This favorite mid-week ride is being scheduled for Tuesdays during the 2023/24 winter season. Two routes are offered, although the longer route will generally be the route of choice. The routes traverse the hills of Topsfield on quiet, pastoral roads and offer over 1200 feet of climb and descent for the 19 mile route.
The ride, for either route, is a no-drop ride, combining an optional interval workout with social interaction, as riders will regroup at the bottom of each hill before advancing. You will feel great at the end of each session, and by the end of the series you will be ready for most hills waiting for you during the summer season.
Riders typically average 13-15 mph for this ride, with climbs being slower and descents faster, of course.
Rides will be canceled when the combination of temperature and wind chill is less than 25F or when road conditions are unsafe due to precipitation.
Topsfield MA 01983
Zumi's Espresso on Main St. is a great place for post-ride beverages, snacks, and conversation.