Rides

Friday, October 29, 2021

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Roosters Go Rogue! (metric century)

Date: 
Aug 27, 2021
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Sure you've done a metric century before, but how about on a Friday at 5 AM?

Join CRW's Roosters for a fast metric century that focuses less on climbing and more on speed. Plenty of opportunity for pace lining and socializing. Starting from Mighty Squirrel Brewery in Waltham, we'll head to Groton via Lincoln, Acton and Littleton then back to TMS through Westford, Carlisle and Concord. This scenic and relatively flat metric includes a quick regroup/bathroom/snack at Dunkin' Donuts (mile 30) and a longer breakfast stop at Haute Coffee in Concord (mile 56). Pace is 17 mph +. Riders are welcome to skip the Concord breakfast stop to save time. We anticipate the slowest pace group (17 mph) to arrive back to the Mighty Squirrel by 10am, including generous stop time.

Headlights and tail lights required! High-viz clothing is also encouraged. Outside of summer months, this ride is very dark. GPS is also required. This group rides very fast. Riders who fall behind are dropped. All riders must be able to navigate the route on their own.

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This ride will be leaderless October 29, but regular riders will still gather at usual time and place. Headlights and tail lights required! High-viz clothing is also encouraged. Outside of summer months, this ride is very dark. GPS is also required. This group rides very fast. Riders who fall behind are dropped. All riders must be able to navigate the route on their own.

Available to any leader: 
Yes
Rider Limit: 
60
Ride Closed: 
2021-10-29
 
 
 
 

Praline Croissant - Women only (Friday edition)

Date: 
Oct 29, 2021
7 days remaining
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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.

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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 13-15 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 6 am in case of unexpected weather.

Available to any leader: 
No
Rider Limit: 
60
Ride Closed: 
2021-10-29