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Old 06-18-05, 11:05 PM   #1
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Biking in Boston?

Hi, I just got a new bike, which I am really glad to have found. I bought it off some guy on craig's list for 150$. It's a Fuji SX-150, whatever that means. Anyway, I am in boston and I wonder if anyone knows any good places to go biking around here. It would be nice first of all just to find some nice paved bike trails. But I also want to find some nice offroad areas. I assume that I would have to bike aways out of the city to find some nice offraod trails, but I am willing to do so. Any suggestions?
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Old 06-19-05, 10:11 AM   #2
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As for paved trail riding - in the heart of Boston there's the Charles River Path. It goes all the way around the river. There's also a little offshoot that heads towards Watertown. If you venture over to Cambridge, you can get on the Minuteman Bikeway at Alewife T Station and ride the 13 Miles to the end of the trail into Bedford. Once in Bedford there are a few crushed rock trails that go for another 3 or 4 miles, and of course the street riding is a little better there too.

I suggest you pick up the Eastern Mass Bike Map - should be available at any bike shop.
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Thanks...Yeah, this morning, I biked the charles river path. I started in Cambrige from Mass ave and headed west to what seemed like the end of the path, where it crossed a bridge back into Boston. I followed the path that goes along Storrow Dr back to Mass ave. I didn't like the path though because you have to cross the road too often, and you are also biking right next to the road most of the time. I will pick up one of those maps though.
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As for paved trail riding - in the heart of Boston there's the Charles River Path. It goes all the way around the river. There's also a little offshoot that heads towards Watertown. If you venture over to Cambridge, you can get on the Minuteman Bikeway at Alewife T Station and ride the 13 Miles to the end of the trail into Bedford. Once in Bedford there are a few crushed rock trails that go for another 3 or 4 miles, and of course the street riding is a little better there too.

I suggest you pick up the Eastern Mass Bike Map - should be available at any bike shop.
I assume you mean the Rubel map. I just bought one for the first time, I can't believe how nice it is and all the handy stuff on that map. My Eastern Mass map says that there is a "Boston" map available too.
I need to get that.
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you can rid the great battle road, used by the midnight ride of Paul Revere. Lexington, concord, Bedford,and pick up the minute man trail all the way from alewife to Hanscom Air Force Base in Bedford. Don't forget the route of the boston marathon. I really miss living in New England for 13 years. I did a heck of a LOT OF RIDING.
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Hello, Clam Dude

I started riding Trek 820 mtb early last month, doing 50/wk but got in 30 today, 20 in Myles Standish State Park here in Plymouth this morning 6-8am with my first whitetail deer & hare sightings rite in front of me.

So, Myles Standish & Wampatuck (Hingham) & Borderland (Easton) State parks, the Cape Cod Canal, Shining Sea Falmouth into Woods Hole and Phoenix path in Fairhaven, overlooking Buzzards Bay.

Let me know if you need more info finding these

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