Hills of Southwest Boston Bike Ride
Saturday, June 13, 2009

People from north of the Charles River tend to think of Boston as flat like Back Bay, so I put this ride together to show people the hills surrounding the Roslindale neighborhood of Boston. We'll climb a total of about 1800 feet in just under 18 miles, with several very steep uphill climbs and a few fast, steep descents.

Riders must wear helmets and should have low gears and good brakes.
The ride will be postponed if it is raining hard because we will need those brakes!

We will start soon after 1:00 pm in Adams Park at the intersection of Washington St. and Cummins Highway in Roslindale Square. Come early and shop at the Farmers Market!

This ride is cosponsored by MassBike and RozzieBikes.

Hemman St. hill Kittredge St. hill
We ride down the left hill and up the right.


  • Where: Meet in Adams Park in Roslindale Square in Boston
  • When: Departing at 1:00 pm, Saturday, June 13, 2009
  • Distance: 18 miles.
  • Pace: Slow uphill, fast downhill
  • Terrain: Extremely hilly!
  • Route: Two-thirds on-road, the rest on paved mixed-use paths
  • Leader: Doug Mink

Maps and Cue sheet

route map

Getting There


Ride south from Forest Hills on Washington St. to Roslindale Square.


You can take your bike on the Orange Line to Forest Hills and bike one mile south on Washington St. to Roslindale Square, where the street jogs. Details are on the MBTA website.


There is free parking on Poplar and Corinth Streets and in a large lot on Taft Hill Terrace across South St. from the park.

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