Bay State Bike Month 2020

  • Friday, August 21, 2020 at 09:00 AM through October 04, 2020 · 1 rsvp
    Virtual in Anywhere, MA

    Ride for Food: Off the Beaten Path

    Learn more about this event and register here.

    We are replacing the traditional Ride for Food one-day event with a flexible ‘ride/run/hike on your own’ option. You choose to complete your preferred activity at your pace and on whichever day you choose between now and October 4th. Due to Covid-19, the number of individuals and families who need our support has increased three-fold and we need your help! Registration is $25 and there are no fundraising minimums, however we still hope that you will set your own personal goal and use your best efforts to reach it. Our goal is $600,000 for hunger-relief and we're 1/3 towards the goal.  

  • Tuesday, September 01, 2020 at 12:00 AM · $35.00 USD
    Wherever you are! in Hatfield, MA

    10th Annual Will Bike 4 Food - Virtual Wheels for Healthy Meals

    Will Bike 4 Food is a cycling event to provide emergency food assistance to our neighbors facing huger by raising funds for The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts. Now in its 10th year, this event has brought together thousands of dedicated community members and businesses to pedal towards a hunger-free future. During this time of increased need due to layoffs, rising grocery costs, and other challenges brought on by COVID-19, we need your support now more than ever. 

    This year's event is more accessible than ever. Set a goal that is challenging for you, then ride wherever and however you want! We help you train to reach your goal with virtual fitness classes and workshops. You help us by asking your friends, family, and co-workers to contribute to your personalized fundraising page. 

    The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts believes that everyone has a right to healthy food regardless of their circumstances. 

    Serving Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden and Hampshire counties, The Food Bank is the leader of the region’s emergency food network, distributing nutritious food to households with lower incomes. Since 1982, they have been providing individuals facing hunger with the food they need to survive and leading communities towards long-term solutions to food insecurity by addressing its underlying causes. They are committed to creating a western Massachusetts where no one goes hungry and everyone has access to nutritious food. 

  • Tuesday, September 01, 2020 at 09:00 AM through September 26, 2020
    Anywhere in Virtual, MA

    Harbor to the Bay Ride 18

    Please register for this event here, and be sure to check for COVID updates.

    Have you always wanted to do a long-distance ride, but never thought you could make it? Well, so have many of the Harbor to the Bay participants! Until joining Harbor to the Bay, many of our participants had never ridden more than 10 miles. However, as we cross the finish line, you’ll be elated by your personal accomplishments as well as the impact on your community!

    What makes Harbor to the Bay different? The Harbor to the Bay Ride is not a race! Instead, it’s a ride where dedicated people who want to support people living with HIV and AIDS can make a difference. Your actions and 100% of every dollar you raise will benefit your community.

     

     

  • Tuesday, September 01, 2020 at 12:00 PM · 1 rsvp

    Bike/Walk Holyoke Virtual Scavenger Hunt

    Win prizes doing Bike/Walk Holyoke's Virtual Scavenger Hunt! Sept. 1-30

    Follow Bike/Walk Holyoke on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/bikewalkholyoke/

    To participate: Upload photos on our Facebook page of you and your bike at any of the locations below with #BikeWalkHolyoke to enter! Prizes will be drawn on October 1 and winners will be notified via Facebook.

     

    Locations:

    5 Holyoke Parks: Pulaski Park, Heritage Park, Carlos Vega Park, Community Field, Springdale Park

    5 Holyoke Landmarks: Dinosaur tracks, Canal Walk, Wistariahurst Museum, Ashley Reservoir, Volleyball Hall of Fame

    5 Holyoke Restaurants: YOUR CHOICE!

     

    Please follow social distancing guidelines while participating!

    Wear a face covering

    Wash your hands after each bike ride

  • Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 12:00 PM through September 20, 2020
    Virtual in Jamaica Plain, MA

    Bikes Not Bombs 33rd Annual Bike-A-Thon

     
    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the Governor’s recent restrictions on outdoor gatherings, this year’s Bike-A-Thon will be virtual! The Virtual Bike-A-Thon will take place September 12-20, 2020. Riders can select whether to ride one of the BNB routes according to their own schedule, ride another favorite route, or pedal a stationary bike at home. For the first time, BNB supporters anywhere on Earth can join in the 33rd annual Bike-A-Thon.
     
    This has been such a challenging year for all of us. The Bike-A-Thon is Bikes Not Bombs’ biggest fundraiser of the year, and this year we truly need your support more than ever.
     
    We are offering tiered incentives for your fundraising, starting at:
    $200: T-shirt
    $400: T-shirt and BNB water bottle
    $750: T-Shirt, BNB water bottle and BNB cycling cap
    $1,500: T-shirt, BNB water bottle, BNB cycling cap and BNB cycling jersey
     
    If you decide to ride the 10, 30, 50, or 100 mile Bike-A-Thon routes (local/Boston), we will provide downloadable as well as printable maps (upon request). You can use the downloadable maps with a GPS, if you have one. The printable maps will include cue sheets with turn-by-turn directions.
     
    We will provide guidance to riders about possible rest stops along the routes, where they can access bathrooms, water and snacks.
     
    We encourage riders to take photos and videos for BNB to share using the hashtags #BAT2020 and #BikeForSocialChange. We also encourage BAT riders to follow us on social media and tag BNB in their posts.
     
    We’re on Strava! Join our club at strava.com/clubs/bikesnotbombs and track your miles along with other riders!
     
    Bike-A-Thon T-shirts will be available for pick up at the Bikes Not Bombs Hub (284 Amory Street in Jamaica Plain) beginning September 7.
     
    We will offer free safety checks on BAT riders’ bikes at the BNB Bike Shop on scheduled days the weeks of August 30 and September 7. We will post those dates shortly.  
  • Sunday, September 13, 2020 at 11:00 AM through November 12, 2020

    Memorial Drive Sunday Closings

    Memorial Drive is owned and operated by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR). DCR closes Memorial Drive in Cambridge between Western Avenue and Mount Auburn Street on Sundays from 11:00am to 7:00pm from the last Sunday of April until the 2nd Sunday of November.

  • Sunday, September 13, 2020 at 12:00 PM through September 27, 2020 · $35.00 USD
    Virtual in Northampton, MA

    All Out Adventures Virtual Challenge

    Choose Your Challenge!

    September 13 - September 27

    What do we mean by "Choose Your Challenge?"  Pick an adventure that is a challenge for YOU.  That could be a 1-mile trek on your local accessible trail, a short kayak trip around your local cove, a 10 mile run, a 25 mile bike ride, or a long point to point kayak trip. If it's outdoors, and it's meaningful to you, it counts!

    Pre-registration by September 10 is required, and reservations for equipment (see below for supported options) will be on a first-come, first-served basis after you've registered. Registration includes an event t-shirt (register by September 5 to guarantee your choice of size) that can be picked up at our office or mailed to you.  You will have the option to create a fundraising page to help All Out Adventures raise the critical funds we need to sustain our programs through the COVID related public health emergency.

    In-person Supported Options, September 13 and 20

    (Options are subject to change based on COVID-related regulations that may affect permits as well as state and local level guidance on group size. Also, please note that people opting for an in-person option will need to be fully independent, either on their own or with the assistance of a caregiver. Our staff can not provide hands-on support with transfers, balance, etc.):

    Option 1:  Cycling in Northampton (9m - 5pm)

    Equipment available by reservation for up to 3 hours, first-come, first-served: Borrow one of our adaptive cycles to take a ride on the local bike paths. Cycle pick-up and drop-off at our 297 Pleasant St., Northampton, office.  There is plenty of parking available, and you can ride your borrowed cycle just a couple blocks to the bike path.  Additional $25 registration fee/person applies for this option. Email us when you register to request access to a cycle and specific timeframe on event day.

    Option 2:  Explore the Summit of Mt. Greylock (2pm - 7:30pm)

    Drive up the auto road (or hike up one of the many trails) of the highest peak in Massachusetts. Take in the breathtaking view from the summit and explore the trails and historic Bascom Lodge. Sunset is at 7:05pm. This option is pending permit approval.

    Option 3:  Paddle the CT River from Northampton Community Rowing (10am - 6pm)

    Borrow a kayak or SUP to paddle on the CT River from the docks at Northampton Community Rowing. Equipment available on a first-come, first-served basis and can be reserved for up to 3 hours. Additional $25/person registration fee applies for this option. Email us when you register to request access to a kayak or SUP and specific timeframe for event day.

  • Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 06:00 PM through September 30, 2020
    Virtual/ On your streets! in Cambridge, MA

    Tour de Streets 2020 - LivableStreets Alliance

    This year is LivableStreets’ 15th birthday! We’d love to be celebrating with you at our biggest party of the year, Tour de Streets, but that’s not what 2020 has in store for us.

    Tour de Streets is still happening; it’s just going to take place in your home, your backyard, and -- most importantly -- on your streets.

    To celebrate our 15th anniversary, we are launching a 15-day Tour Your Streets Campaign. This will be an opportunity to celebrate LivableStreets’ accomplishments over the last 15 years, and to ensure we have the resources to fund the next 15 years of LivableStreets advocacy.

    On each day of our 15-day campaign, we’ll be sharing new ways that you can participate and #TourYourStreets. Share your participation with us on social media to build community and connection even while we're apart! This campaign begins on September 15th and runs through September 30th -- stay tuned for more details.

    This is a fundraiser too, so we ask that you join the event by making a personally meaningful donation, and encourage others in your community to donate and join the fun. Anyone can participate, but those who donate or fundraise will be eligible for additional activities and prizes.

    Join us on Sept. 15th at 6pm for our Kickoff event -- and open house with LivableStreets Staff! RSVP here: https://www.livablestreets.info/tys_kick_off

  • Friday, September 18, 2020 at 12:00 PM through September 19, 2020
    Marblehead Massachusetts in Marblehead, MA

    Bike Marblehead Day--September 18

    September is Bay State Bike Month!  To celebrate, Sustainable Marblehead and Bike Marblehead are sponsoring several events to encourage everyone to get out and enjoy bicycling locally. 

     

    Friday, September 18 is Bike Marblehead Day!  Bike to work or bike to school.  If these are happening remotely from home, then bike around town.  Take a loop down the bike path, ride your bike downtown to shop for your groceries or to do some other errand.  Biking is a wonderful socially distanced activity.  Take a photo and submit it to bikemarblehead@gmail.com

    During your ride (and for every trip on your bike), follow these smart cycling practices:

    • Follow the rules of the road; obey traffic signals, stop signs and yield to walkers.
    • Ride WITH traffic (not facing it) and use the rightmost travel lane.
    • Make your intentions clear; ride in a straight line and check behind you before making a turn.
    • Wear your helmet.

     

  • Saturday, September 19, 2020 at 09:00 AM through October 18, 2020 · 3 rsvps
    Virtual in Virtual, MA

    Great River Ride Challenge

    For registration, please see here

    While this is a free event we do suggest a donation to the Friends of the Columbia Greenway Rail Trail (FOCGRT). 

    The Great River Ride 108 mile Challenge starts and finishes in Westfield at the city's Half Mile Falls Park on North Elm St. Parking is free on weekends but limited to 3 hours on weekdays.

    The Westfield River, the Great River in the river ride, is a federally designated Wild and Scenic River. The GRR wanders the course of this scenic river to give you a unique cycling experience.

    You will encounter knee-popping hills, breathtaking views, awesome descents, and gorgeous fall foliage as you tour the hilltowns of the Eastern Berkshires. Add in miles of stone walls, waterfalls, plenty of New England white churches, loads of colonial homes, historic keystone arches, a wild and scenic river, and did I mention hills.
    Country stores along the route have limited operating hours during the Covid-19 Pandemic, so be sure to carry food and water for your challenge.

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