Ride is 17 - 19 miles each way, through the rolling hills west of Boston, from Newton/Weston to Shelburne Farms in Stow (http://www.shelburnefarm.com/). In addition to apple and peach picking, Shelburne Farms sells cider donuts, caramel apples and ice cream, in as well as coffee and some yummy lunch items. Make sure to bring something to carry your goodies home! (panniers can be better because heavy backpacks can unbalance a cyclist).
Apple picking will be bountiful and we should be early enough in the season to also pick some peaches. Other fresh items are available for sale at the Apple Shop. Come and join this a zero net calorie bike ride!
Meet at 10:30 am at the Norumbega Duck Feeding Area (at the bottom tip of the parking area); depart at 10:45 am. Lunch at Shelburne Farms (bring or buy your lunch - they have a limited number of picnic tables).
IMPORTANT: This ride takes place on roads, some of which can be busy. It is important that those who join this ride feel comfortable riding under these conditions and can maintain a pace of 10 - 12 mph, even when fully loaded with goodies.
There is a long waiting list, so if you are confirmed and if your plans have changed, you are unable to or uncomfortable with this ride, please change your reservation to "No". Thank you!