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Get Outdoors New England Bulletin Board Last update: 9/26/2014 8:47:40 PM
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Northern Rail Tr Opening-Biking
Date/Time: Saturday 10/4/2014 9:00:00 AM
Status: Running
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 NORTHERN RAIL TRAIL CELEBRATION / BIKE RIDE - Boscawen, NH - 10/4, meet 9am
Celebrate the completion of the Northern Rail Trail in Boscawen, NH. Speeches, music, ribbon cutting, light refreshments, and more.
We'll meet at Gerrish Depot and ride our bicycles 4 miles to the celebration, then 2 miles to the end of the trail (as long as it's not crowded), and back (12 miles). Those who wish to ride more of the Northern Rail Trail can head north (turntable in Franklin, Highland Lake, Potter Place) for up to another 18 miles and then back. The trail surface is crushed stone of varying sizes, relatively smooth, and mostly flat, suitable mostly for hybrids and mountain bikes. Please be prepared with appropriate spares, tools, clothing, and lunch/snacks/water. Note that cell service is spotty at best (and non-existent north of Franklin, NH).
If you don't ride, you can head directly to the celebration by 10am.
Meet: 9am, Gerrish Depot, Rte 3 (Daniel Webster Hwy), Boscawen, NH (Google "Gerrish Depot", click Maps).
Ride the trail south 4 miles to Jamie Welch Park, Depot St., Boscawen, NH (or meet there at 10am if you would like to attend the celebration without riding).
Celebration is 10-noon or so.
If the trail is relatively clear, ride the trail 2 miles to the end at the Hannah Dustin Park and Ride near the Concord, NH line. (Note: Not sure of the exact trail, may dump onto River Rd. as it nears Concord.)
Return to Gerrish Depot, 12 miles round trip.
Optional: After the return to Gerrish, head north on the trail, possibly as far as Potter Place in Andover, NH (18-19 miles one way, total for day would be approaching 50 miles). Possible finish at dusk/dark, lights recommended if doing the longer ride "just in case".
More info: Friends of the Northern Rail Trail Facebook page
Rain date is October 5.

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