What we're about

Charles River Wheelers (CRW) is a group of recreational cyclists who get together for weekly bicycle rides and frequent social events in the Boston area.

We provide a high quality year round recreational ride program with a friendly social atmosphere. Our rides are open to the general public. If you like our rides and continue to ride with us, we ask you to please become a member. Membership dues help support the CRW Ride Program. As a member you will receive a discounted rate on all centuries as well as discounts at participating bike shops, which can more than pay for your membership. You can also participate in events open only to members, become a ride leader, volunteer to help run the club or join the board of directors and help develop and shape the future of the club.

To join the club, just click on this link (https://www.crw.org/civicrm/contribute/transact?reset=1&id=2)!

Upcoming events (3)

Women-Only Flat Tire Repair Workshop

Ride Headquarters

This event is full. We have limited capacity and cannot accept walk-ins. ------------------------------------------------------------ Women-Only Flat Tire Repair Workshop March 24, 2019 Times 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Leader(s): Mary Kernan ([masked]) Description: Ladies, it's time You know this is long overdue and you've been putting it off. This sometimes keeps you off your bike and you're embarrassed to admit you don't know what you're doing even if many others around you don't know either. Well, this is your chance. CRW is teaming up with Ride Headquarters to run a Women's Only Flat Tire Repair Workshop. Only ladies in the room and a seriously impressive female instructor. Practical Experience You're gonna bring a wheel from your bike and yes, you can bring just the front wheel because we know touching the back wheel scares the bejesus out of you. By the end of this workshop, you will have successfully changed a tube on your front wheel and beaten up on someone else's bike practicing taking a rear wheel off and putting it back on. We'll even provide rubber gloves if you don't want to get your hands dirty. Just Us Girls Better still, you'll be joined by a group of supportive women all who are just like you and know they need to learn how to change a flat. We'll even provide beer, wine and refreshments to set the appropriate atmosphere. Think of it like one of those paint-a-pot parties, only with a much cooler activity. March is the cruelest of months and it's dreary outside and this is the perfect opportunity for an afternoon out with the girls. Don't miss your chance. Space is Limited Space is limited and this event will sell out. The cost is $15 and you'll leave with a set of tire irons and a spare tube. Do the math and you know you'll come out ahead. Click here (https://www.crw.org/civicrm/event/register?reset=1&id=14) to register. Be sure to check the CRW Web site (https://crw.org/node/8246) for updates and cancellations.

Newton-Dover (25 miles)

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Newton-Dover (25 miles) (https://www.crw.org/node/8320) April 06, 2019 Start: Parking Lot, Beacon St, Newton Directions: Exit 21 from rt. 128 to rt 16 East, bear right onto Beacon St. Park behind the building. Times and Routes: 11 a.m. (with social option 10:15a-10:45a at next-door Dunkin Donuts) Leader(s): Lisa Najavits ([masked]) Description: Get your biking legs back with this delightful 25 mile ride that includes Newton, Wellesley, Needham and Dover. The hills are not challenging and the starting point has free parking (it's at the back of a condo building). Everyone goes at their own pace (this is not a 'no drop' ride). Please note: you can use GPS (e.g., Ride with GPS or Garmin) or print out your own cue sheet if you want one (I won't be bringing any). Social option before the ride from 10:15a-10:45a to say hello and fuel up at Dunkin Donuts (a 2-minute walk from the ride start, at 1148 Beacon St., Newton). I will be there with my helmet on the table :) RideWithGPS Links: 25 miles (http://ridewithgps.com/routes/13632558) Notes: Lisa's cell #[masked] (text preferred, but can call) For possible weather-related cancelation, check this website 9a or after on the day of the ride. The ride is on unless it is listed as canceled at 9a the day of the ride. For Ride with GPS: (1) install the Ride with GPS app on your mobile phone (it can be a free account); (2) open Google on your phone, navigate to crw.org, and locate this ride in the ride calendar; (3) click the map below and download it; (4) open the download within Ride with GPS. (5) become familiar with Ride with GPS prior to the ride. Enjoy! Be sure to check the CRW Web site (https://crw.org/node/8320) for updates and cancellations.


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REGISTRATION NOW OPEN! CRW SPRING CENTURY CLIMB TO THE CLOUDS Come join the fun! For our Spring Century we are headed to Mt Wachuestt as we bring back Climb To The Clouds! Let's get the summer off to a great start with this epic and beautiful ride! Enjoy one of four exceptional routes, great rest stops, entertaining after ride party and a few hills! Early Registration is now open! • Read and sign-up here: https://www.crw.org/content/climb-clouds-2019

Past events (604)

Bridges of the Sudbury River

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