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Bike Tour to Benefit New Boston 4th of July Celebration
25 Mile, Half Century, Metric Century, Other
Sun, Sep 20, 2015
New Boston, NH
Cycling-25 Mile - Individual Age group/open
Cycling-Half Century - Individual Age group/open
Cycling-Metric Century - Individual Age group/open
Mountain biking-15-miles / 2 hours - Individual Age group/open
About This Activity
Road & mountain bike routes start and finish at Molly’s Tavern in picturesque New Boston, NH. All routes are fully supported with rest stops and safety measures. Road ride options include scenic 25-, 50- and 62-mile routes through New Boston and surrounding towns. The mountain bike route is approximately 15 miles (2 hours) through the woods of New Boston, with single- and double-track, streams, stone walls, and more! All routes return to the Tavern where riders can enjoy lunch, beverages and half-off appetizers.
Event details and schedule
Check-in & on-site registration:
50 & 62 Miles – Check-in & register on site: 7:00 a.m. – Riders depart between 7:30 & 8:00 a.m.
Registration: $30 (pre), $40(same day)
25 Miles – Check-in & on-site registration: 8:00 a.m. – Riders depart at 9:00 a.m.
Registration: $20 (pre), $25 (same day)
Road Route Descriptions:
All three routes will leave Molly’s Tavern and stay together for some time following a flat 10 mile out and back "warm up" along the Piscataquog River, then a rolling stretch to Francestown Center. Here, the 50 and 62 routes continue on rolling terrain past Crotched Mountain and through the villages of Bennington, Hancock and Greenfield.
Here the 50 route returns to Francestown, rejoining the 25 route with a turn onto a mostly downhill stretch of the First NH (Francestown) Turnpike and turn onto Lyndeborough Road. The 62 route continues on its own mostly downhill stretch following Route 31 and Center Road in Lyndeborough to Fitch's Corner in Milford. A gradual climb to Mt. Vernon, then a rolling stretch of the Francestown Turnpike will lead to Lyndeborough Road where all three routes reunite for the return to Molly’s Tavern.
Mountain Bike Ride:
The mountain bike ride will depart from and return to Molly's Tavern and will be guided. Route information will be available on-site.