Category: Central Massachusetts

Sudbury NVP Fall Century 2011

Shown below is the 100 mile route for the Neshoba Valley Pedalers 2011 Fall Century

27 mile http://ridewithgps.com/routes/570108
50 mile http://ridewithgps.com/routes/555252
80 mile http://ridewithgps.com/routes/654138
104 mile http://ridewithgps.com/routes/583802


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Wachusett Aqueduct trail

The 9 mile Wachusett Aqueduct extends from the Wachusett Reservoir in Clinton Massachusetts to the John J. Carroll Water Treatment Plant at Walnut Hill in Marlborough and passes through Berlin and Northborough. In May 2012 Massachusetts Water Resources Authority announced that “No trespassing” signs along this and four other trails will be removed since they are no longer in service, allowing use by hikers, cyclists and others.

Host communities will be allowed to develop and manage trails, while keeping care and control with the state. MWRA resources are focused on managing newer facilities, and thus the state is offering host communities and non-profits access in order to continue to protect the aqueducts as public land while maintaining their role as contingency water supplies

View this route at http://ridewithgps.com/routes/1211279


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Uxbridge-Chasm State Reservation loop

Known as the Purgatory Ride, this Charles River Wheelmen cycling loop goes through North Uxbridge, Sutton, and neighboring towns. It includes scenic shores, dams, roads, steep (9 -12%) climbs  with 3500 ft. of climbing.

Starts: Blackstone River State Park, 287 Oak Street, Uxbridge, Ma (map to start)

The route shown below: : Start is Shaws Supermarket, Ashland MA

View this ride at http://ridewithgps.com/routes/1161962


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Dudley – Woodstock Loop

A Seven Hills Wheelmen Ride from Dudley MA

Start: Dudley District Court, Lyons Rd., Dudley MA

View this ride at http://ridewithgps.com/routes/865365


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Tower Hill Ride

The countryside north of Worcester, Massachusetts is rural and hilly with some great quiet roads for cycling. We started this 25 mile ride from the parking lot at Tower Hill Botanical Garden in Boylston. Admission is free for members; otherwise you pay admission at the estate entrance. After visiting the garden, we took the closed former entrance road down the hill and rode north for several miles along Wachusett Reservoir. Before reaching Clinton, we turned east along some very moderate hills that eventually brought us to a surprising view of the Boston skyline.

The tiny town Berlin (pronounced BURL-en) is charming New England at its best, and a good place to stop for refreshments. Just a few miles further along the route, you’ll want to stop at Indian Head Farm, which seven generations of the Wheeler-Hastings family have operated since 1782. Returning on Garden St., you’ll ride along a couple of escarpments that will offer a bit of climbing before arriving back at Tower Hill for a total of about 1400 ft. of climb total on the ride.


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Ride for a Reason, Holden MA

Ride For A Reason Bike-A-Thon To benefit the Interfaith Hospitality Network of Greater Worcester, 15-mile, 30-mile and this year we’re adding a 50-mile routes.

Start: First Congregational Church, 1180 Main Street in Holden, MA. Ride through the scenic, rolling hills of Holden, Sterling, Princeton and West Boylston. View this ride at http://ridewithgps.com/routes/1054612


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Quabbin Reservoir ride

The King’s Tour of the Quabbin is a Seven Hills Wheelmen annual century ride around Quabbin Reservoir in western Massachusetts, starting from Rutland Masachusetts.

The route goes northwest to Barre, then clockwise around the Quabbin Reservoir. A rest stop with water and snacks is at mile 22 on all routes. The metric century splits off at mile 34 in Ware and returns via the Gilbertville covered bridge. The 100-miler and the 125-miler go into the Quabbin Reservation in Ware and climb to the summit tower; the Visitor Center at mile 43 at Winsor Dam has water and bathrooms. The two long routes diverge at mile 49 in Belchertown, where there is a convenience store. The double metric goes into North Amherst, and the 100-miler goes up roller-coaster Route 202 to New Salem, which has a convenience store at mile 67. The two long routes converge shortly before the Petersham rest stop (mile 76 on the 100-miler and mile 101 on the 125-miler).All routes are hilly.

Cue sheets from the Wheelmen for the Century and Metric Century are below.

KING’S TOUR OF THE QUABBIN – METRIC CENTURY 2010 62 miles


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