Join Michele Grzenda on this July 4th biathlon involving biking and hiking along and near the Nashua River Rail Trail. The Nashua River Rail Trail is a former railroad right of way that travels 11 miles through the towns of Ayer, Groton, Pepperell and Dunstable. The trail offers a 10-foot wide paved surface for the entire length. Several conservation areas along the way offer hiking. We'll begin our ride in Ayer and hopefully bike to the terminus of the 11 mile path. Near that point, we will find a place to have a picnic lunch.
Bicycling - Road
Rides 30/60mi over scenic and hilly country roads north of the notches in New Hampshire/Vermont, with some flats along the Connecticut River. Cost of $130-262/ppdo includes two hearty breakfasts, one sumptuous dinner, two nights and down-to-earth ambiance at Applebrook B&B in Jefferson, NH. Room set-up is good for singles and couples.
46 mi road bike ride on quiet back roads in the Manodnock region. Stamina a must, but high speed not required for this ride of 4500' vertical rise with approx 2 mi of well packed dirt roads. Ability to maintain overall 12.5 mph in mountainous terrain and good bike handling on winding roads required. Patch kit/tube, frame pump, tool kit and rain gear required. Weather may be variable and colder than in metro Boston. Bring lunch or buy at cafe prior to ride. Social in local pub will follow ride. Register with Leader.
Easy group ride with some moderate hills approx 10 miles. Meet at Ashland Farmers Market 125 Front Street, Ashland at 9:15 for 9:30 start. Park at nearby Mindess School. Ride in conjunction with AFM "Bike to Market Day" check www.ashlandfarmersmarket.org for more info. Rain cancels. Helmet required. Call Leader for further details.
Pretty, mostly flat, 35 mile ride with lovely views of water and farmland. Lunch afterward at outdoor seafood restaurant with lake view. Meeting time is 10:00 a.m. Must be able to maintain 12-14 m.p.h. pace for 15 miles at a time. Directions given after phone/email contact with leaders. Rain cancels.
<p><strong>Update:</strong> As of 9 AM, it looks as though another sprinkle is coming. I plan to ride. I just made copies of the cue sheet, and I will leave for Weston in a few minutes.</p><p>Meet 10AM in front of Weston Town Hall, to start ride by 10:15. 13-15 mph, 24 miles. Rolling terrain, a few hills. Steady rain, or temp below 40, cancels. Helmet required. Expect to finish by 12:30. The ride will go through Wellesley, Natick, Wayland, and Sudbury.
Franconia - Kinsman Notch Metric Century Moderately paced 103km ride with 4000 ft elevation gain. Will make stops at top of each notch for a swim! Last third of the ride downhill. Starts at 10 AM, 2 hours (by car) north of Boston in Campton, NH. Ride is co-listed with the MIT Outing Club. Registration required.
Meet 6:15pm, depart at 6:30 sharp for 15 mile ride (EASY) from parking lot next to tennis courts, Lincoln Public Schools, Lincoln Rd 1.5 miles from Route 2. Cue sheets provided. Helmet/bike in good condition required. Rain cancels. Dinner follows.
Join us as we ride in the Maine Bike Rally in southern ME! The Rally has many choices of rides to choose from both road and mountain biking. Explore new sections of the Eastern Trail as well as ocean views. Registration fee of $110 includes camping, 1 dinner, 2 breakfasts, an ice cream social and evening entertainment. Co-listed with Young Members. Register with leaders.
Join us as we ride in the Maine Bike Rally in southern ME! The Rally has many choices of rides to choose from both road and mountain biking. Explore new sections of the Eastern Trail as well as ocean views. Registration fee of $110 includes camping, 1 dinner, 2 breakfasts, an ice cream social and evening entertainment. Co-listed with the Bicycling Committee. Reg. with L David Loutzenheiser firstname.lastname@example.org or CL Chuck Monjak email@example.com. More information at the Maine Bike Rally Website.