Here is a list of cycling events we currently know are happening throughout the country.
Do you know of a Charity Ride or Rotary Cycling Event in your area? Feel free to submit the event here to have it listed on this calendar.
April – November 2014
Recently, Interbay Rotary club made the decision to support autism with the focus on children. Autism Spectrum Disorder is currently being diagnosed at the rate of 1/88 children today. We do not know what causes autism and no current cure exists. It costs a family between 3-5 million dollars over their child’s lifespan. Yet, less than 5% of NIH research dollars goes toward autism…far less than the 44% that goes to childhood cancer or the 20% that funds childhood diabetes even though the prevalence of autism is far greater.
Every cyclist will raise $400, through Imathlete.com. Email your personal fundraising page to your family with your event goal and raise as much money as you can for a great cause. Riders in the past have raised $300 to $3000 each year.
The Rotary Club of Burlington is offering a fully supported 25, 50, 64 and 100 mile bike tour. Cruise down beautiful, lightly traveled back roads in Burlington and Monmouth Counties. From rolling hills and horse farms to the solitude of the Pines, this ride is one of the most unique and beautiful rides in New Jersey. All routes are well-marked, and have well stocked rest / food stops, SAG support and lunch at the end of the ride. All registrants will get a free T-Shirt.
The ride will start in Wenatchee at Walla Walla Point Park, then follow along the Wenatchee River as it winds through Monitor, Cashmere, Dryden and Peshastin until you reach Leavenworth. The 100-milers will continue on, to the Lake Wenatchee Fire Staton where they will turn around for the trip back to Walla Walla Point Park.
25 Mile Turn Around: Cashmere, WA
50 Mile Turn Around: Cascade High School, Leavenworth
100 Mile Turn Around: Lake Wenatchee Fire Station, Lake Wenatchee
Finish Line Festival
Enjoy a free relaxing meal at the Finish Line Fest with music and a no-host beer garden.
This is an open road ride. Rotarian volunteers and local bike shop mobile mechanics monitor routes. Mechanics will be on hand to make minor repairs (bring your checkbook if parts are needed). Please have your bikes tuned up beforehand.
“Meet the new route, same as the old route” … you’ll be humming along to The Who classic as we return back to the hilly scenic country roads of Sunnyvale. Designed for only the most seasoned cyclist, this route is actually 66.5 miles (107k) long and tours through the town of Sunnyvale before heading south, through Mesquite, and into rural southern Dallas County. The northern portion of the route is characterized by winding and rolling asphalt roads with a couple of challenging climbs. Heading south, the terrain becomes mostly flat and high winds are common. If the weather’s hot, there are six well stocked rest stops approximately 10 miles apart to help you get through the day.
The Tour de Steamboat is an annual bicycle event that brings together 1000 cyclists and over 30 local and state-wide volunteers, on a one-day ride through beautiful Northern Colorado. Names like Rabbit Ears Pass, Gore Pass, Stagecoach, Toponas, Upper Craven and Wolford Mountain dot this incredible route, and 3 mileage options offer something for everyone to enjoy. We are a non-competitive event open to cyclists of all ages and participants are encouraged to ride at their own pace and enjoy the majestic scenery in our part of the world!
The Fellowship Cycling to Serve 2014 Championship will be organized by Rotaryclub Heist-op-den-Berg in Belgium. Details coming soon!
Held annually the Saturday before Thanksgiving, El Tour is a fun adventure ride attracting over 9,000 cyclists of all ages and abilities from throughout the United States and worldwide, consisting of novice, intermediate, advanced, and professional riders.
Cyclists enjoy El Tour and its festivities out of a passion for cycling, while others choose the event to benchmark their fitness as part of a healthy lifestyle change or as a wellness program goal as a survivor of cancer or other life-threatening illness. Many are attracted to El Tour’s fundraising programs and its many charitable agencies for which the event raised more than $2,000,000 in 2012. All El Tour riders share a desire to ride, meet great people, raise contributions and have a fun time doing it!