Pingree Farm Rd. Bridge

Why wait until evening?  Start your Fourth of July celebration early with either a 51 or 39 mile mixed terrain ride through some of the choice trails, paths, and railways of the North Shore.  

The routes are mostly
Category 1

Smooth well maintained trails or dirt roads. 
Ideal bike: Road or gravel bike 
Tire size: 28-32mm 
See Types of Gravel Rides


Please have bikes ready to roll at 9:15 am before the pre-ride safety talk.  

Gravel ride
Category 2 Dirt/gravel roads, wide single-track, or dual-track trails with potholes, washboard, and occasional loose surfaces. Larger tires size and lower pressure is recommended.  
Ideal bike: Endurance, all-road, or gravel 
Tire size:  32-35mm  
See Types of Gravel Rides

**** Canceled ****

Tuesday, July 4, 2023 at 9:30am
MassDOT Parking Area
12 Park St
Topsfield MA 01983

Please join ride leaders and other riders at 8:15 am for a pre-ride beverage, snack, and conversation at Zumi"s Topsfield, located on Main St. a short distance from the MassDOT parking lot.  

Please download this latest version of the routes before each ride.
Route Miles Elev.* Print Files
FireCracker 38 38 1,299 Cue sheet Send to device
FireCracker 51 51 1,982 Cue sheet Send to device
* Elev. is the elevation gain in feet.
Route maps
38 miles
51 miles
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