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Early Dirty Battle Road (WATER BOTTLE RAFFLE!)

Date: 
Nov 17, 2021
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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 start location! Updated route! CRW WATER BOTTLE RAFFLE! 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 LIGHTS and 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.

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NOTE: UPDATED ROUTE and UPDATED START LOCATION and START TIME (11/7/21)

Available to any leader: 
No
Rider Limit: 
10
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Blue Moon Bakery/Moose Hill

Date: 
Nov 14, 2021
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Newton City Hall

1000 Commonwealth Ave
Newton , MA
Directions: 

From Route 128, take Route 30 (Commonwealth Avenue) East toward Boston for about 3.5 miles. City Hall is on the right, and there is free parking in the carriage lane on the left.

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Need a little extra motivation to get out on the bike as the days get shorter and cooler? Join me for coffee, bagels, and more at Blue Moon Café in Medfield. This 35 mile loop is just enough to work up an appetite and then burn off those extra calories on the way home. For those looking for a longer ride, we split off after breakfast to head down to Moose Hill for a little bit of moderate climbing. Optional stop at Cumberland Farms at halfway point.

Available to any leader: 
Yes
Rider Limit: 
60
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Cronut Connection 🍩☕️🍵

Date: 
Nov 4, 2021
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Cleveland Circle

355 Chestnut Hill Ave
Brighton , MA
Directions: 

From Rt.9 take Chestnut Hill Ave to Cleveland Circle. Then at Cleveland Circle make a left onto Beacon St. Parking often available in a legal spot, look at the signs or you may be sorry.

We will meet in front of Cassidy Playground right by the reservoir and across the corner from the MBTA Cleveland Circle stop.
Start your morning off right with a tour of scenic roads South! We will pass through Needham Junction, Dedham, Stonybrook Reservation, and by the Brookline Center before rolling back to Cleveland Circle. We will swing by Fuel (nearby on Chestnut Hill Ave) at the end of the ride to relax and chat; come for the ride and stay for the coffee!
Use club Slack channel #ride to discuss this event further: https://crwheelers.slack.com/archives/C0109BPQPAR/p1635859706206700
Take some pictures, post on Instagram with #CRWheelers

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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.
The ride starts in the dark so good lights are essential so you can be visible to other riders and cars on the road. Safety first!

Available to any leader: 
No
Rider Limit: 
60
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Diwali at Shirdi Sai Temple

Date: 
Nov 6, 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.

Diwali, Divali, Deepavali symbolizes the spiritual "victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance." Our destination for this ride is Shirdi Sai Temple: beautifully renovated, open for short visit, & has a canteen that we maybe able to get a snack at.

 

Early stop at 32km for hot coffee or chocolate at Cumberland Farms. Temple visit & option for snack at 62km.

 

Expect tempo pace for overall average 20km/h. Goal will be to finish by 12:30. It will be cold at start of the ride, likely below freezing -2℃ warming up to 10℃. Dress appropriately in layers.

 

*** 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: 
30
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Waltham Artists' Ride

Date: 
Nov 7, 2021
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Waltham City Hall on the Common

610 Main St
Waltham , MA
Directions: 

We meet behind City Hall. Rt. 20 to Church Street/Elm Street, Waltham (at City Hall). The Waltham commuter rail station is nearby. Train schedule is here: https://mbta.com/schedules/CR-Fitchburg/timetable. By bicycle: City Hall is a few hundred feet north of the Charles River Greenway, via Moody Street or Elm Street. There is a small parking lot on the corner opposite City Hall; and you may park behind City Hall too too if the lot isn't full: I'll inform registered riders whether another event will fill the lot..

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Big day in Waltham, come be part of it!

Our ride: Waltham, Weston, Wayland, Lincoln, Concord. After the ride, the Waltham artists' open studios -- for details: https://walthammillsopenstudios.com/  Lunch stop in Concord Center, or at the  open studios and on Waltham's famed restaurant row.

The studios are just down past the railroad tracks on Moody Street. Bring a mask, and lock, or be prepared to store your bike in your car if you are4 visiting the studios.

 

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Available to any leader: 
Yes
Rider Limit: 
60
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Coffee Toffee (leaderless) Alewife to Sudbury

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Nov 7, 2021
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Navigate out of Belmont to Waltham & reach quiet country roads to Sudbury. The long route has a brief stop half way at Verrill Farm for coffee & toffee.

 

Expect moderate speed 14–16mph.

 

*** 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: 
30
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Praline Croissant - Women only (Friday edition)

Date: 
Nov 26, 2021
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Canceled for the holiday
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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: 
No
Rider Limit: 
60
Ride Closed: 

Praline Croissant - Women only (Friday edition)

Date: 
Nov 19, 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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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: 
No
Rider Limit: 
60
Ride Closed: 

Praline Croissant - Women only (Friday edition)

Date: 
Nov 12, 2021
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Canceled due to 100% chance of 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: 
No
Rider Limit: 
60
Ride Closed: 

Praline Croissant - Women only (Friday edition)

Date: 
Nov 5, 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.

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: 
No
Rider Limit: 
60
Ride Closed: 

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