Previous Rides

In 2013:

In 2014, the Beach Bike Ride was excited to partner with the American Cancer Society for the first time. All proceeds from the 2013 Beach Bike Ride will be dedicated to helping cancer patients throughout the State of Maine.

Over 120 bicyclists partnered with local sponsors, donors and volunteers to enjoy the ride!

In 2012:

In this, our third year, over one hundred and twenty bicyclists partnered with local sponsors, donors and volunteers to raise over $11,000 for the Be Like Brit Foundation in honor of Britney Gengel.

This brings our three year Beach Bike Ride fundraising total to over $30,000! The Be Like Brit Foundation has been the recipient of these funds, which are being used for the construction of an orphanage in Grand Goave, Haiti to honor the memory and last wishes of Britney. The Orphanage opened in January of 2013!

In 2011:

In its 2nd year, the Beach Bike Ride doubled in size with 101 Riders raising $11,000 for Be Like Brit.

For the past two years, the Beach Bike Ride has been a meaningful supporter of the Be Like Brit Foundation helping their efforts to build an orphanage in Grand Guave Haiti. The orphanage is being built to honor the last wishes of Britney Gengel, a Wells summer resident who was tragically killed in the 2010 Haiti earthquake while on a college mission trip there.

In 2010 (Inaugural Ride):

Three neighbors in Wells were discussing the Haiti earthquake tragedy that lead to the unfortunate death of Brtiney Gengel, a Wells, Maine summer resident. One unifying question arose: How could we as a community could honor this young lady’s memory?

The idea of a bicycle ride along the beautiful coast of Wells was launched. Local and summer residents could join together to pay tribute to Britney and raise money for the Be Like Brit Foundation. Within weeks a new web site was born and the Town of Wells agreed to allow this ride to happen!

The 1st Annual Beach Bike ride for Charity took place on Saturday, June 19th 2011 at 7am. Over 60 riders participated and rode the ten mile course that began at the Wells Beach Harbor (at the end of Atlantic Ave.).