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New England Classic 150 & 550

The New England Classic Tour de Cure is a weekend or weeklong adventure cycling
through picturesque towns, along the coast and through the mountains. Our two-day,
150-mile tour takes you from Woburn, just north of Boston, through the Merrimack
Valley and into New Hampshire on our first day, and then continues on Day 2 to the
coast of Southern Maine. The seven-day, 550-mile tour rolls on into the White Mountains
of New Hampshire, across the Connecticut River Valley into Vermont and on to the
Green Mountains, before returning via the Monadnock region of New Hampshire to Massachusets on the triumphant final day. The intrepid group of riders on both New England Classic tours join forces in the fight to Stop Diabetes® and raise funds for diabetes research, education and advocacy in support of the American Diabetes Association.

The week-long Tour de Cure New England Classic starts at Middlesex Community College 591 Springs Rd, Bedford, MA.

 

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  1. The 2020 New England Classic Tour de Cure will start Saturday, July 11, at Middlesex Community College in Bedford, Mass.
    New England Classic Tour de Cure
    Date: July 11-12, or July 11-17
    New England Classic website: http://www.diabetes.org/newenglandclassic
    Routes from 2018 (2019 not yet complete): https://ridewithgps.com/events/43780-nec-2018-routes
    Start/Finish location: Bedford, Mass.
    ADA website: http://www.diabetes.org
    Contact information
    twilson@diabetes.org
    978-821-9229

    The New England Classic is a multi-day Tour de Cure fundraising event for the American Diabetes Association that offers two-day and seven-day options starting Saturday, July 11, in Bedford, Mass. at Middlesex Community College. The 150-mile NEC 150 and 550-mile NEC 550 travel the same route for the first two days. Indoor, air-conditioned accommodations and breakfast and lunch are included with the fundraising minimum of $850 for the NEC 150 and $2,700 for the NEC 550. All New England Classic riders receive a NEC T-shirt and customized NEC Tour de Cure cycling jersey.
    NEC 150 riders travel the back roads of the Merrimack Valley of Massachusetts into southern New Hampshire and along the seacoast with a destination of Durham, N.H. The Day 2 route takes riders to coastal Maine past beaches, rocky coves and quaint villages. Day 2 ends with dinner and a celebration, then riders take chartered buses back to Bedford while their bicycles are transported there safely.
    After sharing the first two days of their route with the NEC 150, NEC 550 riders leave coastal Maine, heading west into the White Mountain region, where the challenge rolls north through Conway and on to the Attitash ski area in Bartlett, N.H. The journey continues on Day 4 with a climb up Crawford Notch on the way to Bethlehem and Littleton, N.H., before crossing the Connecticut River into Vermont. After a night in Montpelier, riders pedal the river valleys of the Green Mountains on scenic Route 100 to the Killington area and the welcome comfort of a ski resort. The trek continues through Vermont and then back into the Monadnock region of New Hampshire with an overnight in Keene, N.H. The final leg heads to Central Massachusetts, winding its way to the finish at Middlesex Community College in Bedford, Mass., on Friday, July 17.

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