Weekend update 05-16-16

Good morning!

We have a few things planned for this weekend.  I spoke with Mike.  Mike will lead a ride from Norwell at 9 AM on Saturday.  This ride follows our Coastal Route.

We will have a ride from Cutler Park in Needham at 9 AM on Saturday.  This ride will complete 42 miles in the Dover/sherborn loop.  We will try to have some more rides with more length as we prepare for the P2P in June.



Norwell ride
Norwell ride in the fall of 2015

Martha’s Vineyard rescheduled to May 29 2016

marthas vineyard 50 mile cue sheet 05-22-16 – cue sheet as PDF

The Martha’s Vineyard Ride will be on this Sunday(05-29-16).  It was rescheduled to the inclement weather.

This will be a follow-the-leader rider for 50 miles.  Bring cash for lunch.  We eat at the reservation on the western side of the island; this is a beautiful area overlooking the water from a high bluff.

Everyone must be at the Ferry building with their tickets at 9:15 AM. We depart on the immediately boarding ferry at 9:30.

You need 4 tickets.  The tickets are valid for arrivals and departures from either Oak Bluffs or Vineyard Haven.

1x to MV for your person

1x from MV for your person

1x to MV for your bike

1x from MV for your bike


Route Map
Route Map

https://www.strava.com/routes/4969753 has the new map for the route. This year will be different from the last few years. We will take our time on this route. The difficulty level is not high. There are some bits with moderate traffic.

We will roll into Edgartown. We will pass by the Jaws Bridge on the way to Edgartown.

We will take the Middle road on the way to the western part of the island. This is one of the more scenic spots and it features good pavement.

We will have some coastal riding around the area of the Native American reservation. We will stop for lunch at the reservation.

Please ask any questions. Ask mentioned previously it is recommended that you park on the Shining Sea Bike Path and ride to the ferry building. This will take less time than trying to ride the bus from a ferry parking lot.

We will take the 3:45PM ferry from Oak Bluffs to return at approximately 4:30PM. An earlier ferry will run from Vineyard Haven at 2:30, if we make that ferry.



Weekend up date 05-14-16

We are almost ready with the new club jersey design.  It will complement the old design.  So you can mix and match the shorts and jerseys from different years.

Here is a photo of the group from the Saturday ride from Marshfield.  We do this route once per a month.  It rolls from the Furnace Brook Middle School.  See the ride schedule.  New members are welcome.

Marshfield Route
At Duxbury beach on the Marshfield Route

Marshfield ride 05-14-16

The next ride is Marshfield on Saturday. We roll at 9 am sharp from Furnace Brook Middle School.  Coffee stop is at French Memories.

Weather looks great at 9 am. Showers early in the morning will clear.


Paving Report May 2016

The paving report begins…

  • Abington
    Vernon st- coat applied; needs a 2nd coat; part of the Claire Saltonstall unofficial bypass of Brockton
  • Scituate
    Hatherly St – coat applied; watch road junctions such as 10th and Hatherly.
    The Box – coat applied
  • 1st Parish – coat applied; man holes high
  • Hingham
    Route 53 – ripped
  • Blue Hills Classic Loop
    Route 138 – ripped
    Unquity Road by Rink – ripped
    Canton Ave – horrible state
  • Plympton
    Upland – Hill climb at end of the street is ripped.  Town appears to be regrading the road prior to paving.


May 14 2016 weekend

received_10209824095347897We will have the Marshfield ride on Saturday at 9AM. Only heavy rain will cancel. This route is flat. It will be a good ride to stay loose for the ccentury. The ride will start at the Furnace Brook Middle School in Marshfield. This ride features a stop at the coffee shop in Duxbury.  We also will climb the Myles Standish Monument(optional).  See https://m.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10154036424669923&id=625914922&set=gm.244046719261475&source=44&ref=bookmarks

Members will participate in the metric century hosted by CRW on the Sunday.  Others can also ride in the CRW version of the Coastal Route on Sunday.  This leaves from Rockland at 7:30AM.



Saturday’s ride – Coastal Route

The facebook update is at https://www.facebook.com/events/820646651396926/.  The ride stareceived_10209824095347897rts at the Norwell High School.  The High School is located on South Street in Norwell.  We park in the first parking lot after the library.  The driveway continues past the library to the school.  Look for other bikers!

Each of our rides is lead by one of our members. You may volunteer to be a ride leader. Please suggest new routes. We alternate with different destinations on Saturdays.

We ride in Norwell on the 1st and 5th Saturday of each Month.

The ride leader will be Linda. A coffee stop will be at approximately Mile 22. This route is considered for beginner to intermediate riders.

Any heavy rain will cancel the ride. 20150523_103119

Please RSVP on the Facebook Event so that we can anticipate the headcount.

Be courteous to other riders. Help make this your club. Please be ready to roll on time. This is a club ride. The ride is for members, their guests, and new prospective members.