This Week - Chelmsford - Greenville - Lunenburg

Dear AdventuRiders,

The weather this week looks truly delightful! We better take advantage of it while we can since November is coming.

The Monday rides will start in Chelmsford Center and ride the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail toward Carlisle and Great Brook Farm State Park or the Cranberry Bog.

On Monday, September 23rd - Chelmsford Center.
AR Index - Roughly equal to 15 flat, smooth miles.

  • 12:30 PM - We will leave for the Cranberry Bogs.
  • 2:30 PM - We should be back.
  • Starting Point Map - Chelmsford Center.
  • Route Map - Chelmsford, BFRT, Cranberry.
  • Distance - 10 miles.
  • Elevation Gain - 150 feet (easy)
  • Off Road - maybe a little at the cranberry bogs.
  • Equipment - I plan to bring my road bike.
AR Index - Roughly equal to 11 flat, smooth miles.

On Wednesday, September 25th -Townsend Center to Greenville
The ride will be about 25 miles and 1050 feet vertical with a category 3 hill (5 miles long, but not real steep) getting up to the plateau, but then its rolling hills and beautiful distant views. After lunch at Marcus P's Diner Plus, we have a cat 5 hill (easiest category). Its all on road, but there are a few gravel / dirt roads on the way. I plan to bring my road bike, or at least my road bike tires.
  • The Exploration Ride will leave at 9:30 AM.
  • We should return by 2:30 PM.
  • Starting Point Map - Townsend Center.
  • Route Map - Townsend - Greenville - On Road.
  • Distance = 25 miles.
  • Elevation Gain = 1050 feet (challenging).
  • Unpaved = 1 mile
  • Equipment - Any sturdy, well maintained bike will work. I am bringing my road bike.
AR Index = Roughly 37 flat, smooth miles.

On Friday, September 27th - Lunenburg

We will ride to Whalom Lake, then DOWN (mostly) to Lake Shirley. Then it's back UP to the alpacas and Hickory Hills Lake. From there it is UP to Bayberry Hill before zooming down to Pearl Hill State Park. Then it's smooth sailing on new asphalt for about 4 miles. After a final UP to the golf course we will cruise back to Lunenburg Center.
  • 9:30 AM - The Fitness Ride will leave.
  • 1:00 PM - We should be back.
  • Starting Point Map - Lunenburg Center.
  • Route Map - Lunenburg - Pearl Hill.
  • Distance - 26 1/2 miles
  • Elevation Gain - 700 feet
  • Unpaved - None.
  • Equipment - I plan to bring my road bike.

AR Index - Roughly equal to 33 flat, smooth miles.

Hope to see you there,
Bill and Carole

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