Bike the Charles 2007

The Upper Charles Greenway is now nearly complete, connecting Commonwealth Ave. in Auburndale to the Museum of Science (and soon out to the Harbor) via a shared-use trail along the banks of the Charles. We'll ride from Allston to Newton and back.


Brought to you by the MassBike MetroBoston chapter

Photos of the Ride

Getting There

Map of start location


The Charles paths pass straight through Herter Park. Or:

  1. Take Western Ave. to Everett St.
  2. Turn north on Everett St.
  3. Turn left onto Soldier's Field Road (there are lights and crosswalks)
  4. Make an immediate right into the parking lot.


You can take your bike on T rapid transit lines and some bus lines for no extra charge. Details are on the MBTA website.


Herter Park is on Soldier's Field Rd. between Arsenal St. and the Eliot bridge. Use the parking lot just west of the Publick Theater. Please consider carpooling to the ride.

Bailout points

Although the ride will proceed at an easy pace, there are two places where one can easily bail back to the starting point via the T. We'll pass each point twice—once outbound, once inbound.