Rides

Saturday, May 21, 2022

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North to New Hampshire

Date: 
May 21, 2022
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Member Only Ride
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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 14-15 mph pace 100 mile group leaving at 7:00 led by Larry Kernan

There will be a 14-15 mph pace  63 mile group leaving at 7:30 am led by John O'Dowd

If interested in either group please click on appropriate ride leader name under Ride Leaders below and send him an email

Led groups leave promptly at indicated times so please arrive early

 

Notes: 

NOTE!! With Saturday's temperture rising, the 63 mile paced group will leave at 7:30. Please arrive no later than 7:15 to ride with this group.

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: 
No
Rider Limit: 
60
Ride Closed: 
2022-05-21
 
 
 
 
 
 

43 Concord to Hudson - the ride to war

Date: 
May 21, 2022
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Municipal Parking Lot-Concord-Keyes Rd

150 Keyes Rd
Concord , MA
Directions: 

Rt. 128/95 to Exit 29, Rt. 2 West. Go 4.6 mi., look for the Rt. 126 sign, and turn right at that intersection onto Walden Street. Bear right at the fork. At 1.2 mi. in Concord Center make a left onto Main St. and a right into the town parking lot. The Visitor Center is at the south end of the parking lot. By commuter rail and bicycle: From the Concord station, head north on Sudbury Road, which merges into Main Street, then take the first left onto Keyes Rd -- about 1 mi. Train schedule is here: https://mbta.com/schedules/CR-Fitchburg/timetable

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"You may not be interested in war, but war may be interested in you"  -  Leon Trotsky.  Located between several of CRW's most frequenty traveled roads is the one of the country's best museums that no one has ever heard of.  The American Heritage Museum - Tanks, Guns (big ones!), Cars, and Planes,  A towering testament to testosterone.  Pull yourself away from the "Call of Duty" keyboard and the nightly news.  See the stuff IRL.  All the exhibits are open including the car barn and aircraft hanger. Starts in Concord at the Keyes St parking lot.  Meet on the side opposite the rest rooms.  The  Museum admission is $25 if you want to see it.  It's an event weekend with tank driving demos and rides.  There is a lot to see - allow some time for this.  Pace - If there are enough riders, I'll stagger the start by speed groups so people can ride with compatible pace partners.  Otherwise it'll be catch as catch can.  I'm coming off an injury and will be even slower than my typical torpid pace.    Any questions - email the ride leader.  With a forecast of hot weather over the weekend, I've added a shorter version of the route with a length of 34 miles.  

Available to any leader: 
No
Rider Limit: 
60
Ride Closed: 
2022-05-21