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Bicycling Boston Sept. 2007

A map of the cycling routes west of Boston

A map of the cycling routes west of Boston

In late September 2007 Michael Sharkey and Howie visited Boston for a taste of the cycling along the Charles River. We started in Somerville and biked to the science museum. Then headed west on the Boston side of the Charles. Another cyclist snapped a photo of the two of us at one of the bridges that serve the Charles River Paths along the river.

The ride west took us from Boston to Watertown and on to Waltham. We returned on the north side of the Charles with a stop at Harvard yard. Here is Michael in front of John Harvard’s statue and Howie at one of the gates before continuing along the Cambridge side of the river to our starting point. The river and Longfellow Bridge provided a nice backdrop for our ride.

The following day we cycled from Arlington along the Minuteman Commuter Bikeway to Lexington and continued on a mostly single track path to Concord. There we visited the Old North Bridge where the American Revolution began. Here’s a view looking back at the bridge.

Our return from Concord took us along the Battle Road Trail to Lexington then back to Arlington.

A map of some of the trails we explored is shown above.