Reminder - Boxboro on Wednesday - Westminster on Friday

Dear AdventuRiders,

The weather forecast for tomorrow looks delightful! Sunny and mid 60s when we leave, and still Sunny and mid 70s when we return.

Unfortunately, I have to pick up kids tomorrow at 1:30PM so I can't stop for lunch :-(

On Wednesday, September 12th - Boxboro 

This is one of my favorite rides. Its scenic, challenging, and has a two mile downhill run through Harvard. Of course that means that there are some uphills too, but the one category 5 (easiest category) hill we have is mostly just long and not that steep. 

The route is about 27 1/2 miles long and 800 feet vertical with most of the elevation gain in the first hill, although it is uphill back to the starting point too. It is all on road and I plan to bring my road bike.
  • At 9:30 AM the Exploration Ride will leave.
  • We will return by 1:00 PM.
  • Starting Point Map. We will meet at the Soccer Fields on Liberty Square Road. PortaPotty equipped.
  • Route MapBoxboro - Harvard - Hudson.
  • Distance = 27.5 Miles.
  • Elevation Gain = 800 feet (more challenging).
  • Unpaved = None.
  • Equipment = I plan to bring my road bike.
AR Index = Roughly 35 flat, smooth miles.

On Friday, September 14th -Westminster

Get ready for a gorgeous ride around Mount Wachusett. Its a bit outside our 30 minute starting point radius around Groton, but Route 2 is pretty quick and I adjusted the starting  time accordingly.

The Fitness Ride will take us west to the Mount Wachusett region. We will start in Westminster, climb UP toward
the west shoulder of Mount Wachusett on some scenic backroads before zooming DOWN to beautiful views at Princeton. From there we ride to Gardner passing many lakes before turning back to Westminster. There are a couple of significant hills at the beginning of the ride including a Cat 5 (easiest category) as we pass the mountain. From there it is rolling hills back to Westminster.
  • The Exploration Ride will leave at 9:45 AM.
  • We should be back by 1:00 PM.
  • Starting Point Map - Westminster Bandshell
  • Route Map - Westminster - Princeton - Audubon
  • Distance - 25 miles
  • Elevation Gain - 800 feet (more difficult)
  • Unpaved - 1/2 mile - some rough spots
  • Equipment - I plan to bring my ROAD bike.
AR Index = roughly 35 flat, smooth miles.

We can have lunch at the Old Mill Restaurant in Westminster.

Hope to see you there,
Bill and Carole

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