Activities for the Bicycle Committee

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Thursday Evening Ride from Lexington

Thursday, May 4, 2017 12:00 AM

Meet at 6:00 for 6:15 start at Lexington Common, Mass Ave side next to the Minuteman statue for a 16 mile ride from Lexington Common to Concord and Bedford. Riders should be able to fix a flat and complete the ride in less than 1.5 hrs. You will need bright clothes, a spare inner tube, blinky lights and a helment .

Dinner at local restaurant often follows ride.

View/print/download ride map and/or gpx file on Ride with GPS at:
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/20668243

Trip details

Activity: 
Bicycling - Road
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Stephen Linder stephen.linder@gmail.com

2017 New Members Ride

Saturday, May 6, 2017
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Join us for a fun and beautiful approximately 21-mile ride through Acton, Boxborough, Harvard, and Stow. Rolling terrain. Ride will be split into two groups: intermediate (13-16mph) and easy (10-13mph). Ride leaves promptly at 10:00am, Douglas School parking lot, 21 Elm St. Acton, MA. No advance sign-up necessary. Helmet, water, spare tube, and bike in good working order required. Rain cancels, check this website for a cancellation notice. Please arrive by 9:30 so that you can get your bike ready and participate in the safety talk.

Trip details

Activity: 
Bicycling - Road
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Steve Maislin steve.maislin@comcast.net
Robyn Maislin robyn.maislin@comcast.net
Lamar Winters bikeamc53@gmail.com

THURSDAY NIGHT RIDE IN BEDFORD

Thursday, May 11, 2017 12:00 AM

Meet at Bedford Library, 7 Mudge Way at 5:45 for a 6:00pm sharp start. Moderate 13-15mph on a 20-22 mile ride through Bedford/Carlisle Group ride. Helmet, bright clothes, and bike in good condition required. Rain cancels.

Trip details

Activity: 
Bicycling - Evening
Bicycling - Road
Bicycling - Touring
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Steve Dennen stevedennen@gmail.com (781-799-9623; Anytime)

North Shore - Spring warm up ride

Sunday, May 14, 2017
9:45 AM to 2:30 PM

Meet in Manchester-by-the-Sea for a 25 - 30 mile along coastal areas in Essex County. Accessible by nearby MBTA Commuter Rail station. Bring lunch & snacks. Rain Cancels

Trip details

Activity: 
Bicycling
Bicycling - Road
Bicycling - Touring
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Ed McManmon epmcmanmon@nii.net (781-639-4297; before 9PM)
Coleader: 
TBA - pending
Registrar: 
Ed McManmon epmcmanmon@nii.net (781-639-4297; Before 9 PM)

Beginners' Instructional Bicycle Ride

Saturday, May 20, 2017
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Beginner instructional and easy ride. We will meet at a rail-trail northwest of Boston to review bicycling basics like shifting, signaling, tire inflation, proper helmet position, group protocol and the like before heading out together on a 10-12 mile ride at an easy pace with no significant hills. Ideal for those who haven't ridden in a long time or who have a new bike they want to get a feel for. See link below for more information. Helmet required. Rain cancels. Contact registrar for details.

Trip details

Activity: 
Bicycling
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
James Whinfield
Karen Hall

Essex County Salt Marches and Estates

Sunday, May 21, 2017
9:45 AM to 2:30 PM

Essex County Spring ride around coastal salt marches overlooking Plum Island Sound and Ipswich Bay. Views from Great Neck and Little Neck. Stops at Crane Estate and Crane Beach, with refreshments at a local orchard for hot cider and snacks. Easy pace. Some hills. Rain cancels.

Trip details

Activity: 
Bicycling
Bicycling - Road
Bicycling - Touring
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Ed McManmon epmcmanmon@nii.net (781-576-9586; before 9PM)
Coleader: 
TBA - pending
Registrar: 
Ed McManmon epmcmanmon@nii.net (781-639-4297; Before 9:00 p.m.)

Tuesday Evening Ride

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 12:00 AM

Tuesday Evening Ride. Starting in Lexington, 15 mile road ride. Moderate pace 11-13mph. Meet at 5:45 for a 6pm departure, dinner often follows. Lights, helmet and flat repair required. Meet at the Minuteman Statue, Lexington, intersection of Mass Ave and Bedford St., Rtes. 4/225. No registration necessary. Rain cancels.

Trip details

Activity: 
Bicycling - Evening
Bicycling - Road
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Karen Hall bikeamc812@gmail.com (781-271-0654; before 9pm)

Spring Cycling in the Berkshires

Friday, May 26, 2017 5:00 PM to Monday, May 29, 2017 3:00 PM

Join us for 30-50 mile led road rides over scenic, hilly country roads on both sides of the scenic Taconic Range along New York-Massachusetts-Vermont border (10-13 mph easy pace, but intermediate hilly terrain). $218-$258 per person includes 3 nights lodging in a relaxing country home (linens, blankets & towels included), 3 breakfasts, 2 happy hours & dinners Saturday & Sunday (meals fit for a foodie!). For more information and to register, contact Aldo.

Trip details

Activity: 
Bicycling
Bicycling - Road
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Aldo Ghirin

Aldo has led trips for the Bicycling Committee for several years. He has also led ski and hiking trips for the AMC.

Coleader: 
Glenn Barnes

Glenn is a long time cycling leader with the NY-NJ Chapter of the AMC, and with the Bicycle Touring Club of North Jersey (BTCNJ). "Hill are our friends."

THURSDAY NIGHT RIDE IN BEDFORD

Thursday, June 8, 2017 12:00 AM

Meet at Bedford Library, 7 Mudge Way at 5:45 for a 6:00pm sharp start. Moderate 13-15mph on a 20-22 mile ride through Bedford/Carlisle Group ride. Helmet, bright clothes, and bike in good condition required. Rain cancels.

Trip details

Activity: 
Bicycling - Evening
Bicycling - Road
Bicycling - Touring
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Steve Dennen stevedennen@gmail.com (781-799-9623; Anytime)

39th Annual AMC Boston Chapter Bicycle Rally

Saturday, June 10, 2017 12:00 AM

Our annual bicycle rally will be held at the Verrill Farms in Concord, MA. It features rides from 15 to 50 miles long, happy hour, and dinner. For more information and to register: http://amcboston.org/bicycle/bikerally.php

Trip details

Activity: 
Bicycling
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Jack Donohue jmdonohue@alum.mit.edu

Mashnee Island, Eel Pond, Cape Cod Canal Bike Ride

Wednesday, June 14, 2017
9:30 AM to 2:00 PM

Join us for a leisurely scenic mid week ride exploring the Mashnee Island, and surrounds. The ride is flat, 23 miles. Arrive by 9:15am for a 9:30 start. Bring bike in good condition, helmet, spare tube, snack, water, wind breaker, sunblock.
We will start at the canal in Bourne riding around Mashnee Island first, then on to Eel Pond and then ride the canal and lunch at the Pavilion in Sandwich.

Trip details

Activity: 
Bicycling
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Emily McPhillips emcp@me.com (339-223-9675; 6-9)
Coleader: 
Angie Evans (617-365-1790; before 9pm)
Registrar: 
Angie Evans evans.afz@gmail.com

Marblehead - Nahant Ride

Saturday, June 17, 2017
9:45 AM to 2:30 PM

Ride from Marblehead to Nahant and back. Explore some interesting Boston vistas from two peninsular coastal towns with interesting New England history. Lunch stop overlooking rocky shoreline. Ride 30 - 35 miles. Rain cancels.

Trip details

Activity: 
Bicycling
Bicycling - Road
Bicycling - Touring
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Ed McManmon epmcmanmon@nii.net (781-639-4297; before 9:00 p.m.)
Coleader: 
TBA - pending
Registrar: 
Ed McManmon epmcmanmon@nii.net (781-639-4297; Before 9:00 p.m.)

Tuesday Evening Ride

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 12:00 AM

Tuesday Evening Ride. Starting in Lexington, 15 mile road ride. Moderate pace 11-13mph. Meet at 5:45 for a 6pm departure, dinner often follows. Lights, helmet and flat repair required. Meet at the Minuteman Statue, Lexington, intersection of Mass Ave and Bedford St., Rtes. 4/225. No registration necessary. Rain cancels.

Trip details

Activity: 
Bicycling
Bicycling - Evening
Bicycling - Road
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Karen Hall bikeamc812@gmail.com (781-271-0654; before 9pm)

New Hampshire Shoreline Ride

Saturday, June 24, 2017
9:45 AM to 3:00 PM

Bike along rugged coastline with scenic vistas, state parks, mansions and grand hotels, followed by an optional beach stop and dinner. 34 mile RT. Meet @ 9:45 a.m. - Start @ 10:00 a.m., North Beach, NH area. L Ed McManmon epmcmanmon@nii.net (781) 639-4297 Before 9:00 p.m. Rain cancels

Trip details

Activity: 
Bicycling
Bicycling - Road
Bicycling - Touring
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Ed McManmon epmcmanmon@nii.net (781-639-4297; before 9:00 p.m.)
Coleader: 
TBA - pending
Registrar: 
Ed McManmon epmcmanmon@nii.net (781-639-4297; before 9:00 p.m.)

Weekend in the White Mountains

Friday, June 30, 2017 12:00 AM to Sunday, July 2, 2017 12:00 AM

Biking in the beautiful White Mountains of NH. Daily rides ranging from 25-60 mi. on rolling to hilly terrain. Stay at comfy ski lodge. Cost of $110 includes two nights lodging, two breakfasts, one dinner. Lodging is bunk rooms with shared bath, supply your own bedding. Register online with link below.

Trip details

Activity: 
Bicycling
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Jack Donohue jmdonohue@alum.mit.edu
Susan Grieb

THURSDAY NIGHT RIDE IN BEDFORD

Thursday, July 6, 2017 12:00 AM

Meet at Bedford Library, 7 Mudge Way at 5:45 for a 6:00pm sharp start. Moderate 13-15mph on a 20-22 mile ride through Bedford/Carlisle Group ride. Helmet, bright clothes, and bike in good condition required. Rain cancels.

Trip details

Activity: 
Bicycling - Evening
Bicycling - Road
Bicycling - Touring
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Steve Dennen stevedennen@gmail.com (781-799-9623; Anytime)

Amesbury - Hampton Falls Rural Ride

Saturday, July 15, 2017
9:45 AM to 2:30 PM

Amesbury ride into southern New Hampshire through scenic farm country with a tentative stop at the Applecrest Farm Orchards in Hampton Falls, NH. Ride 25 - 28 miles. Bring lunch. Start time 10:00 a.m. Rain cancels

Trip details

Activity: 
Bicycling
Bicycling - Road
Bicycling - Touring
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Ed McManmon epmcmanmon@nii.net (781-639-4297; before 9PM)
Coleader: 
TBA - pending
Registrar: 
Ed McManmon epmcmanmon@nii.net (781-639-4297; Before 9:00 p.m.)

Bike Truro and the Outer Cape

Friday, July 21, 2017 12:00 AM to Sunday, July 23, 2017 12:00 AM

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This may be one of the highlights of your summer! Stay in the Truro Hostel on the outer Cape, nestled in the seaside with ocean views. Arrive on Friday pm for a happy hour on the beach and spend Saturday and Sunday biking to Provincetown and around the Cape (up to 35 miles @ 11-14 mph). $160.00 includes 2 nights lodging, 2 breakfasts, 2 dinners and 2 happy hour snacks.

Trip details

Activity: 
Bicycling
Bicycling - Road
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Joyce Bailey freshair2b@gmail.com
Rachel Neuwirth rbn8000@yahoo.com
Coleader: 
Susan Doherty sdoh1222@gmail.com
Registrar: 
Rachel Neuwirth rbn8000@yahoo.com

Bicycle Tour of Lake Champlain Islands 3rd Annual

Friday, July 21, 2017 10:00 AM to Sunday, July 23, 2017 3:00 PM

All the charm of Lake Champlain Islands in 35-80 flat miles over scenic Vermont pavé roads (read: some unpaved sections), country stores, Adirondack & Green Mountains views, & dips in refreshing lake water.

The trip has all ingredients for relaxing yet active weekend: several stops at state parks, scenic views at every turn, multiple stops for locally fresh food, & frequent beach stops for opportunities to dip in the water. Plan on three days of riding: Friday through Sunday.

Trip details

Activity: 
Bicycling
Bicycling - Road
Bicycling - Touring
Trip state: 
VT
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Rami Haddad mcccxxv@me.com (857-288-8571; Before 9:00 p.m.)
Lamar Winters bikeamc53@gmail.com (508-902-7490; Before 9:00 p.m.)

Lamar is an active leader with the Boston Chapter cycling group. He enjoys leading trips all over New England but especially along the coastal areas in the summer. You can count on some great seafood after the rides.

Karen Hall bikeamc812@gmail.com (781-271-0654; Before 9:00 p.m.)
Mike Barry mikebarry657@mac.com

Mike has been biking since junior high and has been leading rides with the AMC since he moved here in the 1990's. He leads rides from evening rides to local day trips to regional weekends to week long tours in New England and in Tuscany and the Czech Republic for AMCs Adventure Travel Program.

Registrar: 
Rami Haddad mcccxxv@me.com (857-288-8571; Before 9:00 p.m.)

BICYCLE CAPE COD TOUR: HYANNIS-PROVINCETOWN

Saturday, August 5, 2017
8:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Experience bicycling Cape Cod in a day: train, ferry, bicycle path, farmers' market, salt water taffy, ice cream, bakery, lighthouses, & many beaches to dip in.

Start at 8:00am aboard the train from South Station to Hyannis ($20, plenty of capacity for bicycles). Navigate out of town to reach Cape Cod bicycle path to enjoy several parks, beaches, & food stops along the way. Visit the small towns of Orleans, Wellfleet, & Truro before arriving Provincetown for snack or early dinner.

Plan on easy pace, plenty of stops, & leisurely day.

Trip details

Activity: 
Bicycling
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Rami Haddad

Biking North of the Whites 25th Annual Ride

Friday, August 18, 2017 12:00 AM to Sunday, August 20, 2017 12:00 AM

All the mountain views without climbing ALL the mountains (just some-it is northern NH after all1). 30/75mi rides over scenic country roads & rolling hills north of notches in NH & VT, with some flats along the Connecticut River. Cost of $215/ppdo includes 2 breakfasts, 1 dinner, 2 nights lodging, happy hour snacks and down-to-earth ambiance at the Jefferson Inn in Jefferson, NH. Room set-up is good for singles, couples and groups of friends. Private rooms available upon request for single supplement fee.

Trip details

Activity: 
Bicycling
Bicycling - Road
Bicycling - Touring
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Mike Barry mikebarry657@mac.com (617-257-2251)

Mike has been biking since junior high and has been leading rides with the AMC since he moved here in the 1990's. He leads rides from evening rides to local day trips to regional weekends to week long tours in New England and in Tuscany and the Czech Republic for AMCs Adventure Travel Program.

Rami Haddad mdxix@me.com
Coleader: 
Dan Edwards (781-608-2558)
Ida Chang ida_chang_1@yahoo.com
Registrar: 
Dan Edwards dbe_88@yahoo.com (781-608-2558)

Labor Day Cycling Weekend in the Berkshires

Friday, September 1, 2017 5:00 PM to Monday, September 4, 2017 3:00 PM

Join us for 25-50+ mile led road rides over scenic, hilly country roads on both sides of the scenic Taconic Range along NY-Mass border (10-13 mph easy pace, but intermediate hilly terrain). $218-$258 per person includes 3 nights lodging in a relaxing country home, 3 breakfasts, 2 happy hours & dinners Saturday & Sunday (meals fit for a foodie!). Please register with Aldo. (Note: Location shown on map is the general location of the town of Hancock; it is not the location of the lodging site. The lodging location will be sent only to registered participants.)

Trip details

Activity: 
Bicycling
Bicycling - Road
Bicycling - Touring
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Aldo Ghirin aggamc2016@gmail.com (617-393-0111; before 9 PM)

Aldo has been a bicycling leader with the AMC Boston Chapter Bicycling Committee for several years. He also enjoys skiing, paddling, and hiking. He is the most recent past chair of the AMC Boston Chapter Ski Committee.

Coleader: 
Susan Feist

Susan is an avid cyclist, cross country skier, hiker, and all-around outdoors person.

Registrar: 
Aldo Ghirin aggamc2016@gmail.com (617-393-0111; before 9 PM)

Cape Ann Perimeter Ride

Saturday, September 9, 2017
9:45 AM to 2:00 PM

Bike coastal streets and side roads along scenic Cape Ann, starting from Gloucester. Stops along route for viewing lighthouses, coves, and potential beach spots. Ride is 30-35 miles of gently rolling terrain with a few hills in between. Bring appropriate wind-protective clothing, lunch, and snacks. Accessible by MBTA Commuter Rail. Rain cancels.

Trip details

Activity: 
Bicycling
Bicycling - Road
Bicycling - Touring
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Ed McManmon epmcmanmon@nii.net (781-639-4297; before 9 PM)
Coleader: 
TBA - pending
Registrar: 
Ed McManmon epmcmanmon@nii.net (781-639-4297; Before 9 PM)

Fall Harvest Ride - Essex County Salt Marches and Estates

Saturday, September 16, 2017
9:45 AM to 2:30 PM

Easy Fall ride through Essex County around salt marches overlooking Plum Island Sound & Ipswich Bay. Coastal views from Great Neck & Little Neck. Stops at Russell's Orchard, Crane Estate, & Crane Beach. Easy pace. Some hills. Rain cancels.

Trip details

Activity: 
Bicycling
Bicycling - Road
Bicycling - Touring
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Ed McManmon epmcmanmon@nii.net (781-639-4297; before 9PM)
Coleader: 
TBA - pending
Registrar: 
Ed McManmon epmcmanmon@nii.net (781-639-4297; Before 9:00 PM)

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