Take Rt. 2 West to Exit 42 and follow Rt. 27 North for 1.6 miles. Turn right onto Brook St for .3 miles. Parking lot will be on the left BEFORE Donelan's OR follow Rte. 2A West 2.2 miles from the Concord Prison rotary and turn left on Brook St immediately before Donelan's. The rear parking lot will be on your right, behind the grocery store. Do not park in front of the stores in the area reserved for customer parking.
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
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.
A lovely ride that hasn't been posted for awhile. From Acton, through Groton and Ayer to the Story Book Cottage in Shirley and (hopefully) field of poppies, and beyond. Both short and long rides go past the cottage. History [excerpted] from Shirley town website: Storybook Cottage is the creation of Dave Holden. Dave purchased the property quite a few years back from his relatives and began the renovation. Dave befriended Tom Fleming, an exceptional artist, and commissioned him to create the storybook figures and signs on the building. Dave and Tom are no longer with us but what they left behind still brings lots of joy to many. Storybook is private property .
Due to the forecast for high temps in 90's, the start times have been moved up to 8 and 9:00 AM. In addition, a shorter 31 mile route has been posted that does not go to the Storybook Cottage, but otherwise uses the same pretty roads and hops on the Nashua River RT and Bruce Freeman RT to provide a more casual option for riding on a warm day.
Click HERE for descriptions of the ride types.