A lovely little hammer-fest for the first night of the weekend. Gently rolling hills, and mostly low traffic neighborhoods provide a pleasant backdrop for the colorful spandex-clad maniacs who try to beat the clock in this 20.75-mile loop. Riders generally split into fast, medium and rational groups. The fast group will return in less than an hour. The others, a little more. Many nights, pizza and good cheer afterwards at Bellinos near the new start at the head of Lake Quannapowitt.
Rte 128 to Exit 40. Follow Rte 129 south to the park at the north end of the lake and turn right almost immediately on Quannapowitt Parkway. The ride begins at the large lot behind the Comverse building at 200 Quannapowitt Pkwy.