Rides

Thursday, June 24, 2021

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Concord Gravel Ride Daytime version for night shifters

Date: 
Jun 24, 2021
3 days remaining
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Municipal Parking Lot-Concord-Keyes Rd

150 Keyes Rd
Concord , MA
Directions: 

Rt. 128/95 to Exit 29, Rt. 2 West. Go 4.6 mi., look for the Rt. 126 sign, and turn right at that intersection onto Walden Street. Bear right at the fork. At 1.2 mi. in Concord Center make a left onto Main St. and a right into the town parking lot. The Visitor Center is at the south end of the parking lot. By commuter rail and bicycle: From the Concord station, head north on Sudbury Road, which merges into Main Street, then take the first left onto Keyes Rd -- about 1 mi. Train schedule is here: https://mbta.com/schedules/CR-Fitchburg/timetable

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18 miles around Concord Center, some road but mostly on dirt. Plan on 2.5 hours of riding but there are numerous bailout points that bring you back to the parking lot if time runs short.
Bring your gravel or mountain bikes. Non techy and a good intro to riding in the local woods if you haven't done it before.

Notes: 

ATTENTION!
A daytime ride for night shift workers.

Available to any leader: 
No
Rider Limit: 
30
Ride Closed: 
2021-06-24
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Dirty Thursday Battle Road

Date: 
Jun 24, 2021
3 days remaining
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Lexington Green

1903 Mass Ave
Lexington , MA
Directions: 

From route 128 take Exit #31 east (Rts. 4 & 225) 1.7 miles to Lexington Center. Park in the surrounding neighborhoods and bike to the start. Meet at by the Minuteman Statute.

This ride is mostly on wide gravel roads & rail trail. Some of it may be rough, sandy, & muddy. According to Strava, the route is 44% dirt & 15% not specified. Tires 32–35mm should be sufficient.

A journey through Revolutionary War history. Start at Lexington Battle Great near John Parker statue to the eastern entrance to Minuteman National Historic Park. Follow the Battle Road through several historic building, soldier graves, Paul Revere capture site, all the way to the other side of the park at Meriam's Corner. Continue over trails through Concord farmland and open space.

Loop back on historic rail beds that connected Lexington-Bedford-Concord: Reformatory Branch & Minute Man Bikeway. Until Lexington Battle Green where "first shots heard around the world" on 19 April 1775.

*** Bring proper navigation tools: GPS device, phone app, or cue sheet. Do not rely on others to help you with navigation. They may ride at a different speed than you. ***

Use club Slack channel #ride to discuss this event further https://crwheelers.slack.com/archives/C0109BPQPAR/p1619974881143100

Take some pictures, post on Instagram with #CRWheelers

Available to any leader: 
No
Rider Limit: 
10
Ride Closed: 
2021-06-24
 

Thursday Night Fitness Rides

Date: 
Jun 3, 2021
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Meriam's Corner Parking Lot

Lexington Road
Meriam's Corner Concord , MA
Directions: 

From Route 95 Take exit 46B (Old Exit 30B) for Route 2A West. Pass flashing yellow light at Hanscom Drive and continue to second flashing light at fork; stay right onto Lexington Road AKA Battlefield Road. There will be a  sign for parking for Meriam's Corner.

With the lifting of Covid 19 restrictions in the state, drafting and pace line riding is back on the calendar! Further, the Thursday night fitness rides continue to evolve with changing circumstances and new opportunities. In particular, CRW has launched a new ride concept called "Devo" for Development for all riders who want to improve their performance and enjoyment of cycling. This is a natural "fit" for the Thursday night fitness rides. Not all the details are worked out yet so this will be a work in progress at least for the first two or three weeks. I welcome any thoughts you might have: Email kathy.j.horvath [at] gmail.com.   The long route is 28.7 miles for rolling hills through Concord, Acton, Chelmsford and Carlisle. The 26 mile route makes a slight detour into Kate's Corner and picks up the long route arrows on Proctor Road.  Groups are divided into 8-10 riders by average pace which ranges from 14 to 22+ mph. The first Pace Line Clinic is June 10, 2021 for all who want to learn or refresh skills. This Pace Line rides around 13 - 15 mph and we pick up the pace depending on the experience of the participants. There is an optional Alt 23 mile route for casual riding and limited daylight.  Cancellation due to poor weather is posted before 4:30 PM.
 

 

 
Notes: 

June Pace Line clinic is rescheduled to June 10; See attachment for How to ride in a Paceline 

Available to any leader: 
Yes
Ride Closed: 
2021-06-24