Charity Rides, 2019


GSW C&I Rides Disclaimer
All Charity and Invitational Rides and Events are the sole responsibility of the hosting organization or individual. The GSW has no responsibility and provides no insurance coverage including club and personal liabilities, property damage, or participant accident claims.

Mileage is available on the below listed Charity & Invitational rides. If the ride is not listed here, no mileage credit can be given. To receive Club mileage, all ride sign-up sheets are to be completed by the ride leader and sent to the Club Mileage coordinator, Hetty Andrews, within one week of the ride. For rides allowing GSW mileage credit but without a ride leader or ride sign-up sheet, the GSW member desiring mileage credit must notify Hetty Andrews within one week of the ride. Reference should be made to the particular Pedal Talk and page # that listed the ride or event. Due to production and mailing costs, ride listings are limited to basic info. only. For More Information (or FMI), just contact the sponsors or organizers of the ride(s). All GSW weekend events count toward club mileage. Mountain Biking Rides are listed in italics.

NOTE 1: Riders interested in the numerous American Diabetes Association (ADA) Tour de Cure rides in New England and throughout the US can find a complete listing of events at: Click HERE

NOTE 2: Riders interested in the numerous Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Bike Tours in New England and throughout the US can find a complete listing of events at:
Click HERE

NOTE 3: Riders interested in the numerous American Lung Association
(ALA) Bike Tours in New England and throughout the US can find a complete listing of events at:

NOTE 4: (***New***) Riders interested in the numerous Team Challenge rides benefiting the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation can find a complete US listing at: http://www.ccteamchallenge.org

See ride listings from all 50 states at http://www.timbike2.com/index.htm


20, Saturday, "Bikes & Beers" Comes to New Hampshire! Mark your calendars to ride or volunteer (or better yet, both!) at the "Bikes & Beers" New Hampshire charity ride, happening Saturday July 20th at Smuttynose Brewery in Hampton, NH. This event, the first time in NH, is a fundraiser for Bike-Walk Alliance of New Hampshire!  Registration includes 15 or 30-mile scenic supported ride loops with rest stops, official Bikes & Beers pint glass, 2 free beers, 1 raffle ticket, plus the knowledge that you are supporting your statewide bike advocacy organization by supporting this event. Awesome prizes will be raffled away! Volunteers ride for free; get all previously mentioned swag, plus coffee & snacks! We hope you'll put this one on your calendar for sure! Visit https://www.bikesandbeers.com for more info and to register for this event. No fundraising involved, just the registration fee estimated to be $45.00.

28, Sunday, The 31st Annual Cycle for Shelter to benefit Emmaus will be held at Northern Essex Community College. Ride a 20-mile, 40-mile, 62-mile or 100-mile scenic route through Haverhill, MA, up to the seacoast of New Hampshire, and south through the North Shore of Massachusetts. After ride delicious food prepared by local restaurants, music and massages. Proceeds benefit Emmaus, a non-profit housing and human services organization in Haverhill that serves homeless and formerly homeless families and single adults. Low fundraising minimum! FMI: please call (978) 241-3425 or email cycle@emmausinc.org or visit www.emmausinc.org or


24, Saturday, 5th Annual Rose Mountain Rumble, (RMR), sponsored by The Picataquog Land Conservancy. A dirt road riding event in southern NH. The RMR welcomes all riders offering a 20-mile to a full 100K course to challenge the most hardened gravel grinder.  All routes are marked and cue sheets are provided to every rider (GPX files available on the RMR website).  The ride begins and ends at Lyndeborough Center Hall.   Regular registration of $90 per rider begins June 1st.  Registration includes our legendary post-ride lunch prepared by the Wilton-Lyndeborough Women’s Club and an RMR tee-shirt while supplies last FMI: http://www.rosemountainrumble.com


7, Saturday, 14th Annual Kelly Brush Century Ride powered by VBT Bicycling and Walking Vacations, Middlebury, VT. : Ride 100, 50, 20 or 10 miles, and/or play a round of golf at the Ralph Myhre Golf Course at Middlebury College. Vermont's largest charity ride supports adaptive sports and ski racing safety. If you can’t make it to VT, sign up and ride virtually anywhere ! To register:  https://kellybrushfoundation.org/

8, Sunday, The 9th Annual Ride for Angels – benefits Angel Flight NE (www.angelflightne.org). A noncompetitive cycling event taking place at the Lawrence Municipal Airport in North Andover, MA. Last year alone we had nearly 300 riders join us to raise awareness and funds – which is not required – for Angel Flight NE’s mission. Angel Flight NE arranges free air transportation for children and adults so they can access life-saving medical care. Every dollar raised makes a direct and meaningful impact. FMI:http://rideforangels.info/

Please send your Charity ride submission to GSWPedalTalk@yahoo.com for inclusion. All ride information must be received by the first of every even numbered month in order to make print deadlines.

February 1 for March / April issue
April 1 for May / June issue
June 1 for July / August issue
August 1 for September / October issue
October 1 for November / December issue

Charity Rides Coordinator:
Forward information to the GSW Charity and Invitational Rides Coordinator
Laurie Daley at gswpedaltalk@yahoo.com

Charity and Invitationals Coordinator