Rides

Sunday, September 19, 2021

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The Mighty Squirrel Devo

Date: 
Jun 20, 2021
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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: 
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Ride Closed: 
2021-09-19
 

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: 
2021-09-19
 
 

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: 
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Ride Closed: 
2021-09-19
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Revisit the Charles: Where bicyclists played in 1895

Date: 
Sep 19, 2021
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Duck Feeding Area

148 Norumbega Rd
Weston , MA
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From Route 128 take exit 24. The first traffic light west of Route 128 on Route 30 is River Road to the north. The second right on River Road is the access road to the Duck Feeding Area parking lot. There is a sign. The above mentioned traffic light is at the end of the exit 24 ramp from Route 128 southbound. From the Brandeis-Roberts station on the Fitchburg commuter rail line, take South St southwest and turn left onto Norumbega Rd after about 0.3 mi. The Duck Feeding Area is at the end of Norumbega Rd, about another 0.4 mi. Train schedule is here; https://mbta.com/schedules/CR-Fitchburg/timetable . Returning to the station, it is most pleasant to bear right onto Charles River Road, then left onto Angleside Rd and right through parking lots to the station.

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Take an easy ride, about 14 miles among bicycle-related historical sites with Larry Finison, author of the acclaimed books Boston's Cycling Craze, 1880-1900 and Boston's Twentieth Century Bicycling Renaissance. Visit and learn where bicycles were built, where bicyclists by the hundreds hung out and picnicked by the Charles River, and about Waltham's former bicycle racetrack. We will ride in a group -- nobody will be left behind.

Available to any leader: 
No
Rider Limit: 
24
Ride Closed: 
2021-09-19