Holiday Bike Ride

Tour de Tacky Coat Ride

Cosmic Winter approaches! Put on your ugliest sweater, ready your spaceship with the tackiest decorations, and join the New Bedford Starchasers on an adventure to explore holiday lights and bring cold weather gear to LGBTQ+ youth in need, this winter! We are accepting new or gently-worn coats, hats, gloves, and scarves. Donations benefit NB-AGLY. This mission is free, radically inclusive, and open to the public.

Ways to give:

• Join the mission! Bring your ship and donations to the launchpad at the Buttonwood Park Warming House. Together, we’ll fly to the drop-site in the Clasky Common Constellation.

• Rendezvous! Meet us at the launchpad with your donations and we’ll deliver them for you.

• Checkpoint! Drop your donations at one of the checkpoints along the route and we’ll pick them up as we go. DROP SITES are located at the following coordinates within the New Bedford Starsystem: 120 Sycamore St., 188 Cottage St., 174 Jonathan St., and Boutique Fitness in Downtown New Bedford!

It’s about to get cold. Hoth cold. Like that planet in ‘Empire’. But we’re not just gonna curl up inside a Tauntaun and wait for warmer days. No! Those things smell bad enough on the outside. We’re fighting back against the cold with the warmth in our hearts.

NB-AGLY is a community-based organization dedicated to providing support, resources, and safe spaces to LGBTQ+ youth and their allies. A division of South Coast LGBTQ Network, NB-AGLY is youth-driven, peer-led, and adult-supported. To learn more about South Coast LGBTQ Network, NB-AGL, and their other services, please visit

Hover your mouse over the coat drive buckets photos for drop off locations. Or bring the items with you to Buttonwood Park.

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