Cycling routes in the American northeast, eastern Canada and beyond
This cycling tour of the Massachusetts North Shore is based in Ipswich and Newburyport, Massachusetts and visits some of the most beautiful and historic coastal areas in New England. It is designed for experienced cyclists who are able to cycle 20 to 40 miles at a moderate to fast pace, with options for distance, destinations, and alternative activities, including hiking and canoeing. The tour is offered through the nonprofit educational organization Road Scholar at a very affordable price, but anyone can follow the links below to download cue sheets, maps and GPS files for each ride if you wish to do it on your own.
In addition to receiving route maps and cue sheets, Road Scholar participants have at least two guides. When we are riding as a large group, one will be leading and the other “sweeping.” When we separate for short and long distances or for multi-sport options, one guide accompanies each group. Participants choose a distance option that fits their cycling abilities. (No support vehicle is provided.)