This information is based on folklore and should be confirmed for accuracy. Weekday evening rides typically start when the clocks turn back, after the first weekend in April, and continue until it starts to become too dark in the fall.
Check with your team captains for other secret training rides and other assorted rituals. Note that if any NEBC non members do not sign a waiver then it is NOT an official NEBC ride, just a general ride that you’re welcome to join at will.
Monday – Recovery Ride (currently dormant)
Tuesday – Women’s Paceline Ride
For more information on the Tuesday Women’s Paceline Ride click here.
Departs at 6:00 pm from the Lexington Battle Green (Junction of Mass Ave and Bedford Road), May to August.
This is a paceline skills development ride for women of all levels. Every week there will be a beginners group (~12-15 mph average pace) focusing on learning paceline basics.
There will also be several faster groups for more experienced riders with average speeds of 15-17, 17-19, and 19+ mph. Rides are “no drop” with the excpetion of the 19+ group. Ride length is 20-21 miles for the 12-17 mph groups, and 26 miles for the 17+ groups.
Rain cancels this ride — check the website if in doubt.
Wednesday – CBTT
NEBC Charlie Baker Time Trial:
Join us in Concord for the NEBC Time Trial. Registration from 5:30 to 6:00 pm. First rider off at 6:15 p.m.
Wednesday – Cutler Park Ride
Cutler Park (Needham) Ride:
As an alternative to the CBTT our own Charlie Dow leads this ride from Cutler Park in Needham, leaving at 6pm.
Start: Cutler Park, 110 Kendrick St, Needham Heights, MA 02494 (map)
Directions: Take Exit 19 off Route 128 toward Needham. At the lights, turn left onto Hunting Rd. After 0.7 miles, turn left onto Kendrick Street. The Cutler Park parking lot is located 0.5 miles on the right.
Thursday – Hill Ride
The (in)famous Wednesday Night Hill Ride has moved to Thursday. The ride leaves at 6pm sharp from the mall parking lot next to the Cycle Loft in Burlington (directions below). We follow a 20-25 mi. loop, encompassing the gnarliest hills in the Boston Metro area (we’re talking gnarly with two g’s). In response to popular request, road construction contractors were hired over the winter to increase the length and grade of most of the hills. Additionally, the rides have been scheduled to coincide with the convergence of the inner planets to take advantage of the increased gravitational pull.
Low gears recommended. Since this is a training ride, no one will be dropped; we will ride an easy recovery pace between the hills, work hard up the hills, then regroup on the tops.
Waiver sign-in is required for non-NEBC members.
Ride takes place mid-April through August.
Directions: Meet at the mall parking lot next to the Cycle Loft on Cambridge St / Rt 3. From Rte 128, take Rt 3 SOUTH / Cambridge St. exit (exit 33A). At the end of exit ramp, continue south on Rt 3 / Cambrindge St, towards Woburn. After a couple hundred feet, Cycle Loft will be on the left. Park in the shopping center lot just BEFORE the bike shop (left at the light). Don’t worry about having to ride on Rt 3, we have a back way out of the shop to avoid Rt 3!
Friday – Carbo-load
It’s going to be an exciting weekend of riding/racing.
Saturday – Club Ride or Race
We are pleased to reintroduce the Saturday Morning Group Ride leaving from the Bedford Public Library parking lot at 9:30 am.
For more information on the NEBC Saturday Ride Ride click here.
Ride specifics to be determined by the group, generally 45-55 miles and if possible there will be at least two groups: a no-drop ride and a group for faster riders. See link above for more details
Sunday – Race
Test your fitness at Wells Ave. or another race.