Toast to Toast Century: Cambridge to Portsmouth
Ride your bike from Toast to Toast!
Join us on September 20th, 2014 as we ride our bicycles from The Friendly Toast in Cambridge, MA to The Friendly Toast in Portsmouth, NH in support of The Leonard Florence Center for Living’s Mobility Fund.
Here’s the plan: Donate at least $50 to The ALS Residence Initiative. Once you submit proof of your donation, you’re on board!
Your donation will help pay for the acquisition and maintenance of specialized vehicles which will allow people living with ALS & MS to enjoy the mobility necessary to visit loved ones, museums, the theater, concerts, and sporting events. You can do that right over here: http://www.alsri.org/
8:00-9:30 AM: Bring your bike and your action attitude to the Friendly Toast Restaurant in Kendall Square, Cambridge. Enjoy free continental breakfast (coffee, fruit, bagels). Get on your bike and ride to the checkpoint. Route map: http://ridewithgps.com/
1:30-3:30 PM: Checkpoint: The Friendly Toast in Portsmouth NH. Pick up two drink tickets (each redeemable for a can of Narragansett Lager when you get back to Cambridge). Turn around and ride to the MBTA Commuter Rail station at 25 Boston Way in Newburyport, MA 01950. Mind your pace, because:
5:48 PM: Train 1170 leaves Newburyport. Be on it. The fare is $10.50 if pre-purchased at a ticket window or kiosk, cash fare on-board is $13.50 (zone 8).
6:49-7:10 PM: Ride from North Station to The Friendly Toast in Cambridge, MA via the North Bank Bridge, which was designed by David Greenwold. At the Toast, enjoy 2 Narragansett Lagers (included), a commemorative Toast to Toast t-shirt (included) and all the delicious food you can eat (on your own dime)!
If you’d like to ride faster, please depart later in the day, or ride via Gloucester. The restaurant will be ready to accommodate us at 7:00 PM.
We have room for 12 riders! The first 12 people to forward their donation confirmation email or a screen capture will have a spot.
Rain date is September 27, and will be decided before 12:00PM on September 19.
Things to bring:
· Proof of your donation to ALSRI
· Your ID (to buy alcohol, or for emergencies)
· Phone and charger
· Map/GPS device
· Fare for commuter rail
· Lock (stash it in the AM, use it in the PM)
· Tubes ‘n’ tools
· Lamps (it will be dark when we get off the train)
If you want a shirt and some free food but you don’t want to ride, we could use two volunteers for some pretty easy jobs!
This is an unsupported 100 mile bicycle ride. Take care of yourself, and take care of your fellow rider.