With less than two weeks to go before the Buzzards Bay Coalition’s seventh annual Buzzards Bay Watershed Ride on Sunday, October 6, more than 100 cyclists are gearing up to pedal 75 miles from Westport to Woods Hole in support of clean water.
The Buzzards Bay Watershed Ride attracts expert and casual bike riders alike. Cyclists ages 12 and over are welcome to sign up. With a lunch stop, water and snack stations along the course, and on-the-road repair technicians available at call, all riders can feel confident that the course is safe. For riders who aren’t quite ready to tackle the full 75-mile route, there is a shorter 35-mile option that begins at Eastover Farm in Rochester. Along both routes, riders will enjoy scenic views of Southeastern Massachusetts’ beaches, harbors, rivers, farms, and forests awash in the colors of early fall.
Riders are asked to raise a minimum of $300, but many participants set loftier fundraising goals. Riders who reach fundraising milestones of $400 and higher receive prizes, including REI outdoor gear, Coalition merchandise and entry into a raffle for a prize gift package. All funds raised through the Watershed Ride go directly to the Coalition’s restoration, protection, education and advocacy work throughout the Buzzards Bay watershed.
For many participants, the best part of the Watershed Ride is taking the opportunity to slow down and enjoy the natural beauty of the Buzzards Bay watershed in autumn.
Registration for the Watershed Ride is open until Monday, September 30, at 5:00 pm. You can also support the Watershed Ride by sponsoring a rider or volunteering your time the day of the event. Visit www.savebuzzardsbay.org/WatershedRide to register, donate, and learn more.