What we're about

We are Boston's number one group for hiking, skiing, biking, snowboarding, and more. We have no cliquey events where only the regulars always get chosen, and every event starts with carpool so nobody is left behind. We are the most inclusive group in Boston for hiking, skiing, biking, snowboarding, and other outdoor adventures.

Our group is about the democratization of the outdoors, so you can be the adventure spark (https://www.ridj-it.com/adventurespark)without having to go through layers of the usual Meetup hierarchy.

Do you want to get out and go skiing but don’t have a ride? We’ve got your back. Have you been dreaming about surfing but can’t make it out to California? We know a secret spot to paddle out, and its way closer than you think. Ridj-it has helped bring hundreds of people from the creature comforts of Boston out to adventures of a lifetime all around New England. Pick one of our trips or design your own; we’ll sort out the details. Your ride is outside. What are you waiting for?

Ridj-it has taken over 1,000 cars off the road, and through connecting those without cars with those who have one, we've helped adventurers host over 500+ events in just a year. Is there a mountain you've always wanted to hike?

Drivers and riders can post adventures from Boston. Our events include people from Meetup, Facebook, Couch Surfers, and others, so we're more than your typical Boston Meetup group.

Why do we carpool? (https://www.ridj-it.com/single-post/2018/02/18/Why-Carpool)We found most other outdoor Meetups were leaving younger residents, people of color, and immigrants behind. By linking our trips to carpool, we make sure everyone has to work together as a team in order to go on events. Many of our hosts don't have cars, and we're proud to have a space where outdoor enthusiasts can slowly democratize access to New England's beautiful mountains, rivers, and beaches.

Check us out on Facebook (http://facebook.com/ridjit) and Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/ridj_it/), and if you want to know more about Ridj-it, click here (https://www.ridj-it.com/howItWorks.html).

Feel free to read more about how Ridj-it helps Boston hike, ski, snowboard, and more:

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India New England (http://indianewengland.com/2017/02/rik-ganguly-partner-ari-iaccarino-bet-rideshare-company-outdoor-enthusiasts/)

Medium.com (https://medium.com/ideometry/how-is-ridj-it-making-the-new-england-outdoors-more-accessible-charging-for-it-1d5e5cfc2c6b)

Upcoming events (4+)

Bike Nantucket

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Sign up for this adventure here as a rider, driver, or non-carpooler:
https://p.ridj-it.com/app/trip-detail?id=92722

A RSPV on Meetup doesn’t get you on this event. You must book through Ridj-it using the link above.

If you are new to Ridj-it, you’ll be asked to create a profile, and once you have done that and the profile is approved, re-click the link above and sign-in with your new credentials. If you are a returning Ridj-it user, you’ll be asked to sign-in with your credentials. For both cases, after signing in, you’ll be able to book by clicking the “Let’s do it!” button at the bottom of the page. Follow the steps to book.

You’ll get an email from Ridj-it with a confirmation number plus a list of items that you purchased during booking- this will indicate that you have correctly booked for the event.We have a zero tolerance policy for those who fail to follow the above instructions. Not following these steps puts everyone at risk and undermines event management, and will lead to us banning you from this group and from affiliated groups and platforms

Enjoy 15 miles of easy biking around western Nantucket for a day of off-season adventure. The name "Nantucket" is adapted from similar Algonquian names for the island, perhaps meaning "faraway land or island" or "sandy, sterile soil tempting no one." Despite that questionable last translation, the National Park Service cites Nantucket, designated a National Historic Landmark District in 1966, as being the "finest surviving architectural and environmental example of a late 18th- and early 19th-century New England seaport town."
We'll go to the main part of town, Dionis, Madaket, and Cisco (for the brews, of course). More details will be provided once you are signed up including rentals, stops, and other specifics.

Ferry Reservations
You will have to make ferry reservations separate from Ridj-it. You will not be able to walk on the day of the trip as no spot can be guaranteed. We will be leaving for the 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM from Hyannis and coming back on the 7:05 PM - 8:05 PM. The price is $81 round-trip. Do not delay in reserving these tickets - cancellations for Hy-Line tickets can be made up to 5:00 PM the previous day before the adventure. Please note Ridj-it has a different cancellation policy for carpool, rentals, etc.

Expectations
This will be an easy bike ride as there will be breaks in-between for sight-seeing, eating, relaxing, pictures, etc. You should know how to ride a bike and be a team player. Remember - you're sharing an adventure with others!

Gear

  1. Comfortable athletic clothing
  2. Day pack to hold your stuff
  3. 1 liter of water or more
  4. Snacks
  5. Sunglasses & hat
  6. Sunscreen
  7. Windbreaker
  8. Swimwear if you want to take a dip

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Old Colony Rail Trail (Harwich - Chatham)

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Sign up for this adventure here as a rider, driver, or non-carpooler:
https://p.ridj-it.com/app/trip-detail?id=93655

The Old Colony Rail Trail, named after the eponymous railroad line that operated in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, offers a serene journey through quiet Cape Cod beach towns. At 8 miles, the trail is suitable for a short ride out and back, or a longer journey that meets up with the Cape Cod Rail Trail as it extends west.
You’ll want to begin your journey at the intersection of Depot Road and Hitching Post Road in Chatham, as the western endpoint in Harwich merges seamlessly with the Cape Cod Rail Trail, making it inaccessible by car. The beginning of the trail features an on-road portion, but as it travels along quiet, residential streets, even inexperienced cyclists should feel safe. Follow Hitching Post Road 0.2 mile, then turn left onto Tip Cart Drive. Cross Crowell Road in another 0.2 mile and turn right to pick up the trail. Signage points the way at this junction.
You will pass through a short wooded area, emerging to cross Stepping Stones Road in 0.4 mile, where athletic facilities of Monomoy Regional Middle School are visible from the trail. In 0.3 mile, cross Old Queen Anne Road, and continue down Wilfred Road 0.6 mile via the on-street portion of the trail. Inexperienced cyclists should again face few difficulties, as this is a quiet neighborhood street with scarcely any vehicle traffic.
In 0.7 mile, the trail continues past the end of Wilfred Road, looping around Chatham Municipal Airport before pausing at George Ryder Road. Although the shoulder of this busy road functions as an on-road bicycle lane, inexperienced cyclists may wish to first dismount and then use the sidewalk as it appears. This section offers a unique view of personal, small aircraft parked at the airport, located on the right side of the sidewalk. At the next crosswalk (appearing after Northwood Road to the left), follow the signs and cross the street to pick up the trail again. Although it crosses several streets along the way, the remaining 5.4 miles of the trail remain off-road.
This section of the trail meanders through wooded backyard areas that dampen noise of the outside world. Save for the street crossings, it is easy to enjoy a quiet morning in nature, removed from the hustle and bustle of life. In 3 miles from George Ryder Road, you will pass a half-roundabout and continue along the path, passing Brooks Park and the Harwich Town Clerk on the next block, both located on the left. After crossing Pleasant Lake Avenue—1.2 miles from the half-roundabout—the trail passes Island Pond Cemetery on the right. Signage marks a cut-through to visit the Island Pond Conservation Lands, perfect for walking and hiking. The trail ends at the next roundabout and connects with the Cape Cod Rail Trail, which continues both west and north.

### Parking and Trail Access

To reach the Chatham endpoint from MA 28 N, head east toward Chatham until MA 28 becomes Orleans Road. About 8 miles from Orleans, turn right onto Old Harbor Road. Go 0.8 mile to the roundabout at Main St. Take the first exit onto Main St. After the gas station on the corner, take the first right possible, leading into a parking lot connected to a park complex. The trailhead is located on the other side of the park, at Depot Road toward Hitching Post Road. To reach the Chatham endpoint from MA 28 S, head east toward Chatham until MA 28 becomes Main St. About 5 miles east of Harwich port, turn left onto Depot Road. Continue 0.2 mile to Hitching Post Road. A park is located on the right and the trail is on the left.
Here, parking is available along either side of Depot Road. An additional parking lot is located on the opposite side of the park. To reach it, continue on Depot Road 0.2 mile and turn right onto Old Harbor Road. Go 0.2 mile to the roundabout at Main St. Take the first exit onto Main St. After the gas station on the corner, take the first right possible, leading into a parking lot connected to a park complex. The trailhead is located on the other side of the park, at Depot Road toward Hitching Post Road.
The terminus in Harwich is not accessible by car, as the trail joins the Cape Cod Rail Trail. The closest access point by car is a parking lot located at the intersection of Pleasant Lake Ave./MA 124 and Old Colony Road in Harwich. To reach this parking lot from US 6, take Exit 10 for MA 124 toward Harwich/Brewster. Turn right (from the east) or left (from the west) onto MA 124 S/Pleasant Lake Ave. Go about 1.5 miles to Old Colony Road. A parking lot is located across from Old Colony Road, and the trail crosses over Pleasant Lake Ave. at this point. The trail continues 0.7 mile east to the Harwich endpoint/Cape Cod Rail Trailhead and 7.2 miles west to the Chatham endpoint.

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Saddleback and saddleback horn, ME - a hike and camp trip

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Sign up for this adventure here as a rider, driver, or non-carpooler:
https://p.ridj-it.com/app/trip-detail?id=93294

A RSPV on Meetup doesn’t get you on this event. You must book through Ridj-it using the link above.

If you are new to Ridj-it, you’ll be asked to create a profile, and once you have done that and the profile is approved, re-click the link above and sign-in with your new credentials. If you are a returning Ridj-it user, you’ll be asked to sign-in with your credentials. For both cases, after signing in, you’ll be able to book by clicking the “Let’s do it!” button at the bottom of the page. Follow the steps to book.

You’ll get an email from Ridj-it with a confirmation number plus a list of items that you purchased during booking- this will indicate that you have correctly booked for the event.We have a zero tolerance policy for those who fail to follow the above instructions. Not following these steps puts everyone at risk and undermines event management, and will lead to us banning you from this group and from affiliated groups and platforms

If we haven't hiked together in the past then please answer the following before you sign up:
1. Do you have all the gear?
2. What were your last few camping trip which involved hiking?
3. Have you climbed any 4000 footers?

4. If answer to 3 is 'No' then what is your hiking experience?

Welcome to this epic hike up Mt. Saddleback and Saddleback Horn! Two 4000 footers in Maine with a ridge walk in between thats often compared to Franconia ridge. The plan is to leave early on Saturday to reach the trailhead before 10:00am. We will take the berry pickers trail up to the two summits (11miles, 2600ft elevation). This trail is used be locals over the last 150 years to pick blueberries on the ridge and offers some great hiking with nice views. Post hike we will head over to the Piazza rock tent site, which is 1.5mile from the nearest parking lot on the AT (also our car park for the night).

This means you will have to hike in 1.5miles to the tent site with your backpack and all your camping equipment. Possibly close to dusk and also setup camp while it's no longer light out. So please don't make this your first camping trip.

Required gear:
For camping:
Backpack
Sleeping pad (R rated 3+)
Sleeping bag/quilt (20-30 degree)
Tent/tarp/hammock
Water treatment system (chemical or filtration)
Water reservoirs to carry at least 2-3l of water
Stove+fuel, lighter/matches, knife, pot, spork, etc
Food for the trip (preferably light and/or dense in energy like freeze dried meals and trail mix. Bring enough supplies for the whole trip, we will try to minimize stopping on Saturday)
waterproof foodbag that can be hung
Non-cotton layer system (incl waterproof shell)
Change of clothes
Basic toiletries, trowel, hand sanitizer
Portable charger for your phone

In addition, all the things you usually bring on a hike:
Hiking boots or trail runners, poles, hat, map of the trail, head lamp+extra batteries, personal first aid kit, sun screen, electrolytes, depending on the forecast rain protection, a warm layer, spikes just in case of unforseen ice patches.

Trailmap: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/maine/berry-pickers-trail-to-saddleback-mountain

Hike Mt. Passaconaway

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Sign up for this adventure here as a rider, driver, or non-carpooler:
https://p.ridj-it.com/app/trip-detail?id=93776

A RSPV on Meetup doesn’t get you on this event. You must book through Ridj-it using the link above.

If you are new to Ridj-it, you’ll be asked to create a profile, and once you have done that and the profile is approved, re-click the link above and sign-in with your new credentials. If you are a returning Ridj-it user, you’ll be asked to sign-in with your credentials. For both cases, after signing in, you’ll be able to book by clicking the “Let’s do it!” button at the bottom of the page. Follow the steps to book.

You’ll get an email from Ridj-it with a confirmation number plus a list of items that you purchased during booking- this will indicate that you have correctly booked for the event.We have a zero tolerance policy for those who fail to follow the above instructions. Not following these steps puts everyone at risk and undermines event management, and will lead to us banning you from this group and from affiliated groups and platforms

AllTrails Description: Check out this 8.7-mile out-and-back trail near Wonalancet, New Hampshire. Generally considered a challenging route, it takes an average of 4 h 51 min to complete. This is a very popular area for hiking, snowshoeing, and trail running, so you'll likely encounter other people while exploring. The trail is open year-round and is beautiful to visit anytime. Dogs are welcome and may be off-leash in some areas.
https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/new-hampshire/mount-passaconaway-via-diceys-mill-trail

Looking to bag a moderate (as the 4k footers go, this is probably "hard" overall) peak this Memorial Day Weekend? Join me in this 8.7 mile hike up Mt. Passaconaway! We'll be hiking at a moderate (1.5 mph) pace via the trail linked above. In addition to the gear list below, bring a positive and friendly attitude; I'd like us to hike as a group!

Gear requirements:
-Hiking shoes/trail runners (no sneakers)
-Non-cotton layers: I can't see the weather this far out but later this week it's looking like 50s/60s so prepare for those conditions! Weather in the Whites can turn quickly so be aware of that too
-2L water
-Food/snacks
-Bug spray
-Sunscreen
-Microspikes - Some AllTrails reviewers mentioned it was icy near the top a couple weeks ago. Not sure if it still will be by next weekend, but can't hurt just in case!
-Positive attitude!

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