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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: 
No
Rider Limit: 
10
Ride Closed: 
Ride is closed

Early Emerald Excursion

Date: 
Aug 13, 2021
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Leverett Pond

56 Pond Ave
Brookline , MA
Directions: 

After turning south off of Rt. 9 (Washington St, which becomes Huntington Ave if you continue east) proceed approximately 0.1 miles on Pond Ave to the Brookline town parking lot across from the Brook House Condominium complex.

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Come out early to enjoy the scenic side of Boston. We'll meet in the Brookline town parking lot next to Leverett Pond (just off of Pond Ave), where free 2 hour parking is available.

 

From Leverett Pond, we'll head south along the Emerald Necklace. After passing Jamaica Pond we'll have a short climb before making our way south to a fun descent along the verdant parkways of the Stony Brook Reservation. We'll then roll through the quaint Dedham town center before turning north towards Needham. Our route home meanders through stately homes in Newton and Brookline before descending back towards Jamaica Pond and the Emerald Necklace.

 

Expect a moderate pace of 14 – 16mph depending on participants and how we feel that day.

 

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

 

Take some pictures, and post on Instagram with #CRWheelers

Notes: 

Rain or excessively wet roads, expect the ride to be canceled. Ride leader will update for cancelation the evening prior.

 

There are a few traffic rotaries on this route (this is Boston after all) which are fairly simple to negotiate early in the morning, however extra vigilance is always advised.

Available to any leader: 
No
Rider Limit: 
30
Ride Closed: 

Boston to Plymouth South Shore tour

Date: 
Sep 11, 2021
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Quincy Center

175 Thomas E Burgin Pkwy
Quincy , MA
Directions: 

Quincy Center Station has ample parking space, which can be found behind the station. Drive around on Dimmock St and follow signs to the lot. Options for overflow parking can be found at shopping centers nearby.

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Enjoy the last bit of summer by taking the scenic route down the South shore passing through World's End, while visiting monuments and lighthouses (Scituate & Plymouth) along the way. Plenty of opportunities to stop for a dip (Black Rock, Duxbury, or Scituate beaches). Dinner at KKatie's diner to refuel after a full day! Optional gravel section at Sasquish Neck.

Notes: 

Transportation/Parking:
1) MBTA Red Line train out of Harvard Square at 6:30 AM arrives 8:50 AM to Quincy Center Station (ride start). Any subway trains along the red line will suffice (make sure to take the Braintree train and double check schedule to arrive to Quincy Center on time). Take train from Plymouth at end of ride to South Station.
2) Drive to start. Parking available at Quincy Center station. Make sure to arrive early to secure a spot, but possible options at shopping centers nearby might work. Take train from Plymouth at end of ride back to Quincy Center.

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

Praline Croissant - Women only (CRW SOCK RAFFLE!!!)

Date: 
Aug 13, 2021
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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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***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!!!***
A great way to meet other women CRW members!

Start your weekend off right with a low-traffic, scenic ride through Lexington, Burlington, Woburn, Winchester, and Arlington! The ride leaves from the Minuteman Bikeway terminus near Alewife. We head down the path to Lexington Center, then cut over 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 13-14 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 5 am in case of unexpected weather.

Available to any leader: 
No
Rider Limit: 
15
Ride Closed: 

Newton-Dover (25 or 34 miles)

Date: 
Aug 15, 2021
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Enjoy this delightful ride that includes Newton, Wellesley, Needham and Dover. There is a regular version (25 miles) and a longer version (33 miles). The starting point has free parking (please park in the back of the condo building). FYI, there is a Dunkin Donuts at 1148 Beacon St., next to the condo building. This is a show-and-go (everyone goes at their own pace). Please note: you can use GPS or print out a cue sheet if you want one but there won't be any copies at the ride start. 

Notes: 

Lisa's cell # 617-299-1620 (text preferred, but can call). For possible weather-related cancelation, check this website 9a or after on the day of the ride. The ride is on unless it is listed as canceled by 8a the day of the ride.

For Ride with GPS: (1) install the Ride with GPS app on your mobile phone (it can be a free account); (2) open Google on your phone, navigate to crw.org, and locate this ride in the ride calendar; (3) click the map below and download it; (4) open the download within Ride with GPS. (5) become familiar with Ride with GPS prior to the ride. 

Available to any leader: 
Yes
Rider Limit: 
30
Ride Closed: 

Newton-Dover (25 or 34 miles)

Date: 
Aug 28, 2021
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Enjoy this delightful ride with a friendly group. We span Newton, Wellesley, Needham and Dover. There's a regular (25 miles) and longer version (33 miles). We park and meet behind the condo building at 1172 Beacon St., Newton. This is the starting point and has free parking (please park in the back). FYI, there's a Dunkin Donuts next door at 1148 Beacon St. if you'd like to make use of that, but we don't park or meet there. The ride is show-and-go, everyone at their own pace. You can use GPS or print out a cue sheet ahead (no printed copies at the ride start).

Notes: 

Lisa's cell # 617-299-1620 (text preferred, but can call). For possible weather-related cancelation, check this website 8a or after on the day of the ride. The ride is on unless it is listed as canceled by 8a the day of the ride.

For Ride with GPS: (1) install the Ride with GPS app on your mobile phone (it can be a free account); (2) open Google on your phone, navigate to crw.org, and locate this ride in the ride calendar; (3) click the map below and download it; (4) open the download within Ride with GPS. (5) become familiar with Ride with GPS prior to the ride. 

Available to any leader: 
Yes
Rider Limit: 
30
Ride Closed: 

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

Date: 
Aug 11, 2021
Ride Leader(s): 
Cancel ride: 
Reason for cancellation: 
Listing Type: 
Ride
Ride Start: 

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: 
No
Rider Limit: 
10
Ride Closed: 

Early Emerald Excursion

Date: 
Aug 6, 2021
Ride Leader(s): 
Cancel ride: 
Reason for cancellation: 
Listing Type: 
Ride
Ride Start: 

Leverett Pond

56 Pond Ave
Brookline , MA
Directions: 

After turning south off of Rt. 9 (Washington St, which becomes Huntington Ave if you continue east) proceed approximately 0.1 miles on Pond Ave to the Brookline town parking lot across from the Brook House Condominium complex.

Ride image: 

Come out early to enjoy the scenic side of Boston. We'll meet in the Brookline town parking lot next to Leverett Pond (just off of Pond Ave), where free 2 hour parking is available.

 

From Leverett Pond, we'll head south along the Emerald Necklace. After passing Jamaica Pond we'll have a short climb before making our way south to a fun descent along the verdant parkways of the Stony Brook Reservation. We'll then roll through the quaint Dedham town center before turning north towards Needham. Our route home meanders through stately homes in Newton and Brookline before descending back towards Jamaica Pond and the Emerald Necklace.

 

Expect a moderate pace of 14 – 16mph depending on participants and how we feel that day.

 

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

 

Take some pictures, and post on Instagram with #CRWheelers

Notes: 

Rain or excessively wet roads, expect the ride to be canceled. Ride leader will update for cancelation the evening prior.

 

There are a few traffic rotaries on this route (this is Boston after all) which are fairly simple to negotiate early in the morning, however extra vigilance is always advised.

Available to any leader: 
No
Rider Limit: 
30
Ride Closed: 

Praline Croissant - Women only (CRW SOCK RAFFLE!!!)

Date: 
Aug 6, 2021
Ride Leader(s): 
Cancel ride: 
Reason for cancellation: 
Listing Type: 
Ride
Ride Start: 

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.

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!!!***
A great way to meet other women CRW members!

Start your weekend off right with a low-traffic, scenic ride through Lexington, Burlington, Woburn, Winchester, and Arlington! The ride leaves from the Minuteman Bikeway terminus near Alewife. We head down the path to Lexington Center, then cut over 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 13-14 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 5 am in case of unexpected weather.

Available to any leader: 
No
Rider Limit: 
15
Ride Closed: 

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

Date: 
Aug 5, 2021
Ride Leader(s): 
Cancel ride: 
Ride is cancelled
Reason for cancellation: 
August 5 ride is cancelled due to rain. See you next week!
Listing Type: 
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Ride Start: 

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: 
No
Rider Limit: 
10
Ride Closed: 

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