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Bruce Freeman Trailhead Parking

PF Rides #2: Bruce Freeman Rail Trail

Pedalin' Fools Rides 2022 group ride kick off event.

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PF Rides #2: Bruce Freeman Rail Trail

Time & Location

May 15, 10:00 AM – May 16, 1:00 PM

Bruce Freeman Trailhead Parking, 900 Chelmsford St, Lowell, MA 01851, USA

About the event

Hi Folks,

Pack a picnic for you and your loved ones and join us for the second ride of the season, where we will explore the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail.

While the ride is intended for riders of all ages and abilities, it is our thought that the minimum age will be 10 years old.

You as a parent can make the call for your children, but we do ask that all riders, regardless of age, be able to ride a bike without training wheels and be able to maintain the average ride speed posted below.   

 The Bruce Freeman trail offers places along the route to swim and picnic; at Heart Pond in Chelmsford, and at Nara Park in Acton. The extended rest stop for this ride will be at Heart Pond for a BYO picnic. There is often a mobile food vendor set up, but we cannot guarantee that. This is a great ride goal and distance for younger riders, or for anyone wanting a shorter 8-10 mile ride. 

From there the ride will continue along the Bruce Freeman trail as it extends to Concord, MA. There are many photo opportunitues along the route as well as the remnants of a water powered pencil factory. Sounds exciting, non?! 

The Bruce Freeman trail will OFFICIALLY extend across the new Rte 2 bridge in July 2022.  I believe the route is already finished  so; provided the route is paved, and there are no "obvious" barriers, there might be opportunity to explore the new trail section...unoficially :) 

Class I & II pedal assist ebikes are allowed on all Pedalin' Fools group rides, provided they can be operated within the safe perameters of the group, to include the average speed posted below. 

Average ride speed: between 12-14 mph.

Trail Surface: paved

Helmets are required for all Pedalin' Fools rides. 

The ride will be leaving the parking lot promptly at 10:00 AM.

DIRECTIONS:

From Rte 495: Take Exit 89 A,B,C for Lowell Connector/Rte 3.  Follow to Exit 89 B, Rte 3 North/Nashua. As you enter Rte 3 from the ramp STAY IN THE RIGHT HAND LANE and take the immediate exit for Rte 110. Turn right at the end of the exit, and then right into the Cross Point Towers. The trailhead parking lot is in the far corner of the parking lot. 

Pedalin' Fools will be following all CDC and State guidelines for small outdoor gatherings with regard to COVID.

IS THIS YOUR FIRST PEDALIN' FOOLS RIDE OF THE SEASON?

You must fill out a ride waiver on an annual basis for yourself and any members of your ride group who are under the age of 18. 

If this is your first ride of the season, please follow the link to the ride waiver(s).

We look forward to seeing you there!

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