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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 25 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

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.

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CX Ride Boston to Salem

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

The first 15 miles of selected cuts shown 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


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

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

Cyclo-Cross Hill Climb Training

CX Hill Climb Training / Lower North Shore

Salem Area Hill Climb Training

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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55 Mile CX / Boston Bike Paths and Ride to the North Shore

Newest Route for CX Riding in Boston.


Friday July 5th 2019 will be the debut of this ride. Maybe it will become a July 5th Holiday tradition?


This  ride explores the Bike Paths of Boston including:

 Boston Harbor-Walk  / Neponset River Bike Path / Forest Hills / Muddy River Dirt Paths /  Charles River Bike Path / ECG-Everett Bike Path / ECG-Saugus Dirt Path /  Lynn / Swampscott Shorelines.

This ride uses the Commuter Rail to Start or End this ride. If you ride on a Weekday, there are Bike Block-out Hours in the morning for coming into Boston. Check the MBTA Website for your train. 

The Boston Portion: Start to Finish is a 35 mile loop. (Bring a Lunch)  There will be a lot of stops to see the sites. This is a fun ride. Bring a camera. The Boston Portion to be about 3-1/2 to 4 hours with stops.

East Coast Greenway Portion:  The  ECG is an increasingly popular route between Boston and the North  Shore. The 15 mile segment from Charlestown to the Lynn Shoreline is  well traveled, and safe. Once we get to the Lynn Shoreline, there are a  few options for the final 4 mile return to Salem. Expect 2 hours for the  return ride.

Bike: CX Bike is Best, Hybrid / Gravel bikes too. Mountain bikes discouraged  because of the miles. Road Bike discouraged because of the dirt trails,  but should be OK.

Food: Bring Food, a sandwich and lots of water, 70oz. I am sure there are places to stop.  

Boston - Lynn 55 Mile CX Route

25 Mile CX Ride Video Salem to Boston / East Coast Greenway

 This ride is FLAT / 40% Dirt Trails / 45% Bike Paths / 5% Road Riding. If you try a road bike on the dirt trails, it will be a painful ride. Unless you are with a large group, you should be able to travel end - end in about 2 hours.  <Salem-Boston MAP-Link>

This route is part of the <East Coast Greenway>  The ECG runs from Maine to Florida.  Most of the segments in Massachusetts are complete. Many of the CX + Mountain Bike rides on the North Shore often are on parts of the ECG.