Invitational Rides, 2016


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 Invitational rides. If the ride is not listed here, no mileage credit can be given. If you'd like to see a ride listed here, just send ride details to Laurie Daley at gswpedaltalk@yahoo.com To receive Club mileage for any of these rides, all ride sign-up sheets for GSW road and off-road rides are to be completed by the ride leader and sent to the Club Mileage Coordinator, Hetty Andrews, HettyAndrews44@comcast.net within a week of the ride. For rides allowing GSW mileage credit but without a ride leader or ride sign-up sheet being available, the GSW member desiring mileage credit must notify the Club Mileage Coordinator within a week of the ride. Reference should be made to the particular Pedal Talk issue and page on which the ride is listed.

Riders interested in New England rides can find a reasonably complete listing at:

Riders interested in all things Tandem can access the following website: www.thetandemlink.com

Riders interested in Charles River Wheelmen invitational rides can find a complete listing of events at their website: http://www.crw.org/index.htm

Riders interested in Charles River Wheelmen weekly rides can find a complete listing of events at their other website:

Riders interested in Seven Hills Wheelmen ( Worcester, MA) invitational rides can find a complete listing of events at their website: http://www.sevenhillswheelmen.org

See ride listings from all 50 states at http://www.timbike2.com/index.htm


California Wine Country & The Pacific Coast, Ride through hillside vineyards, stately redwood groves and along the rugged coast of the Pacific Ocean. Off bike tours from local experts. April through August. Prices include accommodations, most meals, two local Trip Leaders, van support and free use of custom VBT bicycles. Air fare not included. Contact Joyce @ gattoplus@yahoo.com or (603) 668-6119 for more information


1 - 4, Friday—Monday, July 4th in The Kingdom , This weekend in the Northeast Kingdom (AKA NEK) is based at the Newport City Inn, with easy access from I-93 + I-91. For those with passports, Sunday's featured ride is a 75-mile circumnavigation of Lake Memphremagog, with a suggested lunch stop in the resort-beach town of Magog. Optional MTB-ing at the well-known Kingdom Trails in East Burke, or mixed-surface scenic rail trails from Newport to Ayers Cliff, Quebec. The$255 trip fee includes three nights lodging (double occupancy), 3 continental breakfasts, one or two happy hours (TBD), quality maps and cue sheets (digital copies, including RWGPS links).  Minimum of 13 - maximum of 19 riders. FMI: Send an email for full info on the trips:
Charles Hansen:

30 July —5 August, Saturday - Friday, Cycle Massachusetts, formerly Mass Bike Pike Tour. 2, 4, 5, and 7 day options available and all proceeds support the Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition Sign up today : The registration deadline is July 15 th , and Cycle Massachusetts is limited to 150 riders! Registration fee includes ride, camping, most meals, route maps, etc.
FMI: http://www.massbikepike.org/


11-14, Thursday - Sunday, The Vermont Challenge , benefits the Stratton Foundation supporting Vermont communities. Grand Tour, Weekend Tour and One-Day Century options. Multiple starting locations and multiple package offerings. Donating and fundraising opportunities available and encouraged.
FMI: http://vtchallenge.com/index.htm or email info@vtchallenge.com

21, Sunday, 38th Annual Covered Bridge Metric Century , presented by Lancaster Bicycle Club, A classic Pennsylvania bicycle ride with routes of 100k, 50k, and 25k. Routes traverse through covered bridges and past Amish farms and cover rolling terrain with only moderate climbing. Proceeds benefit the Lancaster Bicycle Club’s grant program which has donated over $275,000 for bike-related initiatives since 1999. Plus, the Club donates funds that go directly to restoring the beloved covered bridges of Lancaster County.
Contact: Metric Coordinator webmaster@lancasterbikeclub.net

28, Sunday, Bike for the Woods, The ride is a family friendly ride for the Stow Conservation Trust, with loops from 5 miles to 65 miles. Starting in Stow MA at the Town Common at the intersection of Rt. 62 and 117. $15 per person, and $10 per kid. Come for the scenery, return for the great snacks!
FMI: Register at http://BikeForTheWoods.org


10 – 17, Friday – Friday, The fourth annual BikeMaine Ride Join us from September 10-17th to experience spectacular, untouched natural beauty and specially curated daily routes will be paired with authentic and intimate host communities and of course the freshest and tastiest food Maine has to offer as we explore the Bold Coast!
FMI: http://ride.bikemaine.org, (207) 623-4511.

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

Charity and Invitationals Coordinator