The location is near the southwest corner of Commonwealth Avenue and Massachusetts Avenue. The most convenient public transportation options are the commuter rail stop at Back Bay station and the MBTA Orange Line Massachusetts stop. System map and link to schedules is here; https://mbta.com/schedules/commuter-rail
Just show up, introduce yourself to others, find someone to ride with and agree on the rules of the ride. Then, off you go.
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It is surprising how many beautiful quiet neighborhood streets we can explore on this urban route. Bonus sprint training on the many stop lights & signs.
Brunch or lunch option after ride at Trident Booksellers & Café.
Use club Slack channel #ride-social to discuss this event further:
Get comfortable with car traffic. Take the entire road lane on many sections as needed. Use bright head & tail lights. Watch for Green line train tracks, especially around Cleveland Circle.
Meet on side walk near Papa Wheelies bicycle shop.
Take a short cut at 17km to avoid a big hill & scenic loop around Weston Reservoir. Continue on South Avenue after crossing I-95 to connect with the loop shortly after on the way back. That will reduce the distance by about 10km.