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


July 2017

Saturday - July 1, 2017
Ride Start: Groton-Dunstable Middle School, 344 Main St, Groton, MA (map)
Ride Type: Cue sheet, GPS
Times and Routes: 9:30 for rides of 42 or 56 miles, 10:30 for 32 miles
RWGPS Links: 32 mile route    42 mile route    56 mile route   
Leader(s): Lindy King
Description: These rides will all visit the lovely hamlet of Hollis, NH via quaint backroads of Tyngsborough and Dunstable with a stop at the Monument Square Market. The medium and long rides will foray into the Granite State for further views (ahem ... hills) via Brookline NH and return via Townsend, Pepperell and West Groton. The short riders will return more directly.
Excellent lunch options include Filho's Cucina or Salt and Light Bistro both on Main St. in Groton Center.If you need a Cue sheet for navigation please print one from the links above. The ride leader will have a limited # to hand out at the start. THIS RIDE IS NOT ARROWED. It wiill be a joint ride with the Nashoba Valley Pedalers.

Sunday - July 2, 2017
Ride Start: Bedford VA Hospital, 200 Springs Rd, Bedford, MA (map)
Ride Type: Arrowed, Cue sheet, GPS
Times and Routes: 10:00 for 27 and 40 miles, 9:00 optional start to beat the heat
RWGPS Links: 26 mile route    40 mile route   
Leader(s): Judith McMichael
Description: We start in Bedford, travel inside Rt. 128 and then outside I 495. And no, we don't take the Mass Pike to go that distance. The routes are on familiar roads extending as far west as Westford and Chelmsford with some hills to keep you busy.

Tuesday - July 4, 2017
Ride Start: Clark Middle School, 96 Brookside Ave, Lexington, MA (map)
Ride Type: Arrowed, GPS
Times and Routes: 9:00 am for 51, 9:30 am for 33 & 19 miles
RWGPS Links: 19 mile route    33 mile route    52 mile route   
Leader(s): Bob Apsler, John O'Dowd
Description: Celebrate the 4th with this classic ride! Tour the beautiful roads of Lexington, Concord, Carlisle, Westford, Chelmsford, and Bedford. Rest stop for the long and medium rides at Great Brook Farm in Carlisle: water, bathrooms, and ice cream. (No planned stop for the short ride.) Things to see include Hanscom Field, the Old North Bridge, and horse and dairy farms. Save some energy for a hill near the end of the ride.
Early start so you're back in time for your cook out!
Want a cue sheet? Print your own using the ride link below.

Saturday - July 8, 2017
Ride Start: Mill & Main Sudbury Street Lot, 32 Sudbury Street, Maynard, MA (map)
Ride Type: Arrowed, Cue sheet, GPS
Times and Routes: 9:30 for 34 and 55 miles, 10:00 for 21 miles
RWGPS Links: 21 mile route    34 mile route    55 mile route   
Leader(s): John O'Dowd, John Allen
Description: Come take a tour around the Wachusett Reservoir and reward yourself with ice cream at Erikson's Dairy at the end. You will earn your treat, as the long and medium routes climb Wattaquadock Hill in Bolton. 34 mile route omits reservoir loop. 21 mile route omits Wattaquadock Hill. If you prefer something stronger than ice cream, you can sip a beer on the patio at Battle Road Brewery instead.
 
Long route is only HALF arrowed!
No bathroom at ride start. rain cancels. Check website by 8am Saturday morning.
No cue sheets available at ride start. Print from website.

Sunday - July 9, 2017
Ride Start: South Acton Commuter Rail Station, 10 Central St, Acton, MA (map)
Ride Type: Arrowed, Cue sheet, GPS
Times and Routes: 9:30 for 68 miles, 10:00 for 43 and 29 miles
RWGPS Links: 31 mile route    43 mile route    68 mile route   
Leader(s): Bill Scott
Description: This ride is meant as a tune-up for Climb to the Clouds by climbing to the foothills. This 68-mile ride is hilly with 4,400 ft of climb (measured on bike using barometric altimeter). It follows quiet, scenic roads through Harvard, Bolton, Boylston, Sterling, and Lancaster with some great views and downhill runs. The 43 and 29-mile rides are less hilly (2,800 ft and 1,700 ft). All rides pass Bolton Orchards for food and a restroom; long ride passes delicious Darby's Bakery in Boylston.

Saturday - July 15, 2017
Ride Start: LG Hanscom Airfield Parking Lot, 200 Hanscom Dr, Bedford, MA (map)
Ride Type: Arrowed, Cue sheet, GPS
Times and Routes: 10:00 for 17, 28 and 34 miles
RWGPS Links: 17 mile route    27 mile route    34 mile route   
Leader(s): Kathy Horvath
Description: This is the Thursday Night Ride offered as a Saturday ride. The 17 and 28 mile rides wind through Bedford, Concord and Carlisle. The 34 mile ride of rolling hills adds Westford and Chelmsford.
MASSPORT is doing some development at Hanscom airfield, but just drive around the construction to the clear side of the parking lot.

Sunday - July 16, 2017
Ride Start: Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School, 390 Lincoln Rd, Sudbury, MA (map)
Ride Type: Arrowed, Cue sheet, GPS
Times and Routes: 7:00 - 8:30 am from Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School for 100, 90, or 80 miles, 8:00 - 9:30 from Nashoba Regional High School for 60 or 48 miles
Description:
CENTURY RIDE TO MT. WACHUSETT 
IN PRINCETON MASSACHUSETTS
EVENT HELD RAIN OR SHINE
ADVANCE REGISTRATION ON-LINE ONLY. NO DAY OF EVENT WALK-INS.
Spend the day with fellow cyclists touring through the apple orchard country of east central Massachusetts.
 
RIDES FROM 48 TO 100 MILES
MAGNIFICENT VIEWS
 
MOSTLY BACKCOUNTRY ROADS
GREAT COMPANY!
CLIMB TO THE CLOUDS IS NOT FOR BEGINNERS
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.

Sunday - July 16, 2017
Ride Start: Nashoba Regional High School, 12 Green Rd, Bolton, MA (map)
Ride Type: Arrowed, Cue sheet, GPS
Times and Routes: 7:00 - 8:30 am from Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School for 100, 90, or 80 miles, 8:00 - 9:30 from Nashoba Regional High School for 60 or 48 miles
Description:
CENTURY RIDE TO MT. WACHUSETT 
IN PRINCETON MASSACHUSETTS
EVENT HELD RAIN OR SHINE
ADVANCE REGISTRATION ON-LINE ONLY. NO DAY OF EVENT WALK-INS.
Spend the day with fellow cyclists touring through the apple orchard country of east central Massachusetts.
 
RIDES FROM 48 TO 100 MILES
MAGNIFICENT VIEWS
 
MOSTLY BACKCOUNTRY ROADS
GREAT COMPANY!
CLIMB TO THE CLOUDS IS NOT FOR BEGINNERS
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 - July 22, 2017
Ride Start: Jack's Abby Beerhall, 134 Clark Street, Framingham, MA (map)
Ride Type: Follow the leader, GPS
Times and Routes: 10:30 AM for 47 or 31 miles
RWGPS Links: 31 mile route    47 mile route   
Leader(s): Bob Wolf
Description:




Another beer themed social ride from Framingham.  The 31 mile route visits Southboro, Hopkinton, Ashland, and Sherborn.  The 47 mile route adds Grafton and Upton.  We'll accommodate riders from 13-16 mph in groups at different paces.  Come join us for a great no-drop experience.  And social time at the Jack's Abby Beerhall at the end.
 





 
A SECOND ROUTE HAS BEEN ADDED.  WE WILL NOW HAVE OPTIONS OF 31 AND 47 MILES.

Sunday - July 23, 2017
Ride Start: South Acton Commuter Rail Station, 10 Central St, Acton, MA (map)
Ride Type: Cue sheet, GPS
Times and Routes: 9:15 AM for 41 and 62 miles
RWGPS Links: 41 mile route    63 mile route   
Leader(s): Merle Adelman
Description: Rides of 41 and 62 miles that stop at Haystack Observatory and head out towards Groton. The long ride adds a familiar Hollis loop. The 41 mile route has been "jiggered" to take our the dirt section leading to Martin's Pond Road. Note: Cue sheet and GPS File Only. No arrows. No toilet facilities at the start.

Sunday - July 30, 2017
Ride Start: Alcott Elementary School, 93 Laurel St, Concord, MA (map)
Ride Type: Arrowed, Cue sheet, GPS
Times and Routes: 9:30 for 55, 45 & 21 miles
RWGPS Links: 21 mile route    46 mile route    55 mile route   
Leader(s): Mary Kernan, Larry Kernan
Description: The 55 mile route includes a climb up to the Haystack Observatory in Groton then returns via Lost Lake Rd in Groton. The 45 eliminates haystack and Lost Lake and continues through Forge Village. The 21 goes through Great Brook Farm and returns from there. If you need a cue sheet please print one from the links above.

Sunday - July 30, 2017
Ride Start: Ayer Railroad station, 70 Main St, Ayer, MA (map)
Ride Type: GPS
Times and Routes: 9:45
Leader(s): Rami Haddad
Description: Meet at Ayer MBTA Commuter Rail station at 9:45 or whenever the train arrives (expected at 9:38). For drivers, parking is free at the station.
We get on the Nashua River Trail across the street to Groton. There is Bliss Bakery, Natural Market, and Salt & Light Café to purchase & pack lunch. We head west from there through farm lands to reach Pearl Hill state park for picnic lunch & dip in the pond.
We continue to southern New Hampshire, Hollis, & Lull Farm. We get on the northern terminus of Nashua River Trail all the way back to Ayer, with possibly another rest stop in Groton.
Distance is 92km with ascent of 750m.
Riders should be able to fix a flat and complete the ride in about 6 hours, including stops. Helmet, bright clothes, front lights, rear lights, & bicycle in good condition required. Rain cancels.
Come prepared with sufficient navigation tools such as GPS, map, cue sheets, smart phone, etc. This will likely be self-guided tour, even though we will try to stay together as a group.
T Time rides are those that combine train & ferry public transport service around Boston. The idea is to reach routes far from city center or take one-way routes. These rides are often leisurely tours for a full day that allow several stops to take pictures, rest on the town green, drip in the water, & sample bakeries.