Activities for the Bicycle Committee

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Tuesday evening Ride--Concord

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 12:00 AM

Join us for a 15-17 mile ride leaving from the Monument in Concord Center. Meet at 5;45 pm for a 6 pm departure. We will ride roads at a moderate pace of 12-14 mph. Helmets required. You should have a bike in good working order with a spare tube and stuff to fix a flat. High vis clothing highly recommended. Dinner often follows. Rain cancels.

Trip details

Activity: 
Bicycling - Evening
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Rachel Neuwirth rbn8000@yahoo.com

Thurs PM Ride-Lincoln

Thursday, August 22, 2019 5:45 PM to 7:30 PM

Helmet and bike in good condition required. Riders should be able to fix a flat and complete the ride in about 1.5 hrs. Leader will go at a moderate (approx 13-15 mph pace), faster riders are welcome to go ahead. Sustained, heavy rain across metro Boston cancels.
Meet at 5:45 for a 6 PM start at Lincoln Schools lot by the tennis courts on the left off Ball field Rd off Lincoln Rd, Lincoln, MA 01773; this is just west of the 5-way intersection with Lincoln, Weston, Trapelo, Sandy Pond and Bedford Roads, by the Lincoln Library, a few miles west of Rt 128.

Trip details

Activity: 
Bicycling
Bicycling - Evening
Bicycling - Road
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Laura Mattei naturalauram@gmail.com (339-222-2503)
Stephen Linder
Jeff Parker

Annual Bicycling Weekend on Nantucket

Friday, August 23, 2019 12:00 AM to Sunday, August 25, 2019 12:00 AM

Enjoy a summer weekend on beautiful Nantucket Island, cycling on its plentiful bike paths, swimming in the ocean and sightseeing. We will ride to the coastal village of Siasconset, and make a stop on Quonset Beach on Saturday, and ride to Makadet on Sunday. We'll also walk the island's scenic cliffs at Siasconset, and enjoy the beach next to our historic lodging at the Star of the Seas Hostel.

Note: Please contact the primary leader, Paul Noe, before registering to verify trip is not full.

Trip details

Activity: 
Bicycling
Bicycling - Road
Bicycling - Touring
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Paul Noe pjscdn@yahoo.com (781-329-1861; 7pm to 9pm)
Ed McManmon epmcmanmon@nii.net (781-639-4297; before 9PM)

Friday Morning Ride from Bedford

Friday, August 23, 2019 10:00 AM

Meet at the parking lot next to the Bikeway Source, 111 South Rd, Bedford for a 30 mile intermediate paced ride through back roads of Bedford, Concord, and Carlisle.
Ride will start promptly at 10AM, please plan to arrive 15 minutes early to be ready to ride at 10.
In case of bad weather, the ride will be cancelled by 8AM
Check here for updates

Trip details

Activity: 
Bicycling
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Jack Donohue jmdonohue@alum.mit.edu

Coastal RI Ramble

Saturday, August 24, 2019 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM

Join us for an easy/intermediate Tiverton Rhode Island area 42 mile bike tour. We will bike at around a 12-14 mph average speed, keeping slow enough to enjoy the scenery while fast enough to burn off some treats. If needed, there is a 32-mile self guided short cut, with the split at about mile 15.

Trip details

Activity: 
Bicycling
Bicycling - Road
Bicycling - Touring
Trip state: 
RI
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Mike Barry mikebarry657@mac.com (617-257-2251)

Mike has been biking since junior high and has been leading rides with the AMC since he moved here in the 1990's. He leads rides from evening rides to local day trips to regional weekends to week long tours in New England and in Tuscany and the Czech Republic for AMCs Adventure Travel Program.

Coleader: 
Patty Lynch plynch_melrose@yahoo.com (781-424-5313)

South Shore Beach Ride

Sunday, August 25, 2019 12:00 AM

This ride is accessible by T from Boston. Get off at Nantasket Junction (http://www.mbta.com/schedules_and_maps/rail/lines/?route=GREENBSH&direct...). There should be plenty of time to get to the start if you take the 8:05 train. (Let me know if you are taking the train.)

Trip details

Activity: 
Bicycling
Bicycling - Road
Bicycling - Touring
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Stephen Linder stephen.linder@gmail.com
Coleader: 
Ida Chang

Natick and Sherborn Wanderer

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Meet at the Gazebo on the Natick Town Green (intersection of routes 27 and 135) at 5:30 for 5:45 pm start. 13 mile ride at moderate pace over rolling terrain. Rain cancels. Helmets required. Dinner follows at local Pan Asian restaurant

Trip details

Activity: 
Bicycling - Evening
Bicycling - Road
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Valerie Paul valerie.paul@gmail.com (508-561- x8097; Before 9pm)

Thurs PM Ride-Lexington

Thursday, August 29, 2019 5:45 PM to 7:30 PM

18 mi. Map & cue sheets provided. Helmet and bike in good condition required. Riders should be able to fix a flat and complete the ride in about 1.5 hrs. Rain cancels. Dinner at local restaurant follows ride. Meet at 5:45 for 6:00 start at Lexington Common, Mass Ave side near Minuteman statue. See Meetup Group url for more information, to comment and see comment threads. Route on Ride With GPS at: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/1711741

Trip details

Activity: 
Bicycling
Bicycling - Evening
Bicycling - Road
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Mike Barry mikebarry657@mac.com (617-257-2251)

Mike has been biking since junior high and has been leading rides with the AMC since he moved here in the 1990's. He leads rides from evening rides to local day trips to regional weekends to week long tours in New England and in Tuscany and the Czech Republic for AMCs Adventure Travel Program.

Coleader: 
Susan Christopherson chrstphrsn@comcast.net

Friday Morning Ride from Bedford

Friday, August 30, 2019 10:00 AM

Meet at the parking lot next to the Bikeway Source, 111 South Rd, Bedford for a 30 mile intermediate paced ride through back roads of Bedford, Concord, and Carlisle.
Ride will start promptly at 10AM, please plan to arrive 15 minutes early to be ready to ride at 10.
In case of bad weather, the ride will be cancelled by 8AM
Check here for updates

Trip details

Activity: 
Bicycling
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Jack Donohue jmdonohue@alum.mit.edu

Labor Day Cycling Weekend in the Berkshires

Friday, August 30, 2019 5:00 PM to Monday, September 2, 2019 3:00 PM

Join us for 25-50+ mile led road rides over scenic, hilly country roads on both sides of the scenic Taconic Range along NY-Mass border (10-13 mph easy pace, but intermediate hilly terrain). Previous group cycling experience in hilly terrain highly recommended, though not necessary for strong flatland cyclists. $238-$288 per person includes 3 nights lodging in a relaxing country home, 3 breakfasts, 2 happy hours & dinners Saturday & Sunday (meals fit for a foodie!). See "Cost" section below for more information. For more trip details or to register, contact Aldo.

Trip details

Activity: 
Bicycling
Bicycling - Road
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Aldo Ghirin

Aldo has been a bicycling leader with the AMC Boston Chapter Bicycling Committee for several years. He also enjoys skiing, paddling, and hiking. He is the most recent past chair of the AMC Boston Chapter Ski Committee.

Coleader: 
Susan Feist

She hikes! She skis! She cycles! She lives large! She loves nature!

Friday Morning Ride from Bedford

Friday, September 6, 2019 10:00 AM

Meet at the parking lot next to the Bikeway Source, 111 South Rd, Bedford for a 30 mile intermediate paced ride through back roads of Bedford, Concord, and Carlisle.
Ride will start promptly at 10AM, please plan to arrive 15 minutes early to be ready to ride at 10.
In case of bad weather, the ride will be cancelled by 8AM
Check here for updates

Trip details

Activity: 
Bicycling
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Jack Donohue jmdonohue@alum.mit.edu

Beat the Train: Boston-Portland

Saturday, September 7, 2019 9:30 AM to 9:30 PM

Plenty of options to take pictures, admire scenery, & smell flowers. On another ride. This is about one goal only: arrive Portland before train departs at 19:00.

Inaugural challenge last year on Fourth of July was plenty of fun: enough for adrenaline rush, & comfortable to enjoy ice cream, lighthouses, & beer before arriving the train station on schedule. Average speed was 19.1km/h over 8 hours.

Trip details

Activity: 
Bicycling
Bicycling - Road
Bicycling - Touring
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Rami Haddad mcccxxv@me.com
Registrar: 
Rami Haddad mcccxxv@me.com

Cape Cod Ramble

Sunday, September 8, 2019 12:00 AM

Starting in Nickerson State Park we bike on the Cape Cod Rail Trail and the back roads of Eastham and Wellfleet. The ride is 45 miles long with many short hills. We will visit various scenic vistas (including light houses) along the way to lunch in Wellfleet at mile 31. The last 10 miles are on the rail trail and relatively flat.

Meet at 9:00 AM for a prompt 9:15 start. You should be able to cycle 12-13 mph on the flats. Need bright clothes, flashy lights, spare inner tube, working bike and helmet.

Trip details

Activity: 
Bicycling
Bicycling - Road
Bicycling - Touring
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Stephen Linder stephen.linder@gmail.com

Friday Morning Ride from Bedford

Friday, September 13, 2019 10:00 AM

Meet at the parking lot next to the Bikeway Source, 111 South Rd, Bedford for a 30 mile intermediate paced ride through back roads of Bedford, Concord, and Carlisle.
Ride will start promptly at 10AM, please plan to arrive 15 minutes early to be ready to ride at 10.
In case of bad weather, the ride will be cancelled by 8AM
Check here for updates

Trip details

Activity: 
Bicycling
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Jack Donohue jmdonohue@alum.mit.edu

Friday Morning Ride from Bedford

Friday, September 20, 2019 10:00 AM

Meet at the parking lot next to the Bikeway Source, 111 South Rd, Bedford for a 30 mile intermediate paced ride through back roads of Bedford, Concord, and Carlisle.
Ride will start promptly at 10AM, please plan to arrive 15 minutes early to be ready to ride at 10.
In case of bad weather, the ride will be cancelled by 8AM
Check here for updates

Trip details

Activity: 
Bicycling
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Jack Donohue jmdonohue@alum.mit.edu

T Time Downhill from Wachusett

Saturday, September 21, 2019 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Bicycle tour at leisurely pace to enjoy colorful views from top of Wachusett Mountain & country roads to Concord. Warm up on the gentle climb from Wachusett commuter rail station for the first 10km, before the steep climb starts to Wachusett observation tower, passing under the ski chair lifts. Lunch stop is in Princeton: bread, soup, salad, & sandwiches at Mountainside Market.

It is a long rolling descent afterwards for about 30km until we climb to Harvard for warm coffee at the general store.

Trip details

Activity: 
Bicycling
Bicycling - Road
Bicycling - Touring
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Rami Haddad mcccxxv@me.com
Registrar: 
Rami Haddad mcccxxv@me.com

Friday Morning Ride from Bedford

Friday, September 27, 2019 10:00 AM

Meet at the parking lot next to the Bikeway Source, 111 South Rd, Bedford for a 30 mile intermediate paced ride through back roads of Bedford, Concord, and Carlisle.
Ride will start promptly at 10AM, please plan to arrive 15 minutes early to be ready to ride at 10.
In case of bad weather, the ride will be cancelled by 8AM
Check here for updates

Trip details

Activity: 
Bicycling
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Jack Donohue jmdonohue@alum.mit.edu

Bicycle Tour de Force of Maine

Friday, September 27, 2019 11:00 AM to Sunday, September 29, 2019 6:00 PM

Buckle your helmet, clip your shoes, turn on your camera, & join us on a tour de force. This is not to rest & relax. Rather, it is to jam pack all the best that Maine has to offer in one weekend: rocky coast, lobster, lighthouses, diners, Bar Harbor, bakeries, Acadia National Park Drive, frigid water dip, & Mt Desert.

It will even coincide with Adventure Cycling Association's Bike Your Park Day. We will celebrate our public lands on Saturday with a ride through Acadia National Park.

Trip details

Activity: 
Bicycling
Trip state: 
ME
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Rami Haddad
Mike Barry

Mike has been biking since junior high and has been leading rides with the AMC since he moved here in the 1990's. He leads rides from evening rides to local day trips to regional weekends to week long tours in New England and in Tuscany and the Czech Republic for AMCs Adventure Travel Program.

TTime Fitchburgh-Peterboro Folliage Ride

Saturday, October 5, 2019 10:15 AM to 6:30 PM

59 mile road bike ride on mostly quiet back roads in the Mondanock region between Fitchburgh and Peterborough. Stamina a must, but high speed not required for this ride of 3815' vertical rise. There are some hardpack gravel road sections. Ability to maintain overall 12.5-13.0 mph moving speed in hilly terrain and good bike handling on winding roads required. This will be a self-guided tour, even though we will try to stay together as a group; this ride will be co-listed with the Charles River Wheelers.

Trip details

Activity: 
Bicycling
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Mike Barry mikebarry657@mac.com (617-257-2251)

Mike has been biking since junior high and has been leading rides with the AMC since he moved here in the 1990's. He leads rides from evening rides to local day trips to regional weekends to week long tours in New England and in Tuscany and the Czech Republic for AMCs Adventure Travel Program.

Rami Haddad mcccxxv@me.com (857-288-8571)

Fall Cycling in the Berkshires

Friday, October 11, 2019 5:00 PM to Monday, October 14, 2019 3:00 PM

Join us for 25-50 mile led road rides over scenic, hilly country roads on both sides of the scenic Taconic Range along NY-Mass border (10-13 mph easy pace, but intermediate hilly terrain). Enjoy the beauty and color of New England's showiest season! Previous group cycling experience in hilly terrain highly recommended, though not necessary for strong flatland cyclists. $238-$288 per person includes 3 nights lodging in a relaxing country home, 3 breakfasts, 2 happy hours & dinners Saturday & Sunday (meals fit for a foodie!).

Trip details

Activity: 
Bicycling
Bicycling - Road
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Aldo Ghirin

Aldo has been an AMC Boston Chapter bicycling trip leader since 2010. He is also a hiking and skiing leader, and a recent past chair of the AMC Boston Chapter ski committee.

Coleader: 
Glenn Barnes

Glenn is an AMC NY-NJ Chapter cycling and flatwater paddling leader, and also leads cycling trips for the Bicycle Touring Club of North Jersey (BTCNJ).

Beat the Ferry: fall edition

Saturday, October 12, 2019 8:30 AM to 9:00 PM

A twist on Cape in a Day with a new route, trails, coastal views, bakeries, & a challenge: bicycle 170km in 9 hours or overall average of 19km/h. This fall edition is designed for shorter days, compared with similar challenge last year.

Trip details

Activity: 
Bicycling
Bicycling - Road
Bicycling - Touring
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Rami Haddad mcccxxv@me.com
Registrar: 
Rami Haddad mcccxxv@me.com (857-288-8571; Before 9:00 p.m. EST)