Wednesday Lunch Ride 2019-04-17

The picture is of the inaugural Wednesday Lunch riders from five years ago on  April 17, 2019.

This Wednesday we will dedicate the FIFTH Anniversary of the Wednesday Lunch Ride to Lenny Ortins.   

On April 17, 2019 Lenny and eleven other fine folks listed below joined at Hammatt Street parking lot in Ipswich and rode the 37.4 mile Best of Ipswich ride.  As they say, the rest is history.

I hope you can join us this Wednesday at Hammatt for the 32.4 mile Ipswich/Topsfield Figure 8 route created a few years ago for the winter riding season.  Compared to 2019 the route is 5 miles shorter because we're all five years older and one of us is 5 pounds heavier. 

9:50 kicks off the safety and route speech.  We'll ride through Ipswich, Topsfield, Boxford but on some of the best roads.  If you've not ridden this route or with the Wednesday bunch then you owe yourself a day off to join. 

With Lenny's passing, the ride will be dedicated to him.  A few words will be said before the ride.  A little extra pre-ride time is the least we can do. And without Lenny pulling a slightly slower pace can be expected. 

Lunch will be at Fox Creek on route 1A/133

So who were those trailblazers on April 17, 2019?  John Gibson, Tom Swanson, Steve Tgettis, Jenn Parkos, Dan Krechmer, Lenny Ortins, Amy Ellis, Jen Peat, Beverly Tangvik, Jim Goldberg, Karen Ontell and Ray Best (playing photographer)

Road ride
Wednesday, April 17, 2024 at 10am
Hammatt Street parking lot
16 Hammatt St
Ipswich MA 01938
Fox Creek Tavern
141 High Street (Route 1A/133)
Ipswich MA 01938
Please download this latest version of the routes before each ride.
Route Miles Elev.* Print Files
WedAM 31 Ipswich/Topsfield Figure 8 32 1,124 Cue sheet Send to device
* Elev. is the elevation gain in feet.
Route maps
32 miles
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