NVP Apple Country Century
presented by Nashoba Valley Pedalers


Saturday, August 27, 2016

Save the date!!  Saturday, August 27 - Nashoba Valley Pedalers’ Apple Country Century 

This is a fabulous ride.  100 miles of beautiful tranquil back roads that epitomize the bucolic beauty found along some of the most popular bicycle routes west of Boston.  We pass by many apple orchards that are part of the wonderful scenery on our ride.  

As in previous years, there will be 25, 50, 75, and 100 mile routes through quiet back roads in Massachusetts and looping into New Hampshire for the 100 mile route.  All rides are fully arrowed.  Back-up cue sheets are provided.   GPS files will be available from the NVP website before the ride.Other features include:

  • Sag/Emergency Support
  • Cued and Arrowed Routes
  • Pre-ride Mechanical Support
  • T-Shirt available

Route

All rides start in Sudbury MA. The 25 mile route goes from Sudbury to Concord. The 50 mile route passes though Harvard before returning through Acton and Sudbury. The 75 and 100 mile routes are similiar,passing through Harvard, Dunstable, and Concord before returning to Sudbury. The 100 mile route adds a spur to Hollis, N.H.

Due to construction on Barrett's Mill Road, the short route was changed slightly.  Mileage for the short route will be 30 miles.

We offer refreshments at the start at Lincoln Sudbury High School, and well-stocked rest stops (with porta potties) in Harvard and Dunstable.  The rest stops are found on the longer rides at 25 and before 50 miles, at which point you can decide to complete the Hollis loop for a full century or just finish the 75 mile ride.  The Hollis loop returns to the Dunstable rest stop where you can fill your water bottles before setting off on the last leg of the century to Sudbury.


Starting Location

    Directions

    • From the north (Littleton, MA): Route 2 east to exit 42 to merge into Route 27 South; Route 117 East; Right turn on Pantry Rd.; Left on Lincoln Rd.
    • From the east (Route 128): Take route 20 West; Right turn on Route 27 North; Right turn on Concord Rd.; Right turn on Lincoln Rd.
    • From the west (Marlboro, MA): Take Route 20 East; Left on Union Ave.; Cross Route 27; Continue on Concord Rd.; Right turn on Lincoln Rd.

All 100 mile riders are asked to begin by 9am, and 75 and 50 mile riders by 10am. All others should begin riding by 11am.

Registration

Preregister online here, using BikeReg.com. Preregistration cost for NVP members is $15, non-members $20 (plus a small BikeReg.com user fee).  Online registration will be open until 9 pm on Aug 25.

Riders can order a t-shirt to commemorate this ride if you register online by August 10.  T-shirts cost $10 each and will be distributed at the start of the ride. Riders also can order a t-shirt the day of the ride for $12 (includes shipping).

Preregister by mail (yes, you can still do this) by printing out the century application form and mailing it to NVP. Mailed in preregistration forms must be postmarked by Saturday, August 20.

Registering the day of the event will cost $20 for members and $25 for non-members.  The cost for the 25 mile route is $10 for all riders. 

Maximum riders is 250.  

 

Safety

Helmets are required and you must sign a release form!

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