Route 2 to Rt 126 (Walden Street) to Concord Center, right on Main Street, left around monument and right onto Monument Street. The North Bridge Parking Area is 1/2 mile ahead on the right. The ride start is about 1 1/2 miles from the Concord commuter rail station on the Fitchburg line. Go north on Sudbury street, bear right on Main street, and from there, follow driving directions. Train schedules are here: https://mbta.com/schedules/CR-Fitchburg/timetable
CRW Rides are open to members and limited guests. Guests may only attend two rides during the calendar year.
All riders (both Members and Guests) must REGISTER
Guests register here: https://www.crw.org/node/9798?rid=10452&date=
Members register here: https://www.crw.org/node/9797?rid=10452&date=
If a rider has not pre-registered, that rider must do so online at the start of the ride.
The online registration will include a liability waiver that all riders will need to review and accept.
The online registration will also require all riders to review CRW’s Safety and COVID Guidelines and to agree to follow those guidelines on the ride.
Temps not reaching 40 and a brisk westerly wind. This ride runs North and South (mostly) to avoid the headwinds (when possible) and seeks the more sheltered roads (in theory) to minimize the wind chill (maybe). Most importantly, it has the key attributes of a winter ride - it's short with enough hills for your metabolic heat generation to exceed your convective heat loss. Show the gods of thermo who's in charge!
Meet at the North Bridge parking lot in Concord at 11:00 AM to give the sun a chance to warm things up and, more importantly, melt any potential black ice.
I ride at a sluggish pace but will try to group riders by pace if enough show up.
We'll stop at Ferns in Carlisle Center for thawing out and a hot drink.
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