Schedule and Directions

Buzzards Bay Watershed Ride schedule

The 15th annual Buzzards Bay Watershed Ride will take place on Sunday, October 3, 2021. There are three start lines in Little Compton, Westport, and Rochester, all ending at the same finish line in Woods Hole.

The preliminary schedule and accompanying directions are provided below for your planning. Some details may change as the event draws closer. Use the links below to get maps and important schedule information for each location along the route.

100-Mile Route Start Line: Sakonnet Point (Little Compton)

The Buzzards Bay Watershed Ride 100-mile route start line is located at Sakonnet Point (99 Bluff Head Ave., Little Compton, RI).

5:45am: Shuttle departs Woods Hole (Finish Line, Swope Center, 5 North Street, Woods Hole) for Sakonnet Point

There is limited parking available at Sakonnet Point. For riders who want to leave their car at the finish line, we offer shuttle transportation from the Woods Hole finish line to Sakonnet Point the morning of the Ride. You can sign up for the shuttle ($25) when you register for the Ride. (If you did not sign up for the shuttle when you registered and you need a seat, please email us.)

6:30-7:50am: Check-in and Donation Drop-off at Sakonnet Point

All riders must check in before beginning the Watershed Ride. Riders are strongly encouraged to participate in our early rider packet pick-up program to reduce waiting lines and crowds. Those who did not already receive their rider packet will get an official Watershed Ride bib number at check in. All riders must wear the bib to take advantage of services along the route and at the finish line.

To check in, riders must show that you have raised the $300 fundraising minimum. You can turn in any last-minute donations during check in.

7:50am: Safety Briefing for 100-Mile Route

During the safety briefing, we will share important information that all riders need to know, including route updates and safe cycling techniques. All riders who are beginning the Watershed Ride at Sakonnet Point must be present during this safety briefing.

8:00am: Start of 100-Mile Route

Once the 100-mile route opens, riders are welcome to begin the Watershed Ride from Sakonnet Point at their own pace.

75-Mile Route Start Line: Horseneck Beach State Reservation (Westport)

The Buzzards Bay Watershed Ride 75-mile route start line is located at DCR's Horseneck Beach State Reservation (163 John Reed Rd., Westport, MA). This is also the location of the first rest stop on the 100-mile route.

7:00am: Shuttle departs Woods Hole (Finish Line, Swope Center, 5 North Street, Woods Hole) for Horseneck Beach

Plentiful free parking is available all day at Horseneck Beach until 8:00pm. For riders who want to leave their car at the finish line instead of driving to Horseneck Beach, we offer shuttle transportation from the Woods Hole finish line. You can sign up for the shuttle ($25) when you register for the Ride. (If you did not sign up for the shuttle when you registered and you need a seat, email us.)

7:30-8:50am: Check-in and Donation Drop-off at Horseneck Beach

All riders must check in before beginning the Watershed Ride. Riders are strongly encouraged to participate in our early rider packet pick-up program to reduce waiting lines and crowds. Those who did not already receive their rider packet will get an official Watershed Ride bib number at check in. All riders must wear the bib to take advantage of services along the route and at the finish line.

8:50am: Safety Briefing for 75-Mile Route

During the safety briefing, we will share important information that all riders need to know, including route updates and safe cycling techniques. All riders who are beginning the Watershed Ride at Horseneck Beach must be present during this safety briefing.

9:00am: Start of 75-mile Route

Once the 75-mile route opens, riders are welcome to begin the Watershed Ride from Horseneck Beach at their own pace.

35-Mile Start Line/Lunch Stop: East Over Farm (Rochester)

The Buzzards Bay Watershed Ride 35-mile route start line is located at Eastover Farm (131 Hiller Rd., Rochester, MA). This is also the location of the lunch stop.

11:00am-1:00pm: Lunch

All riders are welcome to enjoy a lunch of soup and sandwiches at the lunch stop. Lunch is free for registered riders.

10:30-11:50am: Check-in and Donation Drop-off at Eastover Farm

Free parking is available all day at Eastover Farm.

All riders must check in before beginning the Watershed Ride. Riders are strongly encouraged to participate in our early rider packet pick-up program to reduce waiting lines and crowds. Those who did not already receive their rider packet will get an official Watershed Ride bib number at check in. All riders must wear the bib to take advantage of services along the route and at the finish line.

To check in, riders must show that you have raised the $300 fundraising minimum. You can turn in any last-minute donations during check in.

11:50am: Safety Briefing for 35-Mile Route

During the safety briefing, we will share important information that all riders need to know, including route updates and safe cycling techniques. All riders who are beginning the Watershed Ride at Eastover Farm must be present during this safety briefing.

12:00pm: Start of 35-mile Route

Once the 35-mile route opens, riders are welcome to begin the Watershed Ride from Eastover Farm at their own pace.

Finish Line: MBL Swope Center (Woods Hole)

The Buzzards Bay Watershed Ride finish line is located at the Marine Biological Laboratory Swope Center (5 North St., Falmouth, MA).

1:00-5:00pm: Finish Line Celebration

Limited free parking is available all day in MBL parking lots and in the WHOI School Street parking lot. (See attendant upon arrival.)

We expect to have refreshments at the finish line, but the details of the celebration will be finalized closer to the event, when it is clearer what will be possible while adhering to public safety and health recommendations.

5:00pm: Watershed Ride Route Closes

If you’re still on the road at this time, a SAG wagon will pick you up and bring you to the finish line.

5:00pm: Shuttles Depart from Woods Hole

We will offer shuttle transportation for riders who need to return to their cars at the Rhode Island, Westport, and Rochester start lines. You can sign up for a shuttle ($25) when you register for the Ride. (If you did not sign up for the shuttle when you registered and you need a seat, email us.)

Thank you to our 2021 sponsors!

First Citizens Federal Credit Union South Coast Almanac The Valle Group