Invitational 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 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:

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: c/o Charles Hansen velotrain@yahoo.com


5 - 11, Saturday - Friday, Cycle Massachusetts . It’s the Friendliest Ride in the East! (2, 4, 5, and 7 day options available) and all proceeds support the Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition. Sign up today: The registration deadline is July 15th, and Cycle Massachusetts is limited to 150 riders! Registration fee includes ride, camping, most meals, route maps, etc. FMI: http://cyclema.com/state-bike-tour/ Register at: https://www.signmeup.com/site/online-event-registration/117844

17-20, 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://www.vtchallenge.com/index.htm or email info@vtchallenge.com

20, Sunday, The Lancaster Covered Bridge Classic, (formerly Covered Bridge Metric Century) will be held August 20, 2017 in Lancaster, PA. It offers beautiful routes of 100 miles, 62 miles, 31 miles, and 15 miles, covering some of the most scenic cycling terrain anywhere. Each route traverses through covered bridges and past Amish farms. FMI: https://lancasterbikeclub.net/lcbc/


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).

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

Charity and Invitationals Coordinator