This Week - Devens - Gloucester - Westminster

Dear AdventuRiders,

Well, this is it, the last week of our 19th season! Don't worry though, thru the rest of June and July we will continue doing our free SummeRides series whenever we feel like it.

Monday is looking quite nice at this point and we are going to try something new. As you have no doubt noticed, LUNCH is one of the most important parts of AdventuRides. So I have designed a couple of rides around lunch at Markoh's on Main in Ayer.

On Monday, June 17th - Devens
  • 9:30 AM - The Recreation Ride will leave.
  • 11:30 AM - We should be back (unless you stop for lunch).
  • Starting Point Map - Devens - Antietam Street Playground.
  • Route Map - Devens - Shirley - Ayer.
  • Distance - 16 miles.
  • Elevation Gain - 325 feet (moderate).
  • Off Road - none.
  • Equipment - I plan to bring my hybrid bike.
AR Index - Roughly equal to 18 flat, smooth miles.

11:30 AM - LUNCH is at Markoh's on Main in Ayer.
  • 12:30 PM - The Beginner Ride will leave.
  • 2:30 PM - We should be back.
  • Starting Point Map - Devens - Antietam Street Playground.
  • Route Map - Devens - Shirley.
  • Distance - 13 miles.
  • Elevation Gain - 250 feet.
  • Off Road - maybe a little.
  • Equipment - I plan to bring my hybrid bike.
AR Index - Roughly equal to 15 flat, smooth miles.

On Wednesday, June 19th - Gloucester

I'm planning to do the whole route with a snack break in Rockport and then have lunch / beer at Cape Ann Brewery in Gloucester. Plan accordingly.
  • 10:00 AM - We will leave.
  • 2:00 PM - We should be back to Stage Fort Park.
  • Start Point Map - Stage Fort Park - Gloucester
  • Route Map - Cape Ann - Rockport
  • Distance - 27.5 miles
  • Elevation Gain - 400 feet (moderate)
  • Unpaved - NONE
  • Equipment - I will be riding my ROAD bike.
AR Index - roughly equal to 30 flat, paved miles.

On Friday, June 21st - Westminster

Get ready for a gorgeous ride around Mount Wachusett. It's a bit outside our 30 minute starting point radius around Groton, but Route 2 is pretty quick.

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.
  • 9:30 AM - The Fitness Ride will leave.
  • 1:00 PM - We should be back.
  • Starting Point Map - Westminster Bandshell
  • Route Map - Westminster - Princeton
  • Distance - 25 miles
  • Elevation Gain - 800 feet (more difficult)
  • Unpaved - 2 miles - a few very rough spots
  • Equipment - I plan to bring my ROAD bike.
AR Index - roughly equal to 34 flat, smooth miles.

Lunch - TBD

Hope to see you there,
Bill and Carole

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