Activities for the Bicycle Committee

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Tuesday evening ride in Concord

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 12:00 AM

Easy-Intermediate 15 mile ride on scenic roads in Concord-Carlisle area. Meet at 5:45 pm for a 6 pm departure. Monument Square in Concord Center. Helmet and bike in good working condition, high vis clothing required; lights recommended. Cue sheets provided. Rain cancels. Dinner often follows after at a local restaurant.

Trip details

Activity: 
Bicycling
Bicycling - Evening
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Linda Haines linda.haines6624@gmail.com (978-621-8010)

Thurs PM Ride-Lincoln

Thursday, August 24, 2017
5:45 PM to 7:30 PM

Helmet and bike in good condition required. Riders should be able to fix a flat and complete the ride in about 1.5 hrs. Leader will go at a moderate (approx 13 mph pace), faster riders are welcome to go ahead. Sustained, heavy rain across metro Boston cancels.
Meet at 5:45 for a 6 PM start at Lincoln Schools lot by the tennis courts on the left off Ball field Rd off Lincoln Rd, Lincoln, MA 01773; this is just west of the 5-way intersection with Lincoln, Weston, Trapelo, Sandy Pond and Bedford Roads, by the Lincoln Library, a few miles west of Rt 128.

Trip details

Activity: 
Bicycling
Bicycling - Evening
Bicycling - Road
Trip state: 
MA
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.

Annual Casual Martha's Vineyard Bike Trip

Friday, August 25, 2017 12:00 AM to Sunday, August 27, 2017 12:00 AM

Come to Martha's Vineyard for a late August end of summer cycling and touring break. 2 days biking, beaching & relaxing. Bike 33 mi. on Sat. Sun. is shorter ride with a return on potential sunset ferryboat cruise. Sign up early! Register no later than July 25th to secure a spot.

Trip details

Activity: 
Bicycling
Bicycling - Road
Bicycling - Touring
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Wait Listed
Leader: 
Ed McManmon epmcmanmon@nii.net (781-639-4297; before 9PM)
Coleader: 
Dan Pratt daniel.pratt1@verizon.net (781-933-7833; Before 9:00 p.m.)
Registrar: 
Ed McManmon - register by July 25th epmcmanmon@nii.net (781-639-4297; Before 9:00 p.m.)

Friday Morning Ride from Bedford

Friday, August 25, 2017
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

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.
Chance of thunderstorms, if so, the ride will be cancelled by 8AM

Trip details

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

Cycle the City: Harbor, Charles & Neponset Rivers & Emerald Necklace

Sunday, August 27, 2017
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

This trip is for the bicyclists who have ever wanted to experience a ride that links together Boston's many bike paths into a loop around the city, and enjoy the many sights and points of interest. The city has made great strides in improving the bicycle network, and this ride highlights the best of the bicycle network. The trip loops around the city using primarily dedicated bike paths, with a few road connections between path entries.

Trip details

Activity: 
Bicycling
Bicycling - Touring
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Paul Noe pjscdn@yahoo.com (781-329-1861; 7 - 9pm)
Lamar Winters bikeamc53@gmail.com
Registrar: 
Paul Noe pjscdn@yahoo.com (781-329-1861; 7 - 9 p.m.)

Tuesday Evening Ride-Lexington

Tuesday, August 29, 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
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Karen Hall bikeamc812@gmail.com (781-271-0654; before 9pm)

Thurs PM Ride-Lexington

Thursday, August 31, 2017
5:45 PM to 7:30 PM

18 mi. Map & cue sheets provided. Helmet and bike in good condition required. Riders should be able to fix a flat and complete the ride in about 1.5 hrs. Rain cancels. Dinner at local restaurant follows ride. Meet at 5:45 for 6:00 start at Lexington Common, Mass Ave side near Minuteman statue. See Meetup Group url for more information, to comment and see comment threads.

Trip details

Activity: 
Bicycling
Bicycling - Evening
Bicycling - Road
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Gail Ferreira gailferreira@hotmail.com (978-314-1106)

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)

Needham West Bike Ride

Sunday, September 10, 2017
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

26/36/54 mile rides in the buccolic Charles river valley west from Needham followed by an optional social Start at 9 am for 54 miles and 10 am for 36 & 26 miles from Needham Junction MBTA Commuter Rail Lot at Chestnut and Junction Streets in Needham. See www.mbta.com for detailed directions, note that T lots may now charge for parking on weekends, usually $4 cash. Show-and-go ride. Sustained rain cancels. No registration is required if capable of 26 & 36 mi ride at 10-13 mph, 54 mi ride at 13-15 mph.

Trip details

Activity: 
Bicycling
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Karen Hall hdann@comcast.net
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.

Valerie Paul valerie.paul@gmail.com
Coleader: 
Harriet Dann hbdann@gmail.com

South County Bike Ride 40+

Wednesday, September 13, 2017
10:00 AM to 2:30 PM

Discover Little Rhody's picturesque coastal South County. West Kingstown to Narrangansett and back. Leisurely 30 mile ride at an average pace of 10-12 mph, half of which is on a paved rail trail and the remaining ride on side streets. Meet at 9:45 for a 10:00 start. The ride begins at the historic Kingston Train Station, skirting the Great Swamp and passing through historic Wakefield before reaching scenic Ocean Drive and two of the Ocean State's most beautiful beaches - Narragansett and Scarborough. Lunch stop and a dip at Scarborough beach. Ice Cream stop on the way back.

Trip details

Activity: 
Bicycling
Bicycling - Road
Bicycling - Touring
Trip state: 
RI
Trip country: 
United States
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Emily McPhillips emcp@me.com
Coleader: 
Kathy Blythe katherineblythe@comcast.net
Registrar: 
Katherine Blythe katherineblythe@comcast.net

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)

Fall New Hampshire Coastal Ride

Saturday, September 30, 2017
9:45 AM to 3:00 PM

Early autumn bike ride along rugged New Hampshire coastline with scenic vistas, state parks, mansions and grand hotels, followed by an optional post ride dinner. 34 mile RT. Meet @ 9:45 a.m. - Start: 10:00 a.m. North Beach, NH area. 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.)

Fall Cycling Weekend in the Berkshires

Friday, October 6, 2017 5:00 PM to Monday, October 9, 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). Enjoy the beauty and color of New England's showiest season! $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. (Location shown on map below is a place holder; the actual lodging location will be given to registered participants before the trip start date.)

Trip details

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

Aldo has been an AMC Boston Chapter bicycling trip leader since 2010. He is also a hiking and skiing leader, and the most recent past chair of the AMC Boston Chapter ski committee.

Coleader: 
Glenn Barnes

Glenn is an AMC NY-NJ Chapter cycling leader, and also leads cycling trips for the Bicycle Touring Club of North Jersey (BTCNJ).