If you’re riding the Tour de South Shore, you had better come prepared. Riding 25 or 50 miles for charity is commendable, but not something that should be taken lightly.
The details on the bike ride: First of all, it’s not a race! The ride takes place on October 4 along the South Shore. The 50-mile ride starts at 7:30 a.m. and the 25-mile ride starts at 8:30 a.m. The Tour de South Shore was started by the McCourt family who has been significantly impacted by both Alzheimer’s and Multiple Sclerosis, proceeds from the ride benefit Alzheimer and Multiple Sclerosis research. To date the Tour de South Shore has raised over a million dollars in research funds! The ride takes you along the South Shore of Massachusetts which stretches from Boston to Cape Cod. What could be better than looking out over the shore of the Massachusetts and Cape Cod bay as you bike for a great cause?
In preparing for this race here is our handy guide to bike race essentials. Whether you’re a local or are visiting from out of town our tips should be useful:
- Eat a balanced breakfast Head to Finch to carbo load in a healthy way. Enjoy our fresh pressed green juice and hearty oatmeal before you head out to the raise.
- Utilize our fitness center to do some light training a few days before the raise. Be sure not to overdo it to ensure you’ll be race ready.
- Make sure your bike is race ready. Community Bicycle Supply (496 Tremont St.) is a local favorite for cycling enthusiasts! This shop has been around since 1977 so they definitely know a thing or two about bikes. They are great for tune-ups, adding extra air to your tires and making minor tune-ups. Their love of bikes is obvious and they excel at kind and genuine customer service.
Looking for other ways to support the Mc Court Foundation and the Tour de South Shore? We recommend the annual McCourt Foundation Gala. This black-tie affair increases awareness and raises funds for Alzheimer’s and MS research. Tickets are $100 and the event is typically held in the spring.