Adventurides - This Week

Hello Adventuriders!

This Week - Somerville - Sterling - West Acton

The weather this week is going to be spectacular. Tomorrow, the relative humidity is forecasted to be 41%….like Arizona.

We'll start off with our traditional ride (note the starting time of 10:00) to Somerville from Bedford and have lunch at Dave's Fresh Pasta (or BYO), However, I've planned two excursions, one optional - 15 minutes of short hills in the middle of Lexington, and the other a re-visit of the Davenport St (near Porter Square) outdoor mural which is now complete:

The starting point is the Bedford end of the Minuteman Commuter Bikeway. Set your GPS to 84 Loomis St in Bedford. At the lights on Great Rd (4 & 225) take a right on South Rd. Then at the first set of lights, left onto Loomis. Park at the depot.

On Monday, September 12 - Bedford Depot (10:00am)
  • 10:00 AM - The morning Fearless Leader Ride will leave.
  • 2:30 - 3:00 PM - We should be back.
  • Starting Point Map - Bedford Depot
  • Distance -  23 miles.
  • Elevation Gain -  350 feet.
LUNCH will be at Dave's Fresh Pasta or BYO

On Wednesday, September 14 - Sterling CMRT and Wachusett Dam

The morning ride will be led by Dena and Vicky. The ride takes us on the beautiful Central Mass Rail Trail. 

I will lead the afternoon ride to the Wachusett Dam.  Will there be mutiny?  Can we find our way back?  Join us to find out!
The Dam is spectacular.
  • 9:30 AM - The morning Recreation Ride will leave
  • 11:30 we should be back
  • Starting Point Map In Sterling center take a left off route 62 onto Waushacum Ave. Just after School St crosses, take a right down a hill on a bumpy driveway. On your right you'll see a store called Oh My Gosh. This is the trailhead parking area for the Central Mass Rail Trail.
  • Route Map - Sterling CMRT
  • Distance - 16.3 miles.
  • Elevation Gain - 467 feet 
  • Off Road - The trail is off-road but smooth

  • Lunch will be at Village Pizza and More

  •    12:30 PM The afternoon Fitness Ride leaves
  •      2:30 PM  We should be back
  •    Starting Point Map (same as AM ride)
  •    Route Map - Sterling - Wachusett Dam (in Clinton)
  •    Distance 14.8 miles
  •    Elevation Gain - 796 feet

On Friday, September 16 - Acton Elm Street Playground

Joel will be leading today's rides.
  • 9:30 AM - The Fitness Ride will leave.
  • 11:30 AM - We should be back.
  • Starting Point Map - Elm Street Playground
  • Route Map - West Acton Littleton
  • Distance - 14.3 miles
  • Elevation Gain - 829 feet
           Lunch at Idylwilde Farms (we'll eat at a picnic table) or BYO
  • 12:30 PM - The afternoon Recreation Ride will leave.
  • 2:30 PM - We should be back.
  • Starting Point Map - Elm Street Playground
  • Route Map - West Acton Boxboro
  • Distance - 11.2 miles
  • Elevation Gain - 623 feet

Hope to see many of you at these rides!


PS  Does anyone use the starting point and route maps?  I'm finding that sometimes I have to use a right click on the mouse to use the link.  If no one uses them, I will eliminate them and use GPS locations or give instructions...

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