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Bike Rides For Ordinary People
Community Bike Rides

Free Casual, Easy Paced Rides
In the Greater Boston Area

CCycling with Bike Ride For Oridnary Peopleycling is an activity that, at some level, we believe everyone should be doing.; whether it’s a leisurely ride on a bike path, a club ride, mountain biking, commuting or cross country touring. To encourage all people to get on their bike, we lead community bike rides under the name Bike Rides For Ordinary People.

Cycling With Us

Our rides are easy-paced, casual cycling that rolls at the pace of the group. No one is ever dropped and there is plenty of time for socializing before, during and after the ride.  Our goal is to help move people beyond the bike path. Our calendar is below.

If you are interested in getting involved or leading rides in your area, just send an email to bruce_lederer@bikeridesfop.org

Ride Calendar

Here are the rides we currently have scheduled.

We are happy to add other rides to this list. If you would like to add a ride, please use our Ride Submissions page.

Helmets Required, Steady Rain Cancels.

If it is unclear whether the ride will be a go or cancel, you can check here after 7:30am on the day of the ride.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Easter on the Charles

  • Easter Ride 2016Mileage: 20 miles
  • Terrain: Mostly Flat
  • Destination: Arlington, Cambridge, Boston and back (map)
  • Meeting Place: In front of the Kickstand Cafe at 594 Mass Ave in Arlington Center. It’s close to the intersection of Mass Ave and Pleasant St. (Route 60)
    Please park on the street, not in their lot.
  • Meeting Time: 9:45am Leave promptly at 10:00
  • Other Notes: Ride down the bike path, through Harvard Square and down to the Arthur Fielder statue by the Esplanade. Depending on the weather or the group, we may ride a little further.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Nashua River Trail Ride

  • Mileage: 23 miles
  •  Terrain: Gentle Rolling Hills
  • Destination: Shirley, Pepperell and Groton (map)
  • Meeting Place: Parking lot at the Ayer-Shirley Middle School
  • Meeting Time: 9:45am Leave promptly at 10:00
  • Other Notes: We’ll ride along quiet roads to Pepperell where we will pick up the Nashua River Rail Trail back to Ayer and then back to Shirley. Possible stops in Pepperell and Groton.

Sunday May 14, 2017

Sunday Morning Coffee Ride

  • Mileage:14 miles (map)
  • Terrain: Mostly Flat
  • Ride Leader: Bruce Lederer 617 710-1832 (cell)
  • Destination: Cambridge & Boston
  • Meeting Place: 52 Pleasant St, Cambridge (Bruce’s home). Park anywhere. Resident parking restrictions are not in effect on Sundays
  • Meeting Time: 9:45am Leave promptly at 10:00
  • Note: Boston’s Seaport District has gone through many changes in the past few years. We’ll explore the area and then head over to Haymarket and stop, see and snack at the Boston Public Market before heading back to Cambridge.

Saturday, June 4th, 2017

Bikes Not Bombs Bike-a-thon

  • Choose between 10 miles, 30 miles, 50 miles, or 80 miles. Then ride in solidarity with all riders returning on the same path for the rider after-party!
  • The distance between stops never exceeds 18 miles.
  • Marked routes, maps and GPS files available.As always, these roads will offer some of the most amazing cycling you’ll find anywhere in Eastern Mass!
  • All rides start and end in the SW Corridor park in front of the Stony Brook T Stop, near the corner of Boylston and Lamartine St. in Jamaica Plain. More information on their website.

Sunday, June 11th, 2017

Bicyles Battling Cancer

  • Location: Marlboro, MA
  • Contact: Robbin Price robbin.price@cancer.org
  • Description: Join the American Cancer Society’s Bicycles Battling Cancer on Sunday, June 11, 2017 for our scenic ride through Central MA and Southern NH. Riders of all levels welcome! Choose between three route options: 30, 70 or 100 miles along a well-supported ride. Together cyclists and volunteers come together to raise funds to help save lives and provide free programs and services to those facing cancer. You can register by visiting www.BicyclesBattlingCancer.org

Saturday, September 9, 2017 (tentative)

Tour de Streets – Presented by Livable Streets`

  • Time: 9am-2pm
  • Location: Lingo at Education First & North Point Park, Two Education Circle, Cambridge, MA 02141
  • Join us for our annual family friendly event and fundraising for LivableStreets. Choose between an urban ride, a kid-friendly route and a walk highlighting the Emerald Network. Then celebrate with a BBQ lunch, music and games.

Sept. 23-24, 2017

44th Annual Seacoast Century

  • Location: Hampton Beach State Park, 1 Ocean Blvd., Hampton, NH
  • Contact: Donna Hepp at dhepp3@gmail.com
  • Two days of great rides (100, 65, 50 and 25 miles) along the scenic New England coast.
  • Discounted fee for early registration is $50 for adults, $25 for 15 & under. One fee covers it all: two days of riding with well-stocked rest stops, rider support and mechanics, a Century tee shirt, a delicious bowl of soup and roll at the finish and a Bike EXPO on Saturday.
  • New this year! Our full Century route will feature a loop through Eliot, Maine along the Piscataqua River with an additional rest stop, and easy to follow inland loops in Rye and North Hampton. Also new, we’re planning special recognition for first-time Century riders and a few other surprises. If you want to sign up or have questions, check our club website .

Sunday, September 30th, 2017

Bike To Your Park Day

More details to come. In the mean time take a look at https://www.adventurecycling.org/resources/bike-your-park-day/.
M
aybe you would like to organizer your own ride