Honor the Warriors Bike EventSept. 9, 2016; Mint Hill, N.C. 1 of 8
This two-day cycling event benefits the Military Family Lifestyle Charitable Foundation, which helps support the financial, physical and emotional needs of military members and their families. The event includes two community rides through downtown Charlotte, North Carolina, and Mint Hill and finishes with a "ride at your own pace" ride on Saturday.
Jordan's RideSept. 11, 2016; Eagle, Idaho 2 of 8
Jordan Michael Zappia passed away at 16 months old from Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood. But his family has ensured that his name carries on with this phenomenal charity ride named in his honor. All proceeds go to benefit SIDS/SUDC research and support for families affected by the tragic loss of their child.
Syracuse Ride for Missing ChildrenSept. 16, 2016; Syracuse, N.Y. 3 of 8
Not only does this ride require each participant to raise $300 to benefit the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, but riders also actively partake in charity work during the 100-mile outing. Organizers arrange rest stops at schools along the route where cyclists participate in education programs. Charity is more than just money, after all, it's doing.
Monarch School of New England Charity Bike RideOct. 8, 2016; Rochester, N.H. 4 of 8
Every dollar raised in this 4-, 15- or 25-mile bike ride goes to the Monarch School of New England, a day school serving children with significant physical, medical, developmental, behavioral and emotional disabilities. And, for every $150 you raise over the minimum of $250, you'll receive a raffle ticket to win a Fat Bike from Philbricks Sports.
Share the Road RideOct. 8, 2016; Simi Valley, Calif. 5 of 8
Providing riders a fantastic combo of climbing, scenic vistas and long flats, the Share the Road Ride offers a near perfect 62 miles to end your cycling season. The ride, which includes several distances to choose from, also gives cyclists a chance to honor fellow riders who've lost their lives participating in the sport they love.
2016 GK Grand Pondo Charity Bike RideOct. 15, 2016; Santa Clarita, Calif. 6 of 8
Although it takes place an ocean away, this beautiful ride through the Santa Clarita Valley and high desert canyons strives to help build new houses for families living in unsanitary conditions in the Philippines. In its fourth year, the ride has raised over $25,000 to date and helped build 11 new homes.
Entergy Bike the Big EasyOct. 15, 2016; New Orleans, La. 7 of 8
If you're a cyclist agitated by local two-wheel travel policy, this ride should be right up your alley. This sweet little trip through some of New Orleans' most famous landmarks supports Bike Easy, which advocates for the vision of making cycling an integral part of New Orleans with local government agencies.