Monday - Hike not Bike- Farandnear in Shirley, MA



The bad news is….the weather tomorrow is going to be in the  30s. I've hit my low temperature limit, especially after standing in the cold today for two soccer games.  

The good news is….. we will have our first AdventuRamble tomorrow morning.  We will check out the newest Trustees of the Reservation property Farandnear in Shirley, MA.  


We will meet at 10:00 at the parking lot at 156 (?) Center Road, Shirley. There are 2 1/2 miles of trails. When we've had enough, we will eat lunch at Devens at the Natural Cafe and Market at Devens.  http://www.thenaturalcafe.biz/  at 176 Jackson Road, If enough people complain, we can go to the Devens Grill http://www.devensgrill.com/ at 4 Ryan's Way in Devens.


Starting Point


I don't believe there are bathroom facilities, so plan accordingly.

Directions

From Points East
From I-495 S take exit 29B to merge onto MA-2 W toward Leominster. Take exit 36 toward Shirley Road/Shirley.  Merge onto Fort Pond Road (0.1 mi). Turn left onto Shirley Road (0.9 mi) and continue onto Lancaster Road (1.2 mi). Take a slight left onto Center Road (1.6 mi) and parking for Farandnear will be on your left.

From Points West
From MA-2 E take exit 36 toward Shirley Road. Keep right at the fork, follow signs for Shirley Road/Shirley/Ayer and merge onto Shirley Road (1.0 mi). Continue onto Lancaster Road (1.2 mi). Take a slight left onto Center Road (1.6 mi) and parking for Farandnear will be on your left.


Schedule

10:00- We will leave the parking area for a hike
12:00ish- We will head to lunch at Devens
1:00ish - We will be done


Hope to see you there!

Carole

Today- NASHUA- GO. Meet in Peperell at Rail trail parking lot

Wachusett GPS Pass Deadline is TOMORROW (or today, if you sleep like a normal person)

Hello,


Tomorrow is the last day to sign up for a Wachusett season pass at the lowest possible rate.  The price increases 100 dollars on Thursday. Please join us using the name Adventurides in the Group Name.  If you do sign up, please let me know because the website is not properly listing our members.  Feel free to pass this on to friends, family members and neighbors.


Thanks
Carole

This week HUDSON- NASHUA- RAIN?

It's hard to stay on schedule with the Hudson rides.  The routes are interesting and the restaurants slow. We'll do the best we can.




On Monday, November 16th - Hudson - (Assebet River)
  • The Morning Recreation Ride will leave at 9:30 AM.
  • We will return by 11:30 AM.
  • Starting Point Map - Hudson - Rail Trail Cafe
  • Route Map - Hudson - ARNWR
  • Distance = 15 1/2 miles.
  • Elevation Gain = 450 feet (easy).
  • Unpaved = 5 miles mostly smooth but leaf covered.
  • Equipment - I plan to bring my road bike.
AR Index = Roughly equal to 17 flat, paved miles.

Lunch is at 11:30 AM.
  • The Afternoon Fitness Ride will leave at 12:30 PM.
  • We will return by 2:30 PM.
  • Starting Point Map - Hudson - Horseshoe Pub.
  • Route Map - Hudson - Bolton - ARRT
  • Distance = 17.5 miles
  • Elevation Gain = 850 feet (more difficult)
  • Unpaved = a little bit
  • Equipment - I plan to bring my road bike.
AR Index = Roughly equal to 22 flat paved miles.


On Wednesday, November 18th, - East Pepperell- Nashua

We will ride on some gorgeous roads on the way to Nashua.  Mines Fall park is unpaved, but mostly easy riding. It's a cool urban park, with a waterfall and canal.
We can have lunch at El Colima in Nashua before heading back. This is one of my favorite Mexican restaurants around. It has moved to 116 West Pearl Street. The route here might not be exactly what we ride.  
  • The Exploration Ride will leave at 9:30 AM.
  • We should be back by 2:30 PM.
  • Starting Point Map - East Pepperell Center Rail Trail Parking.
  • Route Map - Pepperell - Nashua - El Colima
  • Distance - 28 miles.
  • Elevation Gain - 550 feet (moderate).
  • Unpaved - 8 miles - it sounds worse than it is.
  • Equipment - I plan to bring my road bike.
  • AR Index - Roughly 34 flat, smooth miles.

Friday looks like rain.  If the forecast improves, I'll come up with a plan. Hopefully with more lead-time than tomorrow's rides :(







Go! Larter field Dunstable

Sunny!

Sent from my iPhone

This week: GROTON- NO RIDES (VETERANS' DAY) - DUNSTABLE

On Monday, November 9th- Groton Center
  • 9:30- The Recreation Ride will leave.
  • 11:30 - We should be back (because our recreation riders are NOW really fitness riders)
  • Starting Point Map - Groton Center. Make sure you parallel park pointing away from Buckingham Bus.
  • Route Map - Groton - Shirley Center.
  • Distance - 15 1/2 miles.
  • Elevation Gain - 350 feet
  • Rough Surface - 1 1/2 miles.
  • Equipment - I might bring my hybrid bike.
  • AR Index - Roughly equal to 19 flat, smooth miles.
LUNCH 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM at Filhos.  We may run a few minutes late.
  • 12:30 PM - The Fitness Ride  will leave.
  • 2:30 PM - We should be back.
  • Starting Point Map - Groton Center.
  • Route Map - Groton - Story Book House
  • Distance - 15 miles.
  • Elevation Gain - 700 feet.
  • Unpaved - 1/2 mile - it could be rough.
  • AR Index - Roughly equal to 20 flat smooth miles.


Wednesday,November 11th is Veterans' Day.  No rides.

On Friday,  November 13th -Dunstable - Larter Field
  • 9:30 AM - The Fitness Ride will leave.
  • 11:30 AM - We should be back.
  • Starting Point Map -  Dunstable - Larter Field.
  • Route Map - Dunstable - Tyngsboro.
  • Distance - 16 miles.
  • Elevation Gain - 800 feet.
  • Unpaved - None
  • Equipment - I plan to bring my road bike.
  • AR Index - Roughly equal to 21 flat. paved miles.
LUNCH 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Picnic Lunch at Larter Field - BYOL - No food places nearby. REALLY, REALLY.

  • 12:30 PM - The Recreation Ride  will leave.
  • 2:30 PM - We should be back.
  • Starting Point Map -  Dunstable Larter Field.
  • Route Map - Dunstable - Nashua
  • Distance - 13.5 miles
  • Elevation Gain - 500 feet
  • Unpaved - 1 mile.
  • Equipment - I plan to bring my road bike.
  • AR Index - Roughly equal to 16 flat. paved miles.

Wachusett Mountain Group Season Pass info

Dear AdventuRiders,

It's time to buy your Wachusett Mountain Ski PassThe deadline is Wednesday, November 18th.

It's the best deal around, and Wachusett Mountain has 3 high speed quad chair lifts (including one for the bunny hill!) and phenomenal snow making and grooming. If you show up on weekdays at 9:00 AM, it's like having your own personal ski area.

You only need to use your pass 5 times to save money. The best part is that you never have to wait in ticket lines. 

After skiing, we've been known to go upstairs to the Black Diamond Restaurant for some surprisingly good and inexpensive food while soaking up some sun. Another favorite activity is to get a beer at the Coppertop Lounge and sink into one of the Adirondack chairs on the deck.

and save $110 by using the name ADVENTURIDES as the group name. 

Please forward this to anybody you think might be interested, They do not need to be associated with AdventuRides.


Carole

GO and GO . East Pepperell Center (Rail trail parking lot)

Hi -

The temperatures will be in the high sixties! See you soon.

Caroie

GO and GO. Lunenberg Center

Fwd: [AdventuRides] This Week - Lunenberg -No Rides- East Pepperell

Thank you to all AdventuRiders, past and present, who came to the service celebrating Bill's life, sent notes to the family (and me), called,  donated, baked, drove and were just generally awesome.  Together, we will figure out a special AdventuRides tribute for Bill, but as Gene Autry sang, "It's time to get back in the saddle again."  And yes. I had to look that up. 

It looks like we will have a glorious week for riding.  Monday's temperatures will range from the mid to high fifties.  The Lunenberg Senior Center porcelain should be available for us before and after the rides.  Friday looks even warmer, with temperatures reaching the high sixties.

On Monday, November 2nd - Lunenburg Center

Please park in the upper lot, between the senior center and the teen center. FYI-it ALWAYS feels colder on the ride than at the starting point.


9:30 AM - The Morning Recreation Ride will leave.
  • Starting Point Map - Lunenburg Center.
  • Route Map - Lunenburg - Shirley.
  • Distance - 13 miles.
  • Elevation Gain - 700 feet.
  • Unpaved - none.
  • Equipment - I plan to bring my road bike.
  • AR Index - Roughly equal to 18 flat, paved miles.
11:30 AM - We are scheduled to be back.

11:30 AM - Lunch Time

LUNCH is a PICNIC at the Teen Center. We can get food at the Village Grill or Bring our Own.

12:30 PM - The Afternoon Fitness Ride will leave
  • Starting Point Map - Lunenburg Center.
  • Route Map - Lunenburg - Pearl Hill.
  • Distance - 14 miles.
  • Elevation Gain - 700 feet.
  • Unpaved - none.
  • Equipment - I plan to bring my road bike.
  • AR Index - Roughly equal to 19 flat, paved miles.

2:30 PM - We are scheduled to be back.

Wednesday, November 4 - No Rides


On Friday, November 4th - East Pepperell Center

Starting Point
  • Name - Rail Trail Parking
  • Address - 56 Groton Street
  • Town - Pepperell, MA, 01463
  • Navigation - Google
  • Parking - Gravel parking lot beside Kemp's Service Station.
  • Facilities - NONE.

9:30 AM - The Morning Fitness Ride will leave.
  • Route Map - East Pepperell - Brookline
  • Distance - 16.5 miles.
  • Elevation Gain - 700 feet (moderate).
  • Unpaved - None.
  • AR Index - Roughly equal to 18 flat smooth miles
11:30 AM - We are scheduled to be back.

11:30 AM - Lunch Time

Breen's Diner , Bring your Own or any better ideas

12:30 PM - The Afternoon Recreation Ride will leave

  • Route Map - East Pepperell - Hollis.
  • Distance - 12 miles.
  • Elevation Gain - 660 feet (moderate).
  • Unpaved - A couple of miles.
  • AR Index - Roughly equal to 14 flat smooth miles.

2:30 PM - We are scheduled to be back.

Reminder - East Pepperell on Friday

Dear AdventuRiders,

Well, I've turned over the AdventuRides Keys to Carole. 


The foliage in Hollis and Brookline should be excellent!
 
On Friday, October 30th - East Pepperell Center

Starting Point
  • Name - Rail Trail Parking
  • Address - 56 Groton Street
  • Town - Pepperell, MA, 01463
  • Navigation - Google
  • Parking - Gravel parking lot beside Kemp's Service Station.
  • Facilities - NONE.

9:30 AM - The Morning Fitness Ride will leave.
  • Route Map - East Pepperell - Brookline
  • Distance - 16.5 miles.
  • Elevation Gain - 700 feet (moderate).
  • Unpaved - None.
  • AR Index - Roughly equal to 18 flat smooth miles.
11:30 AM - We are scheduled to be back.

11:30 AM - Lunch Time

Breen's Diner or something else.

12:30 PM - The Afternoon Recreation Ride will leave.
  • Route Map - East Pepperell - Hollis.
  • Distance - 12 miles.
  • Elevation Gain - 660 feet (moderate).
  • Unpaved - A couple of miles.
  • AR Index - Roughly equal to 14 flat smooth miles.
2:30 PM - We are scheduled to be back.


Hope to see you there,
Bill and Carole

GO - Center Park, Carlisle

On Monday, October 26th - Carlisle Center

Starting Point
  • Name - Center Park
  • Address - Lowell Street
  • Town - Carlisle, MA 01741
  • Navigation - Google - Waze
  • Parking - at Center Park just up the street from Fern's - Please DO NOT PARK at FERN'S.
  • Facilities - Fern's outback PortaPotty, or buy something at Fern's.

This Week - Carlisle - Cancelled? - TBD

Dear AdventuRiders,

Sorry, late again... The next few weeks will feature rides from opposite days earlier this season. For example a Friday Afternoon Recreation Ride from September will be repeated this Monday morning.

Well, there will definitely be a nip in the air tomorrow with temps around 40 in the morning and 50 in the afternoon. It should also be SUNNY and not very windy.

The Morning Recreation Ride will take us to Heart Pond, Genuine porcelain bathrooms at Great Brook Farm and back through scenic Carlisle.

The Afternoon Fitness Ride will take us to the Olde North Bridge and beautiful Monument Street. Porcelain bathrooms at ONB.

On Monday, October 26th - Carlisle Center

Starting Point
  • Name - Center Park
  • Address - Lowell Street
  • Town - Carlisle, MA 01741
  • Navigation - Google - Waze
  • Parking - at Center Park just up the street from Fern's - Please DO NOT PARK at FERN'S.
  • Facilities - Fern's outback PortaPotty, or buy something at Fern's.

9:30 AM - The Morning Recreation Ride will leave.
  • Route Map - Carlisle - GBFSP.
  • Distance - 12 miles.
  • Elevation Gain - 230 feet, 2 noticeable hills.
  • Unpaved - none.
  • Equipment - I plan to bring my road bike.
  • AR Index - Roughly equal to 15 flat, paved miles.
11:30 AM - We are scheduled to be back.

11:30 AM - Lunch Time


12:30 PM - The Afternoon Fitness Ride will leave.
  • Route Map - Carlisle - Old North Bridge.
  • Distance - 15 1/4 miles.
  • Elevation Gain - 275 feet (average)
  • Unpaved - a little bit.
  • Equipment - I plan to bring my road bike (as usual).
  • AR Index - Roughly equal to 21 flat, paved miles.
2:30 PM - We are scheduled to be back.

Hope to see you there,
Bill and Carole

GO - Horseshoe Pub Parking, Hudson

On Friday, October 23th - Hudson

Starting Point
  • Name - Horseshoe Pub Parking
  • Address - 29 South Street
  • Town - Hudson, MA 01749
  • Navigation - Google - Waze
  • Parking - Park at the back of the lot.
  • Facilities - NONE.

Reminder - Hudson on Friday

Dear AdventuRiders,

Friday's forecast is much like Monday's weather. It should be SUNNY, chilly, and breezy in the afternoon.

The Morning Fitness Ride will go through Bolton to Berlin and stop at the old (renovated) church in Berlin. We might even get some coffee or something since I am a contributor.

The Afternoon Recreation Ride will take the Assebet River Rail Trail to Stow and go "BOOOOOOO" when we pass Honey Pot Orchards since they are blocking completion of the Rail Trail.


On Friday, October 23th - Hudson

Starting Point
  • Name - Horseshoe Pub Parking
  • Address - 29 South Street
  • Town - Hudson, MA 01749
  • Navigation - Google - Waze
  • Parking - Park at the back of the lot.
  • Facilities - NONE.
 
9:30 AM - The Morning Fitness Ride will leave.
  • Route Map - Hudson - Berlin
  • Distance - 16 miles.
  • Elevation Gain - 700 feet (no BIG hills)
  • Unpaved - a bit.
  • AR Index - Roughly equal to 20 flat smooth miles.
11:30 AM - We are scheduled to be back.

11:30 AM - Lunch Time

Many Choices!

12:30 PM - The Afternoon Recreation Ride will leave.
  • Route Map - Hudson - Stow 
  • Distance - 16 miles.
  • Elevation Gain - 600 feet.
  • Unpaved - a few miles of unpaved rail trail.
  • AR Index - Roughly equal to 18 flat smooth miles.
2:30 PM - We are scheduled to be back.


Hope to see you there,
Bill and Carole

The Fearless Leaders Choice Ride is CANCELLED

Dear AdventuRiders,

We don't have anyone to lead the ride on Wednesday :-(

Bill

GO - Meadowbrook, Sterling

On Monday, October 19th -Meadowbrook Orchards, Sterling

Starting Point
  • Name - Meadowbrook Orchards.
  • Address - 209 Chace Hill Road. 
  • Town - Sterling, MA 01564.
  • Navigation - Google - Waze
  • Parking - Please park away from the restaurant, so the regulars won't be inconvenienced.
  • Facilities - Everything!!!

This Week - MeadowBrook - TBD - Lunenburg?

Dear AdventuRiders,

Monday looks SUNNY but COLD. It was snowing when I scouted out the route today. It should be mid 30s when we leave and mid 40s when we return. At least is not supposed to be windy. DRESS WARMLY.

We will start at Meadowbrook Orchards in Sterling. They have breakfast, coffee, donuts, PORCELAIN, lunch, and take home goodies, everything a biker could want! And its WARM inside.

The Morning Recreation Ride will zip over to the Wachusett Dam, then ride along the Nashua River before turning UP to Lancaster. The foliage in Lancaster is spectacular and the route takes us by some nice farms and woods before returning to Meadowbrook.

The Afternoon Fitness Ride will go to the Old Stone Church on Wachusett Reservoir where I had trouble getting through all the photographers today. It's seriously beautiful. Then we will ride to Sterling on the MCRT and then down the wide shoulder of Route 62 back to Meadowbrook.

On Monday, October 19th -Meadowbrook Orchards, Sterling

Starting Point
  • Name - Meadowbrook Orchards.
  • Address - 209 Chace Hill Road. 
  • Town - Sterling, MA 01564.
  • Navigation - Google - Waze
  • Parking - Please park away from the restaurant, so the regulars won't be inconvenienced.
  • Facilities - Everything!!!

9:30 AM - The Morning Recreation Ride will leave.
  • Route Map - Meadowbrook - Lancaster
  • Distance - 13 miles
  • Elevation Gain - 700 feet.
  • Unpaved - A few miles along the Wachusett Reservoir.
  • AR Index - Roughly equal to 17 flat smooth miles.
11:30 AM - We are scheduled to be back.

11:30 AM - Lunch Time

Meadowbrook Orchards - YUMMY lunch (but can be slow). Lots of frozen entrees to take home. 

12:30 PM - The Afternoon Fitness Ride will leave.
  • Route Map - Meadowbrook - Old Stone Church.
  • Distance - 16 1/2 miles.
  • Elevation Gain - 800 feet.
  • Unpaved - a couple miles of smooth gravel on the MCRT.
  • AR Index - Roughly equal to 20 flat smooth miles.
2:30 PM - We are scheduled to be back.


Hope to see you there,
Bill and Carole

GO - Groton Center

On Friday, October 16th -Groton Center

Starting Point

Name - Rail Trail Parking
Address - 2 Station Ave.
Town - Groton, MA 01450
Navigation - Google - Waze
Parking - Plenty - Park facing away from Buckingham Bus to keep the "Groton Precision Parking Police" happy.
Facilities - Porcelain at Town Hall.

Update - Groton Center on Friday

Dear AdventuRiders,

Again I am late with the ride announcements :-(

The latest forecast shows SUNNY, temps near 60, and a bit breezy in the afternoon. Of course its Filho's for LUNCH.





On Friday, October 16th -Groton Center

Starting Point
  • Name - Rail Trail Parking
  • Address - 2 Station Ave.
  • Town - Groton, MA 01450
  • Navigation - Google - Waze
  • Parking - Plenty - Park facing away from Buckingham Bus to keep the "Groton Precision Parking Police" happy.
  • Facilities - Porcelain at Town Hall.
9:30 AM - The Morning Fitness Ride will leave.
  • Route Map - Groton - Squannacook.
  • Distance - 16 miles.
  • Elevation Gain - 700 feet.
  • Unpaved - a bit of gravel / dirt.
  • AR Index - Roughly equal to 19 flat smooth miles.
11:30 AM - We are scheduled to be back.

11:30 AM - Lunch Time

Blah, blah, blah, Filho's.

12:30 PM - The Afternoon Recreation Ride will leave.
  • Route Map - Groton - Baddacook - Dunstable.
  • Distance - 14 1/2 miles.
  • Elevation Gain - 650 feet.
  • Unpaved - a bit of gravel.
  • AR Index - Roughly equal to 17 flat smooth miles.
2:30 PM - We are scheduled to be back.


Hope to see you there,
Bill and Carole

Groton Center on Friday

Dear AdventuRiders,

Again I am late with the ride announcements :-(

The latest forecast shows SUNNY, temps near 60, and a bit breezy in the afternoon. Of course its Filho's for LUNCH.

I haven't figured out the routes yet, but I will say the Fall foliage should be spectacular.




On Friday, October 16th -Groton Center

Starting Point
  • Name - Rail Trail Parking
  • Address - 2 Station Ave.
  • Town - Groton, MA 01450
  • Navigation - Google - Waze
  • Parking - Plenty - Park facing away from Buckingham Bus to keep the "Groton Precision Parking Police" happy.
  • Facilities - Porcelain at Town Hall.
9:30 AM - The Morning Fitness Ride will leave.
  • Route Map - TBD
  • Distance - 
  • Elevation Gain - 
  • Unpaved - 
  • AR Index - Roughly equal to 19 flat smooth miles.
11:30 AM - We are scheduled to be back.

11:30 AM - Lunch Time

Blah, blah, blah, Filho's.

12:30 PM - The Afternoon Recreation Ride will leave.
  • Route Map - TBD
  • Distance - 
  • Elevation Gain - 
  • Unpaved - 
  • AR Index - Roughly equal to 15 flat smooth miles.
2:30 PM - We are scheduled to be back.


Hope to see you there,
Bill and Carole

Go - Academy Hill Gazebo, Westminster

On Wednesday, October 14th- Westminster

Starting Point

Name - Academy Hill Gazebo.
Address - 32 Academy Hill road 
town - Westminster, MA 01473
Navigation - Google - Waze 
Parking - Along the road.
Facilities - Clean, Fresh PortaPotty.


Princeton on Wednesday - RSVP if interested

Dear AdventuRiders,

Forgive the messed up formatting. I am in Bar Harbor.

I have good news, great news and even better news! First, the weather looks nearly perfect, perhaps a bit windy, but that will keep the bugs off. Secondly, there is a fresh, clean PortaPotty at the starting point. And best of all, the beautiful Princeton Public Library will be open and they have PORCELAIN :-) Oh, and there are goats along the way too...

One of our rest stops.

The ride itself is hilly, but nothing that we haven't done before. I'm still tinkering with the route, but it will be similar to the one I mapped below.

Then, after the ride, we will have LUNCH at The Angler Fish Market & Chowder Co.

On Wednesday, October 14th- Westminster

Starting Point

Name - Academy Hill Gazebo.
Address - 32 Academy Hill road
town - Westminster, MA 01473
Navigation - Google - Waze
Parking - Along the road.
Facilities - Clean, Fresh PortaPotty.

9:30 AM - The Fearless Leader's Choice Ride will leave.

Route Map -  Westminster - PrincetonDistance - 25 miles.Elevation Gain - 1500 feet.Unpaved - 3 miles (generally smooth).AR Index - Roughly equal to 35 flat smooth miles.

1:30 PM - We are scheduled to be back.

1:30 PM - Lunch Time!

The Angler Fish Market & Chowder Co. - Westminster

RSVP to Carole if you are interested!

Hope to see you there,

Bill and Carole

No Rides on Monday 10/12

Dear AdventuRiders,

Enjoy your Columbus day!

Bill and Carole

Fwd: Bike Film Fest / Honk! Fest this weekend

Dear AdventuRiders,

Our intrepid rider, Darlene, has some fun suggestions.

Enjoy,
Bill



Hi Bill and Carole,

Thought you might want to post the Boston Bike Film Fest to the group.
It's in 2 weeks - Oct 23.  http://www.bostonbikefilmfest.org
I'd be interested in going with others.

Also, come out to Somerville and/or Cambridge this weekend for Honk Fest.  honkfest.org
I can hear playing them now from my office.  The main events are Sat from 1 to 9 in Davis Sq and Sun 12 parade from Davis to Harvard, bands in Harvard Sq from 2 to 6. 
This is absolutely my favorite weekend in Somerville every year!! 

- Darlene


GO - Forge Pond Beach, Westford

On Friday, October 9th - Forge Pond Beach, Westford

Starting Point
  • Name - Forge Pond Beach.
  • Address - (Near) 1 West Prescott Street.
  • Town - Westford, MA 01886.
  • Navigation - Google - Waze
  • Parking - Plenty - There is a small road right next to the railroad track crossing the leads to the beach. Its at the intersection of West Prescott, East Prescott, and Pleasant Streets (blinking lights, railroad crossing, Abbott Mills, etc.).
  • Facilities - None.

Reminder - Forge Pond Beach, Westford on Friday

Dear AdventuRiders,

The weather is not looking good tomorrow, especially after noon. So, we are going to start closer to home and with lunch inside if its raining.

The Morning Fitness Ride will go around Keyes Pond, Nabnassett Pond, and Stony Brook.

The Afternoon Recreation Ride will go to Westford Center, Burge's Pond, and Stony Brook Reservoir.


On Friday, October 9th - Forge Pond Beach, Westford

Starting Point
  • Name - Forge Pond Beach.
  • Address - (Near) 1 West Prescott Street.
  • Town - Westford, MA 01886.
  • Navigation - Google - Waze
  • Parking - Plenty - There is a small road right next to the railroad track crossing the leads to the beach. Its at the intersection of West Prescott, East Prescott, and Pleasant Streets (blinking lights, railroad crossing, Abbott Mills, etc.).
  • Facilities - None.
 
9:30 AM - The Morning Fitness Ride will leave.
  • Route Map - Forge Village - Nabnassett
  • Distance - 14 miles.
  • Elevation Gain - 600 feet.
  • Unpaved - a bit near Nabnassett
  • AR Index - Roughly equal to 17 flat smooth miles.
11:30 AM - We are scheduled to be back.

11:30 AM - Lunch Time


12:30 PMThe Afternoon Recreation Ride will leave.
  • Route Map - Forge Village - Burge's Pond
  • Distance - 11 1/2
  • Elevation Gain - 600 feet
  • Unpaved - A couple of miles in East Boston Camps
  • AR Index - Roughly equal to 15 flat smooth miles.
2:30 PM - We are scheduled to be back.


Hope to see you there,
Bill and Carole

CHANGE OF PLANS - Westford on Friday

Dear AdventuRiders,

The weather is not looking good tomorrow, especially after noon. So, we are going to start closer to home and with lunch inside if its raining.

I haven't figured out the exact routes yet, but I wanted to give everyone a heads up on the starting point. Stay tuned for updates.


On Friday, October 9th - Forge Pond Beach, Westford

Starting Point
  • Name - Forge Pond Beach.
  • Address - (Near) 1 West Prescott Street.
  • Town - Westford, MA 01886.
  • Navigation - Google - Waze
  • Parking - Plenty - There is a small road right next to the railroad track crossing the leads to the beach. Its at the intersection of West Prescott, East Prescott, and Pleasant Streets (blinking lights, railroad crossing, Abbott Mills, etc.).
  • Facilities - None.

Hope to see you there,
Bill and Carole

GO - Bedford Depot

On Wednesday, October 7th - Bedford Depot

Starting Point
  • Name - Depot Park
  • Address - 120 South Road
  • Town - Bedford, MA, 01730
  • Navigation - Google Maps
  • Parking - By the old rail car.
  • Facilities - Maybe?

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