Favorite Rides

If you’re new to the Boston area or are just looking for a nice way to spend an afternoon, here are some of our favorite rides. They’re fun, scenic and some of them are even car-free! Stop and dock your bike along the way to enjoy the views and avoid usage fees.

Esplanade 2

This scenic stretch along the Charles River is a favorite among tourists and locals alike, with a car-free bike and pedestrian path.

Harbor 2

This public walkway and bike path follows the shoreline of Boston Harbor, providing a nice spot for parks, public art exhibits, cafés and more.

Cambridge Reel Ride

This special ride will take you past the locations of Cambridge’s lost theaters and sites immortalized on the big screens of Hollywood.

Southwest Corridor

Otherwise known as the Pierre Lallement Bicycle Path, this scenic route is cherished by commuters and visitors.

Emerald Necklace Website Photo

Located in the heart of Boston, the Emerald Necklace is a network of parks and green spaces that stretches from Back Bay, runs between Brookline and Jamaica Plain, through Roxbury to Dorchester.

Neponset River Greenway Website Photo

The Neponset River Greenway is a beautiful multi-use trail along the banks of the Neponset River in Boston and Milton.

East Boston Greenway Website Photo

The East Boston Greenway stretches 2.8 miles, connecting beautiful green spaces in East Boston, including Piers Park, Memorial Stadium, Bremen Street Park, Wood Island Marsh, and Constitution Beach.

Franklin Park Website Photo

Named after Benjamin Franklin, Franklin Park is the largest park within the Emerald Necklace.

Arnold Arboretum Website Photo

The Arnold Arboretum borders Jamaica Plain, Forest Hills, and Roslindale and boasts a 3.7-mile path with great cycling for all skill levels.

Northern Strand Community Trail Website

This eight-mile trail stretches all the way from Saugus, Massachusetts to Wellington Avenue in Everett. Grab a bike from a nearby station and enjoy a leisurely ride on this protected bike path.

Everett Riverwalk Website

Situated along the Malden River, this once inaccessible area was revitalized into an open green space open to the community. After opening to the public in June of 2019, the space offers protected bike and walking paths.