Rt. 128/95 to Exit 29, Rt. 2 West. Go 4.6 mi., look for the Rt. 126 sign, and turn right at that intersection onto Walden Street. Bear right at the fork. At 1.2 mi. in Concord Center make a left onto Main St. and a right into the town parking lot. The Visitor Center is at the south end of the parking lot. By commuter rail and bicycle: From the Concord station, head north on Sudbury Road, which merges into Main Street, then take the first left onto Keyes Rd -- about 1 mi. Train schedule is here: https://mbta.com/schedules/CR-Fitchburg/timetable
Ride is cancelledDepite the reprieve from the rain now, it's forecast to resume during the ride. I'll schedule a shorter, work schedule friendlier version for later in the week.
CRW Rides are open to members and limited guests. Guests may only attend two rides during the calendar year.
All riders (both Members and Guests) must REGISTER
Guests register here: https://www.crw.org/node/9798?rid=9984&date=2021-06-14
Members register here: https://www.crw.org/node/9797?rid=9984&date=2021-06-14
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.
Monday JUNE 14, 2021 STARTING AT 5:00 PM. The longest days of the year are now. Let's use the extra hours to explore the local gravel roads. 21 miles of road and, mostly, gravel starting at the Keyes St parking lot in Concord. We'll take in Mattison Field, Wright Woods, Sandy Pond, the Minuteman Trail, the Reformatory Trail, and Estabrook rd. Bring your gravel or mountain bike and a pump. The dirt roads can be rough and you may want lower tire pressure than what you'd use on the road. Makes a big difference when negotiating the inevitable roots and rocks. Figure about 3+ hours. Long days notwithstanding, bring a light. If the weather forecast deteriorates I may cancel. Stay tuned and check the gravel Slack channel.
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