Club Rides

Weekday evening rides typically start when the clocks turn back, after the first weekend in April, and continue until it starts to become too dark in the fall.

Note that if any NEBC non members do not sign a waiver then it is NOT an official NEBC ride, just a general ride that you’re welcome to join at will.

Tuesday – Women’s Paceline Ride

For more information on the Tuesday Women’s Paceline Ride click here.

Departs at 6:00 pm from the Lexington Battle Green (Junction of Mass Ave and Bedford Road), May to August.

This is a paceline skills development ride for women. Every week there will be a clinic group (14-15 mph average pace) focusing on learning group riding skills, riding in the draft, and taking your turn at the front. The more experienced riders will separate into
speed groups, average speeds of 15-17, 17-19, and 19+ mph. This is an opportunity to ride in small groups with cyclists of similar abilities. Route lengths are 20 and 26 miles.

The ride's “no drop” policy means that speed groups stay as tight as a team time trail ride, with attacks allowed on the hills and regrouping at the summits of Strawberry hill and Paige hill! The 19+ group is the most aggressive, allowing attacks and drops. Non-members can save time by filling out this waiver in advance:

For more information on the Tuesday Women’s Paceline Ride click here.  Rain cancels this ride — check the Facebook page if in doubt.

Please contact with questions, or subscribe to ride news by joining the Google Group.

Wednesday – Time Trial

NEBC Charlie Baker Time Trial

Join us in Concord for the weekly NEBC Time Trial. This event is open to members and non-members alike. Pre-registration is online (bikereg) only. Registration deadline is 5:00 p.m. same day. Riders meeting  at 5:50 p.m. First rider off at 6:15 p.m.

Note: Season pass holders still need to sign in on bikereg every week (for waiver and USAC purposes)

Registrants will receive email notification for event cancellations.

Thursday – Hill Ride

This ride is open to members and non-members. Helmets required. Weather permitting the ride runs from the first Thursday of May to the last week of August. The ride leaves at 6pm sharp from the Cycle Loft car park in Burlington (directions below). We follow a 20-25 mi. loop, encompassing the gnarliest hills in the Boston Metro area (we’re talking gnarly with two g’s). 

Low gears recommended. Since this is a training ride, no one will be dropped; we will ride an easy recovery pace between the hills, work hard up the hills, then regroup on the tops.

Waiver sign-in is required for non-NEBC members.

Directions: Meet at the parking lot next to the  Cycle Loft  at 43 Middlesex Turnpike, Burlington.

Check NEBC Facebook page for cancellations.

Saturday – NEBC Saturday Morning Endurance Ride

All riders welcome.

Location: Bedford Public Library parking lot (furthest row back). 7 Mudge Way, Bedford, MA

Time: 8:50 a.m. rider meeting. 9:00 a.m. roll out. Check NEBC Facebook page for cancellations.

Typically two groups will roll with staggered starts: 1.) A slower pace (~14/15 mph), no-drop ride with speed adjusted to the makeup of the group.  2.) A moderate pace (16/19mph), no-drop ride with speed adjusted to the makeup of the  Routes will vary. (ride with gps).
Endurance pace means that when you are sitting someone's wheel you should be able to speak full sentences without interruption by your breathing, if your effort does not allow that, then you are riding tempo or threshold. Everyone climbs hills at their own pace and we will regroup at the top if necessary. These are no drop rides and meant to be social.
People should be comfortable riding in a group and have a basic understanding of group dynamics.
A well maintained and functioning bicycle and a bicycle helmet are required. Tail lights are optional but recommended. VISIBILITY MATTERS!