North Shore Tour de Cure, Topsfield MA

Topsfield MA North Shore bicycle ride

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, 207 Boston St., Topsfield, Mass. Cycling routes are 12, 30, 63 and 100 miles. The 100-mile route is a Gran Fondo that features timed… Continue reading North Shore Tour de Cure, Topsfield MA


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

NSC Saturday ride, Boxford

Topsfield to Merrimack River bicycle ride

Start: Masconomet Regional High School, Boxford MA map to start. Directions: From Route 95 take exit 51 (Endicott St) east towards Topsfield. The school is 1/4 mile on right. The ride leaves from the parking lot closest to I-95). What to expect: The North Shore Cyclists Saturday Fitness Ride meanders through Middleton, Boxford, Georgetown, Byfield, Newbury… Continue reading NSC Saturday ride, Boxford

NSC pothole inspection tour, Topsfield

Topsfield Ipswich North Andover bicycle ride

Start: Topsfield Plaza, Main Street, Topsfield, MA. map to start Directions: From Rte 95 N, take Exit 50 to Route 1 North. In Topsfield, turn left onto Rte 97 North. At stop sign, go left (Rt. 97 continues right). Topsfield Plaza is 1/4 mile on right. Description: Flat to rolling terrain on some of our favorite… Continue reading NSC pothole inspection tour, Topsfield

NSC Bradley Palmer winter ride

Bradley Palmer State Park bicycle ride

Start location: Bradley Palmer State Park parking lot, Asbury Street, Topsfield MA. From the Asbury Street entrance, take the first right, and the parking lot will be on your left in a short distance. Map to start. A North Shore Cyclists ride.   Map and Cue sheet (PDF) PRINT MAP FROM BROWSER PRINT CUE SHEET FROM… Continue reading NSC Bradley Palmer winter ride

NSC Willowdale mountain biking

NSC Willowdale mountain biking

Start: Linebrook road in Ipswich MA, across from the Marini farm field on the right hand side parking lot. Coming from Rt. 1, this is on the right, well before Doyon school. map to start Willowdale has 40 miles of trails for all levels, and great fire roads to learn on. The Forest exists as two… Continue reading NSC Willowdale mountain biking

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 Topsfield Monday ride

Topsfield ride

Start: Topsfield Plaza, Topsfield map to start Directions: From Rte 95 N, take Exit 50 to Route 1 North. In Topsfield, turn left onto Rte 97 North. At stop sign, go left (Rt. 97 continues right). Topsfield Plaza is 1/4 mile on right. We park at the far end of the lot Description: This is an… Continue reading NSC Topsfield Monday ride

NSC Grub, Sweat and Gears

Grub Sweat and Gears bicycle ride from Topsfield MA

Start: Main Street Plaza , Topsfield , MA map to start Directions: From Route 95, take Exit 50 to Route 1 North. In Topsfield, turn left onto Route 97 North. At Topsfield Center , go left (Route 97 continues right). Topsfield Plaza is on the right behind Cumberland Farms. Park at the far end of… Continue reading NSC Grub, Sweat and Gears

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