Boston City Rides and Routes

Boston is quickly becoming one of America’s best and favorite cycling cities! With new bike lanes popping up every week, and a plan to have 100% coverage in the next 10 years, we’ve come leaps and bounds since the “dark ages” of the 1990s. To enjoy the best cycling in our vibrant, diverse city, try these routes:

City View

This tour is an excellent introduction to the city, as it traverses almost all of our beautiful neighborhoods. This route has some small hills and is divided about 50/50 between streets and bike paths.

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Boston Harbor Tour

If you’re fond of sand dunes and salty air, try this route, which sticks close to the edge of Boston Harbor, and affords gorgeous views of the city, especially in the evening. Appropriate for all riders, there is almost no elevation change across the route. Most of the route is on city streets, but many of the roads have bike lanes on them.

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Charles River Trail

Want to go along the water but avoid the waves? Try this tour! It follows the beautiful Charles River Esplanade, and travels on both the Boston and Cambridge sides. Nearly dead flat, it’s appropriate for any rider, and avoids streets almost all the way.

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Emerald Necklace Cruise

See the greener side of the city! This route runs the length of Frederick Law Olmstead’s famous Emerald Necklace park. This route is split about 50/50 between paths and streets, and has a number of rolling hills.

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