Start Location: Nashoba Brooks School parking lot, 200 Strawberry Hill Rd, Concord, MA (Only park in front lots; see note below.)
Start Time: 8am
Ride Leader: Melinda Lyon
Distance: 100k (62 Miles)
Time Limit: 7 Hours 8 minutes
Controls: Sterling, MA
Cue Sheet: The cue can be printed from the RWGPS route link below.
GPS File: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26965938
Sanctioning: RUSA only
Registration: Register on BikeReg
2018 Start Location: Nashoba Brooks School parking lot, 200 Strawberry Hill Rd, Concord, MA. (HUGE THANKS to Nashoba Brooks and John M. for helping us with this!)
Parking: If driving to the start, ONLY park in the front lots! See map below. Consider riding to the the start if you’re local.
In 2018 we’re using a revised route (see above for link) which still uses Sterling, MA as the only control. The route still has all the same features of a few short, steep climbs and mostly very low traffic rural roads. The route is now exactly 100k, a few miles shorter then in previous years. Riders still have 6 hours, 40 miles to finish. As is tradition, in Sterling we’ll have snacks and hot chocolate if it’s cold. Thanks to Melinda and the other volunteers. This ride typically gets a sizable number of riders so the volunteers stay busy.
This 100k is a RUSA Populaire — a RUSA brevet shorter than 200k. If you’re considering riding additional brevets, the this ride will give you a feel of what’s to come. The route travels though the scenic western suburbs on a surprisingly hilly route. The ride isn’t arrowed so it’s a good chance to brush up on your cue sheet reading skills. Shortly after the control is Cumby’s ice cream and further down the road is the Harvard General Store if you’re looking for a break.
Photos from previous years