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


9, Saturday, 3 Notch Century , All proceeds benefit Northeast Passage, a program that provides adaptive sports and recreation opportunities to people with disabilities. A beautiful and challenging ride on a scenic route through the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Enjoy a celebratory après-ride party. Ride with fully stocked aid stations every 25 miles, and on-road support throughout the duration of the ride.
FMI: http://www.threenotchcentury.org or facebook.com/threenotchcentury

 9, Saturday, 12th Annual Kelly Brush Ride powered by VBT Bicycling and Walking Vacations, benefits the Kelly Brush Foundation's mission to empower those living with paralysis through access to sport and recreation and to improve ski racing safety. 20, 50 or 100 miles, optional 65 and 85 miles. Adults $150; youth (12 and under) $75; hand cyclists FREE.
The scenic, fully-supported ride through the Champlain Valley Followed by a tasty and festive post-ride BBQ. Enter as a fundraising team or as an individual. FMI: http://www.kellybrushfoundation.org, Contact: Elizabeth Langfeldt, 802-846-5298 or elizabeth@kellybrushfoundation.org

 9, Saturday, Red Kettle Ride - to benefit The Salvation Army - Greater Lowell. This 3rd Annual ride includes a Fun Ride (9.5 miles), Challenge Ride (25 miles), and a Metric Century Ride (62 miles). Fee is $50 and details can be found at RedKettleRide.com


1, Sunday — Perennial Walk or Ride 3rd Annual Metric Century/Half 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: Pam Turci (978.339.3328).

7, Saturday, 4th annual Monarch School of New England Bike Ride and Walk , benefits our new regional high school and vocational center! 50, 25 or 15 mile routes, with a 4 mile option for families. Additionally, a 4 mile walk is available. Start and end at our new facility! We look forward to welcoming you to our new school, and celebrating with food, music and children's activities as the participants return from their ride or walk  FMI: http://www.monarchschoolne.org/events/2017-bike-ride/  or by emailing: bikeride@monarchschoolne.org.

14, Saturday, Ride to the Farm (Rosewald Farm – Hillsborough NH/Farmsteads of New England) 2017, Benefits Farmsteads of NE, a non-profit, human services agency that caters to the needs of individuals who have autism and other developmental disabilities. 10:00am; Goffstown, NH: 50 miles (ride at your own pace). A beautiful fall foliage ride to the Farmsteads of NE at Rosewald Farm for their Harvest Faire. 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. Donations for the farm will be accepted at the ride (checks can be made out to Farmsteads of NE). FMI: PLEASE CONTACT ME if you plan to participate in the ride! ; Ride Leader: Jean Manning, 434-4011; Jeanspeech@aol.com

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

Charity and Invitationals Coordinator