Show and Go

Nashoba Bakery Ride

Date: 
Apr 16, 2022
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Behind Donelan's parking Lot

145 Lincoln Rd
Lincoln , MA
Directions: 

From 128 take Rt. 2 west to Bedford Rd south to Lincoln Center. (This is the five corner intersection at Trapello Rd, the library and a big flower pot at the intersection) Continue straight on Lincoln Rd to South Lincoln. St. Joseph's church will be on the left, shopping center on the right. Take the second right into the RR parking lot. If you cross the RR tracks, you just missed it. Train schedule (Fitchburg line) is here: https://mbta.com/schedules/CR-Fitchburg/timetable .

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A tour of the rolling hills of Lincoln, Weston, Sudbury, Acton and Concord, where we stop at the Nashoba Bakery for a coffee warm-up.
Ride leader will be doing the long route at a 15 mph pace. But you are free to ride your own pace!
We gather in the MBTA overflow lot behind the Donelans parking lot, (do not park in the Donelan's lot).
Riders are responsible for their own navigation. Custom cue sheets available below the Ride with GPS file. 
John's Cell number is 978-760-4705. Please call if urgent.
 
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No bathroom at ride start.

Steady rain/snow or very high winds cancels

 

Available to any leader: 
No
Rider Limit: 
20
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FOUR NOTCHES AND A PASS (4N1P)

Date: 
Jun 11, 2022
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Spend the day in agony climbing four notches & a pass: Kancamagus, Bear, Crawford, Franconia, & Kinsman. (led ride)

 

Or take a leisurely loop climbing only two notches: Franconia & Kinsman. Franconia trail, view soaring Lafayette & Cannon mountains, & soak in Echo lake. (show & go)

 

Your choice for fun.

 

Both options start & finish near Woodstock Inn brewery.

 

Meeting location in public parking space behind Sunburst Trading gift shop at exactly this location https://google.com/maps/place/44.030934,-71.685967

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Meeting location in public parking space behind Sunburst Trading gift shop at exactly this location https://google.com/maps/place/44.030934,-71.685967

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No
Rider Limit: 
60
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Bolton Bean and Sterling

Date: 
Apr 9, 2022
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Let's take a ride out to Bolton Bean for some coffee and tasty treats. Century option continues out to Sterling and scenic views of the Wachusett reservoir. Shortest route doesn't make it all the way to Bolton Bean but offers a nice 40 mile loop through Sudbury  

Notes: 

Rest stops are about 35 miles apart.  We will stop to regroup every about every 25 miles with time to quickly refuel if  needed.

Available to any leader: 
Yes
Rider Limit: 
60
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CRW-42 (Devo)

Date: 
Mar 26, 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.

Classic CRW ride through Dover, Medfield, and Sherborn.  Enjoy the scenery on mostly quiet back roads, or go for your best time on this 42 mile long Strava segment!  https://www.strava.com/segments/3940536

Available to any leader: 
Yes
Rider Limit: 
60
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Twin Peaks 2022

Date: 
Jul 23, 2022
23 days remaining
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Two routes to climb high and enjoy the views.  The metric route ascends the MIT Haystack Observatory and the old Harvard Observatory.  The double metric extends to Peterborough with a steep climb to the summit of Pack Monadnock followed by a climb to the summit of Mt Wachusett.

Available to any leader: 
No
Rider Limit: 
60
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All the Hills

Date: 
Apr 30, 2022
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Nashua River Rail Trail Parking Garage, Ayer

8 Groton St
Ayer , MA
Directions: 

Rt. 2 West, 4 miles beyond Rt. 495, take exit 38B for Rt. 110 East/111 North. Go 2 miles to rotary and follow Rt. 111 North/2A West toward Ayer. Stay on Rt. 111/2A turning right in downtown Ayer, then turn right on Groton St. just after NAPA auto parts store. Parking garage is immediately on the right, across from the bike path. Or take the Fitchburg commuter rail line to the Ayer station: schedule is here: https://mbta.com/schedules/CR-Fitchburg/timetable

Two challenging rides to jump start the outdoor season. Both rides are accessible by Commuter Rail (Ayer Station-Fitchburgh line), with ample parking at the Nashua River Rail Trail start.

  • 100mi: A hilly route through the scenic roads of Pepperell, MA and Amherst, NH.  Formerly the Mirror Century, this route has three rest stops in Amherst, Peterborough, and Townsend. 
  • 100km: Another hilly route past Parker's Maple Barn in Brookline to the top of Merriam Hill in Mason, NH.  This is preview of the Rebel Road route with two rest stops in Brookline and Townsend.
Available to any leader: 
Yes
Rider Limit: 
60
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International Women’s Day: Together We Ride

Date: 
Mar 13, 2022
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Dropping temperatures, gusty winds and the possibility of icy roads.
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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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International Women's Day ride 

Notes: 

International Women's Day (March 8th) is a worldwide celebration of women's achievements and a day of education, empowerment, and action. It's purpose is to promote gender equality across the globe since 1911. The theme for IWD 2022 is #BreakTheBias: " Imagine a gender equal world. A world free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination. A world that is diverse, equitable, and inclusive. A world where difference is valued and celebrated. Together we can forge women's equality. Collectively we can all #BreakTheBias. Let's pedal together to honor the achievements, persistence and future of women around the world. (This ride is sponsored by the women's program committee and is open to all).

Icy roads and or bad weather will cancel the ride. Will post here by noon on Saturday 3/12

Available to any leader: 
No
Rider Limit: 
60
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Praline Croissant - Women only (Friday edition)

Date: 
Dec 24, 2021
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Canceled due to possible snow and lack of interest
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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
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Early Dirty Battle Road (WATER BOTTLE RAFFLE!)

Date: 
Dec 22, 2021
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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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Updated start location! Updated route! CRW WATER BOTTLE RAFFLE! 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 LIGHTS and 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.

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NOTE: UPDATED ROUTE and UPDATED START LOCATION and START TIME (11/7/21)

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Rail Trail Connector

Date: 
Dec 27, 2021
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Anticipated icy trail conditions
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Explore the full length of the Nashua River and Bruce Freeman Rail Trails. The route starts and finishes at the South Acton Commuter Rail Station, passing through Ayer, Dunstable, Tyngsborough, Lowell, and Acton. Accumulate some flatter km's along scenic rail trails for the Festive 500. Enjoy coffee at Dunkin Donuts in Lowell to stay warm and a round of drinks at True West Brewery for those who finish the ride, sponsored by CRW. The ride will be dependent upon the weather as the rail trails are not plowed after snowfall, confirmation of the ride will be posted here 12h before the start.

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No
Rider Limit: 
60
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