Rides

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

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Wednesday Wheelers

Date: 
Jun 2, 2021
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A group that enjoys exploring a variety of scenic routes, mostly in the western suburbs but also to the north or south. Occasionally we do an urban exploration. We always include a lunch stop, either during or at the end of the ride. In the winter we may substitute other activities, such as cross-country skiing. We stay together, following the leader for the day, while being careful not to drop anyone. On a rural ride of average hilliness, the pace is 15 to 17 mph on the flats, but slows considerably on the hills, so we wind up with a rolling average of about 13 mph. In fairness to the group, we require that prospective riders be capable of maintaining this pace. Distances are typically between 30 and 40 miles.

Non-members of CRW are welcome to ride with us and experience what the Wednesday Wheelers offer. If you like our rides however, and wish to continue to ride with us, we expect you to become a CRW member.

If interested, contact the helengreitzer [at] hotmail.com (subject: Interested%20in%20Wednesday%20Wheelers, body: Please%20indicate%20your%20interest%20and%20current%20riding%20style%20and%20pace.) (Wednesday Wheeler coordinator.)

Notes: 

The ride coordinator sends ride announcements and ride reports by weekly e-mail. For more information, including the next ride start location, e-mail Helen.
Different leader each week. To become a leader contact Helen.

Available to any leader: 
No
Ride Closed: 
2022-08-24
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

DIRTY BATTLE ROAD (Estabrook loop)

Date: 
Aug 24, 2022
15 days remaining
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Revolution Hall

3 Maguire Rd
Lexington , MA
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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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UPDATED ROUTE! ***Includes Estabrook which is a bit more technical than our standard route.*** Join us for a fun and social gravel/mixed terrain ride! This ride is mostly on wide gravel roads & rail trail. Some of it may be rough, sandy, & muddy. According to Strava, the route is 58% unpaved. Tires 32–35mm should be sufficient. ***Estabrook section is NOT appropriate for bikes with slick or skinny tires.*** If you are familiar with the route you can show-and-go at your own pace; if you are new, we will have a no-drop group.

A journey through Revolutionary War history. Start at Revolution Hall and ride via Meagherville trail and residential streets to the eastern entrance to Minuteman National Historic Park. Follow the Battle Road past several historic buildings, soldier graves, Paul Revere capture site, all the way to the other side of the park at Meriam's Corner. Continue over trails through Concord farmland and open space. Ride on the road into historic Concord Center, past the Old North Bridge, and into the Estabrook reserve. Come back to Concord Center via Hugh Cargill (dirt road) and Lowell Rd. Loop back on historic rail beds that connected Lexington-Bedford-Concord: Reformatory Branch & Minute Man Bikeway. Finish at Revolution Hall, and treat yourself to a beer! 

*** 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. ***

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

Available to any leader: 
Yes
Rider Limit: 
60
Ride Closed: 
2022-08-24
 
 
 
 

Wednesday Ice Cream Ride

Date: 
May 25, 2022
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The Charles River Wheelers continues to offer its historic Wednesday Ice Cream ride starting at 6 p.m. in Weston at the Weston United Methodist Church with parking in the rear of the church.  The ice cream establishment, Dairy Joy on Route 117 is .3 miles or a 5 minute walk from the church.  The church, through its love for the community and gracious hospitality, is offering its restrooms from 5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on the evenings of this ride.  The ride is NOT arrowed, but cue sheets for each route will be available at the ride.  There are GPS files for each route available on this announcement.  If you are new to cycling, then this is a great ride to test your navigation skills with a GPS navigation file or using a cue sheet.  While there are no guarantees, there may be a friendly ride leader to guide you on the appropriate route.

Notes: 

NOTE: The paving work for Oxbow Road is complete.  Starting on Wednesday, July 13, 2022 the long route will the 24 mile GPS file posted below and as originally posted at the beginning of this season.  Your 23 mile GPS file can be deleted.

Available to any leader: 
No
Rider Limit: 
60
Ride Closed: 
2022-08-24