Environmental group opens bike ride registration

May 18, 2020

Cyclists of all ages and abilities can sign up now to bike 35, 75 or 100 miles at the Buzzards Bay Watershed Ride on Sunday, Oct. 4 by visiting www.savebuzzardsbay.org/ride

The Watershed Ride is a community event that supports a great cause: clean water in Buzzards Bay. More than 300 cyclists participate in the Watershed Ride each year, pedaling through 11 coastal communities. 

Participants who sign up before June 1 will save $10 on the registration.

Starting in Little Compton, R.I., the 100-mile route picks up the 75-mile riders at Horseneck Beach State Reservation in Westport and the 35-mile riders at East Over Farm in Rochester. All three route options finish together at a waterfront celebration in Woods Hole on Cape Cod, complete with cheering supporters, a hot dinner, beer and wine bar, live music and complimentary massages.

With a food truck lunch stop, water and snack stations every 20 miles, bike mechanics on the route, and shuttles for both people and bikes, cyclists are well cared for and supported.  

Last year, riders raised more than $220,000 to support the Buzzards Bay Coalition. Each rider raises a minimum of $300, and prizes go to riders and teams that raise the highest totals. Many riders form a team with friends and training groups. To sign up for the Buzzards Bay Watershed Ride, visit www.savebuzzardsbay.org/ride.