Welcome to the Stow Bike for the Woods!
The 2022 Stow Bike for the Woods was Sunday August 28, 2022.
Almost 80 cyclists showed up for this a family friendly ride. Together
the raised over $2000 to support the
Conservation Trust, protecting open space in Stow, MA. Thank you
to all the riders, volunteers, and sponsors for another great year!
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
Please follow the latest state and federal guidelines on masking and distancing.
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.
Map This is the
first half of the 64-mile route.
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.