Girlz Roll Bike Ride To Mattapan Urban Wilds
1:00 pm, Sunday, June 12, 2016

In this ride, we will visit as many urban wilds in the Mattapan neighborhood of Boston as we can.

This ride is sponsored by the Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition

Photos of 2011 ride

Wild turkeys on the edge of Stony Brook Reservation


  • Where: Meet at the Walker Playground in Mattapan, just off Norfolk St.
  • When: Departing at 1:00 pm, Sunday, June 12, 2016
  • Distance: 5-6 miles, depending on whether we go to Boston Nature Center
  • Pace: Relaxed, probably 6-10 MPH.
  • Terrain: Mostly flat with a few hills.
  • Route: Mostly on streets, though usually low traffic.
  • Leader: Jessica Mink

Maps and Cue sheet

route map

Getting There


From Forest Hills Station or end of the Southwest Corridor, ride east toward Franklin Park and follow Morton St. (the major street with a paved shoulder) at the rotary. Cross Blue Hill Ave. and turn right on Norfolk St., then left on Mildred St. to the start.
From Dorchester, take Gallivan Blvd. or Morton St. west past their merger and turn left on Norfolk St. after crossing the railroad tracks.


You can take your bike to Forest Hills or Ashmont and follow the directions above. The Fairmount branch, which stops at Morton St., very near the start, does not run on Sundays. Details are on the MBTA website.

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Bailout points

This ride is too short to need a bailout point. You can always walk back to the start or to a Blue Hill Ave. bus.