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Needham Dover & Beyond

Date: 
May 28, 2022
Ride Leader(s): 
John O'Dowd (9787604705 7-9 PM)
Harriet Fell
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Cutler Park Reservation

112 Kendrick St
Needham , MA
Directions: 

From Rt. 95/128 take exit 19A (Kendrick St.) toward Needham. From the South, merge onto Kendrick (watch for cyclists!). Cutler Park is at the next light. From the North, turn left off the exit onto Kendrick St. Cutler Park is down the hill at the next stop light.

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Ride on scenic rolling hills along the Charles River through Needham, Dover, and Medfield. Long ride adds Sherborn. John O'Dowd will do the long route at 15 mph average but everyone is free to do their own thing! Rest stop is the Dover cafe.

Riders are responsible for their own navigation. Custom cue  sheets available below Ride with GPS files. 

John' cell # 978-760-4705 for text or phone

Please note if anything is urgent, call only

Notes: 

No bathroom at ride start

Adverse weather cancels. Check here 7:00 am Saturday morning!

Available to any leader: 
Yes
Rider Limit: 
50
Ride Closed: 

Praline Croissant - Women only

Date: 
Apr 15, 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: 

Early Dirty Battle Road

Date: 
Apr 13, 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 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 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: 
10
Ride Closed: 

Thursday Night Fitness Rides and Paceline Clinic

Date: 
Apr 28, 2022
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Meriam's Corner Parking Lot

Lexington Road
Meriam's Corner Concord , MA
Directions: 

From Route 95 Take exit 46B (Old Exit 30B) for Route 2A West. Pass flashing yellow light at Hanscom Drive and continue to second flashing light at fork; stay right onto Lexington Road AKA Battlefield Road. There will be a  sign for parking for Meriam's Corner.

The Thursday Night Fitness Ride welcomes all riders who want to improve their skill and enjoyment of cycling. The long route is 28.7 miles for rolling hills through Concord, Acton, Chelmsford and Carlisle. The 26 mile route makes a slight detour into Kate's Corner and picks up the long route arrows on Proctor Road. There is an optional Alt 22 mile route for limited daylight and casual riding. Groups are divided into 6-8 riders each by average pace which ranges from 15 to 22+ mph. There will be a no-drop paceline to practice safe group riding skills for up to 6 riders. We ride around 13 - 15 mph and pick up the pace depending on the experience of the participants. Led Paceline rides are generally the first Thursday of each month. Cancellation due to poor weather is posted before 4 PM.
 

 

 
Notes: 

The TNFR is closed for the season. See you April 2023

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

Praline Croissant - Women only

Date: 
Apr 8, 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.

Ride image: 

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: 

Early Dirty Battle Road

Date: 
Apr 5, 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 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 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: 
10
Ride Closed: 

Hills are your Friends

Date: 
Apr 10, 2022
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Groton-Dunstable Middle School

344 Main St
Groton , MA
Directions: 

From Rt. 495, take exit 31 onto Rt. 119 West, toward Groton. Continue on 119 W for 7.3 miles, and the school is on your right.

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This is a ride where you can make a lot of friends especially when they are hills! They'll make you a stronger cyclist and you can count on them to prepare you well for future climbs this season. The medium route passes through Brookline, NH and the long route adds a scenic and (of course) hilly loop through Mason, NH. All rides visit the lovely hamlet of Hollis just over the New Hampshire border and stop at Monument Square for the Market. We'll ride by Filho's Cucina in Groton near the ride's end where a well deserved and sumptuous post-ride lunch can enjoyed by all. 
Notes: 

PLEASE print out your Cue sheet from the links if you need one! The leader will NOT have any to hand out at the start.

Available to any leader: 
Yes
Rider Limit: 
50
Ride Closed: 

Saturday is Sunday!

Date: 
Jul 16, 2022
Ride Leader(s): 
John O'Dowd (9787604705 7-9 PM)
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Wompatuck State Park

204 Union St
Hingham , MA
Directions: 

Follow Rte 3 South to exit 14 and the intersection with Rte. 228. Follow Rte. 228 North approximately 5 miles to the intersection with Free Street on the right. Turn right onto Free St. and follow it one mile to the Park entrance on the right.

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Ever wanted to do the Sunday morning coastal ride but just couldn't get yourself out of bed in time? This is your chance to enjoy the scenic coastal route through Hull, Cohasset and Scituate. This is one of the prettiest rides the Club has to offer. Along the coast, you will see the beautiful homes of Jerusalem Road, quaint Cohasset Harbor and the active waterfront in downtown Scituate. The longer loop extends the route to the tip of the Hull peninsula, with views of the Boston skyline. The ride consists of mostly flat terrain along the coast, with rolling hills on the inland portion of the route. If you want a cue sheet please print one from one of the links below. Ride leader will lead a 15-16 mph average group on the long ride, no paced group for the short route at this time. Riders of all levels are welcome.

Notes: 

Do not park in the main parking area. We will park under the trees on the grass just before the visitor center on the right. There will be signs.
Please note this route is slightly different from the Sunday ride so download these gps files
Check Rt 3 traffic for delays before you leave home.

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

Poppies and Rhymes

Date: 
May 7, 2022
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There won't be much rain, but this ride calls for nicer weather. Rescheduled to May 22.
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Donelans

248 Great Rd
Acton , MA
Directions: 

Take Rt. 2 West to Exit 42 and follow Rt. 27 North for 1.6 miles. Turn right onto Brook St for .3 miles. Parking lot will be on the left BEFORE Donelan's OR follow Rte. 2A West 2.2 miles from the Concord Prison rotary and turn left on Brook St immediately before Donelan's. The rear parking lot will be on your right, behind the grocery store. Do not park in front of the stores in the area reserved for customer parking.

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A lovely ride that hasn't been posted for awhile. From Acton, through Groton and Ayer to the Story Book Cottage in Shirley and (hopefully) field of poppies, and beyond. Both short and long rides go past the cottage. History [excerpted] from Shirley town website:  Storybook Cottage is the creation of Dave Holden. Dave purchased the property quite a few years back from his relatives and began the renovation. Dave befriended Tom Fleming, an exceptional artist, and commissioned him to create the storybook figures and signs on the building. Dave and Tom are no longer with us but what they left behind still brings lots of joy to many. Storybook is private property .

Available to any leader: 
Yes
Ride Closed: 

Praline Croissant - Women only

Date: 
Apr 1, 2022
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Ride is cancelled
Reason for cancellation: 
Ride is canceled due to heavy rain
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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.

Ride image: 

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: 

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