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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.

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, May 6, 2018

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 3rd, 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.

Saturday, 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 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