The 18th annual Cycle for Life bicycle tour took place on a gorgeous Sunday – June 22, 2014. Hundreds of riders rolled through the country roads of Middlesex County, Massachusetts, and raised several hundred thousand dollars to benefit cancer patients at Tufts Medical Center and Floating Hospital for Children. Full details are available here: http://www.cycleforlife.com
The 2014 edition of the Tour de Cure brought together more than 2,600 riders to tour the beautiful roads of Saratoga County, New York. The American Diabetes Association event raised more than $1.5 million in the fight against diabetes, and proved that the bicycle is a formidable tool in sustaining a vibrant community. tour.diabetes.org
There are bike rides that are well-presented, and there are bike rides that take place in locations of immense beauty. For the 12th year, the Bicycle Coalition of Maine served up a super winner with both … and perfect weather and a classic lobster roll lunch to boot. It took place on July 21st, with rides heading both north and south from Rockland (and some comprising both routes). Definitely a class act, and one that serves to stimulate interest in the upcoming ride of the season: the inaugural BikeMaine tour in September. Check it out.