Charity Rides, 2018


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

13 -14, Friday—Saturday, The 37th Annual Prouty , A two-day athletic event that raises funds to benefit Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center (NCCC), one of 49 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the country, and the only one in northern New England. No matter how skilled or ambitious you are, there is a scenic and well-supported Prouty route for you. We offer 20, 35, 50, 77, and 100-mile routes. There’s even a Metric Century Gravel ride (64 miles), where you can tour the best less-traveled roads in the area with 40k (25 miles) of hard-pack dirt riding. Be prepared to have fun, but note that riders on this route are expected to be experienced with a higher level of self-sufficiency. FMI:  http://dhmc.convio.net/site/TR?fr_id=1060&pg=entry

22, Sunday, The 30th 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. FMI: please call (978) 241-3425 or email cycle@emmausinc.org or visit http://events.emmausinc.org/site/TR?fr_id=1130&pg=entry


7-10, Tuesday—Friday, 17th Annual Burlington, VT to Portland, ME AIDS Vaccine Bike Trek . Join approx. 100 cyclists on this incredible 4 day/325 mile fully supported bike ride (single day rides available).  100% of all donations directly benefit the researchers at the UCLA AIDS Institute and the Emory Vaccine  Center in their continuing efforts to find an AIDS/HIV vaccine.  We do not have a fundraising minimum (but do suggest $500 for all of your efforts). FMI:https://charitytreks.org or
email: tom.shaw67@gmail.com

16—19, Thursday—Sunday, The Vermont Challenge , benefits the Vermont Challenge Community fund, administered by the Stratton Foundation. Offers up to 4 glorious days of riding through some of the most picturesque countryside, covered bridges, river valleys, and historic villages in the world. Daily routes are offered that are both challenging for high end recreational cyclists and tamer for all riders. Choose from 4-day, 2-day, and 1 day routes. FMI:https://www.VTChallenge.com as spaces are limited!!!  


8, Saturday, 2018 MSNE Gran Fundo Bike Ride & Walk!   All funds raised benefit the on-going Work-Based Learning and Vocational Programs that help prepare our special needs students for meaningful, productive employment upon graduation.  A variety of routes are available for all abilities and fitness levels, including a 50, 30, 20, 10 and 5K Walk.  As participants return, we will celebrate with music, children's activities, food and raffles.  Register by August 8, 2018 for your FREE t-shirt. All fundraisers who raise $300 by July 31, 2018 will also receive a free cycling jersey!  Jerseys will be on sale for all participants, as supplies last, for $75.00 from August 1 - September 1, 2018.  FMI: Email questions to: bikeride@monarchschoolne.org   Register here: https://www.firstgiving.com/event/33995/2018-MSNE-Bike-Ride-Walk

8, Saturday, 13th 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.
To register:https://kbf.akaraisin.com/ui/16790

9, Sunday, The 8th Annual Ride for Angels – benefits Angel Flight NE (http://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:Ride for Angels

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

Charity and Invitationals Coordinator