Ride is cancelled

Forecast for rain and heavy downpours cancels this ride.

We'll ride through areas we don't usually go through and discover new views in Groton, Shirley, Lunenburg, Townsend and West Groton. All rides will pass by the Storybook Cottage in Shirley. The short ride has a moderate climb from W. Groton to the end. The medium and long rides have one big hill climb with views with a stop for food/water/rest in West Townsend. The long riders will have a couple more hills to contend with and briefly cross over the border into NH for another view. We'll rendezvous after the ride for lunch at either the Salt & Light Cafe or Filho's Cucina on Main Street in Groton.


Note: You can park behind Groton Town Hall if there's not enough parking at the Rail Trail area. THERE ARE NO FACILITIES AT THIS START LOCATION - please plan ahead so we can start on time!


As required by our insurance carrier,  non-members may participate in one CRW ride per calendar year and must fill out our release form before the ride.  You will not need to fill out the printed form at the ride.

If you would like to join CRW, go to our membership form.

For more information, click here.

Saturday - April 20, 2019
10 AM for all rides
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Cue sheet

Routes and Cue Sheets from RWGPS

Miles Elevation Print Download
21 932 ft Cue sheet GPX
33 1,716 ft Cue sheet GPX
40 2,020 ft Cue sheet GPX

Ride Start

Nashua River Rail Trail

0 Station Avenue
Groton , MA

From I-495, take exit 31 to Rt 119 West and continue for about 7.0 miles to Groton center. Turn left onto Station Avenue before Groton Town Hall, drive to the end and park alongside the Rail Trail. Or take the Fitchburg commuter rail line to the Ayer station, then the trail: schedule is here: https://mbta.com/schedules/CR-Fitchburg/timetable