Reminder - Shirley Center Tomorrow

Dear AdventuRiders,

The weather is definitely looking better tomorrow. Mid 50s and partly cloudy in the morning, mid 60s and windy in the afternoon. You will want to bring a warmth layer and a wind layer.

Tomorrow, we will meet in historic Shirley Center (NOT Shirley Village where the train station is). Here is a map. Then its off to Flat Hill (it isn't) for beautiful views and foliage. We will visit Hickory Hill Lake and climb UP toward Pearl Hill before turning back to Lunenburg. Trudy's Treats is gone :-( so we won't be stopping in Lunenburg, but instead we will zoom down to Lake Shirley before climbing back up to Shirley Center. The route is about 24 miles and quite hilly with over 600 feet elevation gain.
Here is a map.

I will probably bring my born again - again hybrid bike even though the route is entirely on road. Road bikes will work well on this route.

On Thursday, October 7th
- We will meet in historic Shirley Center. Here is a map.

* At 9:30 AM - We will leave for the hills of Lunenburg. Here is a map.
* At 12:30 PM - We should be back.
* LUNCH - At Bull Run Restaurant. Here is their new Fall menu. I have my eye on the "Turkey Gobbler" sandwich!

On Friday, October 8th - We will meet at the Harvard Track, NOT Depot Road. Here is a map.

* At 9:30 AM - The Recreation Ride will leave for Bear Hill Pond. Here is a map.
* At 11:30 AM - We will have a picnic lunch from Sorrento's or Pizza Bella.
* At 12:15 PM - The Fitness Ride will leave for Oak Hill and the Stow Road downhill run. Here is a map.
* At 2:15 PM - We will be back.

On Friday, we will try a new starting point in Harvard. We will be meeting at the Harvard Track behind the Harvard Post Office on Route 110. Here is a map. Janet told me about a new path that connects Depot Road to the area on the other side of Route 2. Thanks Janet! The path is loose gravel and not very suitable for road bikes, so I will be bringing my born again - again Bianchi Hybrid Bike.

On Sunday, October 10th - Not only is it 10/10/10, but it is also Carole's Birthday.

Join us at 31 Station Ave. and the Rail-Trail, Groton center Sunday Oct. 10, 10AM to 3PM to support 350.ORG's world event '10-10-10' Climate Action day. See for more information.
By riding your bicycle and registering the distance you traveled you will help Groton reach a goal of at least 350 miles. The final total will be used towards 350.ORG's worldwide effort to educate everyone, and to send a message to world leaders the need to take serious action to solve the worsening problem of 'Climate Change'.

On Monday, October 11th - Even though it is Columbus Day, I am planning to do a 25 - 30 mile ride with lunch afterwards.

On Saturday, October 16th - Human Powered Vehicle Festival, Groton Center. Rain date 10/17.

Hope to see you there,
Bill and Carole

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