340 of us put our bikes on Trucks at South Station in Boston that transferred them to Southboro, Ma. We filled five double deck commuter rail trains with riders for the one hour ride to meet up with our bikes. There was also an additional 2530 others who made their own way to the start of the ride. Once in Southboro, we located truck E and retrieved our bikes to begin the four mile ride to the official start of the Marathon in Hopkinton. It began with the steepest hill that saw many many get off their bikes to walk. This is one of my top rated rides and like runners do for the Marathon, this is definitely a bucket list event.
It’s time to get your tickets to have your bike shipped to the starting line in Hopkinton. It’s thirty bucks plus another six for the commuter rail. It’s very much worth the money. The trucks fill up quickly so time is of the essence.
CLICK HERE to get your ticket. Stop thinking about it. Just do it fercryinoutloud. It’s going to be one of the best rides you have ever done.
I enjoy the occasional bike challenge. I came across 30 Days of Biking last year and after a rough start really enjoyed being part of that community. Basically, we agree to ride our bike every day during the month of April. There is no minimum mileage, so on that rainy (or snowy) day, a ride around the block counts. If you remember, last April we had snow the first week.
I plan on doing the 30 day challenge and the Boston Midnight Marathon ride again this year. Both events are approaching quickly. The temps are in the 20’s around here now but I’m counting on spring weather arriving within a few days. No matter what, I’ll be on my bike on April 1st, and that’s no joke.
Day 6 of the 30 days of biking challenge. I has to lollygag this morning waiting for the temperature to become somewhat reasonable for April. I decided to try some new areas in the city, (New Bedford, MA) and things worked out pretty well.
I ran into Charlie, a fellow daily bike rider, downtown. He was also riding north today and invited me along. Charlie does a lot more riding in the city so he knows the “Secret Places“. It was a show-ish ride and we made quite a few stops that presented pretty good photo opportunities. Continue reading “Riding With Charlie”