Save Another Date - This Tuesday 11/8

Dear AdventuRiders,

Sorry to bombard you with email, but the next 3 days are looking FANTASTIC! How 'bout a REAL Exploration ADVENTURide on Tuesday (as well as the "regular" Exploration Ride on Wednesday)?

I was out exploring this afternoon around Rutland and the Mass Central Rail Trail expecting an impassible mess, but the trail is mostly clear of snow and there are only a few branches down. It starts to get worse by the time you get to Oakham, but that is only 1 1/2 miles short of my intended turn around point anyway.

RSVP if you are interested.

For those of you who have ridden the Mass Central Rail Trail around Sterling and West Boyleston, you know how beautiful it is. Now imagine continuing almost to Barre on the same trail. Its so nice in fact, that we will return on the trail as far as Rutland.

We will have lunch at the NEW Heavy Evie's Diner in Rutland. Lunch is at mile 20 and if people prefer to get back earlier, I can provide some simple directions and a map. You will still see Altavista Farm and the bison and zoom mostly downhill back to Jefferson.

On Tuesday, November 8th - Jefferson - MCRT
  • The REAL Exploration Ride will leave at 10:00 AM.
  • We will return by 2:30 PM, or 1:30 PM if you skip lunch.
  • Starting Point Map - Jefferson Church.
  • Route Map - Jefferson - MCRT - Heavy Evies.
  • Distance = 24 miles.
  • Elevation Gain = 950 feet (challenging).
  • Unpaved = 14 miles (smooth crushed rock).
  • Equipment = Any sturdy, well maintained bike will work, but there could be patches of SNOW. I am planning to bring my hybrid bike.
AR Index = Roughly equal to 33 flat, paved miles. 

Hope to see you there,
Bill and (probably not Carole)

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