Best Bike Rides Boston  by Shawn Musgrave

Best Bike Rides Boston Guide Book

by Shawn Musgrave (Falcon Guides)
Best Bike Rides Boston  by Shawn Musgrave
Like many major metro areas across the world, Boston is a city of diverse neighborhoods, each of its districts, boroughs, and blocks boasting its own history and distinct feel. Two points straight across the Charles or Mass Ave can feel worlds or decades apart, rather than fractions of a mile. A ride on the T can carry you from harbor to downtown to wooded fields in the time it takes to scarf down a cannoli. Such variety is one of the best things a city can have, and it’s one of the reasons people love calling Boston home.

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Trails from the "Best Bike Rides Boston" Guide Book
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Just outside the city lie a number of parks that rival even the Public Garden and Boston Common in natural beauty, serene landscapes, and creative incorporation of nature into urban infrastructure. ...
Boston, MA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 14.6
The Esplanade, Emerald Necklace, and Arboretum are all great for a quick fix of forest close to the city. But for a real taste of the wild woods, you have to head beyond the city line and even the sub ...
Boston, MA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 23.3
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Boston Common and the Public Garden are fantastic urban parks, and their location in the middle of Back Bay make them ideal for a quick fix of greenery. This ride takes you from the heart of the city ...
Boston, MA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 21.4
Boston integrates its deep history into its modern landscape better than any other major city in the country. Whether it’s in the ornate brownstones throughout Back Bay, the hallowed baseball park i ...
Boston, MA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 5.1
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The 7,000-acre Blue Hills Reservation, which lies less than 20 miles south of Boston, offers breathtaking views, challenging climbs, and refreshing forest vistas. The reservation’s varied landscape ...
Milton, MA - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 14.9
Boston’s harbor is a central dimension of its economy, its culture, and its distinctive character. From the fresh-catch seafood it’s offered to local cuisine to its history as a major port, including ...
Boston, MA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 10.7
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One the the six World Marathon Majors, the Boston Marathon is the world’s oldest annual marathon, founded in 1897 and run every year since. Its 26-mile, 385-yard route runs through eight communities f ...
Boston, MA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 26.5
Just at the end of the Red Line past Quincy lies a world apart from Boston, where the small-town streets are lined with trees, historic homes, and coastline. This ride will take you through the hills ...
Boston, MA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 21.9
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The fiercely independent town of Brookline has resisted Boston’s sprawl for over 300 years, persevering even as the city, block by block, annexed adjoining towns like Brighton, Roxbury, and Jamaica Pl ...
Boston, MA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 8.7
Often derided as the “People’s Republic of Cambridge,” the city across the Charles from Boston is as historic and diverse as its more populous neighbor. Appropriate to its famous blue-blood pedigree a ...
Boston, MA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 10.2
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For colonial Bostonians, the Old Harbor was not only a refreshing vista, but the anchor of their way of life and connection to the rest of the world. This ride rounds the harbor from the fortified C ...
Boston, MA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 19.4
For commuters and recreational cyclists alike, the paved path along the banks of the Charles River is a convenient means of navigating the city. A favorite among runners, cyclists, and picnickers on b ...
Boston, MA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 12.9
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The East Boston Greenway makes for a quick getaway to the seaside along its paved rail-trail path. After rolling through Bremen Street Park’s urban wild, you’ll take in the serene and secluded landsca ...
Boston, MA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 17.5
About an hour north of Boston lies Cape Ann, the summer-vacation mecca known for its prime beachfronts and picturesque coastal retreats. This ride traces the cape from Gloucester to Rockport and back ...
Gloucester, MA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 19.7
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Due west of Boston lies the quiet city of Newton. Consistently ranked among the top places to live in the country for its quality schools, safe neighborhoods, and close proximity to Greater Boston’s c ...
Boston, MA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 14.5
One of the best things about Boston is its diverse landscape, which means that even a quick ride can lead from the flat Back Bay into hillier and greener areas. Those looking for an hour-long circuit ...
Boston, MA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 7.8
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The Minuteman Commuter Bikeway connects Cambridge to the historic towns of Lexington and Concord, where the American Revolution began. Go beyond the Minuteman path to explore revolutionary history a ...
Boston, MA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 27.2
Lynn and Marblehead are two favorite destinations along the North Shore, their beaches, coastline, and small-town charm a perennial draw for Bostonians. This ride follows the main drag of the Lynn Sho ...
Lynn, MA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 19.7
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One of Boston’s main thoroughfares, Mass Ave connects Dorchester in the city’s south to northerly neighborhoods such as Cambridge, Arlington, and beyond. It is also eminently bike-friendly, with dedic ...
Boston, MA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 22.6
Those looking for an invigorating ride need search no further than Middlesex Fells Reservation, north of Boston. Its craggy hills make the Fells a favorite among mountain bikers hungry for a challengi ...
Malden, MA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 6.3
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