IMPORTANT

CRW Rides are open to members and limited guests. Guests may only attend two rides during the calendar year.
All riders (both Members and Guests) must REGISTER

Guests register here: https://www.crw.org/node/9798?rid=10397&date=

Members register here: https://www.crw.org/node/9797?rid=10397&date=

If a rider has not pre-registered, that rider must do so online at the start of the ride. 

The online registration will include a liability waiver that all riders will need to review and accept. 

The online registration will also require all riders to review CRW’s Safety and COVID Guidelines and to agree to follow those guidelines on the ride.

 

Postponed by weather from Native American Heritage Day, November 26, 2021.
The day after Thanksgiving is Native American Heritage Day. We will ride to South Natick in honor of the Massachusett-Nipmuc tribe.
Since ancient times they followed the seasons and roamed central and eastern Massachusetts in search of fish, clams, fowl, game, and wild plants and berries. They were decimated by disease as a result of European contact and were forced circa 1650 by the colonists to scatter or assimilate and take up a sedentary life in "Praying Towns" like South Natick from which they were gradually dispossessed.
Our ride will visit their burial place next to the Bacon Free Library in South Natick at mile 35.6. We will have coffee across the street at the Charles River Coffee House, which is built on the site of the old Bailey Hotel, a favorite meetup spot for recreational and racing cyclists in the 19th century.
Note: There is one mile of good dirt road starting at mile 45.6 that is rideable on a road bike.
This is a ride created by New England Cycling Coalition for Diversity. NECCD has given us permission to use this route.

 

62 mile Ride:
Pace: about 15-17 mph moving average
There is one mile of dirt road. It is rideable on a road bike.
Start / Finish / Parking: Horn Pond Parking Lot at 93 Lake Ave, Woburn, MA.
Time: Get there by 8:45 AM so we are ready to roll at 9:00 AM.
Stops: mile 35.6 for history and coffee
Distance: 62.3 miles
Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/37925859

**********************************************************************
25 Mile Ride:
Pace 13 mph with Ride Leader
Start: Memorial Elementary School, Joseph East Alinger Drive, Natick, MA
Time: 11:00 AM
Distance 25 miles.
Route: https://ridewithGPS.com/routes/38099846

 
Date: Sunday Dec 5, 2021
 
Time: 
9:00 AM (arrive by 8:45 so we can roll at 9) for 62 miles
11:00 AM for 25 miles at the Memorial Elementary School, Joseph East Alinger Drive, Natick, MA.
 
Ride Leader(s): 
 
Ride type: 
Diversity
Led Ride
 

Click HERE for descriptions of the ride types.

 

Routes and Cue Sheets from RWGPS

Miles Elevation Print Download
25 1,211 ft Cue sheet GPX
62 3,305 ft Cue sheet GPX
Indian Burial Ground sign
Foliage
Muffin the Ripper pony at Ponyhenge
Dirt road
Quiet road
Horse sculpture
Snails
Cambridge Reservoir with rock and foliage
 

Ride Start

Horn Pond Parking Lot

93 Lake Avenue
Woburn , MA
Directions: 

From 128 take Rt. 3 SOUTH, Exit 33A (Cycle Loft exit). Head east for approximately 3 miles. Just after Whole Foods, turn Left onto Pond St. (This turns into Lake Ave.). The parking lot is approximately ½ mile on the left at the pond. It is located directly across the street from University Apartments, 48 Lake Avenue, Woburn MA. There are two commuter rail stops in Winchester located approximately 1½ mile from the ride start. Schedule is here: https://mbta.com/schedules/CR-Lowell/timetable

Memorial Elementary School

107 Eliot Street
Natick , MA
Directions: 

From Rt 128 take Exit 21 Rt 16 West. Travel 5.5 miles on Rt. 16. The School is in South Natick (0.5 miles past the S. Natick traffic light) on your right.

 

registered riders