Rides

Saturday, October 16, 2021

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Live Free and Ride

Date: 
Oct 16, 2021
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Varnum Brook Middle School

10 Hollis St
Pepperell , MA
Directions: 

Rte. 95 to Rte. 3 North to Exit 35/Rte. 113 - Dunstable. Follow Rte. 113 through Pepperell Center until you come to the rotary just after Donalen's on your left. Take the first right off Rotary to Rte. 111/Hollis Street. Entrance to the school driveway is on the left just after you enter the school zone. Park in the back.

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Travel further north and join us for a social and fun time exploring new routes in southern New Hampshire. We're putting a new spin on the granite state motto, Live Free and Ride with a choice of routes. We'll ride over rail trails and past mountains at the absolute peak of leaf peeping season while sampling fresh baked goods from local bakeries and general stores. There are 5 routes exploring different regions north of the MA border including a 24mi scenic ride through Mine Falls park in Nashua, a 33mi club ride along a canopy-covered route into Amherst, a hilly metric century that runs through Temple and past Andy's Playhouse in Wilton (this one has the best views), a 100mi route that passes by Crotched Mountain in Bennington, and a special double metric (unofficial) randonnee traveling all the way to Hancock before looping back to Massachusetts.
Many of the roads are well paved, but 25mm tires are recommended for the rougher patches. Rest stops are noted in the cue sheets, but please bring extra food and water for the longer routes which have more distance between stops.

Available to any leader: 
Yes
Rider Limit: 
80
Ride Closed: 
2021-10-16
 
 

Lexington (leaderless) Revolutions

Date: 
Oct 16, 2021
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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.

Ride type: 
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Show and Go
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The two rides start at the same time and at the same place, mostly along the same route. The Social Revolutions is slightly shorter for a more comfortable pace.

 

The Rapid Revolutions longer route is the training ride option. If you want to kick-start the weekend with a quick ride, the Rapid Revolutions is for you! Average speed of 16–19+ mph, go big or go home!

 

Just show up, introduce yourself to others, find someone to ride with, & agree on the rules of the ride. Then off you go. Split into fast & social groups as needed.

 

Option of ice cream at Rancatore's in Lexington or coffee at Peete's or Starbucks after the ride.

 

Meet near Captain John Parker statue in Lexington Battle Green.

 

*** 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://www.crw.org/content/slack

 

Take some pictures, post on Instagram with #CRWheelers

Available to any leader: 
No
Rider Limit: 
10
Ride Closed: 
2021-10-16
 
 

AleRockyRoad Gravel

Date: 
Oct 16, 2021
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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.

Join us for a mixed terrain adventure through Belmont, Lexington, Concord, Carlisle, Bedford and Arlington. We ride through Highland Meadow, Lone Tree Hill, Rock Meadow, North Beaver Brook, Arlington's Great Meadows, Battle Road, Reformatory Branch Trail, Elmbrook, and Hartwell Town Forest. NOTE: The route has a few short technical and/or steep sections and may require you to walk your bike; 34 mm tires (or larger) are recommended.

Notes: 

PARK: Parking available at Alewife. Exiting Alewife garage on your bike (near the wood seating sculpture), turn right and proceed ~100 yards straight ahead to the Minuteman Bikeway trailhead. MEET: Meet at the Minuteman Bikeway Trailhead at the Cambridge, Arlington line.
Rain or very wet trails will cancel.

Available to any leader: 
No
Rider Limit: 
15
Ride Closed: 
2021-10-16