CYCLE Kids Charity Bike Ride | Sunday, May 20th
Choose from a metric century with over 3,500 feet of climbing,
a 36 mile ride, or a 5 mile fun ride with your child.
In celebration of National Bike Month, CYCLE Kids is hosting our second annual Breakaway Bike Ride and Luncheon to raise money to get kids on bikes and on their way to living healthy, active lives!
The first 250 participants will receive a limited edition Breakaway bike jersey. All will enjoy a post ride celebration on the beautiful grounds of the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum. Wind down after your ride with an ice cold beer or a glass of wine, a freshly grilled lunch prepared by Best of Boston chef and restaurateur Paul O'Connell of Chez Henri, and fresh grilled salmon by Chef Danny of the Atlantic Fish Company, all while enjoying the bluegrass tunes of the Pine Hill Ramblers!
About the Ride
With the help of the Charles River Wheelmen, CYCLE Kids has put together two 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 shorter ride winds 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 3,500 feet of climbing among the hills of Harvard.
Ride hard | Feel good | Help start a child down the right path
About CYCLE Kids
CYCLE Kids gives communities an innovative curriculum that brings new excitement to physical education classes and to a child's literacy lessons. Over 3,500 children call themselves a "CYCLE Kid."
If you never try to ride a bike you will never learn how to ride a bike, but the cyclekid program will help you reach your goal to ride a bike and I believe that if you setoff one goal you will set off more and more goals and become a better person in life."
-Adriana, 5th grade CYCLE Kid, Winter Hill Community School
Come and ride or just come for lunch, it's your choice.
Riders will receive
- A CYCLE Kids 2012 Breakaway bike jersey (given to the first 250 registered riders)
- A CYCLE Kids waterbottle
- Ride support from Wheelworks
- Three fully supported refreshment stops and pre-ride snacks
Riders and Luncheon Guests will enjoy
- A Freshly grilled lunch prepared by Chef Paul O'Connell of Chez Henri and freshly
grilled salmon by Chef Danny of Atlantic Fish.
- Beer by the High and Mighty Beer Company and Wine by Westport Rivers
- Admission to the Museum's Sculpture Gardens and Gift Shop
The registration fee is $50, with an additional fundraising minimum of $150. CYCLE Kids will provide you with a personalized fundraising page. You will be able to customize it, share it with your family and friends, and track your donations.
Don't feel like fundraising? Just register with our simple flat fee, and we'll see you at the ride!
Here's what you need to know when you register:
Fundraise for Team Breakaway
On the registration page, choose the option to fundraise. You will be asked to pay an upfront fee of $50 which will count toward your fundraising commitment. Once you register, you will receive a fundraising page from Razoo and you will become a member of Team Breakaway!
NOTE: By selecting this option you agree to the terms and conditions of the "CYCLE Kids 2012 Breakaway Charity Bike Ride Fundraising Guidelines" at the bottom of this page.
Purchase a Ticket
If you prefer to purchase your ticket for a flat fee, on the registration page choose one of the following options:
Individual Ticket Options
- $200: For the ride and lunch
- $100: For lunch only (lunch begins at 12:30, but you're welcomed to come
earlier and enjoy the beautiful gardens.)
- $300: For two adults and up to two children under the age of 16
(The family ticket includes ONE bike jersey and the option for everyone to ride.)
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
- 5 mile family ride: register at 10 am, ride departs at 10:30 am
The metric century ride and the 36- mile course will have 2 water stops along the route. There will not be a water stop along the 5- 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 once available).
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 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 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 the responsibility and come to the ride prepared and excited! Below is a list of items everyone should bring with them on May 20th.
- Frame pump
- Portabe Mini-tool
- Individual water and snacks
- If needed, bring your own medication (Advil, Motrin, inhalers, etc.) The American Red Cross
does not diespense medications of any kind.
- Cell phone
- Spare tires/tubes (at least 2)
- Drivers license/photo id
- Credit Card
*The CYCLE Kids 2012 Breakaway Charity Ride Fundraising Guidelines
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY AS BY SELECTING THE OPTION TO FUNDRAISE FOR YOUR REGISTRATION FEE YOU WILL BE CONFIRMING YOUR COMMITMENT TO ABIDE BY THESE GUIDELINES.
Terms and Conditions
Fundraising Commitment: The CYCLE Kids 2012 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 2012 Breakaway Charity Ride scheduled for Sunday, May 20th, 2012. 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 Saturday, May 19, 2012. 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 30, 2012.
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."
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