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    Where to ride at night near Boston/North Shore?

    Hey all,

    I'm interested in trying out some night riding. I live a few towns north of Boston and normally ride the Fells, Landlocked, Harold Parker. Can you ride those at night? I also have folks i ride with more out west at Vietnam and Cutler. Any recommendations?

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    Wednesday nights at Vietnam a big group rides at Vietnam. Most people park in the parking lot on the back side (Adams Street, I think?) and meet at 6 and again at 7.

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    DCR official policy is 1/2 hr after sunset, parks are closed. They can ticket cars as well. So thats Fells and HP. LLF should be OK. Just be aware of the houses around you. Nemba owns Vietnam, OK there. In general, not advocating misuse. Park off site, be discrete and use good judgement?

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    You can ride Lynn Woods at night.
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    Where should you park for LLF night/early morning rides?


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    Quote Originally Posted by lphillips View Post
    Where should you park for LLF night/early morning rides?


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    park in some company lots on crosby drive and go in the rt62/rt3 connector

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    or park at stopnshop in bedford and go in via shawsheen trails

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    or park at estabrook school
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    Thanks very much! Iíll have to try the Shawsheen trail tomorrow afternoon so Iíll know the route (rather trying to ride it for the first time in the dark!)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Locoman View Post
    You can ride Lynn Woods at night.
    My understanding is that Lynn is closed to mt bikes Jan/Feb/March.

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    I hear ya guys. Thanks for the info. Now to find some lights...

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    here you can see how to connect the shawsheen cemetery stuff on the left, across grove street and into landlocked on the right....AKA the "Please don't squish my chickens"

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    You can ride around the powerlines and north of them all year. But if there's frost heaves, it's best to stay off. Riding through frost heaves destroys trails.
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    Georgetown Rowley

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    Do people night ride at Gilson Hill/ Billerica state forest. Where do you park?

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    Could probably go from Rangeway Rd. Tons of empty parking lots at the nearby companies.
    People also ride RM at night regularly and just park at the regular lot.
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    All the trails are rideable at night - Beverly Commons (Greenwood), Willowdale, Manchester/Essex, Gordon, etc. There is a group ride every Thursday from Seaside Cycles in Manchester by the Sea. Nice guys...fun mix of trails. They generally leave at 6:10 - 6:15.

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