Rides

Thursday, September 9, 2021

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Thursday Night Fitness Rides

Date: 
Jun 3, 2021
Ride Leader(s): 
Cancel ride: 
Ride is cancelled
Reason for cancellation: 
Sadly, we are rained out for the last ride of the season. But there will be a SWAG raffle for those who have been on the ride this season. The leader is working on this now. Of course, you are always welcome to ride the route unofficially, as some do
Listing Type: 
Ride
Ride Start: 

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.  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. A No Drop Pace Line is available if 3-4 riders are interested - we start at around 14 - 15 mph and pick up the pace depending on the experience of the participants. There is an optional 18 and 24 mile route for casual riding and limited daylight.  Cancellation due to poor weather is posted before 4:30 PM.
 

 

 
Notes: 

Sunset at 7:05. Lights highly recommended

Available to any leader: 
Yes
Ride Closed: 
2021-09-09
 

Praline Croissant - Women only (CRW SOCK AND WATER BOTTLE RAFFLE!!!)

Date: 
Sep 9, 2021
Ride Leader(s): 
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Reason for cancellation: 
Listing Type: 
Ride
Ride Start: 

Minuteman Bikeway Trailhead (Arlington/Cambridge)

Alewife Station Access Rd and Steel Place
Cambridge , MA
Directions: 

To reach the Cambridge Minuteman trailhead by subway, take the MBTA Red Line to the Alewife Station. Bicycles are allowed on weekends and during off-peak hours on weekdays; see mbta.com for details.

To reach the Cambridge Minuteman trailhead by car from I-95, take Exit 29A to MA 2 toward Boston. Go 5.9 miles and take the Alewife Station exit. The Alewife Station Access Road becomes Steel Place. Go 0.4 mile and turn left into the parking garage (fee charged).

The Minuteman Bikeway starts on the north side of the Alewife building, at the intersection of Steel Pl and Alewife Station Access Rd. This is the intersection of three bike paths: Fitchburg Cutoff, Alewife Linear, and Minuteman.

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***CRW SOCK AND WATER BOTTLE RAFFLE: Swag will be raffled off to a registered MEMBER rider who has not already won!!!***
A great way to meet other women CRW members!

This is a low-traffic, scenic ride through Lexington, Burlington, Woburn, Winchester, and Arlington! The ride leaves from the Minuteman Bikeway terminus near Alewife (at the intersection of three bike paths: Fitchburg Cutoff, Alewife Linear, and Minuteman). We head down the Minuteman bikeway to Lexington Center, then to Burlington and up Blanchard Rd to the water tower at Mary Cummings Park. We descend to beautiful Horn Pond, spin past Mystic Lakes, and take our "secret" route back to Alewife (that cuts out the traffic in Arlington Center). Expect a pace of about 13-14 mph, with stops to regroup as needed (faster riders can form groups to make their own time).
Rain cancels. Will make call by 10 pm the night before. Will check again at 5 am in case of unexpected weather.

Available to any leader: 
No
Rider Limit: 
15
Ride Closed: 
2021-09-09
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Bike Thursday

Date: 
Sep 9, 2021
Cancel ride: 
Ride is cancelled
Reason for cancellation: 
Ride rescheduled to Friday due to thunderstorms
Listing Type: 
Ride

The Bike Thursday Ride this week (9/9/21) will start in Bedford.   The route is just under 23 miles, covering some hills throughout Bedford, Concord and Acton with a brief section on the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail. 

The ride starts at 10:00 AM.  Registration is mandatory and will be limited to 30 participants including 3 leaders.  We will be following the CRW rules of the road.  Riders will be split into 2 or 3 groups depending on the number of riders and pace.  The overall pace of this ride will average between 10 - 12+ mph and the groups will stay together.

Please check your calendar before signing up for the ride as you can not cancel through this site.  

 

Notes: 

Rain cancels - a notice will go out the night before or before 8 AM the day of the ride.

A Heat Advisory will cancel.

Registered riders will be sent the ride start and the route on Ride with GPS on Wednesday evening - September 10th.

Available to any leader: 
No
Rider Limit: 
25
Ride Closed: 
2021-09-09