Bikes For Kids Charity Ride - October 1, 2017

Join us for the Bikes For Kids Charity Ride on Sunday October 1, 2017.

Support Bikes for Kids by participating in the 2nd Annual Charity Ride.

With 4 routes to choose from, there is a ride for every ability.

There are two challenging options, a 55 or 27 mile ride, starting from the Bikes for Kids Wheelhouse. Or meet at the Essex Town Hall where your family can try a scenic 12 mile ride or the perfect introductory 3 mile ride.

These rides go through some of the most beautiful sections of Connecticut's River Valley. Depending on the route you select, you can ride through Essex, Deep River, Chester, Haddam, Killingworth, Westbrook and Clinton.

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All rides will have clear route markings and support. Please check in 30 – 45 minutes prior to the start of your ride.


Long Rides start at the Bikes for Kids Wheelhouse, 36 Plains Road, Essex, CT

55 Mile Long Ride -7:30 Start Time - (download the 55 mile que sheet and map)

27 Mile Medium Ride - 9:00 Start Time - (download the 27 mile que sheet and map)


Family Rides start at the Essex Town Hall, 29 West Avenue, Essex, CT


10:00 Start Time - 3 Mile Ride (download the 3 mile que sheet and map)

 10:00 Start Time - 12 Mile Ride (download the 12 mile que sheet and map)


EVERYONE is invited and encouraged to celebrate the completion of their ride at the Bikes for Kids Wheelhouse, 36 Plains Road. The festivities will include food, bike safety and rodeo fun, as well as tours of the Wheelhouse. There will be ample parking.


Thank you in advance for your support. It is sure to be an enjoyable morning and you will be supporting a great cause!


If you can’t make it, and still want to show support, please consider a direct donation. This can be accomplished by going to the “DONATE” tab at the top of the web site.


Bikes for Kids is a Connecticut based non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that brings smiles to children one bike at a time. Our volunteers collect, repair, and safety test donated used bicycles. The refurbished bicycles, along with new helmets, are given away to individuals of all ages and needs. Most donated bicycles remain in Connecticut, but some have reached children in other states and countries. More than 1,000 bicycles are given away annually. Requests for bicycles come from local and state social service organizations, churches, schools, non-profits, and individuals.


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