Charity Bicycle Rides

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2017


Want to ride for a reason this year? There are hundreds of major bike rides sponsored by various 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

24 Foundation (formerly 24 Hours of Booty )
Participants ride a closed course for 24 hours to raise money to support patient navigation and survivorship programs in cancer care. In 2017, events in Indianapolis, IN – June 23-24, 2017, Charlotte, NC – July 28-29, 2017, and Baltimore, MD – September 23-24, 2017

American Diabetes Association Tour de Cure

The Tour de Cure 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 2017 are listed by state at the website. These are just a few:

  Connecticut Tour de Cure — Five route options of 7 to 100 miles leaves from the Durham Fairgrounds. Date: June 11, 2017

 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 15-16, 2017

Tour de Cure – Oregon/SW Washington – Five options between 5 and 100 miles. All leave from Hillsboro Stadium. Date: July 29, 2017

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 21, 2017

Tour de Cure – Spokane — Five options, comprising a family friendly 4 miles, and 12, 25, 50 and 100 miles. Meets at Northern Quest Resort & Casino. Date: June 17, 2017

Tour de Cure – California — There are 5 Tour de Cure bike rides listed for California in 2017. They are: Del Mar – April 29;  Long Beach  May 1; Palo Alto – June 11;   Yountville – May 7; Rocklin – May 20; and Los Angeles, June 10. Others to be announced.

Also:
Ride 2 Defeat Diabetes (R2D2)September Route options of 10, 25 and 60 miles for participants for this bike ride benefiting diabetes programs at the NorthBay’s Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology. Starts at VacaValley Hospital, 1000 Nut Tree Road, Vacaville.

Ride 4 DiabetesAug. 26, 2017 The charity ride for American Diabetes Association features options of 90k, 60k, 18k and Bunny routes in the West Valley of Santa Clara County. SAG, sweep, and rest stops on all routes. Lunch, entertainment and vendors are provided at the staging area DeAnza College, Cupertino.

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 celebrates 31st year in 2015. Options of 10, 26, 60, and 100 miles. Date: May

Cycle the Seacoast (Portsmouth NH) — Date: May 7, 2017

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 20, 2017

Reach the Beach (Washington) — Ride stars in four locations: Lacey, Olympia, Elwood or Cosmopolis.  Date:  Sept. 30, 2017

Autumn Escape Bike Trek (Massachusetts) — A 2 2- or 3-day bike tour from Plymouth to Provincetown.  Dates: September 22-24, 2017.

Arthritis Foundation

Bike Classic – Oregon — 3 or 6-days of cycling through Oregon from the rolling hills of wine county to the rugged coast. Benefits Arthritis Foundation. Dates: Sept. 16 – 22, 2017.

California Coast Classic Bike Tour — The bike ride takes place over 8 days and covers 525 miles along the coast on Highway 1 from San Francisco to Los Angeles. Benefits the Arthritis Foundation. Dates: Sept. 9-16, 2017 

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 — June 3, 2017; Carmel to San Simeon, CA — Sept. 9, 2017 and Miami — Nov. 17, 2017.

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)

The Boob Ride (California and Pennsylvania)
Charity bike ride for the Susan G. Komen 3 Day Walk, the Avon 39 Walk to End Breast Cancer, and the Young Survival Coalition. Presented by FUN 4 GOOD, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.

Boob Rides – Orange CountyApril 22, 2017 Two ride options; one ride starts in Irvine and ends in Solano Beach, the other starts and ends in Solano Beach.

Climate Ride (Washington, NYC-DC,  California, Montana)

Four Climate Rides will be offered in 2017. 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: Death Valley National Park Feb. 25 – March 2, 2017; California Central Coast – June 9-13, 2017; Glacier Ride (Glacier National Park, MT) – July 18-23, 2017; San Juan Islands – Olympics (Washington) – Aug. 3-7, 2017.

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 CF Cycle for Life. There, you will find dozens of charity bike rides. Check early to register. Among those that are coming up…

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

Half Moon BayJune 17, 2017, Sacramento Oct. 14, 2017;

Oregon

Portland (Beaverton) — July 15, 2017

Washington state

Cycle for Life (Woodinville/Seattle) — July 29, 2017

Tri Cities CF Cycle for Life (Richland)  — Aug. 12, 2017

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

GYGIG raises awareness of Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis and related conditions through cycling events. Over the past 11 years, 25 rides in 6 states have raised more than $1.5 million. In 2015, 1 or 2 day options are offered; 100, 62.5, or 30 miles on Saturday and 10 or 30 miles on Sunday.

New JerseyJune 25, 2016

New York — Hudson River Valley June 11, 2016

Ohio — Sandusky (date to be announced)

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 9-15, 2017.

 

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. Dates: May 13-14, 2017

 

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

The foundation raises funds for Type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes) research through a number of “JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes” bike rides:

Loveland, CO — Aug. 24-27, 2017

Amelia Island, FL — Oct. 5-8, 2017

Saratoga Springs, NY — Sept. 14-17, 2017

La Crosse, WI — Aug. 10-13, 2017

Tucson, AZ Nov. 16-19, 2017

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.

5 Boro Bike Tour, NY — May 7, 2017

Ryan Phua Memorial Kid’s Bike Ride, Burlingame, CA — June 25, 2017

Livestrong Challenge, TX  Oct. 16, 2017

MS Bike Rides (National Multiple Sclerosis Society)

The MS Bike Rides sponsor more than 100 bike tours in the US . 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 Explore Willamette Valley (OR) Date: Aug. 4, 2017

Bike MS: Ride the Sky 2015 (Bozeman, MT) Dates: Aug. 20, 2016

Bike MS: Deception Pass Classic (Mount Vernon, WA) Deception Pass Classic is a two-day journey through Skagit, Whatcom and Island Counties Dates: Sept. 9-10, 2017

Bike MS: Cycle the Silver Valley (Two days, Kellogg, ID) Date: Sept. 16, 2017

Bike MS: Coastal Challenge (Pasadena, CA) Date: March 25, 2017

Bike MS: Waves to Wine Ride (One or two days, San Francisco) Date: Sept. 23-24, 2017

National Psoriasis Foundation

The National Psoriasis Foundation schedules rides in 2017 in Chicago, Coronado (CA), Hamptons (NY), Napa Valley (CA), New Jersey, Northern Texas, and Willamette Valley (OR).

Team NPF Cycle in the Willamette Valley — June 18, 2017 The ride beginning in Independence Park benefits the National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF). Options of 10, 30 & 62 miles, followed by lunch, refreshments and live music.

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. See Tour of Sufferlandia, a 10-day indoor charity trainer ride beginning Feb. 4, 2017.

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. 9, 2017

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 2017: Davis, California — June 10, 2017; Southern California — March 4, 2017; Dallas, Texas — April 1, 2017; Chicago, Illinois — July 23, 2017; Philadelphia — Oct. 15, 2017; Orlando — Nov. 12, 2017.

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 8, 2017 Bicyclists can chose 25-, 50, or 100-mile options for this fund-raiser charity ride that starts in Mt. Angel, near Salem.  Benefits efforts to fight Lou Gehrig’s disease

Napa Valley Ride to Defeat ALS (Yountville, California) — Sept. 23, 2017

Ride to Defeat ALS (Wayland, MA) — Four cycling routes- 75 miles, 50 miles, 25 miles, and a 10-mile family ride- followed by a lunch and celebration at The Longfellow Club in Wayland. See also ALS Sept. 24, 2017

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

ConnecticutAngel Ride is an awareness and fund-raiser for the Camp Hole in the Wall Gang’s Hospital Outreach Program. Mountain biking and road cycling options. Dates: May 27, 2017.

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.  More than $700 million has been raised since 1988. Look for the Team in Training website from the donation page, or check out the Team in Training webpage and insert your zip code.

Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults (cross-country)

4K for Cancer is a cross-country fund-raising drive for the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults. The 4,000-mile bike routes leave from Baltimore for destinations in Seattle, Portland, San Francisco and San Diego. Participants are chosen on a first-come basis after interviews.

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.

50- Mile Ride (California) Mountain bike ride with options of 50, 25 and 10 miles in the hills east of Irvine. Meets at Foothills Ranch. Date: April 29, 2017

Bike the Drive (Chicago, Ill.) Bike as much of the 30-mile course on Lake View Drive as you like. Course is closed to motor traffic. Date: May 28, 2017

Red-Bell 100 (Washington) A 100-mile ride from Redmond to Bellingham presented in conjunction with the Cascade Bicycle Club. Limited to about 600 cyclists. Minimum pledge. Date: Abandoned for 2017

Rebecca’s Private Idaho A 56- or 94-mile mountain bike course on gravel and dirt roads across the rugged mountainous landscape of Ketchum, Idaho. Led by endurance mountain biker Rebecca Rusch.
Date: September 1-3, 2017

 

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.

Individual charity bicycle rides

Abused and neglected children

Tour de OC — May 20, 2017 Three options of 25, 50 and 100 miles. Begins at Newport Mesa Church on the Vanguard University campus, 55 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa. Supports Royal Family Kids summer camp for abused children.

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 i. This year’s 545-mile ride is scheduled from June 4-10, 2017.

AIDS Ride for Life (New York)

Entering its 17th year, this is a fully supported bike ride around Cayuga Lake in central New York state with 42-, 85- and 100-mile options beginning in Ithaca. Raises funds for Southern Tier AIDS program. Registration begins in March.  Date: Sept. 9, 2017.

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (Pennsylvania) Raises funds to battle childhood cancer

Freedom Ride (Independence, MO) — July 1, 2017

Alex’s Million Mile Run.Walk. Ride. — A collective effort to run, walk, and ride 1 million miles in the month of September to help find a cure for childhood cancer.

Alzheimer’s Association

Ride to End Alzheimers, based in Rye, NH. Benefits the Alzheimer’s Association in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Date: June 24, 2017.

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 27-30, 2017 

ARC (Texas-Louisiana)

 Tour du Rouge – A multi-day bike tour from Houston to New Orleans. The fund-raiser for The ARC, which promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, covers 535 miles of back roads.  Dates: May 7-12, 2017

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: June 17, 2017

Bay Area Outreach & Recreation Program

BORP Revolution Ride — Sept. 23, 2017 Five routes offered through the Sonoma County’s Alexander Valley to raise money for adaptive sports and recreation programs. Options of 5K to 65 miles. Starts at Trentadue Winery in Geyserville. Presented by Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program in Berkeley.

Bike for Sight (Montana)
Options include the Lolo to Hamilton round-trip bike ride on the Bitterroot Trail and a shorter family ride. Benefits the eyesight programs of the Lions Clubs of Missoula and Bitterroot Valley. Date: June 10, 2017

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 24, 2017

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 29, 2017.

Brain Injury Alliance (Connecticut)

Tour of Lights Bike for Thought  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. Date: May 13, 2017

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 2017.

California Bicycle Coalition

California Dream Ride Starts in Folsom along the American River and heads north to Healdsburg via Lake Berryessa and the Napa Valley, along the Russian River and Redwood forests, then back to the coast to San Francisco, ending in Oakland via the ferry. The ride is fully supported (with lodging in hotels), and covers approximately 280 miles over five days.  All funds support the California Bicycle Coalition’s “Bikeways to Everywhere” initiative.  Limited to 50 people.   Dates: Oct. 8-13, 2017 

 

Center for Integrative Care (Boulder, CO)

B Strong Ride celebrates cancer survivors and funds cancer care at the Center for Integrative Care at Boulder Community Hospital and the George Karl Foundation. Four options: mountain loop (69 miles), Red Zinger (38 miles), countryside loop (24 miles) and children’s loop (1 mile). Features a post-ride party. Date: August 12, 2017

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. 23, 2017

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 24, 2017 (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: Sept. 30, 2017

Columbia University Medical Center (NY)

Velocity: Columbia’s Ride to End Cancer offers four options of 10 to 62.5 miles through the Hudson River Valley, ending at Columbia University. Benefits Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center. Date: Oct. 7, 2017

Cycle Adirondacks (NY)

Cycle Adirondacks is a bike tour that winds in and out of the forested Adirondacks Park. Presented by and benefiting the Wildlife Conservation Society, the 500-mile ride begins and ends in Saranac Lake. Shortened 3- and 4-day trips are also possible. Many amenities, includes three gourmet meals a day. Dates: Aug. 18-25, 2017. 

 

Cycle for Sight (Napa Valley, CA) April 22, 2017

Cycle the Seacoast  (American Lung Association) is 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 can choose three options on Saturday (25, 42 or 56 miles) and two on Sunday (35 or 53 miles). Dates: May 7, 2017

 

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. 17, 2017

Cycliad (Georgia, Florida, Alabama)

The 1,300-mile ride by the Deep South Cancer Foundation benefits the UAB Cancer Community Network. As registered riders complete the entire loop, they’ll be joined by participants from local hospital regions. Dates: March 31 – May 7, 2017 (Check website for weekend rides)

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 15-16, 2017

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. 21, 2017

Fargo-Moorhead Rotary Foundation (North Dakota/Minnesota)

FM Rotary Ride – The Flatlander supports the activities of the five Rotary clubs in Fargo, North Dakota, and Moorehead, Minnesota. Four ride options are Miracle Ride (10 miles), Rustad/Sabin Loop (33 miles), Comstock Loop (45 miles) and a Metric Century. Date: Sept. 9, 2017

Franklin Food Bank (New Jersey)

Tour de Franklin Charity Bike Ride benefits the Franklin Food Bank, which provides thousands of food packages to the community. Participants can choose from 7 ride options ranging from 5 miles to 62 miles, all starting at Franklin High School in Somerset. Date: April 30, 2017

Franklin Land Trust (western Massachusetts)

Deerfield Dirt Road Randonnee (D2R2) supports land conservation measures western Massachusetts. Six bike route options on low-traffic roads are offered: 180K, 160K, 115K, 100K, 40-mile Green River Tour & 20 mile Family Ride. Date: Aug.19, 2017

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 30 – Aug. 4, 2017 (or join for first day)

Fuller Center Bike Adventure  Cross-country bicycle ride from Atlantic City, NJ, to Astoria, OR,  or Natchez Trace bike ride 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 to August, 2017

 

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: June24, 2017

 

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: Aug. 19, 2017

Homeless Services (Sonoma, California)

Incarnation 100 The bike ride in Sonoma County benefits homeless services. Options of 100, 62, 45, and 30 miles. Presented by Church of the Incarnation.  2017 registration Date June 10, 2017

Hot Hundred (Alabama)

Hot Hundred (the hottest ride in the South) celebrated 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 30, 2016

Hub on Wheels (Boston)

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

 

Jordan’s RideA ride benefiting Inland Northwest SIDS Foundation & The SUDC Foundation. It starts in Eagle and offers options of 10, 30, 50 and 100 miles. An additional “Insane Century” route offers a serious cyclist a real challenge and is absolutely for the experienced rider. Fully supported, meals and T-shirt. Date: September

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, 2017.

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. (Also see Facebook pageDate: October

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (Florida)

Pedal and Play in Florida — Two-day event in Punta Gorda. Get-acquainted ride on Friday and choice of 4 bike routes on Saturday. Hosted by TEAM Punta Gorda and The Isles Yacht Club. Proceeds benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and TEAM Punta Gorda’s bicycle initiatives. Dates: March 24-25, 2017.

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. (Also see Facebook page) Date: Sept. 24, 2017.

McClean Hospital (Harvard Medical School affiliate, New York)

Eric’s Ride – The Ride for Mental Health — Two days of bicycling around New Paltz, NY. Options of 25, 50 or 100 miles along the Wallkill River Valley and Shawangunk Ridge. A fund-raiser for McClean Hospital for education, research and treatment of mental illness. Dates: June 24-25, 2017

McCourt Foundation  (Massachusetts)

Tour de South Shore — This bike ride offers two route options — 25 and 50 miles — beginning at Wompatuck State Park and travels through the towns of Hingham, Cohasset, Scituate and Norwell. Raises funds for Alzheimer’s and Multiple Sclerosis research. Date Sept. 23, 2017

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 

Miller Children’s Hospital Long Beach (California)

Tour of Long Beach — May 13, 2017 Options include a 5-mile Free Family Fun Ride, the picturesque 30-mile course on the bike paths and streets of Long Beach, the 62-mile through Long Beach to Newport Beach or the 100-mile Cruz Gran Fondo which loops through Long Beach then heads south down the Southern California Coast through Sunset Beach, Huntington Beach, Newport Beach and Laguna Beach. Benefits pediatric cancer research at Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach.

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: Aug. 12, 2017.

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 11-14, 2017

Obliteride (Seattle)

The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center benefits from this charity bike ride launched in 2013. Five mileage options are offered; 10, 25, 50, 100 and 180 (2 days with an overnight stay in Downtown Tacoma). Dates: Aug. 11-13, 2017 (pre-ride party at Gas Works Park in Seattle.).

AIDS Services Foundation of Orange County

OC Ride for AIDS  – 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. Date: October

Oregon Supported Living Program (Eugene, Ore.)

Mohawk Valley Metric Century — May 13, 2017  The Oregon Supported Living Program presents the Pedal for People Metric Century Ride. Bike ride options of 100k, 100k+, 60k and 40k start and at Armitage Park in Eugene. The ride benefits adults with developmental disabilities. Luncheon with entertainment follows; also prizes.

 

Pablove Across America (California)

Pablove Across America — Oct. 1-7, 2017 A 550-mile bike ride from the East Bay to LA. The route heads east into Yosemite and Sequoia national parks ending up in Los Angeles. A fund-raiser to support the battle against childhood cancer.

Pan-Florida Challenge for Hungry Kids Ride (Naples, FL)

Five route lengths (10/30/62/100/180). Rides are fully supported and start at North Collier Regional Park in Naples, FL. Rides include multiple food and water stops and SAG support, 2018 PFC jersey (for 30-mile riders and longer, PFC t-shirt for 10 family fun riders), training programs, local clinics, catered meals, comprehensive online fundraising support, overnight accommodations (for 100 and 180 mile riders), fabulous finish line party, and 2018 PFC medal. Dates: March 10-11, 2018

Pan-Mass Challenge (Massachusetts)

This is the nation’s biggest endurance sports fund-raiser; 5,500 cyclists raised $41 million for Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in 2014. The bike-a-thon participants have a choice of nine different rides, including the original two-day Sturbridge to Provincetown route. Dates: Aug. 5-6, 2017.

Patriot Ride for our Heroes (Indian Wells, CA)

Part of Patriot Weekend. Date: Oct. 21, 2017

 

 

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. 23-24, 2017

Pedal the Cause (San Diego, CA)

The event supports UC-San Diego Moores Cancer Center, Salk Institute, and Sanford Burnham Medical Research Institute. Dates: Nov. 11-12, 2017

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 4-6, 2017 

Peninsula Trail Coalition (Washington state)

Tour de Lavender — Aug. 5, 2017 A metric century and family fun ride that starts at 400 W. Fir St. in Sequim and tours the lavender farms in the vicinity. Part of Pedal Power Weekend that pairs with Ride the Hurricane. Benefits the Peninsula Trails Coalition, which supports the Olympic Discovery Trail.

Pennsylvania Hope Ride (Penn.)

The 3rd Annual American Cancer Society PA Hope Ride rolls out from Hershey to Philadelphia, with an overnight at Kutztown University. The bike ride starts at the Hope Lodge of Central Pennsylvania in Hershey and ends at the AstraZeneca Hope Lodge near Philadelphia. Cyclists can join for one or two days. Fully supported with sag wagons, well-stocked rest and water stops, and volunteer mechanics. Dates: June 24, 2017

Saint Alophonsus Foundation

Pedal for PatientsFour options offered for this bike ride that benefits the Saint Alphonsus Foundation. Four route options of 100, 68, 40 and 20 miles variously take back roads to scenic and historic destinations. Leaves from Fruitland. Date: August

Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC) (Mass)

Charity Bike Ride on Martha’s Vineyard — Pedal for PSC raises money for PSC Partners Seeking a Cure. Features three days of bicycling on the island of Martha’s Vineyard off the southeastern coast of Massachusetts. Lodging at an Edgartown inn. Dates: July 28-30, 2017 (contact Great Freedom Adventures)

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

Ride for AIDS Chicago
The Midwest’s only back-to-back century ride, the event brings together those living with HIV, LGBTQ advocates, amateur cyclists, and endurance athletes to raise funds for HIV services and celebrate human potential. Dates: July 8-9, 2017

Revolutionary Ramble Bicycle Tour (New Jersey)

Options of 10, 25, 35, 50, 65 or 100-mile tours to raise money for EMS squads and bicycle education in the Madison area. Starts at Drew University in Madison.

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 10, 2017

Ride for Hope — June 24, 2017 Raises funds for healthcare for the medically underserved in the Treasure Valley. Bike route options of 19 to 100 miles are offered. Starts and ends in Kuna, near Boise.

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. Also, see Facebook page.  Date: September 23, 2017

Roswell Park Cancer Institute (New York)

Empire State Ride rolls out from New York City to Niagara Falls with overnights in Stony Point, Red Hook, Albany, Utica, Syracuse, Rochester. About 35 to 50 miles a day. Fully supported. A fund-raiser for the Roswell Park Cancer Institute. Dates: July 30 – Aug. 5, 2017

Santa Cruz AIDS Project (California)

Surf City AIDS Ride The fund-raiser for the Santa Cruz AIDS Project has four options of 12 to 100 miles that direct riders south down the coast, through rolling hills, and strawberry fields. Seven rest stops are offered, including the famous Gizdich pie stop. Starts and ends at Santa Cruz County Courthouse. DateOctober

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.  DateOct. 14, 2017

Shasta County (Calif.) Children’s Helmet Use

Wildcat Gran Fondo — Oct. 21, 2017 Ride distances of 15, 25, 50, 70, 106, 126 miles leaving from Palo Cedro Community Park, Palo Cedro CA 96073. Fund-raiser for children’s helmet use in Shasta County.

Special Olympics of Northern California (Martinez)

Bike the Bridges and Craft Beer Festival — June 10, 2017 The fund-raiser for Special Olympics of Northern California offers four options — routes of 25 miles, 50K, 100K, and 100 miles. All routes pass over the Benicia and Carquinez Bridges. Free lunch to riders and discounts to beer festival. Starts at Martinez waterfront.

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. Also see Facebook page. DateJune

Syringa Hospice Foundation (Idaho)

Just for the Hill of It Bike ChallengeJune 3, 2017 A 13-mile bike ride up Old White Bird Grade in Grangeville, followed by lunch at Hammer Creek Recreational Park. Benefits the Syringa Hospice program.

Tour de Blue (Alabama)

Starts at 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 29, 2017

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: Jan. 21, 2017

Tour de Pink

South – Palm Beach County, FL — April 21-23, 2017

East Coast – Bucks County, PA.  Dates: Sept. 16-18, 2017

West Coast – Encinitas, CA Dates: Oct. 14-16, 2017

Taliesin Preservation (Wisconsin)

Tour de Taliesin — May 21, 2016 Benefits efforts to preserve Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin Estate. Two routes — 38-mile ride and the 100-mile ride. The new ride invites cyclists to explore a broad swath of Frank Lloyd Wright territory, starting and ending at his 800-acre Wisconsin River estate, that will offer a challenging ride as well as a memorable gourmet experience.

Tour des Trees (Florida)

The bike tour to benefit the TREE Fund comes to the greater District of Columbia area for daily rides. Fund-raiser for Tree Fund. . Dates: July 30 – Aug. 5, 2017 

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 29, 2017

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: Aug. 19, 2017

Tour du Rouge (Texas-Louisiana)

This is a fund-raiser for the ARC, benefiting people with intellectual and development disabilities. The route rolls from Houston to New Orleans. Dates: May 7-12, 2017

Tri-State Trek (Massachusetts, Connecticut)

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: June 23-25, 2017

West Yellowstone-Old Faithful Bicycle Tour (Montana)

The charity bike ride 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: October

 

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.

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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

  29. Michele

    Hi. I’d like to bike across the country for a chaity however I do not know where to begin. I know which charity I’ll give the proceeds to however, how do I begin this endeavor? Please direct me…
    Thanks,
    Michele

  30. Carolina

    Does anyone know if there’s a nationwide same day charity event or race in Nov. 2014

    Looking for a nationwide charity that can allow our employees volunteer from each of their nationwide locations on the same day for the same cause.

    Please shoot me an e-mail if you do: carolinan@chetu.com

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  33. Jocelyn

    Add the 4K for Cancer through the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults!

  34. Catie Olsen

    Hi there,

    I see you already have Team Hole in the Wall listed with our AngelRide charity ride May 23-24, 2015. The website to register for AngelRide that can be added to that post is http://www.angelride.org/ride/register-now.

    In addition, we have 15 charity entries into the New York City Triathlon on July 19, 2015. Please see https://www.crowdrise.com/TeamHITW2015NYCTri to register.

    We also have a ride called the Camp Challenge Ride, which takes place at The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp on September 12, 2015 in Ashford, Conn. This ride has a 15-, 30-, or 62.5-mile route options. It’s the only ride that starts and finishes at The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp and is for cyclists of all levels, with rest stops, SAG vehicle support, souvenir apparel and a one-of-a-kind finish festival with Camp tours, activities, food and live entertainment! 100% of rider and volunteer fundraising goes toward sending children coping with serious illness to The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp!

    Please visit http://www.holeinthewallgang.org to learn more about how we provide “a different kind of healing” to children and families battling serious illness.

    Thank you so much! Have a great day!

    Best,
    Catie

    Catie Olsen
    Recruitment Coordinator, Team Hole in the Wall
    Catie.Olsen@holeinthewallgang.org
    203-777-0522

  35. Brittany

    Get on your bike and explore the Woonasquatucket River from DownCity Providence to the Scituate Reservoir and back to Waterplace Park.
    We have more options for this, our 6th Annual bike-a-thon fundraiser for the Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council! Ride 62, 42, 30, 10 or 5 miles with full support from our brilliant and steadfast team of volunteers.

    8:00 am – Metric Century (62-mile ride)
    9:00 am – 42-mile ride
    10:30 am – 30-mile ride
    11:00 am – 10-mile ride
    11:30 am – 5-mile ride or walk

    The Woony Ride brings out families and avid cyclists from the all over the region to enjoy the beauty of the Woonasquatucket River, a historic asset to the state of Rhode Island. It’s a fully supported ride, and it ends with an AFTER-PARTY at Waterplace Park in Downtown Providence – live music, food, and awesome prizes for fundraisers!
    All funds raised for the Woony River Ride support our youth programs (including Red Shed Bike Camp), environmental restoration, bike path maintenance, and future extensions to the Woonasquatucket River Bike Path!
    PRE-Register NOW: Individual $60. Walk-Up Registration: $80.
    ***Children age 15 and under ride FREE with a paying adult.**

  36. Carrie Ann

    6th Annual Break the Cycle Bike-a-thon and Walk

    The Erie County Commission on the Status of Women and local domestic violence advocates and community volunteers will host the 6th Annual Break the Cycle Bike-a-thon and Walk on Saturday, September 26, 2015. The Bike-a-thon and Walk will take place at Isle View Park in Tonawanda, NY. This is a beautiful family event.

    Saturday, September 26, 2015
    Registration begins at 8:30 am
    Ride/walk begins at 10:00 am

    A ribbon cutting ceremony for the Tribute Garden, a permanent, living memorial being built in Isle View Park, will take place during this event. The garden will honor domestic violence victims, survivors, and their families. The ceremony will begin at approximately 10:45 am.

    The Bike-a-thon will be followed by a celebration of being together with music, raffles, and light food. Registration includes tee-shirt, but availability is limited.
    http://tributegardenwny.org/register/

    New this year, people that register for the event can also create their own CrowdRise page to help raise money for the Tribute Garden.
    https://www.crowdrise.com/2015BreaktheCycle

    Have questions about Break the Cycle Bike-a-thon & Walk and/or Tribute Garden Ribbon Cutting? Contact Erie County Commission on the Status of Women.
    http://www2.erie.gov/csw/

    Tribute Garden WNY – https://www.facebook.com/TributeGarden
    https://www.facebook.com/events/717674995021302/

  37. Gabriel Ken Malek

    Dear Sir/Madam,
    We are Youth for Empowering Society (YES NNGO) here in South Sudan and we need your support to let us response in the crisis which occur in December 15th/2013, which cost a lot of damages and displacing to so many people in the country and due to the limit of our funds we could not make it in them and we are asking for your assistance to help us, to let us give hands in them, through food, education, water and sanitation and they others needs in the affected areas in country and we will be happy for your positive response.

    And God bless you so much.

    Regards

    Gabriel Ken Malek
    Executive Director
    YES NNGO, Juba, South Sudan
    Contact: +211955354113

  38. Darren D Gonser

    September 24, 2016 to October 01, 2016

    The Arthritis Foundation’s California Coast Classic Bike Tour is a scenic bike ride that takes place over 8 days and covers 525 miles along the coast on Highway 1. The Tour starts in the heart of San Francisco and ends on the iconic strand of Los Angeles. The “CCC”, as it is affectionately known, is a full-service ride which provides the framework for one of the most incredible experiences of a lifetime. We welcome beginners to experienced cyclists to enjoy the coastline’s famous wineries, lighthouses and beaches.

    The California Coast Classic benefits the Arthritis Foundation by raising vital funds needed to find a cure for arthritis. Money raised provides educational resources for adults and children, scholarships for our national Juvenile Arthritis Conference, kids’ camps and much more.

    http://www.californiacoastclassic.org
    800-954-2873

  39. Marty Epstein

    Tour de Blairstown August 6, 2016. Three beautiful road ride-2, 40 and 62 miles. Cost is only $25.00.
    The event is a benefit for the Foodshed Alliance which is a grassroots non-profit devoted to promoting sustainable farming and locally grown, fresh, healthy food in Northern New Jersey.
    All rides start and finish at the Blairstown Farmer’s Market. The market will be open so everyone will have the opportunity to purchase locally grown products. Food will be available for purchase after the ride from two great food trucks.
    Registration starts at 7:30AM. The 62 mile ride leaves at 8:30AM and the 25 and 40 leave at 9:00AM. There will be nicely stocked rest stops on all rides.
    Parking is free.
    Come join us and experience great riding on the rural road of Warren County, NJ.It s only a little over an hour away from NYC.
    For more information contact:

    Kendrya Close
    Foodshed Alliance
    908-362-7967
    kendrya@foodshedalliance.org

  40. Joni Thompson

    5th Annual ANGEL RIDE 2016 Big Rapids, Michigan

    TAKE ACTION RIDE TO FIGHT CHILDHOOD HUNGER. CHOOSE YOUR DISTANCE! CHOOSE YOUR PACE!

    13 MILES, 26 MILES, 52 MILES, 72 MILES, 100 MILES

    SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 24TH. STARTS AT 8:30 AM and SAG SUPPORT ON TRAIL TILL 6:00 PM

    Angels of Action delivers backpacks filled with nutritious food every Friday to lockers of Preschool-4th grade youngsters who are in danger of going hungry over the weekends. Those children are at greatest risk and are identified by local school teachers and administrators.

    PRIZES

    FOOD

    FAMILY FRIENDLY

    ALL AGES WELCOME

    CENTURY OPTION

    SAG SUPPORT

    FLEXIBLE START TIME

    ALL-PAVED TRAIL RIDE

    WHITE PINE TRAIL

    NORTHEND RIVERSIDE PARK

    AFTER PARTY AT CRANKERS

    For more information go to: http://www.angelsofaction.org or https://angelride2016.eventbrite.com

    email questions to: joni@angelsofaction.org

  41. dollardoc

    Tour del Toro 2016
    Saturday, November 12, 2016
    Foothill Ranch, CA

    Join us for this 3rd annual running and cycling event in Lake Forest, CA to raise funds for the new Boys & Girls Club Program in Lake Forest. For our runners, both the 5K and 10K will be trail runs through the beautiful, wooded, Whiting Ranch in So Orange County. Bike riders will have the option to chose the family-friendly 25 mile route (or any part there of), OR challenge themselves with our two 50 mile routes – from hills to ocean and back. And for our little ones, their will be the Bicycle Rodeo where kids can learn all about road rules and safety. We are also very excited to bring in new food court, beer garden and expanded Expo area – all thanks to the input from past participants.

    Come join us for a day of fun, friends, and fresh air – Tour del Toro 2016.
    Start Location
    Foothill Ranch Town Centre
    26652 Portola Parkway
    Foothill Ranch, CA, 92610
    United States

    http://www.TourDelToro.org
    email: info@TourDelToro.org

  42. Kristin

    Are there any in the NW area to help support Epilepsy research?

  43. Carol Myron

    Looking for a 3/4 day ride supporting mental health. anyone know of any anywhere?

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