Tour de Cure

Many Roads. One Purpose.

Tour de Cure is our premier cycling event for all ages and abilities. When you register, you can select one of four routes to ride: 15 miles, 30 miles, 62 miles or 100 miles. You may change your choice of route on the day of the Tour if you arrive for check-in time and inform registration volunteers when you check in. In any case, choose the route distance that best suits you, your family, friends and co-workers. You will see beach cruisers to road bikes, and all style bikes in between. Whether you are an occasional rider or an experienced cyclist, the Tour de Cure has something for everyone. 

2023 New England Tour de Cure Chairman: Art Trapotsis

We are thrilled to have Art Trapotsis of Consolidated Sterilizer Systems in Billerica serve as Chairman of the 2023 New England Tour de Cure. Read more here about Art.

The New England Tour de Cure – A Revolutionary Tour

Starting and ending in Lexington, Mass., all our routes allow you to pedal through this historic area on scenic roads where you will pass landmarks from Revolutionary War battle sites to homes of some of New England’s literary luminaries and more.

All the routes will be well-marked and fully supported with bike mechanics, volunteer ride ambassadors, rest stops with food and water, and cheering volunteers!



  • Bring a helmet. You must have a helmet to ride.
  • We ride rain or shine but we strongly prefer shine. In either case, watch the weather forecast and arrive prepared.
  • In the event of extreme weather (lightning, tornado, etc.), we will make a formal announcement by text, email, social media, and on our website as to whether the event needs to be canceled or postponed, but it will only be done so for extreme circumstances. Please visit the Event Details webpage for current updates.
  • Know your route Check-in and Start times. See chart below for information. 


Arrival and Check-In



Parking volunteers will be on hand to direct you when you arrive at Lexington Labs/10 Maguire Road. All vehicles will access the site at the entrance on the northwest side of the property closest to Westview Street. There will also be signs along the road to help direct you. We have secured permission to use a second parking lot adjacent to 10 Maguire Road so we will have plenty of parking space with easy access to the Tour.
Our Tour Champions will be sent signs to place on their dashboard and will be directed to the Champion parking area closest to the Tour Festival site.


You must raise the $250 fundraising minimum ($50 for riders under 18) to participate in Tour de Cure. Please enter your donations online or bring credit/check/cash on the day of the event. Pay attention to your arrival time for your chosen route distance. We want to ensure you have enough time before the ride to check in. When you arrive at the Tour site, head to the Check-in Tent to turn in any additional offline donations you have received. This is also where you’ll pick up your Tour de Cure t-shirt. If you do not pick up your T-shirt when you check in, they will be available after your ride in the Volunteer Tent.

Changing Routes

No matter what route you chose when you registered, you are allowed to change your route on the morning of the Tour. Just arrive in time to check-in for the route you plan to ride and let the Check-In volunteers know if you are making a change.

Breakfast Snacks/Coffee/Hydration Station

There will be coffee available in the morning at our ADA Café lunch tent along with bagels and other breakfast snacks. Gluten-free snack options will be available in limited quantities. A Hydration Station for filling bottles with water or sports drink will be available near the entrance to the start line chute.

Tour Champions

We have special plans for those Tour Champions who raise $1,000 or more. The Champions Tent will feature treats and a place to relax and meet other champions. Before they head out on their ride, Champions will get a hot breakfast served up by a food truck from Butter ‘Ur’ Biscuit. There’s still time to earn your breakfast of champions!
We will provide Champion Breakfast coupons to all Champions at Check-in.

Red Riders

Our most honored participants are the Red Riders, those who live with diabetes. You are why we ride. Be sure to stop by our Living Red Tent that will be stocked with treats and supplies just for our Red Riders. Red Riders who raise $250 or more will be able to pick up their Red Rider cycling jersey in the Living Red Tent the morning of the Tour.

Top Team Tailgate Tent

The first five teams to hit the $10,000 mark in fundraising will have a spot in our Top Team Tailgate. Check out our Tour Week Newsletter for the latest tally for Top Teams. I In the case of late qualifiers, Team Captains whose teams earn a spot will be notified by Tour staff.

Recognition Gifts

With the exception of Tour T-shirts and Red Rider jerseys, all Tour de Cure Recognition Gifts will be mailed directly to riders’ homes a few weeks after the Tour. But while the 2023 New England Tour de Cure may be over after August 20, you will still have an opportunity to earn Recognition Gifts with your fundraising. Funds raised through Sept. 20 will count toward earning Recognition Gifts, which will be mailed out at the end of that 30-day window of opportunity.

You can check out all the cool items you can earn on our Recognition Gifts Page.

Route Details

Route maps, cue sheets and files are now available HERE on RideWithGPS. You can also download the Ride with GPS app to access premium features like free voice navigation for each of the New England Tour de Cure ride through our Tour account HERE.

Due to some roadwork along the routes that may require changes. We strongly advise you to wait to download routes to GPS devices until after Aug. 15. Rest assured that our road markings and signage along the routes will be up to date on the day of the Tour.

Changing Your Route to Ride

No matter what route you chose when you registered, you are allowed to change your route on the morning of the Tour. Just arrive in time to check-in for the route you plan to ride and let the Check-In volunteers know if you are making a change. 

Route Notes

Our Route Notes prepare you to ride, with safety tips, rules of the road, notes on our route marking system, cue sheets and rest stop information. You can find the Route Notes HERE.

Route Highlights

Our Route Highlights provide a guide to some of the sights and landmarks you’ll pass on our routes through the historic and scenic areas near and far from our start/finish location in Lexington. You can find the Route Highlights HERE.


Strava Segments

To add a little fun for those who believe that if it’s not on Strava it never happened, we’ve created some Strava Segments to see how you stack up against your fellow Tour riders. After your ride, check out how you did on the NETdC Barnes Hill Express to South Street, NETdC Whitney Hump from Littleton to Old Littleton, and the NETdC Stow Slog to Slough.

Rest Stops

Along all the routes you will find rest stops fully stocked with water, sports drink and snacks to keep you fueled on your ride. A bike mechanic will be available at each rest stop. You can find a list of the rest stop locations along each route HERE


When you return to the start/finish line at Lexington Labs, you will enjoy a delicious post-ride meal in the ADA Café lunch tent served by Culinary Creations, music and games. New this year to quench your thirst after a long ride is our Beer Garden, sponsored and operated by our good friends from Craft Food Halls.

Beer Garden

After the routes are all on the road, our Check-In Tent area will be transformed into the Beer Garden and open just before noon. All participants, volunteers and vendors/exhibitors age 21 or older are welcome to join us in the Beer Garden with proper ID. Each adult may get 2 complimentary beverages. We are not permitted to serve or sell additional beverages. Alcoholic beverages must be consumed within the Beer Garden.


What’s a party without music! We’ll have a DJ to send you off and welcome you back as well as a live band – One Moe Time -- to help celebrate later in the day. If your legs are up to it after your ride, we invite you to get up and dance!

Wellness Expo

The Wellness Expo sponsored by SBLI will feature information from the American Diabetes Association and healthcare providers on managing diabetes, lowering type 2 diabetes risk and other overall wellness topics. Pick up some resources on making every aspect of your life healthier from other exhibitors including SBLI, About Fresh and Pulse 4 Pulse.

Cycling Village

The Cycling Village is a new addition to the Tour Festival this year. It will feature organizations working to make cycling safer and more accessible for everyone. Exhibitors include MassBike, which will have information on its advocacy efforts that have led to the new 4-foot passing law in Massachusetts among other victories for cyclists. Also joining us in the Cycling Village is the New England Cycling Coalition for Diversity, the NECCD seeks to make cycling a more diverse and welcoming sport by encouraging a variety of cycling groups to reach out to all communities. Waypoint Adventure is another organization striving to broaden the community of cyclists. Their mission is to challenge youth and adults with disabilities to discover their purpose, talents and strengths through the transforming power of adventure. Cycling is just one source of this kind of adventure  

Games and Kid Zone

Our Kids Zone will offer fun activities for the younger set including face painting. A team from Dave and Busters will also be on hand with fun games and giveaways at their tent. And for those who still feel like kids, we’ll have games such as Cornhole and Can Jam.

Post-ride Stretch

After you work out your muscles pedaling for miles, get them back into shape with some stretching by the folks from StretchLab in Burlington. You’ll find them in what was the bike mechanics tent when you left, after we convert that spot into an area for a whole different kind of tune-up for the engine that makes your bike go.


Just as it is never too late to register to ride in the Tour, we can use additional volunteers right up to the day of the Tour. We have volunteer roles at the Tour Festival site throughout the day and could especially use help with clean up and packing up our supplies and returning them to storage. There are also opportunities to help out on the routes from rest stops to key spots for directing and cheering on the riders.

For more information on Tour de Cure Volunteer opportunities, go to our online Volunteer portal HERE. You can also contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Salome Tomar, at

The New England Tour de Cure would not be possible without our Volunteer Planning Committee. If you are interested in joining the Planning Committee for the 2024 Tour, we’ll be getting started on next year sooner than you think. Please reach out to the local staff to learn more.


Contact Us
2023 Tour de Cure: New England
Event Contact: Tim Wilson
Event Contact's Phone: 978-821-9229
Event Contact's Email:


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