Buzzards Bay bike ride is Oct. 6

Ride starts in Little Compton or Westport

Posted 9/14/19

Pedal 35, 75, or 100 miles on October 6 and join more than 300 others biking to protect clean water in Buzzards Bay at the Buzzards Bay Watershed Ride. Registration is open at …

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Buzzards Bay bike ride is Oct. 6

Ride starts in Little Compton or Westport

Posted

Pedal 35, 75, or 100 miles on October 6 and join more than 300 others biking to protect clean water in Buzzards Bay at the Buzzards Bay Watershed Ride. Registration is open at savebuzzardsbay.org/ride.

Riders will get some of the best coastal fall views that New England has to offer: long stretches of windswept beaches, bright foliage, and bogs red with cranberries. All cyclists are supported with a free lunch stop, multiple water and snack stations, on-the-road bike mechanics and dinner at the end of the journey. 

First-time cyclists or seasoned professionals are welcome. Each cyclist in the Watershed Ride has a fundraising goal that supports the Buzzards Bay Coalition, a nonprofit organization working to protect clean water in communities throughout Buzzards Bay and Vineyard Sound.

This year, the coalition hopes to raise more than $225,000 to support its work on education, advocacy, research, and conservation. Peter Pereira of New Bedford said: “Cycling is the perfect mode of transportation to enjoy the natural beauty of our region. The Watershed Ride is the perfect opportunity to support the coalition by doing an activity that I love.”

Overlapping routes begin in Little Compton (100 miles), Westport (75 miles), and Rochester (35 miles), with all three converging in Woods Hole for a finish line party with live music, beer, wine, al fresco dinner, and awards ceremony. Team participation is welcome and encouraged! To learn more or sign up, visit savebuzzardsbay.org/ride.

The Buzzards Bay Coalition is also offering free training rides throughout the month of September in several towns. To reserve a spot at a training ride, visit savebuzzardsbay.org/events.

The 2019 Buzzards Bay Watershed Ride is sponsored by Hutker Architects, BayCoast Bank, First Citizens’ Federal Credit Union, Amica Insurance, and G.A.F Engineering. 

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