Category: Massachusetts

Nashua River Ramble

Nashua River Ramble

Start: Tyngsboro Elementary School; 205 Westford Rd, Tyngsboro, MA map to start Directions: Take Exit 34 on Hwy 3. At the end of the exit ramp, turn West (left, for those coming from the south), toward Westford. At the third stoplight, turn right. Tyngsboro Elementary School is on […]

Bay Circuit Trail

Mountain biking north of Boston

The following is a list of places to mountain bike on the Massachusetts North Shore, listed by towns. The state forests and preserved land in this area provide hundreds of miles of great mountain bike trails. The Bay Circuit Trail connects several state forests and other protected land […]

Southeast Massachusetts bikeways

SE Massachusetts bikeways

The Southeastern (Massachusetts) Regional Planning & Economic Development District (SRPEDD) has been involved in the planning and building of safe bikeways in that region, with several miles of bikeways already built and many more miles in the planning stage. These paths, onroad routes and dedicated bicycle lanes are […]

Bay State Greenway map

The Bay State Greenway

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation is developing a system of bicycle routes throughout the state, called the Bay State Greenway. Eventually there will be 500 miles of shared-use paths, 200 miles of which already exist. Priority projects include the following: The Wayside Trail , also know as the […]

Massachusetts South Shore bicycle ride

Cycling the Massachusetts South Shore

This Charles River Wheelmen ride is along shady, quiet roads offering great vistas of the Massachusetts shore shore coastline. The club offers this ride every week, weather permitting. The 39-mile loop includes Rockland, Hingham, Norwell, Scituate, and Cohasset The 52-mile ride adds a loop to Pemberton Point in […]

Seven Hills Wheelmen rides

Seven Hills Wheelmen   Rides in central Massachusetts, cue sheets by town  RWGPS: Ride With GPS   MMR:  Map My Ride (maps may not be identical) Auburn Dresser Hill 34 miles Barre Quabbin Century 98 miles  RWGPS Dudley Dudley-Woodstock 24 miles  MMR Framingham Metrowest Waterways 40 miles Grafton Soap Hill […]

Cycle Massachusetts 2015 Northampton MA

Cycle Massachusetts State Bike Tour, “The Friendliest Ride In The East” August 1-7, 2015, Northampton, Hardwick, Greenfield; 2 nights in each location. Start and end at Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School,  80 Locust St. Northampton, MA. The Cycle Massachusetts State Bike Tour supports MassBike and better biking for Massachusetts. Saturday, August 1st Loop rides starting and […]

Bradford Ponds and Forests

Start: Bradford Elementary School, 118 Montvale St., Bradford MA (South Haverhill) Description: This ride heads from Bradford (a historic village in South Haverhill) to nearby Groveland, then continues through Boxford State Forest on quiet local roads not often travelled on NSC routes. The short and medium rides turn […]

Flattest Century bicycle ride

NBW Flattest Century in the East

The Flattest Century in the East is a Narragansett Bay Wheelmen (NBW) ride Start: University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth Description: Great roads covering parts of southeast Massachusetts and neighboring Rhode Island. View the 2011 route at  Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX Course

Westfield to Worthington MA bicycle ride

Westfield Great River Ride

This is the metric century version of a challenging century ride in Western Massachusetts. Start:  Sons of Erin, William St., Westfield MA. View this ride at Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX Course

Wachusett Clinton bicycle ride

Wachusett Aqueduct trail

The 9 mile Wachusett Aqueduct extends from the Wachusett Reservoir in Clinton Massachusetts to the John J. Carroll Water Treatment Plant at Walnut Hill in Marlborough and passes through Berlin and Northborough. In May 2012 Massachusetts Water Resources Authority announced that “No trespassing” signs along this and four […]

Assabet Trail

Assabet River Rail Trail

The Assabet River Rail Trail is a multi-use paved cycling path running through Marlborough, Hudson, Stow, Maynard, and Acton Massachusetts, following the abandoned Marlborough Branch of the Fitchburg Railroad along the Assabet River. 5.6 miles of the section from Marlborough to Maynard have been completed.  Eventually the trail […]

Bedford Harvard Boxborough Acton MA bicycle ride

Concord heading West

Road mark The Charles River Wheelmen “Apple Pi Ride”  takes you through Concord, Acton, Littleton, Westford, Carlisle, Stow and Harvard with several apple orchards, and a few hills. Start: Bedford VA Hospital, 200 Springs Rd, Bedford (map to start) Cuesheets from the CRW site: Long, Short View this […]