October 22, 2014
Back in 2004, we were given a great opportunity: Build a trail the Park manager wanted and he'd hand s the keys to the kingdom, allowing us to build a host of trails, and rework a number of others that had fallen into disrepair (or had been built that way by inept hateful old hiker clubs.).
10 years later, sweat, blood and tears of joy has made this still one of the best and most unique ride destinations in New England. Big climbs, burly trails, swoopy trails, unusual 'wilderness' feeling trails, you name it, all of it open to bikes in one of the loveliest forest settings in the North east.
FWIW, ever trail in every direction is/has been/ will continue to be cleared by bikers. The CCC isn't remotely the most challenging trail at Wendell. Fun facts for know and Tell: If you explore the trails outside of the parl to the south side of Montague Rd (M&M, Robert Frost) you can stretch the riding here into something truly epic.
Now is a great time to ride, parking is free and the air is cool and the view as lovely as ever. Wendell doesn't get the traffic other riding areas do, so leaf cover is something to keep in mind. Want something different? Tired of the xc race loops of Earl's? want to Break out of the Batchelor St scene to something different? Come on up to Wendell SF.
Nothing is similar to Wendell.