H2H Ride 10/17 Ride from Harvard Univ. to Harvard,MA Friday, September 10, 2004
The H2H ride: Ride your bicycle from Harvard University to Harvard, Massachusetts
Sunday October 17, 2004
Rides from 35 to 75 miles
Classic New England fall scenery
Mostly back-country roads
Meet fellow area cyclists!
Support the Harvard University Cycling Association
Spend your day enjoying the beautiful eastern MA countryside
When: 8:00am from Harvard varsity athletic fields* for Harvard (75mi) and Acton (55mi)
9:30am from Harvard varsity athletic fields* for Concord (35mi)
*parking and bathroom facilities available (should conclude between 1-4pm)
Cost: $10 for students and members, $20 for non-members, payable day-of.
Become a FoHUCA member (friend of Harvard cycling, more info day of)
Pre-registration available via BikeReg.com
Routes: All rides leave from the Harvard Varsity Athletic Fields and head west through Belmont to Concord. The 35 mile ride returns to Harvard University. The 55 and 75 mile rides continue to Acton, where the 55 mile riders will return to Harvard University via Weston. The 75 mile ride culminates in Harvard, Massachusetts before returning to Harvard University also through Weston. All routes are fully marked with water and food provided at designated locations along the ride. The majority of roads are backcountry and very scenic. A map and cue sheets will be provided for each rider.
Terrain: Both the Concord (35 mi) and Acton (55 mi) rides are rolling with only modest climbs. The 75 mile ride involves a steady climb into Harvard, Massachusetts.
Support: Food and water are available at the beginning of the day and at designated locations throughout the ride. There are numerous convenience stores and gas stations along the route, so bring some cash for lunch. Each loop will be patrolled by a sag wagon containing a floor pump, tubes, tools, water, and minimal first-aid. Harvard Team members will be riding each option as well.
Helmets: Riders must wear helmets at all times during the ride.
Directions: (to Harvard Athletic Fields, Murr Center, 65 North Harvard Street, Boston MA 02163)
-From the West: Take the Massachusetts Turnpike east to Exit 18 (Allston/Cambridge). After paying toll, bear left at fork towards Allston. Turn right at second set of lights onto North Harvard Street. Proceed approximately one mile.
-From the North: Take I-93 south to Storrow Drive exit. Take Storrow Drive west for approximately five miles. Exit at Harvard Square/North Harvard Street. At top of exit, turn left onto North Harvard Street . Approximately 1/4 mile on your right will be the entrance for Harvard Stadium.
-From the South: Take I-95 north to I-93 north. Follow I-93 until Exit 20 (Massachusetts Turnpike). Take Mass. Pike west to Exit 20 (Allston/Cambridge). After paying toll, bear left at fork towards Allston. Turn right at second set of lights onto North Harvard Street. Proceed approximately one mile.
– from the T. Take the red line to Harvard Square. Go left towards Wordsworth (Coop on right). Bear right at Y, heading towards Charles Hotel. Take a left, then a right onto JFK St. Go straight through lights over memorial drive, and the stadium will be about 2 blocks on the right once you cross the river.