hella north

by
par
Jesse Boudart
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Boston

77

mi

km

Distance

distance

70

%

Time Spent Off-Road

temps dépensé sur saleté

10

hrs

Estimated Total Time

estimé temps total

10

Estimated Dismounts

estimé démonter

2.5"

Suggested Tire Size

conseillé pneu de largeur

Novice

Easy

Intermediate

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facile

intermédiaire

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extrême

Difficulty

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hella north

by
par
Jesse Boudart
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Distance

Distance

77

mi

Time Off-Road

temps dépensé sur saleté

70

%

Estimated Time

estimé temps total

10.0

hrs

Estimated Dismounts

estimé démonter

10

Suggested Tire Size

conseillé pneu de largeur

2.5"

Difficulty

difficulté

Extreme

description

la description

Discover the hella forests of the north. 🌲🌲🌲

Set off north from Davis Square. Hella north. Your dirt starts through The Fells. Pace yourself! It’s still challenging. 

Speed out from The Fells and find your next dirt trails at the Reading Town Forest. Smell the fresh pines! Connect through Bare Meadow to continue to North Reading. 

Next, you’ll stumble on Harold Parker State Forest, which is the first extreme technical challenge you’ll encounter. There are many bouldery roll overs and ill-placed roots, so take care. That being said, don’t forget to enjoy some of the scenery and the terrain of the area. 

You’ll begin to exit the forest through other smaller town forests, meadows, and hills toward Andover. Here is your first refueling stop! Next, you’ll travel through other lingering green spaces and around other serene bodies of water. 

The next noticeably unique dirt starts near Tewksbury Junction, where you’ll pedal on ATV and dirt bike trails. These are basically like supersized trails. If you happen to sprint on the trails, you can almost feel like a dirt bike 😁🏍☁

Then, you’ll ride on streets until Billerica State Forest, which contains some of the most challenging but rewarding singletrack. You’ll share the trails with mountain bikers through miles of fun. Eventually, the tight turns will straighten out, and you might  find yourself needing a snack at Carlisle. The Chili is primo. 

Pedaling south, the downhill sloping dirt will feel like a dream. Then you’ll connect up with the historical sights of Minuteman National Park. At that point, it might be dark. If there is enough moonlight, you might be able to have a magical low-light ride on the crushed limestone trail. Afterwards, you’ll take the smooth Minuteman Bikeway all the way to your post-ride beverage, if you have the energy.


route created on
6/28/21
  • Touch all the beautiful northern forests

All types of terrain:

  • Singletrack
  • Smooth gravel
  • Rolling Boulders

  • Very technical riding, take it easy
  • ATVs and Dirt Bikes may share space
  • Start as early as you can. This is a very long day, and you might end up riding at night. Bring charged lights!

  • Harold Parker State Forest
  • The Bay Circuit Trail

  • Low to medium water availability
  • Ask kind people through suburban developments for water!

roots, rocks, smooth gravel
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highlights

  • Touch all the beautiful northern forests

All types of terrain:

  • Singletrack
  • Smooth gravel
  • Rolling Boulders

what to know

  • Very technical riding, take it easy
  • ATVs and Dirt Bikes may share space
  • Start as early as you can. This is a very long day, and you might end up riding at night. Bring charged lights!

points of interest

  • Harold Parker State Forest
  • The Bay Circuit Trail

food / hydration

  • Low to medium water availability
  • Ask kind people through suburban developments for water!

terrain

roots, rocks, smooth gravel

route map

la plan de route

photos

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