Rides

Sunday, July 18, 2021

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South Shore Coastal Loop

Date: 
Jun 6, 2021
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Park and Ride-Rockland (opposite Home Depot)

Rte3 & 228
Rockland , MA
Directions: 

Take 128 or 93 to Route 3 to Exit 14 (Rt. 228) in Rockland. Turn left at the end of the ramp, then left again at the first set of lights, and park in the Park'n'Ride lot. Space unlimited. Please check the website Saturday after 9:30 PM for last minute cancellations.

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This ride combines shady, quiet roads, scenic harbors, historic lighthouses, windmills, beaches and beautiful vistas and occurs on some the most spectacular coastline on the South Shore. You'll find that the effort to get up early enough to leave promptly at 7:30 will be paid back by having a great ride with little traffic. Because we start early, you'll be home in time to cook omelets for Sunday brunch! The SSCL will take place every week, weather permitting. 

The 45-mile loop includes Rockland, Hingham, Norwell, Scituate, and Cohasset with a coffee stop in Scituate Harbor. The 57-mile ride adds Pemberton Point in Hull, with its magnificent views of Boston Harbor from under the windmill!

Set your alarm. You'll be happy you did.

Please check the website at 6 AM Sunday for any last minute updates. Notes: The ride will start promptly at 8:30 AM in April; 7:30 May through the end of the season. The Start: Park'n'Ride lot, Rockland (opposite Home Depot)

The ride has a Facebook page.  

https://www.facebook.com/SundayCoastalLoop/

Like it, if you want more updates.

Directions: Take 128 or 93 to Route 3 to Exit 14 (Rt. 228) in Rockland. Turn left at the end of the ramp then left again at the first set of lights, and park in the Park'n'Ride lot. Space Unlimited.

Notes: 

7/24/21 Old Oaken Bucket is all torn up.  I changed the ride to use First Parish Rd.  Download the new cue GPS. 

 7/25 ride is on.  Rain does not look tookbad.  We will probably get a little wet at times.  No worse than if it was hot and humid.

Welcome to the 2021 SSCL.  There are a few minor changes motivated by road conditions.  The changes are included in the CUE sheets.  

This ride is not arrowed, yet.

 

If the weather is iffy, please check in at 6 AM Sunday morning to see if the ride is on.  

 

Available to any leader: 
No
Ride Closed: 
2021-07-18
 

Ride Leader Extravaganza!

Date: 
Jul 18, 2021
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Mary & Larry's House

40 Wilson Road
Bedford , MA
Directions: 

Wilson Road is very narrow and has no shoulder. Please park on nearby Dunelm Road or Robinson Drive.

Ride and Cocktail party are cancelled. Raffle will still be held so get your ride on the Club Calendar!

Calling all Ride Leaders! Are you missing your Ride Leader friends? Bummed because we never had a real kickoff in the spring? Know you won't get a chance to do one of the other great rides posted today? Interested in free food and beverages? Ready to post something on the club calendar? Here's your chance to check all those boxes in a very short time.

 

We're inviting Ride Leaders only (and anyone who attended Ride Leader training) to join us for a quick afternoon ride and cocktail party! Or, you can just come for the cocktails. And yes, please feel free to bring a guest! Our ride starts at 3:00 p.m. and is a scant 16.7 miles - just enough to convince yourself you got some exercise. Appetizers and beverages will be served from 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. Sorry, Larry won't be slinging burgers for this one.


But wait, there's more!

Anyone who posts a ride to the calendar between July 9 - 23 will be entered into a raffle to win a $100 gift card to Jack's Abby. Post two rides, you get two chances to win! Post three rides, well, you can figure it out. Yes, there's fine print:

  • This drawing is for weekend rides only. Yes, Saturday and Sunday mornings. Sorry, Adventure, Devo and Gravel rides are not eligible for the drawing. Not sure your ride qualifies, please ask Ed Cheng.
  • The ride must occur by October 31st.

Oh yeah, the ride description! It's a quick loop that starts with an awesome uphill then loops through Lexington and Concord before returning to Bedford. Nearly all the turns are to the right and you should be able to do this in a little over an hour. Be sure to save a little energy for the climb back to the ride start.

 

Please register today! If you'd like to come just for cocktails, please put 0 miles at the bottom of the form in the Distance box. We need to get a headcount so we can feed everyone! (Rain cancels. A rain cancellation will be posted Sunday morning).

Available to any leader: 
No
Rider Limit: 
60
Ride Closed: 
2021-07-18
 

Adventure Ride: Cross Vermont and New Hampshire Mix Terrain

Date: 
Jul 15, 2021
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Overnight Trip

Highlights include:  spectacular views of three mountain ranges, covered bridges, bucolic pastures, lakes & steams, farms & towns.

We will drop our cars in Bethel, ME and take a pre-arranged shuttle to Burlington, VT.  The next morning will start our three-day, two-night ride on the Cross Vermont Bike Trail and the Cross NH Adventure Trail, arriving back at our cars in Bethel on Sunday afternoon.
 

Click here for the Adventure details: https://crwheelers.sharepoint.com/:w:/g/ESwdghFjZaNIkUu8j9b1lUEBPJ6QHA6G...

 

Available to any leader: 
No
Rider Limit: 
12
Ride Closed: 
2021-07-18
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Mighty Squirrel Devo

Date: 
Jun 20, 2021
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Weather
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Have you been looking for a long, hard/hilly ride that leaves early on a weekend morning and gets you home by lunch? The Mighty Squirrel is for you. This metric century takes you from Waltham out to the Harvard hills and back and is targeted at experienced riders who can maintain an average pace of 15/16, or 18/19 mph.

 

This is a tempo ride and we’ll go as a group, breaking into packs of up to 10 riders depending on the number of people who show up. Navigation is via GPS. The ride leader may hold the group while riders fix small mechanicals.

 

We suggest you bring your favorite gels, bars, drinks for the ride. We will make one brief stop at the parking area of Haskell Field at mile 17.8/KM 28.7 and then a longer rest stop at the Harvard General Store for a hot beverage and snack.

 

WE RETURNED TO THE USUAL 7:30AM STARTING TIME FROM APRIL ON!

 

Please plan to be there 10-15 minutes prior to the start.

 

Please check for weather cancelations day prior to the ride by 8PM.

 

We began using a new route in April—PLEASE MAKE SURE TO DOWNLOAD THE UPDATED ROUTE TO YOUR GPS DEVICE! This is a CRW-Devo ride.

 

Participants will be able to accumulate elevation towards the Climbing Challenge https://www.strava.com/clubs/155/posts/16516924

 

*** 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 #devo to discuss this event further https://www.crw.org/content/slack

 

Take some pictures, post on Instagram with #CRWheelers

Available to any leader: 
No
Ride Closed: 
2021-07-18
 
 

Hanson Sunday Ride

Date: 
May 9, 2021
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Shaws Plaza Shopping Center-Hanson

470 Liberty Street
Hanson , MA
Directions: 

From North/West:Take Route 93 South to Route 3 South. Take exit 13. Turn Right onto Washington Street (Route 53). Right onto Silver St. Right onto Main St. Right onto Rt 139. Next left onto Center Street Left onto Old Cross Street Right onto Brook St. Left onto Cross Street. Right onto Rt 58. Go past Town Hall. Take the left after the next set of lights by the Dunkin Donuts. From South:Take 3 North. Take either Rt 14 or Rt 27 to Route 58. Follow Route 58 to the parking lot. Take the first left after the traffic lights and the Dunkin Donuts. The ride start is about 2 miles from the Hanson commuter rail station: go east on Rte 27 a short distance, then north on Phillips st, east on Holmes St, and north on High St. Train schedule is at https://mbta.com/schedules/CR-Kingston/timetable

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The Hanson Sunday Ride is your chance to ride on roads that are not common for CRW and take in terrain so gorgeous that you might wonder how you have missed it. The HSR are full of cranberry bogs, lakes, farms, woods, and the flattest terrain in Massachusetts. Take it easy and “smell the cranberries” or record your fastest ride this season. Ride starts promptly at 8:00AM Sunday. Please arrive early! Park near the bank at the far end of the parking lot.

 

Check the South Shore Mellow Riders on FaceBook for updates and cancelations.

 

 

 

Notes: 

NEW START TIME ON 8AM.

Available to any leader: 
No
Ride Closed: 
2021-07-18
 
 

Apple Pi Ride

Date: 
Jul 18, 2021
Ride Leader(s): 
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Ride is cancelled
Reason for cancellation: 
Threat of thunderstorms
Listing Type: 
Ride
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Bedford VA Hospital

200 Springs Rd
Bedford , MA
Directions: 

From 128 Take Rt 4 north to Bedford Center. Turn right on Springs Rd. Follow signs for VA Hospital / Middlesex Community College. Meet at first parking lot on right. By bicycle from the Minuteman Bikeway: take the Narrow Gauge Rail Trail to where it crosses Springs Road diagonally, then bear right onto Springs Road.

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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.

Notes: 

Ride is not arrowed, use GPS or download cuesheet for navigation.  Leader is doing short route at 13-14 mph pace, but you are free to do either route at your own pace.

Available to any leader: 
Yes
Rider Limit: 
60
Ride Closed: 
2021-07-18