Bicycle tour at leisurely pace to enjoy colorful views from top of Wachusett Mountain & country roads to Concord. Warm up on the gentle climb from Wachusett commuter rail station for the first 10km, before the steep climb starts to Wachusett observation tower, passing under the ski chair lifts. Lunch stop is in Princeton: bread, soup, salad, & sandwiches at Mountainside Market.
It is a long rolling descent afterwards for about 30km until we climb to Harvard for warm coffee at the general store.
Led 36 and 54 mile rides in the buccolic Charles river valley west from Needham followed by an optional social. Be ready to bike at 10:00. from Needham Junction MBTA Commuter Rail Lot at Chestnut and Junction Streets in Needham. See www.mbta.com for detailed directions, also see below for how to pay by App. Show-and-go ride. Sustained rain cancels. No registration is required if capable a pace of 12-14 mph on the 36 mile ride and 13-15 mph on the 54 mile ride. Download the ride files from the Ride with GPS links below, limited cue sheets available.
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.
A twist on Cape in a Day with a new route, trails, coastal views, bakeries, & a challenge: bicycle 170km in 9 hours or overall average of 19km/h. This fall edition is designed for shorter days, compared with similar challenge last year.
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.
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 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.
Meet at the parking lot next to the Bikeway Source, 111 South Rd, Bedford for a 30 mile intermediate paced ride through back roads of Bedford, Concord, and Carlisle.
Ride will start promptly at 10AM, please plan to arrive 15 minutes early to be ready to ride at 10.
In case of bad weather, the ride will be cancelled by 8AM
RIDE CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN