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Meet me at the Hub on Wheels Ride - Boston!!

September 16, 2014 - 5:32pm

Greater Boston Cycling/Outdoor Fitness Group

Join me as I'll be doing the 50 Mile Ride this year!

Ride starts at 8:00am so I'll plan to meet everyone starting at 7:30AM under the Steaming Kettle in Government Center.

To Join My Team And To Register:

Sign up for Team Greater Boston Bicycling - Meetup

Boston, MA 02109 - USA

Sunday, September 21 at 7:30 AM

Attending: 4


47 mile countryside ride

September 12, 2014 - 8:26pm

Greater Boston Cycling/Outdoor Fitness Group

Will fill in more details later.  Want to schedule so people have time to make plans.

This is a 47 mile ride through Needham Westwood, Natick, Sherborne, Dover, Ashland, Holliston.  It is a favorite Charles River Bike Club Ride as well as for the AMC and other charitable groups.

One of the prettiest inland rides you will go on passing farms, stables, lakes, nice houses.  A favorite of mine.

This is not a ride for beginners due to distance and given the point in the season we will try to keep a 15-17 mile pace.  Pretty flat no large hills.  Will stop frequently so we stay as a group but will ask you to turn around or bike on your own if you can't keep a 15 mile pace.

Will cancel if there is not sufficient interest

Will update with cue-sheet and GPS route file as appropriate.

Helmet required.

Needham, MA - USA

Sunday, September 21 at 10:00 AM

Attending: 4


Salem to Gloucester Part II

September 12, 2014 - 7:33pm

Greater Boston Cycling/Outdoor Fitness Group

This ride will be similar to the one in June, with a couple of twists. The thirty five mile route will begin at the common in downtown Salem. Some parking is available around the common and more in the indoor garage and outdoor lot at Museum Place. Those familiar with the area can park anywhere close and ride over, the rest should probably use the known public spots. The group will meet in the front area of the common next to the Hawthorne Hotel. Riders should have a bike in good condition and at least a water bottle. There will be a few opportunities to refill along the way.

The ride will begin by cycling around the common and out to Bridge Street. It will continue over the Bay Bridge and with a quick right onto Water Street. After a short stretch, the group will make a left to take it past the first of Beverly’s small public beaches. It will be too early in the ride to stop here, but the view is nice. After the second beach, the group will pick up route 127. From here, we will follow 127 to Good Harbor Beach in Gloucester. A break will be taken at West Beach in Beverly, about seven miles into the ride. This is a private beach but usually okay with short-staying cyclists and it is now off season. If they do not like the large group, we will stay outside and take turns filling up water bottles etc. as needed. From West Beach, the group will follow the rolling hills to Good Harbor Beach (one change from prior ride). The plan is to ride back to West Beach for a break and plan for the stretch home. The second change is the group will make a right out of West Beach, then a quick left. We will ride past route 128 and to the beginning of Gordon College. Here, we will make a left for a long stretch back into Beverly. We will then turn back to the beach and the final piece will be on the same route we rode out on. Those not waiting to add the approximate 4-5 miles can skip this and follow 127 back to the common. The pace of this ride will be 14-18 mph by the leader (pending wind, weather etc.), but we will have a rear/middle group as needed and can accommodate riders in the 12-14 mph category. Salem has many eating and drinking options and those interested can enjoy a post-ride lunch and/or beverage at a locale of choice.

Salem, MA 01970 - USA

Saturday, September 20 at 10:00 AM

Attending: 6


Apple (and maybe peach) Picking with Ice Cream & Cider Donuts

September 10, 2014 - 9:53pm

Greater Boston Cycling/Outdoor Fitness Group

It's apple picking time and how cool is it to combine a ride with apple (and maybe peach, if any remain on the trees) picking with a calorie neutral ice cream (and cider donut) bike ride? This is a repeat of last year's ride but there may be a few changes to the route.

Starting at the Norumbega Duck Feeding Area (off Routes 128 and 30), we will cycle the bucolic hills of Weston, Lincoln, Sudbury, Concord and Acton to arrive at our destination, Shelburn Farm in Stow. There we will eat lunch at the picnic tables and then go apple (and hopefully peach) picking. Shelburn Farm has a food stand where they sell some sandwiches and salads, drinks, cider donuts and ice cream. There is also a farm stand with fresh produce, cheese and drinks. 

Although we will not leave anyone behind, we will aim to keep a 12 - 14 mph average speed so please be sure you can maintain this speed over almost 40 miles. Meet at the end of the Norumbega Duck Feeding Area parking lot, opposite the Newton Marriott Hotel and the boat launch at 10:45am for an 11am start. I will have cue sheets available for riders. If you want an actual map, please e-mail me and I can send you links to the Google map directions I have created. I don't do Map My Ride (sorry!).

What you need to bring: road or hybrid bike in good working order, helmet, water, spare tube and pump, and panniers, rack pack or front pack to transport your goodies home. Although we will be having lunch at the farm, you may want to bring some snack food for the ride.

Newton, MA 02493 - USA

Sunday, September 14 at 10:45 AM

Attending: 11


Oak Hill 32 Miler...Acton, MA

September 6, 2014 - 7:37pm

Greater Boston Cycling/Outdoor Fitness Group

Join me for this 32 Miler....

Here's the Ride with GPS Route...

Bring the usual....Helmet, Bike in excellent condition, adequate water, energy food, spare tire etc..

Call me if you have any questions,

Rob Fox, Founder/Organizer

Cell 617-894-8454

Acton - USA

Sunday, September 7 at 9:00 AM

Attending: 1


Join us For the most scenic and sought after cycling in all of New Hampshire.

August 30, 2014 - 9:59pm

Greater Boston Cycling/Outdoor Fitness Group

Hello everyone, Come and join us for this beautiful ride along NH's beautiful Seacoast. Though boasting only 18 miles of ocean views, the Seacoast Region offers some of the most scenic and sought after cycling in all of New Hampshire.

We will begin at Hampton's North Beach area cycling inland through the beautiful rolling, wooded streets of North Hampton and Rye, NH. From there we will ride past some of Rye's prettiest homes and farms.. We will then head across to New Castle, Island, where we may stop to visit the grounds and beautiful marina at "Wentworth by the Sea Resort" stopping at their marina for a sandwich or a snack. From there we will go through New Castle's Historic section and then through Portsmouth's Historic Strawberry Bank up Court Street and head out of Portsmouth back through New Castle. From there we will head towards the water and spend the rest of the ride cycling along the past the gorgeous waterfront homes in North Hampton & Rye.

The total mileage of this ride is about 35 to 37 miles.

When we return g/c those that are interested we can have a relaxing beer or drink at Lil Jacks in Hampton. Plan on spending the day. We will probably not get back til about 3:30 pm.

Again meeting time is at 10am Be ready to ride at 10:30 am.. The ride is going to be about 35 to 37 miles.

The average speed of this ride is 12-15 miles per hour. The terrain is mostly flat with some rolling hills in No Hampton and Rye. If it's Windy it can be difficult to push against the wind. Road bikes and hybrids are highly recommended, I do not recommend the use of mountain bikes on this route. Helmets are required. Please be sure to bring plenty of water, sunscreen & a spare tire tube. Don't forget to bring money for lunch.


*****Directions to North Beach, Hampton, NH (From downtown Boston drive time is about 50 mins)*****

Take I-95 North or South (depending on where you are coming from) to exit 2 (Toll booth exit).

Exit heading towards 101 east towards Hampton

Get on 101 stay until you get to a set of lights at Landing Road, take a left onto Landing Road then take a right at the Stop/sign, Fork in the Road onto Winnacunnet Road. Follow Winnacunnet Road til it ends at Ocean Boulevard, take a right onto Ocean Boulevard. Lil Jack's will be about a half a mile down the road on your right.

***Note, Depending on how many other ride leaders decide to do this ride, I will more then likely increase the # of riders I can allow on this ride. Please be sure you are capable of riding 35 miles.

Disclaimer: As a condition of your voluntary participation in this activity you acknowledge and agree to the following: this activity involves inherent risks that can cause property damage, injury, illness, disability, and/or death to participants and/or others; you assume all risk associated with this activity; you are responsible for having the necessary knowledge, skills, abilities, clothing, and equipment to safely participate in this activity; The leader(s) of this activity are volunteers; and you release, hold harmless, and indemnify the leader(s) and all members of this group from any and all claims for property damage, injury, illness, disability, and/or death - including those caused by negligence and/or other reasons.

Hampton - USA

Sunday, August 31 at 10:00 AM

Attending: 29


49 Mile South Shore Exploration - Great Views Along the Water!

August 23, 2014 - 3:47pm

Greater Boston Cycling/Outdoor Fitness Group

Join me for this 49 mile ride along the South Shore.  Great views along the water and we also ride through Wompatuck State Park!

I will be using a Ride With GPS map, created by someone else to navigate this ride....  Please bring a desire to explore and some patience since I have not ridden this route before...

You can download it here....

Unfortunately, there is no cue sheet so you can follow those of us who have a gps....

Riders should be comfortable riding an average pace of 13-18 mph and have a bicycle in excellent working order.  Bring plenty of water, energy food, helmet (is required), and a spare tube. 


Cohasset - USA

Sunday, August 24 at 9:00 AM

Attending: 1


Boston Bike's Women's Bike Festival!

August 11, 2014 - 8:32am

Greater Boston Cycling/Outdoor Fitness Group

Join us for New England’s first-ever all women’s bike ride and festival in Boston!  (Guys you can volunteer to ensure the women & kids in your life have an awesome day! Volunteer info available on the registration page)

A celebration of women on bikes, the Boston Women’s Bike Festival & Ride features scenic 1030 and 50 mile rides, workshops taught by some of the best professionals in the area, family activities, music, food and fun. The event is part of Boston Bikes women’s initiative, encouraging women to experience the joys and benefits of biking and is perfect for everyone from new riders to seasoned cyclists.

Join for just the ride or join a workshop and get tips on mountain biking, commuting, mechanics and more. Or if you haven’t ridden in years or never learned, we have adult learn-to-ride clinics.

And for the little ones, we have face painting, bike decorating, a bike rodeo and more!

Registration  <-- Click here to register! (required to participate)

Information: Registration covers all clinics and the ride. Register as an individual, or join a group or company team. We’ll have fun prizes to recognize the largest and most creative teams. Adult (age 13+) $35.00. Adult Learn-to-Ride only $5.00, includes free bike rental. Use code LEARNING! Kids (ages 6–12) $10.00

On site registration will be available. To ensure that everyone has time to make it to the start line by 9 am, registration will close at 8:45 am.

Discounted registration available to low-income Boston residents. Call Boston Bikes at 617–918-4343 or email

No Bike? No Problem. Reserve a bike today by contacting our official bike rental partner, Urban Adventours, at 617–670-0637. Rental rates are discounted for all Festival participants.

Children are welcome! We ask that children under 10 ride on a trailer bike, in a trailer, or on a seat secured to the adult’s bike. Additionally, we ask that children riding in the 30 and 50 mile rides be 13 years or older.

All riders must be on track to finish by 2 pm. Riders outside of this time frame will be unsupported. In order to continue on the 50 mile route, you must depart the first rest stop by 10:30 am.

Proceeds support Roll it Forward, which provides refurbished bikes to low-income Boston residents.

Event Schedule: 

7:30 am: Registration opens

9:00 am: Boston’s First Women’s Ride 10 mile route | 30 mile route | 50 mile route

9:30 am — 11:30 am: Adult Learn-to-Ride Clinic

10:30 am — 1:00 pm: Kids Activities, Expo (featuring live music by Tromboston!), & Clinics.

Clinic Schedule: 

10:30 am — 11:15 am: Mechanics

11:30 am — 1:00 pm: Road Cycling

11:30 am — 12:15 pm: Mountain Biking & Commuting

12:15 pm — 1:00 pm: Mountain Biking, Commuting, & Mechanics

Boston, MA - USA

Saturday, August 16 at 8:00 AM

Attending: 8


Boston Bike Party Presents: Boston (T) Party!

August 7, 2014 - 7:39am

Greater Boston Cycling/Outdoor Fitness Group

In 1897, Boston became home to America's first ever Subway, which we now lovingly know as the "T," complete with green lines, red lines, orange lines, blue lines, and even silver lines! This month, Boston Bike Party is celebrating with a Boston T Party! Which line are you?

It's hard to imagine Boston without this amazing icon, so join us, and hundreds of other cyclists, for a bike ride to celebrate the MBTA.

Ride departs at 7:30pm, route will be about 12 miles long at a very casual pace. After the ride, grab some food / drink at Flat Top Johnny's in Kendal Square. Route:

Check out the website & lookbook for helpful tips on how to decorate yourself and your bike for the theme. 

Green Line:

Orange Line:

(you get the idea)

Please check out our Facebook Event where you can easily invite all of your facebook pals.

Boston, MA 02116 - USA

Friday, August 8 at 7:30 PM

Attending: 20


Lexington, Bedford, Carlisle, Concord, Lincoln 38 miler

August 2, 2014 - 11:50am

Greater Boston Cycling/Outdoor Fitness Group

The weather looks better sunday. Rain cancels but says 20% chance. 

We will bike into DeCordova for a cafe lunch stop (free admission to cyclists). Bring a bike lock.


http://www.decordova.... "Free admission to all cyclists who pedal to deCordova"

Route Summary:

Starting in Lexington we head out to Carlisle via Bedford and go thru Great Brook State Park. We circle back thru Lincoln and to return to Lexington

The route


Riders should plan to meet at 10:00 am and be ready to ride around 10:15 am

We should return to the Depot  area no later than 3:15 pm if we can keep the 12 to 15 pace and alot time for a break. 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) or DeCordova

What's required
Bike helmets and road bikes / skinny tire hybrids in good repair
minimum 2 full water bottles (cold!).
bring snacks

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

"Cue"gle sheet



Lexington, MA 02420 - USA

Sunday, August 3 at 10:00 AM

Attending: 10


A slightly faster repeat of the 41-mile double loop out of Concord

July 24, 2014 - 8:39pm

Greater Boston Cycling/Outdoor Fitness Group

Hi,  This is Rob.....Come ride with me Saturday...I love the people in this group!!

Note:  This is a repeat of Magnus's ride several weeks ago and will be at a slightly faster pace (13-18mph).  There will only be one group of riders also....we can always change that if the consensus is different on the day of the ride...

This will be a "figure-eight" shaped route starting in Concord Center. The first loop is just shy of 23 miles, heading north into Carlisle and Westford, and returning on the Bruce Freeman rail trail. Back in Concord Center, you can call it a day, or join us for a quick lunch and an additional 18 miles heading south into Lincoln and Sudbury.

Here's the route and cue-sheet:

And here's the old link for those who prefer this site:

The lunch options:

• If you bring your own, then the picnic tables by the brook right off the parking lot are ideal.

• Main Streets Market & Cafe has a small take-out shop right next to these picnic tables that serves "Burritos, Pizzas, Hotdogs, Sandwiches, Smoothies & Ice Cream". They sometimes get too crowded and run out of stuff. Also, I walked by them today and noticed that it now says cash only.

• Their main restaurant is in the same building, with an entrance on Main St. It would take too long to eat there, but they are great if you are looking for ice coffee or homemade lemonade to go.

• Helen's Restaurant is across the street, at 17 Main St. Standard coffee and sandwiches, cash only.

Haute Coffee is in an alley on the right, 100' down Walden St. Fancy coffee and sandwiches.

Let's meet up at 9:00 am and be ready to start at 9:15 am. Aiming to be back before 2pm.

The public parking lot on Keyes Rd, right in the center of Concord (it has public restrooms and a water fountain).

You need to be okay with a 13-18 mph pace. We will wait for everyone at the top of major hills and at confusing intersections, but please don't sign up if you can't keep at least a 15 mph average pace.

What's required:
* Road bike in good repair
* Bike helmet
* At least one full large water bottle (you can refill at lunch)
* Spare tube, and air

What's recommended:
* Basic repair tools
* Snack
* Cell phone

Concord, MA 01742 - USA

Saturday, July 26 at 9:00 AM

Attending: 8