North End to Bedford and Back

North End to Bedford and Back

This route is approximately 20miles each way, 40 miles roundtrip. Most of it is on the paved bike trails. It typically takes between 3 to 4 hours to complete.

Trip Itinerary

We will ride along Charles River on the Boston side.
We will cross over to Cambridge side before Harvard Square.
We will then head towards Fresh Pond and will take Fresh Pond bike trail to Alewife station in Cambridge.
We will hop on Minuteman Bike Trail at Alewife and will ride it through Arlington and Lexington to Bedford Depot.

Meeting Location

We will be meeting at the end of the Battery Street between Battery and Lincoln wharfs. See link below. 

https://maps.google.com/maps/myplaces?hl=en&ll=42.366479,-71.050558&spn=0.003424,0.013078&ctz=240&t=m&layer=c&cbll=42.366477,-71.050558&panoid=aANaZOfmJeKyKMPkl6OjAw&cbp=11,358.07,,0,-1.33&num=10&z=17

Route

Here’s a link to the route that we will be taking tomorrow. I couldn’t map it precisely but it’s pretty close.

http://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=Bedford+depot&daddr=42.3936417,-71.1580802+to:42.382984,-71.1407291+to:42.3810091,-71.139655+to:42.3813703,-71.1365765+to:42.37781,-71.13349+to:42.376382,-71.133452+to:42.375597,-71.1332442+to:42.373947,-71.1257271+to:42.373134,-71.1262721+to:42.3509648,-71.0975019+to:42.3678921,-71.0659082+to:357+Commercial+st+Boston+ma&hl=en&ll=42.394939,-71.15098&spn=0.060471,0.104628&sll=42.376807,-71.138041&sspn=0.015122,0.026157&geocode=FfZJiAIdSmjA-yFvUUTOJGTqfClJWxRoyJ7jiTFvUUTOJGTqfA%3BFSnghgIdwDbC-ykRBFxeu3fjiTEJObhzys4nLA%3BFYi2hgIdh3rC-ykll0lcdHfjiTFqMJQmq1heZQ%3BFdGuhgIduX7C-ylrEm8PdHfjiTEW1HpO97wddA%3BFTqwhgIdwIrC-ykbLx65c3fjiTEsTEBZBe9CKg%3BFVKihgIdzpbC-ynHYpzbcXfjiTG8w3Ohs_N8zw%3BFb6chgId9JbC-ympzc8tcHfjiTG4kRqq1CTHAA%3BFa2ZhgIdxJfC-ymFGZkecHfjiTEU2CJakqKn4A%3BFTuThgIdIbXC-ynjIfqjaHfjiTF6i7p0w0IUDw%3BFQ6QhgIdALPC-ynjIfqjaHfjiTF6i7p0w0IUDw%3BFXQ5hgIdYyPD-yk1lnJVAnrjiTEtUxKsCOWnWg%3BFZR7hgIdzJ7D-ykH7Ijfk3DjiTFzhQEyXioHCg%3BFVJ0hgIdhtjD-ymNaVk4jHDjiTGMWzT28PAIgA&dirflg=b&mra=dvme&mrsp=4&sz=16&via=1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11&t=m&lci=bike&z=14

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  • Rafiq A.

    Woohoo!!! I am ready for the trip!!!

    April 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for organising Kiril.

    Rafiq (and everyone else) - this is the bike trail I was talking about: http://www.atatrail.org/ It is 325 miles long in teh DC/Pittsburg area.

    April 29, 2013

  • Rafiq A.

    Thank you for organizing this Kiril! I had a great time!

    April 28, 2013

  • Kiril

    I uploaded the group photo to the site. Check it out when you have a chance.

    April 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    sorry...just checked the bike and i don't think it's road ready yet

    April 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Likely do about half

    April 26, 2013

    • Kiril

      Looking forward to meeting you tomorrow.

      April 26, 2013

  • Kiril

    April 26, 2013

  • Karen

    Maybe you could meet up with others on the other side of the river at an approximate time?

    April 26, 2013

    • Kiril

      We are meeting two riders at the Alewife station in Cambridge at 10-45 - 11am.

      April 26, 2013

    • Kiril

      You can join the group at the Alewife station at around 11am. Let me know if that works for you. Please remember to RSVP if you decide to ride with us. Thanks.

      April 26, 2013

  • Karen

    To meet at 10 am means I have to bike downtown at 9 am and wake up at 8am. Any chance we could start at 11 am sometimes?
    Perhaps at least 10:30. Thank you.

    April 26, 2013

    • Kiril

      Karen, 9 people signed up for the 10 am ride and we are not going to reschedule it last minute.

      April 26, 2013

    • Kiril

      We will be leaving North End shortly after 10am tomorrow.

      April 26, 2013

  • Karen

    PS. I am on the Boston side.

    April 26, 2013

  • Lisa

    Hi there - looking forward to this! So we meet at Battery Wharf?

    April 25, 2013

    • Kiril

      Yes, let’s meet at the end of the Battery Street between Battery and Lincoln wharfs.

      April 26, 2013

    • Kiril

      Here's a link to precise location: https://maps.google.co...­

      April 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    No longer able to make it Saturday! Hopefully next time

    April 25, 2013

    • Kiril

      See you next time.

      April 25, 2013

  • Rafiq A.

    Is it ok to show up at the meeting place without rsvp? I really want to attend, but I'm not 100% sure if its possible.

    April 25, 2013

    • Kiril

      Rafiq, go ahead and reserve. You can always opt out later. We will be leaving shortly after 10am.

      April 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am not familiar with the trail, but I'm assuming it would be ok with an older road bike.

    April 24, 2013

    • Kiril

      Maurice, old road bike should be ok. We will ride on the roads and on the paved bike trails.

      April 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Have plans already...may ride Sunday.

    April 24, 2013

  • Tyler

    I don't have a road bike, but just a hybrid.....Is that o.k.?

    April 24, 2013

    • Kiril

      Hi Tyler, thank you for joining! Hybrid is probably an ideal bike for this. We will ride on a few different paved bike trails and will go at an average speed of approximately 12 mph.

      April 24, 2013

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