Season 26! Friday's Rides

Greetings Fellow  AdventuRiders!

Our 26th season will start on Friday, September 9th. Yes, that's this Friday.

I hope you have all had a wonderful summertime. Now, with the kids back in school, it's time to get serious about having some fun on our bikes!

I am writing this while waiting for Hermine to land in Truro, but we've had no rain and lots of wind, but nothing too bad so far. Current forecasts call for summer to return by Friday which may be a very warm day. So I have changed venues - from Carlisle to Westford so we can be near some ponds.

This year's sign up is much simpler. Your signed waiver will serve as a registration form. So bring it with you along with $15 (checks can be made out to Jane Anderson) and off we go. 

Many thanks to Alex, Dena and Vicky, Joel and Darlene for signing up to lead some rides!!

Safety and Readiness:

  • Check out your bike NOW. Please make sure your tires are full, your chain is lubed, and you have a spare tube.
  • If your helmet is older than 5 years, consider getting a new one as they do wear out.
  • Bring plenty of water! 

On Friday, September 9th - Forge Pond Beach, Westford

Starting Point

  • Name - Forge Pond Beach.
  • Address - (Near) 1 West Prescott Street or 1 Pleasant Street
  • Town - Westford, MA 01886.
  • Parking - Plenty - There is a small road right next to the railroad track crossing that leads to the beach. Its at the intersection of West Prescott, East Prescott, and Pleasant Streets (blinking lights, railroad crossing, Abbott Mills, etc.). Go slowly as you approach, it can be difficult to spot.
  • Facilities - Porta-Potties (hopefully open)
  • At 9:30 AM the Morning Fitness Ride will leave
  • We will return by 11:30 am.
  • Starting Point Map - Forge Pond Beach, Westford.
  • Route Map - Forge Pond - Burge's Pond
  • Distance = 11.4 miles
  • Elevation Gain = 602 feet
  • At 11:30 AM, we'll have lunch: either BYO (picnic tables at the pond) or go across the road to the pizza joint
  • At 12:30 PM the Afternoon Recreation Ride will leave.
  • We will return by 2:30 PM.
  • Starting Point Map - Forge Pond Beach, Westford.
  • Route Map - Forge Pond - Nabnasset Pond
  • Distance = 13.7 miles
  • Elevation Gain = 571 feet 

As usual, I'll send a GO/NOGO message early on Friday morning.

Later in the week, I'll send out the info for next week's rides, as of now, scheduled to be: Bedford-Somerville; Sterling; Acton.

See you soon,

Bill (& Jane)

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