Group Commute Rides

Boston Bike Week 1997

If you have questions about commuting by bicycle, please call the ride leader for advice. Also, check out our Bike Buddy page.

Most rides are offered in the morning; you can talk to the ride leader about meeting for a return commute.

All rides leave promptly; please plan to arrive early. Helmets are REQUIRED.
Check out these rules for group riding.

Cleveland Circle - Government Center

Thursday Cassidy Playground parking lot, Chestnut Hill Ave. & Beacon St., 7 am. Approx. 6 miles. Route: Along Beacon Street to Kenmore Square, down Commonwealth Mall and past the Public Garden and Boston Common, descending into the urban hell of one-way streets that is Boston downtown, reemerging at City Hall Plaza David Lewis, 621-7323h, dbl@osf.org

Allston - Government Center

Thursday Jackson Mann School, Union Sq., 7:15 am; via Charles River Bike Path. Charles Hansen, 734-0720h, 572-0277w, chansen@jhancock.org

Jamaica Plain - Government Center

Thursday North side of Forest Hills T, 7:15 am; Jamaica Pond Boat House, 7:30 am; Copley Sq. Park, 7:55 am. Hugh Flynn, 983-0724, hflynn@shore.net

Jamaica Plain - Central Sq., Cambridge

Tuesday Forest Hills T Station, 7:30 am. To Broadway Bicycle School’s Pancake Breakfast! Route: Bike path along Emerald Necklace, and then Chapel to Carlton St. to BU bridge and up Brookline to L on Mass. Ave. and R on Prospect to L on Broadway. Drop off at Longwood Medical Area, if desired. Bill Taylor (Earthworks), 983-WIND, erthwrks@thecia.net

Roslindale - Cambridge

Monday, Friday Adams Park, Roslindale (Washington St.), 8:00 am 7-10 miles, 10-15 mph Route: South St. to Walter St., entering the Arboretum at Bussey St., riding the Arboretum road to the main entrance, following Bike Route 1 to Jamaica Pond, the Jamaicaway Bikepath to Route 9, Brookline Ave to Aspinwall to Netherlands to Muddy River Bikepath to Park Drive to the B.U. Bridge. I ride the Charles River Bikepath upstream past Harvard Square, but welcome anybody headed toward Cambridge to join me. Doug Mink, 327-4489h, dmink@cfa.harvard.edu

Roslindale - Allston - Harvard Sq., Cambridge

Wednesday Adams Park, Roslindale (Washington St.), 7:45 am To the Hosteling International-American Youth Hostels Eastern New England Council office for free breakfast! 6 miles, 10 mph Route: South St. to Walter St., entering the Arboretum at Bussey St., riding the Arboretum road to the main entrance, following Bike Route 1 to Jamaica Pond, the Jamaicaway Bikepath to Route 9, Brookline Ave to Aspinwall to Kent, then back streets to the HI-ENEC office on Comm. Ave. After breakfast, I will ride to North Cambridge via Harvard Square. Call or e-mail Doug Mink, 327-4489h, dmink@cfa.harvard.edu if you want to ride with him.

Roslindale - Government Center

Adams Park, Washington St., 7:15 am; via Southwest Corridor bike path. Route: Washington St. to Forest Hills, South St. past the Monument in Jamaica Plain at about 7:30 to Seaverns St. (sp?), to the Southwest Corridor. We will follow the bikepath to Ruggles MBTA station, then Columbus Ave to Park Square, Stuart St. to Washington, which we will follow to Government Center. Doug Mink, 327-4489h, dmink@cfa.harvard.edu

South End - Government Center

Thursday Blackstone Sq., Washington St., 7:40 am. Bob Lathrop, 266-6941h, rjlathrop@bkb.com

Dorchester - Government Center

Thursday Gibson Playground, 7:30 am Ray Jordan, 436-6787h, rjordan34@aol.com>

Revere - East Boston - Ferry - Government Center (rain cancels)

Thursday Rotary at north end of Revere Beach, 7 am; Orient Heights MBTA Station, East Boston. Thomas Domenico, 567-5561h

Malden - Boston Common

Monday, Tuesday, (see Thursday, below) Walgreen's Main & Centre St. Malden, 7:30 am 7 miles, 10-12 mph Route: Pleasant view of Boston and then a hellish ride down Route 99. Main St. to Route 99 to Main St. Charlestown to Charlestown Bridge, to MOS to Charles River Bikeway to Charles St. to Boston Common. Stephen Winslow (Bike to the Sea, BCOM, DEP), 397-6893h, 574-6838w, SteveNine@aol.com

Malden Sq. - Charlestown - Government Center

Thursday Walgreens, Main & Centre St., 7:15 am; Charlestown, 99 Restaurant, 7:35 am. Steve Winslow, 397-6893h, 574-6838w, SteveNine@aol.com

West Medford - Davis Sq. - Government Center

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday Dunkin Donuts at W. Medford Station, 7 am; Someday Cafe, Davis Sq., 7:15 am. Michael Hering, 391-9981h, MGHering@world.std.com

Porter Sq. - Inman Sq. - MIT - Government Center (rain cancels)

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday Porter Sq. T Station, 7:30 am (Thursday: Porter Sq. T Station, 7:20 am; Ryles Jazz Club, Inman Sq., 7:35 am; MIT “hissing globe,” Main & Broadway, 7:45 am) 4-5 miles, slow pace Route: From Porter Square, my route follows Somerville Ave. (briefly) to Beacon Street, Beacon Street to Hampshire, Hampshire to Broadway, Broadway to Main, Main to the Longfellow Bridge, and then Cambridge Street to Government Center. Optional route: Ride home one day along Charles River Esplanade, cut through Avon Hill area to Porter Square. David McGowan (DFWELE Riverways Programs), 864-2490, david.mcgowan@state.ma.us

Fresh Pond, Cambridge- Government Center

Thursday Huron Ave. & Aberdeen St., 7:15 am. Route: I go from Huron Ave starting on the west side of Fresh Pond Parkway and proceed around Harvard Square to Broadway; from there it is a straight shot to downtown. Ted Hamann, 573-8536w, thamann@acad.suffolk.edu

Arlington Heights - Alewife - Harvard Sq. - Government Center

Thursday Old MBTA parking lot, Mass Ave., 6:30 am; Alewife T Station, 6:45 am; JFK Bridge, Cambridge side, 7:15 am. Route: Leave from MBTA parking lot (next to old Highland Supermarket), Arlington Heights, 6:30 a.m. Car parking available in lot for those who want to drive part-way and ride into Boston. Leisurely paced. Will travel on Minuteman Bikeway and Charles River paths, also some roads in Cambridge/Boston. Jack Johnson, 646-4724h, Jack2Bike@aol.com

Arlington Center - Harvard Sq.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday Park bench along Swan Pl. next to Minuteman Bikeway, 7:45 am. Route: Minuteman to Alewife, through park to Rindge to Sherman to Garden to Mass Ave. Becka Roolf, 641-4782h, becka_roolf@geocities.com

Needham - Government Center

Thursday The square at Needham Heights Commuter Rail station, 6:30 am 10 miles, 12-14 mph Route: The way in is mostly downhill. The way home will work off your stress from a day full of work. East on Kendrick/ Nahanton to Brookline / Newton St.; Pass Helenic College and Jamaica Pond; Through Jamaica Plain and down the Southwest Corridor Multipurpose Path along Tremont St. and into downtown. Paul Miller (CRW, BCOM), pamiller@lynx.neu.edu

Marblehead - Government Center

Thursday Corner Ocean and Atlantic Aves, Marblehead, 6 a.m. sharp (to avoid traffic) 19 miles @ 12to14 mph, conditions permitting Route: Lynnshore Drive, Lynnway, Revere Beach, Chelsea Creek Bridge, Margin Street, Produce Center, Rte 99, Rutherford Ave., Charlestown Bridge Carl King, 946-8101, cking@gmlaw.com