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


5 Sunday, Cycle The Seacoast, benefits the American Lung Association of NH. Cisco Brewers Portsmouth, NH. 25, 50 and 100 mile options. Reg fee of $35 + fundraising minimum pledge. FMI: https://action.lung.org/site/TR/Cycle/ALANE_Northeast?pg=entry&fr_id=17631


1, Saturday, 5th Annual Veterans Ride benefits Veterans Count, honoring NH veterans, service members and their families! Everyone Can Ride. A variety of route distances provide a ride for every ability. All riders depart from historic Holman Stadium in Nashua via police escort. Once riders have reached city limits, police officers and volunteers will be posted to assist riders at various intersections. Fully stocked rest stops available, lunch for riders and much more! Routes of
10, 30 and 50 miles. FMI and to register: https://www.bikereg.com/veterans-count-ride

22, Saturday, 23rd Annual Ride to End Alzheimer’s, (formerly known as the Memory Ride), a fully supported, one-day fundraising event to directly impact the fight to end Alzheimer's disease. Choose between four (4) scenic options (100, 62, 30 mile or family ride), cycling along the beautiful coast of New Hampshire and through picturesque New England towns.
FMI: contact: Sara Trimble  strimble@alz.org  617-393-2017

22 – 23, 9th Annual Vermont Adaptive Charity Ride, (formerly 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. Minimum fundraising requirement. FMI:https://www.longtrailcenturyride.com/ or email: Hunter Hedenberg at mediaassistant@vermontadaptive.org


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.

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