Discover some hidden gems of Boston’s affluent MetroWest suburbs as we ride past flourishing farms, fields and forests. Nestled slightly west of I-95 lies a region of prosperity – with its upscale homes & schools, and with its lush marshes & meadows of thriving wildlife. Often overlooked or unseen while traveling by car, we’ll pedal to some of the most intriguing local landmarks including an ingenious solar canopy, two historical train depot buildings, a collection of painted ponies, and an iconic Italian Garden. Awaken all your senses on this unique four-hour tour: See the beautiful landscape. Smell the abundant fragrant flowers. Hear the birds chirping. Touch the horses. Taste the local dairy & produce. After collecting all these gems, you’ll certainly feel enriched!
- Head south toward Sudbury on long country roads that cross the many scenic brooks & meadows of the mighty Sudbury River and wetlands of Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge.
- Ride under the 3,600-panel solar canopy of Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School parking lot, which provides sustainable energy for the school (and shade for the cars). Completed in 2015, it was the first of its kind for a Massachusetts high school.
- Wind down Water Row, an aptly named scenic road with an abundance of spectacular water views and wildlife around every curve.
- For nearly 7 miles, follow the East Coast Greenway, a network of roads and rail trails through 15 states from Maine to Florida.
- Ride eastward on the recently completed 4 mile paved section of the Mass Central Rail Trail from Wayland to Weston, where we’ll pass two iconic train depots in Wayland and Weston.
- Cool off at Dairy Joy, a family-owned Weston landmark roadside ice cream stand.
- Ride horses at the mystical Ponyhenge, a unique ever-changing landmark that’s easy to overlook when traveling by car. Blink & you’ve passed it.
- Dismount and meander the lovely landscaped Italian Gardens of Codman Estate in Lincoln.
- Post-ride visit to Verrill Farm in Concord, a family-owned local treasure since 1918. Stock up on local produce, delicious prepared meals and tasty baked goods from the Verrill Farm kitchen.
What to Expect:
Price: $85 per person or $300 for a group of four. Private tours available. Contact us at 800-866-7314
Start/End Location: Concord, MA. Park on the grassy area on the left of Wheeler Road, just past Verrill Farm. Please do not park in the Verrill Farm parking lot.
Mileage: 21.8 miles
Start/End Date: Private tours available. Contact us at 800-866-7314
Joy Spadafora, an exuberant cyclist with an adventurous spirit.
Lauren Hefferon, Director and Founder of Ciclismo Classico.