IMPORTANT

 

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

Register here: https://www.crw.org/memberrideregistration?rid=9879&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.

 

 

Plenty of options to take pictures, admire scenery, & smell flowers. On another ride. This is about one goal only: arrive Portland before last train departs at 18:28. You must book train ticket & bicycle pass in advance—space is limited.

 

Challenge last three years was plenty of fun: enough for adrenaline rush, & comfortable to enjoy ice cream, lighthouses, & cider before arriving the train station on schedule. Refer to full trip report.

 

This year, the challenge is taking a new scenic coastal route: bicycle 181km in 9 hours, or overall average of 20km/h, leaving some contingency time. There are a few minor smooth gravel sections that can be travelled on 25mm tires.

 

Follow the East Coast Greenway along the coast with most beautiful views to Portsmouth for snack stop. Continue along the coast for group picture in front Nubble lighthouse before late lunch in Wells. But we are not done yet with lighthouses. After a dip in Kettle Cove, we visit three more: picturesque Portland Head, Sprint Point, & Bug lighthouses. With a few precious minutes to spare, we stop at Salvage BBQ for meal to eat or carry out ahead of boarding the train.

 

We meet in Boston North station to board 7:30 train to Newburyport 8:35. Eat breakfast on the train. Food & rest stops every 50km or so for very quick snacks, liquid calories, & chocolate.

 

We return on last Amtrak train at 18:28 arriving in Boston at 21:00. You must purchase your Amtrak train & bicycle tickets in advance of starting on the ride.

 

Many options for Cumberland Farms stores along the way. These will be very quick stops, mostly for liquid & snacks: orange juice, protein shake, V8, chocolate milk, & energy bars.

 

  • 41.7km Cumby's
  • 67.3km Nubble light group picture
  • 79.5km Bread & Roses bakery
  • 90.8km Cumby's
  • 119.9km Rapid Ray's comfort food
  • 124.3km Garside's ice cream
  • 155.1 Kettle Cove swim
  • 158.8km C Salt market
  • 163.8km Portland Head light
  • 168.3km Spring Point Ledge light
  • 170.2km Bug light
  • 180.0km Salvage BBQ
  • 182.3km Amtrak train station

 

We will try to stay together as a group as long as we can maintain overall average speed of 20km/h or more. Bail out points include bus, taxi, Uber, Lyft, hotels, & motels.

 

Bring small handlebar bag to carry extra clothes, gear, snacks, USB battery, lights, & hydration tablets.

 

Join event on Strava to let others know you will be there https://www.strava.com/clubs/155/group_events/938163

 

*** Bring 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. ***

 

Use club Slack channel #ride to discuss this event further https://crwheelers.slack.com/archives/C0109BPQPAR/p1619447494484000

 

Take some pictures, post on Instagram with #CRWheelers

 
Date: Monday May 31, 2021
 
Time: 
7:30
 
Ride Leader(s): 
 
Ride type: 
Show and Go
 

Click HERE for descriptions of the ride types.

 

Routes and Cue Sheets from RWGPS

Miles Elevation Print Download
113 3,265 ft Cue sheet GPX
 

Ride Start

North Station

126 Causeway Street
Boston , MA
Directions: 

Meet near the ticket windows for the commuter rail station.

 

registered riders