CRW Rides List

Helmets are required on CRW rides.
Non-members are welcome to ride with us and experience what the CRW offers. At the start we will ask you to sign up for the ride by completing a liability waiver form. If you like our rides and want to continue to ride with the CRW, we urge you to become a CRW member. Membership dues support the CRW Ride Program and other club activities.Click to Join CRW


May 2017

Saturday - May 6, 2017

RIDE IS CANCELLED. Unfavorable riding conditions, postponed 'til June 10th

Ride Start: Cutler Park Reservation, 112 Kendrick St, Needham, MA (map)
Ride Type: Arrowed, Cue sheet, GPS
Times and Routes: 9:30 am for 19, 28, and 41 miles
RWGPS Links: 19 mile route    28 mile route    41 mile route   
Leader(s): John O'Dowd
Description: Ride on scenic rolling roads through Needham, Dover, and Medfield. Long ride adds Sherborn. Please arrive early for pre ride instructions. Note this is a "show and go" ride, no set pace. It is not a "no drop" ride, but riders are encouraged to stay together in small groups.
If coming from the south you can exit RT 95 at the Kendrick Street exit and take a right at the top of the ramp.

Rain cancels. Check website by 8:00 Saturday morning for updates. There are NO restrooms at ride start

Sunday - May 7, 2017
Ride Start: Bedford VA Hospital, 200 Springs Rd, Bedford, MA (map)
Ride Type: Arrowed, Cue sheet, GPS
Times and Routes: 9:30 for 55 and 35 miles
RWGPS Links: 35 mile route    55 mile route   
Leader(s): Jack Donohue
Description: The short ride goes through Concord, Acton, Littleton, Westford, and Carlisle. The long ride adds Stow and Harvard. The long ride passes an impressive array of apple orchards, while taking in a few hills.

Saturday - May 13, 2017
Ride Start: Berlin Memorial School, 34 South St, Berlin, MA (map)
Ride Type: Cue sheet, GPS
Times and Routes: 9:00 AM for 14, 24 and 34 hilly miles
RWGPS Links: 14 mile route    24 mile route    34 mile route   
Leader(s): Chris Summerfield
Description: Bucolic, tree-lined rural roads with very little traffic, a particular treat dressed in bright green colors on a crisp morning in Spring. The 34-mile route is more hilly and includes several significant climbs, including the always-popular Green Street hill. The 24-mile route, while also hilly, avoids Green Street and is more rolling. The 14-mile route is an abbreviated version of the 24-mile, featuring similar terrain with 10 fewer miles. All routes feature a 1/2-mile warm-up climb followed immediately by a breezy and fun one-mile downhill run before the split at mile 4.6. All routes merge again near the end to share several more rolling hills and two additional downhill runs.
There is a porta-john at the school and rest rooms at the municipal building nearby. IMPORTANT: Park in the large lot behind the school. Do not park in the entrance drive, in front of the school or near the recreation fields. Please check the listing of this ride on the website for changes or cancellation before going to the start location.

Sunday - May 14, 2017
Ride Start: Wellesley High School, 50 Rice St, Wellesley, MA (map)
Ride Type: Arrowed, Cue sheet, GPS
Times and Routes: 10:00 am for 25 and 45 miles
RWGPS Links: 23 mile route    46 mile route   
Leader(s): Eric Ferioli
Description: Rides head south through the neighboring towns on quiet roads. The short ride goes through Westwood and Dover. The long ride goes by Willett's Pond in Norwood then through Sharon.

Sunday - May 14, 2017

RIDE IS CANCELLED. Rain is predicted. The ride will run at a future date.

Ride Start: Duck Feeding Area, 148 Norumbega Rd, Weston, MA (map)
Ride Type: Arrowed, Follow the leader, GPS, Intro, Map
Times and Routes: 2:00 PM for 12 miles, with stops at historic sites: about 3 hours
RWGPS Links: 14 mile route   
Leader(s): John Allen, Larry Finison
Description: Take an easy ride, about 12 miles among bicycle-related historical sites with Larry Finison, author of the acclaimed book Boston's Cycling Craze, 1880-1900. Visit and learn where bicycles were built, where bicyclists by the hundreds hung out and picnicked by the Charles River, and about Waltham's former bicycle racetrack. We will ride in a group -- nobody will be left behind.

Saturday - May 20, 2017
Ride Start: Berlin Memorial School, 34 South St, Berlin, MA (map)
Ride Type: Cue sheet, GPS
Times and Routes: 67, 50 and 20 miles Starts at 9:30 am
RWGPS Links: 30 mile route    50 mile route    65 mile route   
Leader(s): Bernie Flynn
Description: No, the ride is not in Switzerland but it might as well be for many riders from the Boston area who never get to experience beautiful country roads, water views and other vistas in Berlin, Northboro, Boylston, West Boylston, Holden, Rutland, and Sterling. Route has substantial hills.

Sunday - May 21, 2017
Ride Start: Northeast Metro Tech, 100 Hemlock Street, Wakefield, MA (map)
Ride Type: Arrowed, Cue sheet
Times and Routes: Check-in from 7:00-8:30AM for all rides, start ride after check-in
Description: North to New Hampshire
Event held Rain or Shine
ADVANCE REGISTRATION ON-LINE ONLY. NO DAY OF EVENT WALK-INS.
Join the Charles River Wheelers on rural roads through the Merrimack Valley of northeastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire. 


Fully arrowed routes with CRW precision, with a map and cue sheet for each ride.
Water & food stops on all routes.
Technical and mechanical support by Cycle Loft. Please arrive early if you want your bike checked before a ride
After-ride refreshments for returning riders


HELMETS REQUIRED ON CRW RIDES
CRW is an all volunteer club, and we need help running this event. You can volunteer for some tasks and still ride the full century (and for free!). Or you may have a friend or significant other who isn't riding and would like to have fun and help riders like you have a great day. If so, have them contact Century Committee for more information.

Saturday - May 27, 2017
Ride Start: West Acton Fire Station commuter lot (behind station), 256 Central Street, Acton, MA (map)
Ride Type: Follow the leader, GPS
Times and Routes: 10:30 AM for 48 miles
RWGPS Links: 48 mile route   
Leader(s): Bob Wolf
Description: Another beer themed social ride from West Acton to Boxboro, Littleton, Ayer, Groton, and Dunstable. Just one distance this time, 48 miles, but we'll do it so as to accommodate riders from 13-16 mph in groups at different paces.  Come join us for a great no-drop experience.  And social time at True West Brewing at the end.
A big turnout may fill the commuter lot at the start.  Plan to come a few minutes early in case you need a different parking location.  If the lot is full, on street parking and other lots are shown here as is True West's location at 525 Mass Ave, around the corner from the commuter lot.

Sunday - May 28, 2017
Ride Start: Nock Middle School, 70 Low St, Newburyport, MA (map)
Ride Type: Arrowed, Cue sheet, GPS
Times and Routes: 9:30 AM for 25, 38 and 55 miles
RWGPS Links: 25 mile route    38 mile route    55 mile route   
Leader(s): Pierre Avignon
Description: From beautiful Newburyport, we'll wind through some lovely back roads into Southern New Hampshire. Both rides will follow stretches of quiet roads along the Merrimack River with the longer ride heading as far north as Exeter, where you can stop for lunch. ! Terrain: Mostly gentle rolling, no real challenging hills.
IMPORTANT: *** NEW CUE SHEETS AND GPS FILES FOR THE LONG AND MEDIUM RIDES***
DUE TO ONGOING RENOVATION OF EAST BROADWAY BRIDGE IN HAVERHILL, THE MEDIUM AND LONG ROUTES HAVE BEEN MODIFIED THIS YEAR. THE 9 MILE LOOP STARTING FROM BRIDGE STREET IN WEST NEWBURY, LEADING THROUGH GROVELAND AND HAVERHILL, THEN BACK ON THE OTHER SIDE OF ROCKS BRIDGE, HAS BEEN ELIMINATED. AS A RESULT BOTH ROUTES ARE SHORTER.
RIDERS ON THE MEDIUM AND LONG ROUTES WILL SPLIT FROM THE SHORT RIDE AT THE END OF RIVER ROAD IN WEST NEWBURY AND USE THE ROCKS BRIDGE (OR WEST NEWBURY BRIDGE) TO CROSS THE MERRIMACK RIVER.
THE SMALL ROUTE REMAINS THE SAME AS PREVIOUS YEARS.
THE ATTACHED CUE SHEETS AND GPS FILES REFLECT THESE CHANGES.