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120738

Needham West Bike Ride

Bicycling Date: Sun September 27, 2020

Led 54 mile ride in the bucolic Charles River valley west from Needham at moderate 12-14 mph pace. We will regroup periodically and have several short stops along the way prior to a lunch stop at Outpost Farm in Holliston (takeout lunch and eat in a large grassy area outside). Be ready to bike at the posted start time of 0900, we will have a short intro, brief on the route and review of AMC COVID-19 procedures; then head out. Prior sign-up required on the AMC system at the indicated link due to COVID-19. Please download the route from Ride with GPS to your phone App/GPS device or print out map/cue sheet in advance. No paper copies will be handed out due to COVID-19.

Starting point is the Needham Junction MBTA Commuter Rail Lot at Chestnut and Junction Streets in Needham. See www.mbta.com for detailed directions, also see MBTA instructions for how to pay by App for parking. Sustained rain cancels.

Activity Category: Bicycling - Road
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Ride on RWGPS Site
Leader: Mike Barry mikebarry657@mac.com 617-257-2251, Ben Klass (E-mail Ben Klass)
119286

Canceled: Camden Maine Day Rides October 2nd-4th, 2020

Bicycling Date: Fri October 2, 2020 - Sun October 4, 2020

Camden Maine Day Rides October 2, 3rd, and 4th, 2020.

Are you craving a safe, fun, local cycling adventure with new and old AMC friends? Join us for one, two, or all three days of cycling and socially-distant comradery while enjoying the breathtaking views of Midcoast Maine. Currently, AMC's Covid-19 guidelines limit participation to groups of 10, including the leaders. We are equipped to offer two such groups per day. You will have the option of driving up for a day ride, making your own reservations at the Camden Riverhouse Hotel and Inn under the AMC group name, or to find other accommodations. We will be following all Covid-19 guidelines as instructed by the states of Maine and Massachusetts as well as the AMC at the time of the trip.

Our cycling routes will take us inland; past lakes, mountains, and farms, as well as coastal; along idyllic harbors. On Saturday, we will take a ferry to bike around North Haven, a quintessential Maine island - with a microbrewery!

Each day will include 2 ride options: one a moderate 12-13 pace averaging 22 miles with elevation gains of 1500 ft, and an advanced ride of 14+ with a range of 30-40 miles with elevation gains above 2600 ft. Most roads are pavement, but some scenic roads are packed dirt.

You may return from each ride to enjoy the town of Camden. We will meet for outdoor socially distant Happy Hours Friday and Saturday evenings at the hotel or harbor (BYOB). Midcoast Maine is known for excellent dining, so you may make arrangements to eat at popular area restaurants. Outdoor dining is available. The hotel provides boxed breakfasts for those who stay there. Other meals are not included. The Camden Riverhouse Hotel is offering rooms at $162.41 per room per night (single or double occupancy) which includes a 9% lodging tax.

There are no AMC fees for this event; Participants will self-pay for all meals and lodging.

Activity Category: Bicycling - Road
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
State: ME
Country: USA
Status: Canceled
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Prospectus for Camden Maine Day Rides Oct 2nd-4th, 2020
Leader: Susan Christopherson (E-mail Susan Christopherson), Mike Barry (E-mail Mike Barry), Karen Hall (E-mail Karen Hall)
119419

Camden Maine Day Ride 1A: Harbor to Harbor Ride

Bicycling Date: Fri October 2, 2020

Camden Maine Day Ride 1 A: Harbor to Harbor Ride Friday October 2, 2020
Moderate 14.3 mile (12-13 mph)

Are you craving a safe, fun, regional cycling adventure with new and old AMC friends? Join us for a 14.3-mile, moderate paced loop from Camden to Rockport, starting at the Riverhouse Inn and Hotel parking lot (11 Tannery Lane, Camden, Maine). We will have several stops at scenic views.

This ride is designed to be done in conjunction with companion listed rides for Saturday and Sunday, 10/3 and 10/4, so that we can experience three days of cycling comradery, while enjoying the breathtaking views of Midcoast Maine. You must sign up for each day's ride individually. Each day we will offer 2 ride options: one a moderate 12-13 pace averaging 22 miles with elevation gains of 1500 ft, and an advanced ride of 14+ with a range of 30-40 miles with elevation gains above 2300 ft. Most roads are pavement, but some scenic roads are packed dirt.

Saturday we will take a ferry to bike around North Haven, a quintessential Maine island, and on Sunday we will ride around Lake Megunticook, past farms and villages. See the listings for Saturday and Sunday's rides for more details.

Overnight lodging arrangements are your responsibility, though we recommend booking with the Camden Riverhouse Hotel and Inn under the AMC group name, as we are using the Inn as our "base of operations". The Camden Riverhouse Hotel is offering rooms at $162.41 per room per night (single or double occupancy) which includes a 9% lodging tax. You are free to find other accommodations if you desire of course!

After each day's rides, you are invited to meet for an outdoor Happy Hour at the Inn or harbor (BYOB), or enjoy the town of Camden on your own. For dinner, Midcoast Maine is known for excellent dining, so you may make arrangements to eat at popular area restaurants; the leaders will facilitate dining, but there isn't a "set" group dinner. Outdoor dining is available. For breakfast, the Camden Riverhouse hotel provides boxed breakfasts for those who stay there.

AMC's Covid-19 guidelines limit participation to groups of 10 for each ride; we are offering two rides per day. Sign-up for each ride in advance at www.outdoors.org is required. We will be following all Covid-19 guidelines as instructed by the states of Maine and Massachusetts as well as the AMC at the time of the trip - and it's the participants' responsibility to adhere to them.

Since participants are self-paying for all lodging and all meals, there are no AMC fees for this event.

Other Friday Ride: Strenuous 21.5 mile (14+ mph) loop

Activity Category: Bicycling - Road
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
State: ME
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Prospectus for Camden Maine Day Rides Oct 2nd-4th, 2020
Leader: Susan Christopherson (E-mail Susan Christopherson), Mike Barry (E-mail Mike Barry), Karen Hall (E-mail Karen Hall)
119420

Camden Maine Day Ride 1B:   Harbors to Winery Loop

Bicycling Date: Fri October 2, 2020

Camden Maine Day Ride 1B: Harbors to Winery Loop Friday Oct 2, 2020
Strenuous 21.5 mile (14+ mph)

Are you craving a safe, fun, regional cycling adventure with new and old AMC friends? Join us for a 21.5-mile, strenuous paced loop from Camden to Rockport and the winery in Lincolnville, starting at the Riverhouse Inn and Hotel parking lot (11 Tannery Lane, Camden, Maine). We will have several stops at scenic views

This ride is designed to be done in conjunction with companion listed rides for Saturday and Sunday, 10/3 and 10/4, so that we can experience three days of cycling comradery, while enjoying the breathtaking views of Midcoast Maine. You must sign up for each day's ride individually. Each day we will offer 2 ride options: one a moderate 12-13 pace averaging 22 miles with elevation gains of 1500 ft, and an advanced ride of 14+ with a range of 30-40 miles with elevation gains above 2300 ft. Most roads are pavement, but some scenic roads are packed dirt.

Saturday we will take a ferry to bike around North Haven, a quintessential Maine island, and on Sunday we will ride around Lake Megunticook, past farms and villages. See the listings for Saturday and Sunday's rides for more details.

Overnight lodging arrangements are your responsibility, though we recommend booking with the Camden Riverhouse Hotel and Inn under the AMC group name, as we are using the Inn as our "base of operations". The Camden Riverhouse Hotel is offering rooms at $162.41 per room per night (single or double occupancy) which includes a 9% lodging tax. You are free to find other accommodations if you desire of course!

After each day's rides, you are invited to meet for an outdoor Happy Hour at the Inn or harbor (BYOB), or enjoy the town of Camden on your own. For dinner, Midcoast Maine is known for excellent dining, so you may make arrangements to eat at popular area restaurants; the leaders will facilitate dining, but there isn't a "set" group dinner. Outdoor dining is available. For breakfast, the Camden Riverhouse hotel provides boxed breakfasts for those who stay there.

AMC's Covid-19 guidelines limit participation to groups of 10 for each ride; we are offering two rides per day. Sign-up for each ride in advance at www.outdoors.org is required. We will be following all Covid-19 guidelines as instructed by the states of Maine and Massachusetts as well as the AMC at the time of the trip - and it's the participants' responsibility to adhere to them. Since participants are self-paying for all lodging and all meals, there are no AMC fees for this event.

Other Friday Ride: Moderate (12-13 mph) 14.3 mile ride.

Activity Category: Bicycling - Road
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
State: ME
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Prospectus for Camden Maine Day Rides Oct 2nd-4th, 2020
Leader: Susan Christopherson (E-mail Susan Christopherson), Mike Barry (E-mail Mike Barry), Karen Hall (E-mail Karen Hall)
119421

Camden Maine Day Ride 2A: North Haven Island Loop

Bicycling Date: Sat October 3, 2020

Camden Day 2 A: North Haven Loop, October 3, 2020.
Moderate 22.6 miles (12-13mph)

Are you craving a safe, fun, regional cycling adventure with new and old AMC friends? Saturday morning, October 3rd, we will take a ferry to North Haven, where we will cycle 22.6 miles at a moderate pace through the rolling hills and peninsulas of this quintessential Maine island. You will need to bring $22.50 to pay for the ferry.

This ride is designed to be done in conjunction with companion listed rides for Friday and Sunday, 10/2 and 10/4, so that we can experience three days of cycling comradery, while enjoying the breathtaking views of Midcoast Maine. You must sign up for each day's ride individually. Each day we will offer 2 ride options: one a moderate 12-13 pace averaging 22 miles with elevation gains of 1500 ft, and an advanced ride of 14+ with a range of 30-40 miles with elevation gains above 2300 ft. Most roads are pavement, but some scenic roads are packed dirt.

Friday's rides will take us on a round trip from Camden to Rockport, and on Sunday we will ride around Lake Megunticook, past farms and villages. See the listings for Friday and Sunday's rides for more details.

Overnight lodging arrangements are your responsibility, though we recommend booking with the Camden Riverhouse Hotel and Inn under the AMC group name, as we are using the Inn as our "base of operations". The Camden Riverhouse Hotel is offering rooms at $162.41 per room per night (single or double occupancy) which includes a 9% lodging tax. You are free to find other accommodations if you desire of course!

After each day's rides, you are invited to meet for an outdoor Happy Hour at the Inn or harbor (BYOB), or enjoy the town of Camden on your own. For dinner, Midcoast Maine is known for excellent dining, so you may make arrangements to eat at popular area restaurants; the leaders will facilitate dining, but there isn't a "set" group dinner. Outdoor dining is available. For breakfast, the Camden Riverhouse hotel provides boxed breakfasts for those who stay there.

AMC's Covid-19 guidelines limit participation to groups of 10 for each ride; we are offering two rides per day. Sign-up for each ride in advance at www.outdoors.org is required. We will be following all Covid-19 guidelines as instructed by the states of Maine and Massachusetts as well as the AMC at the time of the trip - and it's the participants' responsibility to adhere to them. Since participants are self-paying for all lodging and all meals, there are no AMC fees for this event.

Other Saturday Ride: strenuous, 22.6-mile route at 14+ mph

Activity Category: Bicycling - Road
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
State: ME
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Prospectus for Camden Maine Day Rides Oct 2nd-4th, 2020
Leader: Susan Christopherson (E-mail Susan Christopherson), Mike Barry (E-mail Mike Barry), Karen Hall (E-mail Karen Hall)
119422

Camden Maine Day Ride 2B: North Haven Island Loop

Bicycling Date: Sat October 3, 2020

Camden Day 2 B: North Haven Island Loop, October 3, 2020.
Strenuous 22.6 miles (14+ mph)

Are you craving a safe, fun, regional cycling adventure with new and old AMC friends? Saturday morning, October 3rd, we will take a ferry to North Haven, where we will cycle 22.6 miles at a strenuous pace through the rolling hills and peninsulas of this quintessential Maine island. You will need to bring $22.50 to pay for the ferry.

This ride is designed to be done in conjunction with companion listed rides for Friday and Sunday, 10/2 and 10/4, so that we can experience three days of cycling comradery, while enjoying the breathtaking views of Midcoast Maine. You must sign up for each day's ride individually. Each day we will offer 2 ride options: one a moderate 12-13 pace averaging 22 miles with elevation gains of 1500 ft, and an advanced ride of 14+ with a range of 30-40 miles with elevation gains above 2300 ft. Most roads are pavement, but some scenic roads are packed dirt.

Friday's rides will include a loop from Camden to Rockport, and on Sunday we will ride around Lake Megunticook, past farms and villages. See the listings for Friday and Sunday's rides for more details.

Overnight lodging arrangements are your responsibility, though we recommend booking with the Camden Riverhouse Hotel and Inn under the AMC group name, as we are using the Inn as our "base of operations". The Camden Riverhouse Hotel is offering rooms at $162.41 per room per night (single or double occupancy) which includes a 9% lodging tax. You are free to find other accommodations if you desire of course!

After each day's rides, you are invited to meet for an outdoor Happy Hour at the Inn or harbor (BYOB), or enjoy the town of Camden on your own. For dinner, Midcoast Maine is known for excellent dining, so you may make arrangements to eat at popular area restaurants; the leaders will facilitate dining, but there isn't a "set" group dinner. Outdoor dining is available. For breakfast, the Camden Riverhouse hotel provides boxed breakfasts for those who stay there.

AMC's Covid-19 guidelines limit participation to groups of 10 for each ride; we are offering two rides per day. Sign-up for each ride in advance at www.outdoors.org is required. We will be following all Covid-19 guidelines as instructed by the states of Maine and Massachusetts as well as the AMC at the time of the trip - and it's the participants' responsibility to adhere to them.

Since participants are self-paying for all lodging and all meals, there are no AMC fees for this event.

Other Saturday Ride: moderate, 22.6 mile route (12-13 mph)

Activity Category: Bicycling - Road
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
State: ME
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Prospectus for Camden Maine Day Rides Oct 2nd-4th, 2020
Leader: Susan Christopherson (E-mail Susan Christopherson), Mike Barry (E-mail Mike Barry), Karen Hall (E-mail Karen Hall)
119423

Camden Maine Day Ride 3A: Seaside to Farmland Ride

Bicycling Date: Sun October 4, 2020

Camden Day 3A: Seaside to Farmland Ride October 4th, 2020.
Moderate 22.4 mile (12-13 mph)

Are you craving a safe, fun, regional cycling adventure with new and old AMC friends? Join us for Sunday's moderate, 22.4 mile loop around Lake Megunticook, underneath the rock cliffs of Camden Hills State Park, past farms and villages. You may buy a takeout lunch at the Lincolnville General Store, which has the best front porch and chocolate chip cookies around!

This ride is designed to be done in conjunction with companion listed rides for Friday and Saturday 10/2-10/3, so that we can experience three days of cycling comradery, while enjoying the breathtaking views of Midcoast Maine. You must sign up for each day's ride individually. Each day we will offer 2 ride options: one a moderate 12-13 pace averaging 22 miles with elevation gains of 1500 ft, and an advanced ride of 14+ with a range of 30-40 miles with elevation gains above 2600 ft. Most roads are pavement, but some scenic roads are packed dirt.

Friday's rides will include a loop from Camden to Rockport, and Saturday we will take a ferry to bike around North Haven Island. See the listings for Friday and Saturday's rides for more details.

Overnight lodging arrangements are your responsibility, though we recommend booking with the Camden Riverhouse Hotel and Inn under the AMC group name, as we are using the Inn as our "base of operations". The Camden Riverhouse Hotel is offering rooms at $162.41 per room per night (single or double occupancy) which includes a 9% lodging tax. You are free to find other accommodations if you desire of course!

After each day's rides, you are invited to meet for an outdoor Happy Hour at the Inn or harbor (BYOB), or enjoy the town of Camden on your own. For dinner, Midcoast Maine is known for excellent dining, so you may make arrangements to eat at popular area restaurants; the leaders will facilitate dining, but there isn't a "set" group dinner. Outdoor dining is available. For breakfast, the Camden Riverhouse hotel provides boxed breakfasts for those who stay there.

AMC's Covid-19 guidelines limit participation to groups of 10 for each ride; we are offering two rides per day. Sign-up for each ride in advance at www.outdoors.org is required. We will be following all Covid-19 guidelines as instructed by the states of Maine and Massachusetts as well as the AMC at the time of the trip - and it's the participants' responsibility to adhere to them. Since participants are self-paying for all lodging and all meals, there are no AMC fees for this event.

Other Sunday Ride: strenuous, hilly 37 mile route at 14+ mph

Activity Category: Bicycling - Road
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
State: ME
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Prospectus for Camden Maine Day Rides Oct 2nd-4th, 2020
Leader: Susan Christopherson (E-mail Susan Christopherson), Mike Barry (E-mail Mike Barry), Karen Hall (E-mail Karen Hall)
119424

Camden Maine Day Ride 3B: Seaside to Farmland Ride

Bicycling Date: Sun October 4, 2020

Camden Day 3B: Seaside to Farmland Ride October 4th, 2020.
Strenuous 37 mile (14+mph)

Are you craving a safe, fun, regional cycling adventure with new and old AMC friends? Join us on this strenuous 37 mile loop around Lake Megunticook, underneath the rock cliffs of Camden Hills State Park, and past farms and villages. You may buy a takeout lunch at the Lincolnville General Store, which has the best front porch and salted chocolate chip cookies around.

This ride is designed to be done in conjunction with companion listed rides for Friday and Saturday 10/2 and 10/3, so that we can experience three days of cycling comradery, while enjoying the breathtaking views of Midcoast Maine. You must sign up for each day's ride individually. Each day we will offer 2 ride options: one a moderate 12-13 pace averaging 22 miles with elevation gains of 1500 ft, and an advanced ride of 14+ with a range of 30-40 miles with elevation gains above 2300 ft. Most roads are pavement, but some scenic roads are packed dirt.

Friday's rides will include a loop from Camden to Rockport, Saturday we will take a ferry to bike around North Haven Island. See the listings for Friday and Saturday's rides for more details.

Overnight lodging arrangements are your responsibility, though we recommend booking with the Camden Riverhouse Hotel and Inn under the AMC group name, as we are using the Inn as our "base of operations". The Camden Riverhouse Hotel is offering rooms at $162.41 per room per night (single or double occupancy) which includes a 9% lodging tax. You are free to find other accommodations if you desire of course!

After each day's rides, you are invited to meet for an outdoor Happy Hour at the Inn or harbor (BYOB), or enjoy the town of Camden on your own. For dinner, Midcoast Maine is known for excellent dining, so you may make arrangements to eat at popular area restaurants; the leaders will facilitate dining, but there isn't a "set" group dinner. Outdoor dining is available. For breakfast, the Camden Riverhouse hotel provides boxed breakfasts for those who stay there.

AMC's Covid-19 guidelines limit participation to groups of 10 for each ride; we are offering two rides per day. Sign-up for each ride in advance at www.outdoors.org is required. We will be following all Covid-19 guidelines as instructed by the states of Maine and Massachusetts as well as the AMC at the time of the trip - and it's the participants' responsibility to adhere to them. Since participants are self-paying for all lodging and all meals, there are no AMC fees for this event.

Other Sunday Ride: moderate (12-13 mph) 22.4 mile ride.

Activity Category: Bicycling - Road
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
State: ME
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Prospectus for Camden Maine Day Rides Oct 2nd-4th, 2020
Leader: Susan Christopherson (E-mail Susan Christopherson), Mike Barry (E-mail Mike Barry), Karen Hall (E-mail Karen Hall)