Monday, September 28, 2015

Peaks and Pontoons

We had a beautiful Fall day for the ride last Saturday from Winthrop to the Monmouth Apple Fest. Crisp temperatures, bright sunshine, and some superb apple pie, doughnuts, and other treats at the festival in Monmouth. And the ride wasn't too bad, either!  Hopefully we'll have more of the same this Saturday (if the weather cooperates) as John has another great ride in Chesterville planned for us.  Hope to see you Saturday!

Saturday, October 3rd - CHESTERVILLE
"Three Peaks and a Pontoon" - an early fall foliage tour of the ponds and ridges around Livermore, Fayette, and Chesterville.
START: 9:00 am at the Sand Pond Parking Lot; from Chesterville Center (by the "Chesterville Mall" at the junction of Ridge Rd, Dutch Gap Rd, and Zions Hill Rd) take Zions Hill Rd north for 1/4 mile, turn left on Borough Rd for approx. one mile, then turn right on Sand Pond Rd; the parking lot is about 1/2 mile in.
DISTANCE: 30-35 miles.
TERRAIN: moderately hilly with several good hills.
HIGHLIGHTS: some fall foliage viewpoints on scenic back roads including the famed Ridge Road along the Chesterville Esker, and a post-ride gathering at the ride leader's camp, followed by a potential pontoon boat ride on the lake.
LEADER: John Lanoue,
For more information on the Kennebec Valley Bicycle Club find us on Facebook or contact Jim Merrick at

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