- Location: Ride Studio Cafe in Lexington, MA
- Ride Type: Mixed Terrain Ride
- Date & Time: Rescheduled for Saturday, 6 May 2017. First groups roll out around 8:30 am.
- Distance: 16, 38, and 46 miles
- Price: $25. 100% of entry fee goes to cycling conservation groups
This is an Overland Base Camp event. Ride Studio Cafe is the host.
Visit the Overland Base Camp Diverged Ride page for complete details.
Description: Diverged is all about riding the trails and roads less taken. It's one of our favorite rides because it's early season so we get to see the trees just beginning to wake up, the trails are open and welcoming, and there aren't a lot of walkers out in the world. The ride isn't too hard: we'll have two distances - as always.
Route -- Three Options:
- About 46 miles of pavement, gravel, dirt, and rocks. About half of the ride is unpaved. Some singletrack, too. We expect the ride to take between 4.5-6 hours. See the "Pacing Description" table below for details.
- About 38 miles of the same terrain as the longer ride. We expect this ride to take between 3.5-5 hours. See the "Pacing Description" table below for details.
- About 16 miles of the same terrain as the longer ride. We expect this ride to take between 2.5-4 hours.
Ride Notes: We have a designated Ride Studio Cafe Super Domestique leading the ride and pointing out turns. We don’t have a sweep rider for this ride so only participate if you’re confident in your skill level and fitness – or know your way back.
Estimated time: See route details above.
Last Minute Information: Watch Overland Base Camp's Twitter feed for last-minute updates, weather cancellations or other changes.
Overland Base Camp Contact Information: Email OBC or call: (617) 991-0640.
Riding Rules, What to Bring, How Our Rides are Different: All riders are required to read and are expected to abide by These Rules.
Waiver: RSC requires a signed waiver before your first ride. Please fill it out online prior to your first ride.
Proper Bike for This Ride:
- 32c knobby tires, minimum size. If you don’t have 32c or wider, you’ll be riding alone after you get a flat.
- Clipless pedals: This ride isn't for everyone; we ride at a fair pace and aren't stopping a lot.
- Spare tube or two – with all the tools required to fix a flat – or two.
- Basic tool kit: Self sufficiency is the phrase of the day. The group will wait for you if you have a mechanical – in fact we’ll even help – but you don’t want people waiting trail-side too long on a chilly morning.
- We do not recommend fenders since sticks and twigs can get caught in them.