll feel as you cross the finish line can only be matched by the difference you'll be making in the lives of the 25 million Americans living with diabetes. Tour de Cure offers routes from 5 miles or less to more challenging route of 100 miles.

June 16-18, 2017 The Trek Across Maine Bethel, ME The Trek Across Maine is a 3-day, 180 mile cycling eventfrom 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+ years. Join more tan 2,000 cyclists and 750 volunteers on this one of a kind journey on Father's Day weekend. Fees: 3day $550, 2 day $450 Distance: day1 67mi, Day 2 57mi, day 3 56mi.

July 15, 2017 CF Cycle for Life Kittery, ME Get your wheels in motion and join us for our 15th annual bicycle event on July 16th,2016, as we ride through some of the most picturesque and scenic terrain along the coasts of Maine and New Hampshire. CF Cycle for Life is a fully-supported ride with route options of 30 miles, 65 miles or a Century. From breakfast to our cycle post party, you can enjoy fully stocked rest stops every 12-15 miles, bike mechanics for bicycle maintenance and repair and plenty of support vehicles to help you complete the ride. This unique event empowers participants to take action and demonstrate their fight in finding a cure for cystic fibrosis in a tangible, emotional and powerful way.Distance:25, 65, 100, Fees: $25 Fund Raising Min: $295

August 19, 2017 Champion the Cure Challenge, Bangor, ME. Raise money to help find a cure, and to better prevent, diagnose and treat many diseases called cancer. When you support Champion the Cure Challenge, you are helping to more fully expand research into patient care and provide the opportunities for patients to receive newly designed research drugs. Routes: 25, 50, 100 miles. Registration: $25. Fundraising: $125.

September 09-16 2017 Bike Maine
Ride with us from September 9-16, 2017 as we pedal along rushing rivers, tranquil lakes and the Coast of Maine.  Our 348 mile loop ride takes us to the host communities of Westbrook, Norway, Winthrop, Gardiner, Boothbay Harbor (where we stay for 2 nights) and Bath. Supported route extensions are offered on 4 days, allowing for up to 408 miles of riding over the week. Fee $875. Maximum riders: 350.

September 09, 2017 New England Parkinson's Ride
Old Orchard Beach , ME Please join us and other careing individuals for a 10,30, 50 or 100 mile bike ride through scenic Maine.  100% of the proceeds go to the Michael J. Fox Foundation to help find a cure for Parkinson's Disease. Registration: $75.00, Fundraising Minimum: $100.00

October 14, 2017 3rd annual AppleCycle Southern Maine, Apple lovers, eat your heart out! On Saturday, October 14 hundreds of cyclists across New England will ride in the 3rd annual AppleCycle orchard hop to raise money for the Community Bicycle Center’s free afterschool programs for kids. Leaving from Shaker Hill in Alfred (home to Apple Fest), cyclists will enjoy peak season foliage by pedaling on one of four carefully crafted bike tours to participating apple orchards. AppleCycle breaks out of the ride mold with its agri-tourism orchard hop design featuring seven beautiful apple orchards nestled along Greater York County's most scenic rural roads.

Spanning nine towns, this ride threads through some of southern Maine’s most scenic rural roads to showcase the brilliant foliage for which our state is known. Throughout the ride, cyclists will be spoiled with savory, apple-inspired treats and even a few cider donuts to motivate cyclists up those challenging hills. Moreover, unlike many other benefit rides, AppleCycle prides itself on providing a low-impact experience by soliciting responsible New England vendors and locally sourcing our ride food when possible, limiting disposable waste at rest stops, and composting food scraps.

Proceeds from AppleCycle support the Community Bicycle Center (CBC), which uses bicycles to connect with over 400 kids each year. The CBC’s free, year-round youth programs located in the heart of Biddeford ensure that kids of all ages and backgrounds are provided with a safe place to connect with caring adults through bike rides and repairs. No program fees are every required, thanks to generous donor support and fundraising events like AppleCycle.

Four Route Options:
The "You're so HardCORE" Century (100 miles - 7 orchards)
The Macintosh Metric (62 miles - 7 orchards)
The Honeycrisp Half Bushel (35 miles - 4 orchards)
The Appleseed Seven (7 miles - 2 orchards)

*Only 350 open spots*
*Free commemorative AppleCycle pint glass to the first 200 registrants* Dist : 100, 62, 35, and seven mile options Fees: $15-$90

Massachusetts Events:

May 6, 2017 Bike MS Ride the Vinyard There’s a route for everyone, including families, no matter your cycling ability level.  With the quaint charm and beautiful ocean views of Martha’s Vineyard, choose from 15-, 30-, and 60-mile routes and enjoy the flavor of the island.  The 60-mile features the cliffs of Gay Head, the beaches of Katama, and the scenic views of East Chop! Distance: 15, 30 and 60 mile routes. Registration:Fund raise $250.

May 14, 2017 CCGF Memorial Ride, Newton, MA. The annual Christina Clarke Genco Mother's Day Memorial Ride to support the Christina Clarke Genco Foundation. The memorial ride will commemorate Christina Genco's life and raise funds for the foundation. Distance: 3.4, 17, 34, or 68 miles. Fee: $45.

May 21, 2017 Boston Brain Tumor Ride
EventDetails: 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. Event Distance: 10, 24, 40, 62 miles EventFees: $25

June 2-4, 2017 Cycle Massachusetts Central MA
After 8 years of guiding hundreds of bicyclists through the best of the Bay State, the Mass BikePike Tour is now Cycle Massachusetts! The name may have changed, but we’re still proud to be the Friendliest Ride in the East. For today’s busy cyclist, we’re all about the options: Choose to join us for a weekend, 4 days, 5 days, or a whole week! Choose a special challenge ride (Berkshire foothills century, epic Quabbin Reservoir tour) or enjoy the convenience of our Head Start Drop-off Service – all levels of cyclists are applauded! Choose ice cream on the road, or smores at our nightly campfire (or both!) We’ve identified three picturesque and unique Massachusetts destinations: colorful Northampton, quaint Hardwick (at the unbelievable Eagle Hill School), and the exquisite Stoneleigh-Burnham School in Greenfield. With two nights at each, you’ll have time to explore the most scenic vistas, visit local landmarks, and savor each experience with new friends. Cycle Massachusetts is from August 1 through 7, 2015 (2, 4, 5, and 7 day options available) and all proceeds benefit Massbike.

June 11, 2017 Katelynn's Ride is now in it's 13th year and benefits the Dana Farber Cancer Institute and the Childrens Hope Fund at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield Ma.  To date KRide has donated 1.5 million dollars in the fight against cancer. Distance: 10, 25, 50, 100. Fee: Varies by age.

June 4, 2017 Bikes Not Bombs Boston, MA
After registering, you fundraiser at least $150 to support Bikes Not Bombs' Youth Programs and International Programs.
EventDistance: 15 - 65 miles, EventFees: $20

June 10, 2017 Ride for Habitat South Shore, MA. Ride Your Bike, Build a Home. Support South Shore Habitat for Humanity. Choose a 15-mile, a 25-mile or a 50-mile ride. The route is beautiful, taking you along the scenic South Shore giving you breathtaking views of the ocean. Help support our local affordable housing program. Registration is $25. There is a $100 fundraising requirement

June 11, 2017 Bicycles Battling Cancer Marlboro, MA
Cyclists are invited to participe in the American Cancer Society’ssixth annual Bicycles Battling Cancer. The 2014 BBC event will start and finish at the Hillside School in Marlboro MA. Routes: 30, 70, 100 miles. Registration: $25 (early) to $100 (late). Low fundraising minimum of $300

June 10-11, 2017 Bike MS: Ride the Rhode Kingston, RI. Bike MS: Ride the Rhode 2017 is a ride that will take you farther than you’ve ever gone before. What makes this ride so special? The beautiful country roads and the scenic Rhode Island coastal landscapes we all know and love will make the Ride the Rhode route unforgettable.In addition, you'll experience an incredible level of camaraderie as you embark on a journey filled with laughter, excitement, support and a profound sense of accomplishment. Your participation will drive MS research forward faster, and deliver programs and services to those who face the challenges of MS every day Distance:35/75/100 (Sat) 75 (Sun)Fees:$70 (With Dorm $120)

June 18, 2017 Tour de Natick, Natick MA
Fathers Day Tour de Natick will take place organized by the Natick Chapter of Rotary International.  Funds raised go to help scholarships and families in need.  The Event Starts at the Natick Common in Natick, MA Breakfast and/or BBQ Lunch included.

June 23-25, 2017 15th annual Tri-State Trek Newtown MA, The 15th annual Tri-State Trek will take place June 23rd-25th. For more information on riding, volunteering, or coming out to cheer, call 617-441-7200 or visit www.TriStateTrek.com. All proceeds from the Trek support the ALS Therapy Development Institute (www.ALS.net), the world’s first and largest nonprofit biotech focused 100 percent on ALS research.Dist: 270 miles Fees: $300

June 24-25, 2017
Bike MS Cape Cod Getaway The Bike MS: Cape Cod Getaway 2017, presented by Genzyme, a Sanofi company, is the largest MS ride in New England. Beginning on Saturday morning, over 2000 riders will pedal from UMass Boston through the coastal towns of Massachusetts' South Shore to the beginning of Cape Cod. Registration: $55 plus minimum rundraising.

July 15-16, 15-21, 2017 Tour de Cure Woburn, MA. 2015 New England Classic 150 mile and 550 mile tours. Ride from the back roads of Mass., to the Maine seacoast and the mountains of N.H. and VT, and support diabetes research. Fully supported with rest stops, SAG vehicles, air-conditioned accommodations, breakfasts and dinners. Registration Fee: $60 for 150 miles, $90 for 500 miles.

July 15, 2017 Braveheart Ride & Family Day Harvard, MA 5th Annual Braveheart Ride & Family Day 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. Distance 25 & 50 miles Fees: $30

July 15, 2017 Minuteman Ride, Concord, MA. Join us as we ride the beautiful roads of historic Concord and surrounding metro-west towns. Revolutionary-era homes and beautiful New England scenary are just some of the sights you'll enjoy on this ride, close to boston riders choose between two routes, 25 or 60 miles. Registration: $35 plus min. fundraising.

July 23, 2017 Cycle for Shelter Haverhill, MA
Choose from 4 scenic rides, 100mi., 62mi., 50mi., 21 mi.  and support Emmaus, Inc. Emmaus is a charity based in Haverhill, MA that provides housing, shelter, & services to homeless families and individuals. Distance: 100, 62, 50, 21 miles Fees: $75

Aug 5 - Aug 11, 2017 Cycle Massachusetts Greenfield, MA Cycle Massachusetts is from August 5th through 11th (2, 4, 5, and 7 day options available) and all proceeds support the Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition. Sign up today: The registration deadline is July 15th, and Cycle Massachusetts is limited to 150 riders! (early bird discount through February)You can do it all at Cycle Massachusetts, the famous statewide charity tour that is also known as the Friendliest Ride in the East. We’re delighted to welcome cyclists for a weekend or a whole week depending on YOUR schedule. Here’s some highlights for 2017: Distance: 20-75 Miles Fees: $175-$795

August 19, 2017 The Pain in the Mass Tour is a fully supported ride with three route options: a two-day tour, one-day century or 60 mile ride. The Pain in the Mass Tour is designed to challenge riders of all levels to push beyond their personal thresholds while helping children with epilepsy.  Our 2-day tour and 100 mile century are one of the most challenging rides in MA - making it the best two days you will ever love on a bike!  Distance options: 60, 100 or 160+ miles. Rides start in Bolton and Barre and end at Greenfield Community College on Day 1, and finish at the top of Mt. Greylock for the 2-day riders. Registration fees range depending on the route chosen: $110-$485. No fundraising requirements.

September 2, 2017 Bike to the Beach New England Boston, MA. Bike to the Beach New England is a fully supported 100-mile Charity Cycling event from Boston, MA to Newport, RI offered on Labor Day Weekend to educate our community about the benefits of cycling and to raise awareness and funding for autism. Distance: 100 Miles, Fees: $110.00

September 09, 2017 7th Annual Coast to the Cure NF Bike RideGloucester, MA The Coast to the Cure Bike Ride starts and finishes at Stage Fort Park, Hough Avenue, Gloucester, MA. To accommodate all level of riders, the Coast to the Cure Road Course offers three routes of varying lengths: 24, 66 and 100 miles Registration fee: $75, Fundraising minimum: $150 (excluding registration fee)

September 10, 2017 Ride for Angels North Andowver, MA
The "Ride for Angels" is a non-competitive charity cycling event to benefit Angel Flight NE. Angel Flight Northeast is a non-profit organization that arranges free flights in private aircraft by volunteer pilots, for persons who need access to medical care. This event will consist of four different length rides (20 miles, 45 miles, 65 miles, and 100 miles ) all beginning and ending at the Lawrence Municipal Airport, North Andover, MA. After the ride, there will be a BBQ style lunch provided, vendor/sponsor tents to visit as well as a raffle with tremendous prizes.

Fees: $65

September 17, 2017 TD Hub On Wheels Boston, MA There’s only one way to beat kids cancer: together. Join us on September 17 for the TD Hub On Wheels citywide bike ride hosted by the City of Boston and Mayor Marty Walsh. Ride the 10- or 40-mile bike ride through a car-free Storrow Drive in Boston — all levels welcome! This year's event will benefit pediatric cancer research at Boston Children's Hospital.Dist: 10 or 40 Miles, Fees: $50

September 17, 2017 A Reason to Ride Danvers, MA. A Reason to Ride presented by Fuddruckers to benefit cancer research at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Distance: 10,25 or 50 miles, Fees: $75, $150 family.

September 23, 2017 Harbor to the Bay, Boston, MA
Harbor to the Bay is a one day, 68 or 126 mile bike ride from Boston to Provincetown that raises funds for four HIV/AIDS organizations. Riders commit to raising a minimum of $1,000 to participate in this event, with 100% of all donations going directly to the beneficiaries. Harbor to the Bay, Inc. is a 501(C)3 nonprofit organization with a 100% all volunteer staff. Operating expenses are covered by a rider or crew registration fee and by corporate and individual sponsorship, both in-kind and monetary. Our ride is dedicated to the memory of community leader and philanthropist Michael A. Tye of United Liquors Corporation.

Sept 17, 2017 Cycle the Wave, Ashland, MA
This event is an all female, non-competitive ride, through scenic New England towns, beginning and ending in Ashland, MA. This ride is intended  to raise awareness of domestic violence and raise funds for Web of Benefit, Inc a local non-profit assisting  survivors of domestic violence. Distance: 25/42/62 miles.

September 22, 2017 The Autumn Escape Bike Trek Plymouth, MA The Autumn Escape Bike Trek is a three-day, 160-mile ride from Plymouth to Provincetown, MA (two-day, 105-mile option available) taking place from September 22-24, 2017. Enjoy a gorgeous ride along Cape Cod with plenty of activities following the ride each day! All food and accommodations for the weekend are included in your fundraising minimum. Proceeds benefit the American Lung Association’s mission of saving lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through research, education and advocacy. Visit BikeTrekNewEngland.org and click “Autumn Escape Bike Trek” for more info! *Register before March 31 to get discounted registration and an early-bird t-shirt!* 4 Home Depot Dr. Plymouth, MA Fee:$55-$75

September 24, 2017 The Ride for Food Dedham, MA
The Ride for Food is a grassroots bicycle fundraising event to support 14 organizations battling hunger in our New England communities. Our goal is to increase awareness of the issue of hunger in our respective communities, raise funds, and hold a fun event that everyone can enjoy. 10, 25, 50 miles. Event Fees: $75, Fundraising Minimum: $1000, but only on a best efforts basis. Free bicycle jerseys, designed by MassArt student Jane Cho and made in Massachusetts, go to every rider raising $1000 or more.

September 24, 2017 Ride to Defeat ALS, Wayland, MA The Ride to Defeat ALS is a one-day, fully-supported cycling event that raises funds to fight Lou Gehrig's disease. There is a ride for everyone--70, 50, 25 and 10 mile ride. The ride starts at the Longfellow club in Wayland, MA with a registration fee of $75 and a minimum fundraising commitment of $250. Register today!

September 24, 2017 Will Bike 4 Food Now in its fifth year, Will Bike 4 Food continues to get bigger and bigger. We have grown from approximately 100 riders in 2011, to a record 250 riders at last year’s event. With even more riders expected to participate this year, we have outgrown our traditional race location in our Hatfield parking lot. We are excited to announce that this year’s WB4F will be held at the Hatfield Lions Pavilion. The new location will provide us more room for more riders, vendors, entertainment and food.

October 1, 2017 William Raveis Ride + Walk Hingham, MA
The William Raveis Ride + Walk events will be filled with energy, camaraderie and emotion! So gather your family and friends, and get involved with a fun-filled event that is for an amazing cause! You and as many family and friends that you can gather. Whether you are walking or riding, as an individual or joining a team, the William Raveis Charitable Fund and Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation appreciates your support. Events include a 12-mile bike ride, a 25-mile bike ride, and a 5K walk. $25 to register, $250 fundraising minimum.

October 1, 2017 Save Buzzards Bay.Falmouth MA,Experience the beauty and spirit of the Buzzards Bay region in autumn at the 11th annual Buzzards Bay Watershed Ride on Sunday, October 1. 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.Dist 100, 75, and 35 mile courses Fees: $50

October 7, 2017 CF Cycle for Life The CF Cycle for Life is an event to benefit Cystic Fibrosis. The event is a one day, fully supported bike tour through the metro west area, on picturesque 65+ (Metric Century), 30 and 12 mile routes. In the past, the ride has included breakfast, fabulous road support from Landry’s Bicycles, rest stops, lunch, entertainment and a beer tent spon sored by John Harvard’s Brewery & Ale House and much more. 65+ (Metric Century), 30 and 12 miles Fees: $35

New Hampshire Events:

May 7, 2017 Cycle the Seacoast Portsmouth, NH, Cycle the Seacoast is a one-day, multi-route cycling event that is both challenging and fun for serious athletes to weekend warriors with kids in tow. With 25, 50 or 100 mile options to choose from, there is something for everyone as enjoy the water views along the historic Seacoast in New Hampshire.Redhook Ale Brewery - 1 Redhook Way, Portsmouth, NH 03801)Fee$35 (non-refundable & non-transferable)Fundraising Minimum: $200 per person ($100 for ages 7 - 17), $400 for Family of 4 (2 Adults/2 Children)Distance : 25, 50 or 100 miles

June 24, 2017 Ride to End Alzheimer's, Rye NH. Ride to End Alzheimer's The 21st Annual Ride to End Alzheimer's will take place on Saturday, June 11, 2016 in Rye, NH. There are four distance options, including a 2-mile family ride or 30-, 62- and 100-mile options through the scenic landscapes of the NH Seacoast and the North Shore of MA. A post event BBQ will be hosted by Smuttynose Brewery

June 23-25, 2017 Trans NH Bike Ride Portsmouth NH The Trans NH Bike Ride for Muscular Dystrophy is a well established three day 220 mile ride from the Canadian border to Portsmouth, NH. One and two day options are available with Day 3 being a relatively easy 55 mile ride from Concord to Portsmouth. We provide quality hotel accommodations, excellent support, the best of NH scenery, massage and a welcoming community of riders of all ages and abilities. Free transportation from Red Hook Brewery to Colebrook, NH Thursday 6/22. $1000 minimum fund raising for 3 day riders, lots of premium choices for those who meet higher goals. This year’s route is new and more enjoyable, frequent rest stops, free beer and social activities. This ride is co-sponsored by the International Association of Firefighters of NH. Register at www.transnhbikeride.org for the June 23-25, 2017 ride. Distance 220mi Fees $1000

July 7-8, 2017 Audrey Prouty Century Ride and Fitness Walk
Bike, Walk, Row, and Golf event to Fight Cancer!  Make a difference in the fight against cancer by doing The Prouty for research and patient services at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center! BIKE 20, 35, 50, 77, or 100 miles; WALK 3, 5, 10, 15 or 20k, row 5, 10, 15 or 20 miles or golf at the Hanover Country Club.

July 8, 2017 The Granite State Quest - A ride to conquer cancer
Now in its 12th year, the Granite State Quest - A ride to conquer cancer is seeking riders for this year’s event. The mission of the Granite State Quest is to provide individuals and families the opportunity to directly participate in the fight to conquer cancer. Distance: 50 or 100mile. Fee: $500 or $1,000.

August 19 & 20, 2017 Mount Washington Hill Climb, Conway, NH A 4,700-foot climb on a 7.6-mile road to the top of Mt Washington. Entry fee of $350 benefits the Tin Mountain Conservation Center

August 26, 2017 New Hampshire Seacoast Escape
One Day Bike Ride, This new ride features the beauty of New Hampshire's scenic, less-traveled roads, and quaint villages. 25K or 60K options, Registration fee: $35; Minimum Fundraising: $250. Bring the family for a post-ride barbecue.

September 8 -10, 2017 Three Notch Century
This event will take cyclists on a scenic and challenging ride through the White Mountains of New Hampshire. All proceeds benefit Northeast Passage, a program of the University of New Hampshire that provides adaptive sports and recreation opportunities to people with disabilities. The route can be accomplished in 1, 2 or 3 days, Distance: 100 MilesFees: $150, $250, $375

October 16, 2017 CHad Hero Hanover, NH As we prepare for the 11th annual CHaD HERO this Sunday October 16th email responses may be delayed. Online registration closes on Friday, October 14th at 5PM but you can register for the HERO on Saturday (11AM-4:30PM) or Sunday (starting at 9:30AM) at Alumni Hall in the Hopkins Center in Hanover, NH.  Visit Chadhero.org for more event day details. 

We will be accepting HERO donations through mid-November. If you have offline donations or registration forms, please mail them to:

CHaD Community Relations
One Medical Center Drive
Lebanon, NH 03756

Offline registrations and donations are posted to the event website within 2 business days of their receipt in our office in Lebanon, NH

Thank you for supporting the Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock through the CHaD Hero!


Rhode Island Events:

May 17, 2017 14th Annual Ride of Silence Cranston, RI Wednesday, May 17TH, 2017, 6:30 PM Start/Finish: Cranston Parkade - Kmart Lot near Bike Path. Free, No Signup, Just Show Up w/ Bike & Helmet, Lights Recommended Welcome Adult Riders, Teens w/ Adult, No Children, Donations, Petitions, Solicitations. Participation At Your Own Risk, ~11 Miles, Pace Slow, Stay Together. Join Thousands of Riders in 50 States, 20 Foreign Countries on 7 Continents.
Honor Injured or Killed Bicyclists.
Raise “Share the Road” Awareness.

September 02, 2017 Bike to the Beach Newport Beach, RI Bike to the Beach for autism is a non-profit organization with the goal of raising awareness and funding for autism and educating our community about the benefits of cycling. Our organization plans rides from city centers to local beaches to fundraise money for autism while engaging people with a healthy, fun, and rewarding experience. Bike to the Beach New England is a fully supported 50 & 100-mile Charity Cycling event to Newport Beach, Rhode Island. Our ride is fully supported with rest stops (spaced an average of 15-miles apart), bike mechanics, Support and Gear (SAG) vehicles, and a route marked with turn-signs and road markings. We provide all of the food, water, and ride support our participants need to get from Boston to Newport Beach, RI safely.Distance 50 or 100 Miles Fees: $100

September 16, 2017 8th Annual Woony Bike A-Thon Providence, RI Get on your bike and explore the Woonasquatucket River. Routes offer plenty of beautiful views as you venture from Providence throughout the Woonasquatucket Watershed. 2017 marks our 8th Annual bike-a-thon fundraiser for the Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council! Ride 60, 40, 30, 10 or 5 miles with full support from our brilliant and steadfast team of volunteers. Fees:$60

September 23, 2017 Miles For Megan Tiverton, RI Cyclists can choose from three scenic routes along the coast of the beautiful Sakonet River and Atlantic Ocean. Enjoy prestine views of Rhode Island's East Bay and the tranquil farm lands of Tiverton and Little Compton. Choice of routes: 12.5 mile, 25 mile or Metric Century (62 miles). In order to enjoy the post event activities,please chose an appropriate route for your riding abilities.
All proceeds benefit the Megan L Cordeiro Memorial Foundation. Distance: 12.5, 25, 62 Fees: $50

October 9, 2017 Jamestown Classic, Jamestown, RI
One-day road bike tour, choice of routes for adults, and kids, the oldest and largest annual cycling event in Rhode Island, $2,000 in prizes. $25 - $40 registration fee raises funds for charities.

Vermont Events:

May 20, 2017 Richard's Ride Richmond, Vermont, The Richard Tom Foundation is hosting our Second annual ride in honor of Richard Tom, a dear friend who was struck and killed by a speeding driver on April 26, 2015. Several routes and rides will be offered, including a 4.4 mile out and back Children's Ride, a 17 mile Family Ride, a 30-mile loop, a challenging 70-mile loop, and mountain bike routes for children and adults. Fees range from free for children under 17 (Children's Ride)to $60 for adult longer routes. Dist:4.4, 17, 30, and 70 for road routes Fees:Graduated fee structure with maximum of $60

June 24, 2017 Long Trail Century Ride to Benefit Vermont Adaptive, Bridgewater Corners, VT 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, farmers market vendors, kids activities, silent auction and more. Register BY June 1 to receive a one-day non-holiday/peak lift ticket voucher to Killington Resort for the 2017-2018 winter season.Distance 100-, 60-, 20- mile and a family-friendly 5K route Fees:$0.00-170.00

June 24, 2017 Going the Distance Ride, Brattleboro, VT
Bikers register to ride either 40,60 or 100 miles through scenic areas of Southern Vermont and Northern Massachusetts, following the Connecticut River Valley. This popular century ride loops from Brattleboro VT to Northhampton MA and back. All rides are fully supplied with rest stops, delicious foods and support vans. At the finish line, bikers are greeted with a full course meal and commemorative T-shirt. Registration is free. Participants are asked to join the event’s fundraising page and help solicit sponsors for their ride. Teams are encouraged to join. For more information regarding bike rides or to access online registration, contact Bob Nassau at nastor@sover.net. All donations benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Brattleboro. 

August 5, 2017 Green Mt. Getaway Starting and finishing at the University of Vermont in Burlington since 2012, the ride offers you an opportunity to experience all that this wonderful lake-front city has to offer.  Take advantage of beautiful routes that provide spectacular mountain views and stunning scenes of Lake Champlain. Riding on the rural roads that wind in and around Chittenden County, the refreshed Green Mountain Getaway promises to keep the tradition of a unique Vermont ride alive and well. Multiple routes: 40 to 100 miles. Registration: $55 Reg, Min Pledge $250 pledge.

August 12, 2017 The Harpoon Point to Point, Windsor VT
The Harpoon Point to Point presented by National Life Group is a cycling event to benefit the Vermont Foodbank. Choose from a 100, 50, or 25 mile ride, that starts and finishes at the Harpoon Brewery in Windsor, VT. Rides are fully supported and the post ride party is top notch with hot showers, BBQ, live music and brewery fresh beer!

August 17-20, 2017 The Vermont Challenge is a challenging bicycle challenge that traverses Southern and Central Vermont over 3 or 4 days plus a one day Gran Fondo century option on Saturday for all riders. Distance: 1, 2 or 4 days. Fee: $159.

Sept 24, 2017 Vermont 50 MT Bike and Ultra Run, Brownsville, VT 50-mile mountain bike ride and ultra run on hilly trails and backroads to benefit Vermont Adaptive Ski & Sports, MT Bike $125 includes snacks, t-shirt and dinner.










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