Category: north shore

Tour de Greenbelt, Saturday, September 29, 2018

The 2016 Tour de Greenbelt started at the Essex County Greenbelt’s Cox Reservation and Headquarters, 82 Eastern Avenue, Essex, MA 01929. Go to tourdegreenbelt.org

Greenbelt, Essex County’s Land Trust works with local landowners and communities to conserve the region’s farmland, wildlife habitat, and scenic landscapes.

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50 mile route

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NSC Blazing Saddles Century, Byfield MA: Saturday, August 18, 2018

blazing_saddles_imageNorth 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 support North Shore Cyclists and their annual donations to other non-profit organizations.

 100 miles

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62 miles

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50 miles

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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

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63 mile ride

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A Reason to Ride, Danvers MA: September 9, 2018

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

50 miles

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Cycle for Shelter, Haverhill MA: July 22, 2018

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 Massachusetts.  Upon returning to the college, riders can enjoy delicious food prepared by local restaurants, music and massages.

Proceeds from this event benefit Emmaus, a non-profit housing and human services organization in Haverhill that serves homeless and formerly homeless families and single adults.   For more information, please call (978) 241-3425 or email cycle@emmausinc.org or visit www.emmausinc.org or http://events.emmausinc.org/cycle17

StartNorthern Essex Community College.

2017 routes

20 miles

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40 miles

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62 miles

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100 miles

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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 with a brief section of private driveway on town right-of-way.


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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 in Geneva, David Goodrich returned home to the United States to find a nation and a people in denial. Concerned that the American people are willfully deluded by the misinformation about climate that dominates media and politics, David thought a little straight talk could set things right. As they say in Animal House, he decided that “this calls for a stupid and futile gesture on someone’s part, and I’m just the guy to do it.”

Starting on the beach in Delaware, David rode his bike 4,200 miles to Oregon, talking with the people he met on the ultimate road trip. Along the way he learned a great deal about why climate is a complicated issue for many Americans and even more about the country we all share.

Climate change is the central environmental issue of our time. But A Hole in the Wind is also about the people Dave met and the experiences he had along the way, like the toddler’s beauty pageant in Delaware, the tornado in Missouri, rust-belt towns and their relationship with fracking, and the mined-out uranium ghost town in Wyoming. As he rides, David will discuss the climate with audiences varying from laboratories to diners to elementary schools.