This Week - Acton Center - The Big End - Summer

Dear AdventuRiders,

The weather is looking really nice tomorrow. It should be much like today, but a bit warmer.

The morning Recreation Ride will feature a stop at Isaac Davis' house, the llamas and Nagog Hill Orchards.

To honor Captain Isaac Davis, who was the first officer killed in the revolutionary war, we will retrace his path to Olde North Bridge on the afternoon Fitness Ride.

The Monday rides use a new starting point that has PORCELAIN, Picnic Tables, and a Pizza Joint! The library opens at 9:00 AM and has porcelain to the left as you walk in the front door. Please park away from the library entrance and down toward the playground.

LUNCH will be a BYOL Picnic at the playground. You can buy lunch at the Acton House of Pizza on the other side of the library.

On Monday, June 16th - Acton Center
  • 9:30 AM - The Recreation Ride will leave.
  • 11:30 PM - We should be back.
  • Starting Point Map - Acton Center - Behind the Library
  • Route Map - Acton Center - Littleton Llamas
  • Distance - 13 miles.
  • Elevation Gain - 600 feet.
  • Unpaved - none.
  • Equipment - I plan to bring my road bike.
  • AR Index = Roughly equal to 18 flat, paved miles.
LUNCH - BYOL Picnic - Or Acton House of Pizza

  • 12:30 PM - The Fitness Ride will leave.
  • 2:30 PM - We should be back.
  • Starting Point Map - Acton Center - Behind the Library
  • Route Map - Acton Center - Isaac Davis
  • Distance - 14 1/2 miles
  • Elevation Gain - 600 feet.
  • Off Road - a bit.
  • Equipment - I plan to bring my road bike.
  • AR Index - Roughly equal to 19 flat, smooth miles.

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 usually meet at 10:00 AM to avoid the traffic.
Here is a route map, its about 25 miles, but basically flat.

Mark your calendars!

Hope to see you there,
Bill and Carole

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