70 mile bike ride Ipswich MA 70 mile ride from Crane Beach, Ipswich MA - Start: Crane Beach, Ipswich MA (Parking fees) Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX Course
A Hole in the Wind, A Climage Scientist’s Bicycle Journey Across the US - Author Talk & Book Signing, Saturday, Sept. 30, 3pm, EBSCO Hall, 5 Peatfield St., Ipswich MA. An epic bicycle journey across the American hinterland that explores the challenges of climate change alongside a diverse array of American voices. After a distinguished career in climate science as the Director of the UN Global Climate Observing System … Continue reading A Hole in the Wind, A Climage Scientist’s Bicycle Journey Across the US
Danvers a Reason to Ride A Reason to Ride, Danvers MA - A Reason to Ride is a fundraiser to benefit cancer research at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, starting from Danvers MA and visiting Wenham, Hamilton, Essex, Manchester by the Sea, Gloucester, Ipswich, Georgetown, Topsfield returning to Danvers. 2016 routes 10 mile cue sheet 25 mile cue sheet 50 mile cue sheet 50 miles Route at RideWithGPS View and … Continue reading A Reason to Ride, Danvers MA
Wicked Ride of the East Mountain Bike Andover Wicked Ride of the East - Each fall, North Shore NEMBA hosts the annual Wicked Ride of the East at Harold Parker State Forest in Andover MA. Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX Course
Castle Neck hike Ipswich Around Castle Neck - This 5.5 mile walk begins on the Green trail from the far right side of the Crane Beach parking lot in Ipswich, MA. Go right at the Red trail. Shortly after descending the second steep dune, take the trail on the right to Castle Neck River, then circumnavigate to Crane Beach and back to the … Continue reading Around Castle Neck
Arrowed rides on the North Shore Cyclists site - Ride name City and arrow Applecrest Amesbury Back to the Saddles Again Byfield Bagels and a Witch Boxford Best of Ipswich Ipswich Bradford ride Bradford Breakaway ride North Andover Cape Ann from Ipswich Ipswich Cape Ann from Manchester Manchester-by-the-Sea Cheese and Whine Amesbury Coastal New Hampshire Hampton Farm and Sea Danvers Grub, Sweat and Gears Topsfield … Continue reading Arrowed rides on the North Shore Cyclists site
Bradford Ponds and Forests - Start: Bradford Elementary School, 118 Montvale St., Bradford MA (South Haverhill) Description: This ride heads from Bradford (a historic village in South Haverhill) to nearby Groveland, then continues through Boxford State Forest on quiet local roads not often travelled on NSC routes. The short and medium rides turn back toward Bradford without crossing Rt. 114. … Continue reading Bradford Ponds and Forests
Coast to the Cure Coast to the Cure, Gloucester MA - Coast to the Cure is an annual fundraising ride for neurofibromatosis. Cycle along flat to rolling hills through Boston’s North Shore. See beautiful ocean views, scenic horse and farm country, state forests, classic New England Churches and towns on the North Shore. To accommodate all level of riders, the Coast to the Cure Road Course offers … Continue reading Coast to the Cure, Gloucester MA
Charles River Wheelmen CRW spring century CRW Spring Century - Charles River Wheelmen offers this annual spring century ride from Wakefield, Massachusetts.  Participants can choose one of three beautiful routes on slightly rolling rural roads through the Merrimack Valley of northeastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire. The 100 mile ride will take you through Exeter and Hampton Falls, NH. The other routes travel through such … Continue reading CRW Spring Century
Cycle for Shelter Haverhill bicycle ride Cycle for Shelter, Haverhill MA - The  annual Cycle for Shelter to benefit Emmaus will be held at Northern Essex Community College.   Cyclists can ride a 20-mile, 40-mile, 62-mile or 100-mile scenic route that will take them through Haverhill, MA, up to the seacoast of New Hampshire, and south through the North Shore of Massachusetts.  Upon returning to the college, riders can … Continue reading Cycle for Shelter, Haverhill MA
Danvers MA Topsfield Georgetown bicycle ride Danvers with hills - Thanks to Jason Bartlett for this ride: “There’s an unfortunate scarcity in really hilly routes on the Massachusetts North Shore. Most of my rides average in the low to mid 40’s in feet per mile of elevation gain. For fellow hill climbing enthusiasts, I thought I’d share today’s ride in which I was able to … Continue reading Danvers with hills
Exeter Great Bay bicycle ride Exeter to Great Bay - What to expect: The rides go through the scenic farm country of southern New Hampshire. The terrain is rolling hills with old barns, scenic vistas, and lots of quiet roads. All the loops go by historic Kingston NH common,  picturesque Newfields, Great Bay, Newmarket, and the lively college town of Durham. This ride is marked … Continue reading Exeter to Great Bay
Hamilton Get Off My Road bicycle ride Hamilton MA “Hey you, get off my road!” - Start: Hamilton-Wenham Regional School, 775 Bay Rd, 01982 South Hamilton , MA See map: Google Maps Routes Miles Elevation (ft) Print Download 30 1,276 Cue sheet, Map GPX, TCX 40 1,760 Cue sheet, Map GPX, TCX 30 miles 40 miles
Hamilton Tour de cure bicycle ride Hamilton MA Tour de Cure - This is the 2010 version of the North Shore 100 Mile Gran Fondo (Century Ride)sponsored by the American Diabetes Association. The start location was Pingree School in Hamilton, MA. Note that the tour now starts from the Topsfield Fairgrounds. 100 mile ride Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file … Continue reading Hamilton MA Tour de Cure
Harold Parker SP bicycle ride Harold Parker S.P. to Jeffreys Neck - A vintage Charles River Wheelmen and North Shore Cyclists bicycle ride Start: Harold Parker State Forest headquarters, North Andover, MA map to start and driving directions Description: Ride through several Essex County state forests. The shorter ride goes to Topsfield; the longer ride includes Ipswich, Great and Little Necks. The 46 mile version is at http://ridewithgps.com/routes/274944  Route … Continue reading Harold Parker S.P. to Jeffreys Neck
Haverhill Have-A-Hill - This vintage North Shore Cyclists ride starts in Haverhill MA and takes on the rolling hills of Rockingham County, NH. You’ll ride on quiet, scenic, rural roads, through small towns including Atkinson, Newton, Kingston, and Hampstead New Hampshire. The Long ride adds Brentwood, Danville, and Sandown. NH. Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet … Continue reading Haverhill Have-A-Hill
Haverhill bicycle ride Haverhill riding north - Start: Northern Essex Community College 100 Elliott Street, Haverhill, MA (View map) Meet in the Technology center Parking Lot. Description: This ride takes us on familiar roads, some a bit hilly, and travels north of the Merrimack River into Merrimac and Amesbury, with longer rides continuing through Newton, Kingston and South Hampton in New Hampshire. Distance … Continue reading Haverhill riding north
Ipswich MA hilly bicycle ride Hills of Ipswich - There’s about 2300′ of climbing on this 44-mile ride, with a lot of “out and back” on beautiful roads you may have never ridden. Experience these hills and views, in order of occurrence: Start from the Hammatt St. parking lot in Ipswich Town Farm Rd. out and back, up Town Hill at Highland Cemetery Pineswamp Rd. … Continue reading Hills of Ipswich
Ipswich Watershed bicycle ride Ipswich River Watershed ride - This 60 mile cycling tour of the Ipswich River Watershed in the Massachusetts North Shore. Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX Course
Ipswich to Plum Island, “Out and Back” - Start Location: Ipswich Middle and Senior High School, Ipswich MA., We start from the parking lot behind the school). This ride takes recently-repaved Rt. 1A from Ipswich through Rowley to Newbury, and then offers options to continue to Newburyport for a 22 mile round trip, or out to the Parker River Wildlife Refuge on Plum Island for a 32 mile … Continue reading Ipswich to Plum Island, “Out and Back”
Ipswich-Newburyport 34 mile loop - This 34-mile road bike ride begins at the Hammatt St. parking lot in Ipswich, MA and follows Rt. 1A along the coast to Newbury and Newburyport. The return is along quiet wooded roads west of Rt. 1, then taking newly-reconstructed Linebrook Road back to Ipswich. There is a short extra loop on Pine Swamp Road … Continue reading Ipswich-Newburyport 34 mile loop
Ipswich Topsfield and Boxford bicycle ride Ipswich-Topsfield-Boxford - Ride from Ipswich MA to Topsfield, a charming New England village.  A private driveway is used to connect Pineswamp and Topsfield Roads, then continue along beautiful Perkins Row takes you through the Ipswich River Sanctuary before arriving in Topsfield. The long route adds a loop through parts of Ipswich and Boxford west of Rt. 1. Both … Continue reading Ipswich-Topsfield-Boxford
Maudslay State park from Newburyport bicycle ride Maudslay State Park loop - Maudslay State Park This scenic 13-mile ride starts from the Essex St. Inn in downtown Newburyport .  We ride along  High Street, lined with large Federal period homes, then continue to Maudslay State Park. We stop here to walk for an hour or two through the old estate and along the river. Back on the … Continue reading Maudslay State Park loop
Merrimack River from Ipswich MA Merrimack River ride from Ipswich MA - Start Location: Ipswich Middle and Senior High School, 130 High St., Ipswich MA. (we start from the parking lot behind the school). (Map to Start) This ride takes recently-repaved Rt. 1A from Ipswich to Rowley, then continues on pleasant roads past two reservoirs to the Merrimack River in West Newbury. The ride is not arrowed. Ipswich-Merrimack River … Continue reading Merrimack River ride from Ipswich MA
Merrimack River Ride from Ipswich MA - A ride from Ipswich Massachusetts through the state forest area to West Newbury MA, along the Merrimack River, returning through Newburyport and the Great Salt Marsh. (map to start) Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX Course
Minuteman Ride from Lawrence, MA Minuteman Ride from Lawrence, MA - Start: Greater Lawrence Vocational High School 57 River Road, Andover MA map to start Directions: I-93 N, Exit 45 River Road (1st exit north of I-495), Left at 1st set of lights onto River Road, left at 3rd set of lights into school parking. I-93N is Exit 40B off I-495 What to expect: Scenic ride … Continue reading Minuteman Ride from Lawrence, MA
Nashua River Ramble Nashua River Ramble - Start: Tyngsboro Elementary School; 205 Westford Rd, Tyngsboro, MA map to start Directions: Take Exit 34 on Hwy 3. At the end of the exit ramp, turn West (left, for those coming from the south), toward Westford. At the third stoplight, turn right. Tyngsboro Elementary School is on your right in less than a 1/2 … Continue reading Nashua River Ramble
North Shore cycling - North Shore Cyclists (NSC) is a recreational bike club in the  North Shore area of Massachusetts.  Over 400 members span the spectrum from beginning cyclists who join to learn more about the sport to advanced cyclists. Gordon Harris maintains the club’s website and this interactive map of North Shore Cyclists rides. View our new mobile-friendly site, designed … Continue reading North Shore cycling
Cape Ann bicycle ride North Shore cycling tour - This cycling tour of the Massachusetts North Shore was developed for Road Scholar, and is based in Ipswich and Newburyport, Massachusetts. The tour is designed for experienced road cyclists on road bikes or fast road hybrids, who are capable of maintaining a minimum 11 mile per hour average pace for the day. City bikes, beach bikes, … Continue reading North Shore cycling tour
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Topsfield MA North Shore bicycle ride North Shore Tour de Cure, Topsfield MA - The Tour de Cure is a series of fundraising cycling events held in 44 states nationwide to benefit the American Diabetes Association. This ride starts at the fairgrounds in Topsfield, MA. 2016 routes 100 mile ride Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX Course 63 mile ride … Continue reading North Shore Tour de Cure, Topsfield MA
Georgetown MA 26 mile ride NSC winter ride, Georgetown MA 26 miles - Start: Perley School, Georgetown MA  map to start Date and Time: Sundays at 11:00 AM weather permitting. Alternate times and cancellations announced on the NSC listserver. Please check your email for announcements and weather cancellations Description:  The 26 mile recurring weekend ride is hosted on Saturdays or Sundays by North Shore Cyclists throughout the winter when … Continue reading NSC winter ride, Georgetown MA 26 miles
NSC Applecrest Farm ride - Start: Amesbury Elementary School, 20 South Hampton Rd., Amesbury, MA  map to start Directions: Rte. 95 to exit 58 for Rte. 110 Amesbury. Go to the 1st traffic light and take a right onto Elm Street. At the rotary take the 1st right onto Market St. (Rte. 150). Go about 0.5 mile; bear left onto … Continue reading NSC Applecrest Farm ride
NSC Bagels and a Witch, Topsfield - Start: Masconomet High School. 20 Endicott Rd, Boxford, MA (map) Description: Flat to rolling loops through the North Shore. All rides pass through Boxford, Topsfield and Rowley. Medium ride adds Newbury and Newburyport. Long ride adds Plum Island including the paved bike lane on the Plum Island Causeway. A nice food stop is Tendercrop Farm on the … Continue reading NSC Bagels and a Witch, Topsfield
Beverly-Ipswich bicycle ride NSC Beverly-Ipswich MA ride (“Scotty Dog Ride”) - Start: Cove Elementary School, Beverly, MA map to start Directions: Exit 18 off of Rte 128 and take Rt. 22 into Beverly. In 1.1 mile turn left on Corning St. After .7 miles turn left on Rt. 127. Take the third left on Eisenhower Ave. (after green crosswalk and crossing signs), and the school will … Continue reading NSC Beverly-Ipswich MA ride (“Scotty Dog Ride”)
NSC Blazing Saddles Century, Byfield MA - North Shore Cyclists’ Blazing Saddles Century travels through the rural towns of the North Shore and southern New Hampshire past beautiful rivers, lakes, churches, and farms. The terrain includes rolling hills, long sunny flats, and rural roads. Start: Triton Regional High School, 112 Elm Street, Byfield, MA. Map to start Proceeds support North Shore Cyclists and their annual donations … Continue reading NSC Blazing Saddles Century, Byfield MA
NSC Bradford ride NSC Bradford ride - Start: Bradford Elementary School, 118 Montvale Street, Haverhill, MA (map to start) Description: All rides (27 miles), medium(40 miles), and long (61 miles) visit the communities of Bradford, West Boxford, Groveland and West Newbury on a mix of local and rural roads. The 61 mile ride (metric century) adds a loop through Newbury to Plum Island and back. … Continue reading NSC Bradford ride
Bradley Palmer State Park bicycle ride NSC Bradley Palmer winter ride - Start location: Bradley Palmer State Park parking lot, Asbury Street, Topsfield MA. From the Asbury Street entrance, take the first right, and the parking lot will be on your left in a short distance. Map to start. A North Shore Cyclists ride.   Map and Cue sheet (PDF) PRINT MAP FROM BROWSER PRINT CUE SHEET FROM … Continue reading NSC Bradley Palmer winter ride
Breakaway Ride, North Andover MA NSC Breakaway Ride, North Andover MA - Location: Breakaway Computraining, 27 Charles St., North Andover, MA 01845. Map Description: 25, 42 and 60 mile rides. There is plenty of parking at Breakaway and a place to change as well as restrooms. Host: Steven Dipetro 60 Mile long route 60 mile NSC cue sheet PDF  60 mile cue sheet at RWGPS 60 mile route map at … Continue reading NSC Breakaway Ride, North Andover MA
NSC Cape Ann from Ipswich - Start: Hammatt St. downtown parking lot, Ipswich, MA map to start Description: Quiet local roads from Ipswich take us to Manchester by the Sea, continuing counter-clockwise for a very scenic tour of Cape Ann’s rocky coastline. All routes go through beautiful Magnolia bordering the ocean, and continue past Hammond Castle, a replication of an English medieval … Continue reading NSC Cape Ann from Ipswich
Cape Ann bicycle ride from Manchester by the Sea NSC Cape Ann from Manchester, MA - Start: Memorial Elementary School, Manchester, MA. map to start. It is the older elementary school, not the new high school. Description: Ride counter-clockwise along the Cape Ann coastline, through Gloucester, out to the Eastern Point Lighthouse and Atlantic Ave., to Rockport and back through Annisquam Village. The short and medium routes return to the start location in … Continue reading NSC Cape Ann from Manchester, MA
Cheese and Whine bicycle ride from Newburyport MA NSC Cheese and Whine from Amesbury - Start location: Amesbury Elementary School, So. Hampton Rd., Amesbury, MA. Map to Start. From  Rte 95 to exit 58 for Rte. 110 Amesbury. Go to the 1st traffic light and take a right onto Elm Street. At the rotary take the first right onto Market St. (Rte. 150). Go about .5 mile, bear left onto … Continue reading NSC Cheese and Whine from Amesbury
Danvers MA bicycle ride NSC Danvers Farm and Sea - Start: 14 Otis St. Danvers, MA. The start is the dirt parking lot of Tiggies Field across from St. Mary of the Annunciation School. From Rte 1 or 95 take the exit for Rte 62 East (Maple St). In about 1 mile turn right on Pine St. and at 0.2 mi left on Otis. Parking … Continue reading NSC Danvers Farm and Sea
Grub Sweat and Gears bicycle ride from Topsfield MA NSC Grub, Sweat and Gears - Start: Main Street Plaza , Topsfield , MA map to start Directions: From Route 95, take Exit 50 to Route 1 North. In Topsfield, turn left onto Route 97 North. At Topsfield Center , go left (Route 97 continues right). Topsfield Plaza is on the right behind Cumberland Farms. Park at the far end of … Continue reading NSC Grub, Sweat and Gears
Hamilton to Newburyport MA bicycle ride NSC Hamilton to Newburyport - Start: Cutler Elementary School, Asbury St., South Hamilton, MA map to start Description: Enjoy some of the nicest cycling in our area. Generally quiet, scenic country roads in Hamilton, Topsfield, Ipswich, Georgetown and Boxford. Long ride adds Newbury and Newburyport. Generally flat to rolling, with a few small hills. Ride created by Arnold Nadler. Combined NSC … Continue reading NSC Hamilton to Newburyport
NSC Halloween Ride NSC Hamilton-Salem Halloween Ride - Description: This ride starts in Hamilton and winds into downtown Salem where there will be large crowds of revelers. Fancy costumes aren’t expected but everyone should try to be creative and help us make a memorable group of cyclists when we arrive in the Witch City. 10 miles each way. Created by : Jimmy White and Paula Bossone … Continue reading NSC Hamilton-Salem Halloween Ride
Bradford MA to Boxford MA bicycle ride NSC Haverhill-Bradford Tuesday evening rides - Start: Bradford Christian Academy, 97 Oxford Avenue, Haverhill, MA. Map to Start. Oxford Ave and the brick school building is across Rte. 125 from Josephs restaurant, and behind the Cedardale complex. Description: NSC ride with long stretches of scenic riding with a few rolling hills. Loop into Boxford and North Andover. The arrow is a white ” 7 ” pointing … Continue reading NSC Haverhill-Bradford Tuesday evening rides
NSC Ipswich to Boston ride - Description: 47 miles along  back roads and bike lanes to North Station in Boston. Return by commuter rail to Ipswich. Created by Gordon Harris. Quiet local roads from Ipswich take us to Topsfield, North Reading, Wakefield and Stoneham. We then ride along the Mystic River to Arlington, take the Minuteman Bike Path to Cambridge, and follow the … Continue reading NSC Ipswich to Boston ride
coastal bicycle ride from Newburyport, MA NSC Let’s Go Coastal from Newburyport, MA - Start: Cushing Park, Newburyport map to start Directions: From Route 95, take Exit 57 for Route 113 East. Go for 2 miles and take a left onto Kent Street. Parking lot is 2 blocks on right. From Route 1 go onto Merrimac Street (at the Newburyport end of the bridge over the Merrimack). Go 1/4 mile west towards … Continue reading NSC Let’s Go Coastal from Newburyport, MA
Merrimack River ride from Newburyport MA NSC Merrimack River ride from Newburyport, MA - Start: Cushing Park, Newburyport MA map to start Directions: From Rte. 95 take exit 57 Rte 113 east. Go for 2 miles and take a left onto Kent St. parking lot is 2 blocks on right. From Rte 1 go onto Merrimac St. 1/4 mile west towards Amesbury. Take a left at the gas station … Continue reading NSC Merrimack River ride from Newburyport, MA
NSC North Andover ride NSC North Andover Ride - Start: Old North Andover Common; Osgood St., North Andover, MA map to start and driving directions Directions: I-495 to Rte 114 East (toward Middleton). Left at lights onto Rt.125 (Bertucci’s Pizza). At next set of lights (.2 mi) take right on to Andover St. Follow for approximately .7 mi to the common. From I-95, take … Continue reading NSC North Andover Ride
Newburyport-Amesbury bicycle ride NSC North from Cushing Park, Newburyport - Start: Cushing Park, Kent St., Newburyport, MA. Google Directions and Map to Start Location. This is a North Shore Cyclists ride. Directions: From I-95, Exit 57 for Rte 113 E. Go 2 miles and take a left onto Kent Street. Parking lot is 2 blocks on right. From Rte 1, go onto Merrimac Street (at the … Continue reading NSC North from Cushing Park, Newburyport
North Reading MA bicycle ride NSC North Reading evening rides - Start Location: Edith A. O’Leary Senior Center, 50 Bow St., N. Reading MA map to start. The building is at the intersection of Haverhill and Bow St. There are also some parking spaces at a small lot across Haverhill St. which belongs to N.Reading High School which could be used for overflow. This location is … Continue reading NSC North Reading evening rides
North Reading MA bicycle ride NSC North Reading pigs, ponds and potholes - A North Shore Cyclists ride Start: Ipswich River Park, North Reading map to start Description: Serene back roads, farm stands, ponds, pigs (plus sheep, chickens, and bunnies), and lots of potholes of the northern burbs. Have iced coffee at Smolak Farm (on the short ride) or a picnic lunch at Ingaldsby Farm. Terrain is moderately … Continue reading NSC North Reading pigs, ponds and potholes
Amesbury - Great Bay ride NSC North to Great Bay, Amesbury - Start: Amesbury Elementary School, 20 South Hampton Rd., Amesbury map to start Directions: Rte. 95 to exit 58 for Rte. 110 Amesbury. Go to the 1st traffic light and take a right onto Elm Street. At the rotary take the 1st right onto Market St. (Rte. 150). Go about 0.5 mile; bear left onto South … Continue reading NSC North to Great Bay, Amesbury
Old Stone Walls ride from Hamilton MA NSC Old Stone Walls ride from Hamilton MA - Start: Cutler Elementary School, Asbury St., South Hamilton, MA map to start Distance: 16, 26, 35 and 43 miles. What to expect: The Stone Walls Ride from Hamilton takes us past Bradley Palmer State Park, along the Ipswich River Sanctuary to Topsfield, Boxford and Georgetown. There are no road marks in Boxford. The road mark is an upside down yellow … Continue reading NSC Old Stone Walls ride from Hamilton MA
Ipswich Old Stone Walls bicycle ride NSC Old Stone Walls Ride Ipswich - Start: Ipswich, 16 Hammatt Street parking lot, behind Market Street and Central Street.  map to start 2015 Alternative Start: Cutler School, Asbury St. in Hamilton MA. Directions: From I-95, take Rt. 133 east to the center of Ipswich. Turn right one block before downtown center. Hammatt St. parking lot will be on your left. From … Continue reading NSC Old Stone Walls Ride Ipswich
Ballardvale Andover bicycle ride NSC Over Hill and Dale from Ballardvale - Start locations: Ballardvale MBTA Station, Andover is the traditional start. map to start ($4 parking charge is enforced. There is some parking available on side streets off of Tewksbury St, where the ride stats, up the hill from the Ballardvale T-Station. ) Directions: Rte 93 to Dascomb Road, take the ramp towards Andover, turn right … Continue reading NSC Over Hill and Dale from Ballardvale
NSC Portsmouth ride NSC Portsmouth to Maine Seacoast ride - Start: Parrott Ave. Parking Lot, Portsmouth, NH. MAP TO START Directions: From I-95 N, take Exit 3 To Portsmouth. In 1.2 mile, bear Right onto South St. In another 0.9 mile, turn Left onto Junkins Ave. In 0.3 mile, Parrott Ave will be on your left and the entrance will be an immediate right. If the lot is … Continue reading NSC Portsmouth to Maine Seacoast ride
Topsfield Ipswich North Andover bicycle ride NSC pothole inspection tour, Topsfield - Start: Topsfield Plaza, Main Street, Topsfield, MA. map to start Directions: From Rte 95 N, take Exit 50 to Route 1 North. In Topsfield, turn left onto Rte 97 North. At stop sign, go left (Rt. 97 continues right). Topsfield Plaza is 1/4 mile on right. Description: Flat to rolling terrain on some of our favorite … Continue reading NSC pothole inspection tour, Topsfield
NSC Quiet Roads North of Boston NSC Quiet Roads North of Boston, Reading -  Start: REI, Salem St in Reading.  map to start Directions: Route 128 to Exit 40; go around rotary to Route 129 (Salem St.) West. REI parking lot is third left. Please park away from the shops. The Reading commuter rail station is 1.3 miles away. Description:  Mostly flat to rolling, shady roads. All rides go through … Continue reading NSC Quiet Roads North of Boston, Reading
NSC Ride to the Sea from Georgetown NSC Ride to the Sea, Georgetown - Start: Perley School, Georgetown map to start Directions: Take Rt. 95 exit 54 west, then follow Rt. 133 west to Georgetown center. At set of lights take right onto North St., Perley School is 1/4 mile on the right. What to expect: Scenic ride through Georgetown, Rowley, Boxford and Ipswich. 25, 40 and 50 miles. … Continue reading NSC Ride to the Sea, Georgetown
NSC Salt Marsh Ride, ipswich - Start: Ipswich MA downtown central parking lot on Hammatt St. behind Market Street and Central Street map to start Directions: From I-95, take Rt. 133 east to the center of Ipswich. Turn right one block before downtown center. Hammatt St. parking lot will be on your left. From Rt. 1, take Ipswich Rd. from Topsfield. … Continue reading NSC Salt Marsh Ride, ipswich
NSC Salt Marsh Ride from Rowley NSC Salt Marsh Ride, Rowley - Location: Pine Grove School, Rt. 1A, Rowley MA Directions: Pine Grove School is on the right when going north on Rt. 1A shortly after the intersection with Central Street. Map to start location Description: The Salt Marsh Ride starts at the Pine Grove School on Rt. 1A in Rowley MA and starts out on a beautiful … Continue reading NSC Salt Marsh Ride, Rowley
Topsfield to Merrimack River bicycle ride NSC Saturday ride, Boxford - Start: Masconomet Regional High School, Boxford MA map to start. Directions: From Route 95 take exit 51 (Endicott St) east towards Topsfield. The school is 1/4 mile on right. The ride leaves from the parking lot closest to I-95). What to expect: The North Shore Cyclists Saturday Fitness Ride meanders through Middleton, Boxford, Georgetown, Byfield, Newbury … Continue reading NSC Saturday ride, Boxford
Topsfield hills ride NSC Topsfield hills - Start: In front of The Bicycle Shop along the Topsfield Linear Path, at the Topsfield Shopping Center, Topsfield MA. Map to Start Description: This little gem of a ride takes on the hills of Topsfield on quiet beautiful roads. The Topsfield Hills ride is a non-arrowed no-drop ride through the beautiful hills south of Topsfield center.  After a side-trip … Continue reading NSC Topsfield hills
Topsfield ride NSC Topsfield Monday ride - Start: Topsfield Plaza, Topsfield map to start Directions: From Rte 95 N, take Exit 50 to Route 1 North. In Topsfield, turn left onto Rte 97 North. At stop sign, go left (Rt. 97 continues right). Topsfield Plaza is 1/4 mile on right. We park at the far end of the lot Description: This is an … Continue reading NSC Topsfield Monday ride
North Shore Cyclists Wakefield bicycle ride NSC Wakefield Thursday ride - Start: Quannapowitt Parkway, northern end of Lake Quannapowitt in Wakefield MA, the end nearest the Rt. 128 interchange. Directions: Rte 128 to Exit 40. Follow Rte 129 south to the park at the north end of the lake and turn right almost immediately on Quannapowitt Parkway to the parking area. Map to start Description: Gently rolling … Continue reading NSC Wakefield Thursday ride
Ipswich MA 15 mile bicycle ride NSC Wednesday Ipswich MA 15 mile ride - Start: YMCA, 110 County Rd. (Rt. 133 east and 1A south ), Ipswich Massachusetts. map to start and driving directions Directions: Take Rt. 133/1A heading east from Ipswich. Before the highways split, the YMCA will be set back on the left.  The driveway is between the two sets of new apartment buildings.   We have permission … Continue reading NSC Wednesday Ipswich MA 15 mile ride
NSC Willowdale mountain biking NSC Willowdale mountain biking - Start: Linebrook road in Ipswich MA, across from the Marini farm field on the right hand side parking lot. Coming from Rt. 1, this is on the right, well before Doyon school. map to start Willowdale has 40 miles of trails for all levels, and great fire roads to learn on. The Forest exists as two … Continue reading NSC Willowdale mountain biking
Plum Island 19 mile ride - This is a 19 mile ride from Newburyport to the lighthouse at the northern tip of the town of Plum Island. On our tour we meet Plum Island Kayak to spend a couple of hours along the Plum Island River. Back on the bikes, the ride continues through the Parker River Wildlife Refuge to the … Continue reading Plum Island 19 mile ride
Reid's ride Lynnfield to Gloucester Reid’s Ride, Gloucester MA - Reid’s Ride is a 28-mile bike ride from Lynnfield High School to Gloucester’s Stage Fort Park to benefit the Reid Sacco AYA Cancer Fund. https://www.firstgiving.com/organization/Reidsride Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX Course
Ipswich to Salem bicycle ride Salem from Ipswich - This is a ride on the Bike New England tour of the Massachusetts North Shore. We depart downtown Ipswich MA, taking local roads to Beverly where we cross the bridge to Salem. After riding through the historic neighborhoods in this well-known city, we return to Ipswich through historic downtown Beverly and Hamilton. Route at RideWithGPS … Continue reading Salem from Ipswich
Salem MA – Marblehead loop - Start location: Salem Commuter Rail Station. Description: 23 mile loop. Visit historic Salem and Marblehead on the Massachusetts North Shore, with great views of the Atlantic. Heavy traffic. Includes the unpaved Marblehead bike trail. Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX Course
Salem - Marblehead bicycle ride Salem-Marblehead ride - Start Location: Salem Willows Park at the corner of Fort Ave. and Bay View Ave. near “Salem Willows Park” signage in Salem, MA. A bike rack and park benches are nearby. Plenty of parking is available. Map to start. Description: This is a ride on the streets of historic Salem and surrounding towns. The routes … Continue reading Salem-Marblehead ride
Newburyport to Salisbury Beach bicycle ride Salisbury Beach ride - This 13 mile ride begins at the Essex Street Inn near downtown Newburyport MA, and crosses the Merrimack River Rt. 1 bridge to Salisbury. Turn off immediately to take local roads to Salisbury Beach State Reservation. Return following Rt. 110 to the town of Salisbury and then cycle a couple of miles on the Salisbury … Continue reading Salisbury Beach ride
The Best of Ipswich - 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 … Continue reading The Best of Ipswich
Parker Brothers Cycling game The Massachusetts North Shore and the Golden Age of Cycling - The American popularity of bicycles originated in Boston, which held the first U.S. bicycle race on May 24, 1878. In 1883, Abbot Bassett of Chelsea set out on the first recorded 100 mile bike ride, meandering on an adult tricycle along the North Shore to Ipswich and back home. George Chinn of the Beverly Citizen … Continue reading The Massachusetts North Shore and the Golden Age of Cycling
Tour de Greenbelt - The Tour de Greenbelt is sponsored by the Essex County Greenbelt’s Cox Reservation and Headquarters, 82 Eastern Avenue, Essex, MA 01929. Go to tourdegreenbelt.org Greenbelt, Essex County’s Land Trust works with local landowners and communities to conserve the region’s farmland, wildlife habitat, and scenic landscapes. Cue sheets 25-MILE Cue Sheet 50-MILE Cue Sheet GPX files 25-Mile GPX File 50-Mile … Continue reading Tour de Greenbelt
Tyngsborough Pepperell Hollis bicycle ride Tyngsborough Pepper and Maple - Start: Tyngsborough Elementary School, 205 Westford Rd, Tyngsborough, MA (map). Arrow Shape: White T. Description: The ride is remarkable for staying on so many low-traffic roads with excellent pavement. The short ride goes through Tyngsborough, Pepperell, Hollis NH, Nashua NH, and Dunstable; the long ride adds Townsend and Brookline NH. The short route has 0.5 miles of packed gravel, … Continue reading Tyngsborough Pepper and Maple
Wakefield MA bicycle ride Wakefield Beers and Steamers - Beers and Steamers is a Charles River Wheelmen ride from Wakefield, MA. View an interactive map below of Beers and Steamers at http://ridewithgps.com/routes/989675 Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX Course
Chebacco lakes trails Wenham MA Chebacco Woods mountain biking - Gordon College in Wenham Massachusetts has an excellent trail network for hiking and mountain biking connecting to the other well-maintained trails in adjoining Chebacco Woods. The easy trails wrap around several ponds and are appropriate for beginner and intermediate cyclists, with gently rolling terrain through hemlock and beech forests surrounded by glacial outcroppings. Not shown … Continue reading Wenham MA Chebacco Woods mountain biking
Willowdale Mountain Bike Ride - Willowdale Mountain Bike Ride Willowdale State Forest, Topsfield/Ipswich MA Date: 19 Nov 2016 9:00 AM EST Join the Essex County Trail Association for a 2 hour intermediate mountain bike ride around Willowdale State Forest on Saturday, November 19th from 9-11am.  We will make a few brief stops along the way to highlight some of the … Continue reading Willowdale Mountain Bike Ride