Sunday - October 7, 2018

 

 

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT.  THERE IS NO DAY OF EVENT REGISTRATION.  PLEASE COME BACK NEXT YEAR.

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, 63, 85 and 100 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:   

If you would like to ride with a group, we will have several groups of three routes led by CRW Ride Leaders. 

GROUP RIDES

Distance Speed Departure Time Leader
100 miles 14 - 15 mph 7:40 AM Walter Frank
63 miles 14 mph 8:00 AM Andy Brand
52 miles 13 - 14 mph 8:30 AM Gardner Gray, Jr.

 

Time

Check-in from 7:30-9:00AM for all rides. Riders start after checking-in.
Riders doing the 85 and 100 mile routes are encouraged to depart between 7:30 AM and 8:00 AM.
Riders doing the 52 and 63 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.
  • 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 63 Mile Route 85 Mile Route 100 Mile Route Open Hours
Myles Standish State Forest     Mile 28 Mile 28 9 AM to 11:30 AM
East Over Reservation Mile 15 Mile 26 Mile 49 Mile 49 9 AM to 1:00 PM
Mattapoisett Wharf Mile 23 Mile 34 Mile 57 Mile 73 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM
After- Ride Refreshments Finish Finish Finish Finish Noon to 5:00 PM

All of the rest stops as well as the start and finish have bathrooms or porta-johns - PLEASE USE THEM!

Registration

The ride will be limited to 750 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 750 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 Middleborough/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.

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