Newburyport-NH Coast-Portsmouth-Exeter-Haverhill Bicycle Tour 4/19/2015

Newburyport- NH Coast-Portsmouth-Exeter-Haverhill bike tour with coffee stops and micro-brewery finale (variable distance: 25 or 58 miles ) (Meet at North Station 9:15 am)

 Temps in the high 60's! Join us for a great bike ride!

We'll meet at North Station (ticket booths) at 9:15 am and take the commuter rail to Newburyport (9:30), a beautiful seaside town in the North Shore.  From there we will cross to New Hampshire and cycle c. 22 miles on the beautiful NH coast -- all for us to enjoy before the tourists take over. We will end the first part of our trip in wonderful, gay-friendly Portsmouth, will lunch at Popovers on the Square (popovers are a special New England treat!) around 1:15 pm.

From Portsmouth we will move inland, stopping  after c. 15 miles  in quaint Exeter (home of Exeter Academy) for a quick coffee break at Ollie and Me's  bakery around 3:15 pm.  From there we will continue inland through quiet country roads to the MA border, arriving in Haverhill at around 5:50 pm. We will crown our day with beer and appetizers at the Haverhill Brewery (conveniently located across the MBTA stop), before taking the commuter rail back to Boston at 7:20 p.m. (arrival back in Boston at 8:20 p.m.)


 The total distance is 58 miles ( c. 91 km), but you can do a shorter route of 25 miles  by coming back with the commuter bus (runs every hour and takes bicycles) from Portsmouth. 

This is not a race: we'll cycle at a steady but comfortable speed of c. 13 mph (c. 19 kph).  This ride requires a minimum of four people, so please RSVP by Friday, April 17. The ride will be cancelled if there are not enough registered participants.

Do not forget to bring:

1) warm clothes (may be chilly at start)

2) water and snacks

3) a bicycle with good working brakes and lights

4) desire to have fun!

Each rides assumes responsibility for his or her own safety.

 Please RSVP to by Friday April 17, 2015. Please leave your mobile number in case of schedule changes.



Prof. Margarita M. Balmaceda, Ph.D.