Mystic River Watershed Earth Day Ride
1:00 pm, Sunday, April 19, 2009

Celebrate Earth Day by esploring Alewife Brook and the Mystic River by Bike. The ride begins at 1:00 pm at the Alewife Reservation kiosk at the Alewife MBTA Red Line station on Cambridge, follows the Fitchburg Cutoff Bikepath to Belmont, and crosses to Arlington to take the Minuteman Commuter Bikeway back to Alewife Brook. We'll then follow Alewife Brook and the Mystic River on the route of future paths to Medford Square, returning to the start on streets and paths across Medford, Somerville, and Cambridge for a ride a bit under 10 miles.

This ride is sponsored by MassBike's MetroBoston chapter.

Rail with trail on the Fitchburg Cutoff Path


  • Where: Meet at the kiosk at the closed entrance to the MBTA Alewife station parking garage.
  • When: Departing at 1:00 pm, Sunday, April 19, 2009
  • Distance: about 10 miles.
  • Pace: Relaxed, probably 6-10 MPH.
  • Terrain: Mostly flat.
  • Route: Mixture of on-road (30%) and shared-use path (70%).
  • Leader: Doug Mink

Maps and Cue sheet

route map

Getting There


Ride to Alewife Station on the Minuteman Bikeway from Arlington, Lexington, or Bedford, the Red Line Linear Park from Cambridge or Somerville.


You can take your bike on the MBA Red Line to Alewife Station and meet us across the drive from the main entrance. Details are on the MBTA website.


Take Route 2 or Alewife Brook Parkway to the station and park in the garage. Resident-only parking does not apply in Cambridge on Sunday, so you might find free on-street parking in the neighborhood between Rindge Ave. and Mass. Ave., not too far away.

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