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


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/

12, Saturday, 15th Annual Harpoon Point to Point Ride benefits the Vermont Foodbank in their fight against hunger. Since its inception in 2002, the Harpoon Point to Point has become the Vermont Foodbank’s largest fundraiser of the year, raising over $1.3M to date.  Ride 100, 50 or 25 miles on the road, or the 20-mile mountain bike trial at Mt. Ascutney. This well-supported ride will take you along rivers, over covered bridges and through Vermont’s incomparable landscape with its infinite shades of green.  A festive post-ride party at the Harpoon Brewery, complete with hot showers, delicious BBQ, live music and fresh beer, straight from the source!
FMI: http://www.harpoonpointtopoint.com

26, Saturday, 9th Annual Bike MS: New Hampshire Seacoast Escape , benefits MS research and those who face the challenges of MS every day. 25 or 60 mile route options. The New Hampshire Seacoast Escape has a family atmosphere and features a post-ride barbecue at the Start/Finish located at Stratham Hill Park in Stratham, NH. Cyclists can register as an individual or form a team Registration Fee: $35, Fundraising Minimum: $250, Minimum age 14. FMI: HERE

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.


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).

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

Charity and Invitationals Coordinator