Massachusetts Ride to Defeat ALS
Routes
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Route Information

We are so excited to share our NEW ride routes for 2022 including a 100k route! See below for details!

On the Route

When you check-in, you will receive a cue sheet for your Ride route. The route will be marked, but you are responsible for navigating your route. Pay attention to the roads, directions, and cue sheets. Volunteer SAG wagons will be patrolling each route throughout the day. If you need assistance, give the standard "thumbs down" signal to indicate you need support. 

 All routes will be available on the app RideWithGPS app again this year. Upon registration, you will receive the information to get the app, and join the Ride to Defeat ALS team. This will give you the turn-by-turn navigation, no matter which route you are on.

If you need to contact us directly while you're on the route, an emergency hotline number will be shared as we get closer to Ride Day and will be listed on rider bibs and cue sheets. 

If there is a medical emergency, call 911. For other issues or concerns, please call the number on the cue sheet. 

Route Signage

Each route will be marked with roadside signs. These signs will be at all the intersections, turns, and especially to help at any tricky navigation sites. Wherever possible, we will augment these signs with additional markings and if possible, a volunteer to point the way. Please be sure to consult your cue sheet, RideWithGPS, in addition to the signage, to keep you on course. 

Mechanical Support

Bike Mechanics will be set up at the Start Line area, and at a few rest stops. Our volunteer mechanics can make simple adjustments, quick bike checks and fix flats. If your bike needs more serious work, please try to visit a Bike Shop prior to Ride Day.

Route Descriptions

100K Route  - 6:30 am Check in- 7:00 am Start
50 Mile Route  - 7:00 am Check in- 8:00 am Start
25 Mile Route  - 8:00 am Check in- 9:00 am Start
10 Mile Route   - 9:00am Check in- 10:00 am Start

All rides will start and finish at The Longfellow Health Club, and ride through the scenic suburbs of Boston.

Start/Finish Location

The Longfellow Health Club
524 Boston Post Road
Wayland, MA

The 100K Ride | 7:00 AM Start

Riders will journey through scenic Metro West joining the Central Mass Rail Trail, Bruce Freeman Rail Trail, and Assabet River Rail Trail.

Riders on the route are fully-supported by the Safety Team, SAG Team, and rest stops strategically located throughout the routes.

The 50-Mile Ride | 8:00 AM Start

Riders will start their ride through the peaceful open spaces of Wayland and ride through the charming Village of Sudbury. Riders will be thrilled to arrive in the “outdoor lovers’ paradise” of Hudson with its scenic New England charm. As they continue to cycle, riders will be treated to the picturesque community of Bolton and then onto the beautiful sights of the small community of Stow which boasts several apple orchards. After breezing through the forests of Acton, the riders will then embark upon the “natural world of beauty” in Concord and finish back at the Longfellow Club in Wayland.

Riders on the route are fully-supported by the Safety Team, SAG Team, and rest stops located every 4-10 miles.

The 25-Mile Ride | 9:00 AM Start

Riders will start their ride through the semi-rural setting of Wayland and ride through the open spaces of forests, marshes and fields which surround the river. They will then go through Sudbury’s charming village taking in the picturesque atmosphere of wildlife and conservation land.  Riders will have a quick spin through Concord’s natural world of beauty and then back through Sudbury and to the finish at the Longfellow Club.

Riders on the route are fully-supported by the Safety Team, SAG Team, and rest stops located every 4-10 miles.

The 10 Mile Family Ride | 10:00 AM Start

Riders will start their ride through the semi-rural setting of Wayland and ride the peaceful open spaces to Sudbury. Here they will enjoy the beauty of this charming historic mill village and serene neighborhoods. The ride will bring them back to the Longfellow Club.

Riders on the route are fully-supported by the Safety Team and SAG Team.

Rest Stops

Five rest stops are located throughout the routes. Each stop has porta-potties, water, snacks, and other goodies to help your refuel and re-energize for the next portion of your ride. Don’t forget to thank the incredible volunteers who staff each rest stop! The rest stops are subject to change for the 2022 ride.

100K Route
David Quinn Middle School - 201 Manning St. Hudson (mile 12)
Acton Business Park - 15 Discovery Way Acton (mile 25)
Birches School - 100 Bedford Rd. Lincoln 9 (mile 53)

50 Mile Route
David Quinn Middle School - 201 Manning St. Hudson (mile 17)
Acton Business Park - 15 Discovery Way Acton (mile 29)
Birches School - 100 Bedford Rd. Lincoln 9 (mile 41)

25 Mile Route
Concord Peabody Middle School - 1231 Old Marlboro Rd, Concord (mile 12)
Lincoln Sudbury High School - 390 Lincoln Rd. Sudbury (mile 20)

10 Mile Route
Lincoln Sudbury High School - 390 Lincoln Rd. Sudbury (mile 6.5)

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