About the Ride
The Harpoon Brewery to Brewery Ride is one tough ride. By design, it is not for everyone. This ride for cyclists who enjoy great beer, are physically and mentally tough, take pleasure in the fellowship of others, don’t whine, excel in the face of challenges, play by the rules, and can ride 148 miles to the finish safely and without their hands being held.
In 2001, a small group of elite riders from Team Psycho made the inaugural ride after Harpoon purchased a second brewery in Windsor, VT. A SAG wagon, armed with water, tires, tubes, and some tools, was the only support. Upon arriving in Windsor, a keg (well, maybe more than just one keg) was rolled out from the brewery for the post ride celebration. Since that time, the field of cyclists has grown, the course has been lengthened, and the vertical increased. The spirit, however, has remained the same: a tough, bare bones ride with the reward of great beer at the finish.
In 2013, Destination Cycling came on board to run the event, creating a seamless transition that is invisible to riders.
The B2B has also raised substantial funds for charity. Fundraising in 2013 will be done for Team Psycho’s Elite Development Program and the Kenary Brain Tumor Research Fund at the Dana Faber Cancer Institute. These two causes are near and dear to the hearts of our committee, so we thank you for helping support these groups.
Donations are made to a variety of other groups who help volunteer on ride day, including, the South Shore YMCA, Pan Mass Challenge, Boston Triathlon Team, Bay State Lacrosse, Paddle Power, and the Windsor 4-H Club.