The weekly rides will return in 2020. At the membership meeting on 1/4/2020, we planned the following rides. The start date for the Marshfield ride has not been set, yet.
- Blue Hills weekly on Wednesdays
- Hanover rides weekly on Saturdays
- Halifax rides every other Sunday
- Alternative starts every other Sunday
- Thursday Time Trial will be every other Thursday starting 5-14-2020
The Blue Hills ride will be focused more on hill workouts. The first ride will be on 4-15-2020. The meeting spot will be the free public parking lot at Houghton’s Pond on Hillside street in Milton. Workouts will include the option of the classic loop, repeats on the access road, and repeats on Chickatabot road in Quincy.
The Hanover ride will start from Route 53 by the BikeWay. The first rides will be on 4-18-2020. The first group will leave at 7AM. The Women’s group and the moderate pace group will roll at 8 AM. The front group will use the 50 mile route starting on 6-2-2020. The standard 37 mile route will on 4-18-2020.
The Halifax ride will start from Route 58 and Route 106 in Halifax. Park at the Cumberland Farms. The first ride will be on 4-19-2020. We will run this ride every other Sunday. The standard route to Marion will be used.
The Thursday Time Trials will start on 5-14-20 from Halifax. A route map is being made by Mr. Chris Corbin. Mr. Corbin will be the time trial manager.
Suggestions for alternative ride starts should be sent to Mrs. Liz Malone-O’Hara or Mrs. Wendy Torkelson. The alternative rides will allow members to showcase different routes or for the club to participate in rides with other clubs.
We will meet at the Franklin trailhead. This will be a practice ride for gravel grinders. We will take it slow and discover the airline right of way. We will ride 22 miles to the connecticut border and return. Anticipated mileage is 45. This will be a little bit of free practice for those signing up for the gravel grinders. Strava sign up is at https://www.strava.com/clubs/186760/group_events/456290
We will stop for lunch enroute.
In Franklin, access the trail by taking I-495 to Exit 16 and head toward Bellingham. After about 3 miles turn right onto Grove Street; the signed trail entrance is about 0.25 mile on the left. A town parking area is across the street on the right.
We had a great ride, today. This was Christo’s first group ride. Good job! This was Chris’s second ride.
Starters incuded Marcel, Ian, Chris, Christos, Richard, and Bill.
We did the 37 mi coastal loop. The weather was not too bad. Christos said that he had been in Ireland, a lot. He was used to riding the wet weather. It only started to pour towards the end on River St. River St is finally paved!
Next 11/17/18 Sat is Hanover 37 mi. [272 Columbia St Hanover – BikeWay]
On 11/18/18(Sun) is the Halifax 50 to Marion [292 Plymouth St Halifax – Cumbies]. We stop for coffee at Uncle Jon’s enroute.
Cranksgiving is coming up soon.
Keep an eye out for these events. These are some of the popular events that will be held during 2019. We hope to send a team to each one of those events.
If you are interested in riding with the SSB at one of these events, then ask Bill, Liz, Linda, or Paul.
- May 5 Cranko De Mayo Gravel Grinder Sugarbush VT
- Jun 10 King’s Tour Quabbin Road Century
- Jul 15 SSB P2P
- Aug 19 R2D2 Gravel Mass
Looking forward to 08/25. We will try the new 62 mile route to Mattapoissett. Flat terrain. We would stop at the Town Wharf General Store.
GPX file is on the files section in the Facebook page. Use this file for good mapping on your GPS.
The ride is also set in the Strava. Please register on the STRAVA. Strava will remind you of the ride on the day prior to the ride. It is helpful tool.
Meet at the Cumberland Farms in Halifax.
293 Plymouth Street, Halifax, MA
Route 58 and Route 106 intersection
Plenty of parking
We had a great ride on the island. Let’s do it, again, next year.
Ride past cranberry bogs and gentle farmscapes as we cruise to the other “south shore.” Generally, we only let them refer to it as the south coast. Stop for coffee in Marion near the waterfront. Course is 50 miles. Features several long segments with good pavement. Ride past Paris-Roubiax(LaFrance Street), but not ride over the cobbles.
Roll at 9AM, sharp. Meet at the Cumberland Farms. 292 Plymouth Street, Halifax, MA.
Time to wear the summer jerseys with arm warmers. No more jackets!
- 30 miles
- Easier intensity
- Coffee stop in Duxbury
Planned to roll from the Bikeway in Hanover.
272 Columbia Road Unit 2, Hanover, MA 02339 [route 53] at 9AM on Saturday.