Saturday May 21, 2011
8:00 AM to 3:30 PM EDT

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deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum
51 Sandy Pond Road
Lincoln, MA 01773

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Kathryn Dewey

email:  kdewey@cyclekids.org
phone:  617-661-0908


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About the Ride

In celebration of National Bike Month, CYCLE Kids is hosting our First Annual Breakaway Bike Ride and luncheon to raise money to get kids on bikes and on their way to living healthy, active lives!  


With the help of the Charles River Wheelmen, CYCLE Kids has put together three beautiful rides for you to enjoy on a New England spring morning. All rides leave from the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in the historic town of Lincoln, a rural community only 20 miles from downtown Boston. The two shorter rides wind through pastoral Lincoln, Concord, and Sudbury. The metric century will take you past beautiful vistas by the Fruitlands Museum in Harvard, and challenge you with more than 3,000 feet of climbing among the hills of Harvard.


Following the ride, relax and listen to bluegrass music as you enjoy a lunch on the picturesque grounds of the deCordova museum prepared by Best of Boston chef and restaurateur, Paul O’Connell of Chez Henri. 









Registration & Start Details

All rides leave from the deCordova (parking is available on-site). Registration and start details for the morning of the ride are as follows: 

Metric Century: register at 7:30 am, ride departs at 8 am
36 mile ride: register at 9:30 am, ride departs at 10 am

19 mile ride: register at 9:30 am, ride departs at 10:15 am

Cost Details 

$200 ride fee includes   
— CYCLE Kids 2011 Breakaway bike jersey (given to the first 200 registered riders)
— CYCLE Kids waterbottle
— Pre ride snacks
— Ride support from Pedro's and Wheelworks
— Two fully supported refreshment stops  
— Post ride bike wash by Pedro's
— CYCLE Kids 2011 Breakaway ride t-shirt
— Delicious lunch prepared by Chef Paul O'Connell of Chez Henri

Beer by Vermont's Long Trail Brewery

— Admission to the Museum's Sculpture Gardens and Gift Shop

$75 luncheon fee includes
— CYCLE Kids 2011 Breakaway ride t-shirt

— Delicious lunch prepared by Chef Paul O'Connell of Chez Henri
— Beer by Vermont's Long Trail Brewery
— Admission to the Museum's Sculpture Gardens and Gift Shop

How Does This Work?

For the ride and luncheon:  $200

For luncheon tickets only:  $75 ($35 for under 18)
To fundraise for your ride and luncheon ticket:  $50*

* By selecting this option you agree to the terms and conditions of the "CYCLE Kids 2011 Breakaway Charity Bike Ride Fundraising Guidelines" as detailed at the bottom of this page. You also agree to raise at least $150 to cover the cost of the "ride and luncheon" fee of $200. Upon registration, you will receive a Razoo personalized fundraising page. You will be able to customize it, share it with your family and friends, and track your donations. 

Even if you did not choose the option to fundraise for your registration fee, you can also share your passion and commitment to the CYCLE Kids mission by asking your family members or friends to support your ride with a contribution.

Here's how funds are spent:
$       30   Purchases a Specialized Helmet for a Student

$     125   Provides Bicycle Skills and Nutrition Student and Parent Guides for an entire class
$     220   Purchases a brand new Specialized bicycle for a school
$     500   Covers the expenses of a Teacher and Police Officer Training for a new program
$  1,000   Sponsors a bike giveaway contest for two kids
$10,000   Donates the CYCLE Kids Program to an entire school or community center

 How do you invite your family and friends to learn more about CYCLE Kids and support your efforts to bring more programs to more children?  It is quite simple. Send us an email and we will send you a personalized fundraising page on Razoo. You will be able to customize it, share it with your family and friends, and track your donations.

Many thanks to our generous sponsors who have provided gifts to thank you for your fundraising efforts. 

— Five individual riders raising over $750 will have a chance to win a Thule Strap Rack. 

— All riders raising more than $500 will automatically be entered to win gift certificates from local restaurants and other bike related gifts.

Ride Details

Route Maps and Cue Sheets:
Below are the links to the three rides.

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Metric Century route map and cue sheet
36 mile route map and cue sheet
19 mile route map and cue sheet

Refreshment Stops:
The metric-century ride and the 36-mile course will have 2 water stops along the route. There will not be a water stop on the 19-mile course. Each water stop will be equipped with:

— Volunteers passing out water and snacks

— Professional mechanics available for quick bike fixes
— Volunteers from The American Red Cross
— Port-o-potties (please be sure to use the designated portable toilets and respect the area around the refreshment station)

There are a few convenience stores along the 3 routes if you need an extra rest stop/ fuel station (see map).

Ride Support:
This is a fully supported ride, but participants are encouraged to plan ahead and come to the ride prepared. There will be SAG wagons with professional mechanics available along the routes, as well as mechanics at the start/finish line and at each of the refreshment stops. There will be 3 ride leaders for each route; 1 to lead the way, 1 to ride/stay in the middle of the pack, and 1 to be the last rider on the course or the sweep. Volunteers from The American Red Cross will be available at the start and finish of the ride, along with at the refreshment stops. A first aid kit will be in the SAG wagon as well.

What To Bring:
Even though there will be a lot of support provided throughout the ride, riders should take personal responsibility and come to the ride prepared and excited! Below is a list of items everyone should bring with them on May 21st:  

— Frame pump
— Portable Mini-tool
— Individual water and snacks
If needed, bring your own medication (Advil, Motrin, inhalers, etc) because the American Red Cross does not dispense medication of any kind.
— Cell phone
— Spare tires/tubes (at least 2)
— Drivers license/ photo id
— Credit Card
— Money

Ride hard | Feel good  | Help start a child down the right path

*The CYCLE Kids 2011 Breakaway Charity Ride
Fundraising Guidelines


Terms and Conditions

Fundraising Commitment: The CYCLE Kids 2011 Breakaway Charity Ride is intended to raise funds to support the operations and mission of CYCLE Kids. By selecting this option to fundraise for your entry fee for the ride and luncheon, you acknowledge and agree that it is your obligation to secure donations to CYCLE Kids at least equal to the $200 minimum registration requirement and in return receive an individual entry to the CYCLE Kids 2011 Breakaway Charity Ride scheduled for Saturday, May 21, 2011. Once you fundraise a minimum of $200 you will automatically be registered for the ride and luncheon.

Valid credit card information must be provided to a CYCLE Kids employee when they contact you after your registration.  Once your valid credit card information is received, a personalized fundraising page will be sent to you.

-A non-refundable $50 processing fee will be charged to your card  during registration. 

-The full minimum donation amount of $200 is due by Friday, May 20, 2011. In the event that you do not meet the above fundraising requirements, CYCLE Kids reserves the right to charge the balance owed to meet your commitment of $200 to your credit card. If you continue to fundraise after your credit card has been processed for the remaining balance due, we will reimburse you upon written request. We will no longer reimburse your card after May 31, 2011.

Cancellation Policy: Your $50 registration fee and any money you raise in support of your registration fee is not refundable.   

Matching Gift Policy: Many companies match employees’ charitable contributions. We encourage you to check with your employer to see if your company has this program, and we encourage you to ask your donors if their employers match gifts.

By selecting the option on the event registration page to fundraise a minimum of $150 for your entry fee you have hereby agreed to accept the terms and conditions as set forth above in the “Fundraising Guidelines."