Upcoming Rides

  • Saturday, May 25, 2024
    • 8a
      Mike Schesser

      Hello Gang!!!

      Who's up for a friendly ride early Saturday morning? The Bridges & Breweries Ride Marshall, our own Steve Schnyer, is looking to do a semi dry run of the upcoming Bridges & Breweries Ride (without the accompanying Quality Assurance taste stops). So the plan is to depart The Works bright and early (0800) on Saturday. We will climb over Chapman descend to Branch to 101 and head out to Marlborough where we will wave at the old Frogg Brewery as we head up the delightful climb which is 124. Steve is attempting to see how long it will take us to reach Granite Roots. From here we will proceed to Fitzwilliam around to Winchester before taking Comb Bridge (Farm Road Smash) through Westport Villiage, Lake Road, to 32 and back to the venerable Schnyer estate before Swanzey Center.

      If you wish you are welcome to enjoy a cold beer to celebrate the completion of a friendly Saturday ride. If you wish to drop off a cooler of your preference prior to the ride that would be fine. Hope you are able to join us.

      IMPORTANT WARNING: I don't have a RWGPS file to post but if you desire you could go to past tides in June and loading the B & B RWGPS file to your navigation device. While it may not accurately reflect Saturday's proposed ride it will offer an okay outline. Besides Steve doesn't need any stinking navigation device as he has a million RWGPS files in his memory library AND we will regroup as necessary to ensure we drop no one. SEE RWGPS FILE PROVIDED.

      The usual cycling ettiquette applies. Try to call out obstacles, pass only on the left, call out vehicles / pedestrians and be predictable. Make sure your bike is in apparent good mechanical condition and that you have what you need if you have to effect any roadside repairs. Don't forget water, but if the plan is executed properly we should finish while the temps are still in the low 70's. If you have any questions, don't hesitate calling me (Mike Schesser) at 603-498-3732.

  • Sunday, May 26, 2024
    • 10:30a
      Works to Winchester
      Daniel McInerney

      This is a pretty flat route from the center of Keene and heading down to Winchester and back, while trying to stay off of Route 10, as much as we can. We will start at The Works on Main Street, and head out of Keene via the Rail Trail, passing the Tour de New Hampshire group, and wave the MCC flag. We will pass through a few of the local covered bridges, ride the Farm Road and up Monkey Hill, reach Winchester, then come back via Forest Lake. Come join us!

  • Monday, May 27, 2024
    • 4p
      Monday Memorial Meander: classic tri state loop
      Steven Perrin

      Special Memorial Day ride at a special time. We'll meet at Runnings in Hinsdale and tackle the well known "Tri State" loop that goes through New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Vermont. By starting at Runnings we will be able to dispatch the least pleasant part of the ride first. We will head into Hinsdale and then take some nice country roads to Northfield, MA. From here, a slight climb up to Route 142 and then we travel back through Vernon and Brattleboro VT. We will get a good look at the new bridge along the way. Surprisingly for a Monday, this is a 100% paved route, and has very little elevation change. Don't worry, we will double up next week to keep our climbing and gravel cred intact. We will also keep an eye on the unsettled weather.

      As always, safety, lights, water and bright colors are the order of the day. See you out there!

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