Welcome to the Stow Bike for the Woods!
The Bike for the Woods is a family friendly ride to support
the Stow Conservation
Trust, which protects open space in the town of Stow, MA.
The ride is Sun August 27, 2017.
At the 2016 ride, over 100 riders came together and
raised over $2200. A big thanks to all our volunteers and sponsors.
On-site registration starts at 8:30am, and the ride begins at 9am. The
starting line is at the Randall Library in Stow, at the intersection
of Rt. 62 and 117. Snacks and drinks are provided at the start, all
donated by local businesses.
Advance registration is $15 per rider over 12 years old, $10 per
(there is a $3.25 service charge) or print the form and mail it in at the address on the form (no service charge).
Or, you can register on the day of the ride for $20/$15. Your
registration fee goes straight to the SCT. All food and supplies are
To volunteer or for more information, contact Chris Spear at
978-310-1166 or bikeforthewoods at gmail dot com.
We've created many loops starting in Stow, so everyone can
find a ride that suits your ability. The shorter rides are fairly flat
and are great for families with kids. The longer courses are more
challenging, going up and down hills in Harvard, Littleton, Hudson,
Marlborough, and, of course, Stow. The ride goes by many of the local
conservation areas. The course sometimes change year to year due to
Some of these routes are available to download to your GPS on
Map My Ride We
have not verified the accuracy. Ride safe!
- 5 mile family-friendly and a 14 mile route a short loop that heads north
- 28 mile route a longer loop north with a few challenging hills
46 mile route starts with the 28 mile route, then heads south
Directions (shared with 28)
- 65 mile course is the 46 mile route with extra loops in the north
and south, including more hills
Share the 2017
poster at your next event.
In the event of dangerous weather, the ride will be cancelled. A
cancellation notice will be posted on this web site by 6am on the day
of the ride.
Here are some pictures from previous years.
Here are some pictures from 2010.