Urban Gives Back

We’re proud to partner with city and community organizations to offer unique and exciting rides this year. From touring local farms to providing bikes for special events, we’ve got a great lineup! Stay tuned as we finalize our (long) list of sponsored events. If you’re hosting an event and are looking for sponsors, just click the “Contact” tab above and send us an email!

If you’re interested in renting a bike for one of these events, fill out our charity ride inquiry form, or call us at (617) 670-0637 or contact the event organizer for instructions. Heading in from out of town for a ride, but want to ride your own trusty steed? Our service department will be happy to receive, assemble, and ship your bike for the ride.

Upcoming Charity Rides and Events

Past Sponsored Rides and Events


Boston Brain Tumor Ride

May 19, 2019

This year, the National Brain Tumor Society will be hosting the 25th Annual Boston Brain Tumor Ride on May 19, 2019. All proceeds raised allow National Brain Tumor Society to advance research and public policy, we aim to improve the availability of new and better treatments and fuel the discovery of a cure for brain tumors. Over the last 24 years the Boston Brain Tumor Ride has raised over $17 Million towards brain tumor research. This event offers individuals and teams a chance to honor and remember loved ones and connect with others in the brain tumor community.


Tour de Cure North Shore

May 19, 2019

Join the American Diabetes Association at the 2019 Tour de Cure. They’re advertising this ride to be more unified, inclusive and powerful than ever before, with ride, run and walk options for the whole family. Enjoy scenic views of traditional New England landscapes and charming countryside through the North Shore of Massachusetts. Looking for an epic riding experience? Look no further than the 100M Gran Fondo – a true test of endurance with two timed segments (hill climb and time trial) for fantastic prizes.


American Cancer Society’s Bicycles Battling Cancer

June 9, 2019

On Sunday, June 9th the American Cancer Society’s Bicycles Battling Cancer event will begin at 7:30 AM at the Hillside School in Marlborough, Massachusetts. Riders who participate are asked to raise money in order to support the fight against cancer. They can ride 30, 50, 70, or 100 mile routes. The American Cancer Society is saving about 400 lives per day, and this number can be increased through funds raised by this event.


2018 RIDE to End Alzheimer’s

June 22, 2019

The Ride to End Alzheimer’s will begins in Rye, New Hampshire. There are the traditional 30, 62, and 100 mile rides. Additionally, there is a 1 mile Family Ride. Alzheimer’s affects millions of Americans and their families every year, and the Noonan family partnered with the Alzheimer’s Association to begin the Ride to raise funds to advance research for Alzheimer’s and provide care for those affected while decreasing the risk of dementia.


Tri-State Trek

June 21, 2019

The Tri-State Trek will commence on Friday June 21st at 6am at Boston College and will be followed by a 270 mile ride all the way to Greenwich, Connecticut, ending at 8 pm on Sunday, June 24th. The Tri-State Trek raises money for research for ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease). We’re proud to offer Tri-State Trek participants delivery to starting line and pickup after the ride (in Greenwich CT only) for $25.


Bike MS: Cape Cod Getaway

June 29, 2019

Starting at 7:30 am on Saturday June 29th, more than 2,000 cyclists will begin Bike MS: Cape Cod Getaway. Bike MS is 150 mile trip that begins in Quincy, rides through Cape Cod, and ends in Provincetown Sunday, July 1st at 2:30 pm. Multiple Sclerosis is an unpredictable, typically chronic but progressive disease of the central nervous system. MS only has “disease modifying” medicines and a cure has yet to be found. Funds will be used to research causes and cures for MS. Like many of our other rides, we offer 15% off rentals for this ride, and can provide delivery to the starting line.


The Orange Carnival

July 20, 2019

Celebrate with riders from Aruba and the Netherlands at the first annual Citizen Diplomacy Aruba Bike Party!

The Capital City of Aruba is seeking a Sister Cities relationship with the City of Boston which merits this festive prelude. The theme of this free ride will be “The Orange Carnival” so make sure you wear your brightest orange outfit in solidarity with the Orange City; “Oranjestad – Aruba”!

The Aruba Bike Party is a family friendly, slow & fun bicycle party ride featuring music trailers playing Aruban Carnival Music. The route will be a short (10 mile) scenic city ride along the Boston waterfront and starts at 11:00 am at Copley Square and ends at Flat Top Johnny’s at Kendall Square in Cambridge for a tremendous Aruban afterparty  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29282794.

Stay tuned for the event page coming soon! https://www.facebook.com/ArubaBikeParty

The Aruba Bike Party will be held in Aruba in late November and Aruba invites all Bostonian cyclists to partake at this event as well.


Reid’s Ride

July 21, 2019

Reid’s Ride is held each year on the third Sunday in July in Gloucester, MA. This year — the 15th annual! — it’ll be held on Sunday, July 21st 2019. Cyclists begin gathering for check-in around 6:45 AM in the parking lot at Lynnfield High School and begin departing between 7:15 and 7:30 AM on bicycle ride that travels along a scenic and varied route of town and country and seaside roads to Gloucester’s Stage Fort Park for food, music, fun and festivities. The 28-mile open-road route is supported by technical and emergency chase teams, water stations, and a rest stop.


Pan-Mass Challenge

August 3, 2019

The Pan-Mass Challenge brings together thousands of cyclists, volunteers, donors and corporate sponsors to raise money so that Dana-Farber’s doctors and researchers so that they have the necessary resources and tools to discover cures for all types of cancer. The ride runs from Saturday, August 3th  – Sunday, August 4th. They offer multiple routes and ride lengths to suit the needs and interests of almost any kind of rider, and put on one of the largest charity rides in the state. We’re happy to offer 15% off rentals for Pan-Mass Challenge riders.


Cycle MA: State Bike Tour

August 3, 2019

Billed as “The Friendliest Ride in the East,” the Cycle MA State Bike Tour takes place between Saturday, August 3th 2018 – Friday, August 9th 2019. They explore different parts of the state every year, and sometimes even venture into neighboring states! Special this year, they’re adding a new rider reception, so you can get to know some of the friendly volunteers, a few old timers and others who are new to Cycle Massachusetts. For this ride we offer 15% off rentals, and though we can’t offer delivery to this event, Bruce ([email protected]) is usually able to help with bike-delivery arrangements.


Berkshires to Boston

September 11, 2018

The Berkshires to Boston Bicycle Tour is a four-day, 240 mile bike tour crossing Massachusetts from the New York border to downtown Boston. Showcasing the best of Massachusetts cycling, the tour begins in the scenic Berkshire hills, meanders through the Connecticut River Valley, rolls over the state’s central plateau and spins through Lexington and other historic communities before arriving in the vibrant capital – Boston. There, riders join more than 5,000 cycling enthusiasts for TD Bank Hub on Wheels, Boston’s annual bicycling festival.


Ride for Food

September 23, 2018

Three Squares New England’s Ride for Food supports local food pantries,community farms, and food rescue organizations. They’re heading into their seventh year of running this ride, and offer 10, 25, and 50 mile courses.


Climate Ride NE: Bar Harbor to Boston Bike Ride

September 12-15, 2019

This 5-day bike tour showcases world-class cycling in Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts. You’ll ride along the North Atlantic’s scenic coastline and quiet inland roads by day and spend evenings with an amazing community of people. Beginning in Acadia National Park, you’ll experience quaint harbor towns, lighthouses, mountain lakes, ocean vistas, and on the final day, we will retrace, in reverse, Paul Revere’s famous midnight ride of 1775. There are various mileage options each day to suit all types of cyclists.


Harbor to the Bay

September 14, 2019

Harbor to the Bay is a one day bike ride from Boston to Provincetown, this year on Saturday, September 15, 2018. 100% of rider-received pledges go to the beneficiaries of the ride.

The stated goals of this ride are to improve community awareness of HIV/AIDS care and services, to support those organizations that advance the quality and accessibility care, and to help prevent HIV infection and to positively impact people living with HIV/AIDS.


Hub on Wheels

September 15, 2019

This citywide bike ride is fully supported, and offers a chance for you to explore Boston’s harbor views and hidden pathways, river greenways and wonderfully eclectic neighborhoods. You haven’t seen the Hub until you’ve seen it on two wheels!

In collaboration with DCR, Boston Bikes and numerous corporate and community partners, this year’s 15th annual ride will take place on Sunday, September 15th, 2019.


Rodman Ride for Kids

September 21, 2019

The Rodman Ride for Kids is an umbrella matching gift charity raising funds for youth-focused social service organizations supporting at-risk youth in Massachusetts. This is a non-competitive 25, 50, or 100-mile cycling tour throughout Southeastern, MA, with 100% of proceeds impacting at-risk kids. The Rodman Ride for Kids is the #1 one-day athletic event supporting kids in the nation!



Tour de South Shore

September 21, 2019

The McCourt Foundation’s  Tour de South Shore Athletic Festival offers a 25 or 50 Mile Bike, a 5K Run and a 5K Walk.

Get involved by choosing your athletic event and support & honor loved ones at our fun, healthy, community event.  Participants can join an established team, start a new team or go solo – All in the spirit of giving back to many health-related, worthy causes!


Ride to Defeat ALS

September 22, 2019

The Ride to Defeat ALS is the ALS Association’s annual charity ride starting at the Longfellow Health Club in Wayland, MA. They offer 10, 25, 50, and 70-mile rides. This year, they’ve added Ride with GPS routes for the various ride lengths, and they’ve also partnered with Castle Island Brewing Co. to offer a free drink to all participants of the ride.



Autumn Escape Bike Trek

September 27, 2019

The Autumn Escape Bike Trek is a fully-supported ride along beautiful Cape Cod, MA. All food and accommodations for the weekend are covered by your fundraising minimum. Lodging consists of cabins with electricity and bathrooms nearby. Activities follow the ride each day and include our infamous Trek Tent City, a lobster dinner and much, much more!

Funds raised from the Autumn Escape Bike Trek will support the American Lung Association’s mission of saving lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease.


CF Cycle for Life

October 5, 2019

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Cycle for Life is a fully-supported ride with route options of 12, 30 or 65 miles. From breakfast to our cycle post party, you can enjoy fully stocked rest stops every 10-12 miles, 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.