There are tons of end of summer cycling rides and adventures in Massachusetts. A couple of great ones are coming up this weekend. You’ll have to decide between two distinctly different options. Fortunately, they’re both great.
Massbike’s Fifth Annual Bike Festival + Pie Race
This annual tradition offers something for everyone. Being in Concord, it’s also pretty easily accessible from many parts of the state.
Rides range from 6 to 62 miles, with great options for families, casual riders, and more serious cyclists. It’s all topped off with Bar-B-Q food and a bike expo. Unique to this event (I’m pretty certain) is the pie race, where racers need to stop and dismount at two checkpoints to eat a slice of pie before continuing. They must also eat a slice of pie at the end of the race.
The North Shore Cyclists are putting on their annual century ride. There are many modifications to the event this year, including a new start location. There are also a record number of pre-registered riders. It looks like another great ride is in store for Blazing Saddle Century riders. Ride the great roads of the North Shore with an option of a 35-mile, 50-mile or 100-mile route.