Click on the link below to view 700 cue sheets from throughout Massachusetts, provided by local cycling clubs and Bike New England
Over 4200 cycling tours and favorite bike routes are available on disk & online at the Bike New England site, including cycling routes in the Berkshires, the Massachusetts North Shore, Cape Cod, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Quebec, Nova Scotia, the Adirondacks, Lake Champlain, the Finger Lakes, and the Eastern Shore of Maryland, as well as cue sheets and route maps from cycling clubs from Virginia to Maine.
Direct online access: Permanent full page online access to the cue sheets directory is available for $15, allowing download of each individual page as a PDF document. This is a one-time payment for ongoing-access.
On Disk: For faster access, we recommend purchasing the entire directory on disk. $25.00 disk price includes a password giving you permanent direct access to the up-to-date online cue sheet directory.
Click on the bike icons to view rides and download cue sheets for over 200 rides in Massachusetts
Did you miss the North Shore Cyclists Blazing Saddles Century in August? Head up to Byfield, Mass and ride the great roads while the arrows are fresh!
This century ride with other distance options starts at Triton Regional High School, 112 Elm Street, Byfield, MA. Map to start
North Shore Cyclists is a recreational cycling club that hosts road bike rides in an area spanning from Wakefield MA into New Hampshire. Less than an hour away from downtown Boston, the maze of old roads on the North Shore offer great cycling through charming quiet communities, along the shore, through the Great Salt Marsh, and weaving through several state forests. Charles River Wheelmen (CRW) , a Boston-based cycling club, also leads rides in the area north of Boston, and the North Shore is home to Bike New England which publishes this blog.
The links below take you to the ride description, cue sheets, maps, and a RideWithGPS interactive map
Rides with start locations:
Minuteman Ride Andover MA
Rockingham County NH Haverhill MA
Ride to the Sea Georgetown MA
North Andover Ride North Andover MA
Newburyport from Hamilton Hamilton MA
State Forests cycling tour North Andover MA
Pigs Ponds and Potholes North Reading MA
Cycling north from Cushing Park Newburyport MA
Mothers Day Ride Beverly MA
Monday Night Ride Topsfield MA
Cycling Coastal New Hampshire Newburyport MA
Danvers Farm and Sea cycling Danvers MA
Nashua River Ramble
The Old Stone Walls Ride Ipswich MA
Cape Ann from Manchester Manchester by the Sea
Ballardvale Ride Andover, MA
Grub Sweat and Gears Topsfield
Ipswich to Boston Ipswich MA
Bagels and a BuffaloBoxford, MA
Blazing Saddles Century Triton School, Byfield, MA
North Shore Cyclists Saturday ride Boxford MA
Applecrest Farm Ride Amesbury MA
North to Great Bay Amesbury MA
Merrimack River Ride Newburyport MA
Cape Ann from Ipswich Ipswich MA
Salt Marsh Tour Ipswich MA
Coast of Hope Ipswich, MA
Salem from Ipswich Ipswich, MA
Riverside Cycles ride Newburyport MA
North Shore Tour de Cure Pingree School, Hamilton MA
Salem MA – Marblehead loop Salem Commuter Rail Station.
Ipswich Heritage Bicycle Tour Ipswich MA
CRW Spring Century Wakefield, MA
Crane Beach -Topsfield loop Ipswich MA
Plum Island Loop Rowley, MA
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My Bike Lane is a world-wide site where cyclists can snap photos of vehicles violating bicycle lanes and display their license plates online, along with personal commentary . Boston My Bike Lane has almost 20,000 posts, with several new ones being added each month. One of the most ironic posts a few years back was Mayor dedicates bike lane– Mayor Menino’s SUV parked in the bike lane while he was dedicating it. (He hasn’t made that mistake again.)
One of the worst violators may be Boston Cab. Here’s a YouTube video of a cab letting passengers out in bike lanes, almost “dooring” cyclists. The top offender (captured on camera three times) is a FedEx truck with license plate M96639
Massachusetts developed a State Bicycle Transportation Plan which identifies future and existing cross-state routes. Some follow US Bicycle Route (USBR) corridors and others are parts of proposed or existing rail trails. The Bicycle and Pedestrian Office and Department of Conservation and Recreation identified USBR 1 as their priority route and was scheduled to begin route development in 2011. For more information or to volunteer, email Josh Lehman, Bicycle-Pedestrian Program Coordinator.
This site is a service of Bike New England.
The Southeastern Massachusetts Bicycle Plan is a component of the 2012 Regional Transportation Plan. View an interactive Google Map of Bikeways in Southeast Massachusetts which displays the bicycling infrastructure component of the plan, including the South Coast Bikeway and the East Coast Greenway portions. These two bikeways are the most important bicycling infrastructure components in this region. For more information contact Adam Recchia at email@example.com
Alewife Brook Reservation is a 120-acre natural area that includes the Little River, wetlands, wooded upland and meadow area and two ponds. The reservation is adjacent to the MBTA Alewife Station at the northern terminus of the MBTA Red Line in Cambridge.
The linear open space that follows Alewife Brook through the towns of Arlington, Cambridge and Somerville, MA received funding for corridor improvement from the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation. A two-mile continuous walkway will connect to other existing bikeway and greenway facilities, including the Minuteman Bikeway and Fitchburg Cutoff Path. Gill Engineering designed a half-mile timber boardwalk that spans difficult terrain and wetlands areas and will be constructed of Ipe Brazilian hardwood and pressure treated Southern Yellow Pine. The natural structural components will blend, aesthetically, with the wooded riverbanks and create a pleasant walking experience for pedestrians. Visit the Friends of Alewife Brook Reservation site.
This site is a service of Bike New England.