On August 7-10 we rode the 8th Annual Mass BikePike Tour, and as usual it was a lot of fun. We started in Shirley, MA and went through many picturesque towns. Every day seemed to reveal landscape and scenery more beautiful than the last.
Each year we especially enjoy the feeling of community we get from spending time with so many dedicated cyclists during the tour. We see familiar faces along with fresh ones. We greet old friends and meet new bicycling enthusiasts and advocates.
Thank you to all the participants, volunteers, and sponsors. We have 19 new members after the tour and received 56 additional donations. Our SAG driver Kate Salter Jackson donated Jet Blue tickets as a raffle prize - a HUGE thank you to her.
We especially want to thank Bruce Lederer for organizing another successful tour to benefit MassBike. Bruce has been the driving (or rather, riding) force behind it all for eight years, making each tour better than the last!
If you missed this year's tour, you can see some pictures on the Mass BikePike Facebook page.