Final Update: 11 October 2019 15:03

The ride is confirmed to start in South Station at 8:30 on train to Plymouth. We follow US Bicycle Route 1 to Cape Cod Canal then East Coast Greenway to New Bedford, Fall River, East Bay trail, & finish in Providence. Multiple options to return on train in evening at 19:04 or 20:20, depending on Taqueria dinner. Plenty of warming stops along the way for tea, coffee, & soup.
 
Purchase weekend pass for $10.00 to cover both train trips Boston–Plymouth & Providence–Boston. Join WhatsApp group to discuss trip further: https://chat.whatsapp.com/Bg4N53PLBIdG6kKCBrPT6Q
 
Ferry service cancelled for today Friday & tomorrow Saturday. They are running buses instead, taking longer time to reach Boston, & has limited space for bicycles in luggage compartment. We will beat the ferry another time.
 

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

Original Post

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.

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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.

If you would like to join CRW, go to our membership form.

For more information, click here.

 
 
Date: 
Saturday - October 12, 2019
 
Time: 
8:40 MBTA train to Middleborough
 
Ride Leader(s): 
 
Ride type: 
GPS
Show and Go
 

Routes and Cue Sheets from RWGPS

Miles Elevation Print Download
98 3,458 ft Cue sheet GPX
 

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