Although September turns the weather cool here in Massachusetts, and the days begin to shorten, this is a great time for cycling. Here are a couple of special upcoming events worth checking out.
CRW Fall Century
This Sunday, September 16th, is the CRW Fall Century, a spectacular ride that reaches up into New Hampshire from Central Mass. This is a hilly and tough ride, but a lot of fun and very popular. The route is featured in Road Biking Massachusetts in Chapter 8 as the Soughegan River Classic.
Hub On Wheels
Here’s an excerpt from an article I wrote for New England Sports Magazine on this ride. Read the full article here at their web site if you don’t have a print copy handy: http://newenglandsportsmag.com Right now it’s up on the front page. The direct article link is here.
Thousands of cyclists will pedal down a car-free Storrow Drive on Sunday, September 23rd as part of this year’s Hub On Wheels citywide bike ride and festival. Designed to showcase the city of Boston and to raise funds for the Boston Digital Bridge Foundation, the event offers a truly unique way to visit Boston’s wonderful greenways and unique neighborhoods while helping inner city children and their families.
Just as New York City’s wildly popular and aptly named Five Boro Bike Tour explores all the boroughs of New York City, Hub On Wheels is designed to visit all areas of Boston. The main route follows a 45 mile counter-clockwise path along the perimeter of the city. Beginning from City Hall Plaza, the ride will travel down Storrow Drive and through Fenway-Kenmore before heading to the Jamaica Way, Arnold Arboretum, Stonybrook Reservation, Mattapan and Franklin Park. The last leg of the ride follows the coastline from Dorchester Bay through South Boston and the Seaport before returning to City Hall Plaza where a post-ride festival with food and entertainment is planned. A 25-mile route option is also available.