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Old 11-30-05, 07:49 PM   #1
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Winter Riding in Boston

Is there any places for mountain biking open in the winter months? Thanks. My classes end at the end of this month I want to do some riding in Janurnay before classes start again.
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Old 12-01-05, 03:19 PM   #2
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I think most of the state parks (like Great Brook in Carlisle and Callahan in Framingham), are open. The Middlesex Fells is definitely closed January 1 to mid-April, as is Lynn Woods. All the state parks are listed here http://www.mass.gov/dcr/recreate/mtnbike.htm and here http://www.mass.gov/dcr/recreate/biking.htm, but I couldn't find information about seasonal closures. Please consider trail conditions when deciding whether to ride.
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Please consider trail conditions when deciding whether to ride.

I am not sure what you mean by this statement?
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for you boston people, where do you go to get your bike worked on? and where do you purchase parts?
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I do my own maintenance. For MTB parts, I like Cycle Loft in Burlington. I live outside Boston, and I don't like to go in town unless I really have to...
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I go to JRA Cycles in Medford (www.jracycles.com) for emergency parts and I go to Back Bay Bicycles (www.backbaybicycles.com) for getting work done on my bike that I can't do myself.
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I go to international bicycle shop. I trust the peopel there, and they are actually socialable and care about your needs.
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i keep getting mixed reviews about back bay bicycles. not sure who to go to if i need things done to my bike that i can't do. i got my bike at international bike shop though. maybe i'll just go there to have stuff done.
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Head for the Cape, considering your time frame, to try to minimize the snow factor. Haven't seen any winter closings for any of their parks. When I lived on No. Shore I headed for the roads w/my beater starting in Dec. Live in ATL now....mtbing is unaffected by the on slaught of winter. Check out MTB trail reviews.
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to try to minimize the snow factor.
Is this for my safety or the trail safety?
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Both.....but if there's no snow and you want to head north, the Georgetown Woods/Bradley Palmer/Rowley has endless single track off of the fire roads. These 3 areas are all conx and you can easily become lost if you're not familiar w/the area. Some shared use by horses and atv's.
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