From the west, turn right from Route 4-225 onto South Road; from the east, turn left from Route 4-225 onto Loomis Street. Bedford Depot Park is at the end of the Minuteman Bikeway.
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.
CRW (Past) President Larry Kernan and Mary Kernan are thrilled to invite you to join them for one of their favorite cycling routes followed by a lunchtime BBQ at their home.
This long ride (39 miles)) starts in Bedford with a climb up Page Road. We’ll wind through Lexington and into Lincoln with an even better climb up Bedford Road. The ride hits some of the prettiest back roads through Wayland and Sudbury with plenty of shade and new pavement. The route includes two of Larry's favorite roads -- Pelham Island Road and Water Row. You can take a break at Verrill Farm at mile 28, but you’ll want to save your appetite.
The short ride (31 miles) mercifully eliminates the early climb up Page Road and skips a swing around Pelham Island Road but still hits many of the best parts of the ride.
There is a restroom available at the ride start, behind the Bedford Depot. Parking for the ride is either at the Bedford Depot or across the street, behind Bikeway Source (a great local bike shop!). The ride will start behind Bikeway Source.
We'll have several led groups. Check this page often as we recruit leaders and post the speeds for the groups.
- The 31 mile ride will have a no drop ride with a leader and sweep, average of 12 - 13 mph.
Join the BBQ after the ride
After the ride, we'll be moving to the home of Larry and Mary, about 2 miles away. You can either load your bike and drive over or feel free to ride. The BBQ will include hamburgers (with a veggie option) and all the fixings as well as dessert and some great beverages. We ask that those attending the BBQ be CRW members and fully vaccinated. Not yet a CRW member? Come on! It's $15 and you'll consume that in beer and burgers. Click here to join today!
Registration for the BBQ is required; please click here.
We hope you can join us!
Click HERE for descriptions of the ride types.