Summer Century & Family Ride A Success!

Our first Summer Century & Family Ride is in the books! Almost 400 riders joined us for a great day of cycling, fun, and food. Even the weather cooperated for once (a rarity for MassBike events)! Thank you to everyone who rode – with your help we raised over $9,200 dollars to support MassBike’s advocacy efforts. Many MassBike members participated, and 30 new members joined up on the spot! From racers, to veteran distance riders, to families, to people just out for a leisurely ride, to some on their very first group ride, we had them all! Which is especially great because we represent all of you!

We could not have pulled it off without the dedication of our awesome volunteers. The event was organized by MassBike’s Board of Directors, and you saw many of them working hard at Lexington High School and the rest stops in Groton and at Great Brook Farm State Park. We want to particularly recognize Bob Dangel, our Treasurer, who led the entire effort and really made the event happen.

We also want to recognize the support of our great sponsors who donated much-appreciated products and services to the event: Redbones BBQ, Ride Studio Cafe, Iggy’s Bread of the World, Honest Tea, Luna Bar/Team Luna Chix, Landry’s Bicycles, Peet’s Coffee & Tea, and the New England Mountain Bike Patrol.

In case you were wondering, here is the breakdown of riders. It was a really good mix at all ability levels:

Total Riders: 397

12 mile: 34
22 mile: 61
47 mile: 76
62 mile: 126
100 mile: 100

For a grand total of roughly 22,602 miles ridden! Or from our downtown Boston office almost all the way around the earth! (If you left Boston heading north, you would make it about as far as New York City.)

We hope everyone enjoyed the event! We learned a lot, and will make it even better next time. If you have any comments or suggestions for next year, please let us know at

Here are some pictures from the day:

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6 Responses to Summer Century & Family Ride A Success!

  1. Sylvain August 20, 2010 at 12:37 pm #

    This was a great event! Looking forward to next year!

  2. eric Lundquist August 20, 2010 at 1:45 pm #

    I was one of the 76 that rode the 43 mile route. It was really a great route and a great event. For anyone that thinks of this part of Mass. as only rts 128/93/95, this was a unique opportunity to see the backroads. I’m a member of massbike and I look forward to doubling the size of the event and funding next year. thanks again

  3. matt August 22, 2010 at 2:45 am #

    sadly I had to miss this though I had registered. will be there next year; I bet there’ll be >1000 riders.

    btw did anyone capture the century route on GPS? (i.e., TCX or GPX file from a Garmin etc.) I couldn’t quite make it out from the description. would love to go ride it myself sometime…

  4. Patrick Allen August 25, 2010 at 1:44 pm #

    All routes had arrows painted on the asphalt, right? If so, people should be free to ride each route on their own, as I might do as I couldn’t make it out on the day of the event. Thanks MassBike!

  5. Kim R. March 23, 2011 at 2:29 am #

    This sounds very interesting, to volunteer and/or participate in the ride or both?, planning meeting 3/28 6:30pm? I will know closer to the close of the weekend if I am able to attend, ok.


  1. Volunteers Needed For Ride Planning @ MassBike - March 8, 2011

    […] We need volunteers who want to get involved at these early planning stages to help be a major part of making the 2011 ride as big a success as last year’s. The 2010 Summer Century & Family Ride consisted of five rides, with a total of nearly 400 riders. You can find out more about last year’s ride here. […]