This is the terminus of all south side commuter rail lines and is on the MBTA Red line. Amtrak trains and intercity buses also stop here. MBTA system map is here: https://mbta.com/schedules/commuter-rail
This is not a CRW Group Ride. It is a route suggestion for members who are free to use it on any day or time of their choosing. CRW will resume group rides when the COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.
Final Update: 11 October 2019 15:03
Update 8 October 2019
Check back here on Friday 11 October after 18:00 for final trip update.
This will be an excellent opportunity to test rain gear. Weather forecast shows high probability of rain & wind. Ride is on rain or shine. Note route change to start from Plymouth. High waves may cancel ferry service. Join WhatsApp group to discuss trip further: https://chat.whatsapp.com/Bg4N53PLBIdG6kKCBrPT6Q
A twist on Cape in a Day with a new route, trails, coastal views, bakeries, & a challenge: bicycle 170km in 9 hours or overall average of 19km/h. This fall edition is designed for shorter days, compared with similar challenge last year.
The route starts on quite small roads out of Middleborough until we reach Buzzards Bay for rest stop before join the Cape Cod Canal trail. We navigate through Sandwich & Barnstable to pick up Cape Cod trail in Yarmouth. We stop for good burrito lunch at Orleans Corner Store. Stay on the trail to northern terminus. Ride through the hills of Wellfleet & Truro before a sprint to the finish just in time for quick bite, beer, & ferry. We may even have time for a quick ocean dip.
We meet in Boston South station to board MBTA train at 8:40 to Middleborough arriving at 9:38. We eat breakfast on the train, get bicycles ready, & roll out as soon as we arrive. We take the Bay State Cruises ferry at 19:30 arriving in Boston at 21:00. You must book your ferry & bicycle ticket in advance of starting on the ride.
Many options for bakeries & convenience stores along the way. These will be very quick stops, mostly for liquid & snacks: orange juice, protein shake, V8, chocolate milk, & energy bars.
Bail out points include:
- Taxi, Uber, & Lyft
- Hotels & motels
Bring small handlebar bag to carry extra clothes, gear, snacks, USB battery, lights, & hydration tablets.
This will be self-guided tour, even though we will try to stay together as a group. Bring GPS device, phone with navigation apps, or cue sheets for the routes you plan to ride. We will not provide them.
As required by our insurance carrier, non-members may participate in one CRW ride per calendar year and must fill out our release form before the ride. You will not need to fill out the printed form at the ride.