Rides

Saturday, June 18, 2022

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Beat the Ferry—4th Edition

Date: 
Jun 18, 2022
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Alewife Station

135 Alewife Brook Parkway
Cambridge , MA
Directions: 

Alewife Station is reachable by car on Route 2, and there is ample paid parking; by car or bicycle on Alewife Brook Parkway; on paths from the west (Fitchburg Cutoff path), north (Minuteman Commuter Bikeway) and east (Linear Park). And Alewife Station is the terminus of the Red Line light rail, which takes bicycles except during peak hours in the peak direction. Ride groups meet in front of the parking garage on Steel Place.

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New route, trails, coastal views, bakeries, & a challenge: bicycle 253km in 13 hours or overall average of 20km/h, leaving small contingency. This edition is designed for the closest weekend to summer solstice.

 

We ran the trip three times before, all with different ideas & routes. Full report available at https://mcccxxv.wordpress.com/2018/06/30/beat-the-ferry

 

The route starts from Alewife T station on quite small roads out to Plymouth until we cross Cape Cod canal to Sandwich. Soon after we join Cape Cod Canal trail. We stop for good burrito lunch at Orleans Corner Store. Visit a few lighthouses before reaching the trail's northern terminus for bakery & coffee stop. Ride through the hills of Wellfleet & Truro before a sprint to the finish just in time for quick bite, beer, & ferry. We may even have time for a quick ocean dip.

 

We meet in front of Alewife T station, by the taxi stand promptly at 6:00. Arrive much earlier to park & get ready. Others can join along the way as we broadcast Live Tracking of our location on Slack.

 

We take the Bay State Cruises ferry at 19:30 arriving in Boston at 21:00. You must book your ferry & bicycle ticket in advance of starting on the ride.

 

Many options for bakeries & convenience stores along the way. These will be very quick stops, mostly for liquid & snacks: orange juice, protein shake, V8, chocolate milk, & energy bars.

 

Bail out options include:

  • Taxi, Uber, & Lyft
  • Hotels & motels
  • Start the ride earlier or take the later ferry at 20:00

 

Bring small handlebar bag to carry extra layers, gear, snacks, USB battery, lights, & hydration tablets.

 

This will be self-guided tour, even though we will try to stay together as a group. Bring GPS device, phone with navigation apps, or cue sheets for the routes you plan to ride. We will not provide them.

Available to any leader: 
No
Rider Limit: 
60
Ride Closed: 
2022-06-18
 
 
 
 
 
 

President's Ride & BBQ

Date: 
Jun 18, 2022
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Bedford Depot Park

120 South Rd
Bedford , MA
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Bedford DepotFrom the west, turn right from Route 4-225 onto South Road; from the east, turn left from Route 4-225 onto Loomis Street. Bedford Depot Park is at the end of the Minuteman Bikeway. 

 

CRW (Past) President Larry Kernan and Mary Kernan are thrilled to invite you to join them for one of their favorite cycling routes followed by a lunchtime BBQ at their home. 

 

This long ride (39 miles)) starts in Bedford with a climb up Page Road. We’ll wind through Lexington and into Lincoln with an even better climb up Bedford Road. The ride hits some of the prettiest back roads through Wayland and Sudbury with plenty of shade and new pavement.  The route includes two of Larry's favorite roads -- Pelham Island Road and Water Row. You can take a break at Verrill Farm at mile 28, but you’ll want to save your appetite. 

 

The short ride (31 miles) mercifully eliminates the early climb up Page Road and skips a swing around Pelham Island Road but still hits many of the best parts of the ride. 

 

There is a restroom available at the ride start, behind the Bedford Depot. Parking for the ride is either at the Bedford Depot or across the street, behind Bikeway Source (a great local bike shop!). The ride will start behind Bikeway Source.

 

We'll have several led groups. Check this page often as we recruit leaders and post the speeds for the groups.

- The 31 mile ride will have a no drop ride with a leader and sweep, average of 12 - 13 mph.

 

Join the BBQ after the ride

After the ride, we'll be moving to the home of Larry and Mary, about 2 miles away. You can either load your bike and drive over or feel free to ride. The BBQ will include hamburgers (with a veggie option) and all the fixings as well as dessert and some great beverages. We ask that those attending the BBQ be CRW members and fully vaccinated. Not yet a CRW member? Come on! It's $15 and you'll consume that in beer and burgers. Click here to join today!

Registration for the BBQ is required; please click here.

 

We hope you can join us!

 

 

 

 

Available to any leader: 
No
Rider Limit: 
100
Ride Closed: 
2022-06-18