Buzzards Bay Watershed Ride

October is the perfect time of year to explore New England – and what better way to experience the region’s spectacular autumn scenery than on your bicycle? Register today for the Buzzards Bay Coalition’s Seventh Annual Buzzards Bay Watershed Ride on Sunday, October 6 and you can celebrate the beauty of our region while helping to keep it clean and healthy.

The Watershed Ride draws many different participants, including families, serious cyclists and casual riders seeking a new fitness challenge. Cyclists ages 12 and over are welcome to sign up. All funds raised from the Watershed Ride will support the Coalition’s work to restore clean water, conserve natural lands and engage the community in protecting Buzzards Bay.

Participants can choose between two picturesque routes: a 75-mile course that begins at Westport’s Horseneck Beach State Reservation or a 35-mile option that begins at Eastover Farm in Rochester, both finishing at Quissett Harbor in Woods Hole. Along the way, riders will enjoy scenic views of Southeastern Massachusetts’ beaches, harbors, rivers, farms and forests awash in the colors of early fall.

With a lunch stop, water and snack stations along the course, and on-the-road repair technicians available at call, riders can feel confident that the course is safe and fully supported. At the finish line, the 150-plus riders will be greeted by a crowd of cheering supporters and a celebration with food, drinks and live music by The Dancing Dogs.

So pump up your tires, strap on your helmet and start training! The Buzzards Bay Watershed Ride is a little more than a month away. To learn more about the Watershed Ride, register as a cyclist or sign up to volunteer, visit

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