Bicycle rides on the Massachusetts North Shore

Tour de Greenbelt, Saturday, September 21, 2019 - The Tour de Greenbelt is sponsored by the Essex County Greenbelt’s Cox Reservation and Headquarters, 82 Eastern Avenue, Essex, MA 01929. Go to 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 […]
Coast to the Cure Coast to the Cure, Gloucester MA September 14, 2019 - 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 […]
Danvers a Reason to Ride A Reason to Ride, Danvers MA: September 8, 2019 - 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 […]
Cycle for Shelter Haverhill bicycle ride Cycle for Shelter, Haverhill MA: July 28, 2019 - 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 […]
NSC Blazing Saddles Century, Byfield MA: Saturday, August 17, 2019 - 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 […]
Reid's ride Lynnfield to Gloucester Reid’s Ride, Gloucester MA: July 21, 2019 - 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. Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX Course
Topsfield MA North Shore bicycle ride North Shore Tour de Cure, Topsfield MA: Sunday, May 20, 2018 - 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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). […]
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. […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]