Rides

Thursday, June 30, 2022

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Bike Thursday

Date: 
Jun 30, 2022
1 day remaining
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The Bike Thursday Ride this week (6/30/22) will start in Wellesley.   The route is about 23 miles, covering some hills throughout Wellesley, Medfield, Needham and Natick.   

The ride starts at 10:00 AM.  Registration is mandatory and will be limited to 36 participants including 3-4 leaders.  We will be following the CRW rules of the road.  Riders will be split into 3 groups depending on the number of riders and pace.  The overall pace of this ride will average between 10 - 12+ mph and the individual groups will stay together using Human Arrows.

Please check your calendar before signing up for the ride as you can not cancel through this site.   If you need to cancel email Barbara at bj.bikethursday [at] gmail.com.

 

 

 

Notes: 

Rain or heat advisory cancels - a notice will go out the night before or before 8 AM the day of the ride.

Registered riders will be sent the ride start and the route on Ride with GPS on Wednesday evening - June 29th.

Available to any leader: 
No
Rider Limit: 
31
Ride Closed: 
2022-06-30
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Concord intermediate gravel

Date: 
Jun 30, 2022
1 day remaining
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Revolution Hall

3 Maguire Rd
Lexington , MA
Directions: 

From I95 take RT 4 (Bedford St) west into Bedford. Turn left on Hartwell Ave. In 0.5 miles turn right onto Maquire Rd. Revolution Hall is 0.2 miles west on Maquire Rd.

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Join us for a fun and social intermediate gravel/mixed terrain ride. This ride is a bit more technical than the Battle Road ride and is mostly on fire roads with some technical roots, sand and rocks. There are also a few smooth single-track sections. According to Strava, the route is 65% unpaved. If you have gravel tires 32–35mm, and have ridden on the Estabrook portion of the Dirty Battle Road, you should be fine.

Start at Revolution Hall and ride on the road past Hanscom to the eastern entrance to Minuteman National Historic Park. Follow the Battle Road to the gravel Bedford Lane, up and over Route 2 to Sandy Pond, and then around (with a short incline) Pine Hill and into the Adams Woods, passing south of Walden Pond. There’s a short steep sandy descent back to Walden St, which we cross and go back into the woods around Goose Pond and under Route 2 via a spooky tunnel. After crossing Route 2, we see the Thoreau and Dr. Seuss memorials and head back to Rev Hall via the Reformatory Branch Trail.

With more gravel this ride will not be as quick as the Battle road ride, but with a 5:30 start we have plenty of time before dark. Finish at Revolution Hall, and treat yourself to a beer!

Notes: 

** Note: the route is being updated to exclude the short section through Walden Pond (which is off limits for bikes).  It will be a very minor change, but please check back for the update after 6/28.

*** 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. *** 

*** Bring bug spray – this is tick season, and we will be in the woods for the majority of the ride***

Rain cancels. Ride leader will make the call by noon on the day of the ride.

Available to any leader: 
No
Rider Limit: 
15
Ride Closed: 
2022-06-30
 
 

Thursday Night Fitness Rides and Paceline Clinic

Date: 
Apr 28, 2022
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Meriam's Corner Parking Lot

Lexington Road
Meriam's Corner Concord , MA
Directions: 

From Route 95 Take exit 46B (Old Exit 30B) for Route 2A West. Pass flashing yellow light at Hanscom Drive and continue to second flashing light at fork; stay right onto Lexington Road AKA Battlefield Road. There will be a  sign for parking for Meriam's Corner.

The Thursday Night Fitness Ride welcomes all riders who want to improve their skill and enjoyment of cycling. The long route is 28.7 miles for rolling hills through Concord, Acton, Chelmsford and Carlisle. The 26 mile route makes a slight detour into Kate's Corner and picks up the long route arrows on Proctor Road. There is an optional Alt 22 mile route for limited daylight and casual riding. Groups are divided into 6-8 riders each by average pace which ranges from 15 to 22+ mph. There will be a no-drop paceline to practice safe group riding skills for up to 6 riders. We ride around 13 - 15 mph and pick up the pace depending on the experience of the participants. Led Paceline rides are generally the first Thursday of each month. Cancellation due to poor weather is posted before 4 PM.
 

 

 
Available to any leader: 
No
Rider Limit: 
60
Ride Closed: 
2022-06-30