The New England Classic Charity Bike Tour is a partnership. You commit to raising funds for a great cause, and we commit to providing you a fun and rewarding cycling experience like no other.


We’re All In for a Good Cause!

The funds you raise support the vital research, education and advocacy programs of the American Diabetes Association. In return for your efforts, the New England Classic Tour includes overnight accommodations, hearty breakfasts and dinners, fully-stocked rest stops, bicycle mechanics, support vehicles and so much more!

Fundraising Agreement

When you register for the ride, you agree to the fundraising minimum: $600 for the NEC 150 (two-day route) and $3,000 for the NEC 550 (seven-day route). You will have until Saturday, August 12 (four weeks after the start of the ride) to complete your fundraising, but we strongly encourage you to get your fundraising done prior to the ride. It’s a win-win!

Matching Gifts

Check to see if your employer has a corporate matching gift program, as this can be a great way to hit your fundraising goal sooner! Matching gift donations will count toward your minimum, but we ask that you notify NECCBT Treasurer Karen Sharland by July 1 of any matching gifts you expect to receive. Karen’s email is


What if I have to Cancel?

We understand that circumstances beyond your control may arise after you register that prevent you from joining us on the 2023 New England Classic. Because we will have already incurred costs for your accommodations, meals and other expenses, in most cases we will charge your credit card on file for the minimum fundraising requirement.

We ask that you tell us as soon as possible if you find that you are going to have to cancel. Your cooperation and understanding will help ensure we direct the maximum funds toward the American Diabetes Association mission to prevent and cure diabetes, and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.