Gravel

Gravel Kearsarge Klassic

Date: 
Oct 17, 2021
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Start/Finish: Warner Park and Ride (off I-89 exit 9 in New Hampshire)
Stops: mile 21: JJ's / Irving; mile 38: Dunkins

The Kearsarge Klassic Dirt Road Randonee is a challenging bike ride in central New Hampshire that circumnavigates Mt. Kearsarge primarily on dirt roads.
The dirt roads and secondary paved roads are traffic-free (for the most part), hilly, scenic, twisty, and just plain fun.
Although the route is mostly town-maintained dirt roads, conditions vary from smooth dirt to loose and rocky gravel. For this reason, it is strongly recommended that riders use a gravel bike or cyclocross bike with tires of at least 32mm width. Riders are also encouraged to carry spare tubes.
The roads traverse many of the properties conserved by the Ausbon Sargent Land Preservation Trust.
For more information see https://www.ausbonsargent.org/

The CRW route is based on the Kearsarge Klassic 55 Mile Route
Created by: GRVL Cycling
https://ridewithgps.com/organizations/4640-grvl-cycling
We are doing this route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/37427289

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***CRW WATER BOTTLE RAFFLE: Swag will be raffled off to 2 registered riders!***
Meet at Warner Park and Ride at I-89 exit 9 in New Hampshire. Please get there 15 minutes before start time.
Ride limited to ~7 plus the leader. Please stay home if sick or not vaccinated.
This is a GRAVEL ride. Wide 32 –35 mm tires will be most suitable.
We will average ~12mph with 2 stops for food.
This is a no-drop ride, but it is a HARD ride. If you can't average 12mph on dirt with lots of climbing (17mph paved road equivalent) then this isn't for you. I want to get home in time for the Pats game.
Due to the challenge of this ride, the leader may request additional information from registrants prior to being accepted for the ride. We appreciate your understanding.

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

15.8 mi Gravel Ride Alewife to Middlesex Fells

Date: 
Sep 5, 2021
Ride Leader(s): 
Gene Ho (6176101875)
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Alewife Station

135 Alewife Brook Parkway
Cambridge , MA
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Alewife Station is reachable by car on Route 2, and there is ample paid parking; by car or bicycle on Alewife Brook Parkway; on paths from the west (Fitchburg Cutoff path), north (Minuteman Commuter Bikeway) and east (Linear Park). And Alewife Station is the terminus of the Red Line light rail, which takes bicycles except during peak hours in the peak direction. Ride groups meet in front of the parking garage on Steel Place.

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This is the meeting spot

A 16 mile gravel ride starting at the Alewife MBTA station, North along the Alewife Greenway to the Middlesex Fells. We'll take the carriage roads around the reservoirs and return through Medford and the Middlesex Parkway.
Bring your gravel or mountain bikes. It's bikeable on a gravel bike but larger tires and low pressures will help deal with the occasional rocky terrain. We'll meet at the Alewife T station. If you're driving to the start, park at the Fresh Pond Mall and bike over the bridge to the start.

PLEASE MEET AT THE ALEWIFE SUBWAY ENTRANCE NEAREST THE PARKING GARAGE. THIS IS NEXT TO THE RT 2/16 OVERPASS. SEE THE PHOTO

For strong gravel and CX bikers, plan on less than 2 hours round trip. For average persons, about 2:15. For those who walk the ups and downs, about 2:30. Once we are in the Fells, the route is entirely on carriage roads but their smoothness varies considerably. GPS reception can be sketchy. If you're not familiar with the Fells, it's best to stick with another rider. Asking directions of passersby (of which there will be many) isn't always productive.

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

Dirty WEDNESDAY Battle Road (CRW SOCK RAFFLE!!!)

Date: 
Sep 8, 2021
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Lexington Green

1903 Mass Ave
Lexington , MA
Directions: 

From route 128 take Exit #31 east (Rts. 4 & 225) 1.7 miles to Lexington Center. Park in the surrounding neighborhoods and bike to the start. Meet at by the Minuteman Statute.

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***CRW SOCK RAFFLE: One pair of the awesome, new, not-available-for-purchase CRW club socks will be raffled off to a registered MEMBER rider who has not already won a pair!!!***
***NOTE updated route (7/26/21) eliminates travel on one-way Clark St at start.***
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 44% dirt & 15% not specified. 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 Lexington Battle Great near John Parker statue 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. Until Lexington Battle Green where "first shots heard around the world" on 19 April 1775.

*** Bring 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 3 PM on the day of the ride.

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

Dirty WEDNESDAY Battle Road

Date: 
Sep 1, 2021
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Lexington Green

1903 Mass Ave
Lexington , MA
Directions: 

From route 128 take Exit #31 east (Rts. 4 & 225) 1.7 miles to Lexington Center. Park in the surrounding neighborhoods and bike to the start. Meet at by the Minuteman Statute.

Ride image: 

***NOTE updated route (7/26/21) eliminates travel on one-way Clark St at start.***
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 44% dirt & 15% not specified. 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 Lexington Battle Great near John Parker statue 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. Until Lexington Battle Green where "first shots heard around the world" on 19 April 1775.

*** Bring 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 3 PM on the day of the ride.

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

Dirty WEDNESDAY Battle Road (CRW SOCK RAFFLE!!!)

Date: 
Aug 25, 2021
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Lexington Green

1903 Mass Ave
Lexington , MA
Directions: 

From route 128 take Exit #31 east (Rts. 4 & 225) 1.7 miles to Lexington Center. Park in the surrounding neighborhoods and bike to the start. Meet at by the Minuteman Statute.

Ride image: 

***CRW SOCK RAFFLE: One pair of the awesome, new, not-available-for-purchase CRW club socks will be raffled off to a registered MEMBER rider who has not already won a pair!!!***
***NOTE updated route (7/26/21) eliminates travel on one-way Clark St at start.***
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 44% dirt & 15% not specified. 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 Lexington Battle Great near John Parker statue 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. Until Lexington Battle Green where "first shots heard around the world" on 19 April 1775.

*** Bring 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 3 PM on the day of the ride.

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

Dirty WEDNESDAY Battle Road (with a BEER STOP!!!)

Date: 
Aug 18, 2021
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Lexington Green

1903 Mass Ave
Lexington , MA
Directions: 

From route 128 take Exit #31 east (Rts. 4 & 225) 1.7 miles to Lexington Center. Park in the surrounding neighborhoods and bike to the start. Meet at by the Minuteman Statute.

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***BEER STOP this week, by popular demand!!! We will pop in at Revolution Hall on the way back, where CRW will treat riders to a beer or cider!!! You may want to bring lights as we'll be making it back to Lexington Center right about sunset.***
***NOTE updated route (7/26/21) eliminates travel on one-way Clark St at start.***
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 44% dirt & 15% not specified. 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 Lexington Battle Great near John Parker statue 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. Until Lexington Battle Green where "first shots heard around the world" on 19 April 1775.

*** Bring 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 3 PM on the day of the ride.

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

39.5 mile Gravel ride Hollis NH

Date: 
Aug 15, 2021
Ride Leader(s): 
Gene Ho (6176101875)
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39 miles of paved and town maintained gravel roads in southern NH in and around Hollis.
This is road bikeable but a gravel bike is ideal.
Start at 10:00 AM in the parking lot at Buckley's cafe (great snacks)
https://goo.gl/maps/TWsTCiQbWKvQcuSe8

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

51.5 Gravel Ride Brookline NH

Date: 
Aug 14, 2021
Ride Leader(s): 
Gene Ho (6176101875)
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Ride is cancelled
Reason for cancellation: 
The weather for Sunday looks more suitable for riding on gravel roads.
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50 miles in Southern NH, many of which are gravel with nice views. Be prepared to climb on double digit gradients.
The gravel is on town maintained roads with little to no techy sections.
Start at the Richard Maghakian Memorial School at 22 Milford St, Brookline NH 03033

https://goo.gl/maps/zNjomqU3T3aU42MR6

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

Dirty WEDNESDAY Battle Road (CRW SOCK RAFFLE!!!)

Date: 
Aug 11, 2021
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Lexington Green

1903 Mass Ave
Lexington , MA
Directions: 

From route 128 take Exit #31 east (Rts. 4 & 225) 1.7 miles to Lexington Center. Park in the surrounding neighborhoods and bike to the start. Meet at by the Minuteman Statute.

Ride image: 

***CRW SOCK RAFFLE: One pair of the awesome, new, not-available-for-purchase CRW club socks will be raffled off to a registered MEMBER rider who has not already won a pair!!!***
***NOTE updated route (7/26/21) eliminates travel on one-way Clark St at start.***
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 44% dirt & 15% not specified. 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 Lexington Battle Great near John Parker statue 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. Until Lexington Battle Green where "first shots heard around the world" on 19 April 1775.

*** Bring 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 3 PM on the day of the ride.

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

Dirty THURSDAY Battle Road (CRW SOCK RAFFLE!!!)

Date: 
Aug 5, 2021
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Ride is cancelled
Reason for cancellation: 
August 5 ride is cancelled due to rain. See you next week!
Listing Type: 
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Lexington Green

1903 Mass Ave
Lexington , MA
Directions: 

From route 128 take Exit #31 east (Rts. 4 & 225) 1.7 miles to Lexington Center. Park in the surrounding neighborhoods and bike to the start. Meet at by the Minuteman Statute.

***CRW SOCK RAFFLE: One pair of the awesome, new, not-available-for-purchase CRW club socks will be raffled off to a registered MEMBER rider!!!***
***NOTE updated route (7/26/21) eliminates travel on one-way Clark St at start.***
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 44% dirt & 15% not specified. 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 Lexington Battle Great near John Parker statue 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. Until Lexington Battle Green where "first shots heard around the world" on 19 April 1775.

*** Bring 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 3 PM on the day of the ride.

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

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