Take Marrett Road (Rte. 2A) east from Waltham Street or west from Massachusetts Avenue in Lexington. Turn south onto Follen Road (right turn about 1 mile east of Waltham Street, left turn about 0.3 mile west of Massachusetts Avenue) and take the first right onto Paddock Lane.
This is not a CRW Group Ride. It is a route suggestion for members who are free to use it on any day or time of their choosing. CRW will resume group rides when the COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.
Tim Oey, former CRW VP of Rides and known to many Boston-area cyclists, now lives in Silicon Valley and has just bicycled from his home near San Francisco to Boston to encourage people to Save Our Seas. Join him on Memorial Day for the final leg of the trip, from Lexington to the Aquarium in Boston for lunch and then back to Lexington and learn how you can protect our oceans and our kids. The route is mostly on bike paths with some city and suburban streets. A RidewithGPS page will be in place before Wheelpeople publishes. The starting location is Paddock Lane in Lexington. Park along the street and meet at 11 Paddock Lane.
Lexington will be holding a Memorial Day parade on the day of the ride. Choose a route to the ride start which avoids Lexington Center.
Comments after checking out the route the day before the ride:
Tim Oey: I rode the route today from Lexington to the the Aquarium. Unfortunately I won't have time to ride the return route from the Aquarium to Lexington.
John Allen: I know the return route and will be able to describe any issues to riders. I made a couple of minor changes in the RidewithGPS map. We will be stopping at a few points to discuss the next couple of turns of the route.
Tim Oey again: It was easy and fast to get to the Aquarium. One section of [the Minuteman] trail said it was closed but the only issue today was the barriers themselves which were easily bypassed. The trail itself in the "closed" section was in fine shape (very smooth and freshly paved) and many cyclists were going around the barriers. Since we are doing this on a holiday tomorrow, there should be no construction going on that day so I recommend ignoring the trail closed signs at this location.
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.