Road Biking Massachusetts Guide Book

by Tom Catalini (Falcon Guides)
Road Biking Massachusetts  by Tom Catalini

200pp/photos/maps
ISBN: 0762739096

Road Biking Massachusetts features forty carefully designed rides throughout the state, from the summit of Mount Greylock to the tip of Cape Cod and everywhere in between. Local cyclist Tom Catalini provides a sampling of the state's diverse offerings, including rides in the rugged Berkshire Mountains, through scenic Nashoba and Pioneer Valleys, around the historic North Shore, and along Boston's picturesque South Shore to Provincetown.

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Trails from the "Road Biking Massachusetts" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 40.
... Preview: Interstate 495 is often viewed as the demarcation point separating greater metropolitan Boston from Massachusetts’ vast rural areas. Nowhere is this more apparent than on the Bolton Berlin Challenge. ... From the guidebook "Road Biking Massachusetts"
Acton, MA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 59.4
... Preview: On the Brookfields Cruise you explore the four similarly named towns midway between Worcester and Springfield. The surrounding landscape, a harmonious mixture of magnificent rolling farmland, wooded h ... From the guidebook "Road Biking Massachusetts"
East Brookfield, MA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 27.8
... Preview: An ambitious double-metric century ride from downtown Boston to the very tip of Cape Cod, the Cape in a Day Classic is not for the fainthearted. The only "one-way" ride in this book, you must plan car ... From the guidebook "Road Biking Massachusetts"
South Boston, MA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 124.2
... Preview: The Cohasset Coastal Ramble explores the shoulder of land southeast of Boston where the coastline curves primarily from an east-west to a north-south direction. It is the first really nice stretch of ... From the guidebook "Road Biking Massachusetts"
Black Rock, MA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 26.8
... Preview: The heart of the Pioneer Valley, midway between the Connecticut and Vermont– New Hampshire borders, is the prime tobacco-growing region of Massachusetts. The valley here is broad and flat, with long, ... From the guidebook "Road Biking Massachusetts"
Northampton, MA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 27.8
... Preview: Dartmouth is the fourth-largest town in Massachusetts and home to the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth. The Dartmouth Ramble explores its numerous back roads, which are ideal for cycling. Th ... From the guidebook "Road Biking Massachusetts"
Idlewood, MA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 27.2
... Preview: Based on the popular In Search of the Llamas Charles River Wheelmen route, the Dover Cruise zigs and zags through quiet corners of Dover, Medfield, and Sherborn. You will likely see a variety of wil ... From the guidebook "Road Biking Massachusetts"
Dover, MA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 39.7
... Preview: Home to many accomplished Massachusetts cyclists, Foxboro and the surrounding towns offer many enjoyable, cycling-friendly roads. Don’t be surprised to see other cyclists along the route, particularly ... From the guidebook "Road Biking Massachusetts"
Foxboro, MA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 23.1
... Preview: The southwestern corner of Massachusetts abounds with elegant villages and fertile farmland, with views of gently rounded Mount Everett, the second-highest mountain in the Berkshires with an elevation ... From the guidebook "Road Biking Massachusetts"
West Stockbridge, MA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 52.5
... Preview: Harold Parker State Forest, 20 miles north of Boston, is just more than 3, 000 acres of central hardwood-hemlock-white pine forest. A popular site for a variety of recreational opportunities such as h ... From the guidebook "Road Biking Massachusetts"
North Reading, MA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 42.4
... Preview: Just northwest of Springfield, delightful bicycling abounds in the small valley tucked between the East Mountain–Mount Tom range on the east and rugged, wooded hill country on the west. Lying in the s ... From the guidebook "Road Biking Massachusetts"
Westfield, MA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 36.1
... Preview: This ride explores Hingham, the first town southeast of Boston that is spaciously and graciously suburban rather than congested. It is an affluent community graced with elegant wooden homes from the e ... From the guidebook "Road Biking Massachusetts"
Accord, MA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 22.5
... Preview: The Hopkinton Cruise is a hilly tour of the less-traveled roads of Hopkinton, Hopedale, Mendon, Uxbridge, Upton, and Westborough. This rural area explores the wonderful suburbs between Worcester and B ... From the guidebook "Road Biking Massachusetts"
Hopkinton, MA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 42.5
... Preview: Ipswich ranks as one of the most beautiful towns in the state, both architecturally and geographically. Beyond the center of town is an unspoiled mixture of wooded hills; broad, gently rolling horse f ... From the guidebook "Road Biking Massachusetts"
Ipswich, MA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 20.4
... Preview: Ten miles north of New Bedford is a cluster of large, unspoiled lakes surrounded by woods, prosperous farms, and a few cranberry bogs. Lightly traveled roads threading among the lakes make this one of ... From the guidebook "Road Biking Massachusetts"
Lakeville, MA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 27.2
... Preview: Most of the Lunenburg Cruise is over flat roads or rolling hills, a rare treat for central Massachusetts riding. You will need to conquer a couple of long climbs and a few short, steep hills, but most ... From the guidebook "Road Biking Massachusetts"
Lunenburg, MA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 41
... Preview: An easy and relaxing ride through two small bedroom towns north of Boston, the Lynnfield Ramble is flat and fun. You’ll pass through two modest town centers and visit a variety of residential outposts ... From the guidebook "Road Biking Massachusetts"
South Lynnfield, MA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 22.9
... Preview: Explore the wonderfully classic coastal New England town of Marblehead, cruising along a beautiful coastline peppered with many parks and places of historic interest. Marblehead Neck offers a visit to ... From the guidebook "Road Biking Massachusetts"
Lynn, MA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 19.2
... Preview: The Marion Ramble is a flat and enjoyable one-town ride which explores Marion, Massachusetts. Traversing the peninsula of the Sippican Harbor, named for the Indian tribe that once lived there, you’ll ... From the guidebook "Road Biking Massachusetts"
Marion, MA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 17.4
... Preview: This is a tour of four classic New England communities northwest of Boston, and you’ll pass several historic sites related to the battles of Lexington and Concord, the first skirmishes of the Revoluti ... From the guidebook "Road Biking Massachusetts"
Lincoln, MA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 23.8

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