From Main Street in Hopkinton center, take Route 85 South. Cornell's Irish Pub is 2 miles on your left.
The ride encompases scenic country roads in Hopkinton, Upton and Southborough that will charm you. You will feel you are riding through a state forest, and you will be. And it is hilly. The 38 and 55 mile options have about the same climb (in feet per mile) as Climb to the Clouds. We start at a genuine Irish Pub so you can enjoy pizza on us after the ride. The 25 mile option is less hilly but still a challenge. Note that the route is not marked and GPS navigation is recommended.
The short splits off at mile 6.4 and the medium splits off at mile 12.1.
The short has a rest stop at mile 13.1 (porta-john in State Forest)
The medium has a rest stop at mile 26.2 (porta-john in State Forest)
The long has a food stop at mile 30.5 and a rest stop at mile 42.9 (porta-john in State Forest)
The ride is on. The forecast for Saturday is mostly sunny with highs in the upper 70's. A perfect day for riding.