Rides

Sunday, May 22, 2022

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South Shore Coastal Loop

Date: 
May 22, 2022
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Park and Ride-Rockland (opposite Home Depot)

Rte3 & 228
Rockland , MA
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. 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 41-mile loop includes Rockland, Hingham, Norwell, Scituate, and Cohasset with a coffee stop in Scituate Harbor. The 54-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 7:30. 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.

Notes: 

Welcome to the 2022  SSCL.  There are a few minor changes motivated by road conditions.  The changes are included in the CUE sheets.  The biggest change is that we get to Scituate Harbor via First Parish instead of Old Oaken Bucket

Please note we are starting at 8:30 in October

If the weather is iffy, please check in at 6 AM Sunday morning to see if the ride is on.  

 

Available to any leader: 
Yes
Rider Limit: 
60
Ride Closed: 
2022-05-22
 

Hanson Ride (every Sunday weather permiting) 9AM START

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
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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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 If you are out riding in bad weather, it means you are a badass. Period.

 

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. Arrive by 8:30. 9AM start. 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!

 

 

 

Notes: 

Please bring your bike ready to roll. The average speed is 14 -16 mph. It would be helpful to download the posted ride map on your GPS device before you arrive. 

 

Available to any leader: 
Yes
Ride Closed: 
2022-05-22
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Poppies and Rhymes II

Date: 
May 22, 2022
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Donelans

248 Great Rd
Acton , MA
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Take Rt. 2 West to Exit 42 and follow Rt. 27 North for 1.6 miles. Turn right onto Brook St for .3 miles. Parking lot will be on the left BEFORE Donelan's OR follow Rte. 2A West 2.2 miles from the Concord Prison rotary and turn left on Brook St immediately before Donelan's. The rear parking lot will be on your right, behind the grocery store. Do not park in front of the stores in the area reserved for customer parking.

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A lovely ride that hasn't been posted for awhile. From Acton, through Groton and Ayer to the Story Book Cottage in Shirley and (hopefully) field of poppies, and beyond. Both short and long rides go past the cottage. History [excerpted] from Shirley town website:  Storybook Cottage is the creation of Dave Holden. Dave purchased the property quite a few years back from his relatives and began the renovation. Dave befriended Tom Fleming, an exceptional artist, and commissioned him to create the storybook figures and signs on the building. Dave and Tom are no longer with us but what they left behind still brings lots of joy to many. Storybook is private property .

Notes: 

Due to the forecast for high temps in 90's, the start times have been moved up to 8 and 9:00 AM. In addition, a shorter 31 mile route has been posted that does not go to the Storybook Cottage, but otherwise uses the same pretty roads and hops on the Nashua River RT and Bruce Freeman RT to provide a more casual option for riding on a warm day.

Available to any leader: 
Yes
Rider Limit: 
60
Ride Closed: 
2022-05-22