RiverFest Event Types
Event #1, Old Manse/Robbins House, Concord
Ride For The Rivers
Saturday, August 5, 9:15 am
Join Nashoba Valley Pedaler leaders, Mike Duclos and Allan Fierce, for a ~30-mile ride, (expect 3+ hours, including a stop for ice cream at Erickson’s in Maynard!) on roads crisscrossing the Sudbury, Assabet and Concord Rivers. This is a ‘no drop’ ride, meaning there are designated lead rider and sweep riders, other riders will be between them, and we will stop periodically to regroup. The route may change, but for those curious, it should be close to this: https://ridewithgps.com/routes.
Helmets required. Ride departs promptly at 9:30 from the Robbins House parking lot on Monument St. A forecast of steady rain will move the ride to Sunday. Call before 8am Saturday if in doubt.
Email or call 978-793-3189 for more information. Pre-registration via email is appreciated but not required.
Location: Old Manse/Robbins House, Concord
Event #2, West Concord
Kids Bike For The Rivers
Sunday, August 6, 2:30 pm
Registration is closed.
Join Art for All to decorate your bike with a river theme, then ride along the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail in W. Concord with a short stop to learn about the wetlands and look for wildlife.
Intended for children 6-10. Helmets required.
Location: West Concord
Come, connect, and experience your local Wild and Scenic Rivers! A RiverFest Summer!
Enjoy free hikes, paddles, walks, music, and family fun all summer long in this annual celebration of the Sudbury, Assabet, and Concord Wild and Scenic River. Explore all the rivers have to offer, just west of Boston!
Be a Junior River Ranger this Summer!
Through hands-on activities, learn how special our Wild & Scenic Rivers are and how you can help protect them. Join one, or all, of our fun hands-on Junior River Ranger events, listed with a river ranger badge, to receive a River Rangers booklet. Complete the booklet with us or through your own explorations to earn a Junior River Ranger badge and certificate. If you can’t join us, email or call 617-981-2116 to have your free booklet mailed to you. Or download a pdf version of the booklet from the link below. Designed for kids 6-12.
- What Is Your Watershed Address?
- Recreating On Our Rivers
- Family Fishing & Festivities at Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge
- Stories, Dance, Art, and History at the Old Manse