eating delicious hot ziti out of coffee cups after a chilly bike ride
With a little bit (OK, for some riders, a LOT) of rain, the 5th Annual Christina Clarke Genco Mother’s Day Memorial Ride was a great success, with over 100 riders enjoying four routes on great spring day.
Following our Spring Benefit on Friday night at UFORGE Gallery, we enjoyed the tunes of the Boston University band, saw old faces and met new ones, taught adorable future cyclists about how to be safe on their bicycles, changed flat tires, and had a wonderful time soaking up the sun after a damp and brisk ride.
Many thanks to all of our sponsors, volunteers, local police, and especially you, the donors and riders, who make all of this possible year after year.
There is still a high chance of Rain, as a cold front passes through the Northeast. Please come prepared. We are committed to the safety of our riders, knowing the weather and dressing accordingly will increase your enjoyment, and improve your safety.
National Weather Service predictions
Looks like tomorrow (like the past week in Boston) will be only a little cloudy for our annual Memorial Ride, leaving behind the crazy rain from the past week. We’re going to be there rain or shine!
Keep in mind that you can always sign up for the ride the morning of — so if you haven’t already signed up, meet us at Newton City Hall to register.
Hope to see you tomorrow!
Are you a geo-tech bike riding geek? Do you match your perfected cadence with sleek gadgets? This year we have provided route information in additional electronic form. KMZ (Google-Earth), GPX (GPS) and STRAVA maps. Give them a whirl.
Please use and enjoy. But remember your cue sheets are your primary means of information.
We need volunteers for this year’s Ride.
Come help out this year. Meet some of the great people working behind the scenes to make our ride so great!
Sign up via Volunteer Spot
The ride falls on Sunday, May 8, 2016, and has the same fantastic routes as in previous years:
- 68 mile route starting at 730 a.m.
- 34 mile route starting at 9:00 a.m.
- 17 mile route starting at 10:00 a.m.
- 3.4 mile Family Ride starting at 10:30 a.m.
This year, for every friend you refer who registers for the ride, you’ll earn raffle tickets for our fabulous door PRIZES!
The ride’s home base at Newton City Hall will again feature the wonderful Boston University Pep Band, a Safety Clinic, and FREE FOOD!
Register today on BikeReg!
Please volunteer: Free Bike Light Hand-Out
Tuesday, September 29th starting at 6:30pm, Cambridge on Massachusetts Avenue (set-up shortly after 6:00pm) weather permitting
If your interested in volunteering:
please call/text Emily at: (617) 945 eight zero six six.
If we get enough people, we will post as such on facebook and the ccgfoundation website.
[image being circulated on social media following the accident]
We were extremely saddened to learn about the death of Patrick Wanninkhof, a Bike & Build
cyclist who was tragically killed in Oklahoma after being struck from behind by a vehicle while en route from Maine to Santa Barbara — the same cycling route that Christina completed in 2009.
Our thoughts, prayers, and support are with Patrick’s family, with Patrick’s riding partner Bridget Anderson who suffered several broken bones from the accident, and with all of the other Bike & Builders still on the road.
Thank you to everyone who came out to support the Christina Clarke Genco Foundation this year at our annual Spring Benefit and Mother’s Day Memorial Ride! Both events were a ton of fun, bringing together both old and new friends, and renewing Christina’s spirit in all of our lives.
Check out photos from the events on our facebook page:
A huge THANK YOU to all of our sponsors for their continued support!
Enjoy the summer and hope to see you all again next year!
Join us on Sunday, April 12th for a special cycling class at Recycle Studio to raise funds for the CCG Foundation!
Recycle Studio – Boston Common
9 Newbury Street, Fifth Floor
Boston, MA 02115
$50 per bike reservation
Recycle Studio offers a whole menu
of classes, broken down by what the student’s “intention” for that workout is accompanied by a variety of lively playlists. Recycle was Boston’s first cycling-specific studio, which opened it’s first location in 2010 and it’s second location in 2013.
If you have a passion for outdoor & indoor cycling + sweating for a good cause, then we hope to see you on Sunday, April 12th!