Lexington, Bedford and Concord on Trails

  • November 11, 2012 · 9:45 AM
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The weather looks good for a Sunday morning TRAIL ride (mixed with road riding to join this all together).  

Note: I have seen people on touring bikes try to take this on but i recommend Hybrids (trail capable tires), or basic mountain bikes are a good call.  This is mellow, long road and trail ride loop. The trails are paved and unpaved. There are no crazy down hills that require full suspension mt bikes ;). 

Route Summary:

Starting in Lexington,

1) take the minute man to Bedford Depot.

2)Then do an out and back on the the narrow gauge rail trail. (this is just a nice extension of the existing rail trail).

3) Then return to the depot and follow the reformatory branch trail to concord (monument ave) and head out to north bridge and return to concord center (main st cafe break)

4) Head back on Minute Man National park battle road trail and make our way to Lexington Center again via Mill street and thru some other sneaky short trails.

The route (more or less, hard to map this exactly)
http://goo.gl/maps/kZpuh

Riders should plan to meet at 9:45 am and be ready to ride around 10:00 am

We should return to the Depot  area no later than 2 pm if we can keep the 12 to 15 pace. Please be able to b/c the group needs to return on time to the parking area.


Starting point
Depot Square, Lexington MA (fyi, there is a ton of parking behind the Depot)

Stopping point

Concord Center / Main Street Cafe (Keyes Parking area)

What's required
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Bike helmets and Mt Bikes /  hybrids in good repair
minimum 1 full water bottle.
bring snacks


What's recommended:
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Spare tire, repair kit, sun screen, snacks, energy bars, rain gear, an extra layer, a bike lock, and a cell phone.

 

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  • Norm

    Ty:
    Here's the site for the NH trail.
    It is rideable on a hybrid.


    http://www.traillink.com/trail/rockingham-recreational-trail.aspx

    November 12, 2012

    • Mr T e.

      thx Norm! I was looking at those trails last night. the one you mentioned sounds great, this one also sounds good too http://www.fnrt.org/i...­

      November 12, 2012

  • Norm

    Great venue mix! It'll be a tough act to follow.

    November 12, 2012

  • Magnus

    Excellent ride! Sometimes a low-key ride on easy trails is just the perfect way to enjoy an Indian Summer day...

    November 11, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Excellent, I have just found one of my favorite rides!! Perfect for Veteran's Day Weekend. So much history everywhere you looked!

    November 11, 2012

  • Mr T e.

    perfect weather for a fall trail ride.

    November 11, 2012

  • Mr T e.

    Fyi: there about 4 fallen trees on the unpaved trails that we will have to deal with. The ride will be under 25 miles b/c i think the pace will be more like 10-12mph b/c there is a lot of twigs, leaves, etc.

    November 10, 2012

  • Mr T e.

    Dinan, i saw your comment about ride time. I was planning on having a few stops on this ride, a couple of scenic stops and a break in concord so that accounts for the extra time. Most likely we will be back by 1:30

    November 10, 2012

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