Beyond the Neponset River Greenway Bike Ride
We'll ride the opposite direction from
last month's ride to see where
we can go once we've gotten out of the city on the Neponset
Trail. We'll follow the Burma Road Trail across Fowl Meadow,
cross Route 128 on the "Bridge to Nowhere" (which we will find
actually does go somewhere), ride a section of old MA 128,
which is now a Scenic Byway, head south on stone wall-lined
Elm St., and end up at Signal Hill Reservation, with great
views of the Blue Hills and the Boston skyline. Then we'll
return via the same route, for a total of about 12 miles.
If the trail is too wet, we'll either walk it or ride around it
on Route 138.
Signal Hill is owned by The Trustees of Reservations
Maps and Cue sheet
BicycleRide south from Forest Hills on Hyde Park Ave. to Readville, then turn left on the Neponset Valley Parkway to Brush Hill Rd. just after crossing the Neponset River. From the eastern part of Boston, get to Mattapan Square and follow Brush Hill Rd south.
MBTAYou 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):
CarTake the Route 138 exit from Route 128/93N, and go north to Brush Hill Rd. Turn left using a right turn through a jug handle.
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You can turn around at Mattapan Square or Dorchester Lower Mills. The closest T station to most of the ride is Ashmont on the Red Line, but it is a hike.