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

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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.


Take an easy ride, about 14 miles among bicycle-related historical sites with Larry Finison, author of the acclaimed book Boston's Cycling Craze, 1880-1900. Visit and learn where bicycles were built, where bicyclists by the hundreds hung out and picnicked by the Charles River, and about Waltham's former bicycle racetrack. We will ride in a group -- nobody will be left behind.

Date: Sunday Sep 9, 2018
2:00 PM for 12 miles, with stops at historic sites: about 3 hours
Ride Leader(s): 
John Allen (7818564058 phone or email)
Lorenz Finison

Click HERE for descriptions of the ride types.


Routes and Cue Sheets from RWGPS

Miles Elevation Print Download
14 504 ft Cue sheet GPX

Ride Start

Duck Feeding Area

Newton Boathouse Public Parking
Weston , MA

At the traffic light on Route 30 just west of Route 95/128, turn north onto River Road. The second right on River Road (after the Route 95 turn-off)  connects to Newton Boathouse Public Parking aka the Duck Feeding Area. Go under route 128 and turn right to enter the parking lot. 

Commuter Rail, or if driving from Waltham: From Brandeis-Roberts station, take South St southwest and turn left onto Norumbega Rd after about 0.3 mi. (just before the climb up an overpass). Newton Boathouse Public Parking is at the end of Norumbega Rd, about another 0.4 mi. Train schedule is here; Returning to the station by bicycle, it is most pleasant to bear right from South Street onto Charles River Road, then left onto Angleside Rd and right through parking lots to the station.


registered riders