40 Mile Ride Concord-Bedford-Linc­oln-Sudbury

  • July 27, 2013 · 10:00 AM
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Last weekend's ride was apparently a big success (sorry I missed it!), so let's try another route in the same general area this weekend:

Route map: http://www.gmap-pedometer.com?r=6018157

Saturday's forecast is dry and sunny, perfect for a 40 mile ride! However, if you prefer a 26 mile version then you can easily skip the loop into Sudbury and go directly from mile-marker 22 (our lunch-break) to 36.

There are many hills on the route but no really big ones (check out the elevation profile on the route map), and quite a few scenic sections through leafy suburbs, farms, and nature reserves. Short lunch break by Donelan's Supermarket, next to the Lincoln Commuter Rail stop.

When: Let's meet up at 10:00am and be ready to start at 10:15am. Aiming to be back around 2pm.

Where: Keyes parking lot, right behind the "Main Streets Market & Cafe" in the center of Concord. There's a water fountain and public bathroom there, and free parking.

Who: You need to be okay with a 12-14 mph average pace, and some significant hills. We will wait for everyone at the top of major hills and at confusing intersections, but please don't sign up if you can't keep a 12mph consistent pace.

What's required: 

* Road bike in good repair 

* Bike helmet 

* At least two large water bottles (you can refill at the 22mile stop)

What's recommended: 

* Energy bar or some other snack 

* Spare tube, air, and basic repair tools 

* Cell phone

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  • Magnus

    What an excellent group! I'd be happy to lead a ride with you all anytime.

    2 · July 27, 2013

    • Rob F.

      Thanks Magus for leading a great ride! - Rob Fox

      July 28, 2013

  • Marie W.

    The "liesurely" ride induced a good sleep. I think I need to ride more often.

    July 28, 2013

  • sue

    Thanks for leading Magnus! Nice ride and great group!

    July 27, 2013

  • Damian

    Beautiful route, terrific scenery,, and great company. Thanks Magnus for leading a great ride.

    1 · July 27, 2013

  • Bennett M.

    Good weather, good company, nice ride.

    1 · July 27, 2013

  • Coral

    Scenic ride w/ great leader. Thanks Magnus for leading this ride.

    1 · July 27, 2013

  • Mr T e.

    Go Magnus! Signup ppl, he is a great ride leader!

    July 26, 2013

  • Joe

    Not sure if I can make it but this sounds pretty good.

    July 26, 2013

  • Margaret P.

    Do you do any rides on Sundays? I teach Spin on Saturdays so not able to make a ride on that day of the week. Would love to join a ride and prefer anything over 20 miles. I live on the coast and have done coastal route so many times I can do it with my eyes closed and really looking to do rides in other areas. I average 14-18 mph so I think I'd fit in ok!

    July 26, 2013

    • Magnus

      Yes, Sundays are fine too! This weekend I'm busy Sunday, but generally I just pick whichever day has the better forecast. Hope to see you on some other ride!

      July 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Oops. I just realized my hike is tomorrow! I thought it was on Sunday. Have fun.

    July 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds like a great ride. I'll be hiking Osceola on Sunday, so I'm going to have to play it by ear. Not sure if I'll be up to a ride the day before an early morning hike up in the Whites. I'll let you know if I decide to join you.

    July 26, 2013

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