4 Great Rides...1 Great Cause

Sunday, July 24, 2016

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Please join us for the 28th Annual Cycle for Shelter! 

Join 200 cyclists, more than 150 volunteers for this amazing annual event!

Online registration for our 28th Annual Cycle for Shelter is now CLOSED.  If you wish to ride, please call 978-241-3425.  

We do accept "day-of" registrations if you have friends who want to ride.  The registration fee on Sunday will be $100.  Reminder: All who participate must meet the minimum fundraising requirement of $250 (above the registration fee) by September 1. 

Here is some important information if you are registered to ride.


***Packet Pick-Up Party***

 Saturday, July 23, from 3-5 p.m.

Riverside Cycle, 1 Ginty Blvd, Haverhill. 

Want to sleep a few extra minutes on Sunday and skip the registration table?  If so, then come to our first-ever Packet Pick-Up Party sponsored by our Premier Bike Shop Sponsor Riverside Cycle at their Haverhill shop.  Riverside is generously donating food and beverages.  Stop by, grab your ride number, goodie bag, drop off any donations you may have, and have a bite to eat before the big day!  


***NOTE the new starting location on the Campus***

This year the ride begins and ends from the Hartleb Technology Center at Northern Essex Community College.  We are asking that all volunteers and cyclists enter through the college's Main Entrance off Elliot Street as the entrance off Kenoza Street will be blocked. Thank you!

***Cycle for Shelter Start Times***


100 miles: 7 a.m. (registration begins at 6 a.m.)

62 miles: 8 a.m. (registration begins at 7 a.m.)

40 miles: 9 a.m. (registration begins at 8 a.m.)

20 miles: 10 a.m. (registration begins at 9 a.m.)


Reminder: All riders pledge to meet the MINIMUM fundraising requirement of $250.  All money is due by September 1, 2016. 


Please turn in any contributions you have received (checks/cash) at registration. 


This year's prizes for the top male and female fundraisers are complete bike overhauls generously donated by Riverside Cycle.  Right now we have a handful of people vying for the top spots!


One lucky winner in each route will also receive Riverside Cycle gift certificates! 


And remember, if you raise $750 or more, you will receive a FREE Cycle for Shelter Jersey!


***Route Information***


This year you can now download GPS directions for each of our routes!

100-mile route

62-mile route

40-mile route

20-mile route


***To View the Cue Sheets and Maps***

100-mile map and cue sheet

62-mile map and cue sheet

40-mile map and cue sheet

20-mile map and cue sheet


***Special Instructions***


Please read these special instructions, customized for each route. 

100-mile instructions

62-mile instructions

40-mile instructions

20-mile instructions


Please join us for a fabulous cook-out at the college from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Food will be available for late-arriving cyclists until 5 p.m.)  There will be plenty of delicious food donated by Chicken Connection, Cedar's Mediterranean Foods, Long Horn Steakhouse, Texas Roadhouse, Biggart's Ice Cream, Panera Bread, the Mix 104.1 Ice Cream Truck, and more!


Couldn’t make last year’s Cycle for Shelter? Or want to relive the fun.  Click here to watch an amazing video, shot and edited by Larry Warfield.  


We are grateful to all our cyclists and volunteers who believe in our mission. Thank you for making a real impact on the lives of those facing homelessness.  

Check out our  Facebook page for updates on this year’s Cycle for Shelter.


If you have any questions, please contact Margot Regan at 978-241-3425 or at margot@emmausinc.org



If you wish to support the ride or sponsor a cyclist, you can donate online by clicking on the link to the right.  Checks may be sent to

Emmaus, P.O. Box 568, Haverhill, MA  01831.  Please note in the memo line the name of the rider you are supporting, or if giving to the general event fund, simply write "Cycle for Shelter." 


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Thanks to our Sponsors