4 Great Rides...1 Great Cause

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Photo by Larry Warfield


Please Join Us for the 29th Annual

Cycle for Shelter!

We are so excited that you will be part of this year's Cycle for Shelter!

Thank you for helping people facing homelessness rebuild their lives and reach their fullest potential!

We are putting the final touches on this year's event and wish to share some important information with you.

Online registration is now closed. If you wish to register for this event, please call Margot at 978-241-3425.


**Packet Pick-Up Party**

Saturday, July 22, 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!  

Please be aware that we must have a signed paper-copy liability waiver for each rider.  If you wish to pick up your spouse's or friend's packet, please ask them to fill out a waiver form.  You can bring their form with you on Saturday. 

2017 Liability Waiver and Fundraising Agreement

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

This year the ride begins and ends at 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 to ensure the safety of our cyclists and volunteers. Thank you!


***Cycle for Shelter Start Times***

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

62 miles: 7:30 a.m. (registration begins at 6:30 a.m.)

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

20 miles: 9:30 a.m. (registration begins at 8:30 a.m.)

Reminder: All riders pledge to meet the MINIMUM fundraising requirement of $250.  All money is due by September 1, 2017. 

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 prizes! 

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


***Route Information***

You can now download GPS directions for each of our routes!

Click below to view the gps directions:

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 Instuctions***

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!

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


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


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.


**This year we are implementing a "Delayed Self-Pay" system, which means that on October 1, 2017, we reserve the right to charge any rider's credit card in the amount needed to reach the $250 minimum. Please note that the registration fee does not count toward the fundraising minimum.**


See you on Sunday!


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." 


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





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