Watershed Ride sees 226 cyclists pedal through Wareham

Oct 2, 2017

Now in its 11th year, the Buzzards Bay Coalition’s Watershed Ride continues to grow, attracting the most cyclists in its history as they rode through Wareham on Sunday.

A total of 226 people opted for one of three routes, a 35-, 75- or 100-mile stretch that wound through the marshes, fields and farms of the South Coast. The event has so far raised $143,600 to support Coalition’s education, conservation, research and advocacy work. Supporters can still donate to the Watershed Ride through Sunday, Oct. 15 at www.savebuzzardsbay.org/ride.

All routes ended at Quissett Harbor in Woods Hole with a party that included live music and refreshments. All riders had to raise a minimum of $300.

In Wareham, riders could refuel at a water stop located at the First Citizens’ Federal Credit Union on Onset Avenue.

This year marked the first that First Citizens’ employees Rica DeMoranville and Amanda Bolduc volunteered to help at the ride. In addition to handing out water and snacks, both marked down when riders passed by the checkpoint on their way toward Woods Hole.

With a clear skies overhead and cool temperatures in the forecast, cyclists had perfect weather for the ride, said DeMoranville.

“We couldn’t have asked for a better day,” she said.