Event Date: July 16, 2022 
Registration: 7:30 AM
Ride Begins: 8:45 AM
Event Concludes  3:00 PM

Location:  Fruitlands Museum, 102 Prospect Road, Harvard, MA

LIVE AND IN PERSON on July 16, 2022 as we celebrate the Power of Bravehearts!


2022 10th Annual Bravehearts Ride and Family Day 

Bravehearts turns 10! Yes folks, we will be celebrating a Bravehearts milestone this year as we mark a decade of being together with all of you. The 10th Annual Ride and Family Day will take place on Saturday, July 16th at Fruitlands in Harvard, MA. In keeping with tradition, we will host the 25-mile & 50-mile bike rides, and you can expect the same great live music, lawn games, delicious home cooked food, and celebratory beverages on the hill at Fruitlands in view of the spectacular Nashua River Valley & Mt. Wachusett. Bring the family and enjoy engaging activities for children including face painting and creative art projects in the open-air kids’ tent. 

There will also be an on-site bike riding trail for kids too, just as we have had in the past. Year after year, you have demonstrated your power in pedaling the tough hill-filled courses, just as you have distinguished your powers to support the seriously sick kids and their families at Camp Sunshine. In recognition of your POWER, and to celebrate YOU, we gratefully dub the 10th Annual Ride & Family Day: The Power of Bravehearts.

Registration Information:

50 Mile Ride: $50 on or before May 31st, increase June 1st to $75
25 Mile Ride: $50 on or before May 31st, increase June 1st to $75
Kids' Ride: $20 - Please download and complete this form to register for the Kids' Ride:

Note: Only one rider can be registered per email address. If you would like to register more than one rider with the same email address (kid or adult), please contact events@campsunshine.org. 

Registration Benefits for Riders:

  • Custom Braveheart wicking shirt
  • Goody bag
  • Prizes for top fundraising teams and individuals 

*Please be advised that participants who register after June 12th are not guaranteed a shirt.

About the Bravehearts:

The Bravehearts are a community-based, all-volunteer organization established in honor of Dylan Connelly after he was diagnosed with a brain tumor shortly after his 30th birthday. Prior to his diagnosis, Dylan founded a commercial solar energy business helping lead central Massachusetts toward a sustainable energy future. An avid cyclist and outdoor enthusiast, Dylan was known for his extreme physical and mental toughness, making him truly worthy of the name “Braveheart.” He passed away in 2013, but his spirit continues to shine within the community and the loving family and friends that he left behind. Visit braveheartsfodc.com for more information. 

We hope you will be able to join us, either in person or in spirit through a donation to the event or in support of a rider or team. Thank you for helping us all make a difference together! 

For a list of all teams click here.