Bike riders roll through Rochester

By Tanner Harding | Oct 01, 2017
Photo by: Tanner Harding A duo on a bicycle built for two.

Rochester — A record 276 people rode for clean water in the 11th annual Buzzards Bay Coalition Watershed Ride on Sunday. This was up from 200 last year, according to Buzzards Bay Coalition President Mark Rasmussen

This year routes were 35, 75 and 100 miles and cut across Little Compton, the farm coast of Westport, Dartmouth, New Bedford, Rochester and end with a party in Woods Hole, featuring dinner, beer and wine, live music, awards and free massages.

Each rider raises a minimum of $300, but many participants set larger fundraising goals. All funds go directly to the Coalition’s work to protect land and clean water around Buzzards Bay. Last year, cyclists and their supporters raised more than $120,000 to support the Coalition.

All aboard the Tutu Train, it's Team Girl Power! (Photo by: Tanner Harding)
Just a woman and her dog enjoying a 35-mile bike ride on a fall day. (Photo by: Tanner Harding)
Would it be an event on the South Coast without some ocean life? (Photo by: Tanner Harding)
(Photo by: Tanner Harding)
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