Boxford Favorite

Fri, Jul 5 2024, 9am
every 2 weeks on Friday until Sat, Sep 28 2024
Road ride

Please join us for this ride which will operate on alternating Fridays, beginning on June 7 at 10 am from the Boxford Public Library.  The short ride travels through the towns of Boxford, Groveland, West Newbury and Georgetown.  The  longer ride crosses over the Rocks Village Bridge, travels to Newburyport and connects with the short ride for the return. 


Boxford Ride 1 Forest

Thu, Jul 4 2024, 6pm
every 2 weeks on Thursday until Thu, Sep 12 2024
Road ride

A Boxford ride will be held every Thursday evening and will alternate between the “Boxford 1 Forest” and the “Boxford 2 Baldpate” routes.  The “Boxford 1 Forest” route is non-arrowed and is 20 miles through the scenic back roads of Boxford and North Andover. There are some moderate hills with an overall elevation gain of 694 feet.

The group averages a 14-16 mph pace. 


Boxford Ride 2 Baldpate - 2024

Thu, Jun 27 2024, 6pm
every 2 weeks on Thursday until Thu, Sep 19 2024
Road ride

A Boxford ride will be held every Thursday evening and will alternate between the “Boxford 1 Forest” and the “Boxford 2 Baldpate” routes.  The “Boxford 2 Baldpate” route is non-arrowed and is 20 miles through the scenic back roads of Boxford and Groveland.  We will ride by five different ponds.  There are some moderate hills with an overall elevation gain of 807 feet.

The group averages a 14-16 mph pace. 


MANTER - The Chicken Ride

Fri, Jun 28 2024, 9am
every 2 weeks on Friday until Sat, Oct 5 2024
Road ride

Please join me in a casual but somewhat hilly ride from Manter Fields in Newbury, MA. There are 30 and 40 mile options.  We'll ride through scenic woodlands and wetlands passing many farms, golf courses, and curiosities.  Our pace will be in the 13-14+ mph range and we'll regroup if necessary after climbs and traffic stops.  We'll break midway through the ride at the Black Swan Country Club in Georgetown to use the facilities.

 BTW:  If you rotate the long route to the right, it looks like a chicken!


Monday Morning Recovery Ride

Road ride

Join us as we wend our way through North Reading and Harold Parker State Forest.  The longer ride crosses Rt 114 before returning back to Middleton and North Reading.  Riders of all abilities are welcome and we regroup as needed.  Restroom facilities are nearby at Cumberland Farms and Dunkin.  

This latest revision gets us off the poor road conditons of Park and Flint Streets North Reading.  After the left turn at the diner, take a right onto Mt. Vernon St. and follow that all the way to the end at Haverhill St. and take a left onto Haverhill St.  Haverhill St. is busy as we know so please use caution and STOP at the stop sign before entering Haverhill St.


Monday Night Ride

Mon, Jun 24 2024, 6pm
Weekly on Monday until Mon, Sep 2 2024
Road ride

This is the 30th anniversary of the Monday Night Ride!  Please join us as we ride through the towns of Topsfield and Boxford.  Riders of all abilities are welcome.  After the ride, we often meet at Alex’s Roast Beef and Pizza in town!  Please note that non club members will be asked to sign the NSC waiver form.

The starting location is the Topsfield Shopping Plaza behind TD Bank - Porta potties are available at the tennis courts/playground on Grove St.

Please download cue sheets and RWGPS files below


Saturday Fitness Ride Season

Sat, Jun 29 2024, 9am
Weekly on Saturday until Sat, Nov 2 2024
Road ride

This popular weekly ride meanders through Middleton, Boxford, Georgetown, Byfield, Newbury and Topsfield. Great mix of long flat straights and a few hills.

The route file has been updated to follow the route most folks have been taking on Lakeshore Road to Center Street.

During the season, the Saturday Fitness Ride is being led by the "Saturday Fitness Ride Leader Team".

Please speak to the leader on any Saturday or email Rides@NSCYC.org to help out and join the team.


Saturday Morning Turtles Ride

Sat, Jun 29 2024, 9am
Weekly on Saturday until Sat, Oct 19 2024
Road ride

An easy going ride of 20 miles, mostly in Boxford, that minimizes climbing.  Leaves from same place as Saturday Fitness Ride.  Leaders will rotate throughout the riding season.


Smolak Farms 2024

Wed, Jun 26 2024, 9am
Weekly on Wednesday until Thu, Oct 3 2024
Road ride

Come and join us for the Ponds and Forests Ride from Smolak Farms North Andover.  Four routes ranging from 19 to 42 miles are offered.  All rides are on the same route until the rest stop at the Boxford PD so you can wait until then to decide what distance you might like.  Effective May 29 and continuing until September, the ride will begin at 9 AM.  Cooler autumn weather will move the start time to 10 AM.  Enjoy some outdoor dining at the farm after the ride. The ride leaders are Hillary Benson, Joe Hedrick, Paula Bossone, Julie Weaver and Karen Ontell.


Thurs Night Wakefield Fast

Thu, Jun 27 2024, 6pm
Weekly on Thursday until Thu, Aug 22 2024
Parking Lot (142 Lowell St, Wakefield, MA) (Google map)

Jump in on NSC's classic Thursday Wakefield Ride at an intermediate pace.  Beginning at the head of Lake Quannapowitt, we roll up through Lynnfield Center, past Pillings Pond.  Then down Lowell/Chestnut St, into North Reading Center, and loop around back to Lynnfield for a terminal velocity descent.  Finally a loop around Quannapowitt for a glorious finish and the weekend can begin. 


Please note there are two separate groups doing the same ride but at different speeds. Tom Swanson leads the intermediate paced ride.


Thursday Night Wakefield 2024 Intermediate Pace

Thu, Jun 27 2024, 6pm
Weekly on Thursday until Thu, Sep 26 2024
Parking Lot (142 Lowell St, Wakefield, MA) (Google map)
Road ride

Jump in on NSC's classic Thursday Wakefield Ride at an intermediate pace.  Beginning at the head of Lake Quannapowitt, we roll up through Lynnfield Center, past Pillings Pond.  Then down Lowell/Chestnut St, into North Reading Center, and loop around back to Lynnfield for a terminal velocity descent.  Finally a loop around Quannapowitt for a glorious finish and the weekend can begin. 

This intermediate pace group is a no drop ride and is suitable for all abilities.  The pace is typically 14-16 mph but can vary.

Please note there are two separate groups doing the same ride but at different speeds.  Scott Wagner leads the faster paced ride 

 

Ride leader: Tom Swanson (intermediate group)


Topsfield Hills Evening Ride

Thu, Jun 27 2024, 6pm
Weekly on Thursday until Thu, Sep 12 2024
Road ride

This popular ride will resume during the spring/summer season on Thursday evenings.  This little gem of a ride has two available routes.  Both take on the hills of Topsfield on quiet beautiful roads. The Topsfield Hills ride is a non-arrowed no-drop ride through the beautiful hills south of Topsfield center. After a side-trip to Howlett street the ride heads to River Road and does some loops to take in each hill in both directions. By the end you’ll feel great and be ready for any hill the season ahead throws your way. Everyone is welcome, we will regroup at the top of each climb and we are never more than 2 miles from the start. The ride is fun, trust me, if you avoid hills this is the cure. Enjoy over 900 feet of climb (and descent) in less than 16 miles.

 


Tuesday Andover Ride

Tue, Jun 25 2024, 6pm
Weekly on Tuesday until Tue, Sep 24 2024
Road ride

The usual route is 18 miles with 1000 ft of elevation. You can easily skip some hills, by choosing the 14 mile ride. [There is a split around mile 8] [marked on pavement] This route has a nice flow, and the surface is pretty clean. If wet surfaces are expected, it’ll cancel, as there are some sections of downhill. Usually there is a faster paced group 17-20 MPH.  Often a slower group of riders 15-17 MPH goes also but that is not guaranteed as it depends on who shows up. For this reason, please download the route and be ready to navigate.

Remember to bring your front and rear lights!

 

 

 


Tuesday Ipswich 2024

Tue, Jun 25 2024, 6pm
Weekly on Tuesday until Tue, Sep 3 2024
Road ride

We ride along the quiet roads between Ipswich, Essex and Hamilton.

Short ride 12 miles is mainly in Ipswich/Hamilton.

Medium ride 15 miles adds to the short by going to the edge of Essex then back to join the short.

Long ride 18 miles adds to the medium by going through scenic Essex then back to join the medium.

Each has its share of a few short easy climbs.  

All riders welcome.