Early Emerald Coffee Ride - FREE Coffee/Tea/Espresso!!!
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.
FREE Coffee Shop stop in Dedham edition!!!
Moving the start time back a half-hour this week so that the coffee shops are open when we arrive in downtown Dedham. We'll take a quick stop at Big Bear Cafe (https://www.bigbearinthesquare.com) and anticipate returning to the start before 8:30am. We'll revert to our typical 6am departure time next week.
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
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.