Welcome to the Stow Bike for the Woods!
The Bike for the Woods is a family friendly ride to support
the Stow Conservation
Trust, to protect open space in the town of Stow, MA.
The 2019 ride is Sun August 18.
To volunteer or for more information, contact Chris Spear at
978-310-1166 or bikeforthewoods at gmail dot com.
At the 2018 ride, almost 100 riders came together and
contributed nearly $1800. A big thanks to all our volunteers and sponsors.
We've created many loops starting in Stow, so everyone can find a ride
that suits their 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 changes year to year due to construction, so the
mileage is approximate. All start by heading west on Rt. 117, then
take a right onto Packard Road.
The "5-mile" loop is very kid-friendly. The "14-mile" route is longer
and still relatively flat, continuing along South Acton Road, which
has a wide breakdown lane, then returning along Rt. 117.
The "28-mile" route loops north with challenging hills in Stow and
Harvard. This is not recommended for kids under 10, and
requires multiple gears. Ride through Stow, Harvard, Littleton, and
The "35-mile" route is just the northern half of the 65 miler below.
You can then decide if you want to try the rest.
The "46-mile" route starts with the "28-mile" route in the north, then
heads west into Bolton and Hudson.
Our metric century is the "65-mile" course. It starts with the
"46-mile" route with extra loops in the north and south, including
more hills. You will ride through Stow, Harvard, Littleton, Acton,
Hudson, and Marlborough.
Like us on Facebook!
Share the 2018
poster at your next event.
Weather policy: 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.
All pictures by Greg Troxel.