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Events & Bike Rides

Current Events

WE DO OUR BEST TO KEEP OUR RIDES GOING YEAR ROUND!  All rides start from the shop unless otherwise indicated.

THURSDAY EVENING TRAIL RIDE - A 6:15PM cross country ride from the shop.  We go out and have some fun on our local trail network till the sun goes down.  Once the sun starts going down early, we bring lights with us.  If the snow piles up, we'll pull out our fat bikes!

COMING THIS WINTER!

WINTER TRAINER SESSIONS - Staying motivated to keep your fitness in the winter can be hard.  Putting your bike on a trainer or rollers to keep yourself riding in the dark, cold months is a great way to maintain your stamina, but it can get boring.  Join us a the shop after hours once a week!  Usually runs from January through March

For updated information, please check out our Facebook event page!  Hit the Follow button and stay in the loop!


Gran Prix of Gloucester

October 14 & 15, 2016, Stage Fort Park, Gloucester, MA

“Gloucester is a special race for me. It's a true New England classic: the big, rowdy crowds always show up, the course is dynamic and challenging, and all the top riders line up.  Historic, classic, and epic" - Jeremy Powers US National Cyclocross Champion

Take a dramatic harborfront park at the height of fall foliage season. Set up a twisting grass, dirt and asphalt racecourse with challenging obstacles. Unleash a crowd of world class cyclists to charge through the sharp curves and jump the barriers. Add screaming, cowbell ringing fans incited by a dynamic announcers. What do you have? One of the premier bicycle races in the country, right here in Gloucester.
The Gran Prix of Gloucester is two days of international calibre races where competitors from all over the US, Canada & Europe converge to race on the most beautiful race course in North America.

The 2017 dates are October 14 & 15.
Amateur Races: 8:00am-2:30pm (both days)
Kids 5-12 race 2:20pm (Sunday only)
Elite Women: 3:00pm (both days)
Elite Men: 4:00pm (both days)

We love supporting this great annual event hosted by our friends at Essex County Velo.  Look for our booth in the vendor area and say hello!


North Shore Trail Summit


WE HOPE TO BRING THIS BACK IN 2018!

There is an amazing amount of public open space around us! One of the reasons we do is because of the efforts of some hard working organizations that are dedicated to preserving and maintaining them.  Each spring we invite some of them to come talk about what they do, how they do it and what they have planned for the upcoming year.
This winter has been interesting. The lack of snow and inconsistant cold weather has been great for getting out, but can have an impact on the trails. Members from Cape Ann Trail StewardsNorth Shore Nemba [a/k/aNew England Mountain Bike Association (NEMBA)]Essex County Trail Association (ECTA)Greenbelt - Essex County's Land TrustBeverly Open Space and Recreation and North Shore Nordic Association will present their plans for protecting and improving our trails and what they have in store for 2016.

You can find updates and more information on our Facebook event page.
Come join us for some refreshments and be a part of our forum!


Gran Prix of Beverly

Wednesday, July 26, 1016, Downtown Beverly

The Gran Prix of Beverly is a criterium, or crit, a bike race held on a short course (usually less than 5 km), often run on closed-off city centre streets. Race length can be determined by a total time or a number of laps, in which case the number of remaining laps is calculated as the race progresses. Generally the event's duration (commonly one hour) is shorter than that of a traditional road race — which can last many hours, sometimes over the course of several days or even weeks, as in a Grand Tour. However, the average speed and intensity are appreciably higher. The winner is the first rider to cross the finish line.

Events often have prizes (called primes, pronounced "preems", and are usually cash) for winning specific intermediate laps (for instance, every 10th lap). A bell is usually rung to announce to the riders that whoever wins the next lap, wins the prime. Success in road criteriums requires a mix of good technical skills — in particular, the ability to corner smoothly, while "holding your line" on the road, as well as rapidly and sharply — and riding safely with a large group on a short circuit and exceptional "sprint" ability to attack other riders and repeatedly accelerate hard from corners.

Put on by our friends at Essex County Velo, you can find more information on the official website.


Tour de Greenbelt

September 17, 2016

Seasoned road cyclists, beginner bike enthusiasts, spectators, and volunteers had a wonderful time when Greenbelt hosted this first (untimed) road cycle event to benefit local conservation. Two routes are well marked to ride at your own pace; a half century (50 miles) and a shorter loop (25 miles) that show off some of Greenbelt’s finest conserved properties.  We will be sure to be back next year!

2015 Tour de Greenbelt from Essex County Greenbelt on Vimeo.

For registration and more information, go here.

All proceeds support Essex County Greenbelt Association.


Seasonal line-up

We like to have a reason ride for every season of the year!  We don't drop people on our shop rides.  Our goal is simply to get out and enjoy our bikes and share the experience.  If one of these doesn't fit your schedule, call or stop by the shop and talk with us!  Chances are someone would be interested in going out with you.

THURSDAY NIGHT LIGHTS TRAIL RIDE - A 6:15PM cross country ride from the shop.  We go out and have some fun on our local trail network.  Sufficient lights are required to ride with us at night.

LOOKING FORWARD TO THE DARK DAYS!

WINTER FAT BIKE TRAIL RIDES - Why stop riding when the snow piles up?  We find a reason to ride whatever the weather!

WINTER TRAINER SESSIONS - Staying motivated to keep your fitness in the winter can be hard.  Putting your bike on a trainer or rollers to keep yourself riding in the dark, cold months is a great way to maintain your stamina, but it can get boring.  Join us a the shop after hours once a week!  Usually runs from January through March

COMING BACK MID-APRIL!

MONDAY ROAD RIDE - This is a nice, social-paced loop around the North Shore we where we average between 15-18 mph.

WOMEN'S ROAD RIDE - A social ride for ladies only that's sure to be a good time with an 18 mph pace.  Last season we rode on Saturday mornings and will probably continue in 2018.

FAMILY TRAIL RIDE - Do you have a kid or two that wants to get their mountain bike on the trails but aren't sure how to get them started?  Or does your child ride at school and want to go out with you?  We've got the perfect ride for you!  We meet up at Gordon College and loop through their trails for about an hour.  How technical the ride is will depend on participant ability and we are happy to give tips and instruction as we go.  We will introduce this bi-weekly ride Sunday afternoons in April or May when the trails are back to ridable condition.