From I-495, take exit 31 to Rt 119 West and continue for about 7.0 miles to Groton center. Turn left onto Station Avenue before Groton Town Hall, drive to the end and park alongside the Rail Trail. Or take the Fitchburg commuter rail line to the Ayer station, then the trail: schedule is here: https://mbta.com/schedules/CR-Fitchburg/timetable
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=10419&date=
Members register here: https://www.crw.org/node/9797?rid=10419&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.
The CRW Women's Program Committee has planned this lovely ride through Groton, Pepperell and Hollis in conjunction with Winterfest activities at the Prescott Community Center in Groton. The route features quintessential New England farmhouses, stone walls, pastures, orchards and an alpaca farm too. Don’t let the chilly air deter you. There are some hills early on that will have us feeling toasty in no time. Stay for a post-ride coffee compliments of CRW and enjoy the festival and art fair featuring local artisans, food trucks, musicians and more. Wear your festive holiday attire (think “ugly” sweater) 😀 and we will provide the bells!
* Please note there are no bathrooms at the ride start. Shaw’s at 760 Boston Rd is a good option en route to Groton Center.
Dirt Alert: Please note there is a 0.3 mile section of dirt at the end of Maple Avenue in Groton. It is well graded and easily ridden on your road bike. Proceed carefully and you'll be through it in no time.
Click HERE for descriptions of the ride types.