2016 Ride Events

UPDATING IN PROGRESS (6/22/16) If you know of a ride or event you'd like me to include, send me an email at tamcronin@gmail.com. Also, let us know which rides you are participating in so we can cheer you on!! Go, Cyclopaths!

North Shore Cyclopaths: Saturday Rides

Saturday rides depart the corner of Washington & New Derby Street, Salem, at 7:00 a.m. (April-May 31), and 6:30 a.m through the summer months. (CHECK THE BLOG FOR TIMES.) Mileage is often determined by breakfast destination and training goals. Many riders are participating in several of the charity rides listed below, including the Pan Mass Challenge. Riders often split into 2 (or more) groups -- Many ride at a moderate or social pace with occasional regrouping. All are welcome to join us for a ride. Bring along a sense of humor and money for breakfast. Note: Saturday Breakfast rides currently leave Salem at 7:00 am. (Updated 6/22/16)

North Shore Cyclopaths: Weekday Rides

Weekday rides depart the Marblehead/Swampscott line on Humphrey Street at 5:45 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday after Memorial Day, and continues down Humphrey Street to Rockaway to pick up additional riders at the corner of Rockaway and Atlantic Ave, Marblehead. The ride averages 12-15 miles as it loops Marblehead Neck (once or twice). A quick 15 miles to start the day. Weekday rides are currently on hold until.

2016 Winter Frostbite Rides, November-March

Our Cyclopath Frostbite Riders (of which there aren't too many) head out for short coffee rides (under 20 miles) throughout the winter months when the sun is shining. Keep an eye on the blog for departure times or email Tam at tamcronin@gmail.com.

North Shore Tour de Cure, 5/22/16

Date: May 22nd, 2016
Fundraising: $200 minimum for the American Diabetes Association
Website: http://tour.diabetes.org

The North Shore Tour de Cure is a one-day cycling celebration bringing together cyclists of all ages and levels. With four route options - from a 15 mile ride through charming countryside and nearby parks to the more challenging 100 mile Gran Fondo, an epic ride throughout the North Shore including a time trial segment - there is something for everyone!

All Tour de Cure routes are fully supported with route marshals, SAG vehicles, mechanical support, and rest stops stocked with hydration and a variety of snacks to keep you fueled. At the finish, you will be welcomed with cheering volunteers, great food and more.

Best Buddies Challenge, 6/3/16

Date: June 3, 2016
Mileage: 100, 50, or 20 mile options
Fundraising Commitment: $1,800 minimum, ($1,650 early bird), benefiting the Best Buddies programs nationwide.
Website: www.bestbuddieschallenge.org

Cycle the New England countryside and coast with Event Chair Tom Brady at the thirteenth annual Best Buddies Challenge: Hyannis Port. Ride from Boston through historic New England villages and parks, past the Kennedy Compound, and finish beachside on Cape Cod. Select from a 100, 50 or 20-mile bike ride or a 3K walk or 5K run led by Olympic gold medalist Carl Lewis. With VIP treatment along the way, you'll celebrate at the finish with a massage, concert and lobster clambake.

NS Cyclopaths riding: Carl King, now living on the West coast, was a regular rider in this event. Drop him an email if you have any questions he might be able to answer.

Pan Merrimack Challenge, Ride the River for a Cure, 6/18/16

Date: June 18, 2016
Location: Newburyport
Website: https://www.bikereg.com/29993
Registration: $50 
(100% goes directly to the Jimmy Fund).

Here's the deal: If you are a registered PMC rider, pay only the registration fee. (No additional fundraising required.)

Sponsored by Michael's Harborside and the Riverside Rockets PMC Team, this fully supported ride offers 25 and 50 mile route options with a party to follow. 250 rider limit and two start times to reduce traffic. $10 late registration day of the ride. T-shirts for preregistered riders. This is a great training ride for the PMC.

Bike MS Cape Cod Getaway, 6/25 & 26, 2016

Date: June 25 & 26, 2016
Mileage: 75 or 150 mile options
Fundraising Commitment: $500 minimum, benefiting the National MS Society
Website: http://bikeMSgne.org

The Cape Cod Getaway is the largest MS ride in New England. Beginning Saturday morning, you join over 2,000 riders pedaling from Quincy, Mass., through the coastal towns of the South Shore to the Cape Cod Canal. Day One ends at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy in Bourne, where you are welcomed with music and great food, and maybe even a beer or two.

Early Sunday morning, you cross the Bourne Bridge and ride across picturesque Cape Cod making your way to Provincetown. After crossing the finish line, riders have a chance to eat, socialize, and clean up before boarding the party boat back to Quincy.

Tour de Shuls, 6/26/16

Date: Sunday, June 26, 2016
Fundraising: $50 minimum fund raising requirement (in addition to registration)
Registration: $54 by June 17, $72 after
Website: http://www.nerfjmc.org/tourdeshuls

Cyclopath Ben Yellin invites all Cyclopaths to ride this year's Tour de Shuls, benefiting the Tikvah special needs program at Camp Ramah New England. All routes start and finish at Congregation Shirat Hayam, 55 Atlantic Ave., Swampscott, and explore the beautiful seaside communities of Marblehead, Salem, Beverly, Gloucester, Newburyport and more! Choose from 100, 75, 50, 25 & 10 mile options. For more information visit www.tourdeshuls.org

NS Cyclopaths riding: Contact Ben Yellin or Jeff Brand

Ride to End Alzheimer's, 6/11/16

Date: Saturday, June 11, 2016
Location: Rye, NH
Route Options: 20/30, 62 or 100 miles
Fundraising: $250 to $750, depending on route
Website: http://www.alzmass.org/ride/

Over the past 18 years, the Ride to End Alzheimer's (Formerly the Memory Ride) has raised over $3.3 million for the Alzheimer’s Association's research grants program. Join hundreds of riders from across the country at the 2014 Memory Ride on Saturday, July 12th, by cycling 20, 30, 62, or 100 miles to find a cure. Families are welcome to join the fun at the post-ride BBQ, which includes live music, massages for riders, children's activities, an exhibitors fair, and more! For more info, visit http://www.alzmass.org/ride/

24th Annual Cohen Classic, 7/23/16 (TBD)

Save the Date: The 24th annual Tri-State Cohen Classic is back at it's original coastal route after a two year bridge closure forced some changes. (Wahooo!) This annual trek through New Hampshire and Maine will take place Saturday, July 23rd. (Date to be confirmed by Donna!) Start location: North Hampton Elementary School just north of Hampton Beach, with breakfast at the fabulous Cafe Espresso in Portsmouth. Complete details will be posted on the blog this summer.

Climb to the Clouds, 7/16/16

Date: Sunday, July 17, 2016
Location: Sudbury or Bolton, MA
Mileage: 48-100 miles
Website: http://www.crw.org

Join the Charles River Wheelmen on the Climb to the Clouds, a century ride to Mt. Wachusett in Princeton Massachusetts. This is a challenging ride! Spend the day with fellow cyclists touring through the apple orchard country of east central Massachusetts. 48-100 mile route options -- all long rides (100 from Concord, 60 from Bolton) include a one mile climb at a steady 9% grade to the Visitors Center at the State Park. Registration closes July 19th or when the maximum limit of riders has been reached. There is NO day-of registration.

Maine Lobster Ride and Roll, 7/24/16

Date: July 24, 2016
Location: Rockland, Maine
Mileage 16, 30, 50, or 100 miles
Website: http://www.bikemaine.org

The Maine Lobster Ride & Roll offers Maine’s most scenic bike rides along winding country lanes and the breathtaking rockbound coast of Midcoast Maine. The ride features four distances, from a family-friendly 16 miles to a route that has been rated by “Outdoor Magazine” as one of the top centuries in the country. All four routes pass by lakes, lighthouses and lobster boats. All have maps, support services and rest stops with food and water.

Following the ride, enjoy a fresh Maine lobster roll lunch, with vegetarian and tuna options available. Live footage of the Tour de France will play on a big screen during lunch. Maine’s own world-famous Lobster Bike will be there, too. The ride benefits the Bicycle Coalition’s important education and advocacy work for better bicycling in Maine.

Emmaus Cycle for Shelter, 7/22/16

Date: July 24, 2016
Mileage: 20, 50, 62 or 100 mile options
Fundraising Commitment: $250 minimum, benefiting Emmaus, Inc.
Website: www.emmausinc.org

Steve-Bob has been a long-time supporter and rider of the Emmaus Cycle for Shelter, raising funds to provide housing and emergency support services to homeless adults and families. This year’s event -- now in it's 25th year -- includes four fully supported routes: a century, metric century (62 miles), half century and 20 mile weekend warrior ride. The event features delicious food throughout the day, including high protein snacks, homemade breads and jams, fruit, and plenty of beverages along the route with a delicious, hearty meal at the end of the ride. After the ride, feel free to use the shower facilities (bring your own towel), enjoy a free massage, change into comfortable clothes. Then relax and enjoy a delicious meal and the company of great people.

NS Cyclopaths riding: Bob Munier

Pan Massachusetts Challenge, 8/6 & 7, 2016

Dates: Saturday, August 6 & 7, 2016
Fundraising $1000-$5,000 depending on the route
Website: www.pmc.org

Join Team North Shore Cyclopaths for this year's Pan Mass Challenge! We'll cover several of the routes in 2014 from the traditional Sturbridge to Provincetown ride to the Sunday Wellesley loop. Contact team captain Drew Nelson at d.nel@verizon.net to join the team!

The PMC is a pioneer in the athletic fundraising event industry and today raises more money for charity than any other in the country. On August 3 and 4, 2013, 5,500 cyclists will travel one of 11 routes, logging between 25 and 190 miles over one or two days, through 46 Massachusetts cities and towns. Their collective goal is to raise $38 million for cancer research and treatment at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through its Jimmy Fund and bring the organization's 34-year fundraising total beyond $400 million. For more information about the PMC, visit www.pmc.org.

NS Cyclopaths riding or volunteering: Drew Nelson (Team Captain), Jeff Brand, Sheldon Brown, Arthur Cantor, Bill Cantor, Brian Carver, Dan Carver, Donna Cohen, Tam Cronin, Will Cronin, Ethan Forman, Arthur Freedman, Michael Kelleher III, Mike Kelleher Jr., Ed Parish, Brenda White, Ben Yellin.

Harpoon Point to Point, 8/9/16

Date: August 13, 2016
Place: Windsor, VT
Fundraising: 115 mile ride, $150 ($80 registration.); 50 mile ride $150 ($60 reg.); and 25 mile ride $50 (with $50 reg.).
Website: www.harpoonpointtopoint.com

Registration opens Feb. 4th for this summer's Harpoon Point to Point! Join Tam (and crew) on this challenging ride in Vermont's Connecticut River Valley, Saturday August 13th.

The Harpoon Point to Point raises funds and awareness for the Vermont Foodbank’s mission to end the growing problem of hunger in Vermont. Whether choosing to tackle 115 miles from Williston, 50 miles from Bethel or 25 miles in Windsor, all riders will find a beautiful course and great support along the way. Everyone finishes and celebrates together at the Harpoon Brewery in Windsor with hot showers, fresh beer, live music and a delicious BBQ! Family and friends are welcome. Help a neighbor in need and have fun doing it! (Note: New registration fees now cover the costs per rider, which previously fell short.)

NS Cyclopaths riding: Tammy Cronin, Anne Cotellessa, Rich Schalck (Tam's cousin), Chip Cronin

NSC Blazing Saddles Century, 8/20/16

Date: Saturday, August 20, 2016
Location: Triton Regional High School, Byfield, MA
Registration: $20. $35 with t-shirt.
Website: http://nscyc.org

The Blazing Saddles Century, organized by the North Shore Cyclists, is one of the earliest New England rides of the Fall century season. It travels the rural roads of the North Shore and Southern New Hampshire, not hitting the coast. (Topsfield, Boxford, up through Merrimack, Amesbury, Newbury, Rowley, Hamilton, Wenham, Ipswich).

Route Options includes routes of 50, 62, and 100 miles with 2 full rest stops (at approx 47 and 77 miles) and a water stop at 29 miles.

Registration opens May 22, 2013.

The Flattest Century in the East, 9/11/16

Date: Sunday, September 11, 2016
Location: Ride starts and finishes in Dartmouth, MA
Website: http://www.nbwclub.org
Registration: Opens May 1

Narragansett Bay Wheelmen's 43rd Annual Flattest Century in the East hits the road Sunday September 8th. This century attracts over 2,000 riders and is the third largest century ride in the country. (Largest in New England). Choose from
28, 51, 68 and 100 mile options. This ride fills up quickly, so if you want to ride, register early!

Boston's Hub on Wheels, 9/18/16

Date: Sunday, September 18, 2016
Fundraising: Registration fee $50, fundraising optional
Website: TDhubonwheels.com

Boston's Annual Hub on Wheels takes place Sunday, September 18th, 2016. The fully-supported ride originates and ends at Boston's City Hall Plaza with a 10 mile family-friendly course and an all new 40 mile route. Music, food, and fun follow the ride. For complete details, visit the event's website at TDhubonwheels.com.

GSW's Seacoast Century, 9/24 & 25, 2016

Date: September 24 & 25, 2016
Location: New Hampshire
Website: www.granitestatewheelmen.org

Granite State Wheelmen's Tri-State Seacoast Century turns 41 this year, (one year older than The Cyclopaths!!) The route is similar to the Cohen Classic and rides primarily along the Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine coastlines. Also offered will be metric, half, and quarter centuries along sections of the same route. The event will be held rain or shine — no rain date, no refunds! Choose to ride Saturday, Sunday, or both days. This ride is limited to 1600 riders. Registration is online through Active.com and closes August 31st or when rider maximum is reached.

$45.00 registration fee ($55 after 7/31) includes maps, cue sheets, T-shirt, the Hampton Beach State Park fees, Fort McClary Picnic Area rest stop in Kittery ME, fruit, PBJ sandwiches on wheat bread, cookies, and sag wagon services. A $1.00 donation to the League of American Bicyclists and a Special Event membership in the GSW are included.

Rodman Ride for Kids, 9/24/16

Date: September 24, 2016
Fundraising: TBA
Website: http://rodmanrideforkids.org

The Rodman Ride for Kids is an umbrella matching gift charity raising funds for youth-focused social service agencies that support at-risk kids in Massachusetts. The Ride for Kids and its affiliated agencies fundraise year-round, culminating with The Ride event, a 25, 50, and 100-mile non-competitive cycling tour, each fall. The expenses associated with the Ride for Kids are less than 3% of the total revenue, and they are all underwritten. This means that when you donate to the Ride for Kids, 100% of your donation will directly benefit at-risk kids! Visit http://rodmanrideforkids.org to register.

NS Cyclopaths riding: Drew Nelson, Lisa Hurley

Ride to Defeat ALS, 9/25/16

Date: September 25, 2016
Location: The Longfellow Club, Wayland, MA
Fundraising: $75 registration fee, $250 fundraising minimum
Website: www.rideals.org

The Ride to Defeat ALS, (Formerly A Positive Spin for ALS), takes place Sunday, September 28th in Wayland, MA covering 25, 50 and 70 mile routes through Wayland, Sudbury, Concord and Stowe (depending on the mileage chosen.) Registration is $75 with $250 fundraising, ($50 for riders under 16), and includes a fully supported route with SAG, rest stops, t-shirt and lunch. The event benefits the Massachusetts Chapter of the ALS Association in the fight against ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease). For more information, visit http://rideals.org.

The Sea Glass Ride, TBD

Date: TBD
Start and Finish: Salem
Time: 8 a.m.
Fundraising: None, though donations encouraged, benefiting the Sue de Vries Cancer Foundation.

Our annual Sea Glass Ride to Gloucester follows one of Sue's favorite routes and coincides with our regular Cyclopath breakfast ride on a Saturday morning in October. (Date TBD). There will be no registration fee or fundraising required, however donations to Sue's foundation are appreciated. (Money raised benefits wellness programs at the Mass General North Shore Cancer Center.)

For more info, visit www.seaglassride.com