Show and Go

Newton-Dover (25, 34, or 47 miles) + coffee/donuts prior to ride start

Date: 
Apr 30, 2022
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Enjoy this delightful ride with a friendly group. We span Newton, Wellesley, Needham and Dover. There's a regular (25 miles), medium (33 miles) and longer (47 miles). New! We'll have a pre-ride social gathering for anyone who wants to partake (a free coffee and donut on CRW's tab). We will gather at the Dunkin Donuts at 9 a.m. for the social and then do ride start at 10 a.m. (all distances).   

Social from 9 a.m.- 945 a.m.: Dunkin Donuts 1148 Beacon St. You'll recognize us from the neon colors and clack of the cleats; it's a very small shop. Note: if you park here you'll need to re-park before the ride as the parking is at the ride start. Best to park first at the ride start and walk over (a 1 minute walk!). 

10 a.m.: Ride start. Parking is behind the condo building at 1172 Beacon St., Newton. There is free parking (but please park in the back only). The ride is show-and-go, everyone at their own pace. You can use GPS or print out a cue sheet ahead (no printed copies at the ride start). 

Notes: 

Lisa's cell # 617-299-1620 (text preferred, but for anything urgent or time sensitive, be sure to call as my texts do not have audible notification). For possible weather-related cancelation, check this website 8a or after on the day of the ride. The ride is on unless it is listed as canceled by 8a that day.

For Ride with GPS: (1) install the Ride with GPS app on your mobile phone (it can be a free account); (2) open Google on your phone, navigate to crw.org, and locate this ride in the ride calendar; (3) click the map below and download it; (4) open the download within Ride with GPS. (5) become familiar with Ride with GPS prior to the ride. 

Available to any leader: 
Yes
Rider Limit: 
35
Ride Closed: 

Newton-Dover (25 or 34 miles) + coffee/donuts prior to ride start

Date: 
Apr 9, 2022
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Enjoy this delightful ride with a friendly group. We span Newton, Wellesley, Needham and Dover. There's a regular (25 miles) and longer version (33 miles). New! We'll have a pre-ride social gathering for anyone who wants to partake (a free coffee and donut on CRW's tab). We will gather at the Dunkin Donuts at 10 a.m. for the social and then do ride start at 11 a.m. (both distances). It's still early spring so this will aim for warm-ish weather.  

Social from 10 a.m.- 1045a: Dunkin Donuts 1148 Beacon St. You'll recognize us from the neon colors and clack of the cleats. Text the ride leader if you can't find us, but it's a very small shop. Note: if you park here you'll need to repark before the ride as the parking is at the ride start. Best to park first at the ride start and walk over (a 1 minute walk!). 

11 a.m.: Ride start. We park and meet behind the condo building at 1172 Beacon St., Newton. There is free parking (please park in the back). The ride is show-and-go, everyone at their own pace. You can use GPS or print out a cue sheet ahead (no printed copies at the ride start). 

Notes: 

4/8/22 weather note-- we're still on! There is less than 50% chance of rain and a tiny amount if that, so the ride is happening. See you there. 

Lisa's cell # 617-299-1620 (text preferred, but for anything urgent or time sensitive, be sure to call). For possible weather-related cancelation, check this website 8a or after on the day of the ride. The ride is on unless it is listed as canceled by 8a the day of the ride.

For Ride with GPS: (1) install the Ride with GPS app on your mobile phone (it can be a free account); (2) open Google on your phone, navigate to crw.org, and locate this ride in the ride calendar; (3) click the map below and download it; (4) open the download within Ride with GPS. (5) become familiar with Ride with GPS prior to the ride. 

Available to any leader: 
Yes
Rider Limit: 
30
Ride Closed: 

Saturday Training Ride

Date: 
Apr 16, 2022
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Early enough to get you back by lunch (or brunch) but late enough to make you feel like you slept in. Brisk but not too fast; and no, these are not junk miles :) Average speed will be 17 - 20 mph. Brief stop at Haskell Field to regroup and fuel. 

Each rider should be prepared to ride solo if dropped. GPS, repair kit, proper visibility gear, lights are required. All riders must be able to navigate the route on their own and should be prepared to manage mechanicals and other mishaps.

Available to any leader: 
No
Rider Limit: 
60
Ride Closed: 

Needham Dover & Beyond

Date: 
May 28, 2022
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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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Ride on scenic rolling hills along the Charles River through Needham, Dover, and Medfield. Long ride adds Sherborn. John O'Dowd will do the long route at 15 mph average but everyone is free to do their own thing! Rest stop is the Dover cafe.

Riders are responsible for their own navigation. Custom cue  sheets available below Ride with GPS files. 

John' cell # 978-760-4705 for text or phone

Please note if anything is urgent, call only

Notes: 

No bathroom at ride start

Adverse weather cancels. Check here 7:00 am Saturday morning!

Available to any leader: 
Yes
Rider Limit: 
50
Ride Closed: 

Praline Croissant - Women only

Date: 
Apr 15, 2022
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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: 

Early Dirty Battle Road

Date: 
Apr 13, 2022
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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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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 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.

Available to any leader: 
No
Rider Limit: 
10
Ride Closed: 

Thursday Night Fitness Rides and Paceline Clinic

Date: 
Apr 28, 2022
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Meriam's Corner Parking Lot

Lexington Road
Meriam's Corner Concord , MA
Directions: 

From Route 95 Take exit 46B (Old Exit 30B) for Route 2A West. Pass flashing yellow light at Hanscom Drive and continue to second flashing light at fork; stay right onto Lexington Road AKA Battlefield Road. There will be a  sign for parking for Meriam's Corner.

The Thursday Night Fitness Ride welcomes all riders who want to improve their skill and enjoyment of cycling. The long route is 28.7 miles for rolling hills through Concord, Acton, Chelmsford and Carlisle. The 26 mile route makes a slight detour into Kate's Corner and picks up the long route arrows on Proctor Road. There is an optional Alt 22 mile route for limited daylight and casual riding. Groups are divided into 6-8 riders each by average pace which ranges from 15 to 22+ mph. There will be a no-drop paceline to practice safe group riding skills for up to 6 riders. We ride around 13 - 15 mph and pick up the pace depending on the experience of the participants. Led Paceline rides are generally the first Thursday of each month. Cancellation due to poor weather is posted before 4 PM.
 

 

 
Available to any leader: 
No
Rider Limit: 
60
Ride Closed: 

Praline Croissant - Women only

Date: 
Apr 8, 2022
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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: 

Early Dirty Battle Road

Date: 
Apr 5, 2022
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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.

Ride image: 

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 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.

Available to any leader: 
No
Rider Limit: 
10
Ride Closed: 

Hills are your Friends

Date: 
Apr 10, 2022
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Groton-Dunstable Middle School

344 Main St
Groton , MA
Directions: 

From Rt. 495, take exit 31 onto Rt. 119 West, toward Groton. Continue on 119 W for 7.3 miles, and the school is on your right.

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This is a ride where you can make a lot of friends especially when they are hills! They'll make you a stronger cyclist and you can count on them to prepare you well for future climbs this season. The medium route passes through Brookline, NH and the long route adds a scenic and (of course) hilly loop through Mason, NH. All rides visit the lovely hamlet of Hollis just over the New Hampshire border and stop at Monument Square for the Market. We'll ride by Filho's Cucina in Groton near the ride's end where a well deserved and sumptuous post-ride lunch can enjoyed by all. 
Notes: 

PLEASE print out your Cue sheet from the links if you need one! The leader will NOT have any to hand out at the start.

Available to any leader: 
No
Rider Limit: 
50
Ride Closed: 

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