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We are the "Social Distancers". Our hikes and rides are social events......and we go the distance! This Sunday, we'll ride the Nashua River Rail trail from its northern terminus in Nashua NH to Ayer MA. This paved path is perfect for pedalling. This fully-paved trail traces an old rail route to Nashua, New Hampshire as it runs through scenic forests, passing by ponds and the river and proceeding through town centers of Groton and Pepperell. (There is an option to stop for coffee and/or ice cream along the way.)
The rail trail is 12.5 miles long. The total trip (25 miles) can be accomplished in about two hours. If you pedal at a slower pace, feel free to have a stopover at a scenic outlook or a town center; we'll meet up with you on the way back. If this happens to be your first ride of the year, so be it. The Nashua River Rail Trail takes all comers. Since it is linear, and not a loop, you can determine the length of your ride if you happen to be a bit rusty.
Please be ready with a reliable bicycle, tires at proper pressure and ready to push off at 10:30 AM sharp. As a courtesy to the other riders, please allow sufficient time for parking, bike unloading and adjustments.
We will make occasional stops along the bike trail to regroup, delayer and rehydrate and take in the scenic views
This hike will be restricted to dependable responders. Please be considerate of other riders; do not sign up unless you are prepared to commit to this event.
We are all adults, so I'll make no mention of helmets, water bottles, masks, goggles or bug spray. You know what you need to do.
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has published a map that covers the portions of the trail in the Bay State. See https://www.mass.gov/doc/nashua-river-rail-trail-map/download. You might also want to download the Maplets app at https://www.mobilemaplets.com/. Once you have Maplets on your phone, you can download the Nashua River Rail Trail Map which incorporates both the MA and NH sections. Using Maplets on your phone, you can always find your actual location.
Each biker must sign up individually. (No guests are permitted.) I am a volunteer. You are solely responsible for your own safety and enjoyment.
To protect me...........Disclaimer and Liability Waiver: 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 organizer(s) of this activity are volunteers; and you for yourself, your heirs, executors, and administrators release, hold harmless, and indemnify the organizer(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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Shining Sea Bikeway Parking Lot - Across from Peter Pan Bus
Back by popular demand
This is also posted in my South Shore Group - https://www.meetup.com/HikeBikeSocialClub/events/275304438/
Please read the entire posting before you start asking questions.
As a rule, this ride is quite social and not a "Tour de France" kind of crowd. If you would like to have a more aggressive ride you're welcome to start and finish with us. I can give you directions of which bike paths or roads to take. I've done most of them.
PAHKING - (There is Free Parking at the lot next to the Peter Pan Bus Terminal at 59 Depot Ave Falmouth. So please be at the Peter Pan Lot by 730 AM... It's only a short distance from the Palmer Ave Lot so you can still take the bus back from the ferry at night.
We will be leaving the parking lot shortly after 8 so we can stop at Pie in the Sky for yummy Coffees, Teas, Lattes or smoothies before we board the Ferry.
We Take the 930 am Steamship Authority Ferry to Oak Bluffs, Return on the 615 pm from Oak Bluffs to Woods Hole. There are earlier boats if you choose
After arriving in Oak Bluff we gather in Ocean Park by the Gazebo. WE then go through camp meeting house village to see all the gingerbread cottages. Then bike to Edgartown, pick up some lunch, snacks & beverages then hit South Beach for a swim or just a picnic. You more serious riders can take off for the western parts of the island or the state forest where there are about 30 miles of paved trails.
After our stint at the beach we then pedal back to Edgartown to grab and ice cream and visit the picturesque lighthouse. When we finish in Edgartown we will proceed to Oak Bluffs to lick our wounds and sooth are aching arse's - 7 Miles - Usually at Nancy's on the water.
If some of you are more ambitious I can help you add to our ride. There are miles or great roads and trails to ride on.
THIS ISN'T A RACE BUT IT CERTAINLY IS NOT FOR THE NOVICE RIDER.
Please don't let this be your first ride of the year.!!!
Get your bike tuned up, have a few rides before you join us.
We will travel on bike paths for as much as we can. (about 3/4 the day) but some of our trip will be on regular roads. PLEASE WEAR HELMETS & OTHER SAFETY GEAR !!
Lucky for all of us. The vineyard public buses all have bike racks attached just in case of bike or the rider breaks down. There are also a few bike shops for rentals and even repairs on the road. Bring Plenty of Water and Snacks...and sunscreen
NO-SHOWS ON THIS WILL BE VERY INCONVENIENT. SO PLEASE UPDATE YOUR STATUS IF YOU CAN'T MAKE IT.
Here is a link to the bike trail maps. I will try to remember to print some out before I go. But I suggest you download your own. http://www.capecodbiketrails.com/Bike%20Trail%20Maps.htm
• What to bring
water, sunscreen, bathing suit, snacks, a good hat and please make sure your bike is tuned up a few weeks before our ride. Please don't make this your first ride of the year. See you on the Path !