Benefit Rides and Other Events

Local and Regional Benefit Rides and Other Events – 2018

Would you like a link to your event posted on our site? If the event is a benefit, takes place or starts in New England or New York and allows participants to use a bicycle, make your request here. These links will take you away from the GMBC website.

Cyclists for Life Blood Drive: Tuesday, February 6, 2018, 1-7 pm

(View event poster) This Blood Drive is sponsored by the Richard Tom Foundation and the The Green Mountain Bike Club. The drive will be held at The University of Vermont in the lobby of the Patrick Gym (97 Spear St), Burlington, VT 05403. Raffle Prize provided by sponsors for all presenting donors. Visit and enter UVM Patrick Gym to schedule an appointment. Streamline your donation experience and save up to 15 min by visiting to complete your pre-donation reading and health history questions on the day of your appointment.

Prouty: Friday and Saturday , July 13 and 14, 2018

The Prouty is a benefit ride that takes place in and around Hanover, New Hampshire. The following information is copied from their website.

The 37th Annual Prouty will take place on July 13 & 14, 2018. It is a two-day athletic event that raises funds to benefit Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center (NCCC), one of 49 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the country, and the only one in northern New England.

The Prouty™ began in 1982 when four NCCC nurses, inspired by the courage of their patient, Audrey Prouty, committed to cycling 100 miles through the White Mountains of New Hampshire.

Nearly 90 cents of every dollar raised stays at Norris Cotton Cancer Center to fund cancer research seeking better ways to diagnose, treat, and prevent cancer. Research conducted here makes a difference in the lives of cancer patients all over the world. Money raised also funds patient supportive services that help ease the way for patients and families struggling with cancer.

As founding nurse Patty Carney says: “Everyone knows an Audrey Prouty.”

Switchback Bike for the Lake: Saturday, June 16, 2018
June 16th at Knight Point State Park. North Hero, VT. There are 30, 60, 80 or 100 mile rides with a rolling start at 7 am.  Healthy Roots BBQ from 11:30 – 4:30.  This is a fully supported ride that is VERY affordable for a benefit ride as all proceeds go to Friends of Norther Lake Champlain efforts to clean up Lake Champlain.
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Switchback Bike for the Lake: June 17, 2017
June 17th at Knight Point State Park 3-60-80 or 100 mile ride with rolling start at 7 am.  Healthy Roots BBQ from 11:30 – 4:30.  We plan on over 400 bikers this year with over 100 signed up with the early bird registration!.  We are a fully supported ride that is VERY affordable for a benefit ride as all proceeds go to Friends of Norther Lake Champlain efforts to clean up Lake Champlain.

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Central Vermont Cycling Tour: June 25, 2017

Start time: sign in and start anytime between 8 AM and 10 AM
Contact: Greg Western; greg@crossvermont.org802-498-0079
Location: Morse Farm Maple Sugarworks, 1168 County Rd, Montpelier, VT 05602
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Description: It’s a classic – scenic bike tour exploring backroads in the towns north of Montpelier. Choose from 15, 30 and 60 mile routes. Short route is family friendly and gradual. The long route is demanding, with 6000 feet of elevation gain. Well marked course, four food stops, full cookout at end of ride. $50 registration is a donation to the Cross Vermont Trail – working to connect neighborhoods, schools and parks with safe, fun bike trails.

Harpoon Point to Point Ride: Aug 12, 2017

Join the Vermont Foodbank in their fight against hunger by riding the Harpoon Point to Point!

Since its inception in 2002, the Harpoon Point to Point has become the Vermont Foodbank’s largest fundraiser of the year, raising over $1.3M to date.  Come ride 100, 50 or 25 miles on the road, or ride the 20-mile mountain bike trial at Mt. Ascutney. This well-supported ride will take you along rivers, over covered bridges and through Vermont’s incomparable landscape with its infinite shades of green.  A festive post-ride party awaits you when you cross the finish line at the Harpoon Brewery, complete with hot showers, delicious BBQ, live music and fresh beer, straight from the source!

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