Highlights: Rolling tour on back roads in Charles River Valley west of Rt 128. Short loop covers Needham Westwood, Natick, Sherborne, Ashland, Holliston, Dover; medium adds Hopkinton; long adds the beginning of the foothills in Westboro and Grafton. Great lunch stop at Out Post Farm in Holliston. Long loop riders may want to refuel at the convenience store in Grafton center. Park and meet at the Needham Junction MBTA Commuter Rail Lot at Chestnut and Junction Streets in Needham; see www.mbta.com for detailed directions. Self pay parking fee of $2 with Pay by Phone App; download prior from www.paybyphone.com.


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Saturday - July 20, 2019
8:30 for 72, 54 and 36 miles
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Routes and Cue Sheets from RWGPS

Miles Elevation Print Download
36 1,742 ft Cue sheet GPX
54 2,702 ft Cue sheet GPX
72 3,470 ft Cue sheet GPX

Ride Start

Needham Junction MBTA Commuter Rail Station

51 Junction St
Needham , MA

Exit off Rt 128 at Rt.135, go west toward Needham. Left at 0.5mi on South St at light, right at 0.5mi at Y with High Rock St, right at 0.3mi at Chestnut, MBTA lot on right at 0.3 after going under tracks. If first parking lot is full, there are more further back.|MBTA Saturday morning train departs South station at 0910, arrives Needham Junction at 0938 as of this writing. The train schedule is here: https://mbta.com/schedules/CR-Needham/timetable