Show and Go

Dirty WEDNESDAY Battle Road

Date: 
Oct 6, 2021
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Ride is cancelled
Reason for cancellation: 
Rain and flood watch until 8 PM Wed.
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.

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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 51% 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 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.

Notes: 

NOTE: UPDATED ROUTE (9/19/21) removes travel in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery.

Available to any leader: 
Yes
Rider Limit: 
10
Ride Closed: 

Lexington (leaderless) Revolutions

Date: 
Oct 9, 2021
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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.

Ride image: 

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: 
Yes
Rider Limit: 
10
Ride Closed: 

Lexington (leaderless) Revolutions

Date: 
Oct 16, 2021
Cancel ride: 
Reason for cancellation: 
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: 

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: 
Yes
Rider Limit: 
10
Ride Closed: 

Tempo Tuesday

Date: 
Oct 5, 2021
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Ride
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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.

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Meet at Alewife station near the taxi stand. Base pace 14–16mph. Climb through Belmont center & Concord Avenue to more climbs on Lincoln Hills before meandering through Lexington.

 

*** 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. ***

 

Just show up, introduce yourself to others, find someone to ride with, & agree on the rules of the ride. Observe social distance & face mask guidelines. Then off you go.

 

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: 
Yes
Rider Limit: 
30
Ride Closed: 

Midnight Marathon Ride

Date: 
Oct 11, 2021
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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 12:30 am 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. 

 

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).

  • Boston Common Headhouse of parking garage - leaving at 9:00 (Hermin and Diana)
  • Newton City Hall - rear circle 10:15 (Doug will be here)

 

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

Lexington (leaderless) Revolutions

Date: 
Oct 30, 2021
Cancel ride: 
Reason for cancellation: 
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: 

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: 
Yes
Rider Limit: 
10
Ride Closed: 

Cronut Connection ?☕️?

Date: 
Oct 7, 2021
Ride Leader(s): 
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Listing Type: 
Ride
Ride Start: 

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/p1630537463220000
Take some pictures, post on Instagram with #CRWheelers

Notes: 

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.

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

Lexington (leaderless) Revolutions

Date: 
Oct 2, 2021
Cancel ride: 
Reason for cancellation: 
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: 

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: 
Yes
Rider Limit: 
10
Ride Closed: 

Climb for Cider

Date: 
Oct 10, 2021
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Reason for cancellation: 
Listing Type: 
Ride
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Parking Lot off Taylor St, Littleton

300 Foster St
Littleton , MA
Directions: 

Take Route 2 West to Exit 39, 1/4 miles west of the I-495 exit. Turn right at end of Taylor Road exit ramp. In a half mile, turn left onto Foster Street. Take the first right into the 300 Foster St. parking lot. Go around to the back of the building and park at the bottom of the hill. Or take the Fitchburg commuter rail line to 495 stop, then ride up Foster Street to 300 Foster. Train schedule is here: https://mbta.com/schedules/CR-Fitchburg/timetable

Let's climb Wachusett before the roads are buried in snow and while the leaves are still turning! Take advantage of the MBTA train by riding the Fitchburg line from Porter Square up to ride start in Littleton. We will be stopping at Wachusett café for snacks, Carlson Orchards for donuts and cider, and Cumbie's on the way back to Littleton. Optional longer ride returning to Boston via Lexington for those interested in extra miles & climbing :)

 

Use club Slack channel #ride to discuss this event further:

https://crwheelers.slack.com/archives/C0109BPQPAR/p1632855083305200

Take some pictures, post on Instagram with #CRWheelers

Notes: 

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.

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

Cronut Connection ?☕️?

Date: 
Sep 30, 2021
Ride Leader(s): 
Cancel ride: 
Reason for cancellation: 
Listing Type: 
Ride
Ride Start: 

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 Cafe Landwer (right by Cleveland Circle) 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/p1630537463220000
Take some pictures, post on Instagram with #CRWheelers

Notes: 

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.

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

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