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DIRTY BATTLE ROAD (Free Beer!)

Date: 
Sep 28, 2022
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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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JOIN US FOR A BEER AT REVOLUTION HALL AFTER THE RIDE, HOSTED BY THE CRW GRAVEL PROGRAM!!!)UPDATED ROUTE! ***Includes Estabrook which is a bit more technical than our standard route.*** 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 58% unpaved. Tires 32–35mm should be sufficient. ***Estabrook section is NOT appropriate for bikes with slick or skinny tires.*** 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. Ride on the road into historic Concord Center, past the Old North Bridge, and into the Estabrook reserve. Come back to Concord Center via Hugh Cargill (dirt road) and Lowell Rd. Loop back on historic rail beds that connected Lexington-Bedford-Concord: Reformatory Branch & Minute Man Bikeway. Finish at Revolution Hall, and treat yourself to a beer! 

*** 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 noon on the day of the ride.

Available to any leader: 
Yes
Rider Limit: 
60
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Mighty Moon

Date: 
Sep 25, 2022
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What: Brisk Blue Moon Bakery ride at 17+mph to get back to Waltham before noon. 
Where: Waltham, Medfield, Walpole, Dover and back.
When: 7:00 AM 

Each rider should be prepared to ride solo if dropped. GPS, repair kit, proper visibility gear, lights are required. All riders must be able to navigate the route on their own and should be prepared to manage mechanicals and other mishaps.

 

Available to any leader: 
No
Rider Limit: 
60
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DIRTY BATTLE ROAD (Estabrook loop)

Date: 
Sep 21, 2022
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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 ROUTE! ***Includes Estabrook which is a bit more technical than our standard route.*** 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 58% unpaved. Tires 32–35mm should be sufficient. ***Estabrook section is NOT appropriate for bikes with slick or skinny tires.*** 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. Ride on the road into historic Concord Center, past the Old North Bridge, and into the Estabrook reserve. Come back to Concord Center via Hugh Cargill (dirt road) and Lowell Rd. Loop back on historic rail beds that connected Lexington-Bedford-Concord: Reformatory Branch & Minute Man Bikeway. Finish at Revolution Hall, and treat yourself to a beer! 

*** 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 noon on the day of the ride.

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

Nashoba Bakery Ride

Date: 
Oct 8, 2022
9 days remaining
Ride Leader(s): 
John O'Dowd (9787604705 7-9 PM)
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Behind Donelan's parking Lot

145 Lincoln Rd
Lincoln , MA
Directions: 

From 128 take Rt. 2 west to Bedford Rd south to Lincoln Center. (This is the five corner intersection at Trapello Rd, the library and a big flower pot at the intersection) Continue straight on Lincoln Rd to South Lincoln. St. Joseph's church will be on the left, shopping center on the right. Take the second right into the RR parking lot. If you cross the RR tracks, you just missed it. Train schedule (Fitchburg line) is here: https://mbta.com/schedules/CR-Fitchburg/timetable .

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A tour of the rolling hills of Lincoln, Weston, Sudbury, Acton and Concord, where we stop at the Nashoba Bakery for a coffee warm-up.
Ride leader will be doing the long route at a 15-16 mph pace. But you are free to ride your own pace!
We gather in the MBTA overflow lot behind the Donelans parking lot, (do not park in the Donelan's lot).
Riders are responsible for their own navigation. Custom cue sheets available below the Ride with GPS file. 
John's Cell number is 978-760-4705. Please call if urgent.
 
Notes: 

No bathroom at ride start.

Steady rain cancels

 

Available to any leader: 
No
Rider Limit: 
40
Ride Closed: 

Turkey Burner

Date: 
Nov 25, 2022
57 days remaining
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Weston Town Hall

11 Town House Rd
Weston , MA
Directions: 

From Rt. 128 take Rt. 20 and head west to the first traffic light. Turn right into Weston Center and park on the far side of the green.

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You know you're going to eat too much on Thanksgiving. You want to be good, but you're grab that extra turkey leg and an extra piece of pie.

 

Now what? Are you going to sit on the couch on Friday? Are you going shopping at a mall?

 

Better idea. Join me, jump on your bike and burn off some of those calories. 20 miles, 40 miles, and metric. Maybe I'll put together a full century is there is enough interest. 

Available to any leader: 
No
Rider Limit: 
60
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Gravel Kearsage Klassic

Date: 
Oct 15, 2022
16 days remaining
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Back by popular demand and previously led by Phillip Stern, CRW's edition of the Kearsage Klassic!  Come enjoy hard packed gravel and dirt roads, some stout climbing and hopefully peak fall foliage on this classic NH gravel ride. 
 

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 can vary from smooth dirt to loose and rocky gravel. For this reason, it is strongly recommended that riders be properly prepared and 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

Notes: 

Ride limited to 12 riders plus ride leaders. (There will be 2 ride leaders in training on this ride)  We will maintain ~13mph avg and periodically regroup when necessary. Inclement weather cancels. 

 

 

 

Available to any leader: 
No
Rider Limit: 
60
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🐓 Rooster Great Brook Farm 🚜

Date: 
Sep 16, 2022
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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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Great Brook Farm

Let's get out of the city and ride through the beautiful great Brook Farm area up in Carlisle before we head back to town and to work...

If you have joined for this route before, please make sure to re-download the route to your device as the route has changed.

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

Speedy Croissant Women's Ride

Date: 
Sep 14, 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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RAIN DATE FOR TUES 9/13 RIDE. PLEASE RE-REGISTER! A variation on the Praline Croissant ride, but faster and longer. With less bike path, no Horn Pond dog dodging, and an additional loop around Mystic Lakes, this ride is for women looking for a quicker pace (15+ mph) and paceline work. The ride is show-and-go and will not necessarily regroup if riders are dropped.

Available to any leader: 
No
Rider Limit: 
60
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Speedy Croissant Women's Ride

Date: 
Sep 27, 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 variation on the Praline Croissant ride, but faster and longer. With less bike path, no Horn Pond dog dodging, and an additional loop around Mystic Lakes, this ride is for women looking for a quicker pace (15+ mph) and paceline work. The ride is show-and-go and will not necessarily regroup if riders are dropped.

Available to any leader: 
No
Rider Limit: 
60
Ride Closed: 

Speedy Croissant Women's Ride

Date: 
Sep 20, 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 variation on the Praline Croissant ride, but faster and longer. With less bike path, no Horn Pond dog dodging, and an additional loop around Mystic Lakes, this ride is for women looking for a quicker pace (15+ mph) and paceline work. The ride is show-and-go and will not necessarily regroup if riders are dropped.

Available to any leader: 
No
Rider Limit: 
60
Ride Closed: 

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