August 31st 2019 – Five Hills in New Hampshire

Ride Information
Controls: Mt. Vernon NH, Lyndeborough NH, Wilton NH, Littleton, MA
Start Location: 117 Governors Ave, Medford, MA
Start Time: 07:00
Length: 200k / 125mi
Time Limit: 13.5 Hours
Lights & Reflective Gear: Required after 7pm
Ride Leader: Jake Kassen / Tsun Au Yeung
Sanctioning: RUSA Only
Cue Sheet: See RWGPS Page
Online Map/GPS: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30938555
Registration: Register at Bikereg

Last minute edition to the NER Schedule! On Aug 31st NER will offer the “Five Hills in New Hampshire” route departing and returning to the RBA’s house in Medford, MA. Snacks will be available before and after the ride. Come join us on a low key late summer brevet and ensure you get a 200k in for August. It’s a nice “recovery” ride for those returning from PBP or just looking for a good start to their fall calendar.

This Brevet was first run in the fall of 2018 and is reminiscent of the old Boston 200k to New Boston & Brookline New Hampshire. The route is rolling through the Massachusetts sections with five notable climbs in New Hampshire. The route has approx. 7000ft of climbing.

Parking Info: Park on street (either side) or in municipal lot at Governors Ave & High St. Please do not park in driveway.

Photos from 2018:

Grain Silo in Littleton, MA. Might be the closet large silo to the city of Boston. While common in the midwest, a huge silo like this is pretty rare in Massachusetts.
If you are still hungry after stopping at the Hilltop Cafe, the Mt. Vernon General Store will help.
Highest point of the ride with an elevation of about 1000′.
The side of the Hilltop Cafe in Wilton, NH.
Massachusetts scoffs at Vermont’s covered bridges. In Pepperell the covered bridges are newly built and huge.
If you’ve been looking for a Purple Castle, it can be found on this route
The sculpture garden at this mansion (compound?) in Groton continues to grow. Hard to know if they like art of just hate to mow.
Great Brook Farm doing an impression of Iowa
Early morning passing perhaps a farm Lexington.
Lots of small roads like this on in Bedford