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🐓 Rooster Great Brook Farm 🚜

Date: 
Sep 8, 2022
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Alewife Station

135 Alewife Brook Parkway
Cambridge , MA
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Alewife Station is reachable by car on Route 2, and there is ample paid parking; by car or bicycle on Alewife Brook Parkway; on paths from the west (Fitchburg Cutoff path), north (Minuteman Commuter Bikeway) and east (Linear Park). And Alewife Station is the terminus of the Red Line light rail, which takes bicycles except during peak hours in the peak direction. Ride groups meet in front of the parking garage on Steel Place.

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Rooster Great Brook Farm

Let's get out of the city and ride through the beautiful great Brook Farm area up in Carlisle before we head back to town and to work...

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Yes
Rider Limit: 
20
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Uncle Sam's Epic Ride

Date: 
Oct 22, 2022
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Poor weather Sunday and other conflicts for Saturday
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Minuteman Commuter Bikeway

Arlington-Lexington-Bedford , MA
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Visit as many activities as you like in Arlington Center (Jefferson Cutter House), Lexington Center (Visitors Center lawn), Bedford (near the Bikeway Source), and all along the bikeway.

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Uncle Sam's ride from the statue near his birthplace in Arlington to his boyhood home in Mason NH.  We will traverse roads that Samuel Wilson likely took during his formative years before he became one of America's most recognizable figures.  We will start at the statue in Arlington with rest stops in Ayer, Pepperell, and Carlisle.

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Yes
Rider Limit: 
60
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Rail Trail Connector - Devo

Date: 
Oct 15, 2022
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Rail trails are flat and fun, but they only go one way and don't connect! We will link up two major rail trails, the Nashua River Trail and the Bruce Freeman Trail into a virtual loop for long but easy ride. The route starts and finishes at the South Acton Commuter Rail Station, passing through Littleton, Ayer, Dunstable, Tyngsborough, and Lowell. Rest stops at The Captain's Corner in Dunstable, Dunkin Donuts in Lowell, and a chance for beverages and lunch at True North Brewery in South Acton.

Available to any leader: 
Yes
Rider Limit: 
60
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Ice Cream Sunday (includes free ice cream)

Date: 
Oct 2, 2022
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Nashua River Rail Trail Parking Garage, Ayer

8 Groton St
Ayer , MA
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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

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Note: earlier start time, 7:30am

We'll explore beautiful country roads deep into Southern New Hampshire  with the 100mi route traversing through the towns of Jaffrey and Dublin at the foothills of Mt Monadnock until we reach the northernmost point in Hancock.  Brilliant descents await through Greenfield and Wilton for the start of leaf peeping season.  The 65mi route will stop first in Ashburnham followed by a tour through freshly paved roads in Greenville.  Both rides will stop for Ice cream (free!) at Dr Davis in Pepperell.  The ride starts at the Nashua River Rail Trail parking lot in Ayer, directly across the street from the Ayer MBTA station.

Available to any leader: 
Yes
Rider Limit: 
60
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Fresh Ayer! - Devo

Date: 
Oct 1, 2022
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Nashua River Rail Trail Parking Garage, Ayer

8 Groton St
Ayer , MA
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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

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Note: earlier start time, 7:30am

Beautiful, recently paved roads await you just north of I-495.  Both routes explore the famous rolling hills along Lost Lake in Groton and include a climb to the top of the MIT Haystack observatory for an epic view of fall foliage.  The 60mi route has rest stops at the Farmhouse Cafe in Dunstable and at Muffin's on Main in Westford.  The 36mi route has one rest stop at the Dunstable General Store.  The ride starts from the Nashua River Rail Trail parking lot which is easily accessible from the Ayer MBTA commuter rail stop across the street.

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Rider Limit: 
60
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Lynne's Bookmill Ride

Date: 
Sep 4, 2022
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Montague Book Mill
Deerfield River Crossing

Let's do a destination ride! Lynne's Bookmill Ride explores the hill towns of Massachusetts starting from the historic Montague Book Mill ("books you don't need in a place you can't find") to our destination, Shelburne Falls through Greenfield, Ashfield, and Buckland. Quiet roads, farms, historic villages, remote stretches through the Deerfield River valley, and hills, hills, and more hills make this ride a keeper. In Shelburne Falls, explore the Bridge of Flowers and the Pot Holes. Many lunch options (leader plans to stop for lunch). Return via Conway, Deerfield, and Sunderland. Optional climb up Mt. Sugarloaf, with sweeping views across the Connecticut River. Two short stretches of hard-pack dirt of one mile or less. There is an option to cut off 19 miles for a 45 mile route, but skips Shelburne Falls. The other option is to skip Sugarloaf which cuts off 3 miles.

 

Start: Montague Book Mill, 440 Greenfield Road, Montague, MA 01351

 

The Bookmill has limited parking. Additional parking can be found at the post office at 53 Main St. (corner of  Main & Union.) or at the Montague Common a half mile away.

Available to any leader: 
Yes
Rider Limit: 
20
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Speedy Croissant Women's Ride

Date: 
Sep 6, 2022
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Minuteman Bikeway Trailhead (Arlington/Cambridge)

Alewife Station Access Rd and Steel Place
Cambridge , MA
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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 variation on the Praline Croissant ride, but faster and longer. With less bike path, no Horn Pond dog dodging, and an additional loop around Mystic Lakes, this ride is for women looking for a quicker pace (15+ mph) and paceline work. The ride is show-and-go and will not necessarily regroup if riders are dropped.

Available to any leader: 
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Rider Limit: 
60
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Praline Croissant - Women only

Date: 
Sep 2, 2022
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Minuteman Bikeway Trailhead (Arlington/Cambridge)

Alewife Station Access Rd and Steel Place
Cambridge , MA
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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: 
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Rider Limit: 
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Bull Spit! (Ride Leader Ride)

Date: 
Oct 22, 2022
Ride Leader(s): 
John O'Dowd (9787604705 7-9 PM)
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Mill & Main Sudbury Street Lot

32 Sudbury Street
Maynard , MA
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From the east: Take RT 2 west to Concord. Get off onto Main St/RT 62 WEST. Drive 4.2 miles into Maynard. At traffic light go STRAIGHT onto Parker St/RT 27 SOUTH. Drive 0.6 miles and turn RIGHT onto Great Rd/RT 117 WEST. Drive 0.6 and turn RIGHT onto Sudbury St. Parking lot is on right.

From the west: Take RT 495 to EXIT 27/Bolton. Drive EAST on RT 117 7.5 miles across Stow into Maynard. Turn LEFT onto Sudbury St. Parking lot is on right.

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Calling all Ride Leaders! Join us for an exclusive ride leader ride and share some heady camaraderie with your Ride Leader buddies! CRW gladly thanks you with a glass of beer or wine for being the best Ride Leaders around! New event locaton; The Bull Spit Brewery in Maynard! We will take a tour of the rolling hills of Stow and Boxboro, then return to Maynard via the Assabet River Rail Trail. There is even a Strava hill challenge at mile 9.5 in Boxboro. Get your drink token from ride leader before the ride, and cash it in at the bar afterwards. You can order yourself some food from the brewery website easily accessed on your phone (I recommend the poutine). This ride is for Ride leaders only. Limited to 40 riders so sign up early!

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No bathroom at ride start!

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Lot is huge. Park close to the street

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