wet feet

by
par
Jesse Boudart
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Boston

23

mi

km

Distance

distance

35

%

Time Spent Off-Road

temps dépensé sur saleté

3

hrs

Estimated Total Time

estimé temps total

7

Estimated Dismounts

estimé démonter

35 mm

Suggested Tire Size

conseillé pneu de largeur

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wet feet

by
par
Jesse Boudart
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Distance

Distance

23

mi

Time Off-Road

temps dépensé sur saleté

35

%

Estimated Time

estimé temps total

3.0

hrs

Estimated Dismounts

estimé démonter

7

Suggested Tire Size

conseillé pneu de largeur

35 mm

Difficulty

difficulté

Easy

description

la description

Wet feet is a great first plunge into riding on urban dirt

You’ll start biking on gentle hilly warm-ups, cross a memorable forgotten bridge, and then start a very steep ascent up what is called Snake Hill. Actually, you probably won’t forget the hill’s name 😉

Anyway, at the end of the road / cul-de-sac, there is a secret entrance to the forest. When you get there, your feet will be wet. Rocks and roots will pepper the Western Greenway path on your ride. This terrain will be difficult the first time, but you’ll quickly learn to avoid the large rocks and cut through what some call “gnar.”

Don’t panic, other sections will route through easy grasslands, steady boardwalks, and you might even stumble upon the history of “Old” Shade Street, contrasting its paved (boring) twin. The good news is that Ol’ Shade St is forgiving, magical, and the ending is downhill. Double the magic.

The rest of the route weaves through a school and puts you back to the famous Minuteman path, which can give you some time to start planning your next UrbanDirt adventure.

route created on
6/27/20
  • A classic route to get your feet wet into UrbanDirt
  • This will be a challenging first ride, so be prepared with enough food, water, and time
  • Don’t forget to bring secret morale boosters - comfort treats, well-timed jokes, and smiles

  • There is challenging rocky terrain, so be careful and dismount if you don’t feel comfortable. 
  • When you reach the dirt section, you might consider letting some air out of your tires for more traction. But, be careful not to let too much out! “Snake Bite” flat tires are no fun and will happen if you hit rocks hard. Then you will definitely never forget Snake Hill. 
  • Taking unnecessary accessories off your bike will lighten your load and make your ride more comfortable. These items could include rear racks, fenders, and sandbags ;)

  • A secret entrance to the forest
  • Lone Tree Hill and Rocky Meadows
  • Boardwalks and bridges
  • Coffeeshops and Beershops bookend this ride, but of course, patronize any place you like!
  • This route goes through the center of Lexington, which has many lunch spots.

- A few hefty rocks - A few tricky roots
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highlights

  • A classic route to get your feet wet into UrbanDirt
  • This will be a challenging first ride, so be prepared with enough food, water, and time
  • Don’t forget to bring secret morale boosters - comfort treats, well-timed jokes, and smiles

what to know

  • There is challenging rocky terrain, so be careful and dismount if you don’t feel comfortable. 
  • When you reach the dirt section, you might consider letting some air out of your tires for more traction. But, be careful not to let too much out! “Snake Bite” flat tires are no fun and will happen if you hit rocks hard. Then you will definitely never forget Snake Hill. 
  • Taking unnecessary accessories off your bike will lighten your load and make your ride more comfortable. These items could include rear racks, fenders, and sandbags ;)

points of interest

  • A secret entrance to the forest
  • Lone Tree Hill and Rocky Meadows
  • Boardwalks and bridges

food / hydration

  • Coffeeshops and Beershops bookend this ride, but of course, patronize any place you like!
  • This route goes through the center of Lexington, which has many lunch spots.

terrain

- A few hefty rocks - A few tricky roots

route map

la plan de route

photos

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