Arrowed Rides on the Massachusetts North Shore

A master list of North Shore Cyclists arrowed rides, plus some from other clubs in the North Shore. Routes change somewhat each year. For the most recent version with updated cue sheets and maps, go to the NSC Sunday Ride Calendar and the Recurring Rides Page Hold mouse over ride name to see ride description. Click miles for cue sheets (link is enabled if cue sheet is available. Click on hyper-linked ride titles for recent weekday and Sunday group ride dates.

Ride Miles Arrow Start location Online and GPS
Applecrest Farm Ride
Ride through scenic farm country and stop at Applecrest Farm Orchards in Hampton Falls, NH.
26 & 44 cue sheet

61mile cue sheet

route & map

Amesbury Elementary School, 20 South Hampton Rd.,

Amesbury, MA (map)

Applecrest Farm ride
Blazing Saddles Century The Annual North Shore Cyclists Century Ride. 100 miles route map

Triton Regional High School (map) Blazing Saddles Century
Cape Ann Ride from Ipswich
Ride counter-clockwise along Cape Ann coastline, through Gloucester, out to the Eastern Point Lighthouse and Rockport, back through Annisquam Village. Optional ride in West Gloucester to Essex. 62 mile route adds loop to Ipswich.
Long route cue sheet

Medium cue sheet

Short route cue sheet Route map

Surf Park, Magnolia (Gloucester) (map) NSC Cape Ann Ride
Cape Ann Ride from Manchester
Ride counter-clockwise along Cape Ann coastline, through Gloucester, out to the Eastern Point Lighthouse and Rockport, back through Annisquam Village. Optional ride in West Gloucester to Essex. 62 mile route adds loop to Ipswich.
Route Map
long cue sheet
medium cue sheet
short and extra short cue sheets

Memorial Elementary School, Manchester, MA map to start Cape Ann from Manchester MA
Charles River Wheelmen Spring Century
Wakefield north into New Hampshire
50, 62, 100 miles

Wakefield High School (map) Charles River Wheelmen spring century
Danvers Farm and Sea
Easy ride with few hills through Danvers, Middleton, Boxford, Topsfield, Ipswich, and Hamilton.
60, 45, 30 miles
short and medium cue sheet

long cue sheet
Map

324 Maple St, Danvers (map) Danvers Farm and Sea bicycle ride
Emmaus Cycle for Shelter
To support the Emmaus House family shelter in Haverhill, MA. Sunday, July 27, 2008
26, 62, 100

Northern Essex Community College, Elliot Way, Haverhill, MA (map) Emmaus bicycle ride
Going North Ride through scenic farm country of southern New Hampshire and Philips Exeter Academy in Exeter. Long loop goes to UNH in Durham. 55, 35, 20 miles

Cue Sheet route map

Amesbury Elementary School, 20 South Hampton Rd., Amesbury, MA Bicycle Ride NSC North to Great Bay
Grub, Sweat & Gears
Some familiar roads through familiar towns with the long ride going to Newton & Plaistow, New Hampshire.
26 mile cue sheet
46 mile cue sheet
67 mile cue sheet
route map

Topsfield Plaza, Topsfield (map) Grub Sweat and Gears NSC bike ride
Ipswich to Boston
A safe and scenic 47 mile ride, swinging west and then along the Mystic River, Minuteman and Charles River Bike Paths to North Station in Boston. Return by commuter rail to Ipswich. This ride is recommended for Sundays only.
47 mile cue sheet

Route overview map
UNARROWED Ipswich MA
Commuter Rail Station
(map)
Grub Sweat and Gears NSC bike ride
Let's Go Coastal
Beautiful ocean views on NH coastline, rural inlands, and Portsmouth NH. Mostly flat with a few small hills. Long ride goes to Fort McClary, ME.
72, 57, 39 Combined cue sheet

Route Map

Cushing Park, Newburyport (map) NSC Let's Go Coastal bicycle ride
Mothers Day Ride
The route travels the inner roads of the Cape Ann area, including North Beverly, Centerville, Essex, Manchester, Magnolia, Ipswich, and Hamilton
Long and medium cue sheet

Short ride cue sheet Map

Cove Elementary School, Beverly, MA map to start NSC Mothers Day Ride from Beverly
Minuteman Ride
Revised version of the original Minuteman ride that is more scenic with less traffic. Longer loops go to Concord.
23-68 miles
Cue Sheets

Route map

Greater Lawrence Vocational High School, 57 River Rd, Andover (map) NSC Minuteman bicycle ride
Monday Night Ride from Topsfield Cue sheets
(note:route changes each year)

Topsfield Plaza, Topsfield (map) Monday Night Ride from Topsfield
Nashua River Ramble
CRW ride into Southern New Hampshire following the Merrimack River and into NH .
map
Long route map, cue

Medium route map, cue ,
Short route map, cue

Tyngsboro Elementary School; 205 Westford Rd, Tyngsboro, MA /span> (map) Nashua River Ramble bike ride
Newburyport to Exeter
CRW ride into Southern New Hampshire following the Merrimack River and into NH .
25, 45, 63 rride map

Nock Middle School, 70 Low Street, Newburyport, MA 01950 CRW Newburyport to Exeter ride
North from Cushing Park
This ride crosses the Merrimack River into northern Mass. and southern NH.
20, 50, 62 UNARROWED Cushing Park, Kent St., Newburyport, MA Google Directions and Map to Start Location NSC North from Cushing Park
North to Newburyport
Lots of quiet North Shore roads. Long route goes to Newburyport. Shorter ones turn off in east Georgetown or West Ipswich.
55, 40, 30

Hamilton, MA Commuter Railroad Station. Where RR tracks cross Rt. 1A in Hamilton (map) NSC North Andover bicycle ride
North Andover Ride
48, 28, 20

Old North Andover Common (map) NSC North Andover bicycle ride
Over hill and Dale from Ballardvale
Short route goes through Andover and Tewksbury, medium adds North Andover, and long adds Bradford, West Boxford, and Groveland.
Cue sheet for short , medium and long route

overview map

Ballardvale MBTA Station, Andover (map) NSC Ballardvale bicycle ride
Pigs, Ponds, and Potholes
Serene back roads, farmstands, ponds, and potholes of the northern burbs. Moderately rolling. Short ride tours North Reading, North Andover, Boxford, Middleton. Long ride adds Groveland and West Newbury.
50, 34 mi Cue sheet long Cue sheet
short and extra short

Route map

Ipswich River Park, North Reading (map) NSC and CRW Pigs Ponds and Potholes bicycle ride
Pothole Inspection tour 35 mile cue sheet
21 mile cue sheet
Route map

Topsfield Plaza, Topsfield map to start NSC Pothole Inspection Tour bicycle ride
Quiet Roads North of Boston
Mostly flat to rolling, shady roads. All rides go through Harold Parker State Forest. Short ride goes through Reading, Wilmington, N. Reading, Middleton, and Lynnfield.
Ride map
28 mile Cue
48 mile cue
66 mile cue

REI, Salem St in Reading map to start North Shore Cyclists Quiet Roads North of Boston
Ride to the Sea
Scenic ride through Georgetown, Rowley, Boxford and Ipswich. Medium and long rides go out to Ipswich Neck.
58, 45, 24 NSC Ride to the Sea Perley School, Georgetown (map) NSC ride to the Sea
Riverside Cycles ECV route
Ride begins at Riverside Cycles in Newburyport, MA.
48

Riverside Cycle, Newburyport (map) Riverside Cycles Wednesday Night bike ride
Rockingham County Ride
Classic NSC ride touring scenic Rockingham County NH. Quiet roads, rolling terrain and moderately hilly.
Cue Sheet
route map

Haverhill High School (map) Rockingham County NSC bike Ride
Salt Marsh Tour
Easy loop along Rt. 1A and backroads to Newburyport, returning through Byfield and Rowley. Cue sheets,arrows and maps available at http://www.bikenewengland.com.
Long and extra long cue sheet short and medium cue sheet Map

Ipswich downtown central parking lot, behind Market Street stores. (map) NSC Salt Marsh Tour
Saturday_Ride. (#2, arrowed)
Flat to rolling terrain.
Cue sheet - Long

Cue sheet - medium and short

PDF route map

Masconomet Regional High School, Boxford map to start and driving directions NSC Saturday ride #2
Stone Walls Tour
Ride through Ipswich, Topsfield, Boxford, and North Andover; along Bradley Palmer State Forest, Willowdale State Forest, and the Ipswich River Sanctuary.
52, 42, 23 route map

Ipswich downtown central parking lot, behind Market Street stores. (map) Bicycle tour of the Merrimack River
Tour the Merrimacs
Scenic tour of the Merrimacs. The 25 mile ride is mostly flat, the 50 is varying.
64 mile cue sheet
29, 37 and 52 mile cue sheet
full 64 mile

route map

Cushing Park, Newburyport (map) Bicycle tour of the Merrimack River
Tuesday Night Ride
The NSC weekly Tuesday night ride from North Reading
15 miles

Union Congregational Church, North Reading (map) NSC Tuesday night ride



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