Hills of East Quabbin Ride

Saturday, June 22, 2024 at 10:00 AM

This is a charity ride to benefit the East Quabbin Land Trust, an organization that Cares for the Land that Sustains Us. The ride tours through rural, central Massachusetts towns giving participants beautiful views of active farmlands, deep woods and multiple town commons. The route follows local roads with light traffic. Road conditions are generally good. 

The ride starts and finishes at Farmer Matt’s, 860 West Brookfield Road, New Braintree. After the ride, locally-sourced Farm-to-Table food is available. Receive a $5-off coupon for a hamburger, hot dog or veggie burger with your choice of sides from Farmer Matt’s. See his delicious menu at https://farmermatt.com/. Take-home options are available too!

The rest stop for both 25-mile and 50-mile rides is at the East Quabbin Land Trust’s headquarters, 120 Ridge Road, Hardwick, with sweeping views of the Ware River valley, bathroom facilities with snacks to refuel on. Other tour highlights include passing EQLT properties of Wendemuth Meadow (25 Bates Street, North Brookfield), Mandell Hill (660 Barre Road, Hardwick), Deer Park Preserve (Barre Road, Hardwick), Patrill Hollow Preserve (Hardwick Road, Hardwick), Pynchon’s Grist Mill Preserve (165 Wickaboag Valley Road, West Brookfield), and Eva’s Woods (Ware Corner Road, Oakham).

The course maps (subject to change) can be found at:

25 Miler  - https://ridewithgps.com/routes/45733964

50 Miler - https://ridewithgps.com/routes/45733977

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