The location is near the southwest corner of Commonwealth Avenue and Massachusetts Avenue. The most convenient public transportation options are the commuter rail stop at Back Bay station and the MBTA Orange Line Massachusetts stop. System map and link to schedules is here; https://mbta.com/schedules/commuter-rail
Back Bay Derby
This rolling 32 mile route is great for city riders who want to get out of town in the evening for a good workout in the near west suburbs. We'll ride as a group until we reach our second pick up point at the Chestnut Hill Reservoir (at the corner of Beacon Street and Chestnut Hill Ave at approximately 5:15 p.m.) then proceed at a conversational no drop pace until the turn around/half way point.
With the off-season upon us rather than race from the mid point on, the group will ride tempo (19-21 mph) for the remainder of the route. Also it is strongly encouraged that all riders have a cue sheet or GPS guidance for the route. Riders who prefer a more leisurely ride are welcome to join us and should be sure to have either a GPS, RwGPS or cue sheet for navigation. We'll have a quick meet up just prior to the pace change point where groups and ride details can be established.
Riders MUST have front and rear lights with the early on-set of sundown.
Ride may be cancelled due to bad weather. Please check with ride leader.