Riding a bicycle across Massachusetts requires plenty of rider "fuel". Our catering partners across Massachusetts offer delicious dinners and breakfasts each day to help our riders replenish the calories they burn each day. In addition, we supply rest stops every 20 miles or so to refill water bottles and pick up snacks ranging from pickles to peanuts. We don't provide lunch on the tour. Instead, we encourage our riders to visit one of the many restaurants, cafes and other businesses across Massachusetts who love to see hungry cyclists stop by.
Meal Plan Options
We offer a variety of meal plan options for breakfast and dinner to give our riders flexibility. We include the Wednesday night dinner at Hancock Shaker Village in the registration price to give all our riders the opportunity to renew friendships and make new ones as we prepare to embark on the cross-state journey together. The full meal plan recognizes that some riders prefer the simplicity of dining in camp and relaxing with like-minded friends after a day in the saddle. We also know that some of our riders would prefer to explore local restaurants, cafes and markets along the route. They might prefer the dinner only or breakfast only option. In Boston, we don't provide dinner. Instead, we encourage our riders to explore the diverse and delicious options available throughout the city.
Please note: no cooking will be permitted at the campsites.
Full Meal Plan:
The full meal plan includes three breakfasts and two dinners. Dinner on Thursday and Friday and breakfast on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. All meals offer both vegetarian and omnivore options. We can also accomodate gluten-free diets and nut allergies in our full meal plan. We don't offer a vegan option in our meal plan however.
Note: Wednesday night dinner is already included in the full registration. Saturday night dinner in Boston is on your own to explore the many restaurant options in the city. Sunday breakfast is included in the hotel costs for those staying at a partnering hotel on Saturday night.
Dinner Only Meal Plan:
The dinner only plan includes your evening dinners on Thursday and Friday.
Note: Wednesday night dinner is already included in the full registration. Saturday night dinner in Boston is on your own to explore the many restaurant options in the city.
Breakfast Only Meal Plan:
The breakfast only plan includes three breakfasts -Thursday through Saturday. Each breakfast includes coffee, fruit, muffins, oatmeal, yogurt, eggs, breakfast meats and other choices. Sunday breakfast is included in hotel registrations for those staying in a partner hotel on Saturday night.
We provide rest stops each day during the tour. Rest stops are generally about 20 miles apart. Each rest stop provides water, gatorade, fresh fruit, energy bars, granola, pickles, salty snacks, some chocolate and other choices to keep you rolling. Each rest stop also has first aid supplies. In addition, rest stops offer a place to drop off a jacket or other items that you'd like transported into camp.
On The Road
Our route across Massachusetts passes through many towns and villages offering a range of dining and snack options. We purposefully travel through some communities that offer convenient lunch choices. In addition, our route passes by some of Massachusetts' best ice cream stops including Kimballs Farm in Lancaster near the end of Friday's long ride. Most riders can't resist the biggest ice cream cones they ever saw.