CHANGE of Plans - Hubbardston on Wednesday

Dear AdventuRiders,

I was exploring in the rain and wind yesterday and figured out a route that takes in much of the Mass Central Rail Trail but starts considerably closer in Hubbardston. Google claims it's about 45 minutes from Groton. Take Route 2 to Route 68 in Gardner and then south on 68.

It should be around 50 degrees when we leave and near 60 when we return, all under Partly Cloudy skies and bright foliage.

In addition to the MCRT we will visit Barre Falls Dam and ride some occasionally rough dirt roads through the Ware River Watershed Reservation.

I haven't figured out lunch yet, bring a snack.

On Wednesday, October 9th - Hubbardston
  • The Fearless Leader's Choice Ride will leave at 9:30 AM.
  • We will return by 2:30 PM.
  • Starting Point Map - Hubbardston.
  • Route Map - Hubbardston - MCRT.
  • Distance = 24 miles.
  • Elevation Gain = 700 feet (challenging).
  • Unpaved = 10 miles (smooth crushed rock) some not so smooth.
  • Equipment = Any sturdy, well maintained bike will work. Hybrid recommended.
  • AR Index = Roughly equal to 35 flat, paved miles. 

Hope to see you there,
Bill and Carole

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