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Updated 9/4/18

Welcome to the Stow Bike for the Woods
Welcome! Welcome to the Stow Bike for the Woods!
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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 2018 ride was Sun August 26.
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. Map   Directions and RideWithGPS.

  • 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 Acton. Map   Directions

  • 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. Map   Directions and RideWithGPS

  • 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. Map   Directions and RideWithGPS


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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. Young lady riders
Here are some pictures from 2010. Ken Levine
Chris Spear
All pictures by Greg Troxel.