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May 9, 2023
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Best Bike Rides in New England with Author David Sobel
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Virtual - Best Bike Rides in New England with Author David Sobel

Tuesday, May 9, 2023

We're excited to partner with the Cary Library for a discussion with author David Sobel who will give a presentation based on his new book, "Best Bike Rides in New England,". 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.

Description of 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 David Sobel:

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 event is hosted by the Cary Memorial Library, Lexington and a collaboration between the several Massachusetts libraries. 

Please register for this event and you'll receive the link in the confirmation and reminder emails - make sure to check your spam folder for them. The email will be coming from Zoom. 

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Ashland Public Library.

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