Saratoga Springs Tour de Cure 2014

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

TD Five Boro Bike Tour – 2014

Here are the photos of the 2014 (37th edition) of the TD Five Boro Bike Tour, in which more than 32,000 riders explore New York City’s five boroughs on a 40-mile expedition – replete with celebrations and festivals. The event is offered by Bike New York (http://bikenewyork.org), and the images are presented by the New York Bicycling Coalition (http://nybc.net).

The Epic Man – 2014

The Epic Man adventure celebrated its sixth year, with the crew riding their bikes from Portland, ME to Hopkinton, MA (139 miles – and overnight), and then running the Boston Marathon. Here is the photo gallery, including the warm-up run in Portland.  #alwaysbeepic

 

Tour of the Battenkill – 2014

New York has many events that offer an exciting weekend for folks of the cycling sort (know any?), but surely one of the finest is the world-class Tour of the Battenkill, held each Spring in the Battenkill Valley around Cambridge.

This weekend’s extravaganza featured an internationally renowned Pro/Am road race series, a pair of Gran Fondos, and the Tour of Cambridge for younger riders – all supported in grand style by the people of the Cambridge area.

 

TD Bank Mayor’s Cup – Boston 2013

The 2013 edition of the TD Bank Mayor’s Cup took place in Boston on September 27th, and was blessed with great weather and big crowds. As has become a tradition, this was the last race on the National Criterium Calendar, and the season ended with a bang.

 

The Maine Lobster Ride 2013

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.

THE DANCE MILE

Imagine meeting up with hundreds of festively dressed folks at twilight on a summer evening, and dancing your way through the streets of a major city’s downtown. Accompanied, of course, by a flatbed truck complete with a DJ, speaker system, and a dance leader who looks a lot like Elvis. And then follow up with a dance party in a major city square. This pretty much encapsulates the setting for the first-ever dance mile, held in Portland, Maine on July 13, 2013.

So much for the setting …. it was the vibe – pervasive, positive, and overwhelming – that made it a momentous experience. Follow them at: http://thedancemile.com.