Quabbin Century Classic Ride

Petersham, Massachusetts

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Circumnavigate one of the most glorious landmarks in Massachusetts—the Quabbin Reservoir, the source of drinking water for more than half the state’s residents. Four towns were "discontinued" to establish the reservoir, which holds 412 billion gallons of drinking water and stretches some 18 miles from north to south. The Quabbin Classic is hilly and challenging, but there are some spectacular views to be enjoyed at the reservoir and a plethora of beautiful quiet country roads to explore and enjoy along your journey to make the effort well worthwhile. The route visits several quaint New England towns, along with the more heavily populated college town of Amherst. Classic town commons, expansive farmlands, stunning water views, challenging climbs, and fast, fun descents make this ride a memorable adventure.
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Road Biking Massachusetts

by Tom Catalini (Falcon Guides)

Circumnavigate one of the most glorious landmarks in Massachusetts—the Quabbin Reservoir, the source of drinking water for more than half the state’s residents. Four towns were "discontinued" to establish the reservoir, which holds 412 billion gallons of drinking water and stretches some 18 miles from north to south.

The Quabbin Classic is hilly and challenging, but there are some spectacular views to be enjoyed at the reservoir and a plethora of beautiful quiet country roads to explore and enjoy along your journey to make the effort well worthwhile. The route visits several quaint New England towns, along with the more heavily populated college town of Amherst. Classic town commons, expansive farmlands, stunning water views, challenging climbs, and fast, fun descents make this ride a memorable adventure.

©  Tom Catalini/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Road Biking
Nearby City: Petersham
Distance: 98.2
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Riding Time: 6 to 8 hours
Trailhead Elevation: 1,100 feet
Top Elevation: 1,200 feet
Local Contacts: Quabbin Visitor Center
Driving Directions: Directions to Quabbin Century Classic Ride

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