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Saturday, October 5, 2019, 10:15AM - 6:30PM
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. Bring your GPS device, smartphone with navigation Apps,or cue sheets/maps for the routes you plan to ride as the leaders aren't providing them. For gear bring patch kit/tube, frame pump, tool kit, rain gear, extra clothes, snacks, USB battery/juice pack, lights and two water bottles or hydration flask. Weather may be variable, colder and intermittently wetter than in metro Boston; though sustained, heavy rain will cancel though. Lunch will be at a cafe in Peterborough, but carry some snacks. Dinner/snacks/ambience in Fitchburgh may follow! Ride the MBTA commuter rail and meet at Fitchburgh MBTA station; morning train from Boston arrives at 10:01 am, or drive and park in MBTA station garage ($3). See www.mbta.com for details. Afternoon train departs at 6:18 pm; there is an earlier train at 3:48 pm for very fast riders. Click on the links for the rides in Ride with GPS; no cue sheets or maps are provided. There is a self guided, 42-mile "bail-out" ride that splits at mile 15. Lunch/food options for this ride are in New Ipswich, NH at mile 24.5. This ride isn't led after the split at 15 miles. Primary 58.5-mile ride: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30310352 Shortcut 42-mile ride: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30078820 "T Time rides are those that combine train & ferry public transport service around Boston. T could mean train, tour, or just a cup of tea. The idea is to reach routes far from city centre or take one-way routes. These rides are often leisurely tours for a full day that allow several stops to take pictures, rest on the town green, dip in the water, & sample bakeries."
See train and driving directions to start at Fitchburgh, MA MBTA Commuter Rail Station and Garage at www.mbta.com