Greater Boston Cycling and Fitness Meetup

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41-mile double loop out of Concord

July 1, 2015 - 10:14pm

Greater Boston Cycling/Outdoor Fitness Group

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 8:30 am and be ready to start at 9:00 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 12-15 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 12mph 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

Sunday, July 5 at 9:00 AM

Attending: 10


Salisbury Beach to Ordiorne State Park (out and back)

June 19, 2015 - 8:09pm

Greater Boston Cycling/Outdoor Fitness Group

Let's repeat this ride we had several weeks back. It has gorgeous views as we ride along the coast! 36 mile ride length

Very nice, mostly flat ride , expected rate of this ride is 14-16 mph. We will have a sweep.

Please make sure you have a bike in good working order, bring plenty of water, and energy food.

Helmets required!

We'll meet where we met last time which was just passed the $15 parking lot along the store front parking. It's cheaper to park there where there are can purchase time with an app that you can download (instructions are on the parking meter) . You can also add time to the meter remotely!

Bring a zest for fun and a sense of humor!

Salisbury 11542 - USA

Saturday, June 20 at 8:30 AM

Attending: 1


Western Cape Ann from N. Beverly. 30 miles (T-accessible)

June 13, 2015 - 11:30pm

Greater Boston Cycling/Outdoor Fitness Group

This Commuter Rail accessible ride tours western Cape Ann. Despite the seaside glory of Rockport and Gloucester, the real nice biking and scenery is to be found in the laid-back western part of Cape Ann - in eastern Beverly, Hamilton, Ipswich, Essex, Manchester-by-the-Sea, and Wenham.  We will be stopping in Manchester-by-the-Sea for ice cream from Dusty's or quick food from Crosby's grocery store.

Make sure you bring a road bike.  A hybrid is a good bike for this ride too, if you are in good shape.  Sorry, no mountain bikes should be used on this all-road ride.

Route map on Ride with GPS:

Cue sheet:

For those who are arriving by train, there are some time contraints.  This means that in order to make it back in time you need to have an average speed on the road of 12 mph or faster, and a lunch no longer than 30 minutes. (This is a casual speed by the way, so it shouldn't be too hard for many people.) I will be arriving by train myself from Swampscott.  Departure time for this ride will actually be 10:20 not 10:15, but Meetup doesn't allow me to list an odd time for a start.

Getting there by the T: The Commuter Rail arrives at 10:09 AM at the North Beverly train station from Boston. The station is very close to the parking lot start behind Starbucks. Trains arrive at North Beverly at 1:15 to head toward Boston.

Beverly, MA - USA

Sunday, June 14 at 10:15 AM

Attending: 5


Boston Bike Party Presents: Boogie Lights

June 6, 2015 - 12:19am

Greater Boston Cycling/Outdoor Fitness Group

Feelin’ the night fever? Come celebrate Summer with a trip down to funky town! Grab some vintage threads, string up those neon lights, and get ready to boogie ‘cause Bike Party is turning this city into a disco inferno. We’ll start hustlin’ at 7:30pm and keep groovin’ all night long!

Check out our Facebook Event Page to see who else is coming (nearly 500 people signed up so far!)

Suggest songs on the Spotify Collaborative Playlist  

Check out our --> Lookbook <-- for inspiration on what to wear.

Route: TBA (about 10 miles, with a few party stops to get groovy)

After party: Beach Party in South Boston!

If you've never been to a Boston Bike Party you should expect a slow paced ride, following the rules of the road. If the weather is good, there will be a few hundred riders. It's a social event with lots of friendly people. The ride starts at Copley Square, and will go a few miles to the first party stop, then a few more miles to the second party stop, and few more miles to the final party stop which will be in South Boston at the beach.  Check out this video for a sense of the experience.

Hope to see you there!

Boston, MA 02116 - USA

Friday, June 12 at 7:30 PM

Attending: 8


Salisbury Beach To Odiorne State Park (Out n Back)

May 28, 2015 - 10:07pm

Greater Boston Cycling/Outdoor Fitness Group

HI folks!

I am going to get in a nice ride along the coast this Saturday morning and want to invite anyone interested to join me.

We'll start at Salisbury Beach and pedal up to Odiorne State Park then head back.

This is my first time leading a ride so I figure I would keep it simple... Flat terrain for the most part and one road... Can't get much simpler than that!

I would like to keep the pace at 15 to 16 mph... Depending on the group we could push it up a bit if we want.

Total distance is approx 35 miles.

Parking in Salisbury is metered (Big public lot).

As always, Helmets are required and you are responsible for coming with a bicycle in good working order. You also assume full responsibility for your own safety on this ride.

Lastly, please feel free to email Rob Fox to share your feedback of the ride.

Heavy rain will cause the cancellation of the ride.

My contact info:
Peter Swiniarski
Cell - 978-361-5739
Email -

Salisbury 11542 - USA

Saturday, May 30 at 8:30 AM

Attending: 6


Joining The North Shore Cyclists Ride - Ride With Me!

May 16, 2015 - 8:02pm

Greater Boston Cycling/Outdoor Fitness Group

Join me as I ride with the North Shore Cyclists - Sunday

I'm doing the 35 Mile Ride - Meet at 8:30 AM
Ride Begins at 9:00 am

South Hamilton - USA

Sunday, May 17 at 8:30 AM

Attending: 3


Climate Ride Party!

May 16, 2015 - 10:36am

Greater Boston Cycling/Outdoor Fitness Group

Bike Shop Partaaaaaay!

We're having a throw-down party at Hub Bicycle Co  & fueled by Aeronaut Brewing Co to raise the roof and some money to send Team Bike Union on their epic Climate Ride journey from Maine to Boston. Bring your dancing shoes because the Boston Bike Party music trailer will be rockin' the house. (Remember the January Bike Party?... yeah, pretty much THAT).  We're doing Eventbrite to manage attendance because this will sell out quick.  

Your $8 entry ticket gets you 1 drink OR 5 raffle tickets. Choice is yours to make at the door.  Bring extra cash to purchase raffle tickets. 

Here is the Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook....

Raffle items (so far)- Bern helmets- Custom clothing items- Restaurant gifters- Custom made bike holders- Aquarium passes- Theater tickets- More to come... mOAr! 

See you at HUB! 


Team Bike Union

Cambridge - USA

Saturday, May 16 at 8:00 PM

Attending: 2