Invitation – The “Four Gapper” Bike Ride

2013 Saturday, August 10 – Lincoln, NH – Start/Finish (Rain Date next day)

Our next Group Ride out of Lincoln is the inspiring Four Gapper, which starts with our climb up the scenic Kancamagus Highway and continues to Bear Notch, Crawford Notch, Franconia Notch and returns to the Start/Finish point at the Hobo Hills Miniature Golf parking lot in Lincoln.  We’re moving the date a bit earlier in August, where in the past it has been the third week in August – trying to free up some of August for other activities.  Let me know of your interest.

The trek is about a 78 mile-long clockwise circuit, traversing four mountain gaps in the heart of NH’s White Mountains.  There is well over 5,000 feet of total climbing.  Similar to our Kanc ride in June, we always have riders of varying abilities for sure.  The “Four Gapper” is not a race by any means.  It is a recreational ride with lots of discussion in our small groups, at least during Hobo Hills Miniature Golf parking lot in Lincoln is near to and just east of the I-93 Exit # 32 at NH Route 112.  The parking area is ideal for staging the ride’s start and end.  The ending segment that descends from Franconia Notch back into Lincoln is a super-fun and rolling joint-use path through the woods.  It is a welcomed descent, even with its few knolls, to the Flume Visitor Center followed by Route 3’s wide shoulder that allows for a steady and speedy descent back into Lincoln.

As we have in recent years, we will start our rides at varied times such that each of us will complete our circuit back to Hobo Hills at roughly the same time.  We typically have a wide range of average speeds on the circuit such that the variation in the total time to do the 78 mile loop can be well over an hour and a half to maybe 2 hours difference.  I know that if one averages about 15 miles per hour for the loop and if you add time for stretching and nourishment, it can easily take about 6 ½ hours to do the loop.  That’s me on a good day.  In an effort to enjoy this great event as a group activity, I would like to have each of us attempt to time our starts such that we complete our rides back at Hobo Hills at about 3 PM.  By doing this, we can better share the enjoyments of dipping and/or basking at the Pemigewasset River followed by feasting across the street at the North Woodstock Inn after the ride.

So again, let’s each of us plan to complete our Four Gapper loop at about 3:00 PM.  That leaves time to change into our bathing suits, head over for a dip in the “Pemi” (about a mile from Hobo Hills), and then culminate our day across the street at the Woodstock Inn (unless you want to end the day after the Woodstock Inn with Ice Cream at Ice Cream Delights back in Lincoln).

The meal at the Woodstock Inn is a Four Gapper tradition however, it is obviously an option. Sometimes people need to get back home and leave right after the ride.  I do encourage you to try to plan for the Woodstock feast; it is a great time to get caught up and share our Four Gapper experiences.  Oh yes, and bring friends; this day comes with an open invitation.

Let me know (apapajoe777@gmail.com) if you are contemplating this year’s Four Gapper.  I will be reserving a table for us at the Inn and it is helpful know approximately how many will be feasting.  You can always change your mind if your plans change; there is no commitment necessary.

The decision on the use of the next-day rain date will be made early Friday evening from apapajoe777@gmail.com; you can also call me or “text” me on my cell phone at 617.901.2350.

Joe Anthony

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Gran Prix Features Men’s State Champs, Women’s Races

Gran Prix Features Men’s State Champs, Women’s Races

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Paul Boudreau, Race Director Fidelity Investments Gran Prix of Beverly 978-335-3513 paul@granprixbeverly.com

Web site: www.granprixbeverly.com WHAT: The 5th annual Gran Prix of Beverly

WHEN: 4-8 p.m., July 24, 2013 WHERE: Downtown Beverly,

Massachusetts, on Boston’s North Shore

WHO: Top professional and amateur cyclists from New England, and throughout the United States and Canada

WHY: Men’s state criterium championship, featuring top local and national pros, the return of the women’s race, two amateur categories, and a free kids’ race and parade

BEVERLY, MA (June 20, 2013) – The 5th annual Fidelity Investments Gran Prix of Beverly – one of the North Shore’s fastest-growing traditions – returns to the Garden City’s downtown on Wednesday, July 24, with a cast of top-flight cyclists, including a women’s field, performing at top speeds before an anticipated standing-room crowd.

For the fourth straight year, the Gran Prix of Beverly will double as the state’s criterium cycling championship for men, sanctioned by the sport’s national governing body, USA Cycling. Though defending champ Ben Wolf of the Jelly Belly Cycling Team hasn’t confirmed, 2012 champion Shawn Milne of Beverly (who finished second last year) and other top pros – including Tim Johnson of Beverly, Jeremy Powers, Adam Myerson, and Mark McCormack – will be in the mix. The Elite Men’s race is set to go off at 6:50 p.m. In addition, the Gran Prix features an Amateur Men’s race at 4:20 p.m., a Masters 40-plus Men’s race at 5:10 p.m., and a Women’s elite race at 6:00. The women’s race returns after a two-year hiatus, with Masconomet Regional graduate Maureen “Mo” Bruno Roy and Boston’s Ride Studio Café team leading the strong group of contenders.

All four groups will race the same serpentine course, which starts and finishes on Cabot Street, and winds along sections of Hale and Dane streets. For the uninitiated, a criterium, or “crit,” is a high-speed, high-stakes chess match. Held on a short-circuit course, a crit features competitors constantly jockeying for position at speeds of up to 35 miles an hour, and closer to 45 miles an hour during the final furious sprint to the finish. Each race lasts just about an hour, and consists of several “races within a race,” called primes (pronounced “preems”), ensuring non-stop action for competitors and spectators alike. Which is why organizers expect another outstanding field of more than 250 racers.

“This course is one of the most challenging criterium courses in New England,” said race director Paul Boudreau, a Beverly resident and president of Essex County Velo. “There are lots of high-speed corners that require riders with excellent bike-handling skills.”

The Gran Prix races also highlight the growing interest in cycling and bike advocacy in Massachusetts in general, and on Boston’s North Shore in particular. Beverly has a number of excellent cycling shops, and is also headquarters for Parlee Cycles, a manufacturer of high-end carbon fiber bikes. Several professional cyclists, including Johnson, a native of nearby Middleton, Milne, and Jesse Anthony, call Beverly home.

Race organizers are actively recruiting volunteers to help stage the event, and each volunteer will receive a free T-shirt. To help encourage area cycling fans to pedal to the Gran Prix on July 24, the Beverly Bike Committee is offering complimentary bike valet services at the First Baptist Church.

“The people who run our bike valet are part of a larger movement to make cycling safer and more accessible to everyone,” said Boudreau. “The Beverly Bike Committee works closely with city officials as an advocate for cycling. We really want to highlight the tireless work the Bike Committee does for cycling.”

Todd Balf, a Beverly resident and member of the Beverly Bike Committee, said the Gran Prix brings a unique atmosphere to Beverly’s business hub. “For me the race offers a vision of what Beverly’s downtown can be,” said Balf, an avid cyclist. “It’s much bigger than simply a professional road race – as cool as that is – but a coming together of the community in a way we don’t often get the opportunity to see.”

According to Balf, Beverly recently “granted us permission to use Ellis Square for our bike drive with Bikes Not Bombs. I think we’re definitely benefitting from the great reputation the Gran Prix event has at the city level, and the way the event has positively showcased cycling and cyclists downtown.”

“The Gran Prix has gone a long ways to building cycling awareness and driving event- specific enthusiasm,” said Balf. “Obviously getting people used to the idea of riding regularly downtown is a big leap, but that’s the goal. The bike valet at the Gran Prix represents the spirit of what we’re after — riding, not driving, to the race.”

Boudreau also pointed out that another goal of the Gran Prix is to raise awareness for other local causes, such as the River House Shelter for homeless men.

As in past years, local restaurants and businesses are expected to take advantage of streets being transformed into a race course/walking mall, setting up outdoor cafes to create an amphitheater atmosphere for spectators and racers alike. “I’m excited to see the community embrace this event,” said Boudreau.

In addition to elite-level bike racing, the Gran Prix of Beverly will also continue to offer the popular Kids Race and Parade. Both are free, but registration – from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Beverly Common – is required. Those races will be held starting at 5 p.m. in the following age groups: 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, and 11-12. And right across the street, the Friends of Beverly Library will serve lemonade and lollipops on race day. The Kids Parade is set for 5:50 p.m. on the Gran Prix racecourse with a number of the top pro riders.

For details or more information, including photographs, please contact race director Paul Boudreau at paul@granprixbeverly.com.

KEYWORDS/TAGS: Gran Prix of Beverly, Fidelity Investments, State Championship, Criterium, Kids Race and Parade, Pro Cycling, Sporting Event,

Things to Do, North Shore, Beverly, MA. Essex County Velo.

GPB poster 2013

 

Bike Drive hosted by Beverly Bike Committee

Beverly Bike Committee is holding a Bike Drive at Ellis Square on Saturday June 29th from 10 to 2 p.m. This is BBC’s second year partnering with Bikes Not Bombs, a nationally acclaimed, Boston-based non profit that annually collects hundreds of unused bikes, fixes them up, and then redistributes to families who need them or to their partner communities in developing countries.

Bike Committee volunteers will also be on hand to take the donated bikes (as well as extra wheels, tires, tubes, and components) and prepare them to be packed up. There will be four set-aside parking spots along Briscoe and Essex streets for easy drop-offs. Several bikes have already been collected by Centraal Cycles and the Beverly Police Department for the Drive – and the festive atmosphere in the Square will include music, info on upcoming events, and a bike powered blender demo. If people want to donate bicycles but can’t attend they can contact tbalf@comcast.net 

 

Ride the Kanc – Update

Good morning from “Kancamagus Joe”,

I’m just checking in with the gang to remind you that our June 22nd2013 Kanc Ride is two weeks away. Wow!  It’s time to check up on your bike – tires, brakes, shifting, etc.  You might want to have it checked by your local bike mechanic.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at apapajoe777@gmail.com.  This week is “National Question Week” for our ride.  And yes, invite friends if you’d like; this is an open invitation event.  The more the merrier!  We simply want to be at the top of Kancamagus Pass at 11:30 AM, June 22nd with as many smiling Kanc’rs as possible.  If anyone is trying to figure out how long it will take them to get from the Lincoln start to the top, I can help with that.  I consider myself an expert in that category.

Logistics:  If anyone has either an offering or a need in terms of transport to and fro Lincoln, let me know.  Right now I know that there may be a couple people from the Beverly/Hamilton area looking for a ride back (not definite yet) so if someone has an interest and room for people on the ride home, let it be known.  I’m sure that they would help with gas.  An enjoyable aspect of this day on the Kanc, is that it’s a great way to meet new faces and to work together to make the day wholesome and pleasant (with a little suffering mixed in from the climb – albeit controlled suffering).  It’s one of my favorite days of the year.

Josh Anthony and some others are thinking of combining the ride with some “warm-up” climbs to the west of Lincoln, probably on Rte.18 towards Warren, NH.  They would probably do that and still either meet us at the top of the Kanc for our 11:30 Photo Op or at the Inn afterward.  If you are interested, let Josh know at joshanthony10@gmail.com.

Last and not least - I’m trying to get an idea of how many are “Probables” for the day.  I will soon be reserving a spot at the nearby Woodstock Inn and I need to give them an idea of how many we will have at the after-ride feast.  Also, I am curious and interested in who is planning to be with us that day.

Best,

Kanc’r Joe

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The 2013 Kanc Ride

Scheduled for Saturday, June 22nd  

THE ITINERARY:  We will meet at about 9:00 AM to 9:30 AM at the Hobo Hills Miniature Golf parking lot in Lincoln, NH, just east of Interstate Route 93 – Exit 32 to discuss logistics.  Then riders can start the ride at individual times, gauging their starting time to allow their reaching the top at about 11:30 AM.  Previous experience on this ride has shown that the average time for our group, which comprises significantly different riding strengths, is about an hour and a half.  The climbing time ranges from approximately one to two hours.  With everyone arriving at the summit at about the same time, we are able to share our accomplishments and the scenery (if we are blessed with good weather) together as a group.  At that point we know that it’s all downhill from there and that the Woodstock Inn feast is at hand.

So the ride will start for the more “patient” riders at about 9:30 AM with the rabbits starting at about 10:30 AM depending on their pace; and will end back at Hobo Hills at about 1 PM.

We start the ride in Lincoln (Elevation 800′) and steadily climb for a little over 13 miles eastward at 4% to 9% grades to Kancamagus Pass (Elevation 2855′).   There are many great vantage points along the way with lots of opportunities to enjoy the scenery if your head is up (that is why one would train a bit prior). The Kancamagus Highway is a designated American Scenic Highway and is known to be one of the most beautiful in the East.

POTENTIAL NEW “KANCRS”:  If after reading this invitation, you are still curious about the ride and trying to decide whether to give it a “go”, don’t hesitate to call me at 1 (978) 927-8383 or e-mail me at apapjoe777@gmail.com.  It’s a great event for cycling enthusiasts of many levels of ability.  This ride is not a race and is an inspiration to all who participate.  In terms of negotiating the descent, all you need is a steady focus, a set of functioning brakes and an appetite for the post-ride feast at the Woodstock Inn.

We stay on the west side of the mountain (13.3 mile-long, 2000-foot vertical climb) to attain Kancamagus Pass.  After spending some time at the summit rest area just east of the pass on the north side of the road, we then reverse direction and return to Lincoln.  The logistics are quite simple by ascending and descending the same (west) side of the pass, starting in Lincoln and ended in Lincoln at the Hobo Hills Miniature Golf parking lot.

One of the most enjoyable aspects of the day is the encouragement that is shown toward each other. We share clothes, equipment and yes, we even switched bikes one year – - – whatever it takes to get everyone to the top.

If we have a warm day, we will visit the swim hole along the Pemigewasset River opposite the Woodstock Inn after the ride and before we feast at the Inn.

CONDITIONING:  It is advised that you train for this event. The ride can be done without training; but, of course, it is wiser and more enjoyable if you perform some physical conditioning ahead of time.  You will especially appreciate your prior preparation as you reach the steepest segment of the 13.3 mile ride in the last mile and a half of the ascent.  Very clearly, it gets tougher as it goes.

SAFETY:  In considering whether to participate, safety is an important issue.  I consider this ride to be somewhat dangerous due to the steep descent.  Some of the hazards are: 1) wiping out at fairly high speeds;  the road is now in pretty good condition but is steep, sinuous and often bordered with either a guard rail or boulders;  2) for a good part of the ride, there is no paved shoulder, just two – 14′ wide lanes which means car traffic needs to be respected.  On most previous Kanc rides, traffic has not been bad at all.  The traffic issues can be handled by maintaining one’s focus, as well as controlling one’s speed (not a problem on the way up).

CLOTHING:  Another important aspect of preparation deals with clothing.  Many years ago, there were some cold riders on the descent due to the heavy rains on the way up, raw weather at the pass, and the wind chill during our descent.  It is a good idea to bring along a good rain/wind jacket just in case – - -.  Don’t forget water and sunscreen (wishful thinking), as well as sunglasses, a bathing suit, and a towel.

LOGISTICS:  Please let me know of any needed travel assistance beforehand.  There is always the opportunity for sharing transportation to and from Lincoln.  If a friend or family member is interested in taking some photos and/or being a support car, that would be great – just let me know.  It gives some riders who are “on the fence” about whether they want to try the Kanc Ride more comfort knowing that there is a support car along the way to provide assistance if needed. It would also allow for an alternative way down for those who just want to do the ascent on their bikes.

COMMUNICATIONS & UPDATES:  I will be using my Gmail e-mail serviceapapajoe777@gmail.com for this event and would really like to know if you’re planning on joining us.  However, keep in mind that a commitment is not necessary.  Bottom line — if you’re going for it – - – be at Hobo Hills in Lincoln Saturday morning about 45 minutes prior to starting your ride.  Remember that the climb takes anywhere from 1 to 2 hours depending on your ability, and that we are all aiming to arrive at the summit at 11:30 AM. Feel free to use my work address,Joseph.Anthony@Jacobs.com if you would like to check in early that morning on our way to Lincoln or after the ride.

If the weather is “iffy”, I will decide whether it is a “go” at about 7 PM the evening before the ride.  At that time, an e-mail will be sent out with the “Go/No/Go” decision to those who have notified me prior.  If you don’t have e-mail, and/or can’t find access to e-mail at that time of the evening, then you can call me or text me between 7 PM and 9 PM at 1 (617) 901-2350 cell #.

For anyone coming from afar, I will issue a preliminary indication of  whether we are a “go” and send an e-mail out on the Thursday evening prior so that you can determine whether to make the trip.

 

RAIN DATE:  It is very unlikely that the ride will be postponed.  However, if the ride is in fact postponed due to weather, the rain date will be the next day, same time.

Raid on Rockingham

Raid on Rockingham

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Tour d’Essex County Pix – by Patrick Cochran

Tour d’Essex County Pix – by Patrick Cochran

Tour d’Essex County was steamy but awesome! Thanks to the 75 or so who rode with us and thank you to Chris McKernan who pretty much did all the prep. Thanks also to Seaside and Riverside for their hospitality.

bikes at the ready

bikes at the ready

sponsor correct product placement

sponsor correct product placement

prep

prep

Tour d'Essex County

Tour d’Essex County

Notes: Gran Prix of Beverly

Hi everyone,
Registration for the Fidelity Investments Gran Prix of Beverly opens today at noon. The race date is Wednesday, 24 July.
Just a few notes:
- We have 4 fields now!
- The Elite race is the Mass State Crit Championship race.
- We’ve added a Women’s race. Our friends in Salem will host the Women’s State Championship at the Witches Cup. The top 3 payout is the same as the men’s race.
- Bike Valet: the  Beverly Bike Committee is running a bike valet. Ride your bike to the race and use their free valet service (At First Baptist Church, Cabot Street)!
- If you or someone you know would like to volunteer (and get into the raffle) please email Patrick  Cochran (patrick@ecvcycling.org).
Best,
paul
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Paul Boudreau
ECV | Shimano Pro CX Series | Beverly Bicycle Committee Member | USAC Certified Nat/Int Race Director

2013 Kanc Ride

Scheduled for Saturday, June 22nd  

THE ITINERARY:  We will meet at about 9:00 AM to 9:30 AM at the Hobo Hills Miniature Golf parking lot in Lincoln, NH, just east of Interstate Route 93 – Exit 32 to discuss logistics.  Then riders can start the ride at individual times, gauging their starting time to allow their reaching the top at about 11:30 AM.  Previous experience on this ride has shown that the average time for our group, which comprises significantly different riding strengths, is about an hour and a half.  The climbing time ranges from approximately one to two hours.  With everyone arriving at the summit at about the same time, we are able to share our accomplishments and the scenery (if we are blessed with good weather) together as a group.  At that point we know that it’s all downhill from there and that the Woodstock Inn feast is at hand.

So the ride will start for the more “patient” riders at about 9:30 AM with the rabbits starting at about 10:30 AM depending on their pace; and will end back at Hobo Hills at about 1 PM.

We start the ride in Lincoln (Elevation 800′) and steadily climb for a little over 13 miles eastward at 4% to 9% grades to Kancamagus Pass (Elevation 2855′).   There are many great vantage points along the way with lots of opportunities to enjoy the scenery if your head is up (that is why one would train a bit prior). The Kancamagus Highway is a designated American Scenic Highway and is known to be one of the most beautiful in the East.

POTENTIAL NEW “KANCRS”:  If after reading this invitation, you are still curious about the ride and trying to decide whether to give it a “go”, don’t hesitate to call me at 1 (978) 927-8383 or e-mail me at apapjoe777@gmail.com.  It’s a great event for cycling enthusiasts of many levels of ability.  This ride is not a race and is an inspiration to all who participate.  In terms of negotiating the descent, all you need is a steady focus, a set of functioning brakes and an appetite for the post-ride feast at the Woodstock Inn.

We stay on the west side of the mountain (13.3 mile-long, 2000-foot vertical climb) to attain Kancamagus Pass.  After spending some time at the summit rest area just east of the pass on the north side of the road, we then reverse direction and return to Lincoln.  The logistics are quite simple by ascending and descending the same (west) side of the pass, starting in Lincoln and ended in Lincoln at the Hobo Hills Miniature Golf parking lot.

One of the most enjoyable aspects of the day is the encouragement that is shown toward each other. We share clothes, equipment and yes, we even switched bikes one year – - – whatever it takes to get everyone to the top.

If we have a warm day, we will visit the swim hole along the Pemigewasset River opposite the Woodstock Inn after the ride and before we feast at the Inn.

CONDITIONING:  It is advised that you train for this event. The ride can be done without training; but, of course, it is wiser and more enjoyable if you perform some physical conditioning ahead of time.  You will especially appreciate your prior preparation as you reach the steepest segment of the 13.3 mile ride in the last mile and a half of the ascent.  Very clearly, it gets tougher as it goes.

SAFETY:  In considering whether to participate, safety is an important issue.  I consider this ride to be somewhat dangerous due to the steep descent.  Some of the hazards are: 1) wiping out at fairly high speeds;  the road is now in pretty good condition but is steep, sinuous and often bordered with either a guard rail or boulders;  2) for a good part of the ride, there is no paved shoulder, just two – 14′ wide lanes which means car traffic needs to be respected.  On most previous Kanc rides, traffic has not been bad at all.  The traffic issues can be handled by maintaining one’s focus, as well as controlling one’s speed (not a problem on the way up).

CLOTHING:  Another important aspect of preparation deals with clothing.  Many years ago, there were some cold riders on the descent due to the heavy rains on the way up, raw weather at the pass, and the wind chill during our descent.  It is a good idea to bring along a good rain/wind jacket just in case – - -.  Don’t forget water and sunscreen (wishful thinking), as well as sunglasses, a bathing suit, and a towel.

LOGISTICS:  Please let me know of any needed travel assistance beforehand.  There is always the opportunity for sharing transportation to and from Lincoln.  If a friend or family member is interested in taking some photos and/or being a support car, that would be great – just let me know.  It gives some riders who are “on the fence” about whether they want to try the Kanc Ride more comfort knowing that there is a support car along the way to provide assistance if needed. It would also allow for an alternative way down for those who just want to do the ascent on their bikes.

COMMUNICATIONS & UPDATES:  I will be using my Gmail e-mail service apapajoe777@gmail.com for this event and would really like to know if you’re planning on joining us.  However, keep in mind that a commitment is not necessary.  Bottom line — if you’re going for it – - – be at Hobo Hills in Lincoln Saturday morning about 45 minutes prior to starting your ride.  Remember that the climb takes anywhere from 1 to 2 hours depending on your ability, and that we are all aiming to arrive at the summit at 11:30 AM. Feel free to use my work address, Joseph.Anthony@Jacobs.com if you would like to check in early that morning on our way to Lincoln or after the ride.

If the weather is “iffy”, I will decide whether it is a “go” at about 7 PM the evening before the ride.  At that time, an e-mail will be sent out with the “Go/No/Go” decision to those who have notified me prior.  If you don’t have e-mail, and/or can’t find access to e-mail at that time of the evening, then you can call me or text me between 7 PM and 9 PM at 1 (617) 901-2350 cell #.

For anyone coming from afar, I will issue a preliminary indication of  whether we are a “go” and send an e-mail out on the Thursday evening prior so that you can determine whether to make the trip.

RAIN DATE:  It is very unlikely that the ride will be postponed.  However, if the ride is in fact postponed due to weather, the rain date will be the next day, same time.

DATE CHANGE: Tour d’Essex County, Saturday, 1 June 2013

The Event:  This year, the ECV Tour d’Essex County will benefit the North Shore Veterans Counseling Services of Beverly. There is a 75 total rider limit for the event.  All riders must pre-register for insurance and planning purposes.

https://www.bikereg.com/Net/19155

There are 3 group designations for the ride based on average speed. Please register for the appropriate group.

The Route:
The Tour d’Essex County is a scenic loop around the county.  The100 mile rolling circuit covers some of the best roads in the area.  The ride begins and ends at Seaside Cycle on Elm St in Manchester by the Sea.

Rest stops will be at roughly mile 45 and 75 at Riverside Cycle in Newburyport. Seaside Cycle will host a post-ride cookout.

Cue Sheets:
We are making 2013 cue sheets available to all pre-registered riders.  Please note that these cue sheets have changed from previous years.  All registered riders will receive a link to the final cue sheet after registration closes. Cue sheets will be available as a Garmin file. Paper copies of final cue sheets will be available at registration as well.

Reminder: due to a number of municipal issues related to course marking, this year’s route WILL NOT be marked.  Please download the cue sheet or carry a copy with you.

Ride Support
The ride is self-supported. Please ride with others of similar ability and be prepared to handle any roadside repairs.

Parking

Parking on Elm St is limited.  Additional parking is located on Morse Court.  Be aware that municipal parking behind Town Hall is timed and you will be ticketed if parked for more than two hours.

About North Shore Veterans Counseling Services: 
The North Shore Veterans’ Counseling Services, Inc. http://www.northshoreveterans.com/ was established to address a need amongst veterans living north of Boston, Massachusetts.

Those issues included, the need for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder counseling for combat veterans, as well as support services in the areas of the veteran’s readjustment to society and civilian life, and in the areas of substance abuse, housing, employment, and education.

 

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ECV Open House

Since the roads are narrow and the trails are covered, come join us on Thursday, February 21 at 6:00 for the ECV Open House, hosted by Seaside Cycle.   Swing by to catch up on club news, try fit samples from Verge or just enjoy some food and drink.

Seaside will be offering great deals and there will be a “Spin and Win” for cool stuff for anyone who places a clothing order that night.

Email chris@ecvcycling.org with any questions.  Hope to see you there!!