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


Ciclismo Classico

A benefit for Adventure Cycling and MassBike. Presented by Ciclismo Classico. TICKETS: $15.00 in advance, $20.00 at door. Purchase online. Ciclismo Classico is partnering with Essex Heritage to bring the 7th edition of the Bike Travel Film Festival to the Firehouse Center for the Arts in Newuryport MA The Festival’s mission is to inspire attendees to explore by bicycle.  Whether across … Continue reading THE 7TH ANNUAL CICLISMO CLASSICO BIKE TRAVEL FILM FESTIVAL

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

Northampton MA to Rockland ME

Northampton Quabbin Reservoir bicycle ride

This requested tour was designed to start in Northampton Massachusetts and ended in Rockland Maine. Other persons using these routes will need to find alternative overnight locations.The route takes a mix of local roads and highways to Westford and Newburyport MA, then follows generally follows the New Hampshire and Maine coast to Rockland. Roads are selected to optimize … Continue reading Northampton MA to Rockland ME

NSC Hamilton to Newburyport

Hamilton to Newburyport MA bicycle ride

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 hills. Ride created by Arnold Nadler. Combined NSC … Continue reading NSC Hamilton to Newburyport

Newburyport to Exeter

Newburyport to Exeter This is a Charles River Wheelmen (CRW) ride Start: Nock Middle School, 70 Low Street, Newburyport, MA 01950 (map) Description: From beautiful Newburyport, we'll wind through some lovely back roads into Southern New Hampshire. Both rides will follow stretches of quiet roads along the Merrimack River with the longer ride heading as far … Continue reading Newburyport to Exeter

NSC North from Cushing Park, Newburyport

Newburyport-Amesbury bicycle ride

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 1, go onto Merrimac Street (at the … Continue reading NSC North from Cushing Park, Newburyport

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 Sea Danvers Grub, Sweat and Gears Topsfield … Continue reading Arrowed rides on the North Shore Cyclists site

NSC Merrimack River ride from Newburyport, MA

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. Take a left at the gas station … Continue reading NSC Merrimack River ride from Newburyport, MA

NSC Let’s Go Coastal from Newburyport, MA

coastal bicycle ride 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 the Merrimack). Go 1/4 mile west towards … Continue reading NSC Let’s Go Coastal from Newburyport, MA

Mountain biking north of Boston

Bay Circuit Trail

The following is a list of places to mountain bike on the Massachusetts North Shore, listed by towns. The state forests and preserved land in this area provide hundreds of miles of great mountain bike trails. The Bay Circuit Trail connects several state forests and other protected land through 34 towns in Eastern Massachusetts.. Many … Continue reading Mountain biking north of Boston

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”

Maudslay State Park loop

Maudslay State park from Newburyport bicycle ride

Maudslay State Park This scenic 13-mile ride starts from the Essex St. Inn in downtown Newburyport .  We ride along  High Street, lined with large Federal period homes, then continue to Maudslay State Park. We stop here to walk for an hour or two through the old estate and along the river. Back on the … Continue reading Maudslay State Park loop

Salisbury Beach ride

Newburyport to Salisbury Beach bicycle ride

This 13 mile ride begins at the Essex Street Inn near downtown Newburyport MA, and crosses the Merrimack River Rt. 1 bridge to Salisbury. Turn off immediately to take local roads to Salisbury Beach State Reservation. Return following Rt. 110 to the town of Salisbury and then cycle a couple of miles on the Salisbury … Continue reading Salisbury Beach ride

Plum Island 19 mile ride

This is a 19 mile ride from Newburyport to the lighthouse at the northern tip of the town of Plum Island. On our tour we meet Plum Island Kayak to spend a couple of hours along the Plum Island River. Back on the bikes, the ride continues through the Parker River Wildlife Refuge to the … Continue reading Plum Island 19 mile ride