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Tomorrow: Lexington, Bedford, Concord, Carlisle on Trails

November 22, 2014 - 4:50pm

Greater Boston Cycling/Outdoor Fitness Group

Hey it is supposed to be in the 50's tomorrow,  so I am planning a mellow TRAIL ride. Please bring your hard tail mt bikes with front shocks! 

This will be a ~30 mile trail ride. There are no crazy down hills that require full suspension mt bikes. Beware that the trails in Estabrook woods are rocky and you can catch a peddle on them. 

Route Summary:

note: this is an approximation since I cannot make google map the trails in the woods in estrabrook

http://goo.gl/maps/g4...

Starting in Lexington,

1) Take the minute man to Bedford Depot. Paved.

2) Follow the reformatory branch trail to concord (monument ave) and head out to north bridge. (easy unpaved railroad grade)

3) Go thru Estrabrook Woods, take a Carlisle back road to 2 Rod road Trail and circle back to monument st. (single track / 2 track)

4) Go to concord center (main st cafe break)

5) Head back on Minute Man National park battle road trail and make our way to Lexington Center again via Mill street and thru some other sneaky short trails.

Riders should plan to meet at 9:30 am and be ready to ride around 9:45 am

We should return to the Depot  area no later than 3:00 pm if we can keep the 10 plus pace. Please be able to b/c the group needs to return on time to the parking area.


Starting point
Depot Square, Lexington MA (fyi, there is a ton of parking behind the Depot)

Stopping point

Concord Center / Main Street Cafe (Keyes Parking area)

What's required
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Bike helmets and Mt Bikes
minimum 1 full water bottle.
bring snacks


What's recommended:
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Spare tire, repair kit, sun screen, snacks, energy bars, rain gear, an extra layer, a bike lock, and a cell phone.

 

Lexington, MA 02420 - USA

Sunday, November 23 at 9:30 AM

Attending: 2

Details: http://www.meetup.com/bike-207/events/218843162/

35 miles from Fit Werx

November 7, 2014 - 12:56pm

Greater Boston Cycling/Outdoor Fitness Group

This ride, which supports our Meetup group's sponsor Fit Werx of Peabody, starts from downtown Peabody and goes through Lynnfield, North Reading, North Andover and Middleton along mostly quiet suburban streets. Highlights include Harold Parker State Forest, Peabody's Independence Greenway bike path, Lake Street in Middleton, and the roller-coaster of Central Street in North Reading.

Map and GPS: ridewithgps.com/routes/6326581

Cue sheet: box.com/fitwerx

There is a bit of unavoidable urban riding -- it does start in Peabody after all -- so you should be comfortable with riding with traffic.  Still, the urban portions have been kept to a minimum and the routes exiting and entering Peabody are fairly bike-friendly, including one nice bike path.  Some cue sheets will be available on the day of the ride and will be posted on this page when they are ready.  Please bring a road bike or a hybrid with smooth tires.  The pace is expected to be 12-15 mph depending on the individual riders, but make sure you can keep up a pace of at least 12 mph.

Steady rain or severe weather cancels.  A chance of occasional showers does not.  An announcement will be made by 7:30 AM on the day of the ride if the ride is postponed to another week.

Optional longer 42 mile version:

There will also be an optional 42 mile version available of this ride, but we will only ride the longer version if the turnout is big enough to split into two groups:

ridewithgps.com/routes/6326404

The longer ride adds Boxford.  Additional highlights of the longer version include the farms and fields along Lacy Street in North Andover and Peabody Street in Middleton and around Boxford Center.

Peabody, MA 01960 - USA

Saturday, November 8 at 10:30 AM

Attending: 8

Details: http://www.meetup.com/bike-207/events/214977312/

Boston Halloween Bike Ride

October 27, 2014 - 9:11am

Greater Boston Cycling/Outdoor Fitness Group

Boston's most anticipated, most fun, and SPOOKIEST bike ride is back, and this time it's going to be bigger and better than ever. On Halloween Night we slither and crawl through the streets with jaw dropping costumes, ear popping tunes, and traffic stopping magnitude!

Meet at Copley Square at 7:30pm. (8pm departure), we'll ride for 10-12 miles at a casual / costume friendly pace and end in Allston where we'll lock up our bikes and head into Wonderbar for an epic after-party sponsored by Bike Safe Boston & Hub Bicycle Company!

Costumes are highly encouraged, the more outrageous the better.  

UPDATE** After the bike ride, get freaky with us at the after-party! We'll have an 8 foot tall stack 'o' pizza you can sink your fangs into so that you have enough energy to dance all night long. The after-party is at Wonderbar in Allston, 21+, and goes from 10-close. Bring your bike lock so you can party worry free. We're expecting to pack the joint so don't arrive too late or you might not make it inside.

UPDATE 2** Its so more fun to ride in costumes with friends! Jump on a local bike convoy to get to the start of the Halloween Bike Ride! Here is the list of bike convoys that we know about:

ALLSTON – Jackson Mann School

BU CAMPUS - (with pre-party!)

CAMBRIDGE - Toscanini's

DORCHESTER – Fields Corner Playground

JAMAICA PLAIN – Green Street T Stop

SOMERVILLE – Union Square

SOUTH BOSTON – Perkins Square




THIS is the ride you won't want to miss, so be sure to invite all of your ghoulish friends to the ride and start working on your costumes.

For easy sharing here is our Facebook Event Page & Website

See you there!



Boston, MA 02116 - USA

Friday, October 31 at 7:30 PM

Attending: 18

Details: http://www.meetup.com/bike-207/events/213861542/

Sailing around Boston Harbor

October 10, 2014 - 8:48pm

Greater Boston Cycling/Outdoor Fitness Group

Sunday looks like a nice day for a 2 to 3 hour sail

Will leave from Charlestown at 1:45 on a Oday 240 sail boat. It is a 25 ft boat with a cabin, galley, and head. Weather depending will sail out to the airport or harbor islands.

Some experience would be preferred but not necessary. Will start out with a wait list and give preference to people I have biked with before.

Once you sign up you should be prepared to attend as it will not be fair to take a spot and not show.

Will provide my cell and email to people who are confirmed

Charlestown, MA 02129 - USA

Sunday, October 12 at 1:45 PM

Attending: 4

Details: http://www.meetup.com/bike-207/events/212736952/