Summer Biking 1 - Ocean & Beaches by Cape Ann

Ok for our first out of Boston adventure in 2014, we will go to a quintessential new England fishing / beach destination - Cape Ann. we will ride around the cape which encompass Rockport and Gloucester, see some nature, the beaches, stop for some lobster, wine and ice cream (prob not at the same time) maybe even on the beach before heading back to boston by 5 (when the bike shop closes). The entire trail is about 18 miles loop on flat ground, so all level of riding is welcome. This trip is of course weather dependent, so I will update as we get close.

For more info on cape ann - http://www321.pair.com/oaries/localattitude/capeann.htm


Need a ride? members are normally good about offering carpools. But please indicate that in your RSVP. Please put location and T stops you can meet at. This will help facilitate carpools. example - need ride, can meet in Cambridge or any T stop on redline.

More details to follow.

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  • Doug

    Did anyone else get as sunburned as me? Lobster-like!

    June 21

    • Robert

      I'm a bit burned too. Not lobster like, but I did make a run to the store for some aloe.

      June 22

  • Chris

    Nice Pictures everyone! am going to do a quick run of minuteman trial next sun - come out and enjoy some ice cream on the way

    June 22

    • Syed Ali Raza Z.

      Where is that ? I am in

      June 22

    • Chris

      It starts at alewife station on the redline and end in Bedford

      June 22

  • Dante

    Had a great time even though I had to boot back early to make a wedding. Rte 127 was definitely a bit of a risk, especially for less experienced people, but nobody got hit, so it worked out.

    June 22

  • Rishabh A.

    I had wonderful time.. Thank you Chris for organizing... proud that I biked 19 mils in a day with uphill involved :D.... it was good meeting new people.... my num is 3528700871... text/call/ watsapp me and we'll grab drinks in the city.. will post pictures soon :)

    June 22

  • Syed Ali Raza Z.

    Thank you very much sara. The pictures are awesome.

    June 22

  • Chris

    It was fun riding with everyone and weather god was gracious to us! Until next time...

    1 · June 21

  • Gizem

    Had a wonderful time with great people! Thanks Chris and everyone!

    June 21

  • Syed Ali Raza Z.

    Had a great time Chris and a big thank you to all for being so wonderful.

    June 21

  • Chris

    Good we are at seven wave for lunch in rockport

    June 21

  • Ryan S.

    We made it to north shore kayak for those that drove there

    June 21

  • Chris

    Ok here at big mikes

    June 21

  • Syed Ali Raza Z.

    We are here as well me and Eric reaching in about 5 min.

    June 21

  • Chris

    Hi everyone, we are less than a day away, please update your rsvp if your schedule changed. And if anyone still need a ride I believe the following still got some spaces but please contact them asap before tonight:

    Chris (me) is leaving from Brookline driving through Fenway, picking up 2 with 2 spaces open
    Rish leaving from Malden/boston ( picking up 1)
    Eric leaving from Boston (pickup 1 with a space)

    June 20

    • Eshwari

      Sure Chris , Thanks

      June 20

    • Eshwari

      Chris ..My contact[masked] .

      June 21

  • Gizem

    I live near Red line, so if anybody can pick me up from any station on the Red line, that'll be awesome!

    June 17

    • Rishabh A.

      Hi bonita... I can pick u along with Gizem from JFK umass station tomorrow morning 820am... :)

      June 20

    • Bonita

      Thanks Chris and Rishabh! I'll contact Rish now, looking forward to tomorrow!

      June 20

  • Doug

    If anyone is still looking for a ride...I'm coming from Somerville. No bike rack but do have empty seats for 3. Happy to pick anyone up. I'm close to Central Square on the Red Line.

    June 20

  • Ryan S.

    Broke the crank on my bike today. If local bike shop parts aren't too expensive I'm hoping I can get it fixed up in time

    1 · June 19

    • Ryan S.

      Bike's fixed see y'all tomorrow

      June 20

  • Bonita

    Hi, any more spots for carpooling? I am on the redline and can meet up. Let me know, thanks!

    June 20

  • Chris

    Ok carpool update
    Chris (me) is leaving from Brookline driving through Fenway, picking up 2 already with 1 to 2 spaces open
    Rish leaving from Malden/boston ( r u picking up Gizem?)
    Eric leaving from Boston (r u picking up Ali?)
    Also anyone driving by Burlington that can give Robert a ride?

    1 · June 18

    • Rishabh A.

      Thank you Chris and sara.... so we should meet at 10am there now right??

      June 19

    • Chris

      We are meeting there at 930

      1 · June 20

  • Eric L.

    Hi all, I just got bumped in from the waitlist (sweet). Planning on driving from Boston and may be able to take a couple people. Leave your number if interested.

    1 · June 17

  • Chris

    Ok this sat currently looks completely fine knock on wood it stay this way lol...which bring us back to the hot topic of carpool, we need more drivers with spaces! Please list ur availability or if u need a ride and everyone can group up by end of week.

    Currently
    Chris (me) is leaving from Brookline driving through Fenway, picking up 2 already with 1 to 2 spaces depends on size of individual
    Karin leaving from Jp got space for 1
    Rish leaving from Malden still got space for 1?

    June 17

  • Robert

    Anybody got room for one more coming by Burlington? I'm about 5 minutes from I-95.

    June 17

  • Chris

    Hi everyone, we are one week from our first summer bike trip - the weather currently looks good, very excited! Please update your RSVP and highlight if u r carpooling or need a ride

    Currently Matt is offering carpooling from south station, with Noelle and Henry as passengers I can take 2 to 3 ppl from Brookline / allston / newton

    June 7

    • Gizem

      Hey Chris! Is there any way to give me a ride from Allston? ( I know it is tooo late though:)

      June 13

    • Syed Ali Raza Z.

      I live near BU. #[masked]

      June 17

  • Syed Ali Raza Z.

    Ok, so I live near BU , that is fenway/kenmore . If any body can pick me up from there.
    My telephone is[masked]

    June 17

  • Matt

    Unfortunately I have a conflict on Saturday and will not be able to make it. Definitely next time!

    June 16

  • Chris

    Just reminded sun mike is closed, so rescheduled to sat

    June 13

    • Alex

      I'll be out of town next weekend.. I hope we can do this again this summer because this trip sounded awesome.

      1 · June 13

    • Xiao

      ditto. will be whitewater rafting that weekend. hope u guys do another biking event soon!

      June 15

  • Karin E.

    Doug suggested the food truck festival, it sounds great. Join us if you can! Check it out here: http://foodtruckfestivalsofne.com/fork-in-the-road-fest/

    Let's meet around 2.
    Location: Blue Hills Bank Pavilion (290 Northern Ave, Boston, MA 02210)
    Cost: $15 to get in (I honestly have no idea what that includes).
    Meet: Outside at the big blue electronic sign thingy (right on the sidewalk pretty sure you will see it)

    June 13

    • Gizem

      Couldn't make it today! I hope next time I'll enjoy you guys!

      June 14

    • Gizem

      *join

      June 14

  • Karin E.

    Just a thought, the weather ruined the biking but were left with a free afternoon. Would anyone want to find some lobster, wine and/or ice cream right in Boston. Let me know if your interested in meeting up and if you know of a good place.

    June 13

    • Karin E.

      Doug I just googled it and I'm in. Gonna post details above hope to see you tomorrow. Thanks for the suggestion.

      June 13

    • Gizem

      Great idea! Let's do it! I'll probably show up around 2.30ish!

      June 13

  • Gizem

    Hey Guys! I just joined this event! I know it is such a last minute but is there anyone who can give me a lift? I live near to Red line. I'm also assuming that bike renting is possible? Already excited!!I hope the weather will be nice!

    June 13

    • Doug

      I'm in Inman just up from the Central Square stop. Happy to pick you up along the way.

      June 13

    • Gizem

      Thanks a lot Doug.If the event still goes on for tomorrow; here is my e-mail adress [masked]

      June 13

  • Chris

    Hi everyone unfortunately fcst is now increase to 70% rain tom, this event been rescheduled to sun next week

    June 13

  • Dante

    I live about a short distance from the train station in Beverly, so if someone wanted a convoluted way to get to the meet, I can pick them (and a bike) up and drop them back off there. This holds for Sunday if it gets rescheduled, too.

    June 13

  • Chris

    The weather still look iffy - I will make a final call at 6 today

    June 13

  • Doug

    If this event is still on for tomorrow...I'm in Inman Square and have room for 1 with a bike. Happy to meet in the vicinity.

    June 13

  • Jon C.

    Guys this looks like a great event but I can't make it I'm not feeling great.. However who would like to meet up later this summer and maybe do a beach volley ball and then lunch after we could plan something for Revere beach in Boston and then all go to lunch or their is Paddys beach in Rhode Island hey I hope this sounds like something that can get planned feel free text me[masked] Jon

    June 13

  • Aish

    I would love to join you guys on your trip to Cape Ann!
    I stay very close to Longwood Medical Area ..is there anyway I could catch up with someone who is driving down to the MeetUp venue?

    So also, I do not own a bike since I recently came down to Boston--but I believe I can rent one at Big Mike's.

    Do let me know if anything can be worked out--I know it is pretty late but I so wish I can do it!!

    My number is :[masked]

    June 13

  • Matt

    I am showing a 50% chance of thunderstorms tomorrow.

    June 13

  • Chris

    ok - latest update on carpool:

    Chris - going from brookline, through fenway (1 passenger, 2 spaces avail)
    Matt - going from south station (2 passengers, 1 space avail)
    Alex - going from Framingham (3 spaces avail)
    Karin - going from JP (1 space avail)

    If you need rides, please contact the above asap, don't wait till last min

    June 10

  • Chris

    Ok ppl reminded me there is this big dragon boat gathering this sun, so if get rain out the backup date is next sun

    June 12

  • Rishabh A.

    Hi guys... I can offer ride from malden/boston....

    June 11

    • Rishabh A.

      Sorry Chris I won't be able to make it thus saturday... I soo wanna come but a friend is coming from west coast.... :(

      June 12

    • Chris

      No problem

      June 12

  • Chris

    Hey folks, only couple of days left, everything looks good but the weather fcst got little iffy.
    my cut off point is a GO at the chance of rain at 30% or below, if it gets above 30% (like 40/50%) by fri, I will reschedule this to Sun...hopefully it won't come to that, stay tuned

    June 12

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi everyone! I just saw this and I'd love to go biking and meet new people. I don't have a bike, is there somewhere to rent one for the day?

    June 10

    • Chris

      yes, at the location (big Mike's) where we are meeting

      June 10

    • Dante

      Also, I don't know how tall you are, but I have an old Giant dual suspension mountain bike with street balloon tires that you could borrow. I think it could adjust down to about 5'8" or so without a problem. Unfortunately, I also have a beautiful old mixte I'm redoing, but I won't have it ready by Saturday.

      June 10

  • Karin E.

    I have room for one person. I'm coming from JP.

    June 10

  • Chris

    Karin, Matt is leaving from south station and got a bike rack, try him first (his contact is below)

    Otherwise, I still got space for person but not the bike, but you can rent at the meeting location

    let me know how you turn out

    June 9

    • Karin E.

      Thanks Chris. I have a car that I can throw my bike in the back of, just figured the less cars the better if possible.

      June 10

  • Matt

    I have room for one more person but my bike rack is full unfortunately.

    June 10

  • Alex

    I'm driving down from Framingham with a bike rack that has room for one more bike (and 3 seats). Send me a message if anyone wants a ride.

    June 9

  • Karin E.

    Hey, I would like to carpool. I have a bike so I would need to be able to throw it on a bike rack or something of the sort. I'm based in Jamaica Plain but could meet anywhere that works for the driver.

    June 9

  • Chris

    Hi, just a friendly reminder if you need to carpool, this is the time to speak up as we are less than 5 days away

    June 9

  • Matt

    I have a bike rack and can handle three people. I live near South Station.

    June 4

    • Matt

      Certainly! Any others who are interested can reach me at [masked]

      June 4

    • Henry D.

      Hey Matt can I also catch a ride? I live in South End and can meet you at south station. Email is [masked]

      June 5

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