(Virtual) Best Bike Rides in New England with Author David Sobel

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Join the SPL, Cary Memorial Library, and author David Sobel for a presentation based on his new book, "Best Bike Rides in New England," in this Zoom webinar. 

Sobel will reveal three of his favorite rides, discuss the variables he uses when designing a ride, explain how to design rides using online tools like “Map My Ride” or “Strava,” and advocate for incorporating bike riding 3-5 times a week into your personal wellness regime. In his book, he focuses on backroads biking. The rides are mostly in the R12-16 mile range and they focus on exploring the natural and cultural landscapes of New England.


Questions? Contact Kerry: keodonnell@somervillema.gov

About the Book:

The Northeast provides some of the most exciting cycling in the United States: sweeping vistas, seaside towns, fall colors, and more. 

With this comprehensive guide, New Hampshire local David Sobel offers up rides in Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine. No matter the state, there’s a ride here for everyone, with a range of mileage and difficulty level so both beginner and experienced cyclists can enjoy. Take in the scenery and stop for surf and turf on a moderate 17-mile trip through Mystic, Connecticut. Challenge yourself to arrive at hilly vistas and cool off in the Cold River while biking Walpole, New Hampshire. Or take it easy while traveling back in time through Concord, Massachusetts. 

In addition to detailed directions, each route features annotated maps, charming photography, elevation profiles, and suggestions for entertainment and dining along the way. This is a must-have guide to discovering New England’s hidden gems on two wheels.

About The Author:

David Sobel is a Professor Emeritus in the Education Department at Antioch University New England in Keene, NH. He consults and speaks widely on child development, place-based education, and nature-based early childhood education. He has authored ten books and more than 90 articles focused on children and nature for educators, parents, environmentalists and school administrators in the last 30 years. His most recent books are Wild Play: Parenting Adventures in the Great Outdoors, The Sky Above and the Mud Below: Lessons from Nature Preschools and Forest Kindergarten and Best Bike Rides in New England.

This program is presented in partnership with the Cary Memorial Library and other MA libraries.

Registration will remain open until the program start time. When you register for this event, you'll receive an email confirmation with the Zoom link sent from the Cary Memorial Library. Please make sure to check your spam folder if you don't see it initially. 

Start Time: 
7:00 PM
End Time: 
8:00 PM

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