Activities for the Bicycle Committee

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This page lists trips sponsored by the Bicycling Committee. To see all trips sponsored by the Boston Chapter, see our search page. To find trips sponsored by other chapters, use the club-wide trip search page.

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

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).

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