Neponset River Greenway Festival Bike Ride
6:00 pm, Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Join us in checking out the construction of the new Neponset River Greenway Trail along the Neponset River from Mattapan Square (almost) to the Martini Shell in Hyde Park. The ride begins at 6:00 pm at the intersection of Fairmount Ave. and the Truman Parkway in Hyde Park, heads north to Mattapan Square, then along the Greenway to Pauls Bridge at the Bston/Milton line and back to the start, with a short stop at the confluence of Mother Brook and the Neponset River.

This ride is cosponsored by MassBike's MetroBoston chapter and the Boston Natural Areas Network. The ride is free. For ride details

Construction at the Mattapan end on July 4, 2009.


  • Where: Meet at the northwest corner of Fairmount Ave. and the Truman Parkway in Hyde Park.
  • When: Departing at 6:00 pm, Wednesday, July 15, 2009
  • Distance: 7.2 miles.
  • Pace: Relaxed, probably 6-10 MPH.
  • Terrain: Mostly flat.
  • Route: Mostly on-road.
  • Leader: Doug Mink

Maps and Cue sheet

route map

Getting There


Ride south from Forest Hills on Hyde Park Ave. to Cleary Square, then turn left on River St. and continue straight on Fairmount Ave. when River St. turns left. Stop at the second light, just after crossing the Neponset River.

From Dorchester or Mattapan, continue south on River St. from Mattapan Square, avoiding the construction on the Truman Parkway. Turn left on Fairmount Ave. when River St. turns right toward Cleary Square.


You can take your bike on T rapid transit lines and some bus lines, (none of which go near today's ride), for no extra charge. Details are on the MBTA website.

From Forest Hills (Orange Line):
Take Hyde Park Ave. to River St. at Cleary Square and turn left on River St., then go straight and over the river when River St. turns left.


Take the Route 138 exit from Route 128/93N, and go north to the Neponset Valley Parkway. Turn left, then right on the Truman Parkway at the next light. Turn left at Fairmount Ave. and look for a parking space.

Bailout points

We pass the start halfway into the ride.

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Construction at Dana Ave. on July 4, 2009