About: Event Details

The 15th annual Tri-State Trek begins at Boston College in Newton, MA, on Friday, June 23rd, 2017, and ends Sunday, June 25th, 2017, in Greenwich, CT. The 270 mile course is completely supported to ensure safety, fun, and a great experience. Many of your questions will be answered below, but please do not hesitate to contact us. We are always happy to talk about riding, training, buying a bike, Tri-State Trek logistics or the research at ALS TDI!

Official Bike Shop: Shipping, Building, Rentals & More

Urban Adventours is the official bike shop for the Tri-State Trek. Located at 103 Atlantic Ave Boston, MA, they can handle all your Trek needs.

For a fee, Urban Adventours will receive and assemble your bike as well as disassemble and box your bike after the ride. You must ship your bike to arrive by June 4 and include a UPS return shipping label. Urban Adventours will deliver your bike to the Trek starting line.

You can also rent a bike from them. Check out their website for details.

Call them at 617.379.3590 for more information.

START LINE

Event Check In

Tri-State Trek participants check-in at Boston College; 140 Commonwealth Ave, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467, between 3:00pm and 7:30pm on Thursday, June 22nd, or starting at 5am to 5:55am on Friday, June 23rd.

Thursday Night Lodging (not included)

Lodging is available but not included in your fundraising minimum on Thursday, in Boston College dorms. THURSDAY LODGING IS NOT AUTOMATIC. Be sure to select the Thursday Lodging option during your registration.

Kick-off Dinner

The annual kickoff dinner will take place on the Boston College campus on Thursday, June 22nd. The dinner is free, but space is limited, you must RSVP during registration to secure your spot. Dinner is served at 6:00pm. This is your chance to greet old friends, meet some new ones and learn some Trek logistics.

Start Line & Ride Out

The official Start Line for the 2017 Tri-State Trek is at Boston College, 140 Commonwealth Ave, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467. We Ride out at 6:00am sharp on Friday, June 23rd.

ON THE EVENT

Ride Support

Riders travel a marked route at their own pace. Support vehicles patrol the route, and bicycle technicians are available all weekend for assistance. We carry all gear and provide all food, water, fruit snacks and sports drink.

Medical Staff

Tri-State Trek Medical Staff patrol the route and are available at rest stops and overnights.

Rest Stops

Our 3-Day Crew set up and staff Rest Stops every 15-20 miles. There are 4 Rest Stops each day, and each Rest Stop is stocked with light food, fruit, drinks and plenty of water & sports drink to keep you hydrated and moving.

Lunch Stops

A full lunch (complete with deli sandwiches, salads, drinks, chips, and MORE) is served on Friday & Saturday around mile 55. On Sunday we do not offer an official lunch stop but keep you fed with 4 rest stops, including pizza at rest stop 4, and a fantastic finish line BBQ provided by The Great American BBQ Co.

Dinner

Cyclists arrive at camp on Friday & Saturday to a delicious BBQ. Full dinner is served around 6:00pm each night.

Food & Drink

All meals, snacks, water, sports drinks, and more are provided to all riders and volunteers. From Friday morning at the start line, through our picnic lunch at Sunday's finish, you will eat well! Vegetarians, vegans and those with gluten issues - we have you covered!

Beer is served courtesy of our friends at Sam Adams!

Lodging (Friday and Saturday)

We overnight in college dormitories. Friday we stay at The University of Connecticut. Saturday we stay at the University of New Haven. Bedding, sheets, towels, and pillows are NOT provided.

FINISH LINE

Greenwich Arrival

Riders can depart New Haven on Sunday morning as early as 5:15am. We encourage slower riders to leave earlier and faster riders to leave later, with the idea of everyone arriving at Rest Stop 4 (70 miles) by about 1:00pm. All riders depart rest stop 4 at 2:00pm for the final 9 miles to finish at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park (approximately 2:45pm).

Hill Climbing on John Street

Skilled riders looking to show their disgust for ALS will try to arrive at Rest Stop 4 in Greenwich early for a hill climbing session on John Street. Fast riders looking to reach Greenwich early can make it by 11/11:30am. The group departs John Street for downtown Greenwich at 2:00pm sharp! Click here for route details.

Greenwich Ave

We're expected at the top of Greenwich Ave at approximately 2:30pm.

Finish-Line

The Finish Line is at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park on Island Beach Ferry Dock at 116-118 Arch Street in downtown Greenwich. The pack of riders is expected at around 2:45pm.

TRANSPORTATION & PARKING

Transportation to Boston

Shuttle busses are available from our finish line in Greenwich on the Thursday before the event for participants needing a ride to the start, and after the event on Sunday for folks looking to get back to Boston.

Shuttle Busses

We offer shuttle bus service for Riders and Crew for a fee during registration. Participants can select the option for a shuttle bus at time of registration, and may change their selection at anytime up to one-month prior to the event.

  • Greenwich, CT (Finish Line) to Newton, MA (Start Line); Thursday, June 22nd -- Bus Departs at 12:00pm
  • Storrs, CT (Finish Day 1) to Newton, MA (Start Line); Friday, June 23rd -- Bus Departs approximately at 6:30pm
  • Greenwich, CT (Finish Line) to Newton, MA (Start Line); Sunday, June 25th -- Bus Departs at 5:00pm

Weekend Parking

Long Term Parking; Boston College, MA: (Start Line) Paid Long Term Parking is available on the Boston College campus.

Long Term Parking; Greenwich, CT: Weekend Parking will be available for participants taking the shuttle up to Newton from Greenwich at Horseneck Parking Lot on Arch St, Greenwich, CT 06830. You will be provided with a parking permit to place on your dashboard.

Other Long Term Parking: There is no other long-term parking. Riders cycling a one-day or two-day route will need to make their own travel arrangements. (Day 1 riders may leave their cars in the long term lot at Boston College, and take the shuttle home from UCONN.)

As Basic As it Gets

Participants easily register through our website, and receive complete online fundraising tools including individual and team fundraising pages. The registration process will sort out most weekend logistics and questions, but phone and email help and support is available through the Tri-State Trek team at ALS TDI. Call 617-441-7211 or email tristatetrek@als.net.

Train, fundraise, and get ready for a great weekend! Come out with your bike and the understanding that you are helping solve a problem. We'll take care of the rest!