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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 21,  2019

Status:The ride is on

Easter on the Charles

  • Mileage: 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, April 28, 2019 to be rescheduled

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 12, 2019 – Canceled due to forecast for rain
Note: This is a change from the original May 19 date)

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.

Friday – Sunday, May 31-June 2

Bike Travel Weekend on Martha’s Vineyard

Details coming soon

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Bikes Not Bombs Bike-a-thon

  • Choose between 10 miles, 30 miles, 50 miles, or 1000 miles. Then ride in solidarity with all riders returning on the same path for the rider after-party!.
  • 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.

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Tour de Streets – Presented by Livable Streets`

  • Time: 9am-2pm
  • Location: new location at Turtle Swamp Brewing on Washington Street in Jamaica Plain
  • Join us for our annual family friendly event and fundraising for LivableStreets.

September 14, 2019

9th Annual Coast to the Cure NF Bike Ride

  • Stage Fort Park, Hough Street, Gloucester, MA
  • The Coast to the Cure NF Bike Ride starts and finishes at Stage Fort Park, Hough Street, Gloucester, MA. To accommodate all level of riders, the Coast to the Cure Road Course offers FOUR routes of varying lengths: 24, 40, 66 and 100 miles. Proceeds from the bike ride benefit Neurofibromatosis Northeast and allows the organization to invest in scientific research and to help the many families dealing with neurofibromatosis by providing information and support. https://nfnortheast.org/events/event/coast-cure-bike-ride-2019/
  • Contact: Jennifer Brickley

September 14, 2019

Cycle for Life RI Ride

September 21, 2019

Rodman Ride for Kids

  • Foxborough MA
  • Please join Team Wonderfund in the 28th annual Rodman Ride for Kids on September 22, 2018. The ride features three route options of 25, 50, or 100 miles. The Rodman ride supports children at risk across the Commonwealth. The Wonderfund directly supports children in foster care with emergency aid and enrichment opportunities. Come celebrate a great day of riding with Team Questions about the event can be directed to Mark Watson at 617-748-2368 or    mwatson@wonderfundma.org

Saturday September 28, 2019

Ride to Your Park Day – We’re headed for the Concord Bridge

  • Mileage: 27.5 miles
  • Terrain: Gentle Rolling Hills
  • Destination: Arlington, Lexington, Bedford and Concord 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 or in the Municipal lot, not in the Kickstand Cafe lot.
  • Meeting Time: 9:45am Leave promptly at 10:00
  • Other Notes: We’ll ride the Minuteman Bike Path and along quiet roads to Concord with a stop at the Bridge and possibly in Concord center.

Saturday October 5, 2019

CF Cycle of Life – Massachusetts

Sunday October 6, 2019

Ride to Thrive

  • Location: Harvard, MA
  • Website: https://healinggardensupport.org/healing-garden-ride-to-thrive-5k-perennial-walk-2019/
  • Description: he Virginia Thurston Healing Garden Cancer Support Center, a 501c(3) non-profit organization based in Harvard MA. The Healing Garden is a provider of integrative oncology care in MA, offering cancer support programs immersed in 8 acres of serene woodlands in the heart of Harvard, MA. These services have been provided for nearly 20 years and can only be made possible through our donors Tand supporters.
    The Healing Garden’s Perennial Walk and Ride to Thrive on Oct 6th 2019, is our biggest fundraiser and brings together members of our extended community from volunteers to walkers, riders, corporate supporters and friends. The Walk/Ride is a full day of camaraderie, community spirit, and support for those affected by cancer. Riders pedal through miles of pastoral scenery in Nashoba Valley, and walkers take on a 3.5-mile hike passing farmland in beautiful Harvard, MA. The day ends in a celebration of food, music, and fun for the entire family.
    We hope that you will ride with us on October 6th to ensure that our services are here for all who need them now and in the future.
  • Contact: maddie@healinggardensupport.org

Sunday October 6, 2019

Buzzards Bay Watershed Ride

  • Location: Sakonnet Point, RI to Woods Hole
  • Cost: $50 registration fee, plus $300 fundraising minimum
  • Description Fully-supported event includes t-shirt, snacks, food truck lunch, post-ride party and dinner with wine & beer!
  • Contact: Deborah Hood, Event Manager, (508) 999-6363 x207, events@savebuzzardsbay.org
  • Experience the beauty and spirit of the Buzzards Bay area in autumn.
    Choose from three spectacular 100, 75, and 35-mile
  • Register: www.savebuzzardsbay.org/ride