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.


Modified version of the former West Podunk route on back roads in and around Shirley, MA, voted America's Most Historic Small Town by (really!). Short ride includes Groton, Sterling, Lancaster, and Bolton. Long ride adds nice loop in Townsend and Lunenberg. Both routes now have lunch stop at Kimball's Farm in Lancaster and avoid busy retail area in Leominster. Limited food and drink opportunities, so BYO.


Starting point of this ride has a newly constructed parking garage, which has 7' height clearance. Only a few spaces are available outside the garage for vehicles with roof racks. Other CRW riders should park on the UPPER LEVEL of the garage. Be sure to download the 2020 version of the GPS routes and cue sheets (linked below), as the 2019 version had an alternate starting location due to construction of the parking garage.

Date: Saturday May 2, 2020
9:30 for 53 miles
10:00 for 34 miles
Ride type: 
Show and Go

Click HERE for descriptions of the ride types.


Routes and Cue Sheets from RWGPS

Miles Elevation Print Download
34 1,639 ft Cue sheet GPX
53 2,622 ft Cue sheet GPX

Ride Start

Nashua River Rail Trail Parking Garage, Ayer

8 Groton St
Ayer , MA

Rt. 2 West, 4 miles beyond Rt. 495, take exit 38B for Rt. 110 East/111 North. Go 2 miles to rotary and follow Rt. 111 North/2A West toward Ayer. Stay on Rt. 111/2A turning right in downtown Ayer, then turn right on Groton St. just after NAPA auto parts store. Parking garage is immediately on the right, across from the bike path. Or take the Fitchburg commuter rail line to the Ayer station: schedule is here:


registered riders