Century

Winter Century Challenge March

Date: 
Mar 5, 2022
94 days remaining
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Horn Pond Parking Lot

93 Lake Avenue
Woburn , MA
Directions: 

From 128 take Rt. 3 SOUTH, Exit 33A (Cycle Loft exit). Head east for approximately 3 miles. Just after Whole Foods, turn Left onto Pond St. (This turns into Lake Ave.). The parking lot is approximately ½ mile on the left at the pond. It is located directly across the street from University Apartments, 48 Lake Avenue, Woburn MA. There are two commuter rail stops in Winchester located approximately 1½ mile from the ride start. Schedule is here: https://mbta.com/schedules/CR-Lowell/timetable

CRW’s Winter Century Challenge is to ride one century per month in December, January, February, and March.

You pick the day. You pick the distance.
The imperial century is 100 miles.
The metric century is 100 kilometers.
The “Li Century” is 100 lis (a Li is an ancient Chinese unit, equal to ½ km).

Phillip is posting one imperial century in each month and invites others to join him on that day. However, winter is unpredictable--the roads may be unsafe, the children may be home for the holidays, the skiing in Vermont may be irresistible--so think of these century rides as placeholders. The date and route may change.

Notes: 

Date: Saturday 3/5/22
Time: 7:00 AM (get there at 6:45 so we can roll at 7)
Start: Horn Pond Parking Lot, 93 Lake Avenue, Woburn , MA
Route: Triple H Century https://ridewithgps.com/routes/37927529

Disclaimer: Phillip is planning to ride this route on this date but...Winter plans are fluid. If the roads aren’t safe, Phillip will ride a different day. If family commitments (holiday or skiing) change, Phillip will ride a different day.

Available to any leader: 
No
Rider Limit: 
4
Ride Closed: 

Winter Century Challenge February

Date: 
Feb 5, 2022
66 days remaining
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Horn Pond Parking Lot

93 Lake Avenue
Woburn , MA
Directions: 

From 128 take Rt. 3 SOUTH, Exit 33A (Cycle Loft exit). Head east for approximately 3 miles. Just after Whole Foods, turn Left onto Pond St. (This turns into Lake Ave.). The parking lot is approximately ½ mile on the left at the pond. It is located directly across the street from University Apartments, 48 Lake Avenue, Woburn MA. There are two commuter rail stops in Winchester located approximately 1½ mile from the ride start. Schedule is here: https://mbta.com/schedules/CR-Lowell/timetable

CRW’s Winter Century Challenge is to ride one century per month in December, January, February, and March.

You pick the day. You pick the distance.
The imperial century is 100 miles.
The metric century is 100 kilometers.
The “Li Century” is 100 lis (a Li is an ancient Chinese unit, equal to ½ km).

Phillip is posting one imperial century in each month and invites others to join him on that day. However, winter is unpredictable--the roads may be unsafe, the children may be home for the holidays, the skiing in Vermont may be irresistible--so think of these century rides as placeholders. The date and route may change.

Notes: 

Date: Saturday 2/5/22
Time: 7:00 AM (get there at 6:45 so we can roll at 7)
Start: Horn Pond Parking Lot, 93 Lake Avenue, Woburn , MA
Route: Hollis Century https://ridewithgps.com/routes/37920207

Disclaimer: Phillip is planning to ride this route on this date but...Winter plans are fluid. If the roads aren’t safe, Phillip will ride a different day. If family commitments (holiday or skiing) change, Phillip will ride a different day.

Available to any leader: 
No
Rider Limit: 
4
Ride Closed: 

Winter Century Challenge January

Date: 
Jan 1, 2022
31 days remaining
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Horn Pond Parking Lot

93 Lake Avenue
Woburn , MA
Directions: 

From 128 take Rt. 3 SOUTH, Exit 33A (Cycle Loft exit). Head east for approximately 3 miles. Just after Whole Foods, turn Left onto Pond St. (This turns into Lake Ave.). The parking lot is approximately ½ mile on the left at the pond. It is located directly across the street from University Apartments, 48 Lake Avenue, Woburn MA. There are two commuter rail stops in Winchester located approximately 1½ mile from the ride start. Schedule is here: https://mbta.com/schedules/CR-Lowell/timetable

CRW’s Winter Century Challenge is to ride one century per month in December, January, February, and March.

You pick the day. You pick the distance.
The imperial century is 100 miles.
The metric century is 100 kilometers.
The “Li Century” is 100 lis (a Li is an ancient Chinese unit, equal to ½ km).

Phillip is posting one imperial century in each month and invites others to join him on that day. However, winter is unpredictable--the roads may be unsafe, the children may be home for the holidays, the skiing in Vermont may be irresistible--so think of these century rides as placeholders. The date and route may change.

Notes: 

Date: Saturday 1/1/22
Time: 7:00 AM (get there at 6:45 so we can roll at 7)
Start: Horn Pond Parking Lot, 93 Lake Avenue, Woburn , MA
Route: Java NH Line Ayer Honey Pot Century https://ridewithgps.com/routes/37922127
Alternate Route (use if bike paths are icy): https://ridewithgps.com/routes/37964242

Disclaimer: Phillip is planning to ride this route on this date but...Winter plans are fluid. If the roads aren’t safe, Phillip will ride a different day. If family commitments (holiday or skiing) change, Phillip will ride a different day.

Available to any leader: 
No
Rider Limit: 
4
Ride Closed: 

Winter Century Challenge December

Date: 
Dec 29, 2021
28 days remaining
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Lexington Depot

13 Depot Square
Lexington , MA
Directions: 

Parking is available in the lot behind the Depot. There is also ample metered parking on the street.

CRW’s Winter Century Challenge is to ride one century per month in December, January, February, and March.

You pick the day. You pick the distance.
The imperial century is 100 miles.
The metric century is 100 kilometers.
The “Li Century” is 100 lis (a Li is an ancient Chinese unit, equal to ½ km).

Phillip is posting one imperial century in each month and invites others to join him on that day. However, winter is unpredictable--the roads may be unsafe, the children may be home for the holidays, the skiing in Vermont may be irresistible--so think of these century rides as placeholders. The date and route may change.

Notes: 

Date: Wednesday 12/29/21
Time: 7:00 AM (get there at 6:45 so we can roll at 7)
Start: Lexington Depot, 13 Depot Square, Lexington, MA
Route: Snowflake Century https://ridewithgps.com/routes/37965234

Disclaimer: Phillip is planning to ride this route on this date but...Winter plans are fluid. If the roads aren’t safe, Phillip will ride a different day. If family commitments (holiday or skiing) change, Phillip will ride a different day.

Available to any leader: 
No
Rider Limit: 
8
Ride Closed: 

Party for Cranberry Century Volunteers

Date: 
Sep 8, 2021
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Lexington Depot

13 Depot Square
Lexington , MA
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Parking is available in the lot behind the Depot. There is also ample metered parking on the street.

Free pizza & soft drinks.

 

Volunteer to make Cranberry Harvest Century a success. Options include ride leader, registration, and SAG support.

 

Not sure what to volunteer for? Want more information? Join us on this social event to meet the Century Committee & other volunteers.

 

All volunteers for the century receive:

  • Free pass to ride the Century for volunteer. Note that some volunteer positions overlap with Century, hence not allowing the volunteer to ride the Century. However, the volunteer can transfer the free pass to another rider.
  • Event shirt with unique club design
  • Two social party with other volunteers: one before the Century & one soon after.
  • Driving reimbursement for distances related to Century activities using federal rate at ¢56
Available to any leader: 
No
Rider Limit: 
100
Ride Closed: 

May Virtual Century with a Rest Stop

Date: 
May 15, 2021
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Century

May and June are Virtual Century Months!  

The May century will be the North to New Hampshire route, a CRW classic that we have not held for a couple of years. The routes start in Wakefield, MA, at either the commuter rail station or at the nearby Northeast Metro Regional High School. You will have all of May to ride the century and post your results to social media. No registration required!  The good news if you choose to ride today there will be CRW volunteers manning a reststop providing drink and snacks.  The scheduled rest stops will be held at the American Legion Park, 17 Pentucket Ave, Georgetown, MA from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

Available to any leader: 
No
Rider Limit: 
100
Ride Closed: 

May Virtual Century with a Rest Stop

Date: 
May 2, 2021
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Century

May and June are Virtual Century Months!  

The May century will be the North to New Hampshire route, a CRW classic that we have not held for a couple of years. The routes start in Wakefield, MA, at either the commuter rail station or at the nearby Northeast Metro Regional High School. You will have all of May to ride the century and post your results to social media. The good news if you choose to ride today there will be CRW volunteers manning a reststop providing drink and snacks.  The scheduled rest stops will be held at the American Legion Park, 17 Pentucket Ave, Georgetown, MA from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

Available to any leader: 
No

June Virtual Century -Climb to the Clouds

Date: 
Jun 30, 2021
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Important Note! The registration is for June 30th, but you can ride any day in June. This is to simplify the registration process, but also make it possible to register after June 1st. If you have any questions please email the century committee at century [at] crw.org

 

The June Century will be the Climb to the Clouds route, starting at one of three locations: the Fitchburg commuter rail station, Nashoba Regional High School, or Lincoln Sudbury High School. You will have all of June to complete this century and post your experience on social media.

Routes

 

Two routes from Lincoln Sudbury High School: 390 Lincoln Rd, Sudbury, MA
  • Climb to the Clouds 100 and 63
One route from Nashoba Regional High School:  12 Green Road, Bolton, MA
  • Climb to the Clouds 50 (this allows the half century riders to hit the summit!)
One route starting in Fitchburg at the Wachusett Commuter Rail station and ending at the Concord Commuter Rail station
  • T-time (Commuter Rail) - about 80 miles
Rest stops
  • The scheduled rest stops will be held at the Mountainside Cafe, which is at the base of Mount Wachusett and not too far from the State Park entrance at 213 Mountain Rd., Princeton, MA. Their website is: https://mountainside-bakery-cafe.square.site - even if we are not hosting a rest stop, this is a great place to stop and grab a snack or lunch. 
  • Saturday June 5th - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Sunday June - still TBD, but a different weekend - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

 

Other information
  • These centuries are limited to CRW members only, and all riders must register
  • Please follow CRW Covid-19 riding rules: https://www.crw.org/content/crw-covid-19-riding-rules
  • Parking is on your own. We have chosen start and stop locations that have public parking available, but we have not made any special arrangements. Please follow all posted signs and especially avoid parking in spots reserved for schools during school hours
  • Since the rides are virtual, we have added start and stop locations to accommodate those who want to use the Commuter Rail.
  • Routes have not been scouted - you may run into construction or other detours, so please be prepared to make changes during the ride if needed
  • There will not be a photo contest, but we would love to see pictures of your ride on Instagram or Facebook. If you post pictures you will be entered in a raffle to win some CRW club gear (limited to 5 participants each month that post pictures with the tag #crwheelers)
    • Instagram: add #crwheelers in post + picture
    • Facebook: add #crwheelers in post + picture
    • Google Groups: include #crwheelers in subject line of message + picture in message
  • Be sure to report on your ride using Facebook, Strava, Instagram, Slack, or Ride with GPS.
Available to any leader: 
No
Rider Limit: 
50

May Virtual Century - North to New Hampshire

Date: 
May 31, 2021
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Century
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Northeast Metro Tech

100 Hemlock Street
Wakefield , MA
Directions: 
  • Take Rt. 95 (128) to exit 40, Rt. 129 East.
  • Follow signs for Rt. 129 East for 1.5 miles to Wakefield center.
  • Follow Rt. 129 East as it turns left.
  • Go approximately 1 mile past Wakefield center.
  • Turn right onto Farm Street, go past Wakefield High School
  • Turn left on Hemlock Rd follow sign to NE Metro Tech HS

The nearest commuter rail stop is Wakefield, on the Haverhill line. From the station, go south and east on North Street and Nahant Street to the High School. Distance is about 2.2 mi.  Train schedule is here: https://mbta.com/schedules/CR-Haverhill/timetable

Important Note! The registration is for May 31st, but you can ride any day in May. This is to simplify the registration process, but also make it possible to register after May 1st. If you have any questions please email the century committee at century [at] crw.org

 

The May century will be the North to New Hampshire route, a CRW classic that we have not held for a couple of years. The routes start in Wakefield, MA, at either the commuter rail station to at the nearby Northeast Metro Regional High School. You will have all of May to ride the century and post your results to social media. 

Routes

Route overview page

Three routes that start and end at Wakefield’s Northeast Metro Regional High School, 100 Hemlock Rd Wakefield, MA:

  • North to New Hampshire 100, 63, and 50

Two routes that start and end at the Wakefield Commuter Rail stop on the Haverhill line

  • North to New Hampshire 100 T-time and 63 T-time

Rest stops

The scheduled rest stops will be held at the American Legion Park, 17 Pentucket Ave, Georgetown, MA from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM on the following dates. Rest stops will have food and water, but no porta-potties

  • Sunday May 2nd - 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
  • Saturday May 15th - 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

 

Other information
  • These centuries are limited to CRW members only, and all riders must register: HERE
  • Please follow CRW Covid-19 riding rules: https://www.crw.org/content/crw-covid-19-riding-rules
  • Parking is on your own. We have chosen start and stop locations that have public parking available, but we have not made any special arrangements. Please follow all posted signs and especially avoid parking in spots reserved for schools during school hours
  • Since the rides are virtual, we have added start and stop locations to accommodate those who want to use the Commuter Rail.
  • Routes have not been scouted - you may run into construction or other detours, so please be prepared to make changes during the ride if needed
  • There will not be a photo contest, but we would love to see pictures of your ride on Instagram or Facebook. If you post pictures you will be entered in a raffle to win some CRW club gear (limited to 5 participants each month that post pictures with the tag #crwheelers)
    • Instagram: add #crwheelers in post + picture
    • Facebook: add #crwheelers in post + picture
    • Google Groups: include #crwheelers in subject line of message + picture in message
  • Be sure to report on your ride using Facebook, Strava, Instagram, Slack, or Ride with GPS.
Available to any leader: 
No
Ride Closed: 

Cranberry Harvest Virtual Challenge 2021

Date: 
Oct 3, 2021
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Century
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Kingston MBTA Station

134 Marion Dr.
Kingston , MA
Directions: 

Option1: Ride the Commuter Rail. The Kingston Line originates in South Station

Option 2: Drive on Route 3 south of Boston to Exit 17

At Exit 17, head right on the ramp toward Rocky Nook / Smith Lane, and then bear right onto Cranberry Rd
Turn left onto Gallen Rd
Turn right onto Marion Dr
Turn left into the station parking lot

Ride image: 

 

CRW Cranberry Harvest Virtual Challenge

REGISTER HERE

NO DAY OF EVENT WALK-INS.

EVENT HELD RAIN OR SHINE


 

Spend the day touring through the cranberry bogs of Southeastern Massachusetts with rides from 50 to 100 miles long. The roads are mostly backcountry, and you should have some magnificent views along the rides

 

 

 

We are disappointed to announce that the Town of Middleborough will not allow the club to use the Nichols Middle School as a start and finish location for the Cranberry Harvest Century. The Chief of Police and Board of Selectmen have cited concerns about safety and lack of general benefit to the Town of Middleborough.

 

Because this unexpected decision just occurred, we do not have other options for this key part of the ride. We will cancel the 2021 Cranberry Harvest in-person century.

Instead, we will hold a virtual challenge all day on Sunday 3 October 2021.

Volunteers will be at the following locations to meet and greet you with food & hydration supplies:

  • Mattapoisett Wharf
  • Myles Standish State Forest headquarters

The rest stops will be stocked with generous servings of:

  • Cold brew Starbucks coffee
  • Cliff energy bars, shots, & gels
  • Scratch hydration mix & chews
  • Cape Cod potato chips
  • Vermont meat sticks
  • Oreos variety pack
  • M&Ms variety pack

Restrooms will be available at rest stops.

A virtual challenge means that you will ride a route of your choosing by yourself or with friends. We will offer:

  1. Multiple distance routes ranging from 50–100 miles
  2. Multiple starting locations from Kingston & Myles Standish state park
  3. Multiple options for using MBTA commuter rail for public transport

Route options available are:

  1. 52mi from Kingston https://ridewithgps.com/routes/37597549
  2. 77mi from Kingston https://ridewithgps.com/routes/37597115
  3. 101mi Century from Kingston https://ridewithgps.com/routes/37597300
  4. 58mi from Myles Standish https://ridewithgps.com/routes/37596928
  5. 70mi from Myles Standish https://ridewithgps.com/routes/37596891

We are making minor edits to these routes. Expect final copies to be available on Thursday 30 September 2021.

We will not have any start or finish activities. Parking is on your own at one of these locations:

  1. Kingston MBTA Station, 134 Marion Dr, Kingston, MA 02364. Total parking spaces: 1,030. Daily fee on Sunday: $2.
  2. Kingston commuter train schedule available at https://www.mbta.com/schedules/CR-Kingston/timetable Weekend pass is $10.00.
  3. Myles Standish State Park near College Pond. Daily parking fees MA residents $8 & Non-MA residents $30.

You must have the wrist band that you collect from Myles Standish rest stop. We will also provide a $2.00 refund for parking at the Kingston MBTA station.

If you have singed up for the in-person century and do not wish to participate in the virtual challenge, you may request a refund for the ride from century [at] crw.org. The deadline for requesting a refund is the end of Monday 27 September 2021.

 

 

 

Available to any leader: 
No
Rider Limit: 
600
Ride Closed: