Reminder - Beverly - The Big End

Dear AdventuRiders,

YAY, they've taken any mention of rain out of the forecast!!! It will still be warmish, humidish, and windyish, but it should be mostly SUNNY. It will be cooler along the coast than inland, so overall a very nice forecast.

On Wednesday, June 18th - Beverly - Hammond Castle

This will be "The Big End" for the 21st season of AdventuRides. All of our riders, past, present, and future are invited to join us on an EPIC journey to Beverly, the North Shore, and Hammond Castle in Gloucester.

Did you know that the only person with more patents than John Hays Hammond, Jr. is Thomas Edison? I have never actually been inside Hammond Castle, but my son Milo will be along to make me take the tour and see the organ. Be aware though that Hammond Castle doesn't allow bike cleats, so bring $0.98 Walmart flip flops if you want to do the tour. Admission is $10.

So the plan is to meet in Beverly at the soccer fields on Cross Lane and ride along the coast to Gloucester. We will stop at Lynch Park and ride through Endicott College in Beverly, go to Tuck's Point and Singing Beach in Manchester, and tour some beautiful coastline in Gloucester. I haven't checked out our usual LUNCH stop in Magnolia yet, but we'll find something special.

Here is the starting point mapWe meet at 10:00 AM to avoid the traffic.
Here is a route map, its about 25 miles, but basically flat.
If you need to get back early, follow route 127 to Pride's Crossing and then follow this map. Its quite easy and I will have a view copies on hand.

  • 10:00 AM - We will leave from the Curve Lane Soccer Field.
  • 12:30 PM- ish - Lunch at Magnolia House of Pizza.
  • 3:30 PM - We should be back, unless the museum is too interesting.
  • Starting Point Map - Curve Lane Soccer Field.
  • Route Map - Beverly - Manchester - Magnolia.
  • Distance - 25 miles.
  • Elevation Gain - 600 feet - pretty flat actually.
  • Unpaved - None.
  • Equipment - I plan to bring my road bike.
  • AR Index - Roughly equal to 29 flat, smooth miles.
LUNCH - Magnolia House of Pizza. The plan is to buy lunch there and go across the street to the Magnolia Town Landing / Park for a picnic.

Hope to see you there,
Bill and Carole

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