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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 1,  2018

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, April 29, 2018

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, June 10, 2018

Sunday Morning Coffee Ride

  • Mileage:14 miles (map) UDATED ON JUNE 7
  • 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.

Sunday, June 10, 2018

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 10, 2018

Bicycles Battling Cancer

  • Start Location: Hillside School-Marlborough, MA
    404 Robin Hill St, Marlborough
  • Please join us for our 10th year on Sunday, June 10, 2018 as cyclists and volunteers come together to honor cancer survivors, raise awareness about reducing cancer risk, and raise money to help the American Cancer Society fight the disease. Riders can choose a 30, 50, 70 or a 100 mile route! Your participation allows the American Cancer Society to help people facing cancer today and find cures to end the disease tomorrow. Through sponsorship, and the fundraising efforts of our participants, we will finish the fight against cancer. All riders commit to a $300 fundraising minimum in addition to a low registration fee of $60. Get registered today! WWW.bicyclesbattlingcancer.org
  • Contact E-mail: michael.corrigan@cancer.org

August 11, 2018

The Point to Point, powered by VSECU

  • Start: Mount Ascutney, 400 Ski Tow Road, Brownsville, VT 05037
  • Ride Description: Formerly the Harpoon Point to Point, the Point to Point, powered by VSECU, is a fundraising event that benefits the Vermont Foodbank. The event includes cycling (riding) and running options. Riding options include 100-, 50-, and 25- mile road rides and a 20- and 10-mile trail bike ride. New this year, the Point to Point includes a half marathon. Visit http://www.thepointtopoint.org/
  • Contact Name: Leah Greenberg
  • Contact E-mail: info@thepointtopoint.org

Saturday, September 8, 2018

8th Annual Coast to the Cure NF Bike Ride

  • Location: Stage Fort Park, Hough Street, Gloucester, MA
  • Web site: https://nfnortheast.org/events/event/coast-cure-bike-ride-2018
  • The 8th Annual 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. READ MORE
    And new this year is our 40-mile route! All routes travel along Cape Ann’s shores and through Manchester-By-The-Sea, Beverly, Hamilton and Ipswich. The terrain includes rolling hills, long, sunny flats, and rural roads winding through the quaint towns of Boston’s North Shore. The 100-mile ride takes you further north through Georgetown, Amesbury and Newburyport. The 66 and 100-mile routes stay together until mile 28, so you can decide if you’re feeling strong enough to ride the 100 miles. The 100-mile route has 4 rest stops, the 66-mile route has 3 rest stops and the 24-mile route has 1 rest stop. Bicycle support will be provided. Proceeds from the bike ride benefit neurofibromatosis (NF). NF involves the uncontrolled growth of tumors along the nervous system and is a highly variable and progressive disorder. NF is not rare, it affects three times as many people as Cystic Fibrosis and Muscular Dystrophy combined. While not all NF patients suffer from the most severe symptoms, all NF patients and their families live with the uncertainty of not knowing whether they will be seriously affected one day. Your support will make it possible to invest in scientific research at the Center for Human Genetic Research at Massachusetts General Hospital. In addition, your generosity will make it possible for NF Northeast to help the many families dealing with neurofibromatosis by providing information and support. Registration fee = $75 (includes BBQ lunch from Baja Taco Truck and one beer from Newburyport Brewing Company) Fundraising minimum = $150 (excluding registration fee) AIM HIGH – Raise $250 or more by August 15 and receive the unique bike jersey with a brand new design for 2018 (while sizes and supply last)! https://nfnortheast.org/events/event/coast-cure-bike-ride-2018/

Saturday, September 8, 2018

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.

September 22, 2018

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 Wonderfund. Register today at http://wonderfund.kintera.org/faf/search/searchTeamPart.asp?ievent=1180349&team=6981793

Questions about the event can be directed to Mark Watson at 617-748-2368 or    mwatson@wonderfundma.org

Saturday September 29, 2018

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.
  • RSVP to at https://doodle.com/poll/v3kuzhqrwtbgvips  or just show up.

September 30, 2018

12th Annual Buzzards Bay Watershed Ride

  • Locations: Start lines from Sakonnet Point, RI; Horseneck Beach, MA; and Eastover Farm, Rochester, MA
  • Contact: events@savebuzzardsbay.org
  • Choose from three celebrated 100, 75, and 35-mile cycling routes that wind through farmland, coastal villages, cityscapes, cranberry bogs, and the back roads of Cape Cod to end with a waterfront finish line party in beautiful Woods Hole. Each cyclist is required to raise a minimum of $300 to support the Buzzards Bay Coalition’s work to protect our local environment. Team participation welcome and encouraged! www.savebuzzardsbay.org/ride