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Century in the Shade

Date: 
Aug 1, 2021
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Varnum Brook Middle School

10 Hollis St
Pepperell , MA
Directions: 

Rte. 95 to Rte. 3 North to Exit 35/Rte. 113 - Dunstable. Follow Rte. 113 through Pepperell Center until you come to the rotary just after Donalen's on your left. Take the first right off Rotary to Rte. 111/Hollis Street. Entrance to the school driveway is on the left just after you enter the school zone. Park in the back.

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With the summer heat and humidity rising, come enjoy a scenic ride in the deep canopy of North Middlesex county and Southern NH. 80% of the route is shaded and 99% is paved tarmac, though 25mm tires are recommended for the less well maintained sections. There are several available rest stops including stops for ice cream at Ashburnham for both routes and at Kimball Farm in Jaffery for the 100mi route.

There is a Cumberland Farms in Pepperell, noted on the route, with indoor restrooms if you need to stop and gather water and food before the start of the ride.

This is a DEVO ride, participants will be able to accumulate elevation towards the Climbing Challenge https://www.strava.com/clubs/155/posts/16516924

*** 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 #devo 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
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Early Emerald Excursion

Date: 
Jul 2, 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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Rain is expected night and throughout the morning, so going to call of the ride for this week - see you next Friday and let's hope the weather finally cooporates! 

 

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
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Dover Climbing

Date: 
Jul 6, 2021
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Natick Common

12 South Main St
Natick , MA
Directions: 

From Route 128, take Route 9 West approximately 6.5 miles to Route 27 south to the Natick Common. There is a parking lot next to Town Hall. The Common is two short blocks south of the Natick Center commuter rail station on the Framingham-Worcester line. Schedule is here: https://mbta.com/schedules/CR-Worcester/timetable

Ride Description

CRW has launched a new ride concept called "Devo" for Development for all riders who want to improve their performance and enjoyment of cycling. This is a chance to learn and work on climbing on the gorgeous roads of Dover. Groups are divided into 8-10 riders by average pace which ranges from 14 to 22+ mph.

Short stretch to get the legs warm before the first climb up Union and then a descent through South Natick and up Main. Left at the top to descend onto Claybrook and a chance to get some real warmth in the legs with rolling hills. A couple of turns brings us onto Dedham and our first repeat chance on Strawberry Hill. Then we take the Wilsondale rollercoaster, but turn right before the end to climb up to the Skyline loop. Right again onto Summer and a steady climb before turning into some rollers. Watch for the speedbumps here, you can pass them on the right and the blacktop is smooth! Right onto Dover for a short stretch, before a quick surprise climb up High Rock and Cedar. This loops us back to Dover and its rolling hills, before feeding into Powisett. A right turn onto Walpole and through Dover Center, here comes the moneymaker! A careful cross of Main and we are onto Pegan Hill, do you have a threepeat in you? Take your breath and we descend again before heading left onto Main Street and some gentle hills. We are back in South Natick and we hook left onto Eliot for a short stretch. Thought you were done? Nope! Farm Hill Road awaits, the last of our leg busters! Empty your tank and enjoy the last descent down into Natick and the all important Ice Cream stop! Enjoy! You earned it!.

Cancellation due to poor weather is posted before 4:30 PM.

Available to any leader: 
Yes
Rider Limit: 
30
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Dover Paceline

Date: 
Jun 29, 2021
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Natick Common

12 South Main St
Natick , MA
Directions: 

From Route 128, take Route 9 West approximately 6.5 miles to Route 27 south to the Natick Common. There is a parking lot next to Town Hall. The Common is two short blocks south of the Natick Center commuter rail station on the Framingham-Worcester line. Schedule is here: https://mbta.com/schedules/CR-Worcester/timetable

Ride Description

CRW has launched a new ride concept called "Devo" for Development for all riders who want to improve their performance and enjoyment of cycling. This is a chance to learn and work on paceline skills on the gorgeous roads of Dover. Groups are divided into 8-10 riders by average pace which ranges from 14 to 22+ mph.

After about a mile to get warm we launch onto Pond road, a tree-lined, rolling hill and quiet road to get your legs pumping. A short flat road to South Natick and then down towards Dover. Another short stretch before turning onto Main and then onto Claybrook, where the fun really begins. Dips and lifts, curves and straightaways. A chance to catch your breath as we move into Dover Center and then it's TT time! Tuck in because this is the famed Dover TT segment, a sharp turn onto Farm St and keep the hammer down. A final turn and a hard push to finish. Next up onto Walpole until we turn onto Powisett and it's smooth as butter blacktop, before transitioning onto Dover and then a left and some rollers up to Summer. Our route hooks back now toward Dedham Street, with a great dash along the Charles river on Mill Street before we Strip the Willow. Cross St takes us back to hit Claybrook once more (so good you need to do it both ways!) A Sprint at the end, then a small climb to Pleasant. Almost home! A nice descent and then a great up and up again climb on Union, time to pour out whatever you have left. Last turn and an easy roll back down to Natick Common.

Cancellation due to poor weather is posted before 4:30 PM.

Available to any leader: 
Yes
Rider Limit: 
30
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Mighty Squirrel to Lost Lake

Date: 
Jul 31, 2021
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Meet at 7:30AM at the Mighty Squirrel Brewery in Waltham for a trip through towns northwest of Boston. The long route includes the "Lost Lake Rollercoaster", a twisty stretch of road with many ups and downs as much fun as any amusement park ride. Return via Ferns General Store for coffee and snacks.

The 40 mile route will miss Lost Lake, but will stop at Ferns, while the shortest route passes through Concord with many options for a quick coffee stop.

Available to any leader: 
Yes
Rider Limit: 
100
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Winding Hills Century

Date: 
Jul 10, 2021
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Varnum Brook Middle School

10 Hollis St
Pepperell , MA
Directions: 

Rte. 95 to Rte. 3 North to Exit 35/Rte. 113 - Dunstable. Follow Rte. 113 through Pepperell Center until you come to the rotary just after Donalen's on your left. Take the first right off Rotary to Rte. 111/Hollis Street. Entrance to the school driveway is on the left just after you enter the school zone. Park in the back.

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Enjoy scenic routes on quiet country roads with plenty of shade and a variety of climbing. Bring your big gears for the hills and a camera for the views. We'll cycle through Pepperell and Hollis with a stop at Moulton's Market before climbing to the top of Mont Vernon. We descend through downtown Milford with an optional Bakery stop then on to Brookline for the next big climb past Parker's Maple Barn and the birthplace of Uncle Sam. The mid-point of the ride in Mason is the high-point in elevation with a unobstructed view of Pack Monadnock followed by a long slow descent to Townsend. We pass through Pearl State Park and two recreational lakes in Townsend and Shirley, then head back through Groton to Pepperell for the finish.

Different riders may ride at different paces, so we will regroup at the rest-stop in Brookline near mile 40.

There is a Cumberland Farms in Pepperell, noted on the route, with indoor restrooms if you need to stop and gather water and food before the start of the ride.

This is a DEVO ride, participants will be able to accumulate elevation towards the Climbing Challenge https://www.strava.com/clubs/155/posts/16516924

*** 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 #devo 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
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Early Emerald Excursion from Boston

Date: 
Jun 25, 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 (<6% grade) 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 15 – 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: 

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. We will proceed through the rotaries as a group to maximize our visibility to drivers.

Available to any leader: 
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Rider Limit: 
30
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Boston Fudge Truffle

Date: 
Jun 23, 2021
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Meet at the CVS parking lot in front of Boston Sports Club near Comm Ave & Harvard Ave in Allston. We will roll up to Arlington via Belmont Hill before going up towards Medford to go for a loop around the Middlesex Fells. Shorter route can turn right in Medford to return to start via Sommerville. We will regroup halfway at Arlington Center before going past Tufts.

Expect moderate speed 14–16mph depending on participants.
Discuss with others via Slack: https://crwheelers.slack.com/archives/C0109BPQPAR/p1623948683038300
*** 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. ***
Take some pictures, post on Instagram with #CRWheelers

Available to any leader: 
Yes
Rider Limit: 
30
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The Mighty Squirrel Devo

Date: 
Jun 20, 2021
Ride Leader(s): 
Andr Wolff (8573209274 After 5 PM week days)
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Poor weather forecast - Will ride on Saturday!
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FOR THE MARCH 2023 RIDE ONLY - DUE TO POOR WEATHER FORECAST, THIS EDITION WILL RUN ON SATURDAY THE 18TH @ 8:30AM FROM THE MIGHT SQUIRREL BREWERY!

 

Have you been looking for a long, hard/hilly ride that leaves early on a weekend morning and gets you home by lunch? The Mighty Squirrel is for you. This metric century takes you from Waltham out to the Harvard hills and back and is targeted at experienced riders who can maintain an average pace of 15/16, or 18/19 mph.

 

This is a tempo ride and we’ll go as a group, breaking into packs of up to 10 riders depending on the number of people who show up. Navigation is via GPS. The ride leader may hold the group while riders fix small mechanicals.

 

We suggest you bring your favorite gels, bars, drinks for the ride. We will make one brief stop at the parking area of Haskell Field at mile 17.8/KM 28.7 and then a longer rest stop at the Harvard General Store for a hot beverage and snack. During Winter the only restrooms available will be at Mighty Squirrel and Harvard General Store. 

WE WILL RETURN TO THE USUAL 7:30AM STARTING TIME FROM APRIL ON!

 

Please plan to be there 10-15 minutes prior to the start.

 

Please check for weather cancelations day prior to the ride by 8PM.

 

PLEASE MAKE SURE TO DOWNLOAD THE UPDATED ROUTE TO YOUR GPS DEVICE! This is a CRW-Devo ride.

 

Participants will be able to accumulate elevation towards the Climbing Challenge https://www.strava.com/clubs/155/posts/16516924

 

*** 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 #devo to discuss this event further https://www.crw.org/content/slack

 

Take some pictures, post on Instagram with #CRWheelers

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Kamila Farewell

Date: 
Jun 17, 2021
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Meet at Mighty Squirrel parking lot. Base pace 14–16mph. Climb through Belmont center & Concord Avenue to meander neighborhood streets of Lexington. Social gathering at Mighty Squirrel beer garden after ride to wish Kamila well in her new North Carolina home.

  • Kamila inspired our Women program & was instrumental in building that community. She has been a dear friend of the club. We will miss her very much.
  • First round of drinks on the house
  • *** 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: 
50
Ride Closed: 

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