Charity Bicycle Rides

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 2014


Want to ride for a reason this year? There are hundreds of major bike rides sponsored by big health foundations throughout the US where the top goal is fund-raising, often through a system of pledges for participating bicyclists.

Here are short descriptions and links to the major events. The bicycle ride series include Multiple Sclerosis, Leukemia, Lung, Diabetes, and LiveStrong bike tours. Others, such as the AIDS Lifecycle and Pan Mass Challenge sponsor one event.

If the dates for the charity bike ride are not updated below, check out the website link. Generally, the rides are scheduled within a few days of each other year to year. Here, in no particular order, are some of them:

Charity bike ride series:

American Diabetes Association Tour de Cure

Trainer Chris Carmichael is the honorary chairperson of the American Diabetes Association’s 2012 Tour de Cure. The tour is a series of rides in some 80 cities in 44 states nationwide, starting as early as March, so register early. In 2011, more than 55,000 cyclists participated in the rides, raising more than $18 million. One-day events of 10 to 100 miles. Dates: The rides for 2014 are listed by state at the website. These are just a few:

 New England Classic-- Two rides start from Woburn, Massachusetts. The 150-mile ride tours back roads and seacoasts of Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine. (There’s also a week-long, 500-mile version of the bike ride that explores Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont.) Dates: July 12, 2014.

Tour de Cure – Oregon/SW Washington - Five options between 5 and 100 miles. All leave from Hillsboro Stadium. Date: July 26, 2014.

Tour de Cure – Seattle (Woodinville) – Five bike rides, including a 15-mile family friendly ride, a 25-miler and more challenging 45-, 70-, and 100-mile routes. Starts at Chateau Ste. Michelle winery. The 100-mile bike course goes all the way to Granite Falls. Date: May 10, 2014.

Tour de Cure – Spokane– Four options, comprising a family friendly 15-mile ride, and 25, 50 and 100 miles. Meets at Spokane County Raceway. Date: May 17, 2014.

Tour de Cure – California — There are 3 Tour de Cure bike rides listed for California in 2014. They are: Long Beach, April 27, 2014; Napa Valley, May 4, 2014; Orange County, Oct. 25, 2014. Others to be announced.

American Lung Association

A number of state chapters for the American Lung Association sponsor fund-raiser bike rides. Begin searching by going to “In Your Community” US map, which supplies links to local websites by state. Look for the “Events” tab. Just a few events:

Clean Air Challenge (Alaska) — A one-day bike ride with classic views of Denali Range and Talkeetna Mountains. Options of 10, 26, 58, 84, and 100 miles. Date: May 10, 2014.

Reach the Beach (Oregon) — Ride starts in four locations: Portland (100 miles), Newberg (80 miles), Amity (55 miles), and Grand Ronde (28 miles). Date: May 17, 2014.

Ride Around the Sound (Washington) — A one-day charity ride features three ride options  within a scenic loop around the southern Puget Sound, ending with a ferry ride to the finish party in West Seattle. Rides of 93 miles (starting in Seattle), 73 miles (Normandy Park), and 38 miles (Tacoma). Date: Sept. 13, 2014.

Big Ride Across America – A 7-week, fully supported cross-country bike tour that leaves from Seattle on June 15 – Aug. 2, 2014.

Autumn Escape Bike Trek (Massachusetts) – A 160-mile bike tour along Cape Cod from Plymouth to Provincetown; includes many miles on the Cape Cod rail-trail. A 2-day, 105-mile option is also available.  Dates: September 26-28, 2014.

Arthritis Foundation

AbbVie Marin Headlands Bike Classic (California)   The inaugural one-day ride in 2014 features the Marin Headland and views of the Golden Gate. Three options are offered — 35 miles, a metric century and a full century. The ride starts at Kentfield Physical Education Complex, 700 College Ave., Kentfield. Date: July 12, 2014.

Amgen People’s Coast Classic (Oregon) The fund-raiser for the Arthritis Foundation is a 363-mile bike ride down the coast of Oregon, from Astoria to Brookings. The fully supported six-day tour is primarily camping, but participants can get other lodging information. Breakfasts and dinners also provided. Also, 2- and 4-day rides are possible. Dates: Sept. 7-12, 2014.

Arthritis Foundation’s Amgen California Coast Classic  The ride is a 520-mile, 8-day bike tour from San Francisco to Los Angeles. Riders can experience sun, rugged coasts, quiet beaches, lighthouses, giant forests, and famous wineries. The ride is a 8-day, 520 mile tour from San Francisco to Los Angeles. Dates: (8-day) Sept. 13-20, 2014.

2014 Mid Atlantic Classic Bike Tour  (North Carolina) The bike tour offers one-day, two-day, or three-day options in North Carolina’s wine country. Maximum mileage is the three-day 225-mile bike tour. Full support and three meals a day. Dates: April 25-27, 2014.

 

Audi Best Buddies Challenge

The ride supports volunteers form one-on-one relationships with persons with intellectual disabilities to increase self-confidence, encourage social inclusion and enable lifelong friendships. Boston to Hyannis Port, MA – May 31, 2014; Carmel to San Simeon, CA – Sept. 6, 2014; Washington DC – Oct. 18, 2014, and Miami – Nov. 21, 2014.

Bike and Build (Cross country)

Ten teams, mostly comprised of college students, raise money for affordable housing and bicycle across the US on different routes, stopping along the way to provide hands on help at construction sites. 2012 is its 10th year. The bicyclists ride about 75 miles a day and share chores on the van-supported ride. (Read more about Bike and Build and sign up early)

Breakaway from Cancer (California)
L’Etape du California celebrates a  stage of the Amgen Tour of California to raise money for four non-profits involved in the battle against cancer. In 2014 it is Stage 8 in Thousand Oaks. Date: April 6, 2014.

Climate Ride (NYC-DC, Michigan and California)

Three Climate Rides will be offered in 2014. Cyclists learn about the climate crisis and how to take action from expert speakers and get to meet others with similar concerns. Proceeds support projects and jobs in clean energy and education. Dates: Climate Ride New York City to Washington DC – Sept.  20-24, 2014; Climate Ride California – Wine Country – May 17-20, 2014; Midwest (Grand Rapids, MI, to Chicago) – Sept. 6-9, 2014.

Cycle for Life (Cystic Fibrosis)

The Cycle for Life bike rides raise money for research and treatment for cystic fibrosis, an inherited chronic disease that affects the lungs and digestive systems of some 30,000 adults and children in the US. The fund-raisers typically feature a one-day bike ride with several mileage options. To find a ride, go to Aptalis CF Cycle for Life. There, you will find about 50 rides (updated for 2013). Check early to register. Among those that are coming up…

California – Aptalis Cycle for Life features rides with options of about 25 to 65 miles.

Half Moon BayJune 21, 2014, Los AngelesNov. 2, 2014, Orange CountyOct. 5, 2014, Sacramento Oct. 18, 2014; San DiegoOct. 4, 2014

Oregon

PortlandJuly 19, 2014

Washington state — Aptalis Cycle for Life features rides with options of about 25 to 65 miles.

Woodinville July 27, 2014, Tri CitiesAug. 23, 2014

Get Your Guts in Gear (Crohn’s and Colitis diseases)

These three-day rides in New York, Georgia and Ohio raise awareness and funds
for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Atlanta – May 3, 2014; Sandusky, Ohio, Aug. 16, 2014; Hudson River Valley, Jun 7-8, 2014.

Habitat for Humanity

 Habitat 500 Bike Ride  More than 100 cyclists in this charity ride for Habitat for Humanity tour a different area every year. Southern Minnesota is the location in 2010. They visit and help at worksites that provide affordable housing for people, as well as conduct interviews to raise awareness about housing issues. Dates: July 14-20, 2013.

 

Scenic Tour of the Kootenai River (STOKR) is a one- or two-day charity bike ride out of Libby, Montana, that benefits the local Habitat chapter. Day 1 offers a 98- and 45-mile option. Day 2 is a 37-mile ride to Lake Koocanusa. Limited to 400 cyclists; registration is Feb. 14-19, 2012. Dates: May 10-11, 2014.

 

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

The research foundation raises funds for juvenile diabetes research. No rides, just walks, in 2014.

LiveStrong Challenge bike rides (Lance Armstrong Foundation)

Fund-raisers for Livestrong Foundation, which offers support to cancer survivors. Some of these are Livestrong events, while others are partnering with Livestrong.

Sharky’s Ride the Beaches — Venice, California. Options of 15, 35 or 70 miles. Date: April 27, 2014.

2014 TD 5 Boro Bike Tour, New York City — Date: May 4, 2014.

2014 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic, Durango, Colorado — Date: May 24, 2014.

2014 RAGBRAI, Iowa — Dates: July 20-26, 2014.

2014 Livestrong Cycling Tour Colorado — A 5-day supported bike tour of Colorado Dates: Aug. 7-11, 2014.

2014 Team Challenge Philadelphia — Date: Aug. 17, 2014.

Ride for Roses weekend, Austin, Texas — Dates: Oct. 17-19, 2014.

MS Bike Rides (National Multiple Sclerosis Society)

The MS Bike Rides sponsor more than 100 bike tours in the US in 2014. Last year, cyclists accumulated more than 10 million miles on the rides, that generally are about 150 miles. Overnight activities are planned for the longer rides, with camping, high-school gyms, or local hotels. . See a list of all the MS Bike Rides. Among them are these tours in Pacific Coast area:

Bike MS Hope for a Cure Alaska (Girdwood) Date: May 31, 2014

Bike MS: Harmons Best Dam Bike Ride Dates: June 28-29, 2014

2014 Bike MS Willamette Valley (Monmouth) Dates: Aug. 1-2, 2014.

Bike MS Explore Willamette Valley Date: Aug. 1-3, 2014

Bike MS: Ride the Sky 2014 (Bozeman, MT) Dates: Aug. 16-17, 2014

Bike MS: Deception Pass Classic (Mount Vernon, WA) Dates: Sept. 6-7, 2014

Bike MS: Cycle the Silver Valley 2014 (Kellogg, ID) Date: Sept. 13-14, 2014

California, Bike MS: Waves to Wine Ride 2014 Date: Sept. 20-21, 2014

Bike MS: Coastal Challenge Santa Monica to Santa BarbaraDates: Oct. 11-12, 2014

Parkinson’s Disease

Davis Phinney Foundation The winningest American cyclist sponsors teams on organized bike rides to support those diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.. In addition, cyclists can form their own challenge bike rides to raise funds for Parkinson’s disease. Also, learn how to create a fund-raising bike ride.

New England Parkinson’s Ride (Maine)

Four ride options of 10, 30, 50 or 100 miles to raise funds for the The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. Rides start at Old Orchard Beach, Maine Date: Sept. 6, 2014

Ride Ataxia

Bike rides benefit Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance, which is researching a cure for the debilitating, life-shortening neuro-muscular disorder. Dates for 2014: Seattle — August 2014; Davis, California — May 31, 2014; Denton, Texas — March 29, 2014; Channahon, Illinois — July 20, 2014; Philadelphia — Oct. 12, 2014; Orlando — Nov. 2, 2014.

Ride to Defeat ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease)

Go to Ride to Defeat ALS website for rides in California, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, Oregon, and Washington.

Oregon Ride to Defeat ALS - July 12, 2014 Bicyclists can chose 25-, 50, or 100-mile options for this fund-raiser charity ride that starts in Mt. Angel, south of Portland. Benefits efforts to fight Lou Gehrig’s disease

ALS Doubleday Bike Ride and Fundraiser (Washington)July 26-27, 2014  This two-day bike ride through the Skagit Valley raises money for the ALS Foundation to fight Lou Gehrig’s disease. Free overnight camping at Mount Vernon High School. Three mileage and difficulty options the first day and two options the second.

Napa Ride to Defeat ALS (California)Sept. 27, 2014  Options of rides from 10 to 100 miles; all begin at the Yountville Veterans Home.

 Tri-State Trek (Massachusetts and Connecticut) – July 27-29, 2014 This charity bike ride for treatment of Lou Gehrig’s disease — Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) — rolls out 270 miles from Newton, Mass., to Greenwich, Conn. Cyclists can ride all three days, or just one or two. Dates:. (Registration opens Dec. 15, 2013.)

 Ride Without Limits (United Cerebral Palsy)

North Carolina -- Oct. 3-5, 2014  The ride starts in downtown Washington, NC and visits communities on quiet roads on the Inner Banks. Options range from 31 to 112 miles per day.

Tampa Bay – (date to be announced) Route options of 35, 63 and 100 miles in the Tampa Bay area.

Team Hole in the Wall (Camps for children facing serious illnesses)

ConnecticutAngel Charitable Trust is an awareness and fund-raiser for the Camp Hole in the Wall Gang’s Hospital Outreach Program. Two days from Northwestern Connecticut to overnight in Ashford and finish in Mystic. Dates: May 24-25, 2014.

Team in Training (Leukemia and Lymphoma)

Instead of sponsoring century rides, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society creates teams that train and raise pledges for participation in local and regional events. For instance, the Washington state chapter is preparing to ride in America’s Most Beautiful Bike Ride on June 1, 2014, around Lake Tahoe, Nevada. More than $700 million has been raised since 1988. Look for the Team in Training website from the donation page, or check out the Century Ride webpage and insert your zip code.

World Bicycle Relief

The group provides bicycles to individuals and groups in developing nations to help in productivity and provide better access to healthcare and education. Also trains bicycle mechanics in those areas.

Red-Bell 100  A 100-mile ride from Redmond to Bellingham presented in conjunction with the Cascade Bicycle Club. Limited to about 600 cyclists. Minimum pledge. Date: June 28, 2014.

Wrigley Field Road Tour  A 100-mile cause ride from Wrigley Field ballpark in Chicago to Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wisc. Minimum pledge. Date: Aug. 25, 2013

 

Soldier Rides are fund-raisers for WWP that help veterans restore their physical and emotion well-being and enable the public to ride alongside and honor men and women in the military. Check the website to register for upcoming rides.

Also see: Bike rides for veterans, a list of bicycle rides for returning service members provided by Soldier Rides and Ride 2 Recovery.

Annual charity bicycle rides:

AIDS Lifecycle (California)

The fund-raiser is produced by and helps benefit the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and the L.A. Gay and Lesbian Center is in its ninth year in 2010. This year’s 545-mile ride is scheduled from June 1-7 2014.  Register soon; participants must raise a minimum $3,000.

AIDS Ride for Life (New York)

Entering its 13th year, this is a fully supported bike ride around Cayuga Lake in central New York state with 50-, 90- and 100-mile options beginning in Ithaca. Raises funds for Southern Tier AIDS program. Registration begins in March.  Date: Sept. 13, 2014.

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (Pennsylvania)

Lemon Ride Bicycle Tour is a charity ride in the Philadelphia area to raise money for finding cures for all childhood cancer. Rides of 12, 26, or 50 miles are offered. The foundation grew out of a front yard lemonade stand started by 4-year-old cancer patient Alexandra Scott to raise money for all kids with cancer. Date: July 20, 2014

Alzheimer’s Association

Ride to End Alzheimers, based in Devens, Massachusetts, features a 2 mile Family Ride as well as 30 mile, 62 mile, and 100 mile route options through Central Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire, followed by post-race food and prizes. Benefits the Alzheimer’s Association in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Date: July 12, 2014.

American Cancer Society (Massachusetts)

Bicycles Battling Cancer is a scenic loop bike tour of the back roads of Massachusetts. Cyclists start at Bolton Fairgrounds in Lancaster Three options of century, metric or “lite”. (Check the website here for details) Date: June 8, 2014

American Cancer Society (Ohio)

The Pan Ohio Hope Ride is a four-day, 328-mile bike ride that rolls across-state from Cleveland to Cincinnati. Overnight at college campuses in Wooster, Otterbein, and Wittenburg. Raises money for ACS’s Hope Lodges. Dates: July 24-27, 2014.

Autism (CHAFE 150 – Sandpoint, Idaho)

CHaFE 150  –  The sixth annual 150-mile bike ride raises money for families dealing with autism. Starting in Sandpoint, the cycling route rolls through northern Idaho and western Montana. There’s also an  80-mile option. Limited to 500 cyclists. Sponsored by the Sandpoint Rotary Club.  Date: July 21, 2014

Bike Tour for Cancer (Illinois)

The Leonard C. Ferguson Cancer Center in Freeport, Illinois, is the beneficiary of the Bike Tour for Cancer. The annual ride offers route options of 20, 30, 75 or 105 miles on lightly traveled roads in northwestern Illinois. Date: June 28, 2014.

Bo Bikes Bama ( Alabama)

Bo Jackson leads this charity bike ride of 22 or 62 miles to raise funds for the Governor’s Emergency Relief Fund. The Heisman Trophy winner created the ride in response to the deadly tornado outbreak of April 2011. Starts on campus of Auburn University. Date: April 19, 2014.

Brain Injury Alliance (Connecticut)

Tour of Lights Bike-a-Thon 2014  This charity bike ride provides options of 62 miles or 25 miles to raise funds for the Brain Injury Alliance of Connecticut, which supports brain-injured clients and their families. Starts at Eastern Point Beach, Groton. Date: May 3, 2014.

Bike the US for MS

Cross-country bicycle tours raise funds for the James Miller MS Clinic in Charlottesville, VA. Four choices — Northern Tier, Southern Tier, TransAmerica and Tour Divide. Date: Tours begin late May and early June 2014.

California Bicycle Coalition

California by Bike Surf ‘N Turf Tour is a California Bicycle Coalition sponsored ride that rolls down the coast from Santa Barbara to San Diego. Proceeds go to the Better Bikeways campaign, advocating for more funding and improved design for bikeways in California, and the Give Me 3 campaign, created to promote awareness of the Three Feet for Safety Act going into effect in September 2014. Lodging, rest stops, SAG and mechanical support are provided. Dates: Oct. 31 – Nov. 5, 2014.

Camp Korey (Carnation, WA)

Camp Challenge Ride Cyclists can raise money for the programs at Camp Korey by participating in the Flying Wheels Century rides, presented by the Cascade Bicycle Club. See details at the website.  The camp is a member of the Serious Fun Children’s Network, founded by Paul Newman. Date: May 31, 2014. 

C’oeur d’Fondo (C’oeur d’Alene, Idaho)

Cyclists of all ages and abilities can participate in this Lake Coeur d’Alene bike ride. Four options of 108, 84, 37 and 10 miles; the longer rides go around the lake. Benefits the North Idaho Centennial Trail Foundation. Date: Sept. 27, 2014

Camp Make A Dream (Montana)

Ride Around the Pioneers in One Day (RATPOD) is a 130-mile fund-raiser loop bike ride that encircles the Pioneer Mountains, starting in Dillon. Registration for the popular ride opens on March 1; 650 cyclists maximum. Date: June 28, 2014 (register early; this one fills up).

Central Coast Classique -  Supporting Uniformed Officers and Armed Forces (California)

Cyclists can choose from three options — 100, 62 and 30 miles — for the bike ride that begins at Arroyo Grande and passes vineyards in the Edna Valley. Winery discounts offered at rest stops. Presented by Creative Meditation and San Luis Obispo Law Enforcement Assistance Foundation (SLOLEAF). Date: Aug. 23, 2014.

Cycle Bucks County (Pennsylvania)

The fund-raiser for the Heart Institute of Doylestown Hospital is based at  New Hope-Solebury High School, located at 180 West Bridge Street in New Hope, PA. There will be four rides: 10 miles for kids and families, 25 miles for cycling enthusiasts and then 50 and 60 mile rides for serious cyclists through the scenic roads of Bucks County. Rest stops and SAG support are provided on all routes. Date: June 21, 2014

Cycle the High Hills (New Hampshire)

This fund-raiser for Wediko Children’s Services (Boston-based with branches in New York and New Hampshire) starts and ends at  Black Pond in Windsor, NH. Ride options of 25, 50 and 100 miles are available. Riders can ride individually or in teams. Discount registration offered through August. Date: Sept. 13, 2014.

Cycle the WAVE (WA)

Women Against Violence Everywhere is sponsoring this all-women’s cycling experience benefiting domestic violence programs in Washington State. Four rides to accommodate all levels: Little Sister -12 miles, Girly Girl – 25 miles, Middle Sister – 42 miles and the Burly Girl – 62 miles. Participants will be pampered with girly gift bags, sassy tees, plenty of food, mechanic support and a special spa stop to complete your day. Check out last year’s video. Date: Sept. 14, 2014.

Cycling for Sight (San Diego)

Cycling for Sight with the Blind Stokers Club is a 200-mile, 3-day tour along the southern California coast. Participants will ride alongside team members of Blind Stokers, a club that enables cycling enthusiasts to ride tandems even though their eyesight prevents them from piloting the bikes. Dates: July 19-20 2014.

Deep Roots Festival bike rides (Georgia)

Four bike rides — 75, 50, 30 and 15 miles — in the rolling hills of Baldwin County are part of the Deep Roots Festival in Milledgeville. Proceeds from the bike rides support Georgia Cancer Support, Community Gardens, Cafe Central and Live Healthy Baldwin/Bicycle Friendly Community. Registration at active.com. Date: Oct. 18, 2014.

Friends for Life Bike Rally Benefits  (Canada)

A 600km mass participation bike ride from Toronto to Montreal. Benefits Toronto People with AIDS Foundation. About 300 cyclists rode in 2011 and raised $1.237 million. Dates: July 27 - Aug. 1, 2014.

Fuller Center Bike Adventure  Cross-country bicycle ride from Atlantic City, NJ, to Astoria, OR,  to raise  money for Fuller Center for Housing, a nonprofit ecumencial Christian housing ministry to provide adequate housing for people in need. Riders will build homes along the way. Dates: June 5 to Aug. 10, 2014.

See Cross-country bike rides.

Funsport Bike’s Ride to Cure Cancer (California)

Three bike ride options to raise money for the Memorial Hospital Triumph Fitness Program. Modesto. Date: Oct. 20, 2013

Gears for Change (Idaho)

The Mica Peak Century is a fund-raiser for the Gears for Change bicycle ministry of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Coeur d’Alene. Four options for bicyclists: 15, 30 and 70 miles, and a 100-mile route that hits Rockford, Waverly, Fairfield, Valleyford, Spokane Valley and Post Falls. A fund-raiser for Trinity Group Homes and Hospice of North Idaho. Date: Sept.16. 2012.

Giro Bello (California)

Three bike ride options through the countryside of Sonoma County — 102, 68 and 29 miles. Proceeds benefit the charitable projects of the Rotary Club of Santa Rosa. Date: June 28, 2014

Healing Nations (California)

Covered Bridge Bike Classic – Sept. 27, 2014  The century, 40-mile, 20-mile or a 5-mile loops start in Oakdale. The two longer rides wind through the Sierra foothills and pass through the Robert’s Ferry Covered Bridge near Waterford. A fund-raiser for Healing Nations, which works with at-risk youth in West Modesto.

Home Away Fund (Massachusetts)

Pain in the Mass Bike Tour is a one-day or two-day fund-raiser bike ride for the Home Away Fund which supports families that care for a child with epilepsy at  Children’s Hospital Boston and UMass Memorial Children’s Medical Center. Participants can ride individually or as a team. Date: Sept. 20-21, 2014. 

Hot Hundred (Alabama)

Hot Hundred (the hottest ride in the South) celebrates its 10th year in 2012 with five options — 28, 36, 51, 70 and 103 miles. Seven well-stocked rest stops along the route that includes the University of Alabama campus. Supports the Tuscaloosa (AL) Mental Health Task Force and advocacy efforts of the Druid City Bicycle Club. Date: July 26, 2014.

Hub on Wheels (Boston)

Helps fund technology for Boston public shool students. Three options, 10-50 miles. Date: Sept. 21, 2014.

Journey of Hope (Cross-country)

The Journey of Hope comprises three cross-country bicycle treks that begin in either San Francisco, Los Angeles or Seattle and end together in Washington, D.C. The event raises funds and awareness for people with disabilities. All the bike riders are members of the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity. A project of Push America. (Read more about it)

Law Enforcement Bike Ride to DC (North Carolina)

A 500-mile bike tour from Charlotte, NC, to Washington DC to support law enforcement officers and remember those who have died in the line of duty. Open to law enforcement personnel as well as the general public. Dates: May 9-13, 2014.

Le Tour de Femme (Cary, North Carolina)

Women’s-only cycling event to raise money for cancer research. Distance options of  15 miles, 31.2 miles, or 62.4 miles. Benefits UNC Health Care and Livestrong Foundation. Date: Oct. 11, 2014.

Macon County Conservation Foundation (Illinois)

Prairie Pedal is a bike ride to raise funds to enable the Foundation to continue its education and preservation projects and environmental education. Three options are offered — 15, 40 or 62 miles. The $25 registration covers rest stop snacks, T-shirt and an after-party. Leaves from Rock Springs Conservation Area, Decatur, Illinois. Date: Sept. 28, 2014.

Maryland Brain Injury (Westminster, MD)

The Eat a Peach Challenge Bike Ride is an annual event that raises money for the Brain Injury Association of Maryland. Westminster. Date: Aug. 9, 2014.

Meals to Wheels (Puyallup, WA)

Six bike routes wind through Pierce County, covering distances of 10 to 75 miles. Benefits St. Leo Food Connection. Date: June 21, 2014.

National Life Group (Vermont)

Harpoon Point to Point — The ride raises funds and awareness for the Vermont Foodbank. Three options of 100, 50 or 25 miles. Starts at Harpoon Point Brewery in Windsor. Post ride party with showers, BBQ, entertainment and brews. Date: August. 9, 2014

NorCal AIDS Challenge (Sacramento)

This is the sixth year for the 330-mile bike ride in Central California to benefit HIV/AIDS services in the Sacramento Valley. There’s also a shorter weekend option. Online support for training and fund-raising. Dates: May 15-18, 2014

Obliteride (Seattle)

The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center benefits from this charity bike ride launched in 2013. Four mileage options are offered; 25, 50, 100 and 180 (2 days with an overnight say at University of Puget Sound in Tacoma).   Dates: Aug. 8-10, 2014 (pre-ride party on Aug. 8 at Gas Works Park in Seattle.).

AIDS Services Foundation of Orange County

OC Ride for AIDS  – Oct. 25, 2014 This charity ride for the AIDS Services Foundation gives cyclists three options — 30, 62 or 100 miles. All the loops begin and end at William R. Mason Regional Park, Shelter 6, and include the Pacific Coast Highway and the Back Bay Bike Trail.

Oregon Supported Living Program (Eugene, Ore.)

Pedal for People – May 10, 2014  The Oregon Supported Living Program presents the Pedal for People Metric Century Ride. Bike ride options of 100k, 60k and 2k start and at Armitage Park in Eugene. The ride benefits adults with developmental disabilities. Luncheon with entertainment follows; also prizes.

Pablove Across America (Austin, TX, to New Orleans, LA)

Pablove Across America is a charity bike ride to support children with cancer. In 2014, the group is sponsoring a bike tour from Austin to New Orleans. Pablove websiteDates: Oct. 17-23, 2014.

Pan-Mass Challenge (Massachusetts)

This is the nation’s biggest endurance sports fund-raiser; 4,300 cyclists raised $35 million for Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in 2008. The bike-a-thon participants have a choice of nine different rides, including the original two-day Sturbridge to Provincetown route. Dates: Aug. 2-3, 2014.

PASA’s Bike Fresh, Bike Local Ride (Pennsylvania)

A choice of 25-, 50-, or 75-mile bike rides through rolling Chester County farmland. Proceeds benefit the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture. Post ride lunch of locally grown foods and locally crafted beer. Starts and ends at Victory Brewing in Downington. Date: Sept. 21, 2014

Park-2-Park Montana  (Montana)

The ride is a fund-raiser for programs of Court Appointed Special Advocates, who support neglected and abused children in Montana’s courts. Bicyclists will ride a new across-state, north-south route from Glacier National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 2012. The 418-mile ride in western Montana is fully supported and open to just 50 cyclists. Dates: Sept. 7-13, 2014.

Pedal the Cause (St. Louis, MO)

The event raises money to fund cancer research at Siteman Cancer Center, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine and St. Louis Children’s Hospital. Options of 53 and 23 miles.  Date: Sept. 27-28, 2014.

Pedal the Cause (San Diego, CA)

The event supports UC-San Diego Moores Cancer Center, Salk Institute, and Sanford Burnham Medical Research Institute. Dates: Sept. 20-21, 2014.

Pedaling Paths to Independence (California)

Pedaling Paths to Independence – Feb. 22, 2014 Two options of 65 and 25 miles are offered for this ride that starts and ends in Linden. Includes post-ride meal. Proceeds go to Community Center for the Blind and the Visually Impaired.

Pelotonia (Ohio)

A major cancer fund-raiser ride for the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center-James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute. Six different ride options are offered for one or two days. All rides start in Columbus.  Dates: August 8-10, 2014 

Refuge International (Texas)

Chainge the World Bike Ride in Gilmer, Texas, raises money for Refuge International, which develops programs providing adequate health care, nutrition, clean water and education in Central America. Bike ride options of 10, 20, 40 and 60 miles (100km). Date: May 3, 2014.

Ride for Autism (New Jersey)

Raises funds and awareness for Autism New Jersey. Routes of 10 miles to 120 miles designed by the Jersey Shore Touring Society bicycle club. Starts at Brookdale Community College, Lindale, NJ. Date: June 7, 2014.

The Ride to a Wish (North Carolina)

Cyclists can choose a between a 33-, 50- or 100-mile bike ride starting at Tyrell Hall in Columbia, North Carolina. After ride showers, food and party. Donations benefit the Make-a-wish Foundation of Eastern North Carolina, which is planning to grant four wishes this year. Maximum 150 riders. Date: 

Rodman Ride for Kids (Massachusetts)

Cyclist choose a bike ride option in southeastern Massachusetts (Foxboro) to raise funds for various children’s charities, including those that treat autism, brain injuries and other special needs. Date: September 20, 2014.

Save-a-Limb Ride (Baltimore)

Choose between a metric century, 30-, 15-, or 6-mile ride for this charity bike ride to raise money for the Save-A-Limb Fund, established in 2001 and supports the fight to save limbs from amputation and provide hip and knee replacements to patients in the US and abroad.  Presented for the Ruben Institute for Advanced Orthopedics at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore. Ride rolls out from Oregon Ride State Park.  Date: Oct. 18, 2014

Seacoast Bike Tour (New Hampshire)

A one- or two-day bicycle ride between Portsmouth and Ogunquit, New Hampshire, to raise funds for Breathe New Hampshire’s programs to improve air quality and lung health. Cyclists in the 26th annual tour can choose three options on Saturday (25, 42 or 56 miles) and two on Sunday (35 or 53 miles). Dates: May 17-18, 2014.

Spokes for Folks – Seattle 

A fund-raiser for Senior Housing Assistant Group (SHAG) features ride options of 40-, and 8-mile round trips or a 1/2-mile loop on local trails. Ride starts at Tukwila Community Center, 12424 42nd Ave. South. Stocked rest stops along the way, as well as BBQ and entertainment at the finish. DateSept. 13, 2014

Tour de Blue (Alabama)

Sixth annual bicycle ride starts at 65-acre Red Diamond Corporate Campus in Moody. Several exciting new cycling routes are offered (50, 75, 100 miles) with periodic rest stops and full SAG support. Post-ride lunch provided by Jim ‘N Nick’s Bar-B-Q. Supports Urology Health Foundation and its prostate cancer and awareness efforts across Alabama. Date: April 27, 2013.

Tour de Palm Springs (California)

One of the earliest charity rides of the year is also one of the biggest. Distances of 5 to 100 miles. Raises money for some 75 nonprofits in the Coachella Valley. Pasta feed and bike expo night before. Date: Feb. 14, 2015.

Tour de Pink (California)

Young Survival Coalition is sponsoring a charity bike ride for young women diagnosed with breast cancer. The 3-day ride rolls out from Paso Robles to Point Mugu.  Dates: Oct. 17-19, 2014

Tour des Trees — The bike tour comes to Wisconsin for 583 miles of bicycling. The loop ride starts and ends in Milwaukee. Plant trees and visit tree research locations. Fund-raiser for Tree Fund. . Dates: July 27 – Aug. 2, 2014.

Tour de Whatcom (Washington) Three mileage options — 25, 50 and 105 miles — for this bike ride that benefits the Boys and Girls Clubs of Whatcom County. Starts in Bellingham and tours lakes and rivers while in sight of snow-capped Mount Baker. Date: July 26, 2014.

Tour de Whidbey The bike ride features mileage options of 30, 40, 50 or 100 miles, as well as a flat 10-mile route for beginners. Rides start at either Greenbank Farm or Coupeville Middle/High School. Well-stocked rest stops are located about every 15 miles. Proceeds will go toward purchase of state-of-the-art imaging technology essential for minimally invasive surgical procedures on the knee, shoulder and hips at Whidbey General Hospital. Date: Sept. 20, 2014.

Tour du Rouge (Texas-Louisiana)

This is a fund-raiser for the American Red Cross that was routed to roll through areas damaged by Hurricane Katrina. Since that time, Hurricane Gustav and Hurricane Ike have wreaked havoc in that region. This is a new bike tour that covers 526 miles in six days. That route goes from Humble to Beaumont to Cameron, La., Abbeville, La., to Morgan City, to Gonzalez, La., to NewOrleans. Entry fee is $100; must raise an addition $2,500. Dates: May 9-14, 2014.

 Tri-State Trek

This charity bike ride for treatment of Lou Gehrig’s disease — Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) — rolls out 270 miles from Newton, Mass., to Greenwich, Conn. Cyclists can ride all three days, or just one or two. Dates: July 27-29, 2014. (Registration opens Dec. 15, 2013.)

West Yellowstone-Old Faithful Bicycle Tour is a fundraiser for several local charities in West Yellowstone, Montana. The National Park Service caps the ride at 350 participants for the 60-mile up and back ride to Old Faithful. The ride coincides National Public Lands Day, when no admission is required. Date: Sept. 20, 2014.

There are hundreds of local fund-raisers rides as well. In the Northwest and Pacific Coast, find the list of fund-raising rides among the calendars of bicycling events in California, Washington, Oregon and Idaho.

Let me know if I’ve missed anything, and I’ll include it on the list. See my email in upper right.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/charity-bicycle-rides/

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  1. Nan Rumsey

    19th Holstein Hundred Bike and Walk August 18, 2012 Petaluma CA
    Benefit for West Marin Senior Services.
    Come walk/ride the 19th Annual Holstein Hundred Charity Bike Ride and Walk/Hike, Sat., August 18, 2012. Register online: http://www.wmss.org/holstein

    New 6-mile walking/hiking event from Petaluma JUNIOR High to Helen Putnam Regional Park for beautiful panoramic vistas of Holstein cows and a vintage oak tree with a hole in the trunk. Return to Petaluma JUNIOR High for the meal and music among friends.

    Choose the right distance: 100, 65, 30, or 15-mile route winding along the Marin and Sonoma coast, Tomales Bay and rolling hills with happy Holstein cows and enjoy locally grown and baked food, begins/ends at Petaluma JUNIOR High, Petaluma, CA 94952

    Call West Marin Senior Services 415/ 663-8148
    Our mission is helping seniors live long, live well and live at home.

  2. Jackie Tyson

    Great compilation of information! I’ve always wondered if anyone had a good list of charity rides from across the country. I can think of a few more, but you covered the big ones. Thanks!

  3. sonya thomas

    tour de troit is a fun ride in Detroit, Michigan. It takes place late September.

  4. Kerry Crawford

    Love this site…very comprehensive and well written. I’d like to add another charity ride:

    The Edible Pedal 100™ is a recreational yet challenging century bike ride that showcases Northern Nevada and features outstanding locally sourced food at the rest stops and post-ride barbecue. There is something for every rider. Families with young children and cyclists seeking a taste of an organized ride will relish the leisurely 10-mile route through picturesque Washoe Valley. Those interested in a respectable ride will like the 50-mile loop, which includes a trek along bucolic country drives and through rustic towns. Serious roadies ready for a solid challenge will be thrilled with the 100-mile ride, which features a lung-searing, thigh-burning, climb up Kingsbury Grade from Carson Valley to Lake Tahoe.
    Participants will savor mouthwatering local food and drink sourced by partner edible Reno-Tahoe magazine, which celebrates and supports the local food community. Local farmers, ranchers, vintners, brewers, bakers and other food artisans will contribute to the event.

    The objective of the Edible Pedal 100 is to raise funds to benefit the youth, seniors and disadvantaged of Northern Nevada and the world community. Last year Reno Sunrise Rotary helped support Urban Roots Garden Classrooms, Rotary Youth Exchange, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, local high school culinary scholarships, local high school speech and music contests, 4-H, Reno High School Urban Garden, Washoe HAM radio operators, local trail advocates, WCSD Middle School Leadership Program, Senior Flu Shot Day and numerous projects at Virginia Palmer Elementary School.

    Ride Hard. Eat Well. Give Back.
    http://www.ediblepedal100.org
    775 393-9158
    ride@ediblepedal100.org

  5. Kate

    5th Annual Wediko Century Ride!
    September 15, 2012
    Start in Windsor, NH end in Boston, MA.

    The ride is a 100-mile (62 mi & 25 mi routes available) bike ride from Windsor, NH through the beautiful Monadnock region to Boston’s historic South End.
    The ride benefits Wediko Children’s Services, who has been restoring hope in the lives of children and families for over 75 years. Money raised by the ride are directed towards “green” projects within Wediko.

    Come join us in Restoring Hope Together!

  6. Marilyn Anthony

    This is a great list that should include a shout out to cyclists in the Tri-state area of PA, NJ, and DE, though riders from everywhere are welcome. Sunday Sept 23, 2012 is the 5th Annual “Bike Fresh, Bike Local” ride in Chester Co PA. “Bike Fresh” offers a choice of 25, 50 or 75 mile rides through some of the most spectacular farmland on the east coast, or the planet. PASA’s longtime member Victory Brewing hosts the event, and puts on a sumptuous post-ride lunch of local foods and award winning craft beer (for riders 21 or older). Proceeds benefit PASA (Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture) whose work promotes and support family farms. To register, visit http://www.pasafarming,org. Awesome ride, amazing lunch, great cause to support.

  7. Stacey Weigel

    September 22nd, 2012: Oregon Ridge Park, Hunt Valley, MD. Cyclists will ride a 12, 25 or a 62.5 mile (Metric Century) route. Runners will participate in a 5K, USATF Sanctioned Race and a USATF Certified Course. Walkers will participate in a non-timed, family-friendly 5K Walk. Cyclists and Runners/Walkers will enjoy event tee shirts, rest stops with refreshments, and a post-ride celebration Crab Feast/Cookout at The Family Festival. With every mile you ride, run or walk, you can raise money to help individuals and families with Leukemia and other blood cancers. Registration Fees (includes event tee shirt and Family Festival)
Before August 15: $40, August 15 to September 15: $50,September 15-September 22: $70 Student Discount with Student I.D.:
Before August 15: $30, August 15 to September 15: $40, September 15-September 22: $60.

  8. Cathy Balach

    TOUR DE FUZZ (“A Ride with Sonoma County’s Finest”) is a unique and awesome charity bicycle ride taking place in Santa Rosa, CA on Sept 8th…… Ride one of 3 stunning options through the rolling hills of Sonoma County wine country: Half-Metric (50K), Metric Century (100K), and Full Century – also known as Enthusiast, Roadie and Commando……

    Tour de Fuzz is a fundraiser for the Law Enforcement Chaplaincy Foundation, providing support for the community in times of crisis. We encourage fundraising and sponsorship for this wonderful charitable event – and offer fundraising incentives and prizes to knock your socks off. You can fundraise $100 to ride any length! …….

    Tour de Fuzz has it all: full SAG, terrific rest stops with tasty treats, a fabulous post-ride BBQ with Lagunitas beer and Sonoma County wines, outstanding music, swag bags, a pool and showers, and the nicest people this side of the yellow line…… There will be SWAT, K9, Bomb Squad demos and more — and you can buy tickets for the BBQ party only so family members not riding can also come and join the festivities!…… Check out the TOUR DE FUZZ WEBSITE to register and for more info including info on visiting Sonoma County. Ride is capped at 1,000 riders!

  9. Sharon Strickler

    Please update our post. We are gearing up for the 5th annual NE Parkinson’s Ride in Old Orchard Beach Maine. 100% of the proceeds go directly to the Michael J. Fox Foundation to find a cure for Parkinson Disease. This year we are holding the event on September 8,2012. We are looking for riders and volunteers please go to our website neparkinsonsride.com to register.
    Thank You!

  10. Debbie Dodd

    Hi,
    I’d like to get our ride listed on your website.

    Cycle the WAVE 5th Annual Ride is September 16th

    Cycle the WAVE is an all-women’s cycling experience benefiting domestic violence programs in Washington State. Four rides to accommodate all levels: Little Sister 12mi, girly Girl 25mi, Middle Sister 42mi and the Burly Girl. We will pamper you with girly gift bags, sassy tees, plenty of food, mechanic support and a special spa stop to complete your day. Check out last year’s video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUbbb74WtWI Register at http://www.cyclethewave.org

    Let me know if you would like more info or an article.

  11. Marjie Hancock

    We just launched a new product that’s perfect for avid bikers.

    Like to find out about advertising on your site or talk to you further about opportunities.

    Marjie Hancock
    Footbrake.net
    740 739 1332

  12. Pixie Hicks

    HOT HUNDRED…the Hottest Ride in the South!
    July 27, 2013
    Tuscaloosa, AL.
    Benefitting the Tuscaloosa Community Mental Health Task Force

    Distance options of 29, 36, 52, 701, and 103 are offered.
    Headquarters: University of Alabama Rec Center
    Your ride will begin with a cruise through the beautiful University of Alabama campus. Ride past Denny Chimes and Bryant-Denny Stadium.
    Campus Police will escort you through campus and hand off to The Tuscaloosa Police for escort down University Blvd., past Capitol Park, and out to Sanders Ferry Rd. These first dozen miles offer a flat warm-up for a century ride…or a scenic out-and-back of 29 miles, followed by an afternoon at the Rec Center pool.
    Longer-distance cyclists will travel through the rolling hills of rural West Central Alabama, enjoying the remote and lightly traveled back-roads of Greene County. Ride through small communities with quaint names like Romulus, Jena, Mantua, Lewiston, Snoddy, and Ralph.
    Riding back to campus, no matter what distance you’ve chosen, will bring you down Jack Warner Parkway with beautiful views of Tuscaloosa’s Riverwalk park and the Black Warrior River.
    7 well-stocked Rest Stops and 7 SAG vehicles.
    Join us Friday evening at VeloCity Pro Cycle for packet pick-up and Pre-Ride Party!

  13. Courtney Coffman

    Camphill communities in Chester County will host the seventh annual Camphill Challenge cycling event on Sunday, October 20. Camphill Special School, Camphill Village Kimberton Hills, and Camphill Soltane provide life sharing and educational opportunities for children, youth, and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

    The bike rideoffers fifty, twenty-five, and ten mile courses for all ages and ability levels. A special Family Fun Ride will take participants to Beaver Farm, a working farm with livestock that is part of Camphill Special School.

    Cyclists will wend their ways through Chester County during peak autumn foliage with astounding views of horse farms, historic homes, and covered bridges. A picnic and live music will round out the day.

    Proceeds of the Camphill Challenge benefit the three Camphill communities in Chester County. For more information about the Camphill Challenge, to register for the ride, or become a sponsor, contact Courtney Coffman at 610.469.9236 or ccoffman@camphillspecialschool.org or visit camphillchallenge.org.

  14. Stephani

    How do i get this ride listed on your website?

    1. Michelle Udicious

      Please include our event. on this site…
      4th Annual Charity Bike Ride to benefit St. Luke’s Hospice

      New location – Ride the D & L Trail this year! 18 and 36 mile route options!

      Date: Saturday, May 3
      Time: 10 am
      Location: Lehighton Trailhead

      Route details:
      You will begin your ride south of Jim Thorpe at the Lehighton Trailhead, part of the
      D & L Trail. You’ll ride what might be the most dynamic section of the trail. There are parts when you’ll ride riverside, on the rail-trail, down the canal towpath, and even more civilized paved sections. You’ll see museums, an environmental center, Appalachian Trail crossing, and beautiful vistas of the Blue Mountain, Appalachian Trail and Lehigh Gap.

      No bike? No problem! Loaner bikes and shuttle service will be available through Pocono Biking.

      For more information and to register, please visit: http://www.active.com/event_detail.cfm?event_id=2126257

      Call Michelle Udicious 610 850-2677 for information or questions

  15. Tom Horan

    IT’S SPRING, come to our Charity Bike Ride to be held in Ocean Isle Beach, NC on April 20, 2013 at 9:00 am. All proceeds benefit local food pantry and families in need. This ride is for cyclists of ALL AGES and abilities. There’s a 5 or 10 mile fun ride for kids or seniors which takes place on the island streets for only $20.00 – children under 16 free. For more experienced riders, there will be a 30 and 60 mile ride for only $35.00. Food will be provided for all riders as well as a commemorative T-shirt. Post Ride Festival with food, music and bike decorating station. Beach Cruiser Raffle! Register online at Active.com or contact 910-579-5994 or tom.horan@atmc.net for a copy of our mail-in registration form.

  16. Kirsten Kaufman/PDXK Productions

    Here’s a link to a video from the perspective of a first-time rider in the 2012 Amgen People’s Coast Classic for the Arthritis Foundation.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NioiCfOoVPs&feature=share&list=PLtCD-Y5pzkFdNfXQt2W8uFJuY1DNSu9O7
    This year’s ride is Sept. 8 – 13.

  17. mark

    Greenville, SC
    May 11, 2013
    BI-LO Charity Ride
    Registration
    http://www.go-greenevents.com

    Feature ride is 72 miles and 5000ft of climbing. There is also a 20,30 and 50 mile ride
    All proceeds go to Hidden Treasures School for Special Needs Children

  18. Jan Tepper

    The 2013 Tour de Whidbey is a charity ride for Whidbey General Hospital. choose between 100, 50, 40, or 30 mile routes. Or, for beginners and families, there’s a virtually flat 10 mile route. Proceeds from this year’s event will be used to purchase a new MRI Scan System for the hospital.

    This is a well supported ride with break stations every 10-15 miles, friendly volunteers, and beautiful (and challenging) terrain.

    Approximately 500 riders are expected to participate.

    1. Michelle Suggs

      Enjoy beautiful Whidbey Island.
      Our routes have been selected to showcase our scenic and varied island
      terrain. Our volunteers are known for their hospitality. Join us for
      breakfast, breakstations every 12-15 miles and a post-ride chili feed.
      Riders have their choice of 10, 30, 40, 50 and 100 mile routes.
      ■ The 100 mile Century ride is considered one of the most challenging
      in the State.
      ■ The shorter 30, 40 & 50 mile routes are perfect for intermediate
      riders, offering the same incredibly scenic Whidbey Island vistas with
      less elevation change.
      ■ The 10 mile route is a virtually flat ride in a gorgeous pastoral/coastal
      setting. Ideal for beginners and families with children.
      This Tour raises funds annually to purchase medical equipment for our
      community hospital. The goal this year is the purchase of state-of-the-art
      imaging technology essential for minimally invasive surgical procedures
      on the knee, shoulder and hips.
      The perfect
      end of summer ride!
      Saturday, September 20, 2014
      http://www.tourdewhidbey.com

  19. Daphne Mack

    Multiple Sclerosis Hope for a Cure, Flywheel, and the New York City Southern New York Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society have parterned for an exciting indoor cycling event to raise awareness and critical funds for Multiple Sclerosis research.

    MS Spin for a Cure will be held Sunday, July 21, 2013 from 7-11 p.m. at Flywheel Upper West Side located at 470 Columbus Ave. (between 82nd and 83rd St.). Proceeds will support the National MS Society’s NOW campaign for research. Visit http://www.mshopeforacure.org/events/2013-spin-details

  20. Morgan

    The Ride to Defeat ALS is a one-day, fully-supported cycling event taking place Sunday, September 29, 2013 that raises funds to fight Lou Gehrig’s disease. The ALS Association Massachusetts Chapter is excited to offer a 10, 25, 50 and 70 mile ride starting and finishing at the Longfellow Club in Wayland, MA. There is a $75 registration and a $250 fundraising minimum. Register Today and support our local ALS community!
    Website: http://www.rideals.org
    Email: ride@als-ma.org
    Longfellow Club, 524 Boston Post Road, Wayland, MA 01778
    Phone: 781-255-8884

    The Ride to Defeat ALS is a one-day, fully-supported cycling event taking that raises funds to fight Lou Gehrig’s disease. The ALS Association Massachusetts Chapter is excited to offer a 10, 25, 50 and 70 mile rides. $75 Registration Fee and $250 Fundraising Minimum.
    The ALS Association Massachusetts Chapter
    315 Norwood Park South,1st Floor
    Norwood, MA 02062
    Phone (781) 255-8884

  21. Jessica

    Hi there,
    I’d like to add our event to your event calendar and hope you can join us!

    Fight Hunger in Vermont! Ride the Harpoon Point to Point Presented by National Life Group!
    Choose from a 100, 50 or 25 mile fully supported bike ride that starts and finishes at the Harpoon Brewery! Post ride party has hot showers, BBQ, live music and brewery fresh beer!
    http://www.harpoonpointtopoint.com for more info!

  22. Jessica Kaing

    Hello,
    Please update your page with our upcoming event, we hope to join you on your event calendar!

    Huntsman 140 Bike Ride (Salt Lake City, UT)

    Saturday Jun 21 – 8:00am
    Provided at Registration

    Join the Huntsman 140 fundraising bike ride on June 21, 2014. There are 25, 50, 75, and 140-mile ride options, with all fundraising and proceeds benefiting Huntsman Cancer Institute. Entry fee is $35 and each rider is encouraged to raise $500 through Huntsman Cancer Foundation. This ride features a mass finish and celebration at the steps of Huntsman Cancer Institute.
    Location: Huntsman Cancer Institute. Information and registration available at http://www.huntsman140.com

  23. Alyssa Hancock

    We are having an upcoming ride for the AIDS Services Foundation of
    Orange County, Ca. We would love to be listed in your calendar. Here
    is our information:

    Date: Saturday October 25

    Ride start and end location: William R Mason Regional Park, Shelter 6,
    18712 University Dr, Irvine CA 92612

    Contact: Carolyn Spivak
    Director of Events & Community Outreach

    AIDS Services Foundation
    17982 Sky Park Circle Suite J Irvine CA 92614
    Ph: 949 809 5750
    cspivak@ocasf.org

    Taste of OCRA 30 mile route

    Metric Century 62 mile route

    Century 100 mile route

    Event description:

    The Orange County Ride for AIDS 5 is Orange County’s most supported
    and enjoyable charity ride event! There are 3 routes to choose from:
    The Taste of OCRA 30 Mile Route, Metric Century 62 Mile Route and
    Century 100 Mile Route. OCRA includes an inspiring opening ceremony,
    delicious breakfast, Pit-Stops and Technical Support on the routes,
    support vehicles and sweeps to ensure everyone is safe and that no one
    get’s left behind, a delicious lunch, OCRA cupcakes, massage stations
    and fun Post Ride Festival

  24. Judy Froom

    Please add our event to your calendar.
    The I Care Classic Bike Tour

    May 10th, 2014.

    We have 5 different routes that takes into account all levels of fitness. This is a very well supported ride that goes through beautiful South Santa Clara County. This is not a pledge ride. The registration fee includes a continental breakfast, rest stops with home baked cookies, fruit, sports drink, trail mix, etc., BBQ lunch and sundae bar after the ride, and a commemorative t-shirt. This is a bike ride put on by bike riders.
    We are a Lions Club and a non-profit organization. All of the proceeds go toward buying glasses for need children.
    The website is icareclassic.org or 408-782-6287 Judy

  25. Sean G

    We would like to request that our event please be added to your calendar.

    Cycle Bucks County (cyclebuckscounty.org)

    June 21st, 2014.

    Cycle Bucks County, now in its fourth year, is a one-day charity bicycle tour for riders of all skill levels. Renowned for its beauty and ideal riding conditions, Bucks County provides the perfect backdrop for this early summer cycling tour that attracts hundreds of riders.

    This year’s event will be held on Saturday, June 21, 2014 on the campus of the New Hope-Solebury High School, located at 180 West Bridge Street in New Hope, PA. There will be four rides: 10 miles for kids and families, 25 miles for cycling enthusiasts and then 50 and 60 mile rides for serious cyclists through the scenic roads of Bucks County. Rest stops and SAG support are provided on all routes.

    The days events include:
    • An Antique Bicycle Show.
    • Kid’s activities include arts and crafts and face-painting.
    • Free t-shirt to all pre-registered riders.
    • Continental breakfast and light lunch.
    • A raffle with many great prizes including the chance to win one of two new Fuji bicycles.

    This year we have chosen The Heart Institute of Doylestown Hospital as the beneficiary of the 2014 ride, to honor the memory of Tara L. Riedley, who passed away suddenly and tragically from an undiagnosed heart condition in 2008. The Cycle Bucks County ride is organized by the Tara L. Riedley Foundation in association with the New Hope-Solebury Community Association.

    New Hope – Solebury Community Association
    215-862-5665
    info@cyclebuckscounty.org

    Thank you!!

  26. Meghan

    Hello – Great calendar! Could we add our event to it? Here is our info. Please email with any questions! Thank you.

    The Pain in the Mass Tour
    September 20-21, 2014
    http://www.paininthemass.org

    Option between the one-day century or the two-day tour. Can ride as an individual or as part of a team!

    All proceeds of the Pain in the Mass Tour benefit The Home Away Fund. The Home Away Fund is a fund within the Tyler Foundation that focuses on improving the quality of the families’ lives while caring for their child with epilepsy at Children’s Hospital Boston and UMass Memorial Children’s Medical Center. ​

    ​The Home Away Fund focuses on providing the families that have a child with EPILEPSY that are at the hospital for extended stays a more suitable living environment. We do this by providing both the simplest of needs such as toothpaste and hair detangler for after their EEGs to upgrades in the living and play areas within the hospital including new overnight beds, upgraded entertainment facilities, and updated books, movies and games.

  27. John Grcina

    The link you have associated with the Napa Ride to Defeat ALS is connecting with the 2013 website. This is the current link – http://webgw.alsa.org/site/TR?fr_id=9960&pg=entry

    1. Gene Bisbee

      Thanks, John. I changed it.

  28. Sarah Chromy

    Hello—could I ask that you update information on the following Bike MS rides in the PNW, please? Thanks very much!

    Sarah Chromy, Communications Manager, National MS Society, Greater Northwest Chapter, 406-252-5927, press 1 then ext. 40235 (w); 206-407-4392 (c); Sarah.Chromy@nmss.org

    [change name of Washington ride from "Bike MS: Ride in Washington (Mount Vernon) Dates: Sept. 6-7, 2014" to:]
    Bike MS: Deception Pass Classic 2014 (Mount Vernon, WA) Dates: Sept. 6-7, 2014

    [change name and date of Inland/Idaho ride from "Bike MS: Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes 2014 Date: Sept. 16-17, 2014" to:]
    Bike MS: Cycle the Silver Valley 2014 (Kellogg, ID) Dates: Sept. 13-14, 2014

    [and could you please add the Montana ride with link provided?]
    Bike MS: Ride the Sky 2014 (Bozeman, MT) Dates: Aug. 16-17, 2014
    http://bikewas.nationalmssociety.org/site/TR/Bike/WASBikeEvents?fr_id=23828&pg=entry

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