The Harpoon Brewery to Brewery (or “B2B”) Ride is a New England Classic. It’s tough and fun. A serious commitment for serious cyclists. And when you’ve done it, you feel a sense of achievement (and you get free beer and a t-shirt to memorialize the event).
It’s been a couple years since I’ve done the ride, here’s my post on the 2009 B2B Ride to give you a feel for some of the details. The good folks at Harpoon have continued to tweak and evolve this ride, and they continue along that path this year. The ride is not for the faint of heart, yet it’s always sold out. Alumni get first dibs at registering in subsequent years, but now they’ll have to register appropriately via the new electronic measurement system to verify that they’ve completed the ride, and at the pace they signed up for.
And even then, alumni status does not guarantee entry after this year:
Along with other qualifications, alumni status will be considered very favorably for ride admission.
You can get the entire low down on the event here: Harpoon Brewery to Brewery Ride
Registration opens next Tuesday, February 15th. Good luck on getting into the event. And if you get in – good luck with the ride!
It’s not just about the bike
Along with the renewed commitment to making/keeping this an event for serious cyclists, Harpoon is raising the bar on the charity aspect of the event:
$100 minimum donation, split evenly and paid directly to these two charities:
50% of your donation will go to The Jim Kenary Brain Tumor Research Fund at Dana Farber Cancer Institute
50% of your donation will go to Team Psycho’s Elite Development Fund, 3 athletes are training to qualify for the 2012 Olympics!