Sunday - October 7, 2018

 

 

EVENT HELD RAIN OR SHINE

Join the Charles River Wheelers on rural roads through cranberry country in southeastern Massachusetts. This is your chance to ride on roads that are not common for CRW and take in terrain so gorgeous that you might wonder how you have missed it.  

Please note these two independent steps

HELMETS REQUIRED ON CRW RIDES

 

Routes

Join us for one of four beautiful routes of 52, 66, 84 and 101 miles on generally flat rural roads.  All routes are arrowed with CRW precision, have Ride with GPS navigation, and cue sheets.

The arrow for the Cranberry Harvest Century rides looks like this:   

Riders who would like to join a group, are invited to join Andy Brand, who is leading a slow ride on the 66 mile route beginning at 8 AM.

Time

Check-in from 7:30-9:00AM for all rides. Riders start after checking-in.
Riders doing the 84 and 101 mile routes are encouraged to depart between 7:30 AM and 8:00 AM.
Riders doing the 52 and 66 mile routes are encouraged to wait until after 8:00 AM to begin. If you leave too early, you may arrive at a rest stop before it is open.

Support

CRW will provide

  • Water, food, and relief stops on all routes.
  • Technical and mechanical support at the start and along the way. 
  • After-ride food and drinks for all returning riders.

 

Food / Water Stops

Food at these stops is included in your entrance fee and typically includes bagels, peanut butter, bananas, other fruit, cookies, granola bars, etc, plus water or other beverages.

Rest Stop 52 Mile Route 66 Mile Route 84 Mile Route 101 Mile Route Open Hours
Myles Standish State Forest     Mile 28 Mile 28 9 AM to 11:30 AM
Adrian's, Rochester*   Mile 26 Mile 47 Mile 47 9 AM to 1:00 PM
Mattapoisett Wharf Mile 23 Mile 36 Mile 57 Mile 73 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM
After- Ride Refreshments Finish Finish Finish Finish Noon to 5:00 PM

*Adrian's in Rochester is a limited Rest Stop.  There will be Porta-johns and water and granola bars.  Adrian's is a convenience store with additional food / beverages.

All of the rest stops have bathrooms or porta-johns - PLEASE USE THEM!

​Ride with GPS event and features

  • For more information on the routes and to access premium features such as turn-by-turn instructions on your phone, go to the Ride with GPS Cranberry Harvest Century event page here.
    • To enable premium features, click the RSVP button on the event page, or click here.
  • PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS NOT AN ALTERNATIVE TO REGISTRATION BELOW.

 

Registration

The ride will be limited to 500 riders, and you must register to participate. You will NOT be able to register and pay at the start.

  • CRW members - $20 (members must login to the site to register at this price)
  • Nonmembers   - $35 (CRW membership costs just $15)

Register early to be certain you have a place in the ride.

Registration fee is non-refundable.

Registration will be CLOSED Friday, October 5th at 11:59 PM. or when we reach our limit of 500 riders.
 
Questions about registration, contact Jack Donohue
Questions about the ride, contact Century coordinator Larry Kernan

 

Ride Start

John T. Nichols Middle School

112 Tiger Dr
Middleborough , MA
Directions: 

From I-93/MA-128, take MA-24 south to I-495 South. Take exit 4 with a left off the ramp onto MA-105 North. Take a right on MA-28/East Grove Street at the light. In 1.1 miles, turn left onto Wood Street. At Wareham Street (crossed at odd angle), you will pick up the CRW signs. In 0.7 mile on Wood St, turn left onto Tiger Drive, a long access road, which you follow to the middle school. With no delays, the trip takes about 50 minutes to drive from the intersection of 128/95 and the Mass Pike. The school is about 3.5 mi. from the Middleboruogh/Lakeville commuter rail stop. Timetable is here: https://mbta.com/schedules/CR-Middleborough/timetable .

Volunteer

CRW is an all volunteer club, and we need help running this event. You can volunteer for some tasks and still ride the full century (and for free!). Or you may have a friend or significant other who isn't riding and would like to have fun and help riders like you have a great day. If so, have them contact Century Committee for more information.