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What are the perks of riding the Bike-A-Thon?
Each registered rider who achieves their minimum fundraising goal receives the following on the day of the Bike-A-Thon: a special 2022 Bike-A-Thon T-shirt, breakfast, snacks and lunch, and a fully marked and supported ride! The registration fee helps cover the costs of each rider, ensuring that any fundraising you do goes straight to our programs.
Our top fundraising riders and teams also get a prize! Check out our list of prizes and raffle items which will continue to be updated up until the event!Based on how much you raise, you can earn the following:
$200: Event T-shirt
$400: Event T-shirt and BNB canvas tote bag
$750: Event T-shirt, BNB canvas tote bag, and BNB blanket
$1,500: Event T-shirt, BNB canvas tote bag, BNB blanket, and choice of a hoodie or cycling windbreaker!
Where is the Bike-A-Thon?
The home base for the Bike-A-Thon will be Stony Brook Field, located directly across the street from the Stony Brook MBTA station at 100 Boylston St, Jamaica Plain MA 02130. Riders will depart from Stony Brook in the morning, then return in the afternoon for lunch and an after party. Stony Brook is conveniently located on the MBTA Orange Line and the Southwest Corridor bike path.
To see where each route goes, view the detailed information on Routes here.
How do I get to the ride?
You can arrive by bike, car, or public transportation. For detailed information, view Ride Details and scroll down to “Getting Here.”
What time does the Bike-A-Thon start and end?
Check-in and ride departures have staggered start times based on what route you are riding in. Riders generally return between 1:00pm and 4:30pm to have lunch and join the after party. We begin winding down and packing up at 5:30pm.
Click here for more information on check-in and start times.
How do I prepare for the ride?
View this information in detail under “Am I ready to ride?” under Preparing for the Ride on our Ride Details page here.
How do I change the route I registered for?
View detailed information on this under Ride Details here.
What do I need to bring?
Bring your helmet! All riders are required to wear a helmet.
At least one water bottle
We also recommend bringing sun protection: sunscreen, sunglasses, and a cycling cap with a visor are all good options.
Please bring any needed inhalers, EpiPens or medication that you might need and keep it with you at all times during the ride.
If you collected any donations in the form of cash or checks and you have not already turned them in, bring them with you! View detailed instructions on our event fundraising page here!
Riders and volunteers with gluten, nut and other food allergies may want to bring some extra fuel for the day that suits their specific dietary needs. The same goes for those with food preferences, though some solid vegan and vegetarian options will be available.
What kind of food will be provided?
At Bikes Not Bombs we do our best to take care of our riders and volunteers, and at the Bike-A-Thon we'll have food and drinks on-hand to help make sure people are fueled throughout the day! The following is an overview of the menu, though it is subject to change:
Morning check-in and set up
Coffee, tea, bread, jam, peanut butter, yogurt, granola, energy bars, fruit, and water.
Rest stops along the ride
Fruit, bread, jam, peanut butter, energy bars, sports energy drink, and water.
Lunch at the rider after-party
Hearty vegetable and pasta salads, filling rice and bean bowls, and water. There will be many vegetarian and vegan options.
Riders and volunteers with gluten, nut and other food allergies may want to bring some extra fuel for the day that suits their specific dietary needs. The same goes for those with food preferences, though vegan and vegetarian options will be available.
Are there any health and safety precautions I should be aware of?
We are keeping up with all CDC recommendations with respect to COVID-19 safety precautions. We will communicate any necessary safety guidelines to all participants before the ride.