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.