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Cape in a Day Too, June 22

Join CRW for this one-way 105 mile ride that starts from the MBTA train station in Braintree and goes south through mostly quiet roads all the way to Cape Cod.

You will enjoy great scenery along the coast and down the Shining Sea Bike Path, grab lunch in Woods Hole and maybe stop for some beach time before catching the Cape Flyer in Hyannis back to Braintree.

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Ride Leader(s): Jerry Skurla  jskurla@comcast.net 


The Willie Hume Pneumatic Classic celebrates the 1889 debut of pneumatic tires in bike racing, June 30

On May 18th, 1889 the captain of the Belfast Cruisers Cycling Club was the first person to compete in a bike race on newfangled "sausage tyres" invented in 1887 by Scotland's John Boyd Dunlap (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Boyd_Dunlop).

Willie Hume  won "all four cycling events in sensational fashion from riders of repute" at the Queen's College Sports held on the North of Ireland Cricket Club Grounds.

The Pneumatic Classic features 2 late morning rides (25m & 40m) departing from the Dirigible Brewery in Littleton, MA.

After finishing the rides we'll toast Willie and John's accomplishments - and marvel at today's tubeless tires - with Dirigible's craft brews and food. 

Ride Start Location:  

Dirigible Brewery in Littleton, MA.    https://dirigiblebrewing.com/faqs 

Ride Leader(s):

Jerry Skurla  jskurla@comcast.net 



Bikepacking 101, July 6-7

In its 4th season, Bikepacking 101 is a two day, one night introduction to "bikepacking," which means all overnight gear is carried on your trusty bike, NOT your back.  

The trip starts in St. Johnsbury, Vermont. The first day’s 38-mile route is on paved road, dirt roads in New Hampshire and a section of the Cross Vermont rail trail, finishing at Ricker Pond State Campground in Vermont which features a swimming beach and modern bathhouse. 

The second day’s 39-mile ride includes more Cross Vermont rail trail, a unique hardware store & bar in Cabot, Vermont, and a wonderful LONG descent on the Lamoille Valley rail trail back to the start in St. Johnsbury.

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Climb to the Clouds, August 11

This legendary CRW ride will test your biking abilities with two challenging routes climbing up Mount Wachusett. There is a century length ride with 6,324 feet of climbing or a metric century with 3,358 feet of climbing. To help you succeed there are rest stops along the way.

Come climb this iconic Massachusetts mountain and bask in the glorious views of New England with CRW this August!

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