The Wachusett Fondo p/b Minuteman Road Club is Back!

The Wachusett Fondo p/b Minuteman Road Club is back this year (reg now!) with the addition of Tim Johnson of cyclocross fame! Tim Johnson is a 6 time Cyclocross National Champion and has a multitude of other palmares in cyclocross as well as on the road, including multiple podium finishes in the CXGP, a 1st place in the Herald Sun Tour as well as wins at our very own Sterling and Harvard road races. Join Tim and get ready for some adventure as we ride through beautiful central Mass.


Gran Fondo:
A challenging route with 3-4 gravel parts heading north & west thru beautiful town commons. Complete the loop with more gravel to tackle Wachusett Mountain from the less commonly taken North Road.

Medio Fondo:
A shorter loop that is all paved but with wonderful scenery and includes an optional ascent of Wachusett Mountain via the auto road.

*Routes subject to change

The ride will start and end at Wachusett Brewing Co. Kick back after the ride and enjoy some food and beverages with your friends in the outdoor beer garden or the recently opened indoor brew yard. You can reg NOW at

Proceeds from the event will benefit MassBike. The Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition (MassBike) promotes a bicycle-friendly environment and encourages bicycling for fun, fitness and transportation. MassBike works with lawmakers to create laws that make sense for the safety of all bike riders and works with state, city and town officials to enforce existing laws. They work through education and outreach to better the knowledge, awareness and skills of both bicyclists and drivers. A 501c3 non-profit, MassBike relies support from members, donors, and sponsors.

Social Media links:

Follow Minuteman Road Club on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
Instagram: @minutemanrdclub
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Follow Tim Johnson on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
Instagram: @timjohnsoncx
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MRC Roars Back With The Ken Harrod Memorial Bike Festival

The Minuteman Road Club is pleased to announce the Harvard Firefighters Association Ken Harrod Memorial Bike Festival p/b the MRC on Saturday May 31, 2014 in Harvard, MA. The Festival will include BOTH a USAC sanctioned road race AND a bike ride both of which will benefit the Harvard Firefighters’ Association. Registration is now open for both the race and the ride.


Those familiar with the road race the Minuteman Road Club has hosted for the last 19 years will appreciate the similarities and differences this new venue offers. The approximately 10 mile course loops clockwise out of Harvard Center and rolls over some of the 495/Metro-West area’s most familiar climbs. (You can see the course in this Strava Segment). The race course will challenge competitors as they climb Westcott and then Warner Road to the highest point in the loop then after a brief descent, back to climbing on Green Road. This is followed by a rapid descent to Still River Road where two more gradual longer climbs await – the second of which brings racers back to the start/finish in the center of town.

Registration is now open for the race: and closes May 28th, 2014 at 5pm.

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