New England Parkinson’s Ride

Important Ride Day Information

Ride Start Times

100 Mile – 7:30 am – Follow the PINK Road Markings

50 Mile – 9:00 am – Follow the GREEN Road Markings

30 Mile – 10:30 am – Follow the YELLOW Road Markings

10 Mile – 11:30 am – Follow the BLUE Road Markings

A few important notes before you head out on the road
  • Plan to arrive 45 minutes before your scheduled start to pick up your cyclist packet
  • Start times will be staggered in 10 min intervals to keep cyclists spaced out as much as possible
  • Helmets are mandatory
  • Ride with an ID, cash for emergencies, and a cell phone
  • Make sure to have a spare inner tube
  • Reminder: Showers & Osteopathic Manipulation will not be available
  • Save your food & drink ticket from your bib. Redeem them back at the Ball Park at one of the food trucks or the concession stand. We are unable to provide replacement vouchers, so please be extra cautious.

PLEASE FOLLOW ALL RULES OF THE ROAD

This is not a closed course. As you ride, you must obey all traffic signs and laws just as motorists do. The police have made it very clear that failure to do so will result in you being pulled from the Ride.
  • Ride in a single file.
  • Always pass other cyclists on the left and announce “on your left!”
  • Use hand signals to indicate turns, but always look before changing lanes.
  • Remember, pedestrians have the right of way, especially at crosswalks. You MUST stop!
  • Follow police officers’ directions.
  • Some areas, like Kennebunkport are heavily congested with tourists. Be alert and be respectful.
  • If you act irresponsibly, you will jeopardize our Ride permits. Please don’t let that happen!

Packet Pick Up Information

  • This is where you will receive your cyclist packet, which includes your bib & t-shirt (and a special giveaway).
  • Packet pick-up is available Friday night for those who are attending the Pre-Ride Dinner, as well as others who would prefer to get them that night, but times are strictly limited to 5:30 – 7:00. No one may remain at the ballpark without a dinner ticket. Packet pick-up will reopen at 6:30 am on Saturday.
  • You belong in the VIP Pick Up Line if:
    1. You raised $1,000 or more in either 2019 or 2020.
      • You will be receiving a VIP Bib number. The number assigned is based on total fundraising for those years and does not include money raised in 2021.
    2. You raised $1,000 by July 18th, 2021 and are picking up your VIP Jersey. 
  • There will be two other lines to pick up your packet by last name, labeled A-K & L-Z.
  • If you are an adult cyclist and have NOT met your individual $150 fundraising minimum, you must visit the Team Fox table before getting in line for your packet. To check the status of your fundraising, login to your fundraising dashboard here.

Food & Drink Vouchers

This year, we are excited to announce that we have hired 2 Food Trucks along with
the newly managed concession stand to provide our post-ride meal!

Here’s how it will work:

  • Each cyclist will receive a Food Voucher attached to their bib & volunteers will receive a “Meal” ticket in their packets.
  • It is good for use at one of the food trucks or the concession stand from approximately noon until 5:00 pm. Maximum value $10, no change back and must be used at one vendor.
  • Additional food and drink will be available for purchase.
  • If you are 21 or older, you may use the Beer/Wine Voucher for one complimentary beer or wine at the clearly marked “complimentary” beer stand.
  • Additional beer and wine is available for purchase at the concession stand or on the ballfield.

Check out the Mainely Meatballs Food Truck, the PB & ME Food Truck, and Jumpin Jakes featured at the Ball Park Concession Stand for a sense of the food that will be available!

View Maps & Directions HERE

We have a limited tracking service that lets us know when a cyclist leaves and returns to the Ballpark as well as when they check in to certain rest stops. We use these tracking mats to estimate the number of cyclists out on the road at any given time and anticipated return times. There are three tracking mats on the 100 mile route, two on the 50 mile route and one on the 30 mile route. There are no tracking mats on the 10 mile route. Although this is not intended to be full tracking of our cyclists, you are welcome to use it to get a sense of where your friends or family might be by using the link below and entering their name or bib number.

Check the Progress of your family & friends HERE

CLICK HERE FOR PRE-RIDE DINNER INFORMATION