We had beautiful clear dry weather for Ken's 5th Annual Hot Dog Ride from Wings Mills on Saturday. The post-ride hot dogs were great - as were the surprise commemorative t-shirts! Our thanks to the Louis's for another fine event and for graciously welcoming us to their home.
This Saturday's ride will explore the Whistle-Stop Rail Trail from Jay to Wilton to Farmington. The trail is unpaved, so mountain bikes or hybrid bikes are recommended. The trail has some great scenery and is well worth exploring!
Still looking for a ride leader for August 24-25. We also have some open dates in September and October. If you missed your chance to lead a ride earlier in the year, step right up - you can still lead a ride with Fall on the way! Just contact Jim Merrick at email@example.com. Thanks!
Saturday, August 17th - JAY
"The Whistle-Stop's Here" - a tour of the Rail Trail from Jay through Wilton to Farmington.
START: 9:00 am at the French Falls Park Trailhead in Jay:
Directions to French Falls Park Trailhead:
From South: From the intersection of ME Routes 4 and 17 in Livermore Falls follow ME Routes 4/17 north 1.6 miles, turning left onto French Falls Drive just after the Jay Elementary School. Follow this road past the Whistle Stop Trail entrance and park in the lot at the end of the road next to the baseball field.
From North: From the intersection of ME Routes 4 and 17 with ME Route 140 in Jay, follow ME Routes 4/17 south about a mile. Turn right onto French Falls Drive just before you reach the Jay Elementary School. Follow this road past the Whistle Stop Trail entrance and park in the lot at the end of the road next to the baseball field.
DISTANCE: 28 miles or less
TERRAIN: most flat and unpaved; some southern sections of the trail have been quite sandy in the past, but have been improved recently. Mountain bikes or hybrid bikes with good tires are recommended.
HIGHLIGHTS: scenic, quiet touring along the old Railway right of way; wooden trestle bridge over Wilton Stream; possible ice cream stop in Wilton.
LEADER: Bud Newell.
|Whistle-Stop Rail Trail Trestle over Wilton Stream|