Charity Rides, 2017


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.

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

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

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:

(***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


7 Sunday, Cycle The Seacoast, benefits the American Lung Association of NH. Red Hook Brewery in Portsmouth, NH. 25, 50 and 100 mile options. Reg fee of $35 + fundraising minimum pledge. Participate or Volunteer!
FMI: Cycle the Seacoast

13, Saturday, 10 th Jonathan Gilmour Fund Memorial Bike Ride and Walk
Don't miss this final Jonathan Gilmour Fund Memorial Ride!
The bike- and walk-a-thon begins and ends at Hollis’ historic Lawrence Barn, featuring multiple routes specially-designed for cyclists or walkers ranging from beginner to expert. Riders, volunteers, family and friends are invited to a festive post-event picnic.
Participants have the option of a 3 mile walk or a 10 mile , 25 mile or 50 mile bike ride.
Proceeds support Zoo New England’s Jonathan Gilmour Memorial Scholarship Fund, which provides the opportunity for Zoo staff members to pursue conservation projects, education opportunities, research initiatives and other wildlife-focused efforts.
FMI: https://www.crowdrise.com/znegilmour2017

21, 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/

27, Saturday, 5th Annual Tour de Francestown Bike Ride, a fund raiser for the  historic Old Meeting House of Francestown Inc. Spring is coming, so bring a friend for your first fun, noncompetitive ride of the season, Start at the Horse Sheds, center of Francestown: 60 miles - Meet at 8:00 a.m. and depart at 8:30am; 45 miles - Meet at 8:00am and depart at 8:30am; 25 miles - Meet at 9:00am and depart at 9:30am Fee: $35,or $40 day-of. Register at: https://www.bikereg.com/tour-de-francestown


3, 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/about/r2r-honor-ride-new-hampshire-pg221.htm

4, Sunday, 30th Annual Bike-A-Thon . Ride 10, 30, 50 or 80 miles on the bike ride for social justice. Registration opens March 1st.
FMI: https://bikesnotbombs.org/bike-a-thon.

16 - 18, Friday - Sunday, Trek Across Maine. We are looking for as many riders as we can get to be part of the Team Granite State Wheelmen for the 2017 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: Trek Across Maine

2 3 - 25, Friday - Sunday, The Trans New Hampshire Bike Ride for Muscular Dystrophy is a challenging yet very doable three day 250 mile ride a vailable with Day 3 being a relatively flat and easy ride from Laconia to Portsmouth. We provide quality hotel accommodations, excellent support, the best of NH scenery, a welcoming community of riders or all ages and abilities, massage, and much more. Free transportation from Red Hook to Canadian border. This ride is co-sponsored by the International Association of Firefighters of NH.
Register at www.transnhbikeride.org.

24, Saturday, Ride to End Alzheimer's. Come join us for the 21st 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.
FMI:http://www.alzmass.org/ride/  or contact Autumn Hotaling  ahotaling@alz.org


23, Sunday, The 29th 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, 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 families and single adults. FMI: please call (978) 241-3425 or email cycle@emmausinc.org or visit www.emmausinc.org or http://events.emmausinc.org/cycle17


5 - 11, Saturday - Friday, Cycle Massachusetts.  It’s the Friendliest Ride in the East and we have been sharing the best biking in Massachusetts for over 10 years!  (2, 4, 5, and 7 day options available) and all proceeds support the Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition start/finish location at the Stoneleigh-Burnham School in Greenfield, Massachusetts.  With two nights on their lovely campus, and two nights each in Putney, VT, and Orange, MA, you’ll have time to explore the most scenic vistas, visit local landmarks, and savor each experience with new friends.  We promise something fun to see or do every 10 miles.
FMI: https://cyclema.com/

27, Saturday, Annual "Once Around the Winni" charity bike ride. The entry fee is $75 and all of the proceeds go to benefit 2018 LRDS 5th annual Winter Sports Clinic for Disabled Veterans Event. A 64 mile Once Around the Winni Bike Loop and a 38 mile Mini-Winni Bike Route around beautiful Lake Winnipesauke. Participants will receive event T-shirts and automatic raffle entry. For more information or to register visit Lakes Region Disabled Sports on Facebook.

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

Charity and Invitationals Coordinator