September update and riding trails

I was sitting in the doctor’s office today browsing through the Improper Bostonian and saw a blurb about bike trails in the area. This article, combined with the glorious weather forecast for this long Labor Day weekend, inspired me to send some suggestions of bike trails in Massachusetts. If these trails do not work for you, or if you want to try to locate one closer to you, go to www.massbike.org to find different bike paths.

Western MA: Ashuwillticook River Trail (10.5 miles) – runs from Lanesborough to Adams along the Hoosic River

Central Mass: Southern New England Trunkline Trail – 20-mile, unpaved trail runs from Franklin to Douglas

North Shore: Cape Ann – take the commuter rail to Gloucester and bike right along the ocean

Boston Metro: Lexington Bike Routes (14 bike routes, over 82 miles total)

Paul Dudley White Charles River (20 miles) – runs from the Museum of Science to Watertown Square

South Shore: Wompatuck State Park (12 miles paved) – Very few elevation changes and paved paths

Now that September has arrived, it’s time for our first official Fundraising Update!  So far, the combined total of all seven teams riding for us plus corporate sponsorship is: $18,468!  That’s $3,464 more than we had last year on Sept 1 and 23% of our goal of $80,000. Keep up the good work, riders!

Last but not least, we need your help in the following ways:

  • Do you have an extra bike you can bring along on Ride Day? If so, please let me know, as there are people willing to ride without bikes.
  • Do you have friends or family that way to be involved in the Ride without riding? We have volunteer opportunities that need to be filled at the BBBS Waterstop on Ride morning (they’re then free to join you at HQ for the BBQ). Please contact Meg if you know anyone who would like to participate.
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