This Week - Harvard - Harvard - Harvard

Dear AdventuRiders,

This week is (obviously) Harvard Week! On my weekly cruise around to find routes for this week, I was struck by how beautiful the foliage (and hills) around Harvard were. Never fear though, every day has a different lunch spot and generally different routes. All the rides this week start at the Soccer Fields on Depot Road.

There is a cooling trend this week, so now is a good time to dig out another layer of clothing, full finger gloves, and by the end of the week, some foot warming gear.

BTW, here is a picture of the cranberry bog from Friday's ride:

A quick synopsis of the week includes:
  • Monday Morning Recreation Ride - The "Rollercoaster" route with seemingly more downs than ups and NEW asphalt in Littleton.
  • Monday Afternoon Beginner Ride - A less hilly route around Bare Hill Pond with a visit to two beaches.
  • Wednesday Fearless Leaders Choice Ride - To Hudson for "OktoberFest" lunch at the Horseshoe Pub.
  • Friday Fitness Ride - An even more "Rollercoaster-y" ride to Boxboro, Stow, and Bolton. Lunch at Sorrento's.
On Monday, October 21st - Harvard - Depot Road

The weather is looking very nice for Monday with SUNNY skies but a chilly start in the upper 40s. By afternoon the temps will be in the low 60s.
  • The Recreation Ride will leave at 9:30 AM.
  • We will return by 11:30 AM.
  • Starting Point Map - Harvard - Depot Road Soccer Fields (PortaPotty equipped).
  • Route Map - Oak Hill Rollercoaster.
  • Distance - 11 1/2 miles.
  • Elevation Gain - 425 feet (mostly climbing Oak Hill).
  • Rough Surface - none.
  • Equipment - I plan to bring my road bike.
  • AR Index - Roughly equal to 16 flat, smooth miles.

LUNCH - 11:30 to 12:30 - Harvard General Store.

  • The Beginner Ride will leave at 12:30 PM.
  • We will return by 2:30 PM.
  • Starting Point Map - Harvard - Depot Road Soccer Fields (PortaPotty equipped).
  • Route Map - Bare Hill Pond - Prospect Hill
  • Distance - 9 1/2 miles.
  • Elevation Gain - 300 feet (mostly climbing Prospect Hill).
  • Rough Surface - 1 mile.
  • Equipment - I plan to bring my road bike.
  • AR Index - Roughly equal to 13 flat, smooth miles.

Hope to see you there,
Bill and Carole

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