Boxford Favorite

Fri, Jun 7 2024, 10am
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. 


MANTER - The Chicken Ride

Fri, Jun 14 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

Mon, Apr 22 2024, 10am
Weekly on Monday until Tue, Nov 5 2024
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.  


Saturday Fitness Ride Season

Sat, Apr 20 2024, 10am
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, Apr 20 2024, 10am
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.


Thursday Night Wakefield 2024

Thu, May 2 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 or the traditional fast 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.

The faster group is...well... much faster!!

Ride Leader:  Scott Wagner (Faster Pace)

Ride leader: Tom Swanson (intermediate group)


Tuesday Andover Ride

Tue, Apr 23 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. 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 15-17 MPH goes also but that is not guaranteed as it depends on who shows up.

Remember to bring your front and rear lights!