Friday- Groton Center

Dear AdventuRiders,

We will start our 25th season tomorrow. The forecast calls for temperatures in the mid to high 40s and partly cloudy skies. I prefer tot think of them as partly sunny or even not snowing.  Watch for a go/no go message Friday morning or check our website:

Coming Events

There are two exciting activities THIS weekend:

• Saturday evening, on  April 9th, there will a Bikes not Bombs Fundraiser in Groton, in memory of Bill Brandt.  It would be great to have a large group of AdventuRiders there.  If you do come, please consider bringing some finger food (nut-free) to share.

• Sunday afternoon,  come view our very own Susan Edward's award winning documentary Work of 1000 . Both she and Marion Stoddart, the woman featured in the film, will be there. Afterwards, we will meet at the Williams Barn for a 1.5 hour hike, with naturalist Stacey Chilcoate and Geologist Nancy Jackson. Come to this free event at the Groton Public Library, even if you did not sign up.

On Friday, April 8 - Groton Center

The Morning Fitness Ride will stop at the Storybook House, Shirley Center, West Groton, and Fitch Bridge.  

The Afternoon Recreation Ride will be really lazy and use the Fitch Bridge to get to the other side of the river on our way to East Pepperell Center. We will go to the Nissitissit River and then check out the covered bridge and the Prudence Wright memorial. Then we can cruise the NRRT (Nashua River Rail Trail) back to Groton. 

Starting Point

   Name - Rail Trail Parking

   Address - 2 Station Ave.

   Town - Groton, MA 01450

   Navigation - Google - Waze

   Parking - Plenty - Park facing away from Buckingham Bus to keep the "Groton Precision Parking Police" happy.

   Facilities - Porcelain at Town Hall.

9:30 AM - Morning Fitness Ride

     Route Map - Groton - Shirley - Fitch's Bridge

    Distance - 16 miles

    Elevation Gain - 600 feet

    Unpaved - 1 mile.

    AR Index - Roughly equal to 19 flat smooth miles.


11:30 AM - We are scheduled to be back.


11:30 AM - Lunch Time


Blah, blah, blah, Filho's.

12:30 PM - The Afternoon Recreation Ride will leave.

The Afternoon Recreation Ride will leave.

   Route Map - Groton - Pepperell - NRRT

   Distance - 13 1/2 miles.

   Elevation Gain - 400 feet (easy - peasy)

   Unpaved - 1/2 mile

   AR Index - Roughly equal to 15 flat smooth miles.


2:30 PM - We are scheduled to be back.


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