Reminder - Meadowbrook Orchards, Sterling Tomorrow

Dear AdventuRiders,

Can you say TOP 10 DAY? If you believe the forecast, and why wouldn't you, it should be SUNNY, mid 60s to low 70s, low humidity, and a light NE breeze. 

Google Maps claims its a 35 minute drive from Groton Center, so leave plenty of time to enjoy coffee and pastries before the ride to negate any possible weight loss :-)

The Friday ride will start and end at Meadowbrook Orchards in Sterling. They will be open for coffee, pastries, and porcelain in the morning and a full lunch when we get back. Just as a side note, Meadowbrook Orchards is celebrating its 100th anniversary on June 16 with a pig roast, tours, and more! 

Please park at the far end of the parking lot so their regular customers don't have to walk.

The ride will feature some Mary Had A Little Lamb stuff in Sterling, 5 miles of the Mass Central Rail Trail, a very pleasant backroad to Holden, and the Old Stone Church. The 750 feet elevation gain looks kind of daunting, but almost half of it is one category 5 hill in West Sterling. The payback is nearly 8 miles of mostly downhill back to West Boyleston.

On Friday, June 1st - Meadowbrook - Sterling - MCRT
  • 9:30 AM Start time.
  • 12:30 PM Return time.
  • Starting Point Map - Meadowbrook Orchards.
  • Route Map - Meadowbrook - Sterling - MCRT
  • Distance - 26 Miles.
  • Elevation Gain - 750 feet (just 1 challenging category 5 hill).
  • Unpaved - 5 miles of beautiful, smooth, crush rock on the MCRT.
  • Equipment - I plan to bring my road bike.
AR Index - Roughly equal to 33 flat, paved miles.

Hope to see you there,
Bill and Carole

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