What we're about

This group is for people who would like to bike on the various rail trails in northern MA and southern NH, both paved and unpaved. When mountain biking on unpaved trails, we will definitely NOT be rock hopping or stump jumping; none of that crazy stuff. We'll stick to mostly flat rail trails and parks, maintaining a moderate pace and with several water breaks along the way. We'll be offering both weekend and mid-week rides, possibly some evening rides, too.

Most of the trails we'll do are in the range of 15 - 25 miles round trip, which translates into a riding time of approximately 2 - 3 hours, depending on the length of the ride and the breaks we take along the way. Our rides are intended as social activities, rather than physical challenges or a biking competition. Participants are encouraged to bike at their own pace, whatever that may be. We'll stop and regroup from time to time, to make sure that we don't lose anybody on the trail.

Upcoming events (3)

Bike the Derry-Windham-Salem Rail Trail

Hood Park

Join us for an easy ride on this completely paved rail trail that runs from Derry down to Salem, NH. Lots of options to modify the length of the ride to suit your abilities and to stop for breaks along the way. With the recent expansion down to the Tuscan Market in Salem, the complete round trip is approximately 20 miles, about a 2- to 2-1/2-hour ride at a moderate pace. If you haven't biked in a while, this is a good trail to get you moving again due to the variety of options it offers. Ride Options: Hood Park to B&M Caboose at Windham Junction: 3.5 miles Hood Park to bridge over Route 111: 7 miles Hood Park to Rt 28 intersection: 7.5 miles Hood Park to Tuscan Market: 9.5 miles Multiply the above distances by 2 to get the round trips. Do what you can and let's all meet up back at Hood Park! Bathrooms/outhouses are located both at Hood Park and mid-way along the trail, near the Windham Depot. Afterwards, we can go to lunch at MaryAnn's Diner, a '50s & '60s-themed restaurant just a few blocks from Hood Park. MaryAnn's Diner 29 E Broadway Derry, NH http://tinyurl.com/MaryAnn-sDinerMenu See the map in the photos section for the location of MaryAnn's. Safety Note: Bike helmets are mandatory on our rides. AS A CONDITION OF ATTENDING THIS MEETUP, YOU AGREE TO: Hold harmless, and indemnify the organizers and their relations and heirs, and all members and participants of the Meetup group from any and all claims for injury, illness, death, and/or property damage including those caused by negligence, ignorance, inexperience and other reasons. You also agree to assume all mental, physical, financial, and/or other risk associated with this meetup. Kayaking, camping, hiking, bicycling, and other similar activities pose inherent risks and dangers. Participation in these activities is voluntary and dependent upon your own personal judgment. As organizers, we make no claims regarding any expertise for this outing. This is not a guided tour. Consuming alcohol before or during any of our events is not allowed.

Easy bike ride Woonsockett RI to Cumberland RI

20 Davison Ave

Host: Claire P. cell @[masked] RAIN CANCELS THIS EVENT! Let’s ride the Blackstone River Rail Trail from Woonsockett to Cumberland RI. A distance of 11 miles one way. This is a beautiful path with lots of places to rest if needed. We will be ready to get on the trail at 1:00pm and we will plan on taking 3 ½ to 4 hours for the round trip. Below is the link for this trail. https://blackstoneheritagecorridor.org/exploring-the-blackstone-river-valley/maps-tours-guides/blackstone-river-bikeway/ Please remember to pack a snack and bring your sunscreen, insect repellent and lots of fluids and dress in layers for best comfort! We can decide on where to grab a bite to eat after this ride. Because this is a fairly long distance (over an hour drive). I would like to encourage anyone who can offer anyone a ride, to make a comment when signing up, so that we save on the travel costs. I hope to see you there! Please RSVP or call my cell @[masked]. There is no need to RSVP NO if you don’t plan on joining us. Location: Parking lot of River’s Edge Recreation Center, located at 20 Davison Ave Woonsockett RI. Liability Release - AS A CONDITION OF ATTENDING THIS MEETUP, YOU AGREE TO hold harmless, and indemnify the organizer and her heirs, and all members and participants of this Meetup group from any and all claims for injury, illness, death, and/or property damage including those caused by negligence, ignorance, inexperience and other reasons. You also agree to assume all mental, physical, financial, and/or other risk associated with this meetup. All meetup activities pose inherent risks and dangers. Participation in these activities is voluntary and dependent upon your own personal judgment.

Easy Bike ride in Wolfeboro NH

Railroad Depot

Host: Claire P. cell @[masked] RAIN CANCELS THIS EVENT! - Cross posted on FAN Alliance meetup group. *****UPDATE****** Even though I titled the ride as "EASY" I have to stress that the trail is a bit tricky and if you feel that you are a novice at biking, this may not be an enjoyable ride for you. There are lots of turns, some trickier than others. If you join us and you feel it is too hard to bike, please feel free to lock up your bike and walk the trail. The first section of the trail is just so beautiful that you would still enjoy being on the trail, bike or not.******** Weather permitting, I think it would be fun to go for a bike ride on the Cotton Valley Rail Trail. Please know that my intent is to enjoy the view of the area, and to chat along the way. This event is meant more to have fun than to get a workout. I thought that we would bike the length of the whole trail which is approximately 11 miles one way in the direction or Wakefield/Sanbornville. Please pack a lunch or snack, as we will stop on our way back on the shore of Allen Abbe Beach to enjoy an extended break and re-energize ourselves. This trail is crushed stones and gravel, therefore any hybrid and mountain bikes only. We will meet at 10:00 am in the parking lot of the old Depot station, located on Depot St Wolfeboro. If you do not plan on coming, do not RSVP no. For information about the trail, you can go on this link: http://www.bikekinetix.com/t_nh/nh_rail/wolfeboro_sanbornville_rt.php DIRECTIONS TO PARKING: Parking is at the old railroad Depot on Depot Street. Take Route 28 to Route 109 (North Main Street) and turn right on to Railroad Ave. Just ahead on Depot Street is the old Wolfeboro Depot. Liability Release - AS A CONDITION OF ATTENDING THIS MEETUP, YOU AGREE TO hold harmless, and indemnify the organizer and her heirs, and all members and participants of this Meetup group from any and all claims for injury, illness, death, and/or property damage including those caused by negligence, ignorance, inexperience and other reasons. You also agree to assume all mental, physical, financial, and/or other risk associated with this meetup. All meetup activities pose inherent risks and dangers. Participation in these activities is voluntary and dependent upon your own personal judgment.

Past events (34)

Bike the Eastern Rail Trail from Saco to Scarborough, ME

Thornton Academy Parking Lot

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