Join the Bikes Not Bombs Community on a Bike Ride for Social Change!

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the Governor's recent restrictions on outdoor gatherings, this year's Bike-A-Thon will be virtual! The Virtual Bike-A-Thon will take place September 12-20, 2020. Riders can select whether to ride one of the BNB routes according to their own schedule, ride another favorite route, or pedal a stationary bike at home. For the first time, BNB supporters anywhere on Earth can join in the 33rd annual Bike-A-Thon.

This has been such a challenging year for all of us. The Bike-A-Thon is Bikes Not Bombs' biggest fundraiser of the year, and this year we truly need your support more than ever.

We are offering tiered incentives for your fundraising, starting at $200:

$200 Event T-shirt
$400 Event T-shirt, BNB water bottle
$750 Event T-shirt, BNB water bottle, cycling cap
$1,500 Event T-shirt, BNB water bottle, cycling cap, and jersey

If you decide to ride the 10, 30, 50, or 100 mile Bike-A-Thon routes (local/Boston), we will provide downloadable as well as printable maps (upon request). You can use the downloadable maps with a GPS computer, if you have one. The printable maps will include cue sheets with turn-by-turn directions.

We encourage riders to take photos and videos for BNB to share using the hashtags #BAT2020 and #BikeForSocialChange. We also encourage BAT riders to follow us on social media and tag BNB in their posts.

T-shirts will be available for pick up at the Bikes Not Bombs Hub (284 Amory Street in Jamaica Plain) beginning September 7.

We will offer free safety checks on BAT riders'bikes at the BNB Hub and Bike Shop on scheduled days the weeks of August 30 and September 7. We will post those dates shortly.





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Thank You to Our Supporters!

  • Sanofi Match March 2021 $100.00
  • Elizabeth Rimanoczy February 2021 $35.00
  • Beth Gildin Watrous December 2020 $52.50
  • Timothy DeLessio December 2020 $25.00
  • Jeremy Duffield December 2020 $100.00
  • Stephen Najarian December 2020 $100.00
  • andy klatt December 2020 $21.00
  • Cathy Ryerson Sorry, I'm late. I guess not too late, though. November 2020
  • Rochelle Wortis November 2020 $100.00
  • Patricia Parker November 2020 $105.00
  • Life is a Gift Legacy Fund October 2020 $5,000.00
  • Luke Stevens September 2020 $1,050.00
  • Robert shulman September 2020 $1,000.00
  • Becky Silverstein September 2020 $525.00
  • Anonymous September 2020 $525.00
  • Kira Brandman Go Samantha Go - so proud of you! Love, Jared, Shauna, Andrew and Kira September 2020 $525.00
  • Alan Shapiro November 2020 $500.00
  • Anonymous September 2020 $500.00
  • Tokyo Electron September 2020 $500.00
  • Staff and Friends of the Somerville Bike Kitchen September 2020 $500.00

Recent Activity

Bike-a-Thon 2020 Training Routes


BNB BAT 2020 5 mile Training ride 

  • Recommended for families & beginners
  • This ride is for families & beginning riders who want to  avoid riding on the road as much as possible. Most of this route is on the S.W. Corridor Bike Path & on the paths in Franklin Park.


BNB BAT 2020 5 Mile Hill Training Loop


BNB BAT 2020 10 Mile Training Ride (Practice Loop)

  • This is the old 10 mile BAT ride that many hills and is great for a quick local ride to stretch your legs. If you do loops, each loop will have over 500 feet of climbing.


BNB BAT 2020 20 Mile Training Ride

  • This route follows the current BAT route out of Jamaica Plain & follows the old BAT route into Dedham. You will then make a shortcut back into Needham, Newton, Brookline & Jamaica Plain


BNB BAT 2020 30 Mile Route