BNAN Bike Ride To Allston and Brighton Urban Wilds
1:00 pm, Saturday, October 22, 2011

Join BNAN staff and avid cyclist Jessica Mink for a guided tour of Allston and Brightons Urban Wilds. We will explore both protected or intact urban wilds as well as those that have been fragmented or lost to development. Bring your personal bike and helmet.

This ride is cosponsored by the the Boston Natural Areas Network and its Urban Wilds Council, which is working to build awareness of non-park open spaces in the city of Boston.

Photos of this ride

Foster St. Rock


  • Where: Meet at Ringer Playground, 50 Webley Street at Armington Street, Allston
  • When: Departing at 1:00 pm, Saturday, October 22, 2011
  • Distance: about 8.5 miles.
  • Pace: Relaxed, probably 6-10 MPH.
  • Terrain: A few hills.
  • Route: Mostly on back streets, with some brief major roads and shared-use path.
  • Leader: Jessica Mink

Maps and Cue sheet

route map

Getting There


From the east, bike out Brighton Ave. or Cambridge St. to Union Square in Allston. Bear left on Cambridge St. and turn left on Imrie Rd., then left on Armington St. and right on Webley St. to Ringer Playground.
From the west, take Washington St., going straight onto Cambridge St. when Washington bears right past St. Elizabeth's Hospital. Turn right on Imrie Rd., then left on Armington St. and right on Webley St. to Ringer Playground.


You can't take your bike on the Green Line, so the best bet is to bike over from Harvard Square: N. Harvard St. to Franklin St. to pedestrian bridge over the MassPike, right on Cambridge St., and follow above directions. Details are on the MBTA website.

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Bailout points

The closest T line which takes bikes is Harvard Square, but the Boston College Green Line is not too far away.