Join us Friday, June 22nd, from 6 pm to 9 pm for a kickoff event to introduce the Central Mass community to our newest chapter of cycling advocates. The evening will feature a fundraiser silent auction to benefit the new Central Mass chapter of MassBike, with prizes donated by local Worcester businesses and bike shops.
The various donated items include a package of yoga classes at Kula Yoga and Wellness in Worcester, a set of WTB Riddler tubeless-ready tires, a full bike tune-up and accessories from Fritz’s Bike Shop, a Stan’s NoTubes sealant package, gift cards to local shops and restaurants, and a his and hers set of retro Schwinn cruiser bikes, as well as many other items to help you and your bike get ready for the summer. All proceeds from the auction will directly contribute to funding the Central MA chapter of MassBike, an advocacy group benefiting cyclists in Worcester County and beyond.
For your dining pleasure, there will be delicious Jamaican food provided by One Love Café, and for the adults over 21, there will be a tasty selection of brews from the taproom of 3cross Fermentation Cooperative, Massachusetts’ first community-owned brewery.
Representatives from MassBike will be on hand to talk about the benefits of MassBike, provide literature and membership opportunities, and discuss why and how the Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition (MassBike) promotes a bicycle-friendly environment and encourages bicycling for fun, fitness and transportation.
When we work together, great things can happen. MassBike is thrilled to be working with the Minuteman Road Club, a Massachusetts based competitive and recreational cycling club for over 30 years, to bring you this summer's ride to be at -- Tim Johnson's Wachusett Fondo.
On Saturday, July 28, MRC brings back their summer classic for a second year with some new additions (including us!!). Starting and ending at the Wachusett Brewing Company in Westminster, Mass., the ride will be hosted by cyclocross legend Tim Johnson and will traverse beautiful central Massachusetts roadways, including the legendary Wachusett Mountain climb. Proceeds from the event will benefit the our work as we continue to focus on bicycle legislation, safety, and education.
Many of you may know Tim as a member of our board of directors. But he's also the only American to race the World Championships in road, cross country mountain bike and cyclocross. As the first American to earn a medal at the UCI Cyclocross World Championships, he has led the globalization for 'cross and has been a part of the bicycle movement across the country and the world as a bike advocate.
In addition to adding Tim Johnson to the mix, the ride will take on new routes for 2018. The first will be comprised of a challenging 70 mile ride with gravel sectors and the second, a friendly 40 mile ride. Check out the full routes on the registration page! Participants will ascend Wachusett Mountain and finish with a downhill roll to the Wachusett Brewing Company for great food, fantastic ales and fast friends hanging out in the outdoor beer garden or the recently opened indoor brew yard.