TriState Cohen Classic - New Start

The starting point for the 21st Annual TriState-turned-BiState to Avoid Hampton Beach Cohen Classic 2013 will be at the North Hampton Elementary School, 210 Atlantic Ave, North Hampton, New Hampshire.

Meet 6:00-6:15 am. Ride starts 6:30 am.

Directions: Take Rt 95 North, (75 cent toll).
Exit 1, Hampshire 107 to Seabrook/Kingston
Keep right at fork, Take Rt 107 South Seabrook/US 1
Merge onto NH 107 South
6.5 m, Turn LEFT at US 1N/Lafayette Rd.
Turn RIGHT at NH 111 East/Atlantic Ave.

The North Hampton Elementary School (brick building, blue sign) will be on your left. The road is marked SCHOOL.

Stone Soup/Crane Beach Loop

Mileage: 37 miles
Breakfast stop: Stone Soup, Ipswich
GPS Map: Click Here! Courtesy of Cape Cod Mike
Note: Route includes an out-and-back to Crane Beach.

Travel up 1A through Beverly to Dodge Street (on the right, crossing RR tracks, just before Depot Diner). Dodge Street travels back roads through Beverly and into Hamilton. Right turn onto Larch Row to Essex St/Miles River Road. Left onto Miles River Road to Bridge Street. Right on Bridge St., Left on Sagamore, passing Candlewood Country Club (on the left) to Route 133 to Argilla Road. Follow Argilla Road to the beach -- and back. Ipswich for breakfast at the very popular Stone Soup (if not too crowded!)

The Lost Route (to Boxford)

Mileage: 33 miles
Breakfast stop: Wayne's (Boxford General Store)

Back roads through Beverly, Wenham, Topsfield and Boxford, with breakfast at the Boxford General Store. Route made famous in 2007 when several wayward Cyclopaths got impossibly lost on a back road headed towards Boxford. Cell phones and Cyclopath-Ethan (who rode out to rescue the Losties) saved the day.

Topsfield/Boxford

Mileage: 28 miles
Breakfast stop Wayne's (Boxford Community Store)

This route travels the Beverly Airport route down route 97. After passing the Beverly Airport, Cabot Street becomes Topsfield Road as you continue on Rt 97 as it travels into Wenham. Stay on Rt 97 as it curves onto Valley Road and merges with High Street. Route 97 eventually intersects Route 1. Wait for the crossing light and cross Route 1 to take the nice downhill road into Topsfield. (We have a regrouping point at the white church to the right of the green on East Common). Cross Main St and continue down Washington Street as it crosses over Route 95. Washington Street becomes Topsfield Road. Stay on Topsfield Road until it ends at Elm Street. Wayne's/Jack's/Boxford Community Store is on the left.

Updated! Rockport/Annisquam

Mileage: 55 miles
Breakfast stops: The Morning Glory, Sugar Magnolia's, Lee's

A gorgeous ride that follows the coast through Manchester, Magnolia, Gloucester, Bass Rocks, Rockport, Pigeon Cove, Halibut Point and Annisquam. Beautiful scenic vistas, the spray of salt air, and a glimpse of a lighthouse or two. Be prepared for a 6 hour trip (with breakfast stop, of course). Check out Lynda's GPS map for specific roads, too numerous to list here.

Coolest part of the trip: Walking your bike across a narrow wooden bridge spanning Lobster Cove.

Manchester/Singing Beach

Mileage: Approx 18 RT
Breakfast stop: Beach Street Cafe
Map: Click Here!

This route can be tricky for new riders as we stray off 127 to follow the hilly, quiet back roads through Beverly.

Cross the Beverly Salem Bridge, taking the second Right at Rt 127/Stone St. Turn left at Lothrop Street/Rt 127. At the traffic light/intersection of Hale Street and Lothrop, continue straight on Lothrop. (Note: 127 continues right on Hale Street). Stay on Lothrop Street as it turns into Cross Lane. Turn Right on Foster Street, and then Right at Common Lane. Turn Right to stay on Common Lane, Slight Left at Thissell St and Left at the end onto Hale Street/Rt. 127.

Continue to follow Rt 127 into Manchester. After passing the church, take your first right on Beach Street. The BSC is on the right, near the train tracks!

After breakfast, head to Singing Beach by following Beach Street to the end!

Boxford/Bradley Palmer

Mileage: Approx 27 RT
Breakfast stop: Wayne's/Jack's/Boxford General Store

Route info to come

Beverly Airport

Mileage: Approx 12 RT
Breakfast stop: Beverly Airport
Map: Click Here!

Our shortest ride, this route is popular in the early spring on cold, damp days. After crossing the Salem/Beverly bridge, bear Left onto Rantoul Street. At the end of Rantoul Street, take a Left onto Cabot (1A). Regroup at the dry cleaners (junction of 1A) before moving on. Continue on Cabot St (now Route 97) to Henderson Rd/Beverly Airport.

North Beverly

Mileage: Approx 12 RT
Breakfast stop: Depot Diner
Map: Click here

Another popular early spring/fall route. This follows the same basic route as the Beverly Airport. After regrouping at the drycleaners, continue on Route 1A (passing under Rt 128) where Cabot Street becomes Enon Street. The Depot Diner is on the right, after passing the railroad tracks.

Gloucester/Magnolia Loop

Info to come

Gloucester/Twin Lights

Mileage: 40 miles
Breakfast stop: Morning Glory Cafe or Sugar Magnolia's in Gloucester
GPS Map:
Note: Side loop to Magnolia is not included in mileage.

Gorgeous ride around Gloucester following our regular route up 127 through Manchester. After breakfast in Gloucester, continue on 127A to Rocky Neck/Bass Rocks. The road loops through a residential area along the coast, passing the Bass Rocks artist colony, large homes, private beaches and hotels. The twin lighthouses on Thatcher Island can be seen off the coast. A great ride!

Plum Island/Mad Martha's

Mileage: 60 miles RT
Breakfast stop: Mad Martha's, Plum Island
GPS Map: To come

OUR FAVORITE DESTINATION!

Cohen Tri-State Classic

Mileage: 26-90 RT, see below.
Breakfast Stop: The Friendly Toast, Portsmouth
Map: GPS from last year's Cohen Classic provided by Cape Cod Mike! Click Here!

Route: 1A North/1B to Rt. 103. ***USE CAUTION ON BRIDGES!

The Annual TriState Cohen Classic leaves Newburyport's Port Plaza at 6:00 am. (Late option from Wallis Sands State Park between ~7:15 and 7:30am.)

New! Breakfast at Cafe Espresso, approximately 1 mile down Islington Street.)

Continue riding up the coast. Return and have a late lunch downtown Newburyport at "Not Your Average Joe's".

Traditional Routes (***mileage is approximate):
Wallis Sands to breakfast and back ~26 miles.
Newburyport to Wallis Sands State Park and back ~30 miles.
Newburyport to breakfast and back ~ 56 miles.
Newburyport to York, Captain Simeone Store and back ~70 miles.
Newburyport to York Beach Lighthouse and back ~ 90 miles.

Bring lots of water/Gatorade, a spare tube, cell phone, and good weather.

Tour de Fruit Cup

Lynda's quest to find the best fruit cup on our Saturday morning breakfast rides!

The winner is... The Morning Glory Cafe, Gloucester.