Some challenging hills lead to Chester NH, a historic small town with a good General Store for lunch or a snack. Expect mostly wooded roads, old farms, and out-of-the-way historic districts such as North Danville. In the fall, Chester's scarecrow festival adds great local color. The 27 and 54 mile routes depart from the Amesbury Elementary School. New for 2022 is a 40-mile remote start option in Newton, NH that’s partway into the long ride. That will allow more  riders to get to Chester and the scarecrows!

Road ride
10:00 a.m. departure for 27 and 54 mile options from Amesbury MA
10:30 a.m. for the 40 mile remote start option from Greenie Park in Newton NH
Amesbury Elementary School
20 S Hampton Rd
Amesbury MA 01913
There are no restrooms at the start.

Remote Start Information (40 mile option only):

  • Lenny DeBenedictis will host the remote start location at Greenie Park in Newton NH. Located on Heath St just off Rt. 108. See Google Map.
  • Depart shortly after 10:30 a.m. to join up with the 54-mile riders leaving Amesbury at 10:00 a.m.

Optional Food Stops:

  • 54 mi route: Chester General Store at mile 28.9 (70% of the climbing is finished!)
  • 40 mi route: Chester General Store at mile 22.0 (70% of the climbing is finished!)
  • 27 mi route: Rowes Market at mi. 19.6 or downtown Amesbury at mile 25.7


Please download this latest version of the routes before each ride.
Miles Elev.* Print Files
27 1,196 Cue sheet GPX, Send to device
40 1,996 Cue sheet GPX, Send to device
54 2,559 Cue sheet GPX, Send to device
* Elev. is the elevation gain in feet.
Route maps
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40 miles
54 miles
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