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I don’t usually list “for profit” rides, but this one sounds fun, and you can ride it without fundraising if you like.
Bikes Can Beat Childhood Obesity – Join the CYCLE Kids Breakaway Charity Ride on May 20th
· Choose from a hilly 62-mile metric century (perfect for an early season challenge), a scenic 36-mile route, or a fun 5-mile family ride to nearby Codman Farm.
· After the ride, enjoy live music, lawn games, and a gourmet lunch under a tent at the beautiful deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln, MA.
· Acclaimed Chef Paul O’Connell of Chez Henri will be grilling a fresh, savory lunch on site – we’ll bet this is the best you’ll ever eat at a charity ride.
· You decide whether to fundraise or not, depending on which registration fee you choose – it’s up to you!
Celebrate Bike Week 2012 in a meaningful way – give the gift of bicycling to the next generation of CYCLE Kids!
For more information or to sign up today, please visit http://conta.cc/breakaway-2012
PS: we also offer a fantastic “Wellness Sponsor” program if your workplace would like to reward employees with free entries to the ride. Please contact us to learn more about this exciting employee benefit.
Tags: charity, cycle kids, obesity, rides
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Got this in the email, looks pretty awesome.
Join us for Beyond the Bike 2011, the signature fundraising event of Beyond the 11th – a foundation dedicated to imparting the widows of Afghanistan with entrepreneurial skills they need to lift themselves out of poverty and oppression. Beyond the Bike 2011 will mark the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, when co-founder Susan Retik’s husband was killed on the first plane to hit the World Trade Center. We will ride in honor of all the victims and rescuers who lost their lives that day. But we will also ride in celebration of the countless acts of courage and humanity that have marked the decade since.
There are lots of ways to get involved. You can register to cycle in one of two exhilarating rides: 3-day Founders Ride from Ground Zero in New York to Boston, 25 mile Celebration Ride to the finish or you can fundraise as a “virtual rider” without ever donning a stitch of spandex. Both Rides will end together at the Hatch Shell in Boston on the Charles River. Cost: $175 registration fee (covers cost of hotel rooms, meals, support, bike jersey, etc. from 9/9 – 9/11) for the Founders Ride from Ground Zero – Boston and Fundraising Commitment is $4,000; $25 registration fee for the Commemoration Ride and Fundraising Commitment is $250.
Please visit our website for registration and additional information about Beyond the 11th
Tags: 9/11, beyond the bike, charity
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This Sunday, March 20 at 10:00 am
Join the Ride Studio Cafe in a local Rapha ride as part of a series of worldwide charity rides to help the victims of recent disasters in Japan. For the Studio’s part, we’re leading a ride from the store.
Rapha asks that you make a minimum donation of $10 to ride with us. Rapha will match your donation. The Studio will also match your donation. Your $10 raises $30. If you’d like the Studio to match your donation, please bring your donation to the Studio on Sunday.
We have a cue sheet so no one will get lost. We also have a sweeper so everyone will be able to make it back home no matter what.
It is going to be a beautifully routed ride; you won’t want to miss it.
After the ride we’ll post a ride report–for those that live vicariously–and list everyone that donated. Help represent New England in this charity for Tohoku!
Here are the details
|Ride||Rapha Rides for Tohoku|
|Type of ride||Road ride|
|Departing time||Sunday, March 20 at 10:00 am – sharp|
|Departing from||Ride Studio Cafe|
|Estimated time in the saddle||About 3.5 – 5 hours, depending on individual fitness level|
|Distance||About 65 miles|
|Average speed||15-20 mph|
|Difficulty rating||On the challenging side: varied terrain. Still, a no drop ride.|
|Rain information||We’re riding, rain or shine. Here is the weather of the moment.|
|Coordinator||Rob Vandermark: [email protected]|
Learn more from Rapha.
Tags: charity, Japan, Ride, ride studio cafe
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The Urbane Cyclist proudly presents the first annual Salem Seersucker Social.
On Sunday, August 15th, we’ll gather for a ride around Salem to celebrate cycling with a nod to summer fashions of yesteryear fit for our leisurely ride and picnic to follow. It’s sure to be a smashing good time and the talk of the town for months to come!
Although it’s not mandatory that you dress up to participate, we encourage ensembles that are both stylish and functional, inspired by the sporty garb of bygone eras.
From knickers to newsboy caps, seersucker to silk, anything with a festive, summery touch is fair game! If you need advice on what to wear, drop us an email or start rummaging through your attic or the rack of your local thrift store.
Natty apparel is just the beginning! We hope to see some great bicycles, too. Any two-wheeler that fills you with glee each time you take to the saddle that’s in safe,
working order is warmly welcome on the ride. We aim to unite cyclists of the North Shore through the pleasures of bicycling for recreation and good health.
The ride will depart at 11am from the shop at 282 R Derby Street in Salem. After our jovial jaunt ‘round town, we will reconvene at the shop for a picnic. The Urbane Cyclist will provide punch and sweets. We encourage you to pack a basket of nibbles if you care for something more substantial.
The suggested donation for the ride is $5 per person or a gift of nonperishable foods, all to benefit Saint Joseph’s Food Pantry of Salem.
We’d like to tip our hats to Dandies and Quaintrelles of Washington D.C. for creating such a swell alternative to a Tweed Ride. Well done, chaps!
Tags: charity, Ride, Salem, seersucker, social, tweed
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Sunday December 13th, 3pm Stony Brooks T Stop JP
I also am sponsoring this race with a head badge.
Tags: alley cat, charity, cogs for cans, head badge, race
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Power to the Pedals: May 10, 2008
Power to the Pedals is the first charity ride to help find a cure for our feverish planet Earth! On May 10, 2008 at 10 a.m., rain or shine, Power to the Pedals starts in Arlington Heights and takes a lovely tour through Lexington, Concord and Carlisle. Lots of prizes, a planet-friendly vegetarian meal, and a wonderful day for the whole family. A few free loaner bikes are available – just let them know in advance. Only $10 to register, minimum pledge of $50 to make it accessible to lots of people – but larger donations are needed and most welcome! Donations are tax-deductible, and all proceeds benefit the Northeast Climate Confluence, a youth-organized summer conference educating on global warming, sustainability and political action. Get more information and sign up at http://www.constitution411.org/climate/pedals. This ride donates $1/rider to MassBike to support bicycling advocacy.
Tags: charity, global warming, power to the pedals
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