Gravel

Winter Bi-Weekly Thursday Mixie

Date: 
Feb 24, 2022
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Horn Pond Parking Lot

93 Lake Avenue
Woburn , MA
Directions: 

From I-95/Rte-128 take Exit 51A for US-3 S/Cambridge St. Head south for 2.8 miles.
Turn left onto Pond St, just after Whole Foods in Horn Pond Plaza. (Pond St turns into Lake Ave.)
Drive 0.7 miles and the parking lot is on the left by the pond, directly across from Horn Pond Apartments at 48 Lake Ave, Woburn MA.
There is a commuter rail stop at Wedgmere Station in Winchester 1.9 miles from the ride start. The schedule is here: https://mbta.com/schedules/CR-Lowell/timetable

CRW’s Winter Bi-Weekly Mixie rides will be every other Thursday during the winter; i.e., between December 21, 2021 and March 20, 2022.

Phillip will try to ride mixed terrain for 1 to 2 hours every other week and invites others to join him on the scheduled day. However, winter is unpredictable. If the roads/trails seem unsafe, the date and/or route may change.

Possible Routes:
Dec 30 Across Lexington https://ridewithgps.com/routes/34360585
Jan 13 Whipple, AGM, LVB, Mary C https://ridewithgps.com/routes/17859514
Jan 27 Mary Cummings Clockwise https://ridewithgps.com/routes/34541509
Feb 10 Whipple Hill, AGM, LVB https://ridewithgps.com/routes/34369262
Feb 24 Mary Cummings Counter CW https://ridewithgps.com/routes/34681783
Mar 10 Chiesa Farm and Lower Vine Brook https://ridewithgps.com/routes/37966268

Notes: 

Dates: 12/30/21, 1/13/22, 1/27/22, 2/10/22, 2/24/22, 3/10/22
Time: 7:00 AM (get there early; we will roll at 7)
Start: Horn Pond Parking Lot, 93 Lake Avenue, Woburn , MA

Disclaimer: Phillip is planning to ride these routes on these dates but...Winter is tricky. If the roads and/or trails aren’t safe, Phillip will ride a different day.

Available to any leader: 
Yes
Rider Limit: 
7
Ride Closed: 

Winter Bi-Weekly Thursday Mixie

Date: 
Feb 10, 2022
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Ride Start: 

Horn Pond Parking Lot

93 Lake Avenue
Woburn , MA
Directions: 

From I-95/Rte-128 take Exit 51A for US-3 S/Cambridge St. Head south for 2.8 miles.
Turn left onto Pond St, just after Whole Foods in Horn Pond Plaza. (Pond St turns into Lake Ave.)
Drive 0.7 miles and the parking lot is on the left by the pond, directly across from Horn Pond Apartments at 48 Lake Ave, Woburn MA.
There is a commuter rail stop at Wedgmere Station in Winchester 1.9 miles from the ride start. The schedule is here: https://mbta.com/schedules/CR-Lowell/timetable

CRW’s Winter Bi-Weekly Mixie rides will be every other Thursday during the winter; i.e., between December 21, 2021 and March 20, 2022.

Phillip will try to ride mixed terrain for 1 to 2 hours every other week and invites others to join him on the scheduled day. However, winter is unpredictable. If the roads/trails seem unsafe, the date and/or route may change.

Possible Routes:
Dec 30 Across Lexington https://ridewithgps.com/routes/34360585
Jan 13 Whipple, AGM, LVB, Mary C https://ridewithgps.com/routes/17859514
Jan 27 Mary Cummings Clockwise https://ridewithgps.com/routes/34541509
Feb 10 Whipple Hill, AGM, LVB https://ridewithgps.com/routes/34369262
Feb 24 Mary Cummings Counter CW https://ridewithgps.com/routes/34681783
Mar 10 Chiesa Farm and Lower Vine Brook https://ridewithgps.com/routes/37966268

Notes: 

Dates: 12/30/21, 1/13/22, 1/27/22, 2/10/22, 2/24/22, 3/10/22
Time: 7:00 AM (get there early; we will roll at 7)
Start: Horn Pond Parking Lot, 93 Lake Avenue, Woburn , MA

Disclaimer: Phillip is planning to ride these routes on these dates but...Winter is tricky. If the roads and/or trails aren’t safe, Phillip will ride a different day.

Available to any leader: 
Yes
Rider Limit: 
7
Ride Closed: 

Winter Bi-Weekly Thursday Mixie

Date: 
Jan 27, 2022
Ride Leader(s): 
Cancel ride: 
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Ride
Ride Start: 

Horn Pond Parking Lot

93 Lake Avenue
Woburn , MA
Directions: 

From I-95/Rte-128 take Exit 51A for US-3 S/Cambridge St. Head south for 2.8 miles.
Turn left onto Pond St, just after Whole Foods in Horn Pond Plaza. (Pond St turns into Lake Ave.)
Drive 0.7 miles and the parking lot is on the left by the pond, directly across from Horn Pond Apartments at 48 Lake Ave, Woburn MA.
There is a commuter rail stop at Wedgmere Station in Winchester 1.9 miles from the ride start. The schedule is here: https://mbta.com/schedules/CR-Lowell/timetable

CRW’s Winter Bi-Weekly Mixie rides will be every other Thursday during the winter; i.e., between December 21, 2021 and March 20, 2022.

Phillip will try to ride mixed terrain for 1 to 2 hours every other week and invites others to join him on the scheduled day. However, winter is unpredictable. If the roads/trails seem unsafe, the date and/or route may change.

Possible Routes:
Dec 30 Across Lexington https://ridewithgps.com/routes/34360585
Jan 13 Whipple, AGM, LVB, Mary C https://ridewithgps.com/routes/17859514
Jan 27 Mary Cummings Clockwise https://ridewithgps.com/routes/34541509
Feb 10 Whipple Hill, AGM, LVB https://ridewithgps.com/routes/34369262
Feb 24 Mary Cummings Counter CW https://ridewithgps.com/routes/34681783
Mar 10 Chiesa Farm and Lower Vine Brook https://ridewithgps.com/routes/37966268

Notes: 

Dates: 12/30/21, 1/13/22, 1/27/22, 2/10/22, 2/24/22, 3/10/22
Time: 7:00 AM (get there early; we will roll at 7)
Start: Horn Pond Parking Lot, 93 Lake Avenue, Woburn , MA

Disclaimer: Phillip is planning to ride these routes on these dates but...Winter is tricky. If the roads and/or trails aren’t safe, Phillip will ride a different day.

Available to any leader: 
Yes
Rider Limit: 
7
Ride Closed: 

Winter Bi-Weekly Thursday Mixie

Date: 
Jan 13, 2022
Ride Leader(s): 
Cancel ride: 
Reason for cancellation: 
Listing Type: 
Ride
Ride Start: 

Horn Pond Parking Lot

93 Lake Avenue
Woburn , MA
Directions: 

From I-95/Rte-128 take Exit 51A for US-3 S/Cambridge St. Head south for 2.8 miles.
Turn left onto Pond St, just after Whole Foods in Horn Pond Plaza. (Pond St turns into Lake Ave.)
Drive 0.7 miles and the parking lot is on the left by the pond, directly across from Horn Pond Apartments at 48 Lake Ave, Woburn MA.
There is a commuter rail stop at Wedgmere Station in Winchester 1.9 miles from the ride start. The schedule is here: https://mbta.com/schedules/CR-Lowell/timetable

CRW’s Winter Bi-Weekly Mixie rides will be every other Thursday during the winter; i.e., between December 21, 2021 and March 20, 2022.

Phillip will try to ride mixed terrain for 1 to 2 hours every other week and invites others to join him on the scheduled day. However, winter is unpredictable. If the roads/trails seem unsafe, the date and/or route may change.

Possible Routes:
Dec 30 Across Lexington https://ridewithgps.com/routes/34360585
Jan 13 Whipple, AGM, LVB, Mary C https://ridewithgps.com/routes/17859514
Jan 27 Mary Cummings Clockwise https://ridewithgps.com/routes/34541509
Feb 10 Whipple Hill, AGM, LVB https://ridewithgps.com/routes/34369262
Feb 24 Mary Cummings Counter CW https://ridewithgps.com/routes/34681783
Mar 10 Chiesa Farm and Lower Vine Brook https://ridewithgps.com/routes/37966268

Notes: 

Dates: 12/30/21, 1/13/22, 1/27/22, 2/10/22, 2/24/22, 3/10/22
Time: 7:00 AM (get there early; we will roll at 7)
Start: Horn Pond Parking Lot, 93 Lake Avenue, Woburn , MA

Disclaimer: Phillip is planning to ride these routes on these dates but...Winter is tricky. If the roads and/or trails aren’t safe, Phillip will ride a different day.

Available to any leader: 
Yes
Rider Limit: 
7
Ride Closed: 

Early Dirty Battle Road (WATER BOTTLE RAFFLE!)

Date: 
Dec 1, 2021
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Revolution Hall

3 Maguire Rd
Lexington , MA
Directions: 

From I95 take RT 4 (Bedford St) west into Bedford. Turn left on Hartwell Ave. In 0.5 miles turn right onto Maquire Rd. Revolution Hall is 0.2 miles west on Maquire Rd.

Ride image: 

Updated start location! Updated route! CRW WATER BOTTLE RAFFLE! Join us for a fun and social gravel/mixed terrain ride! This ride is mostly on wide gravel roads & rail trail. Some of it may be rough, sandy, & muddy. According to Strava, the route is 60% unpaved. Tires 32–35mm should be sufficient. If you are familiar with the route you can show-and-go at your own pace; if you are new, we will have a no-drop group.

A journey through Revolutionary War history. Start at Revolution Hall and ride via Meagherville trail and residential streets to the eastern entrance to Minuteman National Historic Park. Follow the Battle Road past several historic buildings, soldier graves, Paul Revere capture site, all the way to the other side of the park at Meriam's Corner. Continue over trails through Concord farmland and open space.

Loop back on historic rail beds that connected Lexington-Bedford-Concord: Reformatory Branch & Minute Man Bikeway. Finish at Revolution Hall, probably in the dark, and treat yourself to a beer!

*** Bring LIGHTS and proper navigation tools: GPS device, phone app, or cue sheet. Do not rely on others to help you with navigation. They may ride at a different speed than you. ***

Rain cancels. Ride leader will make the call by noon on the day of the ride.

Notes: 

NOTE: UPDATED ROUTE and UPDATED START LOCATION and START TIME (11/7/21)

Available to any leader: 
Yes
Rider Limit: 
10
Ride Closed: 

Winter Bi-Weekly Thursday Mixie

Date: 
Dec 30, 2021
Ride Leader(s): 
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Reason for cancellation: 
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Ride Start: 

Horn Pond Parking Lot

93 Lake Avenue
Woburn , MA
Directions: 

From I-95/Rte-128 take Exit 51A for US-3 S/Cambridge St. Head south for 2.8 miles.
Turn left onto Pond St, just after Whole Foods in Horn Pond Plaza. (Pond St turns into Lake Ave.)
Drive 0.7 miles and the parking lot is on the left by the pond, directly across from Horn Pond Apartments at 48 Lake Ave, Woburn MA.
There is a commuter rail stop at Wedgmere Station in Winchester 1.9 miles from the ride start. The schedule is here: https://mbta.com/schedules/CR-Lowell/timetable

CRW’s Winter Bi-Weekly Mixie rides will be every other Thursday during the winter; i.e., between December 21, 2021 and March 20, 2022.

Phillip will try to ride mixed terrain for 1 to 2 hours every other week and invites others to join him on the scheduled day. However, winter is unpredictable. If the roads/trails seem unsafe, the date and/or route may change.

Possible Routes:
Dec 30 Across Lexington https://ridewithgps.com/routes/34360585
Jan 13 Whipple, AGM, LVB, Mary C https://ridewithgps.com/routes/17859514
Jan 27 Mary Cummings Clockwise https://ridewithgps.com/routes/34541509
Feb 10 Whipple Hill, AGM, LVB https://ridewithgps.com/routes/34369262
Feb 24 Mary Cummings Counter CW https://ridewithgps.com/routes/34681783
Mar 10 Chiesa Farm and Lower Vine Brook https://ridewithgps.com/routes/37966268

Notes: 

Dates: 12/30/21, 1/13/22, 1/27/22, 2/10/22, 2/24/22, 3/10/22
Time: 7:00 AM (get there early; we will roll at 7)
Start: Horn Pond Parking Lot, 93 Lake Avenue, Woburn , MA

Disclaimer: Phillip is planning to ride these routes on these dates but...Winter is tricky. If the roads and/or trails aren’t safe, Phillip will ride a different day.

Available to any leader: 
Yes
Rider Limit: 
7
Ride Closed: 

CRW’s Second Snow Ride

Date: 
Jan 29, 2022
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Ride Start: 

Horn Pond Parking Lot

93 Lake Avenue
Woburn , MA
Directions: 

From I-95/Rte-128 take Exit 51A for US-3 S/Cambridge St. Head south for 2.8 miles.
Turn left onto Pond St, just after Whole Foods in Horn Pond Plaza. (Pond St turns into Lake Ave.)
Drive 0.7 miles and the parking lot is on the left by the pond, directly across from Horn Pond Apartments at 48 Lake Ave, Woburn MA.
There is a commuter rail stop at Wedgmere Station in Winchester 1.9 miles from the ride start. The schedule is here: https://mbta.com/schedules/CR-Lowell/timetable

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CRW’s Second Snow Ride
Ride Type: Mixed Terrain, about 50/50 snowy trails/roads
Start: Horn Pond Parking Lot, 93 Lake Ave, Woburn, MA
Date & Time: Whenever the second snow hits. RHQ First Snow Ride was 1/7/22, so the next snowstorm will be CRW Second Snow Ride.
Distance: ~10 miles, ~2 hrs
Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/37963373

CRW is going to hold a Second Snow Ride after RHQ's First Snow Ride. We will ride when the Second Snow of the season comes. The Second Snow will be defined as the next snow after RHQ's First Snow Ride. The ride will happen if the forecast is for snow falling for the duration of the ride and some accumulation is expected. We will ride day or night, weekend or workday, but not in the middle of the night. Register now, then whenever snow is in the forecast keep an eye on CRW's Slack mixed-terrain channel and your email for start time. If more than 8 people show up for the ride, we will split into two groups.

Ride Studio Cafe originated the First Snow Ride in 2015. Ride Headquarters has lots of detailed information about riding in snow at https://www.rideheadquarters.com/all-rides-events/rsc-first-snow-2021. If you need winter gear, give them a call.

Notes: 

Be flexible. Start time will be posted at least 1 hour before the ride. Posts will be to CRW's Slack mixed-terrain channel and by email to registered riders.
Make sure you have the right bike and tires, plus proper clothing for the conditions. Most importantly, bring the right attitude. Riding in the snow is an adventure and will present some surprises.
Studded tires are recommended for this ride.
Headlight and taillight are required. Falling snow makes it difficult for drivers to see cyclists.

Available to any leader: 
Yes
Rider Limit: 
11
Ride Closed: 

Early Dirty Battle Road (WATER BOTTLE RAFFLE!)

Date: 
Nov 24, 2021
Ride Leader(s): 
Cancel ride: 
Reason for cancellation: 
Listing Type: 
Ride
Ride Start: 

Revolution Hall

3 Maguire Rd
Lexington , MA
Directions: 

From I95 take RT 4 (Bedford St) west into Bedford. Turn left on Hartwell Ave. In 0.5 miles turn right onto Maquire Rd. Revolution Hall is 0.2 miles west on Maquire Rd.

Ride image: 

Updated start location! Updated route! CRW WATER BOTTLE RAFFLE! Join us for a fun and social gravel/mixed terrain ride! This ride is mostly on wide gravel roads & rail trail. Some of it may be rough, sandy, & muddy. According to Strava, the route is 60% unpaved. Tires 32–35mm should be sufficient. If you are familiar with the route you can show-and-go at your own pace; if you are new, we will have a no-drop group.

A journey through Revolutionary War history. Start at Revolution Hall and ride via Meagherville trail and residential streets to the eastern entrance to Minuteman National Historic Park. Follow the Battle Road past several historic buildings, soldier graves, Paul Revere capture site, all the way to the other side of the park at Meriam's Corner. Continue over trails through Concord farmland and open space.

Loop back on historic rail beds that connected Lexington-Bedford-Concord: Reformatory Branch & Minute Man Bikeway. Finish at Revolution Hall, probably in the dark, and treat yourself to a beer!

*** Bring LIGHTS and proper navigation tools: GPS device, phone app, or cue sheet. Do not rely on others to help you with navigation. They may ride at a different speed than you. ***

Rain cancels. Ride leader will make the call by noon on the day of the ride.

Notes: 

NOTE: UPDATED ROUTE and UPDATED START LOCATION and START TIME (11/7/21)

Available to any leader: 
Yes
Rider Limit: 
10
Ride Closed: 

Early Dirty Battle Road (WATER BOTTLE RAFFLE!)

Date: 
Nov 17, 2021
Ride Leader(s): 
Cancel ride: 
Reason for cancellation: 
Listing Type: 
Ride
Ride Start: 

Revolution Hall

3 Maguire Rd
Lexington , MA
Directions: 

From I95 take RT 4 (Bedford St) west into Bedford. Turn left on Hartwell Ave. In 0.5 miles turn right onto Maquire Rd. Revolution Hall is 0.2 miles west on Maquire Rd.

Ride image: 

Updated start location! Updated route! CRW WATER BOTTLE RAFFLE! Join us for a fun and social gravel/mixed terrain ride! This ride is mostly on wide gravel roads & rail trail. Some of it may be rough, sandy, & muddy. According to Strava, the route is 60% unpaved. Tires 32–35mm should be sufficient. If you are familiar with the route you can show-and-go at your own pace; if you are new, we will have a no-drop group.

A journey through Revolutionary War history. Start at Revolution Hall and ride via Meagherville trail and residential streets to the eastern entrance to Minuteman National Historic Park. Follow the Battle Road past several historic buildings, soldier graves, Paul Revere capture site, all the way to the other side of the park at Meriam's Corner. Continue over trails through Concord farmland and open space.

Loop back on historic rail beds that connected Lexington-Bedford-Concord: Reformatory Branch & Minute Man Bikeway. Finish at Revolution Hall, probably in the dark, and treat yourself to a beer!

*** Bring LIGHTS and proper navigation tools: GPS device, phone app, or cue sheet. Do not rely on others to help you with navigation. They may ride at a different speed than you. ***

Rain cancels. Ride leader will make the call by noon on the day of the ride.

Notes: 

NOTE: UPDATED ROUTE and UPDATED START LOCATION and START TIME (11/7/21)

Available to any leader: 
Yes
Rider Limit: 
10
Ride Closed: 

24.7 Gravel ride Concord to Great Brook Farm

Date: 
Nov 6, 2021
Ride Leader(s): 
Gene Ho (6176101875)
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Concord Center Visitor Center

16 Keyes Road
Concord , MA
Directions: 

Rt. 128/95 to Exit 29, Rt. 2 West. Go 4.6 mi., look for the Rt. 126 sign, and turn right at that intersection onto Walden Street. Bear right at the fork. At 1.2 mi. in Concord Center make a left onto Main St. and a right into the town parking lot. The Visitor Center is at the south end of the parking lot. By commuter rail and bicycle: From the Concord station, head north on Sudbury Road, which merges into Main Street, then take the first left onto Keyes Rd -- about 1 mi. Train schedule is here: https://mbta.com/schedules/CR-Fitchburg/timetable

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A short non techy gravel ride over familiar terrain. Start at the Keyes rd parking lot in Concord Center, bike up the Reformatory trail to the Narrow Gauge trail in Bedford. Then, on the roads to Great Brook Farm where we'll take dirt roads to Carlisle, and Estabrook road/trail back to Concord. Half paved, half gravel/dirt. Out of the wind and ridden at a gravel appropriate pace. Bring your gravel bike or functional equivalent. Figure about three hours +/- elapsed time. Any questions call or text me at 617-610-1875 or email ho.eugene@verizon.net. Upper Estabrook rd can be rocky but a measured pace and moderation of your tire pressure will get you through.
Start at 11:00am at the Keyes st parking lot on the side away from the restrooms. We should be biking during the warmest part of the day. At about mile 16 we'll go by Ferns if anyone needs a food/pit stop.

Available to any leader: 
Yes
Rider Limit: 
60
Ride Closed: 

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