Fall Foliage Classic
Fall Foliage Classic celebrates the color that is New England in fall. This 7 cycling day (8 total) fully-supported touring-pace ride averages 45+ miles per day. The 331 mile route begins and ends in Portland ME. In between it heads down the coastal villages of Maine, New Hampshire and into Massachusetts before turning back north through “Norman Rockwell” communities of New England. The average daily mileage offers the perfect distance to allow for plenty of time to see and explore some of the most beautiful foliage and scenery in the country.
The seasonal beauty of Fall meets the coast of Maine as we cycle the Atlantic Coast from Portland to Old Orchard Beach. Passing through many small coastal fishing villages, be sure to stop in for a lobster roll. From Old Orchard Beach, we continue down the beautiful New England coast into Portsmouth, New Hampshire. This city is full of history. You'll have plenty of time to explore Strawberry Banke, an original 18th century village. From Portsmouth, we spend one more day cycling down the Atlantic seaboard to Amesbury, Massachusetts. We pass through beautiful seaside communities in the fall season. You will not want to miss visiting the port community of Newburyport. Watch and you'll see lobstermen pulling their traps and the local mariners hauling their boats out for the season. Our path next takes us west, inland through the countryside. We wander through the back streets and roads of Massachusetts and into New Hampshire again, ultimately staying in Salem, New Hampshire for the evening. We continue our adventure north to Manchester. You'll see many "Norman Rockwell" communities with the classic town square and white spire churches, not to mention the friendly New England folk. Crossing the backwoods of New Hampshire, you'll spin into Maine. You will see spectacular foliage throughout the tour. Before long we're back where we started in Portland. The season and the area are fantastic. You will remember this ride!
Register online for the ride of a lifetime. Make your commitment today. Then start your training and get ready for a bicycle ride you will never forget. Remember once you arrive at the ride start city, let America by Bicycle take care of all the details. You just ride your bike everyday and explore America. Get ready for real cycling adventure. Plan your cycling calendar now and don't miss the training window.
START / FINISH
Saturday October 12 to Saturday October 19
Saturday October 17 to Saturday October 24
ITINERARY / MILEAGE
Portland, ME 0
Old Orchard Beach, ME 35
Portsmouth, NH 58
Amesbury, MA 48
Salem, NH 36
Manchester, NH 48
Sanford, ME 64
Portland, ME 42
45+ per day average
Breakfast and dinner included for all days except Day 0. Lunch is not included.