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ZWIFT - Mid-Day Masters

Date: 
Dec 15, 2022
5 days remaining
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Raining outside? Did you miss a morning ride because you slept in? Are you work-independent or working independently from home with time on your hands? Then saddle up for a mid-day spin! We'll explore various routes in Zwift's virtual worlds, targeting 50min of riding on routes with variable elevation gain.

https://www.zwift.com/events/view/3322086

We’ll be using Discord for voice chat on rides. The club server is linked below.
https://discord.gg/j4pGcMkDHC

You can find a quick primer for using Discord on Zwift Insider.
https://zwiftinsider.com/using-discord

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

ZWIFT - Mid-Day Masters

Date: 
Dec 13, 2022
3 days remaining
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Raining outside? Did you miss a morning ride because you slept in? Are you work-independent or working independently from home with time on your hands? Then saddle up for a mid-day spin! We'll explore various routes in Zwift's virtual worlds, targeting 50min of riding on routes with variable elevation gain.

https://www.zwift.com/events/view/3322079

We’ll be using Discord for voice chat on rides. The club server is linked below.
https://discord.gg/j4pGcMkDHC

You can find a quick primer for using Discord on Zwift Insider.
https://zwiftinsider.com/using-discord

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

🐓 Rooster Hills ⛰️

Date: 
Aug 2, 2022
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Porter Square Shopping Center

36 White Street
Cambridge , MA
Directions: 

Parking in the shopping center is free.  Meeting point is at the bike racks along Mass Ave between Dunkin and CVS.

Monument Park

Mass Ave at, Broadway
Arlington , MA
Directions: 

Meet at the tall monument on Massachusetts Avenue side, close to the Blue Bikes station.

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Rooster Hills Elevation Profile
Hill
View from Arlington 360

📝 Overview

Wanna work on your hills game?  Training for an upcoming hill climb?  Do you enjoy pain?  Then, you are in luck!

A ride is considered to have a substantial amount of climbing if there is 100ft elevation gain per mile.  This route has 120ft per mile, so saddle up!

Come join us for an enjoyable workout starting from Porter Square in Cambridge or Monument Park in Arlington, where we will do hill repeats in Arlington Heights. 

 

🕝 Timing and Options

There is no obligation to join for all the hills.  A convenient spot to drop from the ride to get home for work or other obligations may be the final ascent to the water tower in Arlington Heights prior to heading over to the other side of Mass Ave.  Most likely we will hit the water tower between 7am and 730am, depending on pace.  Plan for the the bonus section east of Mass Ave to take approximately 30 minutes longer to complete.

 

🚲 Ride Format

 

⛰️🛑 Regrouping

This is a NO DROP ride, we will wait at the top of most hills to regroup when safe to do so.  Everyone can climb and descend at whatever pace they feel comfortable with.

 

🚴🏼‍♂️🚴🏿🚴🏽‍♀️ Pace Groups

If the group is large enough, we will split it into 2 different paces, such that people aren't waiting too long at regrouping points.

 

 

🗺️ Route Notes

🧭 Navigation

Since this route has a few overlapping sections, the GPS may be thrown off a bit and get confused in some sections.  Be sure to review the cues prior to the ride to familiarize yourself with the route.

 

 Hazards & Road Conditions

Rough Roads: Traversing Hawthorne Ave (regrouping point and slow speed so okay), going up on Brattle Street (going slow so okay)

Speed Bump: Between Wheeler Lane & Ridge Street connection

 

⚠️ Disclaimer

↗ ↘ Steep Ascents and Descents

There are some steep ascents on this route (up to 20%).  Make sure to bring a bike with proper gearing. 

What goes up, must also come down; meaning there are also steep descents.  Make sure your brakes in good working order.

 

📍 Meeting Point(s)

1️⃣ We will meet at the bike racks closest to the main intersection at Porter Square on the island between Dunkin and CVS.  There is also a convenient bike repair stand there if needed. 

2️⃣ If you would like to join us in Arlington, we will probably be rolling by Monument Park in Arlington center about 10 minutes after the ride starts.

 

🚗 Parking

If you are driving to the start, you can park in Porter Square shopping center parking lot for free.

Available to any leader: 
Yes
Rider Limit: 
20
Ride Closed: 

Praline Croissant - Women only (LEADERLESS)

Date: 
Jun 24, 2022
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Minuteman Bikeway Trailhead (Arlington/Cambridge)

Alewife Station Access Rd and Steel Place
Cambridge , MA
Directions: 

To reach the Cambridge Minuteman trailhead by subway, take the MBTA Red Line to the Alewife Station. Bicycles are allowed on weekends and during off-peak hours on weekdays; see mbta.com for details.

To reach the Cambridge Minuteman trailhead by car from I-95, take Exit 29A to MA 2 toward Boston. Go 5.9 miles and take the Alewife Station exit. The Alewife Station Access Road becomes Steel Place. Go 0.4 mile and turn left into the parking garage (fee charged).

The Minuteman Bikeway starts on the north side of the Alewife building, at the intersection of Steel Pl and Alewife Station Access Rd. This is the intersection of three bike paths: Fitchburg Cutoff, Alewife Linear, and Minuteman.

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A great way to meet other women CRW members!

This is a low-traffic, scenic ride through Lexington, Burlington, Woburn, Winchester, and Arlington! The ride leaves from the Minuteman Bikeway terminus near Alewife (at the intersection of three bike paths: Fitchburg Cutoff, Alewife Linear, and Minuteman). We head down the Minuteman bikeway to Lexington Center, then to Burlington and up Blanchard Rd to the water tower at Mary Cummings Park. We descend to beautiful Horn Pond, spin past Mystic Lakes, and take our "secret" route back to Alewife (that cuts out the traffic in Arlington Center). Expect a pace of about 13-15 mph, with stops to regroup as needed (faster riders can form groups to make their own time).
Rain cancels. Will make call by 10 pm the night before. Will check again at 6 am in case of unexpected weather.

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

ZWIFT - Mid-Day Masters

Date: 
May 19, 2022
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Raining outside? Did you miss a morning ride because you slept in? Are you work-independent or working independently from home with time on your hands? Then saddle up for a mid-day spin! We'll explore various routes in Zwift's virtual worlds, targeting 50min of riding on routes with variable elevation gain.

https://www.zwift.com/events/view/3005299

We’ll be using Discord for voice chat on rides. The club server is linked below.
https://discord.gg/j4pGcMkDHC

You can find a quick primer for using Discord on Zwift Insider.
https://zwiftinsider.com/using-discord

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

? ZWIFT - Mid-Day Masters

Date: 
Mar 31, 2022
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Did you miss a morning ride because you slept in? Are you work-independent or working independently from home with time on your hands? Then saddle up for a mid-day spin! We'll explore various routes in Zwift's virtual worlds, targeting 50min of riding on routes with variable elevation gain.

Registration link to be provided ahead of the ride...

We’ll be using Discord for voice chat on rides. The club server is linked below.
https://discord.gg/j4pGcMkDHC

You can find a quick primer for using Discord on Zwift Insider.
https://zwiftinsider.com/using-discord

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

? ZWIFT - Mid-Day Masters

Date: 
Mar 29, 2022
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Did you miss a morning ride because you slept in? Are you work-independent or working independently from home with time on your hands? Then saddle up for a mid-day spin! We'll explore various routes in Zwift's virtual worlds, targeting 50min of riding on routes with variable elevation gain.

Registration link to be provided ahead of the ride...

We’ll be using Discord for voice chat on rides. The club server is linked below.
https://discord.gg/j4pGcMkDHC

You can find a quick primer for using Discord on Zwift Insider.
https://zwiftinsider.com/using-discord

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

? ZWIFT - Mid-Day Masters

Date: 
Mar 24, 2022
Ride Leader(s): 
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Did you miss a morning ride because you slept in? Are you work-independent or working independently from home with time on your hands? Then saddle up for a mid-day spin! We'll explore various routes in Zwift's virtual worlds, targeting 50min of riding on routes with variable elevation gain.

https://www.zwift.com/events/view/2850432

We’ll be using Discord for voice chat on rides. The club server is linked below.
https://discord.gg/j4pGcMkDHC

You can find a quick primer for using Discord on Zwift Insider.
https://zwiftinsider.com/using-discord

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

? ZWIFT - Mid-Day Masters

Date: 
Mar 22, 2022
Ride Leader(s): 
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Did you miss a morning ride because you slept in? Are you work-independent or working independently from home with time on your hands? Then saddle up for a mid-day spin! We'll explore various routes in Zwift's virtual worlds, targeting 50min of riding on routes with variable elevation gain.

https://www.zwift.com/events/view/2850170

We’ll be using Discord for voice chat on rides. The club server is linked below.
https://discord.gg/j4pGcMkDHC

You can find a quick primer for using Discord on Zwift Insider.
https://zwiftinsider.com/using-discord

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

? ZWIFT - Mid-Day Masters

Date: 
Mar 17, 2022
Ride Leader(s): 
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Did you miss a morning ride because you slept in? Are you work-independent or working independently from home with time on your hands? Then saddle up for a mid-day spin! We'll explore various routes in Zwift's virtual worlds, targeting 50min of riding on routes with variable elevation gain.

https://www.zwift.com/events/view/2850167

We’ll be using Discord for voice chat on rides. The club server is linked below.
https://discord.gg/j4pGcMkDHC

You can find a quick primer for using Discord on Zwift Insider.
https://zwiftinsider.com/using-discord

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

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