NSC Beverly-Ipswich MA ride (“Scotty Dog Ride”)

Beverly-Ipswich bicycle ride

Start: Cove Elementary School, Beverly, MA map to start Directions: Exit 18 off of Rte 128 and take Rt. 22 into Beverly. In 1.1 mile turn left on Corning St. After .7 miles turn left on Rt. 127. Take the third left on Eisenhower Ave. (after green crosswalk and crossing signs), and the school will … Continue reading NSC Beverly-Ipswich MA ride (“Scotty Dog Ride”)

Ipswich to Plum Island, “Out and Back”

Start Location: Ipswich Middle and Senior High School, Ipswich MA., We start from the parking lot behind the school). This ride takes recently-repaved Rt. 1A from Ipswich through Rowley to Newbury, and then offers options to continue to Newburyport for a 22 mile round trip, or out to the Parker River Wildlife Refuge on Plum Island for a 32 mile … Continue reading Ipswich to Plum Island, “Out and Back”

The Best of Ipswich

Start: Ipswich Massachusetts,  Hammatt St. parking lot, behind Market Street and Central Street map to start Description: The Best of Ipswich ride features our favorite cycling favorite roads from downtown Ipswich with a great mix of state forests, cycling along the Ipswich River, and scenic ocean vistas from Crane Beach and Jeffreys Neck, returning through … Continue reading The Best of Ipswich

NSC Cape Ann from Ipswich

Start: Hammatt St. downtown parking lot, Ipswich, MA map to start Description: Quiet local roads from Ipswich take us to Manchester by the Sea, continuing counter-clockwise for a very scenic tour of Cape Ann's rocky coastline. All routes go through beautiful Magnolia bordering the ocean, and continue past Hammond Castle, a replication of an English medieval … Continue reading NSC Cape Ann from Ipswich

North Shore cycling

North Shore Cyclists (NSC) is a recreational bike club in the  North Shore area of Massachusetts.  Over 400 members span the spectrum from beginning cyclists who join to learn more about the sport to advanced cyclists. Gordon Harris maintains the club's website and this interactive map of North Shore Cyclists rides. View our new mobile-friendly site, designed … Continue reading North Shore cycling

Harold Parker S.P. to Jeffreys Neck

Harold Parker SP bicycle ride

A vintage Charles River Wheelmen and North Shore Cyclists bicycle ride Start: Harold Parker State Forest headquarters, North Andover, MA map to start and driving directions Description: Ride through several Essex County state forests. The shorter ride goes to Topsfield; the longer ride includes Ipswich, Great and Little Necks. The 46 mile version is at http://ridewithgps.com/routes/274944  Route … Continue reading Harold Parker S.P. to Jeffreys Neck

Salem from Ipswich

Ipswich to Salem bicycle ride

This is a ride on the Bike New England tour of the Massachusetts North Shore. We depart downtown Ipswich MA, taking local roads to Beverly where we cross the bridge to Salem. After riding through the historic neighborhoods in this well-known city, we return to Ipswich through historic downtown Beverly and Hamilton. Route at RideWithGPS … Continue reading Salem from Ipswich

Ipswich River Watershed ride

Ipswich Watershed bicycle ride

This 60 mile cycling tour of the Ipswich River Watershed in the Massachusetts North Shore. Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX Course

Merrimack River Ride from Ipswich MA

A ride from Ipswich Massachusetts through the state forest area to West Newbury MA, along the Merrimack River, returning through Newburyport and the Great Salt Marsh. (map to start) Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX Course