Rides

Sunday, November 13, 2022

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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
Directions: 

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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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: 
No
Ride Closed: 
2022-11-13
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Uncle Sam’s Epic Ride - DEVO

Date: 
Nov 13, 2022
Ride Leader(s): 
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Ride is cancelled
Reason for cancellation: 
cancelling based on forecast for cold rain in the 40’s
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Minuteman Commuter Bikeway

Arlington-Lexington-Bedford , MA
Directions: 

Visit as many activities as you like in Arlington Center (Jefferson Cutter House), Lexington Center (Visitors Center lawn), Bedford (near the Bikeway Source), and all along the bikeway.

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Uncle Sam's ride from the statue near his birthplace in Arlington to his boyhood home in Mason NH.  We will traverse roads that Samuel Wilson likely took during his formative years before he became one of America's most recognizable figures.  We will start at the statue in Arlington with rest stops at the Union Coffee Roaster in Ayer, Mariano's in Pepperell, and Fern's Country Store in Carlisle.

Available to any leader: 
Yes
Rider Limit: 
60
Ride Closed: 
2022-11-13
 
 
 
 
 
 

"Center of the Universe" Ride: 11/12 update: Ride is on as scheduled!

Date: 
Nov 13, 2022
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11/12/2022 10:45 pm update:

Ride is on as scheduled!  Looks like it won't be the greatest day, but not a total washout either.  Looks like drizzle until 11 am, with conditions improving thereafter.

Wes

 

 

To some, Massachusetts is the center of the universe.  And Massachusetts has a geographic center- Rutland, MA or to be more specific, one particular tree on Center Tree road in Rutland.  This tree is a highlight, so this ride will take you to the center of the universe!  Other highlights include- the interesting ruins at the Old Rutland Prison Camp (not on the short ride), the Center Tree Bar and Grill for lunch (or numerous other options in Rutland), lots of scenic paved and gravel roads, and, of course, many pieces of the Massachusetts Central Rail Trail (MCRT).

 

This is a gravel ride.  There are 3 options- short (26 miles), medium (36 miles), or long (46 miles).  The long ride will start from the Mass Central Rail Trail- West Boylston lot on Thomas Street.  The short and medium rides will start from the Mass Central Rail Trail- Holden lot on Mill Street.  Your ride leader will get the long ride started and ride to the start point for the short/medium ride to get the 2nd group started.

 

This is a typical CRW ride- once the ride talk is given, you ride at your own pace.  You will need to download the ride you are doing to your phone, and are expected to be self-sufficient.  There is no sweep.  This said, we do encourage people to ride together in small groups.  The low/no traffic feature of gravel rides are very conducive to this.

 

The routes include a few technical sections.  Surprisingly, on the long route, the MCRT has 2 switchback sections of about 1/4 mile of almost 10% grade.  (C must be for Cog here, not Central!)  Further on, Ware road goes from a nice dirt road to an unmaintained road.  Compared to most, this one is in good shape, but it is somewhat rocky.  All told, there's about 1 mile that riders with no mountain bike skills may want to avoid or walk parts of.  I have routes that avoid these sections.  If you'd like to get these alternate routes, email me (Wes DeNering, lindaandwesbcd [at] gmail.com), and I will send you the links.

 

 

 

 

 

Available to any leader: 
No
Rider Limit: 
20
Ride Closed: 
2022-11-13
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Board Meeting

Date: 
Nov 13, 2022
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November Board Meeting. Members may attend as observers but please contact Ed Cheng at edward_cheng_89 [at] yahoo.com and let him know if you plan to attend. Meeting will be hosted by Ed.

Agenda TBD

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Available to any leader: 
No
Rider Limit: 
60
Ride Closed: 
2022-11-13