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Cyclo-Cross 101 / North Shore Challenge

Learning how to RIDE YOUR BIKE again...

This ride is like none you have been on before.  Road Riding / Rail Trails / and Real Singletrack riding over multiple hours. The realization of riding a Fully Rigid CX Bike with very skinny tires on Real Singletracks is where you get schooled.


The Full Ride is 46 miles. This ride is also designed for (2) shorter rides of about 30 miles each.  The First 1/2 of this ride is a great introduction to CX Group riding. Been holding the First Half of this ride a few times this season. Will be holding this ride (or 1/2 of this ride) at least 1 time each month.


Cyclo-Cross 101. North Shore Challenge. This 45 mile (total) ride consists of 19 miles of REAL Single Tracks, 12 miles of Rail Trail, and 12 miles on quiet backroads. This is not a ride for a novice. 


Places on this ride (in order): Danvers Rail Trail , Choate Farm, Perkens Row (Road), Bradley Palmer, Willowdale, Pinegree Estates, Perkins Woods, Backroads of Boxford, Boxford Forest, Harold Parker Forest, North Peabody Rail Trail, return on the Danvers Rail Trail.

Ride Details

Get all the information on this ride including a Downloadable GPX Map you can load onto your GPS device, or Smart Phone with the RidewithGPS APP.  See the Ride with GPS TAB from the Drop-down menu at the top of this page for more information.

CX 101 Ride Route Link
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This is All Day Adventures #1 Best CX RIDE

Boston / Cambridge / Medford / Saugus / Lynn / Salem

This is ADA's #1 CX Ride. 39 Total Miles. This is a mix of touring Boston's Charles River bike paths and some great trails at the Mystic Lakes, to the really rugged trail systems of the Fells / Lynn Woods / Spring Pond that will test you and your bike.      


This is an Advanced Level CX Ride. This ride is not for beginners. Everyone that has done this ride in the past loves it. Average ride time last year was 3 hours 45 minutes.  (not including stops) Look for this as a Group Ride Once MONTHLY in 2018. 


This is a Group Pace Ride and it is not a Race. Casual pace at times, stop to see the sites at times. Lunch Break at Spot Pond 1/2 way through the ride.


See the Video's of this Ride Below

We use the MBTA to get to Boston and Start the ride. It is a One-Way trip back to Salem.


If you are interested in this ride or any other rides contact me on the Facebook Page 


See the Ride at the Link Below

CX Ride Boston to Salem

Video "First 15 Miles" - CX Boston to Salem Segment 1

15 miles in 15 Minutes.  The CX Boston to Salem Ride. Charles River, Alwife Corridor,  + Mystic Lakes

Video "The Fells" - CX Boston to Salem Segment 2

Second Segment of the CX Boston to Salem 39 Mile Ride. 


The Fells Segment is a 7 Mile trek through all 4 sections of this park.


Fells has a lot of Trail Restrictions for cyclist, this route stays on all the permissable paths.

These are All-Day-Adventures Best CX Rides

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39 Mile CX Advanced Danvers Rail+

A Cyclo-Cross Ride that is a Border-Line Mountain Bike Ride. I was careful to pick trails that are very rugged, but will not break your wrist with a full rigid frame. It will be close though...Very tough sections on this ride. There is a North Shore Group that holds a similar version of this ride, so this is good training for that event.

CX / MTB Ride Adventure
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70+ Mile CX Adventure Boston - Salem

This is one Hell of a Ride.  While it is a long distance ride, I was careful to keep you on the easier trails. Does not mean the ride is easy (smiles).  Please read the ride description carefully before riding this route. I will hold this ride ONCE in 2018. 

70 Mile CX Ride Adventure
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Cyclo-Cross Hill Climb Training

CX Hill Climb Training / Lower North Shore

Salem Area Hill Climb Training
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Salem Local CX Ride 20 Miles / 2 Hours

Great for a weekly Group Ride.

A 20 mile 2 hour Intermediate Level route.  This ride starts and ends in Downtown Salem.


This ride is 50% in the dirt with a mix of 9 miles of Roads, 5 miles of Dirt Trails and 6 miles of Gravel Rail Trails. This ride is not suitable for a Road Bike.  Also worked in a few hill climbs.  


Need trail rated CX tires and good climbing gears. There are lots of local woods for your next CX adventure, come out and see for yourself.

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