This Week - Boston Marathon Ride on Monday

Dear AdventuRiders,

Since it's school vacation week, we have no officially scheduled rides. However, I am planning for our third Boston Marathon Ride on Monday. April 15th. The plan is to leave Hopkinton (before we get thrown out at 7:30 AM) and ride the Boston Marathon route to Boston (hopefully arriving before the wheelchair racers).

Here is the plan:

On Monday, April 15th - Boston Marathon Ride.
  • 6:00 AM - If you want to carpool, we will meet at Shaw's parking lot in Groton and divy up bikes and riders for the trip to Southboro.
  • 6:15 AM - We will leave Shaw's bound for the Southboro Train Station.
  • Remember to bring (4) One Dollars Bills to pay for parking at Southboro.
  • 7:00 AM - We will leave Southboro Train Station for Hopkinton. It's only 3 miles, but it is a Cat 5 hill roughly equivalent to Oak Hill Road from Littleton to Harvard. Here is a map. This is our Heartbreak Hill.
  • 7:30 AM - Finish taking pictures at the start line before "Officer Krupke" strongly suggests that we move on. Here is the map to Boston.
  • 10:00 AM ish - We should be in Boston to watch the REAL racers finish.
  • LUNCH - Somewhere...
  • 10:36 AM - Back Bay to Southboro Train. Here is the schedule. It costs $8.75 if you buy your ticket at Back Bay. It's $3.00 more it you buy your ticket on the train. Bikes are FREE including the 2:51 PM train, then they are no longer allowed until the 7:24 PM train.
  • 12:28 PM - ditto.
  • 1:21 PM - ditto.
  • 2:51 PM - ditto.
Hope to see you there,
Bill (and maybe Carole)

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