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Updated 4/11/19

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, to protect open space in the town of Stow, MA. The 2019 ride is Sun August 18, starting at 353 Great Road, Stow, MA
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 35-mile route loops north with challenging hills in Stow and Harvard. This is not recommended for kids under 10 as it is a hilly course that requires requires multiple gears. Ride through Stow, Harvard, Littleton, and Acton. It is the northern half of the 65 miler below. You can ride half then decide if you want to try the rest. RideWithGPS  

  • Our metric century is the 65-mile course. It starts with the 35-mile route in the north, and then follows a southern loop, which is also moderately hilly. 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.