A Bike Tour of the
Lesser-Known Half of Roslindale
Saturday, June 3, 2017

Join Rozzie Bikes on a ride through the Roslindale neighborhood of Boston, with a bit of Mattapan and Hyde Park, too, on our part of this year's Neighborhood Ride Series. We'll bike through quiet neighborhoods and on busier streets which mostly have bike lanes. Travelling mostly in the Stony Brook Valley, we'll visit a few natural areas on the way: Boston Nature Center, Crane Ledge, and Sherrin Woods. The ride is under 7 miles long and fairly flat.

Heavy rain postpones the ride. Helmets are required.


  • Where: Meet at Adams Park in Roslindale Square.
  • When: Noon at the intersection of Washington St. and Cummins Highway
  • Distance: about 6.93 miles.
  • Pace: Relaxed, probably 6-10 MPH with stops.
  • Terrain: Fairly flat
  • Route: Route map and cue sheet
    Cue Sheet
    Map (1.928-Mbyte JPEG)
    Profile (285-Kbyte JPEG)
  • Leader: Jessica Mink
Brought to you by RozzieBikes and the Boston Neighborhood Bike Ride Series

Getting To the Start

Adams Park in Roslindale Square is inside a triangular rotary formed by the intersections of Washington, Poplar, Corinth, and South Streets. Cummins Highway, coming from the east, dead ends into the park, too. It is about one mile south of the Forest Hills Orange Line MBTA station.

By Bike

From the North: Take the Southwest Corridor or the Emerald Necklace paths or the Orange Line to Forest Hills, then follow the Washington St. bike lanes to Roslindale Square.
From the East: Come through Franklin Park to Forest Hills and follow the Washington St. bike lanes, or take Cummins Highway from Mattapan.
From the South: Take Washington St. or Belgrade Ave. to Roslindale Square.
From the West: Take Lagrange St. from Brookline to Centre St. in West Roxbury. Turn left, then take a right on Belgrade just before the rotary, and follow that to Roslindale Square.

Stony Brook runs underground through
this part of its valley

By Car

In Roslindale Square, there is free on-street parking and a large, free parking lot off Taft Hill Court, right off South St.
From the North: Take the Riverway to the Jamaicaway to the Arborway and exit at Forest Hills. Turn right at the bottom of the ramp and proceed straight for about a mile. Washington St. becomes one-way the opposite way and you will be forced to bear right. You're there! Look for a parking space and meet us in the park.
From the West: Take Route 9 to the Hammond Pond Parkway. Take the second right at the first rotary onto Lagrange St. and follow it across South Brookline and West Roxbury to Washington St. Turn left down the hill and continue to Roslindale Square. If you can't park on the left side of the street, bear left on South St. and continue to look for parking places. There is a big lot the next right after you bear left. You can also follow the West Roxbury Parkway, the third right at the first rotary, through three more rotaries, then left at the next light on Belgrade Ave., which leads straight to Roslindale Square. A right on Corinth St. and a left on Washington get you to Adams Park.
From the East: Follow Cummins Highway from Mattapan Square or American Legion Highway straight to Roslindale Square. Turn right and then bear left and park in any space. The lot is the next right after you bear left.
From the South: Take Washington St. all of the way or follow Hyde Park Ave. to Cummins Highway and take a left on that to the park.
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