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Ride Leader Extravaganza!

Date: 
Jul 18, 2021
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Mary & Larry's House

40 Wilson Road
Bedford , MA
Directions: 

Wilson Road is very narrow and has no shoulder. Please park on nearby Dunelm Road or Robinson Drive.

Ride and Cocktail party are cancelled. Raffle will still be held so get your ride on the Club Calendar!

Calling all Ride Leaders! Are you missing your Ride Leader friends? Bummed because we never had a real kickoff in the spring? Know you won't get a chance to do one of the other great rides posted today? Interested in free food and beverages? Ready to post something on the club calendar? Here's your chance to check all those boxes in a very short time.

 

We're inviting Ride Leaders only (and anyone who attended Ride Leader training) to join us for a quick afternoon ride and cocktail party! Or, you can just come for the cocktails. And yes, please feel free to bring a guest! Our ride starts at 3:00 p.m. and is a scant 16.7 miles - just enough to convince yourself you got some exercise. Appetizers and beverages will be served from 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. Sorry, Larry won't be slinging burgers for this one.


But wait, there's more!

Anyone who posts a ride to the calendar between July 9 - 23 will be entered into a raffle to win a $100 gift card to Jack's Abby. Post two rides, you get two chances to win! Post three rides, well, you can figure it out. Yes, there's fine print:

  • This drawing is for weekend rides only. Yes, Saturday and Sunday mornings. Sorry, Adventure, Devo and Gravel rides are not eligible for the drawing. Not sure your ride qualifies, please ask Ed Cheng.
  • The ride must occur by October 31st.

Oh yeah, the ride description! It's a quick loop that starts with an awesome uphill then loops through Lexington and Concord before returning to Bedford. Nearly all the turns are to the right and you should be able to do this in a little over an hour. Be sure to save a little energy for the climb back to the ride start.

 

Please register today! If you'd like to come just for cocktails, please put 0 miles at the bottom of the form in the Distance box. We need to get a headcount so we can feed everyone! (Rain cancels. A rain cancellation will be posted Sunday morning).

Available to any leader: 
No
Rider Limit: 
60
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Early Emerald Excursion

Date: 
Jul 16, 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
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Newton-Dover

Date: 
Aug 7, 2021
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Enjoy this delightful 25 mile ride that includes Newton, Wellesley, Needham and Dover. The starting point has free parking (it's in the back of a 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
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Newton-Dover

Date: 
Jul 24, 2021
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Enjoy this delightful 25 mile ride that includes Newton, Wellesley, Needham and Dover. The starting point has free parking (it's in the back of a condo building).  This is a show-and-go (everyone goes at their own pace. Please note: you can use GPS (e.g., Ride with GPS or Garmin) or print out your own cue sheet if you want one (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 at 830a 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: 

Tour of the Apple Orchards

Date: 
Oct 9, 2021
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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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A beautiful time of year to ride from one apple orchard to the next! Hopefully the fall colors will be in full regalia. Join us on one of the rides to kick off Columbus Day weekend. Recommended beverage/food stop is Bolton Bean on Route 117 and the route happens to pass right by it!

Available to any leader: 
No
Rider Limit: 
100
Ride Closed: 

Apple Pi Ride

Date: 
Jul 18, 2021
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Threat of thunderstorms
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Bedford VA Hospital

200 Springs Rd
Bedford , MA
Directions: 

From 128 Take Rt 4 north to Bedford Center. Turn right on Springs Rd. Follow signs for VA Hospital / Middlesex Community College. Meet at first parking lot on right. By bicycle from the Minuteman Bikeway: take the Narrow Gauge Rail Trail to where it crosses Springs Road diagonally, then bear right onto Springs Road.

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The short ride goes through Concord, Acton, Littleton, Westford, and Carlisle. The long ride adds Stow and Harvard. The long ride passes an impressive array of apple orchards, while taking in a few hills.

Notes: 

Ride is not arrowed, use GPS or download cuesheet for navigation.  Leader is doing short route at 13-14 mph pace, but you are free to do either route at your own pace.

Available to any leader: 
Yes
Rider Limit: 
60
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Willett's Pond

Date: 
Jul 17, 2021
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Wellesley High School

50 Rice St
Wellesley , MA
Directions: 

From Rt. 128, north or south, take Rt. 16 west/Wellesley exit. Proceed west on Rt. 16 past the intersection with Rt. 9 (at about 1.1 mile), and then past several (2 or 3) traffic lights. After the traffic light at the intersection with Rockland/Forest St., Rice St. is the next left. Turn left on Rice, and after a short distance the High School will appear on the left. The High School is about 0.4 mi from the Wellesley Hills commuter rail station: take Washington Street west, turn left onto Forest Street and right onto Paine Street. Schedule is here: https://mbta.com/schedules/CR-Worcester/timetable

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From Wellesley High School head south on quiet back roads. Short ride goes through Westwood and Dover while the long ride goes by Willett's Pond in Norwood and then through Sharon.

Available to any leader: 
Yes
Rider Limit: 
100
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Lexington (leaderless) Revolutions

Date: 
Jul 10, 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

Available to any leader: 
No
Rider Limit: 
10
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Not so Mellow Monday - Fireworks Edition

Date: 
Jul 5, 2021
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Alewife Station

135 Alewife Brook Parkway
Cambridge , MA
Directions: 

Alewife Station is reachable by car on Route 2, and there is ample paid parking; by car or bicycle on Alewife Brook Parkway; on paths from the west (Fitchburg Cutoff path), north (Minuteman Commuter Bikeway) and east (Linear Park). And Alewife Station is the terminus of the Red Line light rail, which takes bicycles except during peak hours in the peak direction. Ride groups meet in front of the parking garage on Steel Place.

Catch up on lost mileage and elevation from the rainy weekend...rumors of Eastern Ave hill repeats afterwards for those so inclined.

Available to any leader: 
No
Rider Limit: 
30
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X-Mass in July

Date: 
Jul 24, 2021
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It's X-Mass in July! Cycle across Massachusetts (X-Mass), from the NY state border to the beach at Castle Island, in one day! An alternate start is also available from the summit of Mt Greylock and both groups will rendezvous at the first rest stop (Cumberland farms) no later than 7:00am. Hearty souls can add a climb up Mt Wachusett to the route around mile 106. This is an unsupported ride and there is currently no organized travel to the start.

Available to any leader: 
Yes
Rider Limit: 
30
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