Reminder - Salem Halloween Spooktacular on Wednesday

Dear AdventuRiders,

Well, I just got back from a reconnaissance trip to Salem, and other than "Parking $20" signs, everything was wet but undamaged by the Frankenstorm. The edges of the road and many of the bike lanes are covered in wet leaves, so we will need to be especially careful. It looks like Marblehead brought out the street sweepers to clean up the main roads!

The weather forecast doesn't look great, but there is a chance it will quit raining by 10:00 AM. I am counting on all of you to aim your massive psychic power toward Salem tomorrow!

For those driving, the starting point is well  PAST Salem on Route 128. Get off at Exit 18 (Route 22 - Essex St). Take a RIGHT at the end of the ramp onto Route 22, drive about 1/4 of a mile Turn LEFT onto Cole Street. Bear RIGHT at the stop sign, cross the railroad tracks and it becomes Cross Ln. In about 1/4 mile the soccer field will be on your RIGHT. The PortaPotty was still there today.
For those who want to carpool, let's meet at Shaw's in Groton at 8:45 tomorrow morning. RSVP.

On Wednesday, October 31st - Salem Halloween Spooktacular (Thanks Dewi).

As I was was scouting out this ride, I ended up wanting to yell "Enough with the beautiful ocean vistas already, I get it!". Along with the history and Halloween madness of Salem, this promises to be a EPIC ride. Lunch is at Cap't Waterfront Grill & Pub. One of my friends works there and she claims it's the best place in town. Stay tuned for more info.
  • 8:45 AM - Carpool from Shaw's in Groton.
  • 10:00 AM - We will leave from Beverly.
  • 12:30 PM - Lunch at Cap't Waterfront Grill & Pub.
  • 2:30 PM - We should be back to Beverly.
  • Starting Point Map - Beverly, Cross Lane Soccer Field.
  • Route Map - Beverly - Salem - Marblehead.
  • Distance - 31 miles (mostly flat).
  • Elevation Gain - 400 feet (easy).
  • Unpaved - 1 mile (smooth).
  • Equipment - I plan to bring my road bike (as usual).
AR Index - Roughly equal to 33 flat, smooth miles.

Hope to see you there,
Bill and Carole

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