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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
|Ride page with cue sheets, route maps and interactive maps||Arrow||Scheduled||Start location||Hosted by|
| Applecrest Farm Ride |
Ride through scenic farm country and stop at Applecrest Farm Orchards in Hampton Falls, NH.
|2013||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.
|2013||Masconomet School, Boxford MA |
Ride through state forests, along the Ipswich River and with scenic ocean vistas, from historic Ipswich MA .
Hammatt St., Ipswich MA
| Blazing Saddles Century |
The Annual North Shore Cyclists Century Ride.
|2013||Triton Regional High School, Byfield MA (map)||North Shore Cyclists|
The former Hills and Dales from Ballardvale ride, now from a new location
|2012||Bradford Elementary School, 118 Montvale St., Bradford (South Haverhill)||Host this Ride|
| 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
| 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|
|Cheese and Whine||unmarked||2006||Amesbury Elementary School, Amesbury MA||Host this Ride|
| Divorce Court Hill Ride |
This is a great short ride that will seem as if you are seeking as many hills in as short a time as possible. There are lots of small stores along the route for refueling.
|unmarked||2007||South Lynnfield Post Office, (map)||Host this Ride|
| Danvers Farm and Sea |
Easy ride with few hills through Danvers, Middleton, Boxford, Topsfield, Ipswich, and Hamilton.
|2013||324 Maple St, Danvers (map)||Tom Baldwin|
| Emmaus Cycle for Shelter |
Fundraiser ride for Emmaus House
View at Map My Ride
|2013||Haverhill, MA (map)||Emmaus House|
|Friday night 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||2011||Exeter NH||Jimmy White|
| Grub, Sweat & Gears |
Some familiar roads through familiar towns with the long ride going to Newton & Plaistow, New Hampshire.
|2013||Topsfield Plaza, Topsfield (map)||Howard & Ellen Wack|
| Horse Farms and State Forests |
A vintage CRW ride through several Essex County state forests. The shorter ride goes to Topsfield; the longer ride includes Ipswich, Great and Little Necks. .
|2010||Harold Parker State Forest North Andover, MA |
|Charles River Wheelmen|
|Ipswich to Boston||none||2010||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.||2013||Hampton NH High Street parking lot||Gordon Harris|
| 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.
|2013||Greater Lawrence Vocational High School, Andover (map)||Jim White|
|Monday Night Ride from Topsfield route changes each year||2013||Topsfield Plaza, Topsfield (map)||Paula Bossone|
| Nashua River Ramble |
CRW ride into Southern New Hampshire following the Merrimack River and into NH
|2010||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||2007||Kent St., Newburyport, MA Map||Host this Ride|
|North to Great Bay||2013||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 |
| 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|
| 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|
| Riverside Cycles ECV route |
Ride begins at Riverside Cycles in Newburyport, MA.
|2009||Riverside Cycle, Newburyport (map)||Essex County Velo|
| Rockingham County Ride |
Classic NSC ride touring scenic Rockingham County NH. Quiet roads, rolling terrain and moderately hilly.
|2013||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)||Gordon Harris|
| 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|
| Scott and Dianalyn's Adventure |
Long route goes through the foothills of Southern New Hampshire.
|unarrowed||Crossroads Plaza, Salisbury, MA (map)||Host this Ride|
|Scotty Dog Ride (Beverly-Ipswich Ride)||2014||Cove School, Beverly, MA map to start||Amy Ellis|
| Saturday Fitness Ride (arrowed) |
Flat to rolling terrain, this is the NSC season opener.
|2013||Masconomet School, Boxford map||Jimmy White|
| Seaside Cycles ECV route |
Ride begins at Seaside Cycles in Manchester by the Sea, MA.
|2009||Seaside Cycle, Manchester MA(map)||David Bertoni for Essex County Vela|
| Stone Walls Tour |
Ride through Ipswich, Topsfield, Boxford, and North Andover; along Bradley Palmer State Forest, Willowdale State Forest, and the Ipswich River Sanctuary.
|no longer arrowed||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
|2013||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||2013||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||2013||Bradford Christian Academy, 97 Oxford Avenue, Haverhill, MA. Map||Hillary Benson|
A one hour ride from the YMCA on County Rd.
Click on the green cyclists in the map below for start locations and route information. View Larger Map