Rides

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

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Speedy Croissant Women's Ride

Date: 
Sep 14, 2022
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Minuteman Bikeway Trailhead (Arlington/Cambridge)

Alewife Station Access Rd and Steel Place
Cambridge , MA
Directions: 

To reach the Cambridge Minuteman trailhead by subway, take the MBTA Red Line to the Alewife Station. Bicycles are allowed on weekends and during off-peak hours on weekdays; see mbta.com for details.

To reach the Cambridge Minuteman trailhead by car from I-95, take Exit 29A to MA 2 toward Boston. Go 5.9 miles and take the Alewife Station exit. The Alewife Station Access Road becomes Steel Place. Go 0.4 mile and turn left into the parking garage (fee charged).

The Minuteman Bikeway starts on the north side of the Alewife building, at the intersection of Steel Pl and Alewife Station Access Rd. This is the intersection of three bike paths: Fitchburg Cutoff, Alewife Linear, and Minuteman.

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RAIN DATE FOR TUES 9/13 RIDE. PLEASE RE-REGISTER! A variation on the Praline Croissant ride, but faster and longer. With less bike path, no Horn Pond dog dodging, and an additional loop around Mystic Lakes, this ride is for women looking for a quicker pace (15+ mph) and paceline work. The ride is show-and-go and will not necessarily regroup if riders are dropped.

Available to any leader: 
No
Rider Limit: 
60
Ride Closed: 
2022-09-14
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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: 
2022-09-14
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Wednesday Dirty Narrow Gauge

Date: 
Sep 14, 2022
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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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Different route, but still the Wednesday Gravel Social ride. Route is a gravel/mixed terrain ride with about 50% off road on double track and wide gravel trails. Some of it may be rough, sandy, & muddy, but if you've done gravel rides before and have tires 32+ mm, you should be ok. ** Both Estabrook and Great Brook have sections that are NOT appropriate for slick / skinny tires ** We will try to keep as a group, but anyone familiar with the trail can break off to go faster. Just let the ride leaders know before you disappear. 

Start: Rev Hall

 

Route : We are trying something new this week. we will head north to the narrow gauge trail then cut across to Great Brook Farm. We will do a loop in the park, staying on wider trails (some sand, some gravel, and some roots, but nothing too technical). We will then head south through Carlisle to Estabrook woods and do the Estabrook trail downhill. That is the second slightly technical section, take it at your own pace. We will do a short section through the Minuteman National Park at Old North Bridge, then get on Reformatory Branch and the Minute Man Bikeway. Finish at Revolution Hall, and treat yourself to a beer! 

 

Notes: 

*** Bring proper navigation tools: GPS device, phone app, or cue sheet (note that those don't work well for some wood sections). 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 and mosquito season, and we will be in the woods.

*** Clear / light shade glasses recommended: Late in the day and in the woods sunglasses may restrict visibility

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

 
Available to any leader: 
Yes
Rider Limit: 
14
Ride Closed: 
2022-09-14