In order to increase the proportion of non-polluting, human-powered vehicles in the transportation mix, the issues which prevent people from using bicycles must be addressed. The danger of street traffic is often cited as a primary reason for the development of off-road routes or bikepaths, but just as importantly, we need to develop alternative routes which go all the places cars can go.

One of the skills which bicyclists develop is the ability to select from a multiplicity of routes to get where they need to go. A network of bicycle routes, lanes, and paths is growing which can connect cyclists and their destinations to make bicycling a more desirable transportation option. An advantage of the bicycle is that the road system can be used to bridge uncompleted portions of the network, so there is no need to wait until the system is "complete".

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Here are upcoming rides and events:
  • Annual Ride to Deer Island [photos]
    Sunday, July 20, 2014
    Leave at 9:00 am from Roslindale Square or 10:00 am from Paul Revere Park in Charlestown
    We'll ride from Roslindale (42 miles) or Charlestown (32 miles) to and around Deer Island, where all of metropolitan Boston's waste water goes. It's actually lots more beautiful than it sounds, with great views of the islands of Boston Harbor at the destination and lots of greenways, beaches, and views of downtown Boston across the water along the way.

And here is what we have done recently:

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