Rider’s Choice This Saturday (8/25/07)

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.

Blazing Saddles Century 2007

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.

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