Start: Ipswich Massachusetts, Hammatt St. parking lot, behind Market Street and Central Street map to start
Description: The Best of Ipswich ride features our favorite cycling favorite roads from downtown Ipswich with a great mix of state forests, cycling along the Ipswich River, and scenic ocean vistas from Crane Beach and Jeffreys Neck, returning through the historic district of Ipswich. The medium ride heads west to Bradley Palmer State Park, then turns to some nice local roads in Hamilton and Essex. The long ride adds on Perkins Row, River Road in Topsfield and parts of Willowdale State Forest. The extra long ride is a metric century and adds on some great hills in Topsfield. The Short Ride eliminates all but the most modest hills and Jeffreys Neck, and takes a shortcut on the road through Bradley Palmer State Park. Ride developed by Gordon Harris.