Summer Century & Family Ride A Success!

Our first Summer Century & Family Ride is in the books! Almost 400 riders joined us for a great day of cycling, fun, and food. Even the weather cooperated for once (a rarity for MassBike events)! Thank you to everyone who rode - with your help we raised over $9,200 dollars to support MassBike's advocacy efforts. Many MassBike members participated, and 30 new members joined up on the spot! From racers, to veteran distance riders, to families, to people just out for a leisurely ride, to some on their very first group ride, we had them all! Which is especially great because we represent all of you!

We could not have pulled it off without the dedication of our awesome volunteers. The event was organized by MassBike's Board of Directors, and you saw many of them working hard at Lexington High School and the rest stops in Groton and at Great Brook Farm State Park. We want to particularly recognize Bob Dangel, our Treasurer, who led the entire effort and really made the event happen.

We also want to recognize the support of our great sponsors who donated much-appreciated products and services to the event: Redbones BBQ, Ride Studio Cafe, Iggy's Bread of the World, Honest Tea, Luna Bar/Team Luna Chix, Landry's Bicycles, Peet's Coffee & Tea, and the New England Mountain Bike Patrol.

In case you were wondering, here is the breakdown of riders. It was a really good mix at all ability levels:

Total Riders: 397

12 mile: 34
22 mile: 61
47 mile: 76
62 mile: 126
100 mile: 100

For a grand total of roughly 22,602 miles ridden! Or from our downtown Boston office almost all the way around the earth! (If you left Boston heading north, you would make it about as far as New York City.)

We hope everyone enjoyed the event! We learned a lot, and will make it even better next time. If you have any comments or suggestions for next year, please let us know at [email protected].

Here are some pictures from the day:

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