Hello everyone, Come and join us for this beautiful ride along NH's beautiful Seacoast. Though boasting only 18 miles of ocean views, the Seacoast Region offers some of the most scenic and sought after cycling in all of New Hampshire.
We will begin at Hampton's North Beach area cycling inland through the beautiful rolling, wooded streets of North Hampton and Rye, NH. From there we will ride past some of Rye's prettiest homes and farms.. We will then head across to New Castle, Island, where we may stop to visit the grounds and beautiful marina at "Wentworth by the Sea Resort" from there we will ride into Portsmouth stopping at Geno's sandwich shop right on the water in Portsmouth's Historic Fishing District. From there we will go through Portsmouth's Historic Strawberry Bank up Court Street and head out of Portsmouth back to Rye. From there we will head towards the water and spend the rest of the ride cycling along the past the gorgeous waterfront homes in North Hampton & Rye.
The total mileage of this ride is about 33 miles.
When we return for those that are interested we can have a relaxing beer or drink at the North Beach Bar and Grill.. Plan on spending the day. We will probably not get back til about 3:30 pm.
For those that are interested the Hampton Beach Seafood Festival is going on Saturday and Sunday and there are buses transporting people from the intersection of High Street and Ocean Blvd (across from the North Beach Bar and Grill). This is a great event and I highly recommend it. Here is a link to their website
Again meeting time is at 10am Be ready to ride at 10:30 am.. The ride is going to be about 33 miles.
The average speed of this ride is 12-15 miles per hour. The terrain is mostly flat with some rolling hills in No Hampton and Rye. If it's Windy it can be difficult to push against the wind. Road bikes and hybrids are highly recommended, I do not recommend the use of mountain bikes on this route. Helmets are required. Please be sure to bring plenty of water, sunscreen & a spare tire tube. Don't forget to bring money for lunch.
We WILL CANCEL for RAIN!
*****Directions to North Beach, Hampton, NH (From downtown Boston drive time is about 50 mins)*****
Take I-95 North or South (depending on where you are coming from) to exit 2 (Toll booth exit).
Exit heading towards 101 east towards Hampton
Get on 101 stay in Right lane because exit 13 will come right up..
Take first Exit #13
Take two rights off of the Exit onto Rte 27 east heading towards Hampton.
Follow Rte 27 (aka High Street) at about a mile and a half (this is not exact) you will pass through the intersection of Rte 1 (See The Old Salt on your left at the corner).
Continue on Rte27/High Street straight through the intersection you will go straight for about another 2 miles.. Rte 27/High Street ends at the beach. Take a left onto 1A (aka Ocean Blvd). Take your next left onto Cusack Rd. Drive through the marsh area park on the right along the side of the road by Seaview condo's
For those of you with GPS's use the address 20 Cusack Rd. Hampton, NH, 03842.
***Note, Depending on how many other ride leaders decide to do this ride, I will more then likely increase the # of riders I can allow on this ride. It is also cros posted on the 4 Seasons Hiking Meetup so if you can't get on the ride here try there... Please be sure you are capable of riding 33 miles.
Disclaimer: As a condition of your voluntary participation in this activity you acknowledge and agree to the following: this activity involves inherent risks that can cause property damage, injury, illness, disability, and/or death to participants and/or others; you assume all risk associated with this activity; you are responsible for having the necessary knowledge, skills, abilities, clothing, and equipment to safely participate in this activity; The leader(s) of this activity are volunteers; and you release, hold harmless, and indemnify the leader(s) and all members of this group from any and all claims for property damage, injury, illness, disability, and/or death - including those caused by negligence and/or other reasons.