Princeton Challenge Ride

Lancaster, Massachusetts

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Beginning in Lancaster and passing through a gauntlet of hills at the Sterling Leominster border, the majority of the Princeton Challenge route is a wonderful tour of the back roads surrounding Wachusett Mountain. Farmland and thick forests dominate the landscape, along with many water views at various reservoirs and ponds along the way. But make no mistake, this route is for hill climbers and others who enjoy challenging climbs and fun and fast descents on quiet, low-traffic roads. The Princeton Challenge is a tough route with limited food and water stops. Be sure that you’re in good shape and well-prepared before heading out on this one. Also be sure to pay close attention to mileage on the directions, as many of the streets are not marked. Based on the popular Grand View ride run by the Charles River Wheelmen, the Princeton Challenge will test your climbing legs along a breathtaking backdrop of scenic country roads.
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Road Biking Massachusetts

by Tom Catalini (Falcon Guides)

Beginning in Lancaster and passing through a gauntlet of hills at the Sterling Leominster border, the majority of the Princeton Challenge route is a wonderful tour of the back roads surrounding Wachusett Mountain. Farmland and thick forests dominate the landscape, along with many water views at various reservoirs and ponds along the way. But make no mistake, this route is for hill climbers and others who enjoy challenging climbs and fun and fast descents on quiet, low-traffic roads.

The Princeton Challenge is a tough route with limited food and water stops. Be sure that you’re in good shape and well-prepared before heading out on this one. Also be sure to pay close attention to mileage on the directions, as many of the streets are not marked. Based on the popular Grand View ride run by the Charles River Wheelmen, the Princeton Challenge will test your climbing legs along a breathtaking backdrop of scenic country roads.

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Activity Type: Road Biking
Nearby City: Lancaster
Distance: 66.3
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Difficult
Riding Time: 4.5 to 5 hours
Trailhead Elevation: 500 feet
Top Elevation: 1,000 feet
Local Contacts: Central Massachusetts Tourist Council
Driving Directions: Directions to Princeton Challenge Ride

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Apr 2018