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Praline Croissant - Women only (Friday edition)

Date: 
Dec 3, 2021
2 days remaining
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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.

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60
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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.

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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.

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

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Lexington (leaderless) Revolutions

Date: 
Dec 4, 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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The two rides start at the same time and at the same place, mostly along the same route. The Social Revolutions is slightly shorter for a more comfortable pace.

 

The Rapid Revolutions longer route is the training ride option. If you want to kick-start the weekend with a quick ride, the Rapid Revolutions is for you! Average speed of 16–19+ mph, go big or go home!

 

Just show up, introduce yourself to others, find someone to ride with, & agree on the rules of the ride. Then off you go. Split into fast & social groups as needed.

 

Option of ice cream at Rancatore's in Lexington or coffee at Peete's or Starbucks after the ride.

 

Meet near Captain John Parker statue in Lexington Battle Green.

 

*** 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. ***

 

Use club Slack channel #ride to discuss this event further https://www.crw.org/content/slack

 

Take some pictures, post on Instagram with #CRWheelers

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Thawing Cronuts 🍩☕️🍵

Date: 
Dec 2, 2021
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Cleveland Circle

355 Chestnut Hill Ave
Brighton , MA
Directions: 

From Rt.9 take Chestnut Hill Ave to Cleveland Circle. Then at Cleveland Circle make a left onto Beacon St. Parking often available in a legal spot, look at the signs or you may be sorry.

We will meet in front of Cassidy Playground right by the reservoir and across the corner from the MBTA Cleveland Circle stop.
Start your morning off right with a tour of scenic roads South! We will pass through Needham Junction, Dedham, Stonybrook Reservation, and by the Brookline Center before rolling back to Cleveland Circle. We will swing by Fuel (nearby on Chestnut Hill Ave) at the end of the ride to thaw out with some coffee!
Use club Slack channel #ride to discuss this event further: https://crwheelers.slack.com/archives/C0109BPQPAR/p1635859706206700
Take some pictures, post on Instagram with #CRWheelers

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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.
The ride starts in the dark so good lights are essential so you can be visible to other riders and cars on the road. Safety first!

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No
Rider Limit: 
60
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30.8 Concord Chelmsford NS

Date: 
Nov 27, 2021
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North Bridge Parking Lot

300 Monument St
Concord , MA
Directions: 

Route 2 to Rt 126 (Walden Street) to Concord Center, right on Main Street, left around monument and right onto Monument Street. The North Bridge Parking Area is 1/2 mile ahead on the right. The ride start is about 1 1/2 miles from the Concord commuter rail station on the Fitchburg line. Go north on Sudbury street, bear right on Main street, and from there, follow driving directions. Train schedules are here: https://mbta.com/schedules/CR-Fitchburg/timetable

Temps not reaching 40 and a brisk westerly wind. This ride runs North and South (mostly) to avoid the headwinds (when possible) and seeks the more sheltered roads (in theory) to minimize the wind chill (maybe). Most importantly, it has the key attributes of a winter ride - it's short with enough hills for your metabolic heat generation to exceed your convective heat loss. Show the gods of thermo who's in charge!
Meet at the North Bridge parking lot in Concord at 11:00 AM to give the sun a chance to warm things up and, more importantly, melt any potential black ice.
I ride at a sluggish pace but will try to group riders by pace if enough show up.
We'll stop at Ferns in Carlisle Center for thawing out and a hot drink.

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Yes
Rider Limit: 
60
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CRW No Feed Ducks Ride

Date: 
Nov 20, 2021
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Duck Feeding Area

Newton Boathouse Public Parking
Weston , MA
Directions: 

At the traffic light on Route 30 just west of Route 95/128, turn north onto River Road. The second right on River Road (after the Route 95 turn-off)  connects to Newton Boathouse Public Parking aka the Duck Feeding Area. Go under route 128 and turn right to enter the parking lot. 

Commuter Rail, or if driving from Waltham: From Brandeis-Roberts station, take South St southwest and turn left onto Norumbega Rd after about 0.3 mi. (just before the climb up an overpass). Newton Boathouse Public Parking is at the end of Norumbega Rd, about another 0.4 mi. Train schedule is here; https://mbta.com/schedules/CR-Fitchburg/timetable. Returning to the station by bicycle, it is most pleasant to bear right onto Charles River Road, then left onto Angleside Rd and right through parking lots to the station..

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Explore the towns of Weston, Wellesley, Natick, Dover, Sherborn, and Needham on this Classic CRW ride.  The Ride Leaders will be going at a 13 mph average if you care to join us or ride at your own pace.

 

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30
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Ride Leader Winter Kick-Off

Date: 
Dec 4, 2021
2 days remaining
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Calling all Ride Leaders! Join us for a Winter kick off ride and share some heady camaraderie with your Ride Leader buddies! Two ride lengths to warm you up starting from Craft Food Hall Project-City Point in Waltham. Both routes will take you out to thru Lincoln, Sudbury and return via Weston. Both rides take you past Ponyhenge and across the scenic Sherman Bridge. The long route has a rest stop at Verril Farm. But don't get filled up because we will gather back at Craft Food Hall Project-City Point where CRW gladly thanks you with some hearty slices of pizza and a glass of beer or wine for being the best Ride Leaders around! Sorry, no rest stop on the short route  (This ride is for Ride leaders only.) We will let you know if any snowflakes will put us off our ride, but think positive!

Notes: 

The ride start is Craft Food Hall Project-City Point at 200 5th Avenue Waltham. If coming from the north take I95S to Exit 43A to Totten Pond Road to 3rd Avenue to Prospect Hill Lane to 5th Avenue.

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Thawing Cronuts 🍩☕️🍵

Date: 
Nov 18, 2021
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Cleveland Circle

355 Chestnut Hill Ave
Brighton , MA
Directions: 

From Rt.9 take Chestnut Hill Ave to Cleveland Circle. Then at Cleveland Circle make a left onto Beacon St. Parking often available in a legal spot, look at the signs or you may be sorry.

We will meet in front of Cassidy Playground right by the reservoir and across the corner from the MBTA Cleveland Circle stop.
Start your morning off right with a tour of scenic roads South! We will pass through Needham Junction, Dedham, Stonybrook Reservation, and by the Brookline Center before rolling back to Cleveland Circle. We will swing by Fuel (nearby on Chestnut Hill Ave) at the end of the ride to thaw out with some coffee!
Use club Slack channel #ride to discuss this event further: https://crwheelers.slack.com/archives/C0109BPQPAR/p1635859706206700
Take some pictures, post on Instagram with #CRWheelers

Notes: 

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.
The ride starts in the dark so good lights are essential so you can be visible to other riders and cars on the road. Safety first!

Available to any leader: 
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Rider Limit: 
60
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40 Concord to Westford Knight

Date: 
Nov 13, 2021
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Municipal Parking Lot-Concord-Keyes Rd

150 Keyes Rd
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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Smaller than the Ho Chi Minh gas tank, more obscure than the shroud of Turin, and able to confound the most learned historians - it's the Westford Knight.
One of a number of quirky artifacts in or near the center of Westford. We'll check the evidence of Prince Henry of Sinclair's (he's the knight) pre-columbian discovery of North America.

40 miles from Concord to Westford and back starting at the Keyes St parking lot in Concord Center.

Start at 10:00 AM.

Snacks and coffee available at the Muffin House at mile 24. The knight himself can be seen at about mile 25. But pay attention or you'll ride right by him. The site will be on the right.

Pace will be set by the riders. I'll sweep and try to start riders grouped by speed it enough show up.

Check this website late Friday PM for changes to the route. Any questions call or text Gene at 617-610-1875 or email at ho.eugene@verizon.net.

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Rider Limit: 
60
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Saddle Up, Urban Pilgrim!

Date: 
Nov 25, 2021
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In front of the New England Aquarium

1 Central Wharf
Boston , MA
Directions: 

Take the Mass Turnpike to I-93 North.
Take Exit 17 off I-93 for Government Center.
Turn left at Surface Road and continue for three blocks.
Turn left at Milk Street, and the Aquarium will be straight ahead.

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Gobble, Gobble... Calling on all urban roadies to embark on a Thanksgiving Day morning urban ride through Boston and Brookline. Come out and enjoy a socially paced ride so you can go on and engorge yourself guilt-free! The ride begins in front of the New England Aquarium and takes us through the North End, West End, Downtown, Back Bay, South End, Roxbury, Jamaica Plain, Fenway, Coolidge Corner, Chestnut Hill, Allston, Brighton, South Boston, and Seaport. Join us for a warm up coffee (or drink) at Tradesman Coffee Shop and Lounge after the ride! Rain or snow cancels. Will make call by 10 pm the night before. Will check again at 6 am in case of unexpected weather.

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Bring enough water and snacks as open stores will be limited due to it being Thanksgiving Day. We are anticipating a slow traffic day in the city; however, this is still urban cycling. Riders should be knowledgeable of the Nine Important Safety Tips every urban cyclist should know. If unaware, contact ride leader and I'll be happy to provide.

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No
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