CRW Rides List

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Non-members are welcome to ride with us and experience what the CRW offers. At the start we will ask you to sign up for the ride by completing a liability waiver form. If you like our rides and want to continue to ride with the CRW, we urge you to become a CRW member. Membership dues support the CRW Ride Program and other club activities.Click to Join CRW

December 2019

Sunday - December 1, 2019
Ride Start: Cambridge Common Park (1/2 mi north of Harvard Square), 1556 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA (map)
Ride Type: Cue sheet, GPS, Map
Times and Routes: 10:30 AM for 23 and 34 miles
RWGPS Links: 23 mile route    34 mile route   
Leader(s): Eric Ferioli
Description: Join us for the first Winter Ride of the Season, and a taste of rides to come. This is the season to share in the fun. Meet at the monument in the middle of the Cambridge Common.

Friday - December 6, 2019
Ride Start: Boston South Station, 700 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, MA (map)
Ride Type: GPS, Show and Go
Times and Routes: 8:56 MBTA train to Plymouth
RWGPS Links: 103 mile route   
Leader(s): Rami Haddad
Description: Catch the last evening ferry for the season. No such ferry on Saturday or Sunday. The next one is not until May 2020. Earlier attempt of this ride in October was cancelled due to winds & cancelled ferry service. Weather forecast looks promising for Friday 6 December 2019. Cold & light rain do not cancel this ride. Check again on Thursday by 18:00 for any final updates.
A twist on Cape in a Day with a new route, trails, coastal views, bakeries, & a challenge: bicycle 160km in 11 hours or overall average of 15km/h. This fall edition is designed for shorter days, compared with similar challenge last year.
The route starts on quite small roads out of Middleborough until we reach Buzzards Bay for rest stop before join the Cape Cod Canal trail. We navigate through Sandwich & Barnstable to pick up Cape Cod trail in Yarmouth. We stop for good burrito lunch at Orleans Corner Store. Stay on the trail to northern terminus. As it gets dark, ride through the hills of Wellfleet & Truro before a sprint to the finish just in time for quick bite, beer, & ferry. We may even have time for a quick ocean dip.
We meet in Boston South station to board MBTA train at 7:11 to Kingston arriving at 8:12. We eat breakfast on the train, get bicycles ready, & roll out as soon as we arrive. We take the Bay State Cruises ferry at 19:30 arriving in Boston at 21:00. You must book your ferry & bicycle ticket in advance of starting on the ride.
Many options for bakeries & convenience stores along the way. These will be very quick stops, mostly for liquid & snacks: orange juice, protein shake, V8, chocolate milk, & energy bars.
Bail out points include:
Taxi, Uber, & Lyft
Hotels & motels
It will be cold & dark. Bring plenty of strong headlight & reflective vests. We will ride for 2 or 3 hours in the dark. Bring small handlebar bag to carry extra warm clothes, gear, snacks, USB battery, lights, & hydration tablets.
This will be self-guided tour, even though we will try to stay together as a group. Bring GPS device, phone with navigation apps, or cue sheets for the routes you plan to ride. We will not provide them.
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Saturday - December 7, 2019
Ride Start: Pirone Park, Ayer, Pirone Park, School St., Ayer, MA (map)
Ride Type: Cue sheet, GPS
Times and Routes: 10:00 for 34 & 53 miles
RWGPS Links: 34 mile route    53 mile route   
Leader(s): Steve Hoffenberg, Dana Chandler
Description: Modified version of the former West Podunk route on back roads in and around Shirley, MA, voted America's Most Historic Small Town by (really!). Short ride includes Groton, Sterling, Lancaster, Bolton, and Harvard. Long ride adds nice loop in Townsend and Lunenberg. Both routes now have lunch stop at Kimball's Farm in Lancaster and avoid busy retail area in Leominster. Limited food and drink opportunities, so BYO.
DUE TO THIS WEEK'S SNOWFALL, THIS RIDE HAS BEEN CANCELLED. (There's more than a foot of snow on the ground in towns on this ride, making for messy roads with icy sections. And the bike path portion of the route is not plowed, making it impassable for most bikes.) We will reschedule the ride for a later date.

Sunday - December 8, 2019
Ride Start: Wellesley High School, 50 Rice St, Wellesley, MA (map)
Ride Type: Arrowed, Cue sheet, GPS
Times and Routes: 10:30 am for 25 and 45 miles
RWGPS Links: 23 mile route    46 mile route   
Leader(s): Eric Ferioli
Description: Rides head south through the neighboring towns on quiet roads. The short ride goes through Westwood and Dover. The long ride goes by Willett's Pond in Norwood then through Sharon.

Sunday - December 15, 2019
Ride Start: Natick Common, 6 Main St, Natick, MA (map)
Ride Type: Arrowed, Cue sheet, GPS
Times and Routes: 10:30 AM for 29 and 38 miles
RWGPS Links: 29 mile route    38 mile route   
Leader(s): Eric Ferioli
Description: Route goes to the southwest through pretty roads in Dover, Medfield, Millis, and Sherborn.
 If you need a cue sheet for navigation please print one from the link below. Please note that parking is limited at the ride start.

Sunday - December 22, 2019
Ride Start: Memorial Elementary School, 107 Eliot Street, Natick, MA (map)
Ride Type: Cue sheet, GPS
Times and Routes: 10:30 AM for 24, and 36 miles
RWGPS Links: 24 mile route    35 mile route   
Leader(s): Eric Ferioli
Description: These routes are on Natick streets usually not encountered on club rides. The medium ride heads south to Sherborn and Dover

Sunday - December 29, 2019
Ride Start: Cutler Park Reservation, 112 Kendrick St, Needham, MA (map)
Ride Type: Cue sheet, GPS
Times and Routes: 10:30 AM for 19, 27, and 42 miles
RWGPS Links: 19 mile route    28 mile route    41 mile route   
Leader(s): Eric Ferioli
Description: This is a classic CRW ride on scenic rolling roads through Needham, Dover, Sherborn, and Medfield.