Welcome to the Stow Bike for the Woods!
Join us for the Stow Bike for the Woods, Sunday August 29. This is
a family friendly ride to support the
Conservation Trust, to protect open space in Stow, MA.
For 2021 we are live! Consider wearing a mask when not riding. We have a new starting line, the Lower Common
at the Stow Plaza,
113 Great Road, Stow, MA. On-site
registration starts at 8:30am and the ride starts at 9am.
Snacks and drinks are provided at the start, all donated by
local businesses. Plus the lemonade stand in Littleton is
Advance registration is $20 per rider over 12, $15 per child,
$50 family maximum. Sunday registration is $25/$20, with $50
maximum. To register, print this
form and send in with your
check before the event, or pay by credit card at
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
over hills in Harvard and more by many local conservation areas. All
loops start by heading west on Rt. 117, then a right on Crescent St.
The 5-mile loop is flat and kid-friendly, going on South Acton
Road which has a wide shoulder, and back down Red Acre Road.
The 14-mile route heads up a sharp hill on Taylor Road then into
Harvard. Not for children under 10. RideWithGPS
The 37-mile route loops north with challenging hills in Stow and
Harvard. Not recommended for kids under 12 as it is hilly and
requires requires multiple gears. Ride through Stow, Harvard,
Littleton, and Acton. You can cut off 10 miles by taking a
right at the Lemonade Stand on Foster Street, mile at mile 13.
Our metric century (64 miles) starts with the hilly 37-mile
route and then follows a southern loop. Ride through Stow, Harvard,
Littleton, Bolton, Acton, and Hudson. 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.At the 2019 ride, almost
100 riders came together and contributed over $1500. A big
thanks to all our volunteers and sponsors.
All pictures by Greg Troxel.