26/36/54 mile rides in the bucolic Charles river valley west from Needham followed by an optional social Start at 9 am for 54 miles and 10 am for 36 & 26 miles from Needham Junction MBTA Commuter Rail Lot at Chestnut and Junction Streets in Needham. See www.mbta.com for detailed directions, note that T lots may now charge for parking on weekends, usually $4 cash. Show-and-go ride. Sustained rain cancels. No registration is required if capable of 26 & 36 mi ride at 11-13 mph, 54 mi ride at 13-15 mph. Pot luck barbecue with pool and hot tub at member's house in Needham after the ride - chicken and veggie burgers provided, side dishes and drinks welcome. Email firstname.lastname@example.org If you wish to drop off anything at house for refrigeration before ride; or just keep in a cooler in your car! Directions/address to the after ride party will be given at the ride start talk.
Links: 26 mile ride on Ride With GPS 36 mile ride on Ride with GPS 54 mile ride on Ride with GPS
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.