Our rides

This is a list of rides that are arrowed in our area by North Shore Cyclists and other area organizations, updated for 2014. Click on the ride name to view the most recent ride date, where you can download cue sheets, printed maps and interactive map links. Routes may change each year. For this year's arrowed route, cue sheets and maps, go to the Sunday Ride Calendar and Recurring Rides Page

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Start location Hosted by
Applecrest Farm Ride
Ride through scenic farm country and stop at Applecrest Farm Orchards in Hampton Falls, NH.
Applecrest Farm Ride 2014 Amesbury Elementary School, , Amesbury, MA (map) Jeff and Karen Ontell
Bagels and a Witch
Ride through the state forests west or Rt. 1 to Plum Island.
2014 Masconomet School, Boxford MA
Melinda Lyons

The Best of Ipswich

Ride through state forests, along the Ipswich River and with scenic ocean vistas, from historic Ipswich MA .


Hammatt St., Ipswich MA


Gordon Harris
Blazing Saddles Century
The Annual North Shore Cyclists Century Ride.
2015 Triton Regional High School, Byfield MA (map) North Shore Cyclists

Bradford Ponds, Forests and Hills Similar to Hills and Dales from Ballardvale ride,  from a different location


2012 Bradford Elementary School, 118 Montvale St., Bradford (South Haverhill) Host this Ride
Breakaway Ride   2014 Location: Breakaway Computraining, 27 Charles St., North Andover, MA 01845. Map Steven Dipetro
Cape Ann Ride from Ipswich
Ride counter-clockwise along Cape Ann coastline, through Gloucester, out to the Eastern Point Lighthouse and Rockport, back through Annisquam Village and Essex to Ipswich

Hammatt St.,

Ipswich MA


Mitchell Lowe

Cape Ann Ride from Manchester
Ride counter-clockwise along Cape Ann coastline, through Gloucester, out to the Eastern Point Lighthouse and Rockport, back through Annisquam Village. Extra 62 mile route adds loop to Ipswich. (Note: the arrow is also used for the Ipswich start)
2014 Memorial Elementary School, Manchester, MA map to start

 Joe Hedrick

Cheese and Whine
Beautiful country roads and other roads less traveled. Long loop goes to Durham, New Hampshire.RWGPS, map, cue sheet
unmarked 2006 Amesbury Elementary School, Amesbury MA Host this Ride
Danvers Farm and Sea
Easy ride with few hills through Danvers, Middleton, Boxford, Topsfield, Ipswich, and Hamilton.
2014 324 Maple St, Danvers (map) Tom Baldwin
Newburyport evening ride unknown Weekly Tannery in Newburyport, MA Marty Silvia
Georgetown Winter Road Ride unmarked Weekly Perley School in Georgetown Amy Ellis and Jim Robinson
Great Bay from Exeter 2014 Exeter NH Jimmy White
Grub, Sweat & Gears
Some familiar roads through familiar towns with the long ride going to Newton & Plaistow, New Hampshire.
2014 Topsfield Plaza, Topsfield (map) Howard & Ellen Wack
Ipswich to Boston none 2012 Ipswich commuter rail station Gordon Harris
Let's Go Coastal
Beautiful ocean views on NH coastline, rural inlands, and Portsmouth NH. Mostly flat with a few small hills. Long ride goes to Fort McClary, ME.
2010 Cushing Park, Newburyport (map) Host this Ride
Coastal Hampton to Portsmouth:  Coastal ride, starting from Hampton NH offering medium and long distance options.   2015 Hampton NH High Street parking lot Jennifer Peat
Merrimack River Ride
Scenic tour of the Merrimacs. The 25 mile ride is mostly flat, the 50 is varying.
2014 Cushing Park, Newburyport (map) Hillary Benson,  Jim Goldberg
Minuteman Ride
Revised version of the original Minuteman ride that is more scenic with less traffic. Longer loops go to Concord.
2014 Greater Lawrence Vocational High School, Andover (map) Jim White
Monday Night Ride from Topsfield route changes each year 2014 Topsfield Plaza, Topsfield (map) Paula Bossone
Nashua River Ramble
CRW ride into Southern New Hampshire following the Merrimack River and into NH
2014 Tyngsboro Elementary School; (map) Host this Ride
Newburyport to Exeter
CRW ride into Southern New Hampshire following the Merrimack River and into NH .
2010 Nock School Newburyport, MA 01950 Charles River Wheelmeen
North from Cushing Park
This ride crossed the Merrimack River into northern Mass.and southern NH.
unmarked 2015 Kent St., Newburyport, MA Map Lenny Ortins
North to Great Bay 2014 Elementary School, 20 South Hampton Rd., Amesbury map to start Jimmy White and Paula Bossone
North to Newburyport
Lots of quiet North Shore roads. Long route goes to Newburyport. Shorter ones turn off in east Georgetown or West Ipswich.
2013 Elementary School, Asbury St., Hamilton MA Arnold Nadler
North Andover Ride Ride on familiar roads through Andover, Boxford, Topsfield and Ipswich.
2012 Old North Andover Common (map) Tom Quintal
Northern Essex County Ride. This ride starts in Haverhill and takes us on familiar roads, some a bit hilly. The ride travels north of the Merrimack River into Merrimac and Amesbury, with longer rides continuing through Newton, Kingston and South Hampton in New Hampshire. Distance options 18, 32, 50 and 62 miles. 2013 Northern Essex Community College (map) Ann Pernice
Linda Wilcox
Over Hill and Dale from Ballardvale
Short route goes through Andover and Tewksbury, medium adds North Andover, and long adds Bradford, West Boxford, and Groveland.
2011 Ballardvale MBTA Andover (map) Host this Ride
Pepper and Maple 2014 Tyngsborough Elementary School, 205 Westford Rd, Tyngsborough, MA(map)  Jim White (978-621-5935)
Pigs, Ponds, and Potholes
Serene back roads, farmstands, ponds, and potholes of the northern burbs. Moderately rolling. Short ride tours North Reading, North Andover, Boxford, Middleton. Long ride adds Groveland and West Newbury. Not arrowed for 2010
2014 Ipswich River Park, North Reading (map) Sarah Weaver
Pothole Inspection tour. This is the annual first official road ride of the year 2014 Topsfield Plaza, map Jeff Ontell
Quiet Roads North of Boston
Mostly flat to rolling, shady roads. All rides go through Harold Parker State Forest. Short ride goes through Reading, Wilmington, N. Reading, Middleton, and Lynnfield.
2014 REI, Salem St in Reading map to start Ray Porter
Ride to the Sea
Scenic ride through Georgetown, Rowley, Boxford and Ipswich. Medium and long rides go out to Ipswich Neck.
2014 Perley School, Georgetown (map) Tony Salerno
Rockingham County Ride
Classic NSC ride touring scenic Rockingham County NH. Quiet roads, rolling terrain and moderately hilly.
2014 Haverhill High School (map) Hillary Benson
Salt Marsh Tour from Ipswich
Easy loop along Rt. 1A and backroads to Newburyport, returning through Byfield and Rowley. ey.
2012 Ipswich central parking lot, behind Market Street stores. (map) Replaced by Rowley start
Salt Marsh Tour from Rowley
Easy loop along Rt. 1A and backroads to Newburyport, returning through Byfield and Rowley.
2014 Pine Grove School, Rowley MA (map) Margaret Lankow
Scotty Dog Ride (Beverly-Ipswich Ride) 2015 Cove School, Beverly, MA map to start  Amy Ellis
Saturday Fitness Ride (arrowed)
Flat to rolling terrain, this is the NSC season opener.
2014 Masconomet School, Boxford map Jimmy White
Stone Walls Ride
Ride through Ipswich, Topsfield, Boxford, and North Andover; along Bradley Palmer State Forest, Willowdale State Forest, and the Ipswich River Sanctuary.
  2014 Ipswich Hammatt St. parking lot behind stores. (map) James Robinson
Tuesday Night Ride from N. Reading
The NSC weekly Tuesday night ride from North Reading. This ride has changed start locations
2014 Union Congregational Church, North Reading (map) Jimmy White
Thursday Night Ride from Wakefield
A one hour ride from downtown Wakefield. This ride has changed start locations
arrowed 2014 north end of the lake, Wakefield Tom Keane, Bill Cioni
Tuesday Night Ride from Bradford.  15 and 24 mile options arrowed with white letter 7 2014 Bradford Christian Academy, 97 Oxford Avenue, Haverhill, MA. Map Hillary Benson

Wednesday Night Ride from Ipswich

A one hour ride from the YMCA on County Rd.


Ipswich YMCA


 Amy Ellis
Willowdale Mountain Biking   2014  Linebrook road in Ipswich MA, across from the Marini farm field on the right hand side parking lot. Coming from Rt. 1, this is on the right, well before Doyon school. map to start Steve DipietroPaula Bossone, and Jimmy White

The interactive map below links to archived cue sheets and maps. For the most current route, always go to the Sunday Ride Calendar and Recurring Rides Page

Click on the green cyclists in the map below for start locations and route information. View Larger Map