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    Gravel Roads near Boston for CX Riding

    I live just north of Boston and would like to find some gravel roads to ride my CX bike on to train for some grinders next year. Getting tired of the Fells. Suggestions appreciated. Thx.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrsbike View Post
    I live just north of Boston and would like to find some gravel roads to ride my CX bike on to train for some grinders next year. Getting tired of the Fells. Suggestions appreciated. Thx.

    Willowdale has some dirt roads and some of the singletrack is mellow enough for a CX bike.

    You can link Willowdale with Bradley Palmer SP for even more riding.

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    Thanks DJ. I realized that the "Flowy Smooth Singletrack" thread also has good suggestions.

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    Hey Blue Hills is doable too. It is mostly double track with a good amount of climbing. Some parts are a lil choppy but definitely doable on a cross bike.

    Cutler park is also pretty fun on a cross bike especially the loop around the "island". Tight fast flowy single track. Just be cautious around there. There are a lot of joggers and unleashed dogs. It is easy to go really fast there with not a lot of room to evade oncoming traffic.

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    Assabet NWR in Sudbury/Stow has some good dirt roads.....officially closed during the government shutdown .......relatively few people and have not seen dogs there. Ride On!
    There are two paths you can go by but in the long run........

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    you could probably also get away with riding most of LandLocked Forest in Burlington on a cross bike.

    I'm looking to do the same thing. Thanks to the above poster for reminding me of Blue hills! some of that double track is scree big time, but yeah, overall doable.

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    actually, i asked this in another thread but didn't really get an answer...any good cross clinics for cross newbies that anyone knows of in the boston area?

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    Contact Brian at JRA cycles in Medford. He's into CX.
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