About Bike New England

Bike New England provides a free searchable online database of cycling routes in the American Northeast, with links to our own rides, cycling clubs, charity rides, and regional cycling advocacy groups. There is a charge only for cue sheets and route maps on disk or for direct access to the cue sheet directory.

Gordon Harris, owner of Bike New EnglandBike New England and the Cycling New England blog are projects of Gordon Harris, a ride leader and webmaster for North Shore Cyclists. After Gordon joined the 2000 Big Ride Across America for the American Lung Association, he started Berkshire Cycle Touring to share his favorite rides in western Massachusetts, and after moving to charming Ipswich, Massachusetts on the North Shore of Massachusetts began leading cycling tours there for Elderhostel and Ciclismo Classico. Every summer Gordon and friends set out on a multi-day cycling tour in New England or eastern Canada. The web site expanded to share this growing inventory of cycling routes to the public. You can help support the project by purchasing cycling products offered on our web pages.

Contact Gordon about designing a self-guided tour for your family or group to match your interests and ability levels. Prices are generally $100 for each day of the tour. Services include all correspondence about the tour, route research, PDF cue sheets and route maps from your desired start location, and interactive maps of the tour at Ride With GPS.

Gordon Harris is a member of the Ipswich Historical Commission and a regular contributor to the Historic Ipswich website.
Gordon's Articles in the Ipswich (Massachusetts) Chronicle:

Pedal Power Surges
Mill Rd. Linear Park RIP
Topsfield Road Crossing
Self-Governed at Market and Central
Roads to Nowhere lead to Many Beautiful Places
Proposing an Ipswich Spur for the Border to Boston Rail Trail
Boston's North Shore and the Golden Age of Cycling
Cycling the Great Salt Marsh
Argilla Rd. Just For Us
A Walk in the Dunes
Cycling the Great Salt Marsh offers scenic views
Trails of generosity lead to winter fun

Gordon also leads walking tours of historic Ipswich Massachusetts. On the 1.5 hour walk we discuss the architecture and personal stories behind the town's First Period, Second Periodd, Federal, Greek Revival and Victorian homes, using them as an opportunity to explore the history and natural geography of the town. Tours are available by request, $10 per person for small groups. Email Gordon Harris about arranging a walking tour for your family or group, or call (978) 979-6598.


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