The Dempsey Challenge Two-Day Ride aims to challenge you in new ways, with back-to-back days of cycling new routes that include some great climbing and coastal Maine views.
This exclusive, intimate ride is geared toward the accomplished cyclist and offers a taste of Maine hospitality and authenticity while raising funds for those impacted by cancer. Riders will experience autumn in Maine from its iconic rocky coast to its rustic countryside, enjoy great food and drink, and be part of the camaraderie the Dempsey Challenge is known for. On day two, the Two-Day Ride route will hook up with the existing Dempsey Challenge course to finish the last 30 miles with one day riders. As you approach the finish line, you’ll be greeted by cheering spectators and our lively Festival in the Park, complete with a traditional Maine lobster bake! The Two-Day Ride registration fee is $150, plus a fundraising minimum of $1,000.
Registration has began for 2017
The PMC Mission
Until we find a cure
The Pan-Mass Challenge raises money for life-saving cancer research and treatment at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through an annual bike-a-thon that crosses the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Since its founding in 1980, the PMC has successfully melded support from committed cyclists, volunteers, corporate sponsors and individual contributors. All are essential to the PMC's goal and model: to attain maximum fundraising efficiency while increasing its annual gift. Our hope and aspiration is to provide Dana-Farber's doctors and researchers with the necessary resources to discover cures for all cancers. Click here to learn more about how Dana-Farber uses PMC funds.
Giving back never felt so good
Riding in the PMC is a way to channel physical, mental and emotional energy into something much greater than the athletic accomplishment that is gained by riding up to 192 miles. PMC cyclists use their strength to help those who cannot. With each mile pedaled, the PMC brings researchers closer to finding cures for various types of cancer that affect millions of people each year.
PMC cyclists are a family — a unified force working toward a common goal. The personal success achieved by riding in the PMC and raising money for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is consistently described as unbeatable. PMC riders say it is the highlight of their summers. Nearly 75% of those who ride in the PMC are alumni who return annually with renewed enthusiasm and deeper commitments to both the ride and the goal.
PMC cyclists are athletes, weekend warriors, and folks with minimal cycling experience. Regardless of their physical condition, those who ride in the PMC go to the starting line with an emotional commitment to helping others, while joining in an effort much larger than themselves. In return, they experience a powerfully inspiring weekend, make new friends, and become a part of an extended family. PMCers ride because they can, for others who cannot.
Emmaus will be holding its 29th Annual Cycle for Shelter fundraiser on Sunday, July 23, 2017, in Haverhill, MA, at Northern Essex Community College. Cyclists can ride a 20-mile, 40-mile, 60-mile, or 100-mile scenic ride that will take them through Haverhill, up to the seacoast of New Hampshire, and south through the North Shore of Massachusetts. Upon returning to the college, riders can have food from local restaurants while enjoying music, entertainment, and raffles. Proceeds from this event will benefit Emmaus, a non-profit housing and human services organization in Haverhill that serves homeless families and individuals.
• The 20-mile route is called our "New England Fun Ride" and will include a guided tour and rest stops at fun New England locations.
• There will be discounted bike rentals by Riverside Cycle!
• Youth 14+ are welcome, as long as they are accompanied by an adult!
About The Ride - Support Disabled Sports
The Long Trail Century Ride is an event established through a partnership of Long Trail Brewery in Bridgewater Corners, Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports, Killington Resort, the Lookout Tavern, and many local businesses in the Killington region. The goal of the annual event is to enjoy the beauty of Vermont through cycling all while raising funds for the state's largest nonprofit organization committed to providing sports and recreation to people with disabilities.
Whether cycling on the 100-mile or 60-mile loops, or simply journeying near the Brewery on the 20-mile loop, there is something for everyone to enjoy during the Long Trail Century Ride. All courses start and finish together at Long Trail Brewery, located on Route 4. The festivities continue for all after the ride at the brewery, where a BBQ menu will be prepared, live music and family entertainment, refreshments, and more will make this an event not to be missed. Party-only tickets are available at the door if you don’t want to cycle but want to enjoy the event and support adaptive sports.
Registration is now open - https://friendraising2.donorpro.com/campaigns/122
There's no doubt that the 2016 NEMBAfest was the best ever. Nearly 4000 people came through over the three days, including 67 industry partners and scores of volunteers from NEMBA, the Kingdom Trails Association and the Burke Chamber of Commerce.
The new venue at the Wildflower Inn was a hit with everyone: classic Vermont vistas, easy access the best trails that the Kingdom has to offer, and a lovely field adjacent to the expo for camping. Combine this with perfect weather and the longest days of the year, and you pretty much reached mountain bike nirvana.
We're pleased to announce that NEMBAfest 2017 will be at this same location, so mark your calendars now: June 16-18, 2017. Be there!
Early Registration begins Jan 10th and runs to the end of Jan
Note: The Bicycle Link is proud to provide tech support to the PMC Kids S. Shore for the last 5 years and counting
PMC Kids Rides became an official PMC program in 2005 as a way to include young cyclists in the Pan-Massachusetts Challenge mission raising money for cancer research and treatment at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through its Jimmy Fund. The program engages youth in philanthropy, instills the value of working for the benefit of others, and promotes athletic fitness and physical activity.
The PMC Kids Rides Program offers children, parents, and neighbors an opportunity to work together to create individual bike-a-thons in neighborhoods, at schools, or in business complexes. These rides enable children between the ages of 3 and 15 to ride their bikes and solicit sponsors to donate money to cancer research.
Find out more here- PMC Kids Hingham South Shore
Find out about the other locations here - PMC Kids Ride
Register for Bicycles Battling Cancer and join us as cyclists and volunteers come together to honor cancer survivors, raise awareness about reducing cancer risk, and raise money to help the American Cancer Society fight the disease.
SIGN UP today to ride either 30, 70 or 100 miles along a well-supported, scenic New England route on June 12, 2016 and support the lifesaving mission of the American Cancer Society! Riders are required to raise a minimum of $300.
Your participation allows the American Cancer Society to help people facing cancer today and find cures to end the disease tomorrow. Through sponsorship, and the fundraising efforts of our participants, we will finish the fight against cancer.
Be sure to connect with us on our Facebook Page for updates on the 2017 event and a chance to preview all of the ride day photos from this past June!
There’s nothing like a Best Buddies Challenge. Find out for yourself. Sign up as an individual or form a team with friends and together we will help Best Buddies enhance the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
All participants receive a limited edition event jersey, premium gift bag, shower and massage, and admission to the Craigville Beach party hosted by Tom Brady and Anthony Shriver and featuring a gourmet lobster clambake, open bar and private concert. Additional VIP benefits can be added as fundraising thresholds are reached.
Join us on Saturday, June 3, 2017, and choose to ride 100, 50, or 20 miles with 1,500 other cyclists of all abilities including celebrities and pro-athletes such as Tom Brady, Julian Edelman, Guy Fieri, George Hincapie & Christian Vande Velde, among others. Each route takes riders along scenic, country roads to the beach in Hyannis Port. All rides are fully supported, with rest stops every 25 miles and support vehicles on the road. Rental bikes are also available.
Cycle Martha’s Vineyard is a recreational ride on the scenic island of Martha’s Vineyard. The 100k route circuits the island traveling along the Atlantic Ocean, Nantucket Sound, rolling farmland and State Forest. The 50k route also offers breathtaking views of Nantucket Sound and the Atlantic Ocean. All roads are paved.
Cycle Martha’s Vineyard is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Martha’s Vineyard with proceeds to benefit Rotary charities.
There is a $100 registration fee. Although additional donations are appreciated, no additional fundraising is required to participate in the ride. The registration fee entitles each rider to aid stations and assistance along the course, tshirt and post-ride pig roast.”
Get your wheels in motion and join us for our 19th annual bicycle event as we ride through 10 scenic metro west towns! CF Cycle for Life is a fully-supported ride with route options of 12, 30 and 65 miles. From breakfast to our cycle post party, you can enjoy fully stocked rest stops, bike mechanics for bicycle maintenance and repair, ride marshals to cheer you along the way and plenty of support vehicles to help you complete the ride. This unique event empowers participants to take action and demonstrate their fight in finding a cure for cystic fibrosis in a tangible, emotional and powerful way.
We are partnering with the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation, which seeks out and funds the most promising cancer researchers in the nation, encouraging them to pursue revolutionary new ideas. Damon Runyon’s reputation in the scientific community is second to none for the vital role it plays in recruiting the best minds into cancer research and impressive record of high impact results.
This is an event that will be filled with energy, camaraderie and emotion! So gather your family and friends, and get involved with a fun-filled event that is for an amazing cause!
You can choose between a 12-mile bike ride, a 25-mile bike ride, and a 5k walk*
Find out more here : http://www.raveisridewalk.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=cms.page&id=1042&eventID=501
The McCourt Foundation presents The Tour de South Shore
This is a 25-mile and 50-mile fundraising bike ride that will start and finish at Wompatuck Start Park and travel through the towns of Hingham, Cohasset, Scituate and Norwell. This is not a race, but rather a great way to support much needed research for Alzheimer’s and Multiple Sclerosis. Rain or Shine.
The Link is proud to give tech support for de Tour for the past 5 years.
Find out more here - http://mccourtfoundation.org/events/event/tour-de-south-shore
Boston Bikes is Boston's city-wide initiative to encourage citizens and visitors to use bicycles for fun, exercise, and transportation.
Mayor Martin J. Walsh invites you to join us for the 12th annual TD Hub On Wheels Citywide Bike Ride on Sunday, September 18th, 2016. Travel along a car-free Storrow Drive, explore hidden pathways and historic neighborhoods, and take in views of the Boston Harbor that you've never seen before. The ride starts and finishes on City Hall Plaza in downtown Boston. This year, $5 from your registration fee will benefit Boston Children's Hospital, or create a fundraising page and help raise even more donations for pediatric cancer research!
Upon your return from your ride across the city, celebrate with a party on the City Hall Plaza, complete with a beer garden, food, live music and more!
A Non-competitive Charity Cycling Event, Fun for All Riding Abilities
On September 11th, a group of cyclists will embark on one of several length rides throughout the Northeast MA and Southern NH portions of New England to raise funds and awareness of Angel Flight NE's mission. All of the donations given on behalf of these “Road Angels” will benefit Angel Flight NE.Angel Flight Northeast is a non-profit organization that provides free flights in private aircraft by volunteer pilots, for persons who need access to medical care or have other compelling needs.
Angel Flight NE brings hope and compassion to what can be a difficult time in a person’s life. There is never a charge for an Angel Flight! For more information on Angel Flight NE, visit their website by clicking here. We encourage you to look at a few videos, read a few stories and truly feel what kind of difference this service is providing. It is truly remarkable! Thank you for being part of such an important event to benefit this charity.
RAGBRAI, The Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa, is an annual seven-day bicycle ride across the state. Heading into its 44rd year, RAGBRAI is the oldest, largest and longest bicycle touring event in the world.
For those of you who have never ridden, this rolling celebration of Iowa attracts participants from all 50 states and many foreign countries. It has covered thousands of miles through the years, and hundreds of thousands of riders have hopped in the saddle to pedal part of those miles.
RAGBRAI is a bicycle ride, not a race. It started in 1973 as a six-day ride across the state of Iowa by two Des Moines Register columnists who invited a few friends along. It is held the last full week in July. RAGBRAI is planned and coordinated by The Des Moines Register, and riders who participate in RAGBRAI understand that they do so at their own risk.
Find out more here - http://www.ragbrai.com/
Cycle The Prouty
We are conquerors, survivors, and friends crossing the finish line for everyone who has been affected by cancer. Join us and be a Prouty Cyclist. No matter how far you wish to ride, there is a scenic and well supported Prouty route for you: 20, 50, 77, 100 or 200 miles (for 200 miles click on the Prouty Ultimate in ‘Ways to Prouty’).
The Prouty™ is always the second Saturday in July. It begins and ends at the Richmond Middle School (RMS), 63 Lyme Road in Hanover, NH. This year it is on July 9. The Prouty Ultimate starts the day before, July 8, beginning in Manchester, NH at the Saint Anselm College campus and ending at the Richmond Middle School in Hanover, NH. The Ultimate group joins The Prouty Century ride the next day. Row The Prouty is on July 9 and starts at the Dartmouth Rowing dock on the Connecticut River. Golf The Prouty is on July 9 and is at the Hanover Country Club.
The Bike MS: Cape Cod Getaway 2016 is the largest MS ride in New England. Beginning on Saturday morning, over 2000 riders will pedal from UMass Boston through the coastal towns of Massachusetts' South Shore to the beginning of Cape Cod. The end of day one is at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy in Bourne where the riders are welcomed with music, great food and maybe even a beer or two.
Early Sunday morning, the riders cross the Bourne bridge and ride through picturesque Cape Cod as they make their way to Provincetown. After crossing the finish line, riders have a chance to eat, socialize and clean up before boarding the party boat back to Boston.
Find out more here - Bike MS - Cape Cod Getaway
The ALS TDI Tri-State Trek raises money and brings attention to the work ALS TDI is doing to find an effective treatment for a horrific disease. We ride in support of the ALS Therapy Development Institute and their mission to find an effective therapy for ALS.
The Trek is a fully supported event. Riders cycle a marked course at their own pace, with rest stops every 15-20 miles. We transport all gear and provide all meals, snacks, water and sports drinks. We start in Newton, MA, overnight in college dormitories, and finish with a victory-ride down Greenwich Ave and a Finish Line picnic on the banks of the Long Island Sound.
Year after year, riders return and new faces join the fight. We hope your 2016 summer plans include the Tri-State Trek and we look forward to seeing you in June!
For more information click here: www.tristatetrek.com
For 42 years, The Youth Council has been helping greater Nashua families build the skills they need to be strong, effective parents, raising children and teens that make good decisions and stay on track. Today we provide the safety net of support the local community relies on when a child is suspended from school, arrested for a minor offense, experimenting with alcohol and other drugs or having a tough time with peers, relationships, mental health issues and the like. We help real people with real problems find solutions for their families… and need your help!
First, our 25-mile bike ride meanders through rural streets of northwest Nashua, Merrimack, New Hampshire and scenic Amherst Village before returning to the BAE South parking lot, less than a mile from the main gates at Ribfest. Join us for a great morning ride and help raise funds at the same time! Roll out is at 9:00am, enabling riders to join Ribfest as the gates open at 11am.
For those up for a longer ride, we have created a 50-mile route further exploring the scenic back roads of Amherst! Roll out for the 50-mile ride is also at 9:00am.
20th Annual Cycle for Life is a scenic 25, 50, or 80-mile bike ride through picturesque Middlesex County, around Walden Pond and other historic landmarks. The beautiful grounds of the John H. Pierce House, a 116-year-old Georgian Mansion surrounded by rolling lawns and idyllic scenery will serve as the start and finish line and post-event festival site. There will be activities and a BBQ for children, families and friends to enjoy at the John H. Pierce House during and after the ride. Not a cyclist? Register for the 5K Fun Run and help raise important funds for the Cancer Centers at Tufts Medical Center and Floating Hospital for Children.
Join as a team or an individual on Saturday, June 11, and ride or run in support of the many faces of cancer.
Proceeds from Cycle for Life benefit the Cancer Centers at Tufts Medical Center and Floating Hospital for Children. Since the event’s inception, Cycle for Life has raised over $2.0 million to benefit the mission to make life as close to normal as possible for our patients. Cancer affects every age and demographic and it is our goal to help all of these patients in need.
To learn more about Tufts Medical Center and Floating Hospital for children, visit tuftsmedicalcenter.org.
On May 22, 2016, the Mattapoisett Land Trust and the Friends of the Mattapoisett Bike Path will bring you the Tour de Crème, a fundraising event combining the SouthCoast’s fabulous cycling with a selection of its best ice cream shops along the route. There are three different tours so cyclists of all abilities can participate. Tours of 13 miles, 25 miles and 48 miles are available. All offer stops at local creameries to fuel your ride. All tours finish at the Munro preserve on the Mattapoisett Waterfront where you can join fellow riders and volunteers at a party with hot food, cold beverages, music and more!
Bike Fridays are our way of saying, “Thanks for riding your bike today.” We think it’s important to celebrate everyone who rides in Boston, and we want to make it easier for new riders to start commuting. On one Friday a month throughout the summer, we host a big party for cyclists at City Hall, and we make it easy for you to get here by bike.
On Bike Friday, you can join a bike commuter convoy from one of dozens of locations throughout the Boston metro area. Safe guided convoys with experienced ride leaders will follow a fixed schedule and route and finish together at City Hall Plaza in Boston. Because you rode your bike, you’ll get a free breakfast and coffee, set to music amid an expo at City Hall Plaza. Join a convoy, or just show up for the fun at City Hall Plaza. Going to work after the event is optional.
- Peabody Square- Dorchester Ave and Ashmont St (7:00am)
- Fields Corner- Adams St and Dorchester Ave (7:10am)
Bike Fridays will follow on June 24th, July 22th, & August 24th
Choice of 10, 25, 40, or 62 (Metric Century) mile routes. Funds raised benefit the National Brain Tumor Society.
Welcome to the Boston Brain Tumor Ride, an event to raise awareness and much-needed resources to fund critical brain tumor-specific programs to improve the lives of all those affected by brain tumors. Hosted by the National Brain Tumor Society, the Boston Brain Tumor Ride offers individuals and teams a chance to honor and remember loved ones, connect with others interested in the brain tumor cause, and helps to educate the local community on the diverse needs of the brain tumor community. Register today!
All funds raised through our events allow the National Brain Tumor Society to advance research and public policy to improve the availability of new and better treatments, and fuel the discovery of a cure for brain tumors.
Save April 30, 2016 for Ride the Vineyard to help kick off the ride season in style. There’s a route for everyone, including families, no matter your cycling ability level. With the quaint charm and beautiful ocean views of Martha’s Vineyard, choose from 20-, 30-, and 63-mile routes and enjoy the flavor of the island. The 63-mile features the cliffs of Gay Head, the beaches of Katama, and the scenic views of East Chop!
And don’t forget to arrive the night before for a "Welcome to the Island party" 6-9pm. What an opportunity to meet other Bike MS Cyclists and get yourself ready for Ride the Vineyard!
All bicycle routes begin and end at Martha's Vineyard Regional High School. After the ride, riders are welcomed back with a cookout. Ride the Vineyard is presented in collaboration with the Martha’s Vineyard Boys & Girls Club.
Find out more here - Bike MS - Martha's Vineyard