Wheeling for Healing, in its fourth year, will be on Sunday, August 21, 2011. The pre-registration deadline for Baystate Health Foundation’s fourth annual bike race is this Friday, July 29.
Wheeling for Healing benefits cancer services and programs at Baystate Franklin Medical Center. Registrants can ride alone or as part of a group, and are encouraged to solicit additional sponsors for their rides. Pre-register by the July 29 deadline for a free T-shirt. Registration is $40 for adults, and $25 for children under 16.
There are rides of lengths suitable for young children as well as seasoned riders. The shortest ride is three miles over flat terrain, while the longest ride is almost 54 miles of hilly terrain, climbing more than 3400 feet in a route that skirts the Wendell and Erving State Forests, passing through Turners Falls, Wendell, and north to Warwick and Northfield before returning to Greenfield.
All rides are scheduled to end close to noon at White Eagle Polish Picnic Grounds in Greenfield, MA, with live music and food for participants from 11AM to 3PM. The Presenting Sponsor is Health New England.