Portsmouth, NH to Nubble Light and Mount Agamenticus

[b]Hello Everyone, Please come and join us for a beautiful ride from Portsmouth NH, to the Nubble Light in Cape Neddick, Maine then over to Mount Agamenticus and back to Portsmouth...[/b]

We will leave Portsmouth at approximately 10:30 am go over the Memorial Bridge past Badgers Island and through Kittery.. Passing by the historic Portsmouth Navy Ship Yard as we go... We will then ride up Rte 103 past many historic landmarks riding through York Village along the Maine seacoast... At this point we will see the Historic Nubble light in the distance to our right... When we arrive at Nubble light you can stop and walk around a bit if you like, but then we will go up the hill so I can introduce you to one of my very favorite Ice Cream Stands... From there we will ride through the famous York Beach (watch for traffic) and ride towards Mount Agamenticus.. Those of you up for a challenge can ride to the top... those of who want to skip the challenge will wait...it's about two miles up and back... From there will head back towards Portsmouth on the beautiful back roads of York, Elliot, and Kittery.... [b]

The average speed of this ride is 12-15 miles per hour. The terrain is mostly small rolling hills (Except for Mount A). If it's Windy it can be difficult to push against the wind. Road bikes 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 and sunscreen.[/b] [b]

The Mileage will be about 33 miles for those doing Mount A it's about 36.  Please do not sign up for this ride if you are not capable of riding that mileage or unable to maintain an average speed of 13 to 15 mph.

****Please contact Cyndi if you can be a co-leader on this ride, I would love to have someone go out with the faster riders, and a sweep with the slower riders.  Since I'm sure we will all work up an appetite, after were through we will go to the Riverhouse in Portsmouth. They have outdoor seating right on Portsmouth Harbor.

The meeting time for this ride is 10am leave promptly at 10:30 am.. [b]Please only sign up for this ride if you are sure you can go and your capable of riding 33 miles.. If you are unsure and you sign up you are preventing other members who can go from signing up.[/b]

We shall meet outside the main entrance of the Hanover St parking garage, there is a restroom inside and it costs $1.00 an hour to park in the garage. I would not recommend parking on the street since maximum time allowed is 4 hours. If the ride is cancelled, I will post it on the meetup website by 8:45 am. Directions to Portsmouth, NH 1. Take Interstate 95 heading North 2. Take Exit 7 from Interstate 95. 3. Turn east toward the ocean on Market Street. Downtown Portsmouth is one mile. (At the fork, the Sheraton Portsmouth, stay to the left.) 4. For the main parking garage, the High-Hanover Garage, turn right at Hanover Street. [b]

I look forward to meeting all of you and enjoying this great day! Thanks, Cyndi

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.

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  • Lizete

    So wonderful to meet you all and ride with you until my daydreams took me to lalaland.... Après ride dining and fueling was great

    September 14, 2013

    • Cyndi

      Yes Lizete, really enjoyed meeting you. Apres riding was the most fun!! I hope to see you again on another ride. You are a blast!

      September 16, 2013

    • Lizete

      Oh yes, you will - there will be many rides before snow falls, I hope

      September 16, 2013

  • Monika

    Hi everyone, hope you had a great ride! Sorry I couldn't continue, due to my shoulder still on the mend. But it was a beautiful day and fun to ride with everyone, albeit briefly.

    September 15, 2013

    • Cyndi

      Hi! Monika I'm glad you were able to join us for a part of the ride. I hope your shoulder mends quickly.

      1 · September 16, 2013

  • Cyndi

    I'm probably prejudice..but I lead a lot of these and I would rate this one one of the best I've ever lead. Most everyone really bonded, and we had a blast afterwards at the Riverhouse. The weather turned out great so we stayed out enjoying cocktails on the Riverhouse deck into the early evening. Once again, there were "NO FLAT TIRES".. Yippee!!

    September 16, 2013

  • John D

    Thanks Cyndi for a great ride, sorry I couldn`t make lunch I had dinner plans

    September 15, 2013

    • Cyndi

      We missed you John, we had a great time.

      September 15, 2013

  • faith g.

    Cyndi! Thanks soooo much for the great ride ! It's just that my friend Bill and I wanted to go at a slower pace and didn't want to hold up group. But we loved it all!

    September 15, 2013

    • Cyndi

      I'm glad you enjoyed yourself. You missed a really fun time with the group afterwards.

      September 15, 2013

  • Katie A.

    Thanks so much Cyndi for organizing such a beautiful ride! Beers afterwards were, of course, a lot of fun as well. Love the NE seacoast!

    1 · September 15, 2013

  • Peter S.

    Cyndi, Great ride, thanks for organizing it!

    1 · September 15, 2013

  • Peter F.

    Cindi - leading a small group in the same route; might bump into you!!

    September 14, 2013

    • Cyndi

      Sorry we didn't get to see more of you Peter. We went to the Riverhouse aound 3:30 and many of us were there until about 7:30 we had a blast.

      September 14, 2013

    • Peter F.

      Didn't know where you guys were going. We got back at about 3 pm.

      September 14, 2013

  • Hamid

    Beautiful ride with some nice company!! Thank you Cyndi!!

    2 · September 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    For those that are curious as to what the ride looks like:
    http://connect.garmin.com/activity/375681689

    If you couldn't tell by the elevation plot, this included Mount A.

    1 · September 14, 2013

  • Angela

    My phone number is[masked] if anyone wants to call. So sorry. I didn't realize how long it would take.

    September 14, 2013

    • faith g.

      Currently racing towards Portsmouth ....will get there.hopefully right at 10.30! Don't want to.hold anyone up, but a few.minutes would.be nice if u can wait!

      September 14, 2013

  • Angela

    Sorry i won't get there in time. Maybe i will catch up with you.

    September 14, 2013

  • Tom

    Cyndi- Sorry, worked a 12 hr day and just read your email from this a.m. Will have to pass.

    September 13, 2013

  • faith g.

    Ok, was hoping to.hear from somebody today that could offer me a ride ( am car free and lovin it!) but have not, so this is my last desperate plea. Live in JP, but can get anywhere on T Belt in Boston /Cambridge. Will wait a.little longer (couple of hrs) but if not, will regretfully turn my rsvp to no to free up a spot!

    September 13, 2013

    • Cyndi

      Faith since there is no longer a waiting list feel free to keep trying as long as you want. In this case last minute is fine.

      September 13, 2013

    • faith g.

      Oh great! Just got a ride so see u there!!

      September 13, 2013

  • faith g.

    Am.bringing guest because otherwise I can't go!

    September 13, 2013

  • Kathy B

    Sorry. Volunteering in Boston and have a time issue depending on the time the bike ride ends.

    September 13, 2013

  • faith g.

    Hello! Finally got.off.the waitlist, but now.need a.ride! Live.in.JP, but can get anywhere in Boston /Cambridge by mass transit!

    September 12, 2013

  • faith g.

    Know I.am.on waitlist, but.can only come if.I.get a.ride.with.someone. I.live.in Jamaica plain, but can.get to.u.wherever u are, via mass.transit.

    September 8, 2013

    • Cyndi

      We are meeting in Portsmouth NH there is no Mass transit that comes up from JP. Hope you get off wait list and find a ride.

      September 12, 2013

    • faith g.

      No, I.know.that! That's why I.was looking for.a ride, but.how can someone.give.me.a ride.if.I.am.on the waitlist??? And BTW, I.did NOT.mean to.be a.no show last week, but.I.did NOT get off.the waitlist until late.Friday night, and didn't even SEE it until Saturday when I.was on my way to another event where.I had been confirmed a few days ago! Sorry for.the confusion!

      September 12, 2013

  • Reina R.

    Hi folks, I live in N. Grafton, which is near Shrewsbury and Worcester. Does anyone live in this general area who would like to drive up together and share gas cost?

    September 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would love to do this ride, but will be out of the picture for a month, so I hope the event comes up again soon. I spent my birthday weekend in Portsmouth on 6/28. While there, I hiked Agamenticus, enjoyed vistas from Vulture's View, drove to Nubble Light, cooled off in the ocean in Newcastle, and then rode my bike along the coast for a few hours. I am sure you will have a similarly great day. Enjoy.

    September 8, 2013

    • Cyndi

      Look at the upper right hand corner of the Meetup Page on ANY meetup site. You will see the word "Account" in the white area, right above the search bar. Click on the word Account then click on the word "General", that's where you will edit your location.

      1 · September 9, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks so much, Cyndi!

      September 9, 2013

  • marie m.

    Hope I get on the list, waitlisted again!

    September 8, 2013

  • Jim F.

    Hi. Do you have an approximate time when the ride will be finished? I need to be in town by 5 so checking to see if i can fit this ride in prior to joining the wait list.

    September 2, 2013

    • Cyndi

      No approximate time Jim.. Plus we will be socializing afterwards. We stop for Ice Cream along the way. I'm guessing 3ish.. Don't know for sure.

      September 4, 2013

  • Monica A.

    I was confirmed via the 4 Seasons, so you can take me off the waiting list for Greater Boston Cycling. Thanks.

    August 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry to have to back out. Hopefully, a waiting list person is now very happy.

    August 25, 2013

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