Reminder - Harvard Center on Friday

Dear AdventuRiders,

What can I say? Another PERFECT day is forecast for tomorrow!

The bad news is that I am still not allowed to ride my bike fast enough to keep up with you lot. So I am promoting Carole to Nearly Always Fearless Leader.

PLEASE NOTE: there is construction at the Harvard Town Hall and you cannot use the driveway between the Town Hall and the Unitarian Church to get to the Start Point.

The Morning Fitness Ride is the infamous "Roller Coaster" ride. We will visit the Shaker Lollipop Cemetery, climb ("clank clank, clank" on the roller coaster)  UP Oak Hill Road to the Harvard apple orchards. Then we will zoom ("whee" on the roller coaster) back DOWN to Harvard Center.

The Afternoon Recreation Ride will feature Bare Hill Pond. We can enjoy the town beach for a while at least before we (maybe) get throw out. Then we ride around the pond and UP to Prospect Hill for spectacular views of the Nashoba Valley (and GOATS too). Then its a tamer version of the roller coaster back toHarvard Center.

On Friday, September 25th - Harvard Center

Starting Point
  • Name - Harvard Center Parking
  • Address - 5 Elm Street
  • Town - Harvard, MA 01451
  • Navigation - Google - Waze
  • Parking - NOTE: The driveway between the Town Hall and the Unitarian Church is one way going out. You will have to go around the Common to get to the parking. You can just park on Elm Street away from the construction.
  • Facilities - None (Town Hall is closed). 
9:30 AM - The Morning Fitness Ride will leave.
  • Route Map - Harvard Center - Roller Coaster Ride.
  • Distance - 13 1/2
  • Elevation Gain - 900 feet
  • Unpaved - none.
  • AR Index - Roughly equal to 20 flat smooth miles.
11:30 AM - We are scheduled to be back.

11:30 AM - Lunch Time

12:30 PM - The Afternoon Recreation Ride will leave.
  • Route Map - Harvard Center - Prospect Hill
  • Distance - 12 miles.
  • Elevation Gain - 700 feet.
  • Unpaved - some rough pavement.
  • AR Index - Roughly equal to 17 flat smooth miles.
2:30 PM - We are scheduled to be back.

Hope to see you there,
Bill and Carole

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