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Early Dirty Battle Road

Date: 
Mar 30, 2022
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Revolution Hall

3 Maguire Rd
Lexington , MA
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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
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North to New Hampshire

Date: 
May 21, 2022
Ride Leader(s): 
John O'Dowd (9787604705 7-9 PM)
Larry Kernan (3392340404 before 9:30 PM)
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Northeast Metro Tech

100 Hemlock Street
Wakefield , MA
Directions: 
  • Take Rt. 95 (128) to exit 58, Rt. 129 East.
  • Follow signs for Rt. 129 East for 1.5 miles to Wakefield center.
  • Follow Rt. 129 East as it turns left.
  • Go approximately 1 mile past Wakefield center.
  • Turn right onto Farm Street, go past Wakefield High School
  • Turn left on Hemlock Rd follow sign to NE Metro Tech HS

The nearest commuter rail stop is Wakefield, on the Haverhill line. From the station, go south and east on North Street and Nahant Street to the High School. Distance is about 2.2 mi.  Train schedule is here: https://mbta.com/schedules/CR-Haverhill/timetable

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Registration required. For CRW Members only. No day of event registration.

Join the Charles River Wheelers for one of three beautiful routes of 100, 62 and 50 miles on slightly rolling rural roads through the Merrimack Valley of northeastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire. Our 100 mile ride will take you through Exeter and Hampton Falls, NH. The other routes travel through such towns as Boxford, Groveland and Topsfield. All routes pass through the Harold Parker State Forest. There will be one crewed rest stop at American Legion Park, 17 Pentucket Ave, Georgetown, MA from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

There will be a 14-15 mph pace 100 mile group leaving at 7:00 led by Larry Kernan

There will be a 14-15 mph pace  63 mile group leaving at 7:30 am led by John O'Dowd

If interested in either group please click on appropriate ride leader name under Ride Leaders below and send him an email

Led groups leave promptly at indicated times so please arrive early

 

Notes: 

NOTE!! With Saturday's temperture rising, the 63 mile paced group will leave at 7:30. Please arrive no later than 7:15 to ride with this group.

Note that this event has no sag wagons and is not arrowed. We'll provide GPS routes, cue sheets and suggestions on where to stop for food and water. 

Available to any leader: 
Yes
Rider Limit: 
60
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Midnight Marathon Ride

Date: 
Apr 18, 2022
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I'm not ready to run 26 miles, but I am ready to bike 26 miles. Let's meet at the Hopkinton Bandstand at the corner of Hayden Rowe and Park St. at midnight and ride the marathon route in to Boston. You'll get home in time to take a nap and get back out to cheer on the runners. 

We'll work on timing for those riding out from Boston and Newton to the start line and back in for 52 miles

You'll need lights on your bike. Bright lights in the front and red on the back. It will be dark. It's midnight. The more lights the better. Add on glow sticks, LEDs, disco balls, whatever makes you happy.

Coming from Boston, the Framingham/Worcester train 537 leaves South Station at 10:55 pm and arrives in Southborough at 11:56 pm. Then it's a short ride, uphill on Cedar St. to Hopkinton. There may be an issue if there are too many bikes on the train. This has been organized by Greg Hum in past year's. This website has many more details: https://www.midnightmarathon.org/

For any one looking to ride out and back, here are some rallying points for CRW to gather for the ride out (which is just a reverse of the marathon route).

  • Newton City Hall - front steps 10:15 (Doug will be here)
  • Morse Tavern, Natick 10:45 (Mark Nardone rally point)

 

Available to any leader: 
Yes
Rider Limit: 
60
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Newton-Dover (25 or 34 miles) + coffee/donuts prior to ride start

Date: 
Apr 9, 2022
Ride Leader(s): 
Lisa Najavits (6172991620 11a to 9p, text or email)
Robyn Betts
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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). New! We'll have a pre-ride social gathering for anyone who wants to partake (a free coffee and donut on CRW's tab). We will gather at the Dunkin Donuts at 10 a.m. for the social and then do ride start at 11 a.m. (both distances). It's still early spring so this will aim for warm-ish weather.  

Social from 10 a.m.- 1045a: Dunkin Donuts 1148 Beacon St. You'll recognize us from the neon colors and clack of the cleats. Text the ride leader if you can't find us, but it's a very small shop. Note: if you park here you'll need to repark before the ride as the parking is at the ride start. Best to park first at the ride start and walk over (a 1 minute walk!). 

11 a.m.: Ride start. We park and meet behind the condo building at 1172 Beacon St., Newton. There is free parking (please park in the back). 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: 

4/8/22 weather note-- we're still on! There is less than 50% chance of rain and a tiny amount if that, so the ride is happening. See you there. 

Lisa's cell # 617-299-1620 (text preferred, but for anything urgent or time sensitive, be sure to 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
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North to New Hampshire

Date: 
May 15, 2022
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Northeast Metro Tech

100 Hemlock Street
Wakefield , MA
Directions: 
  • Take Rt. 95 (128) to exit 58, Rt. 129 East.
  • Follow signs for Rt. 129 East for 1.5 miles to Wakefield center.
  • Follow Rt. 129 East as it turns left.
  • Go approximately 1 mile past Wakefield center.
  • Turn right onto Farm Street, go past Wakefield High School
  • Turn left on Hemlock Rd follow sign to NE Metro Tech HS

The nearest commuter rail stop is Wakefield, on the Haverhill line. From the station, go south and east on North Street and Nahant Street to the High School. Distance is about 2.2 mi.  Train schedule is here: https://mbta.com/schedules/CR-Haverhill/timetable

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Registration required. For CRW Members only. No day of event registration.

Join the Charles River Wheelers for one of three beautiful routes of 100, 62 and 50 miles on slightly rolling rural roads through the Merrimack Valley of northeastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire. Our 100 mile ride will take you through Exeter and Hampton Falls, NH. The other routes travel through such towns as Boxford, Groveland and Topsfield. All routes pass through the Harold Parker State Forest. There will be one crewed rest stop at American Legion Park, 17 Pentucket Ave, Georgetown, MA from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

There will be a 15-16 mph pace 100 mile group leaving at 8:00 led by Martin Hayes. If interested click his name under Ride Leaders below and send him an email

There will be a 14-15 mph pace 50 mile group leaving at 8:00 led by Hermin Miranda. If interested click his name under Ride Leaders below and send him an email

There will also be a 14-15 mph pace 50 mile group leaving at 9:00 led by Andy Brand. If interested click his name under Ride Leaders below and send him an email

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NOTE!!!!!!  100 MILE ROUTE HAS CHANGED 5/13  PLEASE DOWNLOAD UPDATED ROUTE!

Note that this event has no sag wagons and is not arrowed. We'll provide GPS routes, cue sheets and suggestions on where to stop for food and water. 

Available to any leader: 
Yes
Rider Limit: 
60
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Lexington Revolutions

Date: 
Jul 4, 2022
Ride Leader(s): 
John O'Dowd (9787604705 7-9 PM)
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Clark Middle School

96 Brookside Ave
Lexington , MA
Directions: 

From Rt 128, take Exit 30 Rt 2A east. Take a right at the light at Waltham St. After 0.2 mi take a left on Brookside Ave and follow the road to the parking lot at the school. From Rt 2 going west, take Exit 54 Waltham St toward Lexington center. After 0.6 mi take a right on Brookside Ave and follow the road to the parking lot at the school. The school is about 1 mile from the Minuteman bikeway: take Marrett Road to Brookside Avenue and from there, follow driving directions.

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Celebrate the 4th with this classic ride! Tour the beautiful roads of Lexington, Concord, Carlisle, Westford, Chelmsford, and Bedford. Rest stop for the long and medium rides at Great Brook Farm in Carlisle where they have water, bathrooms, and ice cream. (No planned stop for the short ride.) Things to see include Hanscom Field, the Old North Bridge, and horse and dairy farms. Save some energy for a hill near the end of the ride.

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Please Note!
There was an error involving the 33 mile route which was just corrected late 7/2. If you downloaded the 31 mile route it starts at Lexington green. This ride will start at the Clark Middle school. Please replace the 31 mile route you downloaded and replace it with the correct 33 mile route.

Available to any leader: 
Yes
Rider Limit: 
50
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X-Mass in July

Date: 
Jul 2, 2022
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It's X-Mass in July! Cycle across Massachusetts (X-Mass), from near the NY state border to the beach at Castle Island, in one day! The ride starts from the summit of Mt Greylock (opportunity to stay overnight at Bascomb Lodge for an early start) then a beautiful journey through the Berkshires and along the Quabbin Reservoir, followed by a climb to the summit of Mt Wachusett and a finish at the Boston Harbor to watch the sunset. This is an unsupported ride and riders will have to arrange for their own travel to the start. The ride leader will host a planning meeting in May to review ride logistics and help riders assess their readiness and prepare for this epic ride.

Available to any leader: 
Yes
Rider Limit: 
18
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Nashoba Bakery Ride

Date: 
Apr 16, 2022
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 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/snow or very high winds cancels

 

Available to any leader: 
Yes
Rider Limit: 
20
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FOUR NOTCHES AND A PASS (4N1P)

Date: 
Jun 11, 2022
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Spend the day in agony climbing four notches & a pass: Kancamagus, Bear, Crawford, Franconia, & Kinsman. (led ride)

 

Or take a leisurely loop climbing only two notches: Franconia & Kinsman. Franconia trail, view soaring Lafayette & Cannon mountains, & soak in Echo lake. (show & go)

 

Your choice for fun.

 

Both options start & finish near Woodstock Inn brewery.

 

Meeting location in public parking space behind Sunburst Trading gift shop at exactly this location https://google.com/maps/place/44.030934,-71.685967

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Meeting location in public parking space behind Sunburst Trading gift shop at exactly this location https://google.com/maps/place/44.030934,-71.685967

Available to any leader: 
Yes
Rider Limit: 
60
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Bolton Bean and Sterling

Date: 
Apr 9, 2022
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Let's take a ride out to Bolton Bean for some coffee and tasty treats. Century option continues out to Sterling and scenic views of the Wachusett reservoir. Shortest route doesn't make it all the way to Bolton Bean but offers a nice 40 mile loop through Sudbury  

Notes: 

Rest stops are about 35 miles apart.  We will stop to regroup every about every 25 miles with time to quickly refuel if  needed.

Available to any leader: 
Yes
Rider Limit: 
60
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