The 18th annual Tri-State Trek begins at Boston College in Chestnut Hill, MA, on Friday, June 19, 2020, and ends Sunday, June 21, 2020, 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 or in the Event Handbook, 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 the ALS Therapy Development Institute.

Summary

Participants can 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 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, family and friends, knowing that you are contributing to research that will end ALS. We'll take care of the rest.

Event Check In

Tri-State Trek participants check-in at Boston College; 2101 Commonwealth Ave, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467, between 3:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 18, 2020 or starting at 5:00 a.m. to 5:55 a.m. on Friday, June 19, 2020.

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 kick-off dinner will take place on the Boston College campus on Thursday, June 18. The dinner is FREE, but space is limited, you must RSVP during registration to secure your spot. Dinner is served at 6:00 p.m. This is your chance to greet old friends, meet some new ones, and learn some Trek logistics.

Start Line & Ride

The official Start Line for the 2020 Tri-State Trek is at Boston College, 2101 Commonwealth Ave, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467. We Ride out at 6:00 a.m. sharp on Friday, June 19.

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, and sports drink.

Medical Staff

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

Rest Stops

Our Three-Day Crew sets up and staffs rest stops every 15-20 miles. There are four rest stops each day and each stop is stocked with light food, fruit, and plenty of water and sports drinks to keep you hydrated and moving.

Lunch Stops

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

Dinner

Dinner will be provided both Friday and Saturday night at camp.

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. We provide vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free options all weekend.

Beer and cider is served courtesy of our friends at Harpoon Brewery!

Lodging (Friday & Saturday)

We overnight in college dormitories: Friday at The University of Connecticut and Saturday at the University of New Haven. BEDDING, SHEETS, TOWELS, AND PILLOWS ARE NOT PROVIDED.

Greenwich Arrival

Riders can depart from New Haven on Sunday morning as early as 5:15 a.m. We encourage slower riders to leave earlier and faster riders to leave later, with everyone arriving at Rest Stop Four (70 miles) by about 1:00 p.m. All riders depart Rest Stop Four at 2:00 p.m. for the final nine miles to finish at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park (approximately 2:45 p.m.)

Hill Climbing on John Street

Skilled riders looking to show their disgust for ALS will try to arrive at rest stop four in Greenwich early for a hill-climbing session on John Street. Fast riders looking to reach Greenwich early can make it by 11:00 a.m. The group departs John Street for downtown Greenwich at 2:00 p.m. sharp! Click here for a map of the route from the top of John Street to the finish line at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park.

Greenwich Ave

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

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 2:45 p.m.

Transportation

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 any time, up to one-month prior to the event.

  • THURSDAY at 12pm: the bus departs Greenwich, CT (Finish Line) to Newton, MA (Start Line)
  • FRIDAY at 6:30pm: the bus departs Storrs, CT (Finish Day One) to Newton, MA (Start Line)
  • SUNDAY at 5:00pm: the bus departs Greenwich, CT (Finish Line) to Newton, MA (Start Line)
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 One riders may leave their cars in the long term lot at Boston College and take the shuttle home from The University of Connecticut.)

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