Follow serene back roads to farm stands, past ponds and pigs (also sheep, chickens, goats and bunnies). Many roads are freshly paved but there is the usual fair share of potholes. Enjoy iced coffee at Smolak Farms (on the 26 mile short route) or a picnic lunch at Ingaldsby Farms (on the 34 mile medium route and 51 mile long route). Terrain is moderately rolling with the short route touring North Reading and North Andover. The medium adds Boxford and Groveland. The long adds West Newbury and River Road.
 
Date: 
10-08-2017
 
Time: 
10:00 am
 
Ride Leader(s): 
 
Starting location: 
Ipswich River Park
11 Central St
01864 North Reading , MA
 
Road marking: 
 
Additional information: 

FOOD!!                                                                                                   ALL ROUTES: Ryers Store about a mile from the end.                    SHORT: Smolak Farms at mile 12.6                                                     MEDIUM: Ingaldsby Farms at mile 17.8                                                LONG: West Newbury Food Market at mile 21.4 and Ingaldsby Farms at mile 34.5

BOXFORD directions for medium and long:                            Out - from Essex St to left on Washington St (Rte 133) at mile 12.5 then right on Lakeshore Road at mile 13.2 to Center St.                                                                                Back - after Ingaldsby Farm make first right on Silvermine Rd to left on Main St, cross Rte 133, after cemetery on right take first right on Glendale Rd to right on Dale St.

 

 

Routes

Miles Elevation (ft) Print Download
26 1,168 Cue sheet GPX, TCX
34 1,518 Cue sheet GPX, TCX
51 2,271 Cue sheet GPX, TCX