Show and Go

Needham, Dover and Beyond (19, 27 or 41 miles)

Date: 
Oct 17, 2021
Ride Leader(s): 
Lisa Najavits (6172991620 11a to 9p, text or email)
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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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A friendly ride on scenic rolling roads through Needham, Dover, and Medfield. Long ride adds Sherborn. This is a 'show and go' ride (no set pace, everyone does their own thing). Cutler Park has porta potties on site as of 9/15/21 so they likely will still be there (they are as you enter the parking area from Kendrick St.). Click any of the maps below to download the GPS. If you are not familiar with Ride with GPS, please see instructions on the CRW website (ahead of time as accessing it at the start of the ride may not work if you're not already familiar with it). No arrows and no cue sheets will be available, so please be bring your own cue sheet and/or use Ride with GPS.

Notes: 

Check website by 830a Saturday morning for updates. Rain cancels. Questions? Text Lisa at 617-299-1620.

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

Lexington (leaderless) Revolutions

Date: 
Sep 25, 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: 
Yes
Rider Limit: 
10
Ride Closed: 

Lexington (leaderless) Revolutions

Date: 
Sep 18, 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.

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: 

Dirty WEDNESDAY Battle Road (CRW SOCK and WATER BOTTLE RAFFLE!!!)

Date: 
Sep 15, 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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***CRW SOCK AND WATER BOTTLE RAFFLE: Swag will be raffled off to a registered MEMBER rider who has not already won!!!***
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: 

Needham, Dover and Beyond (19, 27 or 41 miles)

Date: 
Sep 18, 2021
Ride Leader(s): 
Lisa Najavits (6172991620 11a to 9p, text or email)
Cancel ride: 
Reason for cancellation: 
Listing Type: 
Ride
Ride Start: 

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.

Ride image: 

A friendly ride on scenic rolling roads through Needham, Dover, and Medfield. Long ride adds Sherborn. This is a 'show and go' ride (no set pace, everyone does their own thing). Click any of the maps below to download the GPS. If you are not familiar with Ride with GPS, please see instructions on the CRW website (ahead of time as accessing it at the start of the ride may not work if you're not already familiar with it). No arrows and no cue sheets will be available, so please be bring your own cue sheet and/or use Ride with GPS.

Notes: 

Check website by 830a Saturday morning for updates. Rain cancels. There are no restrooms at ride start.
Questions? Text Lisa at 617-299-1620.

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

Cronut Connection ?☕️?

Date: 
Sep 23, 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 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 or cronuts!
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: 

Rollers and Radio Towers

Date: 
Sep 2, 2021
Ride Leader(s): 
Cancel ride: 
Ride is cancelled
Reason for cancellation: 
Unexpected conflicts for this Thursday night time. I will relaunch this series at a later date.
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A fun ride through North Middlesex visiting the Haystack Observatory, the rolling hills of Lost Lake, and Sandy Pond in Ayer.

Available to any leader: 
Yes
Rider Limit: 
20
Ride Closed: 

Dirty WEDNESDAY Battle Road (CRW SOCK RAFFLE!!!)

Date: 
Sep 8, 2021
Ride Leader(s): 
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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: 

***CRW SOCK RAFFLE: One pair of the awesome, new, not-available-for-purchase CRW club socks will be raffled off to a registered MEMBER rider who has not already won a pair!!!***
***NOTE updated route (7/26/21) eliminates travel on one-way Clark St at start.***
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 44% dirt & 15% not specified. 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.

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

Praline Croissant - Women only (CRW SOCK AND WATER BOTTLE RAFFLE!!!)

Date: 
Sep 9, 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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***CRW SOCK AND WATER BOTTLE RAFFLE: Swag will be raffled off to a registered MEMBER rider who has not already won!!!***
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 13-14 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 5 am in case of unexpected weather.

Available to any leader: 
Yes
Rider Limit: 
15
Ride Closed: 

Early Emerald Coffee Ride - FREE Coffee/Tea/Espresso!!!

Date: 
Aug 27, 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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FREE Coffee Shop stop this week, so moving the start time up 15 minutes to 5:45am.  Bring lights, as the sun will just be rising as we roll out.  We'll swing by Cafe Fresh in Dedham around mile 9 for a quick re-fuel before circling back to Boston through the streets of Needham.

 

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: 
Yes
Rider Limit: 
30
Ride Closed: 

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