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

20, Sunday, 23 rd Annual Boston Brain Tumor Ride benefits the National Brain Tumor Society and those affected by brain tumors. 7 a.m. -1 p.m., 200 West St, Waltham, MA FMI: http://events.braintumor.org/boston-brain-tumor-ride/

26, Saturday, 6th Annual Tour de Francestown , our non-competitive ride in support of the Old Meeting House of Francestown. Register for $35 on-line at  bikereg.com or $40 the day of the ride. Marked Routes - Feed Stations - SAG Wagon. Assemble at the Old Meeting House in Francestown for: 60 miles - Assemble at 8:00 AM and depart at 8:30 AM, 45 miles - Assemble at 8:00 AM

2, Saturday, Ride 2 Recovery, NH Honor Ride, benefits disabled NH veterans, hosted by Goodale’s Bike Shop. Raising money to establish a rehabilitation program at the Manchester VA Hospital. Currently registration is open, register prior to March 3rd using the word "EARLY" to receive a $15.00 discount off the registration price of $75.00.
FMI: http://www.goodalesbikeshop.com/

9, Saturday, Ride to End Alzheimer's. Come join us for the 22nd Annual Ride to End Alzheimer's. Beginning and ending at the Seacoast Science Center in NH, there are ride options of a Family Ride, 30, 62 and 100 mile options. Sign up with a team or ride solo.
or contact Elizabeth J. Potter epotter@alz.org 617.393.2050

10, Sunday, 31st Annual Bike-A-Thon . Ride 10, 30, 50 or 80 miles on the bike ride for social justice. Registration opens March 1st.

15 - 17, Friday - Sunday, Trek Across Maine. The Trek Across Maine is a three day bike ride to raise funds for the American Lung Association. Starting at Sunday River Ski resort in Newry, Maine on Friday, and finishing in Belfast on Sunday. Friday night is spent in the University of Maine in Farmington and Saturday night is spent in Waterville at Colby College. The ride is extremely well supported, and you get breakfast and dinner each day. 3 rest stops each day are stocked with water, gator-ade, and lot of wholesome and not-so-wholesome snacks! Each rest stop has mechanics and medics to attend to any needs you might have. Register online for $65, and raise $550 for the American Lung Association. FMI: HERE

23, 8th Annual Long Trail Century Ride, benefits Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports, the state’s largest nonprofit organization committed to providing sports and recreation to people with disabilities.100-mile, 60-mile or 40-mile loops are available, as well as a 20-mile loop or the family-friendly 5K bike ride. There is something for everyone to enjoy. All courses start and finish at Long Trail Brewery, located on Route 4. The festivities continue for all after the ride at the brewery, where a BBQ menu will be prepared, live music and family entertainment, refreshments, and more will make this an event not to be missed. FMI: https://www.longtrailcenturyride.com/ or email: Jeff Alexander at centuryride@vermontadaptive.org

30 June -July 1, Bike MS: Cape Cod Getaway, benefits MS research and ensures people with MS have what they need to live their best lives. A two-day, 150-mile ride that will take you farther than you’ve ever gone before. What makes this ride so special? Cape Cod Getaway is the largest MS ride in New England. Start/Finish Location: Boston to Provincetown on Cape Cod. Fundraising Minimum: $500, Age Minimum: 12 After crossing the finish line, riders have a chance to eat, socialize and clean up before boarding the party boat back to Boston. FMI: HERE

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

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

Charity and Invitationals Coordinator