Cycle the most beautiful bicycle route in the Berkshires! This challenging 40-mile ride starts in the bustling town of Great Barrington MA. We cycle on quiet paved roads through Alford, West Stockbridge, Lenox, and Stockbridge, with spectacular scenery and views throughout the trip. This ride features lots of climbs as well as some thrilling descents. Total elevation gain is approximately 2800 feet, including a demanding 2-mile climb up Lenox Mountain. This ride is suitable for experienced riders who don't mind hills and can sustain an average riding pace of 12-14 mph.
Bicycling - Road
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Please join us for a lovely 20 mile tour around the greater tri-town area leaving from Maynard (at one time was known as the mini computer capital of the world). We will complete the ride in about 1.5 hr. All riders should arrive by 6:00 and be ready to mount for a 6:15 start time. The departure address is 17 Maple street in bustling downtown Maynard. You will need a bike in good working order, helmet, spare tube and of course some water. If rain does not cancel the ride we will fire up the grill for burgers and franks afterwards in celebration of Laura's birthday.
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.
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
Meet in Manchester-by-the-Sea for a 25 - 30 mile ride along coastal areas in Essex County.
Accessible by nearby MBTA Commuter Rail Station. Bring lunch & snacks. Rain cancels. Speed 10 - 13 mph.
Plenty of options to take pictures, admire scenery, & smell flowers. On another ride. This is about one goal only: arrive Portland before train departs at 19:00.
Inaugural challenge last year on Fourth of July was plenty of fun: enough for adrenaline rush, & comfortable to enjoy ice cream, lighthouses, & beer before arriving the train station on schedule. Average speed was 19.1km/h over 8 hours.
Join the Wednesday Wramblers for a rare trip north of Boston to enjoy a 24 mile bike ride along the NH coast before the summer starts and the crowds arrive. We will start in Hampton NH and head north on an inland route that is residential and rural up to Rye Center. We will then head towards the coast and return to Hampton along Route 1A with beautiful views of the water, some really big houses and a few seaside restaurants and tee shirt shops. We will have a beach stop for the purposes of dipping our toes in the water but not for a swim.
I began leading bike trips for the AMC in 1990 and led for ten years before taking a break. When I became active with the Forty Plus Committee I decided to start leading again. I took a refresher leadership course and Wilderness First Aid and now I am certified as a cross-country ski and bike leader. I have met many wonderful leaders and trip participants and Forty Plus has become one of my most enjoyable retirement activities.
Join us for a 17-mile ride through Acton, Boxborough, Harvard, and Stow. Rolling terrain. Ride will be moderate (13-14mph) leaving promptly at 6pm, Douglas School parking lot, 21 Elm St. Acton. No advance sign-up necessary. Helmet, water, spare tube, and bike in good working order required. Probably a good idea to have visible front and back lights. Rain cancels, check this website for a cancellation notice. Please arrive by 5:45pm so that you can get your bike ready. We leave promptly at 6pm.
Join me for a 15 mile ride leaving from Lexington Common. Meet at 5:45 for a prompt 6pm departure. We will ride roads at a moderate pace of 11-13 mph.
Helmets required. You should have a bike in good working order with a spare tube and stuff to fix a flat. Dinner often follows. Rain cancels.
Enjoy a summer weekend on beautiful Nantucket Island, cycling on its plentiful bike paths, swimming in the ocean and sightseeing. We will ride to the coastal village of Siasconset, and make a stop on Quonset Beach on Saturday, and ride to Makadet on Sunday. We'll also walk the island's scenic cliffs at Siasconset, and enjoy the beach next to our historic lodging at the Star of the Seas Hostel.
Note: Please contact the primary leader, Paul Noe, before registering to verify trip is not full.