Ride Types

Adventure Rides are single or multi-day trips that start at less traveled (by CRW) destinations.  Routes may include gravel/bike trails or roads and single track is discouraged. Rides are self-support and SAG support can be done at the leader's discretion. These rides are led by CRW leaders, they are no-drop rides, participants will be responsible for their own expenses and registration is required. 

Century rides are typically run twice a year (spring and fall) and involve distances of 100, 62 and 50 miles. The rides require prior registration and are fully supported with rest stops, port-o-potties, police details, etc. CRW has a Centuries Committee that organizes these rides.

Devo (Development) rides are performance oriented virtual and In Real World (IRL) events focusing on road cycling fitness, disciplines, techniques and skills. Each season may have a specific theme such as climbing. The Devo program includes challenging rides climbing iconic mountains throughout New England, recurring time trial rides, virtual rides and participation in organized rides such as B2VT and Crank the Kanc. 

The purpose of diversity rides is to find a way to make CRW more welcoming and open to all. The Diversity Committee is looking to create rides that are especially welcoming to people of color. In 2021, two themed rides are planned, a Marshall “Major” Taylor ride and a Kittie Knox Ride. In addition, the committee will look for opportunities to host several rides starting in or near Boston.  

Fun on mixed terrain is the objective of gravel rides. They may follow gravel roads, double track or rail trails with surfaces that are primarily stone dust, packed dirt or other soft materials. Single track, bike portage, roots and rocks are avoided and mountain bikes are not required to participate. Wide 32 – 35 mm tires will be most suitable. 


Hub rides regularly start at the same location and time. Multiple routes are available to accommodate all riders. The goal is to have members socialize with other nearby cyclists and to have confidence that they will have other people with whom to ride. 

Leaderless rides are informal rides that do not have a CRW leader. They are posted as a suggestion for members to gather, organize themselves and ride the prescribed route.

Led rides are typical CRW weekday or weekend rides that involve one or more leaders taking out a group at a specified pace. 

Ride that happens more than once, e.g., weekly

The traditional style of CRW rides is Show and Go. Rides are published in the club calendar, members assemble and listen to a safety talk and are then sent on their way to follow a GPS route on their own or with friends.

Women’s rides are designed to promote women-only group rides or to lead women-only groups as part of CRW weekend rides.