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

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

Cycle for Shelter, Haverhill MA: July 23, 2017

Cycle for Shelter Haverhill bicycle ride

The 29th 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: July 23, 2017

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

Tour de Greenbelt, September 16, 2017

The 2016 Tour de Greenbelt started at the Essex County Greenbelt's Cox Reservation and Headquarters, 82 Eastern Avenue, Essex, MA 01929. 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, September 16, 2017

Reid’s Ride, Gloucester MA: July 16th, 2017

Reid's ride Lynnfield to Gloucester

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

Ipswich-Topsfield-Boxford

Ipswich Topsfield and Boxford bicycle ride

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

Hamilton MA “Hey you, get off my road!”

Hamilton Get Off My Road bicycle ride

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

A Reason to Ride, Danvers MA: September 17, 2017

Danvers a Reason to Ride

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. 10 mile cue sheet 25 mile cue sheet 50 mile cue sheet 50 miles Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue … Continue reading A Reason to Ride, Danvers MA: September 17, 2017

Around Castle Neck

Castle Neck hike Ipswich

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

North Shore cycling tour

Cape Ann bicycle ride

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

Hills of Ipswich

Ipswich MA hilly bicycle ride

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

North Shore Tour de Cure, Topsfield MA: Sunday, May 21, 2017

Topsfield MA North Shore bicycle ride

Date: May 21, 2017 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 … Continue reading North Shore Tour de Cure, Topsfield MA: Sunday, May 21, 2017

Danvers with hills

Danvers MA Topsfield Georgetown bicycle ride

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

Haverhill riding north

Haverhill bicycle ride

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