CRW Rides are open to members and limited guests. Guests may only attend two rides before joining.
All riders (both Members and Guests) must REGISTER

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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.


Come enjoy a 19 mile mostly bike path tour along the Charles from Alewife to Charlestown and back. A highlight will be the new-ish bike bridge from Charlestown to Cambridge. There are some surface roads in West Cambridge to access the Charles. Be aware this is an urban ride and though we are mostly on bike paths, there are many crossings and expect heavy vehicle, bike, and pedestrian traffic. Following the rules of the road is a must for safety. Due to traffic, we will plan on an overall speed of approx. 12 mph overall speed with no formal rest stops. To keep the group well guided and sort of together through the many turns and crossings, we will ask riders to participate in the "human arrow" method (more detail at the pre-ride brief. Helmets required, bright, highly visible clothing and blinky lights are hightly recommended. Please register on the AMC system, but beyond that the ride is show and go and registrants will be accepted by the leaders without any follow-up or screening. Please download the ride from the RWGPS link to your smartphone, gps device, or print a cue sheet (plus we will have the human arrows!). Feel free to contact the leader for any questions. Meet at 5:30 pm sharp, ready to ride at the start of the Minuteman Bikeway across the street from the Alewife MBTA Station Parking Lot. Ride must start on time due to approaching sunset. For those interested after the ride, we will be having something to eat at nearby Jasper White's Summer Shack. There isn't any outdoor seating, but it's very large and open inside.

Date: Thursday Aug 12, 2021
5:30 pm for 19 miles
Ride Leader(s): 
Ride type: 
Led Ride

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Routes and Cue Sheets from RWGPS

Miles Elevation Print Download
19 269 ft Cue sheet GPX

Ride Start

Alewife Station

135 Alewife Brook Parkway
Cambridge , MA

Alewife Station is reachable by car on Route 2, and there is ample paid parking; by car or bicycle on Alewife Brook Parkway; on paths from the west (Fitchburg Cutoff path), north (Minuteman Commuter Bikeway) and east (Linear Park). And Alewife Station is the terminus of the Red Line light rail, which takes bicycles except during peak hours in the peak direction. Ride groups meet in front of the parking garage on Steel Place.


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