Cyclonauts Bicycle Club
Inn at Riverbend
Ex-Cyclonaut member Jeanne Jeffers and her husband John invite all cyclonaut members to visit them in Pearisburg, Virginia, in the foothills of the Appalachians, and stay at their new bed & breakfast, The Inn at Riverbend. Beautiful views, great hiking, biking, and/or kayaking, along with warm hospitality are waiting for you. Check it out at www.innatriverbend.com and be sure to include “Cyclonauts member” in the notes section of the reservation form to receive a special discounted rate.
EVENTS & TOURS
√ Club members are welcome to submit events and activities to inform other club members.
√ The Cyclonauts Bicycle Club neither endorses nor vouches for any of the non-Cyclonaut activities.
√ Each member should do their own due diligence when registering or participating in a listed activity.
May 7: On Sunday, May 7, Bike New York sponsors the annual Five Borough Ride through New York City. The ride is 40 miles passing through Staten Island, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and the Bronx. Proceeds benefit bike education programs. More info at www.bike.nyc/events.
May 21/July 15-16: The American Diabetes Association will sponsor several fund-raising rides this Spring to support their education, research, and advocacy programs. Diabetes affects 20 million Americans and there is no cure. On Sunday, May 21, the North Shore Tour de Cure will be held at Topsfield, Mass, with rides to Gloucester and Ipswitch. There will be 30, 60, and 100 mile rides. On July 15-16, there will be a two day 150 mile ride from Woburn, Mass to Biddeford, Maine. Register at www.diabetes.org/tour or contact the ADA at 1-888-DIABETES.
June 4th/June 9th:Annual Cape Cod Trip
Sunday, June 4th to Friday, June 9rd at Hunters Green Motel in West Yarmouth, MA. Interested members should call (800) 775-5400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org soon because first floor rooms often book up early. Give the code RB0409 to get the discount rate of $55 per room for two double beds or $50 per night for one king. For more information call Ray Bourbeau at (413) 265-5047.
June 11: On Sunday, June 11, the 17th annual Katelynn’s Ride will be held at Hampshire College in Amherst. The ride is named for Katelynn Battista of West Springfield, who died of cancer at the age of 11. She was a patient at the Baystate Medical Cancer center and the Dana Farber cancer institute in Boston. Fund-raising will benefit these two organizations. Last year $120,000 was raised. There will be 25, 50 and 100 mile rides through the Amherst-HadleyLeverett area. Registration is available at www.kride.org. There is a $100 fundraising minimum, plus a registration fee.
June 23: On Friday, June 23, the 30th annual Trans New Hampshire ride will begin. This is a three day ride from the Canadian border down to Portsmouth via Lincoln and Concord.. Also available is a one day ride. The ride benefits the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Fund raising minimum is $1000 for the three day ride and $250 for the one day ride. The registration fee counts towards the fundraising goal. More info is available at www.transnhbikeride.org
July 9-16: The New York Parks & Trails advocacy group will sponsor a cycling/camping ride this summer: They will ride the full length of the Erie Canal on July 9-16. This is a 400 mile ride, with 2/3 of the mileage along the canal trail.
July 15:Grand Fondo Ottawa, see http://granfondoottawa.org for details
July 28 - August 6:Origin to the Ocean
A self contained camping bike tour down the CT River Valley. Starting at the Canadian border to the Atlantic Ocean. 40-60 miles per day at a slow touring pace. RSVP by 6/15/17. For further details - Kerry and Diane Goguen at 413-525-4029
August 16 - 20:The Vermont Challenge, see vtchallenge.com for details
The place to look for Cyclonaut club activities, area ride events, centuries, charity rides, etc.