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Bike Newburyport and Salisbury

  • Sunday, August 09, 2020
  • 10:30 AM
  • Newburyport Park and Ride, 90 Storey Ave, Newburyport, MA 01950

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Join Mary W. and Joe M. for a new and fun bike ride.
We will park at the far end of the parking lot, mount our bikes and explore the Garrison Trail over the Whittier, route 95 Bridge, to Amesbury Ma. Then, we will cross route 110, and take a left on the new Amesbury portion of the trail toward Amesbury center for a bit of exploring, about 3.5 miles from start. Upon return to route 110 from Amesbury, about 2 miles, we will cross the Rabbit road and ride the Salisbury Ghost Trail to its intersection with the new portion of the Marsh Trail which is under construction both to the left toward route 1 in Seabrook NH and to the right toward the completed portion of the Marsh Trail in Salisbury also about 2 miles. We will go as far as the bike pavement lets us. The Salisbury portion of the ghost trail is hard pack, but rideable with any type of bike.

Education:
Learn why it is called the Ghost Trail, Learn about the Great Train Robbery.
Learn how these trails are coming together to link the communities.
Learn why it is called the Garrison Trail.
Marvel at the bridge construction and views.

Commentary:
Meet at the park & ride at 10:15 AM. Ride starts at 10:30 AM sharp.
Total length, about 12 miles,
Avg speed 8 to 11 mph.

Limited to 12 riders including leaders. Wait list will be established.
Masks will be worn.
Helmet, extra tube, sun tan lotion, bug spray, and water a must.
Lunch will be on your own. There are local restaurants in Newburyport with outdoor seating. We can make recommendations. If you bring a lunch there are nice spots in Newburyport to sit and eat in the shade some with water views. (all options are best reached by car.)


Park and ride has a restroom, but was closed a few weeks ago due to Covid 19. Shops and gas stations in the area.


Massachusetts Reopening Phase III Official Guidelines 7/6/2020

Trail Cycling and Mountain Biking:

  • Cyclists should practice social distancing at all times and comply with group size guidelines. Group Size: No groups larger than 12 are allowed to gather.
  • Trail cyclists should not gather in groups or loiter at any time.
  • When encountering other trail users, cyclists should maintain recommended social distancing by stopping and moving off the trail as to maintain proper distance. If unable to do so, cyclists should wear an appropriate face covering.
  • Trail cyclists should be prepared with a face covering or mask where social distancing cannot be achieved. Trail cyclists must depart the open space post cycling activity immediately (i.e., no tailgating).


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