Anyone adult who knows how to ride a bike can do the Ride! The Ride for Kids is not a race. It is a fun bike tour which loops through mostly flat, scenic back roads of Southeastern Massachusetts. Bike mechanics, road crew vans, emergency services, and fully equipped Water Stops make this event an excellent choice for both the novice and experienced rider. We recommend some level of physical preparation or training as well as ensuring your bicycle is in working condition & road worthy.
Riders must be 12 years of age or older. Riders between 12 & 18 must be accompanied by an adult, and a waiver must be signed.
You can register to ride 25, 50 or 100 miles. Choose the distance that best suits you, keeping in mind that the course is supported through 4:00pm.
No. You can be a vitual rider! Tie your fundraising in to another activity, like spinning, walking, or even random acts of kindness. You can also volunteer to help the day of the Ride, or donate your company's products or services. You can sponsor a rider or team, or even make a general donation to the Ride for Kids. Please contact Ride headquarters in advance to participate.
The Ride begins and ends at Rodman for Kids Headquarters at 101 Wahington Street, Foxboro.
Each rider, whether riding independently or as part of a team, is required to raise $1,500. Your fundraising helps the Ride for Kids reach new goals and impact more children each year. Ask friends, neighbors, and coworkers to sponsor your ride. The more people you ask, the more money you will raise for at-risk children in Massachusetts.
Fully equipped Water Stops and trained medical assistants ensure the safety of each and every rider. Mechanics and Road Crew travel the routes in marked vans throughout the day to respond to flat tires and other mechanical problems.
The start time depends on the distance you choose to ride. The 25-mile ride departs on a rolling start beginning at 10:15am, the 50-mile ride starts at 9:00 a.m., and the 100-mile ride starts at 7 a.m. Riders depart in waves, beginning at their start times.
No. Due to the nature of the event and the food items we serve, which are all generously donated, we can not convert the Ride for Kids to a peanut free event. If you have a peanut allergy or any food allergy, please plan accordingly, carry your EpiPen at all times, and contact the Ride for Kids office with any questions.