Led 36 and 54 mile rides in the buccolic Charles river valley west from Needham followed by an optional social. No registration is required if capable a pace of 12-14 mph on the 36 mile ride and 13-15 mph on the 54 mile ride. Download the ride files from the Ride with GPS links below, limited cue sheets available. Self-guided rides of 72 and 26 miles are available, but may not be led, see links to rides below. Sustained rain cancels.
Be ready to bike at 10:00. from Needham Junction MBTA Commuter Rail Lot at Chestnut and Junction Streets in Needham; see www.mbta.com for detailed directions. Self pay parking fee of $2 with Pay by Phone App; download prior from www.paybyphone.com.
Pot luck barbeque with pool and hot tub at member's house in Needham after the ride - chicken and veggie burgers provided, side dishes and drinks welcome. Email [masked] If you wish to drop off anything at house for refrigeration before ride; or just keep in a cooler in your car! Directions/address to the after ride party will be given at the ride start talk.
This ride is sponsored by the AMC Boston Bike Committee, you will be asked to sign a liability release waiver; you can view it at: https://www.outdoors.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Volunteer-Led-Activity-MemRelease-17.pdf
View/print/download the ride maps, cuesheets and gpx file at Ride with GPS:
26 Mile Ride: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/14789438
36 Mile ride: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/14789432
54 Mile Ride: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/14789366
72 Mile Ride: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/14789342
AMC Boston Bike Ride with GPS Site: https://ridewithgps.com/clubs/630-amc-boston-bicycle-committee
See more information about AMC Boston Chapter Bike Committee events at: https://amcboston.org/bicycle/index.php