Rides

Sunday, September 5, 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
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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.

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


 

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.  Please download the GPS, print a CUE sheet, or know the way.

 

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: 
2021-09-05
 
 

Hanson Sunday Ride

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

470 Liberty Street
Hanson , MA
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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: 
2021-09-05
 
 
 
 

15.8 mi Gravel Ride Alewife to Middlesex Fells

Date: 
Sep 5, 2021
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This is the meeting spot

A 16 mile gravel ride starting at the Alewife MBTA station, North along the Alewife Greenway to the Middlesex Fells. We'll take the carriage roads around the reservoirs and return through Medford and the Middlesex Parkway.
Bring your gravel or mountain bikes. It's bikeable on a gravel bike but larger tires and low pressures will help deal with the occasional rocky terrain. We'll meet at the Alewife T station. If you're driving to the start, park at the Fresh Pond Mall and bike over the bridge to the start.

PLEASE MEET AT THE ALEWIFE SUBWAY ENTRANCE NEAREST THE PARKING GARAGE. THIS IS NEXT TO THE RT 2/16 OVERPASS. SEE THE PHOTO

For strong gravel and CX bikers, plan on less than 2 hours round trip. For average persons, about 2:15. For those who walk the ups and downs, about 2:30. Once we are in the Fells, the route is entirely on carriage roads but their smoothness varies considerably. GPS reception can be sketchy. If you're not familiar with the Fells, it's best to stick with another rider. Asking directions of passersby (of which there will be many) isn't always productive.

Available to any leader: 
No
Rider Limit: 
10
Ride Closed: 
2021-09-05