Rides

Sunday, May 15, 2022

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Hanson Sunday Ride (NEW START TIME 9AM)

Date: 
May 9, 2021
Ride Leader(s): 
Mike Togo (7818785445 before 9pm)
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Shaws Plaza Shopping Center-Hanson

470 Liberty Street
Hanson , MA
Directions: 

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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Should you need to cancel your registration, please contact the ride leader directly. I would recommend that you arrive at the Hanson Ride by 8:30.

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. Arrive by 8:30. 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. eBikes are welcome.

 

 

 

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Available to any leader: 
No
Ride Closed: 
2022-05-15
 

Intro to Touring

Date: 
May 14, 2022
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Overnight Trip
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Riverside Station Parking

367 Grove Street
Newton , MA
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Parking at Riverside is generally available both weekdays and weekends. There is a fee and you'll need to download the mobile app paybyphone to make a payment. The cost is $6/weekday and $3/weekend. Overnight parking is available. 

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Have you ever thought about bicycle touring but didn’t know where or how to start? Now is your chance. Join leaders Harriet Fell and Mary Kernan for our Intro to Touring ride, taking an easy pace along a flat route, down to Providence and back.

 

We’ll start in Newton and meander through Wellesley and Natick, following a southwesterly route using as many bike trails as possible. The trip to Providence is 52 miles with only 1,900 feet of elevation and we’ve got all day to do it. We’ll enjoy the ride, stop to take in the sites and answer questions along the way. After an overnight stay and dinner in Providence, we’ll retrace some of our route for the return trip, with a few deviations.

 

You do not need a touring bike for this ride. It’s designed as a credit card tour, meaning we’ll travel lightly and stay overnight in a hotel, negating the need to bring lots of extra clothing, camping or cooking gear, etc. How much you carry is up to you, depending on the amount of storage you have on your bike and how attached you are to clean clothes.

 

Many people will find they can fit all they need in a large saddle bag, perhaps supplemented by a handlebar or top tube bag. Riding with a backpack is not recommended as the weight can cause a lot of discomfort on a longer ride. You can choose to bring a second set of cycling clothes for the return trip, rinse things out overnight and hope they dry, or use the same clothing for both days. We’ll be having dinner in a Providence restaurant but promise to pick something that allows for casual attire.

 

You should be able to comfortably ride 50 miles. Everyone will ride at their own pace and we’ll have regular stops to keep the group together. There will be a leader and a sweep and no one will be left behind. Be sure that your bike is in good working order and plan to carry the tools you’ll need to change your own flats. You must also have your own navigation, either a GPS device/app with the route loaded or a printed copy of the map and cue sheet. At the end of the weekend, we hope you’ll have learned enough to feel comfortable participating in other CRW Adventure rides.

 

There’s no cost for this ride. You are responsible for your own meals. We’ve reserved a discounted block of rooms at a Providence hotel and they'll be available for you to book until April 21st. You’ll make your own reservations directly with the hotel and you should do this soon to insure the discounted rate. We'll be holding a Zoom information session on Tuesday, May 3rd at 7:00 p.m. to answer questions for registered riders. Please click here to register. 

Harriet and Mary have extensive touring experience, both supported and unsupported, fully and lightly loaded. For more information or to register, contact Harriet Fell or Mary Kernan. This ride will be limited to 16 participants.

Available to any leader: 
No
Rider Limit: 
16
Ride Closed: 
2022-05-15
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

North to New Hampshire

Date: 
May 15, 2022
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Century
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Northeast Metro Tech

100 Hemlock Street
Wakefield , MA
Directions: 
  • Take Rt. 95 (128) to exit 58, Rt. 129 East.
  • Follow signs for Rt. 129 East for 1.5 miles to Wakefield center.
  • Follow Rt. 129 East as it turns left.
  • Go approximately 1 mile past Wakefield center.
  • Turn right onto Farm Street, go past Wakefield High School
  • Turn left on Hemlock Rd follow sign to NE Metro Tech HS

The nearest commuter rail stop is Wakefield, on the Haverhill line. From the station, go south and east on North Street and Nahant Street to the High School. Distance is about 2.2 mi.  Train schedule is here: https://mbta.com/schedules/CR-Haverhill/timetable

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Registration required. For CRW Members only. No day of event registration.

Join the Charles River Wheelers for one of three beautiful routes of 100, 62 and 50 miles on slightly rolling rural roads through the Merrimack Valley of northeastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire. Our 100 mile ride will take you through Exeter and Hampton Falls, NH. The other routes travel through such towns as Boxford, Groveland and Topsfield. All routes pass through the Harold Parker State Forest. There will be one crewed rest stop at American Legion Park, 17 Pentucket Ave, Georgetown, MA from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

There will be a 15-16 mph pace 100 mile group leaving at 8:00 led by Martin Hayes. If interested click his name under Ride Leaders below and send him an email

There will be a 14-15 mph pace 50 mile group leaving at 8:00 led by Hermin Miranda. If interested click his name under Ride Leaders below and send him an email

There will also be a 14-15 mph pace 50 mile group leaving at 9:00 led by Andy Brand. If interested click his name under Ride Leaders below and send him an email

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NOTE!!!!!!  100 MILE ROUTE HAS CHANGED 5/13  PLEASE DOWNLOAD UPDATED ROUTE!

Note that this event has no sag wagons and is not arrowed. We'll provide GPS routes, cue sheets and suggestions on where to stop for food and water. 

Available to any leader: 
Yes
Rider Limit: 
60
Ride Closed: 
2022-05-15
 

The Mighty Squirrel Devo

Date: 
Jun 20, 2021
Ride Leader(s): 
Andr Wolff (8573209274 After 5 PM week days)
Emily Vigeant
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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. During Winter the only restrooms available will be at Mighty Squirrel and Harvard General Store. 

WE WILL RETURN 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.

 

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: 
No
Ride Closed: 
2022-05-15