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This ride is the northern half of a ride that I call Source to the Sea; hence, Halfway to the Sea. It follows the flow of, and for the most part is in sight of, the Androscoggin River. The route is a one-way trip from Errol, NH to Livermore Falls, ME. It is on paved country backroads or routes with wide shoulders; the exception being short sections of trail in Bethel and Jay. Traffic, except in town maybe, should be fairly light but riders should be experienced at riding with traffic. This is a seriously easy multiday ride with short daily distances and terrain that is pretty flat with no hill climbs; if hills and endurance rides are your thing then this one is probably not for you. I would like to start each day as a group so no one is left behind, other than that it is your ride, do it your way and hopefully we will meet up at various points during the day and for evening meals.
We plan a not too early start on Friday from Cote's store at intersection of Routes 16 & 26 in Errol, NH. Pre-ride lodging options in Errol, NH are minimal but there is a campground and one small hotel. Gorham, NH has a lot of options, 40 miles away, which is also our ride destination for Friday night.
Options for the second night, Saturday, in Rumford, ME might be a little better if the Comfort Inn is open by then. I am working on a church basement or backyard camping option, also. This ride will officially end by afternoon on Sunday at the Gazebo in downtown Livermore Falls on the banks of the Androscoggin, and conveniently next to the ice cream stand.
All accommodations are the sole responsibility of the rider but camping and showers will be available at my house following the ride on Sunday, which will add some additional mileage (and hills). With some pre-ride planning we can make arrangements for car shuttling on Sunday.
The ride organizers are senior riders and we welcome ALL riders regardless of age, experience, or other orientation. I think this could be a good family ride but please no unaccompanied under 18ers. Contact me for more information.
This ride is the northern 110 miles of this route:
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