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:
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
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: email@example.com 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.
8, Saturday, The New England Parkinson’s Ride in Old Orchard Beach, Maine , at The Ball Park in Old Orchard Beach, Maine. Complete details are on the website. This is an invitation to join me or sponsor me on the ride. Susan Wheeler, an Upper Valley cyclist, formed a team a few years ago and after leading it for a few years, she invited me to serve as Captain. And now I am inviting you to join our team, Wheels in Motion, to raise funds for Parkinson's research so that one day we can find a cure for Parkinson's disease. FMI: To register, go to http://neparkinsonsride.com/ and click on “Register to Ride" Be sure to join the Wheels in Motion team when you register.
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
13, Saturday, Ride to the Farm (Rosewald Farm – Hillsborough NH/Farmsteads of New England) 2018; 10 a.m.: Goffstown, NH: 50 miles (ride at your own pace) Come join us for a beautiful fall foliage ride to the Farmsteads of NE at Rosewald Farm for their Harvest Faire. There are some hills on this ride, but feel free to take your time. Cue sheets and sag support will be provided. Snacks/beverages will be provided at the farm. Hot food items can be purchased at the farm. FMI: Jean Manning, 434-4011; Jeanspeech@aol.com. Please contact me if you plan to attend or have any questions. Please scroll down for more information about the ride.
14, Sunday, Ride to Thrive 4th Annual Metric Century/Half Metric Century/Quarter Metric Century. Benefits cancer support at the Virginia Thurston Healing Garden, Harvard, MA, in beautiful Nashoba Valley. All proceeds will provide evidence-based integrative cancer support for anyone affected by cancer, regardless of gender, diagnosis, or financial limitations. Registration fee and minimum fundraising requested. FMI: www.RideToThrive.org or Pam Turci at 978.339.3328.
14, Sunday, “ CHaD HERO 2018" event b enefits CHaD, Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock. Starting in 2006 as just a half marathon run it has grown to include a competitive 5K run, Cam's Course 1 Mile Fun Run, 5K walk, 5 and 7 mile wooded hikes, a limited entry 25 or 50 mile bike ride, one AMAZING family-friendly street party and the KidZone. There is something for everyone! Fundraising minimums are due on October 14. FMI: http://dhmc.convio.net/site/TR?fr_id=1190&pg=entry
Saturday, October 13th ; 10 a.m.: Goffstown, NH: 50 miles (ride at your own pace) Ride to the Farm (Rosewald Farm – Hillsborough NH/Farmsteads of New England) 2018
Come join us for a beautiful fall foliage ride to the Farmsteads of NE at Rosewald Farm for their Harvest Faire. There are some hills on this ride, but feel free to take your time. Cue sheets and sag support will be provided. Snacks/beverages will be provided at the farm. Hot food items can be purchased at the farm.
Farmsteads of NE is a non-profit, human services agency that developed an intentional farming community that caters to the needs of individuals who have autism and other developmental disabilities. Farmers are provided with meaningful work on the farm as well as in the community. Farmsteads of NE has two locations; the main site in Hillsborough has day and residential services with a day service program in Epping, NH.
You will meet Erica, a former member of the Granite State Wheelmen. She lives and works on the farm and is quite an athlete. (This year Erica will be away on vacation visiting her parents.)
Donations for the farm will be accepted at the ride (checks can be made out to Farmsteads of NE). Funds collected will enable athletes at the farm to participate in Special Olympics competitions. All donors will be entered into a raffle. (multiple items) Checks should be made out to Farmsteads of NE.
PLEASE CONTACT ME if you plan to participate in the ride!!
Directions: Odd Fellows Lodge, 42 Mountain Road, Goffstown, NH 03045; Directions from the South: 293N/101W towards Manchester; take 114 toward Goffstown/Henniker; enter roundabout and take 1 st exit onto S Mast Rd/NH 114. Turn L onto Mountain Road. The Odd Fellows Hall/Lot will be on your R - approximately .3 miles.
(Please park in dirt portion of the lot)
Ride Leader: Jean Manning, 434-4011; Jeanspeech@aol.com . Please contact me if you plan to attend or have any questions.
Charity Rides Coordinator:
Forward information to the GSW Charity and Invitational Rides Coordinator
Laurie Daley at firstname.lastname@example.org
Charity and Invitationals Coordinator