Cycling for a Cause

There have been a lot of ups and downs with the weather this summer, but regardless, we continue to have a ‘wheely’ good time. We had a couple go out yesterday in one of our rainiest tours yet this season and they still came back all smiles. It doesn’t have to be sunny for us to have an outstanding tour.

While biking is mostly fun and games, there are also a whole bunch of serious events kicking into gear in the next few weeks. I recently rolled out to the North Shore for the much anticipated 5th annual Reid’s Ride. The 28 mile bikeathon raises money for scientific and clinical research on cancers that strike youth and young adults. The ride had a great turn out and is just the start of a collections of amazing charity rides in the upcoming weeks.

The Memory Ride, with four different distance routes from 25 to 125 miles starts in Devens, MA this Saturday, July 25. The routes explore Central Massachusetts and the teams and individuals fund raising goes to Alzheimer’s research.

Bicycles Battling Cancer treks from Worcester to Boston on Sunday, July 26. The 72 mile ride starts at Clark University and benefits the American Cancer Society and its Hope Lodges.

Fight homelessness with Emmanus Cycle for Shelter. On Sunday, July 26 the ride offers four routes winding along the Merrimack River through historic Rocks Village and along the scenic New Hampshire seacoast. Donations support programs that guide those in need to find jobs and permanent housing.

And then on July 31 through August 2, one of the biggest cycling fundraisers in the country, the PanMass Challenge. Now in its 30th year, PMC is the largest donor to the Jimmy Fund, raising millions of dollars each year to improve the lives of those suffering with cancer.

As always, our road bikes and hybrids are available for rent, and we recommend that you reserve well in advance. We’re happy to get riders out to help support all of these outstanding causes, so give us a call and get out there and ride.

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