Wednesday, October 29, 2014

West Side Road and Passaconaway 10:30 am

Thursday, October 30, 2014

A chilly day tomorrow, but sunny, so it is worth a late season bike ride! Let's do a local favorite, starting at the parking lot behind the Eastern Slopes Inn, heading south on West Side Road, then out to the Albany Covered Bridge via Passaconaway Road. Short and sweet!

Ready to Ride at 10:30 am (let's let it warm up a bit!)

Total miles:  about 24.

For a longer ride, continue to Lower Falls or Rocky Gorge.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Not a Biking Kind of Day

Thursday, October 23, 2014

No ride tomorrow, obviously!
Next week's weather looks good, hope to see you then!!

Monday, October 13, 2014

WEDNESDAYBIKE !!! Wonalancet Loop, 10:00 am

WEDNESDAY, October 15th, 2014

Since the forecast for this Thursday looks like a washout, Edith and Bob have suggested a WednesdayBike ride. Please pass this ride info around so that ThursdayBikers get the change of date to this Wednesday!!!!!

The ride will be a clockwise Wonalancet Loop, about 25 miles. A beautiful fall ride, with some climbing and very rewarding downhills!!!

Meet at the Tamworth Village public parking lot (look for the big "P" sign) diagonally across from the "Other Store", behind the Town Hall and next to the Barnstormers.

10:00 am Ready to Ride!    WEDNESDAY!!

After the loop, enjoy lunch or snacks at the riverside picnic tables at The Other Store.

Carpool from the back end of Grant's parking lot in Glen, 9:00 am.

Wednesday!!!  Not too many Thursdays left in the season, so rides might just have to happen on Wednesdays, Fridays or whatever good days we get!  We will fit 'em in when we can!!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Shelbourne to Evans Notch via North Road 10:00 am

Thursday, October 9, 2014

It should be a sunny day for a ride, a bit chilly and some breeze. I tried to find a ride that would be mostly sheltered by the trees. How about North Road to Evans Notch? The foliage is fading but should still light up the typically dark green tunnel. To make it different, let's start in Shelbourne Village instead of the usual Hogan Road/North Road parking area near the dam. By starting in Shelbourne, you will cut out about 3 miles and 2 tough hills at the end of the ride. You add a mile of flat scenic farmland and river, not a bad exchange. 

The ride goes over RR tracks and the Androscoggin River as we ride about 1 mile to North Road, takes a right turn and then out about 5 miles to the iron bridge, crosses the river again and goes to Route 2. Take a right and ride a short distance on a wide shoulder on Route 2, then take the left onto the road up Evans Notch (Rt 113). 

Some will ride up to a small bridge for a nice, easy, gradual route upriver. After the small bridge, the steeper climb to the top begins. Some will climb to the top. Either way is a spectacular ride, and you can regroup down the river at the new bridge (where Irene took out the suspension bridge) for a snack on the sunny rocks. Return to the cars by reversing the route. 

Mileage: About 32 if you do the whole ride to the top of Evans Notch, about 28 if you go to the bridge just before the climb goes from gradual to steep. 

Shorter option?  Start at the iron bridge for a really nice 18 mile ride. 

Time:  Ready to ride at 10:00 am in Shelbourne Village. If you want to start at the iron bridge, look for riders coming across it at about 10:20-10:30. 

Meeting place and parking: Start from Shelbourne Village, just off Meadow Road (a left turn off of Route 2 about 5 miles east from the route 16/2 junction in Gorham). After turning left into Meadow from Route 2 take a quick right onto Village Road. Park across from the library or in the ballpark. Meadow Road joins North Road at that grassy triangle intersection close to the Philbrook Inn. 

If you want to carpool, meet in Jackson, in the parking lot across the street from the J-Town Deli at 9:10 am.