Arrowed rides on the Massachusetts North Shore

Ride page with cue sheets, route maps and interactive  maps Arrow Start location
Applecrest Farm Ride
Ride through scenic farm country and stop at Applecrest Farm Orchards in Hampton Falls, NH.
Applecrest Farm Ride Amesbury Elementary School, , Amesbury, MA (map)
Bagels and a Witch
Ride through the state forests west or Rt. 1 to Plum Island.
Masconomet School, Boxford MA

The Best of Ipswich

Ride through state forests, along the Ipswich River and with scenic ocean vistas, from historic Ipswich MA .

Hammatt St., Ipswich MA


Blazing Saddles Century
The Annual North Shore Cyclists Century Ride.
Triton Regional High School, Byfield MA (map)

Bradford Ponds, Forests and Hills

The former Hills and Dales from Ballardvale ride, now from a new location

Bradford Elementary School, 118 Montvale St., Bradford (South Haverhill)
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 and Essex to Ipswich

Hammatt St.,

Ipswich MA


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. Extra 62 mile route adds loop to Ipswich. (Note: the arrow is also used for the Ipswich start)
Memorial Elementary School, Manchester, MA map to start
Cheese and Whine
Beautiful country roads and other roads less traveled. Long loop goes to Durham, New Hampshire.RWGPS, map, cue sheet
unmarked Amesbury Elementary School, Amesbury MA
Divorce Court Hill Ride
This is a great short ride that will seem as if you are seeking as many hills in as short a time as possible. There are lots of small stores along the route for refueling.
unmarked South Lynnfield Post Office, (map)
Danvers Farm and Sea
Easy ride with few hills through Danvers, Middleton, Boxford, Topsfield, Ipswich, and Hamilton.
324 Maple St, Danvers (map)
Emmaus Cycle for Shelter
Fundraiser ride for Emmaus House
View at Map My Ride
Haverhill, MA (map)
Friday night ride unknown Tannery in Newburyport, MA
Georgetown Winter Road Ride unmarked Perley School in Georgetown
Great Bay from Exeter Exeter NH
Grub, Sweat & Gears
Some familiar roads through familiar towns with the long ride going to Newton & Plaistow, New Hampshire.
Topsfield Plaza, Topsfield (map)
Horse Farms and State Forests
A vintage CRW ride through several Essex County state forests. The shorter ride goes to Topsfield; the longer ride includes Ipswich, Great and Little Necks. .
Harold Parker State Forest North Andover, MA
Ipswich to Boston none Ipswich commuter rail station
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.
Cushing Park, Newburyport (map)
Coastal Hampton to Portsmouth:  Coastal ride, starting from Hampton NH offering medium and long distance options.   Hampton NH High Street parking lot
Merrimack River Ride
Scenic tour of the Merrimacs. The 25 mile ride is mostly flat, the 50 is varying.
Cushing Park, Newburyport (map)
Minuteman Ride
Revised version of the original Minuteman ride that is more scenic with less traffic. Longer loops go to Concord.
Greater Lawrence Vocational High School, Andover (map)
Monday Night Ride from Topsfield route changes each year Topsfield Plaza, Topsfield (map)
Nashua River Ramble
CRW ride into Southern New Hampshire following the Merrimack River and into NH
Tyngsboro Elementary School; (map)
Newburyport to Exeter
CRW ride into Southern New Hampshire following the Merrimack River and into NH .
Nock School Newburyport, MA 01950
North from Cushing Park
This ride crossed the Merrimack River into northern Mass.and southern NH.
unmarked Kent St., Newburyport, MA Map
North to Great Bay Elementary School, 20 South Hampton Rd., Amesbury map to start
North to Newburyport
Lots of quiet North Shore roads. Long route goes to Newburyport. Shorter ones turn off in east Georgetown or West Ipswich.
Elementary School, Asbury St., Hamilton MA
North Andover Ride Ride on familiar roads through Andover, Boxford, Topsfield and Ipswich.
Old North Andover Common (map)
Northern Essex County Ride. This ride starts in Haverhill and takes us on familiar roads, some a bit hilly. The ride travels north of the Merrimack River into Merrimac and Amesbury, with longer rides continuing through Newton, Kingston and South Hampton in New Hampshire. Distance options 18, 32, 50 and 62 miles. Northern Essex Community College (map)
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.
Ballardvale MBTA Andover (map)
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. Not arrowed for 2010
Ipswich River Park, North Reading (map)
Pothole Inspection tour. This is the annual first official road ride of the year Topsfield Plaza, map
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.
REI, Salem St in Reading map to start
Ride to the Sea
Scenic ride through Georgetown, Rowley, Boxford and Ipswich. Medium and long rides go out to Ipswich Neck.
Perley School, Georgetown (map)
Riverside Cycles ECV route
Ride begins at Riverside Cycles in Newburyport, MA.
Riverside Cycle, Newburyport (map)
Rockingham County Ride
Classic NSC ride touring scenic Rockingham County NH. Quiet roads, rolling terrain and moderately hilly.
Haverhill High School (map)
Salt Marsh Tour from Ipswich
Easy loop along Rt. 1A and backroads to Newburyport, returning through Byfield and Rowley. ey.
Ipswich central parking lot, behind Market Street stores. (map)
Salt Marsh Tour from Rowley
Easy loop along Rt. 1A and backroads to Newburyport, returning through Byfield and Rowley.
Pine Grove School, Rowley MA (map)
Scott and Dianalyn's Adventure
Long route goes through the foothills of Southern New Hampshire.
unarrowed Crossroads Plaza, Salisbury, MA (map)
Scotty Dog Ride (Beverly-Ipswich Ride) Cove School, Beverly, MA map to start
Saturday Fitness Ride (arrowed)
Flat to rolling terrain, this is the NSC season opener.
Masconomet School, Boxford map
Seaside Cycles ECV route
Ride begins at Seaside Cycles in Manchester by the Sea, MA.
Seaside Cycle, Manchester MA(map)
Stone Walls Tour
Ride through Ipswich, Topsfield, Boxford, and North Andover; along Bradley Palmer State Forest, Willowdale State Forest, and the Ipswich River Sanctuary.
no longer arrowed Ipswich Hammatt St. parking lot behind stores. (map)
Tuesday Night Ride from N. Reading
The NSC weekly Tuesday night ride from North Reading. This ride has changed start locations
Union Congregational Church, North Reading (map)
Thursday Night Ride from Wakefield
A one hour ride from downtown Wakefield. This ride has changed start locations
arrowed north end of the lake, Wakefield
Tuesday Night Ride from Bradford.  15 and 24 mile options arrowed with white letter 7 Bradford Christian Academy, 97 Oxford Avenue, Haverhill, MA. Map

Wednesday Night Ride from Ipswich

A one hour ride from the YMCA on County Rd.


Ipswich YMCA



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