Join in the fun of the Coast to Hope Bike Ride – Saturday, June 16 (Father’s Day Weekend), in Ipswich, MA. This is a terrific event that support Bright Happy Power – an Ipswich, MA based non-profit organization that supplies support and assistance to children and their families diagnosed with life-threatening or catastrophic illness.
Routes include a metric century (100km/62mi) that goes through North Shore communities: Ipswich, South Hamilton, Topsfield, Boxford, Groveland, West Newbury, Newbury, and Rowley. Also features half-metric century (50km/31mi) and family-distance routes. Ton of fun for the whole family riding through beautiful North Shore coastal communities.
Highlights of the longer routes include the Ipswich and/or Merrimack River, coastal wetlands of the Great Marsh, proximity to protected Audubon bird sanctuaries such as Plum Island, Bradley Palmer State Park ponds, farms, meadows, villages centers, and more. Event kicks off with annual paper crane drop with General Sutton ladder truck.It ends in Ipswich with massages by Pax Massage and after-ride celebration hosted by Stone Soup with Ipswich Ale beer and soda. All riders receive t-shirts. This is a rain or shine event.
Cyclists can pre-register online at www.COASTofHOPE.org. Same-day registration opens 7:15am, and the event begins promptly at 8am. Non-refundable $45 event registration fee ($25 for students), and cyclists are asked to make tax-deductible donations or seek sponsors (suggested fundraising amount of $95/rider).
Donations (payable to Bright Happy Power) benefit children and families living with cancer and similar life-threatening challenges.