Reminder - Halloween Ride Carlisle Center Tomorrow + Tour de Grave

Dear AdventuRiders,

I hope you all had a chance to get outside today. We had a great ride UP to Greenville, NH for lunch and a breezy ride back DOWN to Townsend. The weather for tomorrow is looking nice, but considerably cooler. It should be mid 40s in the morning and mid 50s in the afternoon with partly cloudy skies.

Don't forget, best Halloween Costume wins dessert from Fern's Country Store.

We will meet in a little park just north of the Carlisle Center rotary. Here is a map. Please DO NOT park at Fern's. If the parking lot is full, there is another parking lot at Carlisle Town Hall just around the corner.

The morning Recreation Ride will zip over to the new Bruce Freeman Rail Trail for a short ride to Heart Pond. Then its off to the Cranberry Bog and Great Brook Farm State Park before returning to Carlisle. The route is almost 15 miles and 250 feet vertical. We will probably do a bit of off road exploring, but I'll be bringing my road bike tires at least, so the off road will be limited and very civilized.

The afternoon Fitness Ride will cruise past a bunch of Acton Conservation land on the way to the Old North Bridge in Concord. From there we will ride on Monument Street and admire the farms and views of the Concord River Valley on our way back to Carlisle. The route is 16 1/2 miles, 350 feet vertical, all on road and I plan to bring my road bike / tires.

On Friday, October 29th, we will meet in Carlisle Center for our Halloween Ride. Best costume wins a dessert from Fern's Country Store. Here is a map.

  • At 9:30 AM. The Recreation Ride will leave for the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail and Great Brook Farm. Here is a map.
  • At 11:30 AM. We will get lunch at Fern's Country Store in Carlisle Center.
  • At 12:15 PM. The Fitness Ride will leave for Concord and the Old North Bridge. Here is a map.
  • At 2:15 PM. We will be back.

On Saturday, October 30th, *MassBike Spins Presents: Tour de Grave*

Thanks to Lindy for suggesting this!

*What: *A MassBike trip to some of the Boston area's famous and lesser-known
graveyards in honor of Halloween. Trip leaves at 9:30 AM in order to avoid
the majority of ghosts, and will be about 20 miles and take about 4
hours. Helmets are required and appropriate costumes are encouraged for this ride!

We will visit the following burying grounds and cemeteries: Old Cambridge
Burying Ground, Belmont Cemetery, North Cambridge Catholic Cemetery, Old
Arlington Burying Ground, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Oak Grove Cemetery, Salem
Street Burying Ground, Phipps Street Burying Ground, Bunker Hill Cemetery,
St. Francis de Sales Cemetery, and we will end the ride at the newly
restored Milk Row Cemetery in Somerville.

*Where*: We will meet at the Old Cambridge Burying Ground at the corner of
Garden Street and Mass Ave in Harvard Square.

*When*: Saturday October 30, 2010 at 9:30AM until 2 PM.

Steady rain cancels.

*Who*: For more information contact Dick Bauer <>


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Hope to see you there,
Bill and Carole

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