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: Route (2019 routes listed below and are available on RideWithGPS and BikeReg.com)
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 similar, passing through Harvard, Dunstable, and Concord before returning to Sudbury. The 100 mile route adds a spur to Hollis, N.H.
The 2022 routes will be similar to the 2019 routes and final routes will be available a few days before the ride to allow for last-minute changes due to the annual paving season and road closures. Currently we are changing the location of the Dunstable rest stop due to construction on Route 113.
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 fabulous 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.
All rides start and finish at the Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School, 390 Lincoln St., Sudbury, MA.
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 (opening soon)
Preregister online here, using BikeReg.com. Preregistration required for the 50-, 75-, and 100-mile routes. Preregistration cost for NVP members is $30, non-members $35 (plus a small BikeReg.com user fee). Online registration will close at 9 pm on Aug 25.
Registering the day of the event will be available for the 25-mile route. The cost is $20 for all 25-mile riders.
Helmets are required, no ear buds and you must sign a release form! Only e-bikes without a throttle are allowed.