Directions: From Route 95, take Exit 57 for Route 113 East. Go for 2 miles and take a left onto Kent Street. Parking lot is 2 blocks on right. From Route 1 go onto Merrimac Street (at the Newburyport end of the bridge over the Merrimack). Go 1/4 mile west towards Amesbury. Take a left at the gas station lot 1 block on left.
Date and Time: Sunday May 23, 2010: 9:00 AM for 62, 54, or 36 miles. The arrow for Let's Go Coastal is a white chevron.
What to expect: Beautiful ocean views and Portsmouth NH. Mostly flat with a few small hills. All rides feature NH coastline. The return from Portsmouth has coastline and NH countryside. (A short loop into Maine is noted as an extra for a total of 70 miles. Requires walking bike across bridge.)
Special event: Coastal Trails CoalitionGrand Opening, noon Sunday, May 23 in Newburyport and Salisbury, marking the completion of the Clipper City Rail Trail (1.1 miles) and new Harborwalk connection to CashmanPark, both in Newburyport, and the Old Eastern Marsh Trail in Salisbury (1.4 miles). Activities will include ribbon cutting ceremonies, guided walks, music, art, community group exhibit booths, and refreshments.