Let's do a ride out on the western side of the valley this week, with a little elevation gain to get our hill climbing gears warmed up!
Destination: Lunch at the pond across from the Willey House. Pack your own lunch or get it there.
Note that the start is at 9:00 am, earlier now that the warmer, spring weather has finally arrived!
Meet at the Attitash parking lot, ready to ride at 9:00 am.
The ride to the Willey House from Attitash up route 302 is about 29 miles round trip. It is NOT HARD -- it is WAY easier than Bear Notch Road, a gradual climb with flatter sections of relief. The ride back is marvelous. Those that want to burn some extra calories can continue 2.5 miles up the notch to the Crawford RR station, then return to meet everyone else for lunch at the Willey House.
For a shorter option, start in Bartlett Village (24 miles total) or at the parking area for the Fourth Iron Bridge (~18 miles total). Join the crowd as they ride by: ~ 9:15 at Bartlett Village, ~9:25 at Fourth Iron.
For a longer ride, 40 miles, start out of the Grants parking lot (8:30 am), meet the folks at Attitash for the 9:00 departure.
Do you need a map?? See the link below. Even if you don't need one, take a look at the elevation profile AFTER you finish the ride.