IMPORTANT

 

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

Register here: https://www.crw.org/memberrideregistration?rid=14465&date=2022-11-20

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.

 

This ride is largely a repeat of last Sunday's "Center of the Universe" gravel ride on hopefully a less rainy day.  A few intrepid riders rode in about 3 hours of cold rain.  And then it was just cold. This gives those that prefer to stay dry another chance at this ride. 

 

It still goes to Rutland, MA, which is the geographic center of Massachusetts, but it no longer goes to Center Tree.  I've also moved the ride starts and rerouted the section near Rutland.  Choices for this ride are 27 or 35 miles.

 

Start will be at the MCRT lot at 190 Manning Street in Jefferson, MA.

 

Highlights include- many sections of the Mass Central Rail Trail, the newly developed Quinapoxet Rail Trail, ruins of the Old Rutland Prison Camp, the Center Tree Bar and Grill lunch stop and many quiet unpaved and paved roads.  This ride is not very hilly by gravel ride standards, but it does have a high percent of gravel.  Expect to hold about 9-10mph if you are an average rider.  Note that at about mile 12 Ware road becomes unmaintained, and the next 0.70 miles are rough with a 0.25 mile steep rocky downhill.  It is certainly ride-able, but if you are not experienced with bumpy, slightly technical descents I recommend walking.  Or email me (lindaandwesbcd [at] gmail.com), and I can give you routes that avoid this section.  Otherwise, this ride is quite good for those that are new to gravel riding.

 

Rain cancels.  This time I mean it!

 

 
Date: Sunday Nov 20, 2022
 
Time: 
10:00 am for both rides
 
Ride Leader(s): 
 
Ride type: 
Gravel
 

Click HERE for descriptions of the ride types.

 

Routes and Cue Sheets from RWGPS

Miles Elevation Print Download
27 1,966 ft Cue sheet GPX
35 2,385 ft Cue sheet GPX

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