Peterborough Hills and Folliage Ride

45 mi road bike ride on quiet back roads in the Manodnock region. Stamina a must, but high speed not required for this ride of 4400' vertical rise with approx 2 mi of well packed dirt roads. Ability to maintain overall 12.5 mph in mountainous terrain and good bike handling on winding roads required. Patch kit/tube, frame pump, tool kit and rain gear required. Weather may be variable and colder than in metro Boston. Bring lunch or buy at cafe prior to ride, must be able to carry lunch on bike. Social in local pub will follow ride.

This ride is sponsored by the AMC Boston Chapter Bike Committee. Helmets are required and you will be asked to sign an AMC Liability Waiver.

Meet at 0930 for 1000 start in Peterborough Center Parking Lot, behind Diner and along the river. From Boston area take Rt 3 North to exit 8 to Rt 101 West to Rt 202/123 north then left on Main St, cross river then left on Depot St into parking lot area.

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  • Mike B.

    Sorry about that, it took me a bit by surprise as well. I guess that's what happens when you cut out 7 miles and have the same amount of vertical! I recued several different options last night that range from 43-52 miles and all have much less dirt and less vertical, more on the range of 85-90 ft/mile vs the 95ft/mile we did. Don't have the one that feels right yet but working on it.

    September 24, 2013

  • Patty L.

    Now you tell me ! (route harder than previous years). Well, what is it they say....that which doesn't kill us (or our bike) makes us stronger :).
    The area and scenery and weather top notch, and enjoyed riding with you nice gentlemen......thanks for organizing Mike.

    September 24, 2013

  • Mike B.

    Great ride, this route harder than previous years. To re-cue with a bit less dirt and move the lunch stop up to a little earlier in the ride.

    September 23, 2013

  • Mike B.

    Those wanting to car pool meet in the pick-up drop-off area of the Alewife MBTA Garage at 0745 on 9/21 for bike and rider consolidation. For those that park cars, the charge is $7

    September 18, 2013

  • Mike B.

    please post here if you want to car pool!

    September 18, 2013

  • Carl

    Would love to but unlikely gonna work.

    September 17, 2013

  • Brian C

    Would have liked to attend this year but am marching in a parade -- I am working in CT now so hard to attend

    September 1, 2013

  • Mike B.

    I would bring a road bike vs mtb, but it should have either a triple or be a compact double. If you bring an mtb it should have either road slick or semi slick tires. Personally in bringing a touring bike with a triple, very wide gear range with road slick 700x32 tires.

    August 9, 2013

  • Rudy B.

    Is this ride better done with a skinny tire road bike or with a good quality mountain bike?

    August 9, 2013

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