The Quad Saturday Group Ride leaves the shop every weekend at 9:00 AM, Spring through Fall. We begin with a relaxed pace up Mass Ave. and the Minuteman Bike Path, regrouping at Bedford Depot. After announcements, we usually break up into groups based on pace. The groups usually converge on Fern's Country Store in Arlington for a coffee stop, and then make their way back to Arlington, either directly or often via an extended loop if the weather is nice. At the end of the ride, we usually gather at Starbucks in Arlington Heights to rehash the ride and socialize.
As the weather warms we'll start to add some longer destination rides to the schedule, including trips to Haystack Observatory in Groton, the Harvard General Store, New Hampshire, and hopefully even Mount Wachusett. But our early season rides will follow our familiar loops so that every rider can find the group that fits them best without fear of being dropped.
Standard route for the faster group(s): https://ridewithgps.com/routes/6596338
Note: there are many options for more direct ways to Fern's, like South Rd., Rte. 225, and Lowell Rd.; intermediate groups may opt to take these.
Short option: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/12617470